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Member Screening - THE TWO POPES

Saturday, 7 December 2019 - 5:00pm
New York City
From Fernando Meirelles, the Academy Award-nominated director of “City of God,” and three-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten, comes an intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world. Inspired by true events.

KEY CAST: Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Juan Minujín

DIRECTOR: Fernando Meirelles

WRITER: Anthony McCarten

PRODUCERS: Dan Lin, Jonathan Eirich, Tracey Seaward