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A Very British Scandal
August 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PDT
MODERATED BY ANNE SEWITSKY (Director)
Screening Link available upon Registration
YouTube Live Stream Q&A
Tuesday, August 9, 12:00PM (PT)
A Very British Scandal focuses on the divorce of the Duke (Paul Bettany) and Duchess of Argyll (Claire Foy), one of the most notorious, extraordinary, and brutal legal cases of the 20th Century. Famed for her charisma, beauty, and style, Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, dominated the front pages as a divorcee featuring accusations of forgery, theft, violence, drug-taking, secret recording, bribery, and an explicit polaroid picture all played out in the white-hot glare of the 1960s media. A Very British Scandal turns this scandal inside out in order to explore the social and political climate of post-war Britain, looking at attitudes toward women, and asking whether institutional misogyny was widespread at the time. As her contemporaries, the press, and the judiciary sought to vilify her, Margaret kept her head held high with bravery and resilience, refusing to go quietly as she was betrayed by her friends and publicly shamed by a society that reveled in her fall from grace.
TV16+ | 60mins
Nathan Barr is an Emmy-winning composer who has received critical acclaim for his unmatched versatility. Barr scores Hulu’s The Great; BBC/Amazon Studios’ A Very British Scandal, for which he just received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Or Anthology Series; and Netflix’s mini-series Halston and Hollywood, the latter having earned Nathan an Emmy Award for Best Main Title Theme. His hallmark adaptability has led him to score a diverse roster of some of television’s biggest shows including FX’s The Americans, which earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music, and Netflix’s Hemlock Grove, for which he earned his second Emmy nomination for the main title theme. Other notable credits include HBO’s Emmy-winning series, True Blood; Alan Ball/Amazon Studios’ coming-of-age drama Uncle Frank; the hit Amblin Entertainment/Universal Pictures family-horror film The House with a Clock in its Walls; and more. Upcoming projects include Warner Bros’ horror film Salem’s Lot, directed by Gary Dauberman; season 2 of Amazon Studios / Legendary’s Carnival Row; the FX drama limited series The Patient; and Lionsgate’s sci-fi film Borderlands.
Anne Sewitsky is a Norwegian American filmmaker, currently living in Norway. Anne’s debut film Happy Happy won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2011 and was Norway’s Academy Award entry the same year. Her two next films Homesick and Sonja; The White Swan also premiered in the main competition in Sundance in 2016 and 2019 respectively. Anne was co-creator and showrunning director of NRK’s most ambitious and expensive show to date, psychological thriller Monster, which was released by Starz in the US in January 2018. Anne directed the critically acclaimed season 2018 finale of Netflix’s Black Mirror, starring Miley Cyrus – New Yorker review below – as well as the pilot of Mary Law’s Monsterland for Annapurna and Hulu, starring Kaitlyn Dever. On the feature side, Anne is attached to direct Bill Wheeler’s White Night, for producer Anne Carey and Film Nation, based on the non-fiction memoir Seductive Poison by Deborah Layton — Layton’s unflinching account of her years as one of Jim Jones’s most trusted confidantes and her efforts to bring the Jonestown massacre to the attention of the US government. Anne has most recently directed the BBC / Amazon limited series A Very British Scandal, starring Claire Foy and Paul Bettany, which was released on the BBC on Boxing Day 2021.
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Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Tuesday, August 9, 10 minutes before Q&A start.
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