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The Two Popes
IFC Center
Friday, Dec 6, 2019 7:10 PM
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Admission Adult - $16.00
Admission Child - $13.00
Admission Senior - $13.00

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Academy Award Nominee for 3 Oscars! Including Lead Actor (Jonathan Pryce); Supporting Actor (Anthony Hopkins); and Adapted Screenplay (Anthony McCarten).

From Fernando Meirelles, the Academy Award-nominated director of City of God, and three-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten, comes an intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront elements from their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world. Inspired by true events.

Official selection: Telluride; Toronto Int'l Film Festival

Film Details
Director:Fernando Meirelles
Writer:Anthony McCarten
Editor:Fernando Stutz
Cinematographer:Cesar Charlone
Cast:Jonathan Pryce
Anthony Hopkins
Juan Minujin
Sidney Cole
Accessibility:Assistive Listening
Descriptive Audio
Closed Captioning
Pull Quote
Pull Quote:"Scintillating... achieves a maximum of theatrical delight and intellectual substance with two glori
Writer:Joe Morgenstern
Publication:Wall Street Journal