By Caryn James | James on Screens March 4, 2013 at 9:46AM
UPDATE: This event is now at capacity, but stand-by tickets will be available that night. To reserve stand-by, please email: gingerandrosascreening92y@
I'm so happy to invite all of you to this: a free preview screening at 92nd St. Y of Ginger & Rosa, one of my favorite films this year, followed by a conversation with the amazing director Sally Potter. (March 12th at 8:15 at 92Y.)
The film, a sell-out hit at this year's New York Film Festival, stars Elle Fanning as Ginger and Alice Englert as Rosa, best friends in 60's ban-the-bomb London. It is one of Potter's most emotionally moving and accessible works, a story that combines friendship, politics, love, and coming-of-age, with an amazing cast. Alessandro Nivola plays Ginger's romantic, save-the-world but emotionally treacherous father, Christina Hendricks (Joan from Mad Men) is her thwarted-artist mother, and Oliver Platt, Annette Bening and Timothy Spall are neighbors.
Potter, of course, is best known for her sumptuous, playful adaptation of Virginia Woolf's Orlando, the film that made Tilda Swinton a star. I know from the Film Festival that Potter has fascinating things to say about Ginger & Rosa, her personal connection to it, and her versatile, extremely independent career.
I hope you'll join us. Follow this link for details and to reserve tickets (go ahead as if you're buying tickets and you'll see the price is $0.) Even though they're free, thanks to A24 Films, they are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so the sooner you reserve the better!