New Meetup: "Bright Star" - Limited Release Movie at Prytania Theatre

From: Rose
Sent on: Sunday, January 10, 2010 4:53 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The New Orleans British Culture Meetup Group!

What: "Bright Star" - Limited Release Movie at Prytania Theatre

When: Saturday, January 23,[masked]:45 PM

The Prytania Theatre
5339 Prytania Ave. [one block off Jefferson Ave.]
New Orleans, LA 70115

Presented by New Orleans Film Society & the Prytania Theatre

Written and directed by Academy Award winner Jane Campion (The Piano), Bright Star is a riveting drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) and Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish), which was cut short by Keats' untimely death.

London, 1818 - a secret love affair begins between 23-year-old English poet John Keats and girl next door, Fanny Brawne, an outspoken student of fashion. This unlikely pair started at odds; he thinking her a stylish minx, she unimpressed by literature in general. But when Keats's younger brother falls ill John and Fanny are drawn together. Keats, touched by Fanny's efforts to help care for his brother, agrees to teach her poetry. By the time Fanny's alarmed mother (Kerry Fox) and Keats's best friend Charles Armitage Brown (Paul Schneider) realize their attachment, the relationship had an unstoppable momentum.

Directed by Jane Campion. UK/Australia/France. 2009. 119 min.

3:15 PM
Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St.

NOFS members* $6, general admission $8
Visit the Prytania's website or box office to purchase tickets.

****(Might be a good idea to purchase online in advance in case it sells out.) Let's meet inside the lobby for 2:45 so we can get seats together.******

Thanks to our member Wendy Hajjar for letting us know about this opportunity.

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