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Promising Young Woman

Opens on April 22

Director: Emerald Fennell Run Time: 113 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2020

Starring: Adam Brody, Alison Brie, Carey Mulligan, Sam Richardson

Country: United Kingdom, United States
Language: English

Screening as part of Awards Season Weekend at the Center.  Passes include reserved seating at all in person screenings and the watch party for the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony on April 25.

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 “As stylish and fun as its portrait of gender relations is dire… Fennell’s stylish and acerbic writing and direction bring harmony to the film”

– Pat Brown for Slant Magazine

About the film:

Premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2020. Earned three nominations at the 2021 Film Independent Spirit Awards and five nominations at the 93rd Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Directing, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actress for recent Golden Globe winner Carey Mulligan.

From visionary director Emerald Fennell comes a delicious new take on revenge.

Everyone said Cassie was a promising young woman… until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story.

About the filmmaker:

Emerald Fennell is a darkly comic screenwriter, director, actor, and novelist whose candid storytelling subverts expectations. She premiered her directorial debut Careful How You Go in the Shorts Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and in 2019, she was nominated for two Emmy Awards for her work as head writer and executive producer on season two of Killing Eve. Her most recent novel, the adult horror Monsters, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal. She scripted a modern musical adaptation of Cinderella with Andrew Lloyd Webber that is expected to open in 2021, and Warner Bros.’ DC Films tagged her to write the upcoming live-action Zatanna film.

Also an acclaimed actress, Fennell currently plays Camilla Parker Bowles on The Crown. She acted on stage while studying English at Oxford University, and had roles in the Academy Award–nominated films Anna Karenina, The Danish Girl, and Albert Nobbs as well as the BAFTA-winning series Call the Midwife.

Hear from Fennell and Carey Mulligan, who plays antiheroine Cassie, on their sensational film Promising Young Woman in an interview with Kate Aurthur and Matt Donnelly for Variety.

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