2 hours 9 minutes


Maine Film Center

Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine

Composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein was the axiom of Classical Music in the U.S. for decades. Bradley Cooper’s celebrated new film immerses us in that music and that world–but focuses even more on the complex love story of Bernstein (played by Cooper) and Felicia Montealegre (Carey Mulligan), from the time they met in 1946 at a party and continuing through two engagements, a 25-year marriage, three children–and a central closeted gay life as well. “Amplifying its force with thrilling use of the subject’s music, this is a layered examination of a relationship that might be grossly over-simplified today as that of a closeted gay man and his 'beard.' But Cooper and co-screenwriter Josh Singer dig deeper to depict a unique union, fraught with conflicts yet unbreakable – even when it’s broken”–The Hollywood Reporter.

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