A film by Petra Volpe
(Switzerland | 2017 | 97 minutes)
Friday, March 2 | 6 PM | $10
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Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival,The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote. When unassuming and dutiful housewife Nora (Marie Leuenberger, winner of a Best Actress award at Tribeca) is forbidden by her husband to take a part-time job, her frustration leads to her becoming the poster child of her towns suffragette movement. Her newfound celebrity brings humiliation, threats, and the potential end to her marriage, but, refusing to back down, she convinces the women in her village to go on strike, and makes a few startling discoveries about her own liberation. Uplifting and crowd-pleasing, this charming, captivating film is a time-capsule that could not be more timely.
This film is part of Southampton Arts Center’s “Best the Fest” series.
AWARDS (a selection):
Traverse City Film Festival 2017
Audience Award Best Fiction Film
Founders Award Best Foreign Fiction Film
Tribeca Film Festival 2017, New York
Audience AwardBest Feature Film
Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature Film
Nora Ephron Prize
Swiss Film Award 2017
“Dine & Discuss” – Continue the Conversation! After each Friday night film, a local restaurant will host a communal table to allow attendees to discuss the film over dinner. Special discounts and/or a pre-fixe menu will be available.
“Dine & Discuss” for THE DIVINE ORDER will take place at Tutto il Giorno at 56 Nugent Street in Southampton, with a special complimentary treat to start the meal and get your conversational juices flowing!
Note: “Dine & Discuss” is not included in the ticket price. Attendees are responsible for their own bills.
With Artist-in-Residence Andrea Cote, the public will participate in collaborative printmaking and video. Participants will come together over the course of two months in a series of movement and art-making workshops culminating in a performance and large-scale tapestry.
Curated by Paton Miller, the now fourth year of this popular exhibition continues to celebrate 29 new artists, honors the collectors who have supported them, and marks Southampton Arts Center as a home where the East End arts scene can continue to thrive.