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The marriage of Princess Diana (Kristen Stewart) and Prince Charles (Jack Farthing) has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting; Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be profoundly different. From director Pablo Larraín (Jackie, Ema), and also featuring Sally Hawkins and Timothy Spall, Spencer is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days.

The Thursday, November 4, 5:10 screening is for members only. 

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)

"One of the most dazzling on-screen transformations of the year"
Owen Gleiberman, Variety
"Thrillingly gutsy, seductive, uninhibited filmmaking"
Robbie Collin, Telegraph
"Stewart is...inspired casting"
Nicholas Barber, BBC.com
"A haunting reimagining"
Monica Castillo, RogerEbert.com


Lecture & Discussion: Spencer and the Biopic - Subverting the Form

Thursday, Nov. 18 2021, 7:00

Watch Spencer at our Theater Beginning Nov. 4 and then Join Us for a Class

Join us for a deep dive into Pablo Larrain's new film Spencer which explores and reimagines a pivotal weekend in Princess Diana's enchanted, yet tragic life. We'll use this film's radical approach to the biopic as a jumping-off point for a wider exploration of the biopic storytelling form. The screenplay will be our main focus, but the discussion will take us to all other aspects of the craft including performance, cinematography, sound, and music. 90 min.

The class takes place at the JBFC’s Media Arts Lab, 405 Manville Road.

About the Lecturer:

Rob Morton has over a decade of experience as a screenwriting instructor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He attended NYU graduate film school in the mid-to-late '90s where he wrote and directed numerous award-winning short films. Prior to that, he earned a degree in film history and cinema studies at Hobart College. He joined the Jacob Burns Film Center as a screenwriting instructor in the fall of 2012.

Tickets: 20 (members), 25 (nonmembers)

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