LOVING HIGHSMITH

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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 1 Fri, Oct 14 1:30 PM
Chauncey -Theater 1 Fri, Oct 14 4:00 PM
Chauncey -Theater 2 Fri, Oct 14 7:30 PM
Chauncey -Theater 3 Fri, Oct 14 10:15 PM
Chauncey -Theater 1 Sat, Oct 15 1:30 PM
Chauncey -Theater 1 Sat, Oct 15 4:30 PM
Chauncey -Theater 1 Sat, Oct 15 7:00 PM
Chauncey -Theater 1 Sun, Oct 16 1:30 PM
Chauncey -Theater 2 Sun, Oct 16 4:30 PM
Chauncey -Theater 1 Sun, Oct 16 7:30 PM
Chauncey -Theater 1 Mon, Oct 17 4:30 PM
Chauncey -Theater 1 Mon, Oct 17 7:30 PM
Chauncey -Theater 1 Tue, Oct 18 4:30 PM
Chauncey -Theater 2 Tue, Oct 18 6:45 PM
Chauncey -Theater 2 Wed, Oct 19 4:30 PM
Chauncey -Theater 2 Wed, Oct 19 7:30 PM
Chauncey -Theater 1 Thu, Oct 20 4:30 PM
Chauncey -Theater 3 Thu, Oct 20 7:30 PM
Series Info
Series:New Release Films
Reel Representation
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:83 minutes
Director:Eva Vitija
Year Released:2022
Production Country:Switzerland
Germany
Language:English
German
French

Description

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"A valuable addition to the larger record of the author’s enigmatic life, rather than a comprehensive chronicle itself."—Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

"Highsmith’s former flames draw a compelling portrait of underground life in the mid 20th century."—Elizabeth Weitzman, The Wrap

"A fascinating look at a woman who rightly said she didn't write mysteries but about love."—Peter Rainer, FilmWeek

Loving Highsmith is a unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith, based on her diaries and notebooks and the intimate reflections of her lovers, friends, and family. Focusing on Highsmith's quest for love and her troubled identity, the film sheds new light on her life and writing.

Most of Highsmith's novels were adapted for the big screen; the best known of these are Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Carol, a partly autobiographic novel, was the first lesbian story with a happy end in 1950s America. But Highsmith herself was forced to lead a double life and had to hide her vibrant love affairs from her family and the public. Only in her unpublished writings she reflected on the ever-present subject for herself.

Excerpts from these notes voiced by Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Top of the Lake), beautifully interwoven with archive material of her and her most famous novel adaptations, create a vivid, touching portrait of one of the most fascinating female writers.