Romantic Drama Comes to Sunrise
"Elegy" will be showing at the Sunrise Theater in Southern Pines from Thursday, Nov. 6, through Sunday, Nov. 9. This romantic drama has been compared with "The Lovers" and "Last Tango in Paris."
Ben Kingsley stars as an aging divorced professor with a string of affairs in his past. Penelope Cruz stars with him as the young Cuban-migr' student he seduces. This backfires on him in that his usual "love 'em and leave 'em" modus operandi is ruined by his increasing love for this beautiful young woman. Blended into this, and perfectly reflected in Kingsley's strong features, are his anxiety about aging and the fear of losing his 30-years-younger paramour.
This film is based on the novel, "The Dying Animal," by Philip Roth. It brings a welcome change of pace to the usual youth-obsession of so many current movies. The San Francisco Chronicle says, "The screenwriter resists the temptation to tie everything up neatly. You leave the couple reluctantly, like old friends you hope to hear from soon." This film was nominated for The Golden Berlin Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.
"Elegy" is rated "R," and runs for 1 hour 48 minutes. Evening showings are at 7:30 PM, $7 for adults. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday are at 2:30 PM and are $6 for adults. Buttery popcorn, snacks, adult beverages and soft drinks may be purchased in the lobby.
For further information, contact the Sunrise Theater, 250 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines or at (910) 692-3611, or www.sunrisetheater.com.
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