FAREWELL, MY QUEEN marks the return of acclaimed director Benoît Jacquot and brilliantly captures the passions, debauchery, occasional glimpses of nobility and ultimately the chaos that engulfed the court of Marie Antoinette in the final days before the full-scale outbreak of the Revolution. Based on the best-selling novel by Chantal Thomas, the film stars Léa Seydoux as one of Marie’s ladies-in-waiting, seemingly an innocent but quietly working her way into her mistress’s special favors, until history tosses her fate onto a decidedly different path. With the action moving effortlessly from the gilded drawing rooms of the nobles to the back quarters of those who serve them, this is a period film at once accurate and sumptuous in its visual details and modern in its emotions. — (C) Cohen Media Group trailer
Mark your calendars now for a very special event. Thursday, December 6 at 7:30pm the Kentucky Theatre in conjunction with the Library of Congress presents Mary Pickford’s 1926 classic SPARROWS. Christel Schmidt, editor of Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies (co-published by the Library of Congress and the University Press of Kentucky) will present the program and sign copies of her book. Admission is $8 and advance tickets are on sale on-line by clicking on the button on the right.
And keep watching this space for updates on our upcoming film festival.