Cinematique Presents: "The Innocents"

Sep 22, 2016

October 17-19
Monday & Tuesday: 7:00pm
& Wednesday: 4:00pm and 7:00pm
Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

Based on true events, director Anne Fontaine (Adore, Coco Before Chanel) presents a lesser seen side of war in this story of a young French Red Cross doctor who finds herself responsible for the health of seven pregnant Polish nuns in the aftermath of WWII. A non-believer, Mathilde, is woven into the lives of a convent, as nuns turn to her for emergency help in advanced stages of pregnancy. Mathilde enters the sisters' fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Rev. Mother. Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the new anti-Catholic Communist government, and facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their belief and traditions clash with harsh realities. (Runtime: 115, Rated NR)

“Shot in artful, quiet light (many of the frames look like elegant paintings), "The Innocents" is beautifully performed by its nearly all-female cast; each nun, even those unnamed, is given her own personality and story.” -Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

“Director and co-writer Anne Fontaine makes every shot and every exchange count in her tender but penetrating exploration of sisterhood in a brutal world.” -Matthew Lickona, San Diego Reader

For ticket information:
Call the Thalian Box Office
Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM
910-632-2285
310 Chestnut Street.

Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website.
Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee )
Advance ticket purchase available – no extra charge to purchase in advance by phone or in person at the Thalian Box Office.