ELLSWORTH — The Grand will continue its weekly “Awards Season” series with a viewing of “The Favourite” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 14 and 1 p.m. Friday, March 15 at 165 Main Street.
England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah Churchill governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail Masham arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. With Nicholas Hoult and Mark Gatiss. (2018. UK. 1hr, 59min. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. R.)
Tickets for this general admission presentation are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors/students (15 and under) and $6 Grand members (as well as Matinee screenings). For more information on this or other Grand events, please call the box office at 207-667-9500, visit The Grand website at www.grandonline.org or follow The Grand on Facebook.