Stan & Ollie
Sponsored by M&T Bank
- Friday, March 1, 2019, 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Directed by Jon S. Baird, 2018, United Kingdom, Rated PG, 98 min.
Affectionately known as Laurel & Hardy, skinny Englishman Stan Laurel and portly American Oliver Hardy are widely regarded as the greatest comedy partnership in movie history, defining the notion of the double act with infectious chemistry and hilarious routines that seemed effortless but were honed down to the finest detail. In Stan & Ollie, set in the twilight of their career together, the duo are magnificently embodied by Steve Coogan (The Trip, Philomena)as Stan and John C. Reilly (The Sisters Brothers) as Ollie. In 1953, unable to get work in Hollywood, they set out on a tour of seedy British variety halls. Despite their waning powers, the charm and beauty of their performances shine through, and they reconnect with their adoring fans, turning the tour into a surprise hit. But the pair can’t shake the specter of Laurel & Hardy’s past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Oliver’s failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership.
Open Caption Wednesdays
Both Wednesday screenings will feature Open Captions (subtitles) for the benefit of our deaf or hearing-impaired guests. Please be aware that this service is not always available from the film distributor, but will be provided whenever possible.
Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening.
$6 MWPAI Members
$8 General Admission
Free for PrattMWP Students
- Film Passbooks that don't expire:
10 discounted admissions are available
at the Performing Arts Ticket Office:
$55 for MWPAI Members
$75 for General Admission