Darkest Hour
Showings
Rafael 2Thu, Oct 5 7:15 PM Not Available
 
Rafael 3Thu, Oct 5 7:16 PM Not Available
 
Rafael 1Fri, Oct 6 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Film Info
Category:Big Nights
Section:World Cinema
Country:UK
Year:2017
Running Time:114 min.
Language:English
Director:Joe Wright
Producer:Tim Bevan
Screenwriter:Anthony McCarten
Cinematographer:Bruno Delbonnel
Editor:Valerio Bonelli
Cast:Gary Oldman
Kristin Scott Thomas
Lily James
John Hurt
Print Source:Focus Features
Note Writer:Zoë Elton
Description

OPENING NIGHT (October 5)
TRIBUTE TO KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS (October 6)

Director Joe Wright’s (Pride and Prejudice, MVFF 2005) Darkest Hour is absolutely gripping. Gary Oldman’s brilliant performance drives this story of Winston Churchill’s rise to power both as Prime Minister and as architect of the push against what seemed like the imminent, inevitable Nazi invasion of Britain—not to mention their utter domination of Europe—in World War II. Bullishly immune to his unpopularity amongst his fellow politicians, Churchill is aided and abetted by assistant Elizabeth (Lily James, Downton Abbey), and by his wife: Kristin Scott Thomas, impeccably arch as Clementine Churchill, her charm and insightfulness making her the ultimate ally of the man who had the full weight of the world on his shoulders. In this pivotal situation, this audacious, controversial, and visionary leader must navigate the backstage wheeling and dealing, the political maneuvering, and power plays in a seemingly untenable, unwinnable moment in history. As he does: Oldman’s Churchill is forceful, antagonistic, humorous, bombastic, eloquent—and unstoppable

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Tribute to Kristin Scott Thomas at Oct 6 screening

Our Tribute program will feature an onstage conversation with Kristin Scott Thomas, a screening of Darkest Hour, and the presentation of the MVFF Award. Join us after the program for a celebratory reception at Il Fornaio in Corte Madera.


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Additional Information

Joe Wright was born to a family of puppeteers, and grew up in the theater his parents founded, The Little Angel Theatre in Islington, London. Wright studied Fine Art, Film, and Video at Central St Martin’s College of Art. After college, he worked on music videos and short films leading to several acclaimed miniseries for the BBC, including Nature Boy, Bob and Rose, Bodily Harm, and Charles II. Wright’s acclaimed and multi-awarded films include Pride & Prejudice (2005), Atonement (2007), The Soloist (2009), Hanna (2011), Anna Karenina (2012), and Pan (2015). Darkest Hour marks Wright’s seventh feature-length film.