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Films & Schedules - MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS


Sun, Feb 9, 2014
at 6:30 PM (CANCELLED)
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Sat, Feb 15, 2014
at 12:30 PM (Cinema 21 (small theaters))
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Mon, Feb 24, 2014
at 8:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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This sumptuous historical drama provides a riveting psychological portrait of the woman who became a pawn in the 16th-century conflict between Protestants and Catholics. As a child, Catholic Mary (Camille Rutherford) is sent to France to marry the future king. After his premature death, she returns to Scotland and, to her regret, marries Lord Darnle. In love with the Earl of Bothwell, the two plot Darnle’s demise. When her life is thrown into political turmoil after Darnle’s death, Mary seeks help from her Protestant cousin, Elizabeth I, the queen of England—who, threated by her rivalry, has Mary imprisoned and, after 18 years, beheaded. Rather than focusing on dramatic incident, Imbach takes a personal look at British royal tragedy and the story of a woman haunted by expectations and torn between romance and duty. (120 mins.)

Filmography: Happiness is a Warm Gun (01), Lenz (06), I Was a Swiss Banker (07).

In French and English.

Sponsored by the Consulate General of Switzerland, San Francisco, and the Hotel deLuxe.

Note: The Sunday 2/9 screening is cancelled. Tickets can be refunded or exchanged for another film. Please call our Advance Ticket Outlet between the hours of noon and 6 p.m. at 503-276-4310 (closed Sunday 2/9).

Interests: Narrative Feature, History.

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