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2 films by Stephan Elliott (including EASY VIRTUE sneak preview!)


Saturday, May 9 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature:

Sneak Preview!
EASY VIRTUE, 2009, Sony Pictures Classics, 93 min. Dir. Stephan Elliott. The ‘20s have roared...the ‘30s have yet to swing. John Whittaker (Ben Barnes), a young Englishman, falls madly in love with Larita (Jessica Biel), a sexy, glamorous and free-spirited American woman (and car-racing champion!), and they marry impetuously. However when the couple returns to the family home, his mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) has an instant allergic reaction to her new daughter-in-law. Colin Firth is wonderfully droll as his hen-pecked fathewr who finally rebels. Larita tries her best to fit in, but fails to tiptoe through the minefield laid by her mother-in-law. A battle of wits ensues and sparks soon fly. This adaptation of Noel Coward’s play was shot entirely on location in the U.K. in magnificent stately homes including Flintham Hall in Nottingham; Englefield House near Reading in Berkshire; and Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire. NOT ON DVD

THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, 1994, MGM Repertory, 103 min. Dir. Stephan Elliot. Bernadette (Terence Stamp), Tick (Hugo Weaving) and Adam (Guy Pearce) each have reasons for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. Christening their battered tour bus "Priscilla," these wickedly funny "showgirls" head for the Australian Outback where their spectacular adventures are more than matched by their spectacular outfits. A fun and bawdy road-movie-cum-musical!

Discussion in between films with director Stephan Elliott.