Red Joan

Showed at Images 5/10/2019–5/23/2019

Starring: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Tom Hughes

Showing on the Main Screen

Joan Stanley is a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when, shockingly, the British Secret Service places her under arrest. The charge: providing classified scientific information—including details on the building of the atomic bomb—to the Soviet government for decades. As she is interrogated, Joan relives the dramatic events that shaped her life and beliefs: her student days at Cambridge, where she excelled at physics while challenging deep-seated sexism; her tumultuous love affair with a dashing political radical; and the devastation of World War II, which inspired her to risk everything in pursuit of peace.

  • Director: Trevor Nunn
  • Runtime: 1 hour 41 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, History

“Screenwriter Lindsey Shapiro has captured an intriguing piece of hidden history, showcasing women’s strengths and the overlooked roles they played during the world’s most turbulent times of war.”

– Film Threat