The Handmaid’s Tale

1990, 109m, 35mm


Showtimes & Tickets

Screened May 14–15, 2017

Schlöndorff’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic imagines a theocratic totalitarian America where women’s rights have been removed, save for “handmaids” who bear children for the ruling class. Harold Pinter disowned his screenplay of this fascinating misfire, with Sakamoto contributing a typically robust score. Featuring Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, and Elizabeth McGovern.

A film by Volker Schlöndorff