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about the film

 

Louise Brooks, the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn’t break, epitomized the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. But, just a few years earlier, she was a 15 year-old student in Wichita, Kansas for whom fame and fortune were only dreams. When the opportunity arises for her to go to New York to study with a leading dance troupe, her mother (Victoria Hill) insists there be a chaperone. Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern), a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise (Haley Lu Richardson) to New York for the summer.  

 Why does this utterly conventional woman do this? What happens to her when she lands in Manhattan with an unusually rebellious teenager as her ward?  And, which of the two women is stronger, the uptight wife-and-mother or the irrepressible free spirit?  It’s a story full of surprises—about who these women really are, and who they eventually become.

 Based on Laura Moriarty’s beloved New York Times best-selling novel, “The Chaperone” reunites the writer (Oscar-winner Julian Fellowes), director (Michael Engler) and star (Elizabeth McGovern) of “Downton Abbey” for an immersive and richly emotional period piece. The film also stars Campbell Scott, Geza Rohrig, Miranda Otto, Robert Fairchild, and Blythe Danner.

 

CAST

Elizabeth McGovern
Norma

Haley Lu Richardson
Louise Brooks

Victoria Hill
Myra Brooks

Géza Röhrig
Joseph

Miranda Otto
Ruth St. Dennis

Blythe Danner
Mary O'Dell

Campbell Scott
Alan Carlisle

Andrew Burnap
Floyd

Robert Fairchild
Ted Shawn

Matt McGrath
Raymond

Jayne Houdyshell
Sister Delores

Jonathan Walker
Leonard Brooks

 

FILMMAKERS

Directed by
Michael Engler

Screenplay by
Julian Fellowes

Based On The Book by
Laura Moriarty

Producers
Victoria Hill
Rose Ganguzza
Kelly Carmichael
Elizabeth McGovern
Greg Clark
Luca Scalisi
Andrew Mann

Executive Producers
Rebecca Eaton
Simon Curtis
Julian Fellowes
Karin Catt
Eli Selden
Adam Shulman

Co-Executive Producer
Jon Levin

Co-Producer
Jolian Blevins

Director of Photography
Nick Remy Matthews

Production Designer
Andrew Jackness

Editor
Sofia Subercaseaux

Costume Designer
Candice Donnelly

Choreography by
John Carrafa

Music Producer
Andy Ross

Music Supervisors
Randall Poster
Meghan Currier

Music by
Marcelo Zarvos

Casting by
Kerry Barden
Paul Schnee

 
 
 
 

PROMOTIONAL PARTNER

 

Viking was founded in 1997 with the purchase of four ships in Russia. Designed for discerning travelers with interests in science, history, culture and cuisine, Chairman Torstein Hagen often says Viking offers guests “the thinking person’s cruise” as an alternative to mainstream cruises. In its first three years of operation, Viking has been rated the #1 ocean cruise line in Travel + Leisure’s 2016, 2017 and 2018 “World’s Best” Awards. Viking currently operates a fleet of 68 vessels, offering scenic cruising on rivers and oceans around the world. In addition to the Travel + Leisure honors, Viking has also been honored multiple times on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List” as well as recognized by Cruise Critic as “Best Overall” Small-Mid size ship in the 2018 Cruisers’ Choice Awards, “Best River Cruise Line” and “Best River Itineraries,” with the entire Viking Longships® fleet being named “Best New River Ships” in the website’s Editors’ Picks Awards.

theaters

 


March 29, 2019
Landmark Theaters
New York, NY


April 5, 2019
Laemmle Royal
Los Angeles, CA


April 5, 2019
Laemmle Town Center 5
Encino, CA


April 5, 2019
Laemmle Playhouse 7
Pasadena, CA


April 5, 2019
Regal Westpark 8
Irvine, CA


April 5, 2019
Regency Rancho Niguel 8
Laguna Niguel, CA


APR 12, 2019
Cinema Art Theatre
Lewes, DE


APR 12, 2019
Living Room Theaters
Boca Raton, FL


APR 12, 2019
Orpheum Theater
Chatham, MA


APR 12, 2019
Paseo Camarillo
Camarillo, CA


APR 12, 2019
Landmark E Street Cinema
Washington, D.C.


APR 12, 2019
Landmark Kendall Square Cinema
Boston, MA


APR 12, 2019
Landmark Renaissance Place 5
Highland Park, IL


APR 12, 2019
Landmark Plaza Frontenac
St. Louis, MO


APR 12, 2019
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
Atlanta, GA


APR 12, 2019
Landmark Edina Cinema
Minneapolis, MN


APR 12, 2019
Shea 14
Phoenix, AZ


APR 12, 2019
Palm Desert 10 Cinemas
Palm Desert, CA


APR 12, 2019
Camelot
Palm Springs, CA


APR 12, 2019
Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema
San Francisco, CA


APR 12, 2019
Landmark Shattuck Cinemas
Berkeley, CA


APR 12, 2019
Smith Rafael Film Center
San Rafael, CA


APR 12, 2019
Summerfield Cinemas
Santa Rosa, CA


APR 12, 2019
Regal Arbor 8 at Great Hills
Austin, TX


APR 12, 2019
Regal Fox Tower 10
Portland, OR


APR 12, 2019
Prado Stadium 12
Bonita Springs, FL


APR 12, 2019
Movies of Delray
Delray, FL


APR 12, 2019
Movies of Lake Worth
Lake Worth, FL


APR 12, 2019
The Classic Gateway Theatre
Ft Lauderdale, FL


APR 12, 2019
Tampa Theater
Tampa, FL


APR 18, 2019
Liberty Hall
Lawrence, KS


APR 19, 2019
Landmark Ken Cinema
San Diego, CA


APR 19, 2019
Silverspot Cinema
Naples, FL


APR 19, 2019
Marco Movies
Marco Island, FL


APR 19, 2019
Beach Theater
Fort Myers, FL


APR 19, 2019
Town Hall Theater
Wilton, NH


APR 19, 2019
West Newton 6
West Newton, MA


APR 19, 2019
Dedham Community Twin
Dedham, MA


APR 19, 2019
Old Greenbelt Theater
Greenbelt, MD


APR 19, 2019
Cinema Arts Center
Fairfax, VA


APR 19, 2019
Glenwood Arts
Kansas City, KS


APR 19, 2019
OKC MOMA
Oklahoma City, OK


APR 19, 2019
Ballantyne Village
Charlotte, NC


APR 19, 2019
Terrace Theater
Charleston, SC


APR 19, 2019
Coligny Plaza
Hilton Head, SC


APR 19, 2019
Pittsford Cinema 9
Rochester, NY


APR 19, 2019
Landmark Magnolia
Dallas, TX


APR 19, 2019
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Ft Worth, TX


APR 19, 2019
Regal Downtown West 8
Knoxville, TN


APR 19, 2019
Regal High Ridge 8
Albuquerque, NM


APR 19, 2019
Landmark Chez Artiste Theatre
Denver, CO


APR 19, 2019
Vine Cinema
Livermore, CA


APR 19, 2019
Laemmle Claremont
Claremont, CA


APR 26, 2019
Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
Philadelphia, PA


APR 26, 2019
Gateway Film Center
Columbus, OH


APR 26, 2019
Silverspot Cinema
Chapel Hill, NC


APR 26, 2019
Burns Court Cinema
Sarasota, FL


APR 26, 2019
Michigan Theater
Ann Arbor, MI


APR 26, 2019
Raleigh Playhouse
Beckley, WV


APR 26, 2019
Liberty Theater
Camas, WA


MAY 3, 2019
Cedar Lee
Cleveland, OH


MAY 10, 2019
Civic Theatre
Allentown, PA


MAY 10, 2019
Avon Cinema
Providence, RI


MAY 10, 2019
Osio Cinemas
Monterey, CA

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