Miranda Potmesil 3 p.m., Aug. 15
Right to Die Film Series The Hemlock Society Presents: The Carer (2016)
Stricken with Parkinson’s, retired Shakespearean thespian Sir Michael Gifford (Brian Cox) wants nothing more than to rest in peace while he’s still alive. So now he’s tucked away in a spacious country estate with career-underlings and a daughter who can barely stand to be in the same room with the vinegary old ham. A long line of caregivers predate Dorottya (Coco Konig), the budding actress who predictably works her way into Gifford’s heart. Konig wisely keeps a low posture, making sure not to get in the way of Cox’s delightfully blusterous scene-stealing. This isn’t so much a “right to die” movie as it is a meditation on an egomaniac living long enough to pick up one last award. Worth seeing, if for no other reasons than the star’s scene-chomping performance and host Faye Girsh’s post-show wrap-up. Admission is free.
- When: Sunday, August 18, 2019, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Cost: Free