The Chaperone


Saturday, Nov. 10 at 12:30pm
Tivoli Theatre

Based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel, “The Chaperone” reunites the writer (Julian Fellowes), director (Michael Engler), and star of “Downton Abbey.” Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous early 1920s, “The Chaperone” — the first feature film from PBS’s beloved “Masterpiece” anthology series — is a period drama that is at once a coming-of-age tale and classic mystery. A Kansas woman (Elizabeth McGovern, “Downton Abbey,” “Ragtime”) is forever changed when she chaperones a beautiful and talented 15-year-old dancer named Louise Brooks (Haley Lu Richardson, “Split”) — future star of the silent classics “Pandora’s Box” and “Diary of a Lost Girl” — to New York for the summer. One of them is eager to fulfill her destiny of dance and movie stardom; the other is on a mission to unearth the secrets of her past.

108 min.

Directed by

Michael Engler


Australia U.K. U.S.

Film Category

International Spotlight


Cinema Dance


Biopic Historical Drama Mystery

Sponsored by

Cynthia A. Prost