A Room With a View

Aug 20 Rhinebeck




Read the book, then watch the movie! Sunday August 20th at 1pm, Upstate Films Theater and Oblong Books & Music – Rhinebeck co-present this screening, followed by a book discussion.
Adapted from the 1908 novel by E.M. Forster, James Ivory’s film about a young woman in Edwardian England is full of grace and passion for its characters.

Set in Italy and England, the story is both a romance and a critique of English society at the beginning of the 20th century. A Room With a View finds Lucy (Helena Bonham Carter), a proper young British lady, facing a dilemma — should she marry the safe, nerdish Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis), or opt for the unpredictability of the charismatic George (Julian Sands) whom she met on a tour of the continent? A thoroughly entertaining adaptation, the costumes, sets, and ambiance are dazzling. And with fine acting from a cast that includes Maggie Smith, Rupert Graves, and Judy Dench, there’s not a false note in this charming masterpiece. In English and Italian with subtitles.

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(UK / 1985 / Directed by James Ivory)
R / 1 hr 57 mins.