THE TWO POPES screening + Q&A w/ Anthony McCarten

Screening + Q&A

Event Details

Sunday December 8, 2019 2:00 pm
SAG-AFTRA Robin Williams Center
247 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

This event includes a 30-minute, post-screening Q&A. Please plan to stay through the end of the event.

The Writers Guild of America, East and NETFLIX
invite you and one (1) guest to attend a screening of

Followed by a Q&A with
screenwriter Anthony McCarten

From three-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten and director Fernando Meirelles, the Academy Award-nominated director of “City of God,” 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.

Writer: Anthony McCarten
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Producers: Dan Lin, p.g.a., Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., Tracey Seaward, p.g.a.
Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Anthony Hopkins, Juan Minujín
Release Date: In Theaters: November 27; On Netflix: December 20
Running Time: 2 hours, 5 min

This invitation is nontransferable, seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes early.

Screenings are overbooked to compensate for no-shows.

RSVPs do not guarantee seating, and no one will be admitted once the film has started.


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Three-Strike Rule

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