“The Wife,” a complex and unflinching story of a woman growing out of the shadow of her husband’s success, will open Friday, Jan. 11, at the Cinema Art Theater, Lewes. The film is anchored by fine performances from Jonathan Pryce and Glenn Close, for which Close won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture.
After nearly 40 years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Close and Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of a great man’s wife.
Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe's literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950s. “The Wife” interweaves the story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage 30-plus years later – a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.
Screening times are 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11; 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12; 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13; and 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17. Admission is $8 for members and $11 for nonmembers. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online. If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.
For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, go to www.rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.