Women in Film & Video members have been invited to an advanced screening of FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS next Wednesday at the Landmark E St. Cinema. If you are interested in attending the screening, please click here to download your passes.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 7 PM
Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
Directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen), Florence Foster Jenkins tells the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The film celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere. The voice Florence (Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Grant), managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall, St Clair realized he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew.