'Bright Star' Plays at Sunrise
The SunFlix movie series presents "Bright Star," a Cannes Film Festival nominee, based on the true story of the romance between the English romantic poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne.
The film was written and directed by Jane Campion ("The Piano"), and plays Thursday, Nov. 19, through Monday, Nov. 23, with showings weekdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. "Bright Star," which runs around 120 minutes, is rated PG for thematic elements, some sensuality, brief profanity and incidental smoking.
The film's official Web site provides the following synopsis: London 1818: a secret love affair begins between 23-year-old English poet, John Keats (Ben Whishaw), and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish), an outspoken student of high fashion. This unlikely pair begins at odds. He thinks she is a stylish minx, while she is unimpressed, not only by his poetry, but also by literature in general.
However, when Fanny hears that Keats is nursing his seriously ill younger brother, her efforts to help touch Keats and when she asks him to teach her about poetry he agrees. The poetry soon became a romantic remedy that works not only to sort their differences, but also to fuel an impassioned love affair.
The Sunrise Theater is located at 250 NW Broad St. in Southern Pines. Tickets for the evening shows are $7 for adults, $6 for matinees. Refreshments, including beer and wine, are available. All Sunrise Theater movies are commercial-free.
For more information, contact the theater at (910) 692-3611 or www.sunrisetheater.com.
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