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British film series — Secrets and Lies

December 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Clouds and sun pattern the sky over the Clark Art Institute.
Photo by Kate Abbott

When Hortense (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), a Black optometrist who was adopted as a child, begins the search for her birth mother, she doesn’t expect that it will lead her to Cynthia (Brenda Blethyn, winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s best actress award), a lonely white factory worker whose tentative embrace of her long-lost daughter sends shock waves through the rest of her already fragile family.

Born from a painstaking process of rehearsal and improvisation with a powerhouse ensemble cast, Secrets & Lies lays bare the emotional fault lines running beneath everyday lives.

An expert observer of unembellished humanity, writer-director Mike Leigh reached new levels of expressive power and intricacy with this exploration of the deceptions, small and large, that shape our relationships.

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Date:
December 14, 2023
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Event Location

Clark Art Institute
225 South Street
Williamstown, MA
413 458 2303

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