Film: The Bookshop
September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On the Coastal Eye Care screen
$8 Adults, $7 Seniors/Students, $6 Grand Members General Admission
(2018. UK. 1 hr, 53 min. Directed by Isabel Coixet. PG.) Co-sponsored by Blue Hill Books in honor of National Banned Books Week. England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.
Blue Hill Books will be on hand in the lobby, selling copies of both Penelope Fitzgerald’s international best-seller and the banned books featured in the film.
“★★★½ …gentle, charming.”
Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times
“Its subversive undercurrent, embodied in fine performances by Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy, is what makes it really interesting.”
Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
2018 GOYA AWARDS – WINNER – BEST PICTURE
2018 GOYA AWARDS – WINNER – BEST DIRECTOR
2018 GOYA AWARDS – WINNER – BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
BERLINALE FILM FESTIVAL 2018 – OFFICIAL SELECTION, BERLINALE SPECIAL GALA