Grab a drink and let’s go see a movie! Bring friends and some good conversation to discuss the film, its characters, the production and more. The Living Room Theater is the location of our weekly Monday meetup. Most movies they play are independent, foreign, artistic with an occasional blockbuster.
We meet Monday evenings to take advantage of their $5 Merry Monday Movie special. They have weekday showings of all their movies in the 7:00 hour, and those are the showings we’re shooting for. If you see something coming up there that you’d like to recommend as our Living Room movie of the week, message me or post it on the board by Wednesday the previous week
In Effie Gray, Emma Thompson peers boldly inside the forbidden realms of Victorian society through the true story of the marriage of Effie Gray and renowned art critic John Ruskin, courageously exposing a secret world of unrequited passion hidden behind the veil of an opulent public life. Set in an era when neither divorce, nor gay marriage were an option, Effie Gray is the story of a beautiful young woman coming of age, and finding her own voice in a world where women were expected to be seen but not heard. Within the lush environs of a world brimming with art, painting and high society and feverishly bucolic scenes of the Scottish countryside, Effie Gray explores the intricate relationship between sexual intolerance, repression and desire which continue to permeate society today. In this impeccably crafted period drama, Thompson delicately and incisively probes the marital politics of the Victorian Era, and beyond.
Director: Richard LaxtonCountry: UKGenre: DramaYear: 2015Run Time: 01:48:00imdb Score: 6.0/10 (358 votes)Language: EnglishRating: Not RatedCast: Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Greg Wise, Tom Sturridge, Claudia Cardinale”An unexpectedly entertaining movie about this marital disaster and Gray’s subsequent romance with the painter John Everett Millais.”
Peter Bradshaw – GUARDIAN
offers a thoughtful exploration of her story with Greg Wise’s cruel, callous Ruskin very much the villain of the piece, although he too is the victim of a suffocating mother (an excellent Julie Walters) unwilling to share her beloved son with anyone. Set in London, Venice and the wilds of Scotland,
is a very beautiful, elegant period drama.”
– DAILY EXPRESS
“The film generates potent, often claustrophobic drama while never losing our sympathy for the fragile, resilient Effie.”
Trevor Johnston – RADIO TIMES
AFI Silver 2014
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