The Chaperone

108 Minutes • NR


Lark Theater Fri, May 17 10:00 AM
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Lark Theater Tue, May 28 2:00 PM
Lark Theater Wed, May 29 4:10 PM
Lark Theater Thu, May 30 12:00 PM
Lark Theater Fri, May 31 10:00 AM
Lark Theater Fri, May 31 4:15 PM
Lark Theater Mon, Jun 3 1:50 PM
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Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2019
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael Engler
Cast:Elizabeth McGovern, Haley Lu Richardson, Géza Röhrig, and Victoria Hill


Louise Brooks the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn't break, epitomized the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. But, just a few years earlier, she was a 15 year-old student in Wichita, Kansas for whom fame and fortune were only dreams. When the opportunity arises for her to go to New York to study with a leading dance troupe, her mother (Victoria Hill) insists there be a chaperone. Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern), a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise (Haley Lu Richardson) to New York for the summer. Why does this utterly conventional woman do this? What happens to her when she lands in Manhattan with an unusually rebellious teenager as her ward? And, which of the two women is stronger, the uptight wife-and-mother or the irrepressible free spirit? It's a story full of surprises--about who these women really are, and who they eventually become.

"A film of uncommon rapture"
- Observer

"What makes Engler's film worth a look, apart from its two leading ladies, is how it manages to make a tale set nearly a century ago feel oddly timely."