When: Thu., May 2, 6-8 p.m. 2019
First-time director Josie Rourke presents a fresh view of the northern queen by embracing her ambitions and attributing her downfall to devious men spreading lies. Mary (Saoirse Ronan) stands as a bold leader and devout Catholic, bound by duty and compromised by gender. Her power is thwarted by the men around her until she is forced to abdicate. Scriptwriter Beau Willimon takes advantage of each historical intrigue and backroom deal to give Mary’s story a slight modern feminist touch. Rated R.