The Crandell Theatre Continues to bring movie-fans an increasing roster of diverse offerings. This weekend, there are two matinees with Amores Perros playing on Saturday, and Mary Queen of Scots on Sunday. The feature for the week is The Favourite.
The gloves are off! A costumer drama unlike any other, that tied Roma with ten Oscar nominations. Backbiting, scabrous gossip, and palace intrigue flourish in early 18th century England, at war with France. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham arrives, Sarah is preoccupied with the politics of war, Abigail displaces her as the Queen’s companion. She will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. Olivia Colman won a Globe for her performance as Queen Anne. Also with Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos who gave us The Lobster.
Rated: R (for strong sexual content, nudity and language)
Directed By: Yorgos Lanthimos
Written By: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Runtime: 119 minutes
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Film4 and Waypoint
Friday, February 8 through Thursday, February 14, 2019:
Weekdays at 7:00pm
Saturday, February 9, at 3:00pm 5:15pm 7:30pm
Sunday, February 10, at 2:15pm 4:30pm 7:00pm
Amores Perros, aka Love’s a Bitch, the debut film from five time Oscar winner Alexandro Gonzalez Inarritu, tells three stories of life in the margins of Mexico City. Octavio is sharing an apartment with his brother, which leads to a serious problem when he falls in love with Susanna, his sister-in-law. Elsewhere, Daniel, a successful publishing magnate, leaves his family to take up with a beautiful model, Valeria. And finally, El Chivo is an elderly homeless man who is trying to contact his daughter, whom he hasn’t seen in years.
Rated: R (for violence/gore, language and sexuality)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Written By: Guillermo Arriaga Jordan
Runtime: 153 minutes
Saturday, February 9, 2019: 12:00pm
Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of charismatic Mary Stuart (Saorise Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the great Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). Rivals in power and in love, twin female regents in a masculine world, they must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones–and change the course of history. Written by Beau Willemon, who gave us House of Cards.
Rated: R (for some violence and sexuality)
Directed By: Josie Rourke
Written By: Beau Willimon
Runtime: 112 minutes
Studio: Focus Features
Sunday, February 10, 2019: 12:00pm
Chatham Film Club Members & Children $6.50
Non Members $7.50
Additional $2.00 fee for 3D
The Crandell Theatre
48 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037