Monday, January 6
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1hr 44mins // directed by:Steven Shainberg // featuring:Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader // 35mm


Join director Daniel Goldstein and cast members Chris Kipiniak and Andrea Syglowski from the Huntington Theatre Company's production of Venus in Fur for a conversation after the film, moderated by Meredith Goldstein, advice columnist for The Boston Globe.

About the film

After a bout of illness, Lee Holloway (Maggie Gyllenhaal) moves back in with her dysfunctional family, ready to start anew. Despite a few strikes against her she applies for a secretarial position at the law office of E. Edward Grey (James Spader). At first the work seems quite boring – typing, filing and coffee-making – but Lee tries hard to please her new boss. Slowly Lee and Mr. Grey embark on a more personal relationship behind closed doors, crossing lines of conduct into a deep realm of human sexuality, a unique love affair in which the roles of dominance and submission suit both of them perfectly.

About the play

Vanda has her eyes on the lead role in Venus in Fur, an adaptation of the classic erotic novel. Her charged audition for the director becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse as the lines blur between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex. This hilarious and sexy n