The Chaperone


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Apr 19 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Apr 20 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Apr 21 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Apr 22 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Apr 24 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2018
Run Time:108 minutes
Production Country:United Kingdom, Australia, USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael Engler
Cast:Haley Lu Richardson
Elizabeth McGovern
Miranda Otto
Blythe Danner
Victoria Hill


From the creator of “Downton Abbey” comes the crowd-pleaser “The Chaperone” starring Elizabeth McGovern, Haley Lu Richardson, Victoria Hill and Blythe Danner.  It debuted to rave audience reviews at the recent Sedona International Film Festival and is returning to Sedona by popular demand.

Louise Brooks the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn’t break, epitomized the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. But, just a few years earlier, she was a 15-year-old student in Wichita, Kansas for whom fame and fortune were only dreams. When the opportunity arises for her to go to New York to study with a leading dance troupe, her mother
(Victoria Hill) insists there be a chaperone. Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern), a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise (Haley Lu Richardson) to New York for the summer. 

Why does this utterly conventional woman do this? What happens to her when she lands in Manhattan with an unusually rebellious teenager as her ward?  And, which of the two women is stronger, the uptight wife-and-mother or the irrepressible free spirit?  It’s a story full of surprises — about who these women really are, and who they eventually become.

Based on Laura Moriarty’s beloved New York Times best-selling novel, “The Chaperone" reu-nites the writer (Oscar-winner Julian Fellowes), director (Michael Engler) and star (Elizabeth McGovern) of “Downton Abbey" for an immersive and richly emotional period piece. The film also stars Campbell Scott, Géza Röhrig, Miranda Otto, Robert Fairchild, and Blythe Danner.