January 25 – 31
Early 18th century England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way
Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos / 2018 / US, UK, IRE / 120 min
“Lanthimos’ renegade deviltry turns a period piece into a bawdy, brilliant triumph. Expect Oscar to bow down to Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and the mighty Olivia Colman as Queen Anne for bringing a #MeToo punch to 18th-century British politics.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“A Restoration comedy filtered through this director’s eccentric, modern sensibilities is what The Favourite most resembles – witty, profane, sexually explicit, improper in the extreme, a comedy of manners without any manners at all.” – Bob Mondello, NPR
“The real fun here is in the three central performances, each of which threatens to steal the film.” – Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
SCREENING: FRI 1/25 9:00PM; SAT 1/26 6:30PM; SUN 1/27 2:30PM; TUE 1/29 4:00PM; WED 1/30 7:00PM; THU 1/31 4:00PM
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.