The Center for Fiction Presents: The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Premiere and Q&A with Ann Dowd and Bruce Miller!
Wednesday, 6:30 pm EDT September 14, 2022
The Center for Fiction
Please note: Capacity is limited and RSVPs do not guarantee entry. Guests will be admitted on a first-come-first-seated basis.
In 2019, we presented our On Screen Award to Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale for its masterful adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s cherished lightning rod of a novel. With each new season, the show has given us an inventive continuation of the original story while staying true to the rebellious spirit of its source. In the aftermath of the Dobbs decision, the arrival of the fifth season celebrating heroines that push back against being stripped of their rights to bodily autonomy hits even harder.
Come together as a community and join us to watch the first two episodes of season five on our big screen, followed by a Q&A with the amazingly talented Ann Dowd (Aunt Lydia) and showrunner Bruce Miller.
This event is generously sponsored by Hulu.
Ann Dowd is an award-winning stage and screen actress.
The Handmaid's Tale
By Margaret Atwood
Published by Knopf Doubleday
In Margaret Atwood’s dystopian future, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War. The result is the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining fertile women. Offred is one of these, a Handmaid bound to produce children for one of Gilead’s commanders. Deprived of her husband, her child, her freedom, and even her own name, Offred clings to her memories and her will to survive. At once a scathing satire, an ominous warning, and a tour de force of narrative suspense, The Handmaid’s Tale is a modern classic.
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