Ammonite runs from Monday, November 16th thru Wednesday, November 18th. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 2p and 7pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre. Runtime: 2h. Rated R.
In 1800s England, acclaimed but unrecognized fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) works alone on the rugged Southern coastline. With the days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now searches for common fossils to sell to tourists to support herself and her ailing mother. When a wealthy visitor entrusts Mary with the care of his wife Charlotte Murchison (Saoirse Ronan), she cannot afford to turn his offer down. Proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, Mary initially clashes with her unwelcome guest, but despite the distance between their social class and personalities, an intense bond begins to develop, compelling the two women to determine the true nature of their relationship.
“Lingering and irrevocably alluring, Ammonite is a spectacular excavation of Mary Anning's forgotten life.” Emily Maskell, Flip Screen
“Francis Lee's forbidden-love story in 1840s England is vital and austere, not unlike the fossilized sea creature that gives the film its title and poignant symbol.” Peter Howell, Toronto Star
Reserved Seating only. Temperature checks required for entry. Masks required until seated. For ticket information, call the Thalian Box Office, Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM, 910-632-2285.