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    Virtual Member Screening

    Promising Young Woman



Virtual Member Screening accompanied with a Q&A with Actress Carey Mulligan and writer/director Emerald Fennel. 
Film available to watch Friday, December 18 12PM - Monday, December 21, 12PM

From ground-breaking director Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) comes a delicious dark comedy. Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman ... until a mysterious event abruptly derailed her future. But nothing in Cassie’s life is what it appears to be: she’s wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she’s living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past in this thrilling and wildly entertaining story. Also starring Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox, Chris Lowell, Molly Shannon, and Connie Britton. 

How to watch

  • This film will be accessible using an external link sent directly from Focus Features and will require 2-step verification to access. A valid email and phone number must be provided in order to watch.
  • All RSVP's MUST be received before December 17
  • Film watch links will be sent via email on Friday, December 18 at 12pm PT directly from Focus Features. The film will be available to watch until 12pm PT Monday, December 21.
  • A link to the conversation featuring actress Carey Mulligan along with writer/director Emerald Fennell will be sent separately on Friday, December 18 from the Film Society
  • RSVP'ing for this film will count against your annual member screening allotment

Event Details

Date: Dec 18 12:00 p.m. to Dec 21 - 12:00 p.m. Event Has Passed

Writer/Director Emerald Fennell

Emerald Fennell (Writer, director, producer) is an Emmy® nominated writer, director, actress and author who has established herself as a prolific multihyphenate in theater, film and television.
On December 25th, Fennell’s new film, which she wrote and directed, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN will be released by Focus Features both domestically and internationally. The film was recognized as one of the top scripts of the 2018 Blacklist.
Fennell can currently be seen in Season 3 of The Crown playing Camilla Parker Bowles, for which she’s receiving rave reviews. Prior to that, she served as Head Writer on Season 2 of "Killing Eve,” for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe. She is currently writing a contemporary musical stage version of Cinderella alongside Andrew Lloyd Weber.
Fennell’s debut short, Careful How You Go, which she wrote and directed, premiered at Sundance in 2019. Previously, she sold a pilot, Space Bound, to Fox with Gail Berman attached as the producer.
Fennell has published three novels: Shiverton Hall along with the sequel, The Creeper, and 2017 Carnegie Medal nominee Monsters, all of which were incredibly well-received and drew comparisons ranging from Roald Dahl to Bret Easton Ellis.

Actress, Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan is an Academy Award®-nominated actress who first broke out in a starring role in the critically-acclaimed film An Education. The role garnered her the BAFTA Award for Best Actress and nominations for an Academy Award®, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award.
Mulligan is currently in pre-production on the Netflix drama The Dig opposite Ralph Fiennes. Based on a true story, the film is set during World War II and focuses on a widow (Mulligan) who follows a hunch that her land contains buried artifacts.
Other film credits include; Inside Llweyn Davis alongside Oscar Isaac directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, The Great Gatsby alongside Leonardo DiCaprio directed by Baz Luhrmann, Shame alongside Michael Fassbender, directed by Steve McQueen, Drive alongside Ryan Gosling directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Never Let Me Go, Brothers, Public Enemies, The Greatest, And When Did You Last See Your Father? and Pride & Prejudice.
Her television credits include My Boy Jack, Doctor Who, Northanger Abbey, The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard, Waking the Dead, Miss Marple, Bleak House, and Trial & Retribution.