Award Season Film: The Favourite (Friday Matinee)

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Date(s) - 3/15/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Grand

On Thursday March 14th at 6:00 pm and a special captioned matinee on Friday, March 15th at 1 pm, The Grand continues its weekly “Awards Season” series of recent Award-winning and nominated films sponsored by H&R Block of Ellsworth and Bucksport, presented on the giant Coastal Eye Care with a film featuring the 2019 Best Actress Oscar-winning performance- “The Favourite.” This 2019 Best Picture Oscar-nominee takes place in the early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman, in a performance that won this year’s Best Actress Oscar) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz who was also nominated this year in the Best Supporting Actress Oscar category) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham (Emma Stone also nominated in the Best Supporting Actress Oscar category this year) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. With Nicholas Hoult and Mark Gatiss. (2018. UK. 1hr, 59min. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. R.) Tickets for this General Admission presentation are $8 for Adults, $7 for Seniors/Students (15 and under) and $6 Grand Members (as well as Matinee screenings). For more information on this or other Grand events, please call the box office at 207-667-9500 or visit The Grand website at or follow The Grand on Facebook.

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