Wicked Little Letters

Wicked Little Letters

6:30pm - Thursday, May 23, 2024

A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery comedy. Based on a stranger than fiction true story, WICKED LITTLE LETTERS follows two neighbors: deeply conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley). When Edith and fellow residents begin to receive wicked letters full of unintentionally hilarious profanities, foul-mouthed Rose is charged with the crime. The anonymous letters prompt a national uproar, and a trial ensues. However, as the town's women -- led by Police Officer Gladys Moss (Anjana Vasan) -- begin to investigate the crime themselves, they suspect that something is amiss, and Rose may not be the culprit after all.

"A very funny little British comedy that I cannot believe was inspired by a true story." (NPR)

"It’s a little story, but it’s wicked fun." (Seattle Times)

"“Wicked Little Letters” is for people who like British comedy, but also for people who think British comedies are too refined for their taste. This one isn’t." (San Francisco Chronicle)

""Wicked" may take great pains to recreate the musty Britain of the 1920s, but don’t be fooled by the cloche hats and frilly frocks. The female rage that powers every frame of this comedy didn’t go away when that decade ended." (Rolling Stone Magazine)

Thursday, May 23
Doors 6:00 pm | Movie 6:30 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

WICKED LITTLE LETTERS (Thea Sharrock, 2024 / 104 mins / 14A) When people in Littlehampton--including conservative local Edith--begin to receive letters full of hilarious profanities, rowdy Irish migrant Rose is charged with the crime. Suspecting that something is amiss, the town's women investigate.

*Minors OK. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
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