Director: Autumn de Wilde
2020, 124 minutes, Digital, PG
3/8/2020 2:00 PM – OC
3/15/2020 3:00 PM – OC
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Bill NighyIn the Auditorium
Distributor: Focus Features
Guest Speaker Saturday, March 7 after the 5:00 pm screening of EMMA.
Dr. Fiona Brideoake
Assistant Professor of Literature, American University
Fiona Brideoake is an Assistant Professor of Literature at American University. She specializes in eighteenth-century British literature and culture, Jane Austen, and the history of sexuality. She is the author of The Ladies of Llangollen: Desire, Indeterminacy, and the Legacies of Criticism (Bucknell University Press, 2017).
Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.
“A largely faithful and unchallenging adaptation, beautifully staged and sharply acted by a cast adept at balancing wit and romance.” – Caryn James, The Hollywood Reporter