Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Feb 11th at 3:40pm for Phantom Thread at the Landmark Bethesda Row. Look for Brooke wearing clothing in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, Magnolia, Boogie Nights) paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis. Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director, Costume Design, Actor (Day-Lewis) and Supporting Actress (Manville).