"Following the artistic success of A ROOM WITH A VIEW and MAURICE, Merchant Ivory produced their third adaptation of an E.M. Forster novel, HOWARDS END, and it's still one of their most lavish and beloved films to date, earning nine Academy Award nominations and winning three (including Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress for Emma Thompson).
Delving into issues of romance, infidelity, and class inequality, HOWARDS END tells the story of Margaret (Thompson), an upper-class English intellectual who becomes engaged to a wealthy widower, even as her sister begins a scandalous affair with a member of the lower classes. What transpires is a simmering series of feuds, driven by passion, jealousy, and hypocrisy, all centering on the house known as Howards End.
Visually elegant and textured, and featuring a top-notch cast led by Academy Award winners Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, and Vanessa Redgrave, HOWARDS END is one of the great period dramas of cinema. Newly remastered in 4K and 5.1 surround sound, the film looks and sounds better than ever, providing the perfect opportunity to revisit this masterpiece on the big screen.
Your ticket purchase includes three servings of tea and the following treats:
Cheddar Horseradish Puffs
Truffled Deviled Eggs
Goat Cheese & Raspberry Tart
Presented in partnership with The Green Chair Project, a local nonprofit and the ONLY full furnishings provider for people emerging from homelessness, crisis and disaster in Wake County. TGCP takes donations of furniture and home goods and repurpose them into a curated shopping experience for families and individuals in need. Some of the donations they receive (like fancy china teacups!) are offered for sale in their public Shop - which helps cover about 25% their operating costs. The teacups at Afternoon Tea showings were purchased from The Green Chair Project Shop, and are helping to provide furniture and a sustainable home for Wake County neighbors in need."