Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name; THE BOOKSHOP is set in 1959, Florence Green (Emily Mortimer), a free spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop – the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England.
Isabel Coixet
Emily Mortimer Patricia Clarkson Bill Nighy
PG 1 hour, 53 minutes

9.07.189.20.18

THE BOOKSHOP

by Isabel Coixet

Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name; THE BOOKSHOP is set in 1959, Florence Green (Emily Mortimer), a free spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop – the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England.

Synopsis

Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name; ‘The Bookshop’ is set in 1959, Florence Green (Emily Mortimer), a free spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop – the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England.  Fighting damp, cold and considerable local apathy she struggles to establish herself but soon her fortunes change for the better.  By exposing the narrow minded local townsfolk to the best literature of the day including Nabokov’s scandalising “Lolita” and Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”, she opens their eyes thereby causing a cultural awakening in a town which has not changed for centuries.  Her activities bring her a kindred spirit and ally in the figure of Mr Brundish (Bill Nighy) who is himself sick of the town’s stale atmosphere.  But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies: she invites the hostility of the town’s less prosperous shopkeepers and also crosses Mrs. Gamart (Patricia Clarkson), Hardborough’s vengeful, embittered alpha female who is herself a wannabe doyenne of the local arts scene.  When Florence refuses to bend to Gamart’s will, they begin a struggle not just for the bookshop but for the very heart and soul of the town.


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With

Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Nighy

Director

Isabel Coixet

Run time

1 hour, 53 minutes

Released

August 24, 2018

Distributed by

Greenwich Entertainment

Country

United Kingdom, Spain, Germany

Hearing Assistance

Closed Captioning Available
Descriptive Audio Devices Available
Assisted Listening Devices Available

Showing

Sep 7 through Sep 20

Showtimes for the upcoming week are published on Tuesdays. Please check back for additional times as they are added.

pg
for some thematic elements, language, and brief smoking

Reviews

Jonathan Holland The Hollywood Reporter
John Anderson The Wall Street Journal
Jeanette Catsoulis The New York Times
Jonathan Holland The Hollywood Reporter

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