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Hopkins Film Center

Wuthering Heights

wuthering heightsFriday January 18
* 7 pm, Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center

General admission $7 ▪ Dartmouth ID/Children 12 & under $5
Tickets on sale 45 minutes before show time at the theater

This sweepingly old-fashioned tale of family, class, and romance is director Andrea Arnold's bracingly modern take on the classic novel by Emily Brontë. An epic love story that spans childhood well into the young adult years, the film follows Heathcliff, a boy taken in by a benevolent Yorkshire farmer, Earnshaw. Living in Earnshaw's home, Heathcliff develops a passionate relationship with the farmer's teenage daughter, Cathy, inspiring the envy and mistrust of his son, Hindley. When Earnshaw passes away, the now-grown characters must finally confront the intense feelings and rivalries that have built up throughout their years together. Arnold's film is a beautiful and evocative visual piece of storytelling that brings out the powerful emotions at the heart of Brontë's classical novel, resulting in a viscerally affecting love story. It is told in an excitingly fresh and distinct way by one of contemporary cinema's most gifted and unique filmmakers.

 

Last Updated: 1/14/13