Ackland Film Forum: Quills

  • Hanes Art Center 121 E Cameron Ave Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States

Tuesday, 10 March: 
Quills (Philip Kaufman, 2000)

Quills reimagines the last years of the Marquis de Sade (Geoffrey Rush), who has been sentenced to the Charenton Asylum for the Insane for his scandalous political commentary. Determined not to be silenced, he has his political machinations smuggled out for publication with the help of the asylum’s laundress, Madeleine LeClerc (Kate Winslet). Quills received three Oscar nominations and two Golden Globe nominations. Also starring Joaquin Phoenix as the Abbé du Coulmier and Michael Caine as Dr. Royer-Collard.