May December

R / 117min


Lark Theater Fri, Feb 2 3:30 PM
Lark Theater Mon, Feb 5 9:30 AM
Lark Theater Tue, Feb 6 6:00 PM
Lark Theater Thu, Feb 8 12:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2023
Genre:Drama, Romance
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Todd Haynes
Cast:Natalie Portman, Chris Tenzis, Charles Melton
Screenwriter:Samy Burch, Alex Mechanik
Music By:Marcelo Zarvos




Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, Gracie Atherton-Yu and her husband Joe (twenty-three years her junior) brace themselves for their twins to graduate from high school. When Hollywood actress Elizabeth Berry comes to spend time with the family to better understand Gracie, who she will be playing in a film, family dynamics unravel under the pressure of the outside gaze. Joe, never having processed what happened in his youth, starts to confront the reality of life as an empty-nester at thirty-six. And as Elizabeth and Gracie study each other, the similarities and differences between the two women begin to ebb and flow. Set in picturesque and comfortable Savannah, Georgia, May December is an exploration of truth, storytelling, and the difficulties (or impossibility) of fully understanding another person.                   

Alternately darkly funny and profoundly sad, May December feels like a movie only Haynes could have made — and made so masterfully. - Kimber Myers, Crooked Marquee

A brilliant building and layering of characters. - Time Cogshell FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)