Darkest Hour

Schedule

Sunday, Nov. 12 at 6:00pm

During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of newly appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award® nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement”) and co-starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, and Ben Mendelsohn, “Darkest Hour” is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill’s courage to lead changed the course of world history. The Guardian writes: “This is not so much a period war movie as a high-octane political thriller: May 1940 as ‘House of Cards,’ with the wartime Prime Minister up against a cabal of politicians who want to do him down.”

2017
114 min.

Directed by

Joe Wright

Country

U.K.

Film Category

International Spotlight Studio Spotlight

Subject

Politics War

Genre

Biopic Historical Drama
With an introduction by Timothy Riley, curator of the National Churchill Museum in Fulton, MO.

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