The Orange County Film Society is proud to continue our 2018-2019 season with an advance screening of MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS.
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 1. 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.
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Runtime: 125 min
Director: Josie Rourke
Writer(s): Beau Willimon (screenplay by), John Guy (based on the book “Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart” by)
Producer(s): Tim Bevin, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, David Tennant, Gemma Chan, Guy Pearce, Joe Alwyn
Genre: Biography, Drama, History