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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements


2017, Joel Hopkins, UK, 103 min.
With Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson

Show Times

  • Fri, Jul 19th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jul 19th 6:15pm
  • Sat, Jul 20th 5:15pm
  • Sat, Jul 20th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Jul 21st 3:15pm
  • Mon, Jul 22nd 6:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 23rd 8:15pm
  • Wed, Jul 24th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Jul 25th 8:15pm
Chicago premiere!

"Keaton is terrific, and it's sweet and airy and so unhurried you really feel like you've had a nice afternoon in the long grasses and cool breezes on the edge of the city."—Jason Solomons, The Wrap

"A pleasant rattle of a film that makes fine use of its likable leads—Keaton’s oddly regal klutziness matches well against Gleeson’s gruff moral rectitude—and an appealing setting...Overall, the lively, unfussy HAMPSTEAD goes down easy."—Bilge Ebiri, The New York Times

Following in the nimble footsteps of NOTTING HILL and THE LADY IN THE VAN, this amiable romantic comedy features lovely London locales, odd-couple obstacles, a dash of social relevance, and peerless performances by old pros Keaton and Gleeson. Emily Walters (Keaton) is an American expat facing recent widowhood and dwindling finances in the gentrifying West London suburb of Hampstead, whose hilly Heath offers spectacular views of the city below. Her bossy friend (Lesley Manville of PHANTOM THREAD) fixes her up with a glutinous accountant, but Emily's eye is caught by Donald (Gleeson, whose character is loosely based on headline-grabbing hobo Harry Hallowes), a nonconformist squatting self-sufficiently in a shack on the Heath. When property developers set out to evict Donald, Emily takes up the fight ("Save the Shack!")…and finds herself attracted by more than the justice of his cause. DCP digital widescreen. (MR)

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