MWPAI Film Series: The Favourite

Sinnott Family - Bank of Utica Auditorium
MWPAI Film Series
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2 and 7:30 pm

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018, United States, Rated R, 120 min.

Set amid the outrageous aristocratic excesses of 18th century royals, The Favourite is a dark yet comic story about three hugely commanding women jockeying with raw abandon for love, favor and power. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving at court. A frail Queen Anne (Academy Award winner Olivia Colman), who has given birth to 17 infants but has no living heir, occupies the throne; her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz), an expert strategist and powerful personality, governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and capricious temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm and intelligence catch Sarah’s attention, and she makes Abigail her protégé. Ambitious to get ahead, Abigail finds ways to make herself valuable to the Queen, and soon grows into a dangerous rival to Sarah. Abigail will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.

Open Caption Wednesdays
Both Wednesday screenings will feature Open Captions (subtitles) for the benefit of our deaf or hearing-impaired guests. Please be aware that this service is not always available from the film distributor, but will be provided whenever possible.

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Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening.

  • Admission:
    $6 MWPAI Members
    $8 General Admission
    $4 Students
    Free for PrattMWP Students
  • Film Passbooks that don't expire:
    10 discounted admissions are available
    at the Performing Arts Ticket Office:
    $55 for MWPAI Members
    $75 for General Admission

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