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Chic & You: The Film Series

Marie Antionette

  • Thursday July 14 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Free for members and students* • $15 Non-Members

  • *Register with .edu email address or present Student ID

  • In English • Glass of bubbles included

  • On-site • 54 W. Chicago Ave.

Description

Put your best foot forward when we roll out the red carpet for you with the chic-est film series in Chic-ago! A flute of bubbles included. Enter a chance to win a getaway one-night stay at the Sofitel at each screening!


Marie Antoinette (2006, Sophia Coppola, English, 123 min)

Even now, Marie Antoinette’s timeless fashion luxe legacy lives, re-invented through the vision of American director Sofia Coppola.

“It’s become almost a rite of passage to pose as the ill-fated Queen in a double-page spread. Most recently, Kylie Jenner had the pleasure in Harper’s Bazaar, but many—Rihanna, Ali Wong, Nicki Minaj, just to name a few—have come before her” - Town & Country

Based on the real life of Queen Marie Antoinette during the years leading up to the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette is a 2006 historical drama film directed by Sophia Coppola and stars Kirsten Dunst as the fun-loving, teenage queen. The fourteen year old girl is sent to France to marry the future King Louis XVI in order to create a much needed alliance between her home country of Austria and France. She brings along her trusty companion, “Mops” the pug, for the long voyage. L’Autrichienne will learn to defy the stricture of court life at Versaille with exuberance, before meeting her tragic destiny.

Kirsten Dunst does a phenomenal job portraying the raw and deep emotions Marie Antoinette would have felt during her time as queen. The costumes made by the talented Milena Canaonero shown in the film are true to her style: “ the Queen dressed the part, committing as wholly to white cotton dresses as she did to formal gowns back at the palace”

“It’s been well over 200 years since she met her fate at the guillotine, dressed in virginal white—flawless clothing she’d managed to acquire despite spending the previous nine months in a cell—determined to make a final, lasting sartorial impression. And it’s lasted. She’s an icon, in the truest sense: her image is instantly recognizable, ripe for visual iteration. - Town & Country

*Students with IDs on-site / .edu addresses online. High school, college, or university.

About Kirsten Durnst

In 1994, she made her breakthrough performance in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), alongside such stars as Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. Her performance earned her a Golden Globe nomination, the MTV Award for Best Breakthrough Performance and the Saturn Award for Best Young Actress. In 1995, she was named one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People. Over the next few years, she made a string of hit movies including Little Women (1994), Jumanji (1995) and Small Soldiers (1998).

After moving to Los Angeles with her family she went on to land roles in such films as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), the romantic comedy Wimbledon (2004), and in Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown (2005). She also played the title character in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette (2006). - IMBD

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