may, 2019

This is a repeating event

17may4:00 pmRED JOAN4:00 pm est

Time

(Friday) 4:00 pm

Event Details

Biography | Drama | Romance 101 min. R 2018

Director: Trevor Nunn
Stars: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes, Ben Miles, Tereza Srbova

Judi Dench stars in the true story of a retired widow arrested for being a spy. Flashbacks reveal the dramatic events that shaped her life and beliefs.

Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) is a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when, shockingly, the British Secret Service places her under arrest. The charge: providing classified scientific information—including details on the building of the atomic bomb—to the Soviet government for decades. As she is interrogated, Joan relives the dramatic events that shaped her life and beliefs: her student days at Cambridge, where she excelled at physics while challenging deep-seated sexism; her tumultuous love affair with a dashing political radical (Tom Hughes); and the devastation of World War II, which inspired her to risk everything in pursuit of peace. Based on a sensational true story, Red Joan vividly brings to life the conflicts—between patriotism and idealism, love and duty, courage and betrayal—of a woman who spent a lifetime being underestimated while quietly changing the course of history. Sophie Cookson stars as the young Joan Stanley.

 

Lindsey Shapiro has captured an intriguing piece of hidden history, showcasing women’s strengths and the overlooked roles they played during the world’s most turbulent times of war. —Film Threat

A good old-fashioned British spy thriller.—The Hollywood Reporter

You sense that this woman has spent a lifetime not saying things, and that all she wants is to quietly be allowed to fade away. —The Seattle Times

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