Red Joan


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, May 24, 2019 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, May 25, 2019 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, May 27, 2019 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, May 28, 2019 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, May 29, 2019 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, May 30, 2019 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2018
Run Time:101 minutes
Production Country:United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Trevor Nunn
Cast:Judi Dench
Sophie Cookson
Tom Hughes
Stephen Campbell Moore


Academy Award-winner Dame Judi Dench stars in “Red Joan” alongside a stellar ensemble cast, including Sophie Cookson and Tom Hughes. The film is directed by Trevor Nunn.

There are two sides to every traitor’s story.

Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) is a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when, shockingly, the British Secret Service places her under arrest. The charge: providing classified scientific information — including details on the building of the atomic bomb — to the Soviet government for decades.

As she is interrogated, Joan relives the dramatic events that shaped her life and beliefs: her student days at Cambridge, where she excelled at physics while challenging deep-seated sexism; her tumultuous love affair with a dashing political radical (Tom Hughes); and the devastation of World War II, which inspired her to risk everything in pursuit of peace.

Based on a sensational true story, “Red Joan” vividly brings to life the conflicts — between patriotism and idealism, love and duty, courage and betrayal — of a woman who spent a lifetime being underestimated while quietly changing the course of history.

“A taut old-school spy thriller with a bewitching modern heroine.” — Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

“A gripping story of one woman’s life — and a world-altering decision.” — Monica Reid, Far Out Magazine

“An intimate view from the lens of a real woman’s life during the war.” — Beth McDonough, Birth. Movies. Death.