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Please join us for the advance screening of the new film MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS before it arrives in theaters.  The screening will be Tuesday, July 12th at the Landmark Greenwood Village theater. Screening begins at 7pm, but we ask our guests to arrive by 6:30pm.  Tickets are limited to 20 AFD members.  This event is free, but donations are always appreciated (click here to donate).

MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS is the enchanting tale of a seemingly ordinary British housekeeper whose dream to own a couture Christian Dior gown takes her on an extraordinary adventure to Paris. Based on the Paul Gallico book, MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS is for anyone who has dared to dream and knows it’s never too late to pursue those dreams. It’s highly entertaining, sumptuously beautiful -Paris! Dior dresses!-and inspiring. MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS opens in movie theaters only on July 15th.

In post-World War II London, Ada Harris (Academy Award® nominee Lesley Manville) earns a living cleaning houses. She’s led a lonely life since her beloved husband Eddie went missing in action, but she’s not the type to brood over any misfortune or to complain about her circumstances. Still, when the ever-pragmatic Adaspies an unimaginably lovely Christian Dior gown hanging in the master bedroom of a wealthy client, she’s surprised to feel an overwhelmingpang of desire. Owning something so ethereal, so beautiful, a true work of art—why, that could really change things for a person.

After taking on extra jobs and saving as much as she can—even trying her luck at the race track—Ada finally can afford to pay for a Dior dress. She bids farewell to close friends Vi (Ellen Thomas) and Archie (Jason Isaacs) and makes her way to Paris to visit the prestigious House of Dior and turn her dreams into reality. Yet when she arrives, Ada is met with a series of surprising setbacks, not least of which is Dior’s intimidating Madame Colbert (Academy Award® nominee Isabelle Huppert), who bristles at the very notion of a common charlady wearing haute couture.

Still, whatever obstacles are thrown her way, Ada refuses to leave Paris without her dress. Her unwavering commitment charms idealistic Dior accountant André (Lucas Bravo), kindly model Natasha (Alba Baptista) and the aristocratic Marquis de Chassagne (Lambert Wilson), Paris’ most eligible bachelor. Ada soon discovers that in changing her own life, she begins to change the lives of all those around her. She might even help save the House of Dior itself.

Adapting author Paul Gallico’s 1958 novel Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris for the screen, writer-director Anthony Fabian creates a winning, modern-day fairytale about pursuing your dreams, the power of friendship and the importance of remaining true to who you are.

Focus Features,in association with eOne and the National Film Institute of Hungary, presents MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS. Lesley Manville. Isabelle Huppert. Jason Isaacs. Ellen Thomas. Anna Chancellor. Lambert Wilson. Alba Baptista.Lucas Bravo. Rose Williams.Music, Rael Jones. Editor, Barney Piling. Costume design, Jenny Beavan. Production design, Luciana Arrighi. Cinematography, Felix Wiedemann. Producers, Guillaume Benski, Xavier Marchand, Anthony Fabian. Screenplay by Carroll Cartwright, Anthony Fabian, Olivia Hetreed and Keith Thompson, based on the novel by Paul Gallico. Directedby Anthony Fabian. 

MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS arrives in theatres on July 15, 2022.

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