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Their Finest

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Sunday, May 28 @ 5:00 pm
Thursday, June 1 @ 8:00 pm
$9.75 - $11.75
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The Cabot
286 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915 United States

The year is 1940, London. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use “a woman’s touch,” the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin’s natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin). Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Dunkirk rescue starring the gloriously vain, former matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy). As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and their colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.

Wall Street Journal – “Their Finest is one of the smartest, funniest and most surprising movies I’ve seen in years.”

New York Times – “Love and laughter flow so naturally in Their Finest that it is almost (almost) easy to forget there’s a war on.”

Los Angeles Times – “Genial and engaging with a fine sense of humor, it makes blending the comic with the serious look simpler than it actually is.”

Boston Globe – “At its best, which is often, Their Finest… manipulates appearance and reality, relief and recognition, with exquisite finesse. As befits a film about making films.”

Rated R. Run time 1 hour 50 minutes.