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Venus

To honor the late great Peter O'Toole (1932-2013), the Pratt screens one of his gems, Roger Michell's 2006 comedy-drama Venus.

As a pair of aging veteran actors, Maurice (O'Toole) and Ian (Leslie Phillips) spend their days cataloging their ills in a local cafe until the arrival of Ian's grandneice (newcomer Jodi Whittaker, later to star in Attack the Block and Broadchurch) interrupts their quiet routine. An invigorated Maurice takes the girl under his wing, and while showing her around London, realizes too late how little he really knows about the life he's led.

The outstanding cast also features Vanessa Redgrave as O'Toole's ex-wife and Richard Griffiths (The History Boys, Pie in the Sky, the Harry Potter films). The script is by Hanif Kureishi (My Beautiful Laundrette).

Directed by Roger Michell, 2006, 95 min., rated R.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:00pm

Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Event Type

Films

Age Group

Adults

Compass Category

Films at the Pratt

Website

http://calendar.prattlibrary.org

Cost

Free

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William Schwab left a negative review 3/15/2014

Not too good - I could see why this was his last movie

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