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Their Finest

June 17–25
No show Wed., June 21 (See LIVE! at The Colonial: Richard Thompson), No show Friday, June 23 (for NTL: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead)

Directed by Lone Scherfig, 110 min R, (for language and a little sex)

The year is 1940, London. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use “a woman’s touch,” the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin’s natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin). Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Dunkirk rescue starring the gloriously vain, former matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy). As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and their colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.

“Love and laughter flow so naturally in “Their Finest” that it is almost (almost) easy to forget there’s a war on.” —Manohla Dargis, New York Times

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