The Two Popes
Thu, Oct 10 at 7:30pm
Passholders are invited to the Opening Night Party | Thursday, October, 10 at 4.30 pm. The Red Carpet Opening Night Soiree is the official opening of the festival at the Oddfellows Hall in Eastsound. Music, Food and Beverages (no-host bar). Open to all pass holders and ticket holders of the opening night film.
In 2013, progressive incoming Pope Francis (Jonathan Pryce) and conservative outgoing Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins) debate the best path forward for the Catholic Church, in this surprisingly funny chamber piece from Oscar-nominated director Fernando Meirelles (City of God).
Geoff Marslett will introduce his short film PHANTOM 52 (d: Geoff Marslett | USA | 8 min). In this animated film, a lonely trucker, voiced by Tom Skerritt, waiting for a reply on the CB radio encounters a ghost that haunts the highways, and a whale that sings in a voice no other whale can hear. Precedes the screening of The Two Popes.
Country: USA, United Kingdom, Italy, Argentina
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce, Juan Minujín
Run time: 125 minutes