Cinematique Presents: "What Maisie Knew"
A contemporary and gripping reimagining of Henry James' novel starring Julianne Moore and Alexander Skarsgård, What Maisie Knew tells the story of a captivating little girl's struggle for grace in the midst of her parents' bitter custody battle. Told through the eyes of the title's heroine, Maisie navigates this ever-widening turmoil with a six-year-old's innocence, charm and generosity of spirit. An aging rock star and a contemporary art dealer — Susanna and Beale are too self-involved even to notice their neglect and inadequacy as parents; their fight for Maisie is just another battle in an epic war of personalities. As they raise the stakes by taking on inappropriate new partners, the shuffling of Maisie from household to household becomes more and more callous, the consequences more and more troubling. (Rated R. 1 hr, 38 mins)
“What Maisie Knew packs a surprising emotional punch, one that stays with you for a while when the movie's over. ” - Seattle Times