Mary Queen of Scots

Opens Friday, December 14
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2hr 05mins // directed by:Josie Rourke // featuring:Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, David Tennant // CC, AD, Assisted Listening

A friendship that became a rivalry. A rivalry that became a war.

Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I.

Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

"Rourke's film feels well suited to the #MeToo moment, contrasting Mary and Elizabeth's far different strategies for maintaining what each believed to be her God-given legacy." — Peter Debruge, Variety

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"Acknowledges both the struggles of women and the fact that people of color have always been part of society, even during the Renaissance and Age of Discovery." — Yolanda Machado, The Wrap

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"An epic look at the intimate frustrations of two massively powerful young women who spend most of their energy navigating between who they are and what they represent." — David Ehrlich, indieWire

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