Thursday 4 May 2023 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown
In 19th-century Ireland, painfully shy butler Albert Nobbs (Glenn Close) hides an incredible secret: He is really a she. Terrified that someone will discover her identity, Albert keeps a very low profile, until the arrival of Hubert Page (Janet McTeer) registers a sea change in Albert’s life. Hubert is also secretly a woman and has managed to find a partner who helps her maintain her masquerade. Hoping to find a similar arrangement, Albert begins wooing a hotel maid (Mia Wasikowska).
ALBERT NOBBS is based on a story by George Moore (1852-1933), an Irish realist writer who may have known some real-life parallels in Dublin. Close starred in a stage production of a play based on the book in 1982, and spent years trying to make it into a film. In addition to her starring role, Close is also a producer and co-writer with John Banville.
The 2011 drama/romance film received several accolades for Close and McTeer’s performances. It will be screened on Thursday 4 May 2023 at 7.30pm in the Killara Centre, Camperdown. Rated R 1hr 53min.
$10 entry for guests or $30 for a 3 x film membership subscription. The entry fee includes supper and refreshments after the screening.
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