“Forgive me if I wander a little this evening, for I have been all day employ'd in a very abstract Poem and I am in deep love with you—two things which must excuse me.”
THIS FEBRUARY: We are expressing our ever growing devotion to our loyal audience through the lost art of letter writing. The Paradise Presents LOVE LETTERS: Cinema of Correspondence. Calling all Valentines for seven love stories that breed, build, or break in hand written notes.
FIRST LOVE BURNS BRIGHTEST. We end our series with the love story that perhaps inspired the most iconic love letters of all time. Join us for Academy-Award winner Jane Campion's delicate portrait of the romance of John Keats and Fanny Brawne- 2009's BRIGHT STAR.
In 1818, high-spirited young Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) finds herself increasingly intrigued by the handsome but aloof poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw), who lives next door to her family friends the Dilkes. After reading a book of his poetry, she finds herself even more drawn to the taciturn Keats. Although he agrees to teach her about poetry, Keats cannot act on his reciprocated feelings for Fanny, since as a struggling poet he has no money to support a wife.
(Courtesy of TVA Films)
Monday February 26th, 8 PM/7:30 PM Doors
General Admission $12.50 | Student/Senior (with valid ID) $10.00 plus HST + eventbrite fees
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