'THE FAVOURITE' coming to the Gem Theatre

By Contributor
April 25th, 2019

Mark your calendar for our upcoming film, THE FAVOURITE at the Gem Theatre in Grand Forks.

Please note that there will be an afternoon, as well as an evening, showing this month, Tuesday, April 30th.

We expect a larger than usual attendance to this film and recommend you either attend the afternoon show or show up before 6:45 p.m. for the evening show. Members will be guaranteed seating prior to 6:45 pm. 

Be warned that THE FAVOURITE is not your conventional historical drama. 

With its acid-tongued wit and blunt physical comedy, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite is anything but a typical stuffy period drama. This acerbic award-winning film depicts the bitter rivalry between Abigail Masham (Emma Stone) and Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) as they compete to influence an increasingly unhinged Queen Anne (Olivia Colman, who took home the Oscar for this performance) during her early 18th-century rule. While based on real historical events, the film certainly indulges in the sensational. As TIME’s film critic Stephanie Zacharek puts it in her, “this period drama or comedy, depending on your mood, is sort-of based on fact, gorgeous to look at, and features a trio of marvellous performances.”

PLEASE NOTE: This film is rated “R” (for strong sexual content, nudity and language).


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