THE HANDMAID’S TALE
April 28 @ 9:30 pm
“It is a story of surrogate motherhood run amok in a society dominated by iron-fisted pulpit thumpers turned fascist militarists.” – Washington Post
“As visions of a hellish, dehumanizing future go, this one could never be mistaken for a man’s. With its devilish attention to polite little touches, its abundant bitchiness … The Handmaid’s Tale is a shrewd if preposterous cautionary tale that strikes a wide range of resonant chords.” – The New York Times
In a futuristic, theocratic and dystopian United States, Offred (Natasha Richardson) is forced to become a handmaid — a sexual slave that serves as a surrogate for couples who desire children but who are unable to have them themselves. She works for the cold Serena (Faye Dunaway) and her cruel husband, the commander (Robert Duvall). Offred is in love with the commander’s chauffeur Nick (Aidan Quinn) and must find a way to bear a child before she is shipped off to the wastelands.
Dir. Volker Schlondorff. 1990. 108 min.
Stick around after the film! Each ticket is redeemable for $2 off any drink at the bar.