Jane Eyre (2011) + Wuthering Heights (2011) [double feature]
Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, March 9-11, 2014:
2011, UK/USA, 120 minutes, 35mm, Focus Features
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
Screenplay by Moira Buffini
Based on Charlotte Brontë's novel
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Jamie Bell, Holliday Grainger, Sally Hawkins, Amelia Clarkson
Sun: 8:00 pm; Mon/Tue: 7:30 pm
"Using Brontë's text as the basis for an inquiry into free will versus servitude, Fukunaga mounts a subtly shaded, yet emotionally devastating, examination of what it really means to choose one's own way."
- Karina Longworth, Village Voice
"Cary Joji Fukunaga has reanimated a classic for a new generation, letting 'Jane Eyre' resonate with terror and tenderness."
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Wasikowska is the revelation here -- her wary, intelligent face tells us volumes about this abused but unbowed young woman. But the small roles are also beautifully cast."
- Dana Stevens, Slate
"In its superbly spare execution, the newest adaptation of Jane Eyre is both faithful to Charlotte Brontë's classic and distinctively original."
- Claudia Puig, USA Today
PLUS, on the same program:
2011, UK, 129 minutes, 35mm, Oscilloscope Laboratories
Directed by Andrea Arnold
Screenplay by Andrea Arnold & Olivia Hetreed
Based on Emily Brontë's novel
Starring Kaya Scodelario, James Howson, Oliver Milburn, Solomon Glave, Shannon Beer, Paul Hilton
Sun: 5:30 pm; Mon/Tue: 9:50 pm
"Arnold has been successful in reimagining the story's archetypal emotions in the story, bringing it closer to its passionate elements."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Arnold, a director of uncommon originality, attacks our very notion of what a costume drama should look like. The result is neither dainty nor remotely refined: It's an animalistic, mud-splattered howl of torment."
- Jeannette Catsoulis, NPR
"...Utterly absorbing, [Arnold] has created something lasting and beautiful, the kind of film that is entirely engaging."
- Amanda Mae Meyncke, Film.com
"I love this movie, and love the way it burrows through an English-lit classic to deliver a sensory, kinetic experience that's true to the book but also entirely different."
- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
This is a double feature:
your ticket admits you to BOTH films!
(You may also just see one film if you'd prefer)
Screening formats: 35mm
New Beverly Cinema (View)
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036