U.S., 2017, 2K DCP, Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson, Rated R, Focus Features
"One of the year’s 10 best." – Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott, New York Times
Set in the glamour of 1950s post-War London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across the young, strong-willed Alma (newcomer Vicky Krieps) who soon becomes a fixture in his life as muse and lover. His carefully tailored life is disrupted by love. Celebrated director Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Anderson’s eighth movie and his second collaboration with three-time Oscar winner Day-Lewis, who announced his retirement upon the film’s completion.
Phantom Thread is embedded in the world of fashion, and its celebrated protagonist, Daniel Day-Lewis, famous for his immersive attention to craft. On Monday January 29, 7 pm, across the street at Books and Books, CGAC Director of Programming Nat Chediak will engage Christian Garcia, one of the world’s last - and one of the finest - bespoke tailors, in a conversation about the film, Mr. Day-Lewis’ performance, and the abiding allure of Fashion and Film.