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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

 

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theaters

 


APR 12, 2019
Cinema Art Theatre
Lewes, DE


APR 12, 2019
Living Room Theaters
Boca Raton, FL


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


APR 12, 2019
Shea 14
Phoenix, AZ


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


APR 12, 2019
Landmark Shattuck Cinemas
Berkeley, CA


APR 19, 2019
West Newton 6
West Newton, MA


APR 19, 2019
Glenwood Arts
Kansas City, KS


APR 19, 2019
Coligny Plaza
Hilton Head, SC


APR 19, 2019
Landmark Chez Artiste Theatre
Denver, CO


APR 26, 2019
Burns Court Cinema
Sarasota, FL


APR 26, 2019
Michigan Theater
Ann Arbor, MI


APR 26, 2019
Cinema Arts Centre
Huntington, NY


APR 26, 2019
Landmark Nickelodeon Theatre
Santa Cruz, CA


APR 26, 2019
Landmark Aquarius Theatre
Palo Alto, CA


MAY 3, 2019
Cedar Lee
Cleveland, OH


MAY 3, 2019
The Fleur Cinema
Des Moines, IA


MAY 3, 2019
Plimoth Cinema
Plimoth, MA


MAY 3, 2019
The Wilmette Theater
Wilmette, IL


MAY 3, 2019
Neon Theater
Dayton, OH


MAY 9, 2019
Megaplex Jordan Commons
Sandy, UT


MAY 9, 2019
Megaplex The District
South Jordan, UT


MAY 9, 2019
Megaplex Legacy Crossing
Centerville, UT


MAY 9, 2019
Megaplex Thanksgiving Point
Lehi, UT


MAY 10, 2019
Avon Cinema
Providence, RI


MAY 10, 2019
Osio Cinemas
Monterey, CA


MAY 10, 2019
AMC Seattle 10
Seattle, WA


MAY 10, 2019
Aperture Cinema
Winston Salem, NC


MAY 10, 2019
Landmark Spectrum 8
Albany, NY


MAY 10, 2019
Landmark Main Art
Detroit, MI


MAY 10, 2019
Avon Theatre
Stamford, CT


MAY 10, 2019
Capitol Cinema
Aberdeen, SD


MAY 10, 2019
Capitol Cinema
Aberdeen, SD


MAY 10, 2019
Theatre N
Wilmington, DE


MAY 10, 2019
3 Below
San Jose, CA


MAY 10, 2019
Sebastiani Theater
Sonoma, CA


MAY 10, 2019
Premiere Gadsden
Gadsden, AL


MAY 10, 2019
Premiere Seneca 8
Seneca, SC


MAY 10, 2019
Regal 13 Avenue Warren
Wichita, KS


MAY 10, 2019
Tropic Cinema
Key West, FL


MAY 10, 2019
Senator Theatre
Baltimore, MD


MAY 10, 2019
GQT Quality 16
Ann Arbor, MI


MAY 10, 2019
GQT Randall 15
Batavia, IL


MAY 10, 2019
GQT Savoy 16
Savoy, IL


MAY 10, 2019
GQT Hamilton 16
Noblesville, IN


MAY 13, 2019
Tryon Theater
Tryon, NC


MAY 16, 2019
Historic Everett Theater
Everett, WA


MAY 17, 2019
Cinemapolis
Ithaca, NY


MAY 17, 2019
Fine Arts Theatre
Asheville, NC


MAY 17, 2019
Broadway Metro
Eugene, OR


MAY 17, 2019
Grandin Theater
Roanoke, VA


MAY 20, 2019
Mary Pickford 14
Cathedral City, CA


MAY 24, 2019
Salina Art Center
Salina, KS


MAY 24, 2019
Strand Theatre
Rockland, ME


MAY 24, 2019
Polk Theatre
Lakeland, FL


MAY 24, 2019
Normal Theater
Normal, IL


JUN 1, 2019
The Screening Room Cinema & Café in Amherst
Buffalo, NY


JUN 7, 2019
Capitol Theater
Rome, NY


JUN 29, 2019
Strand Capitol Theater
York, PA

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