Today at The Clinton: Tuesday, Jan 18

Clinton St. Theater presents MY BRILLIANT CAREER

Clinton St. Theater presents MY BRILLIANT CAREER

Showtimes

MY BRILLIANT CAREER STILL

It's hard to imagine a film filled with more quiet integrity, intelligent passion, realistic drama and genuine entertainment than Gillian Armstrong's My Brilliant Career.

Michael Blowen, Boston Globe

My Brilliant Career marks the beginning of exactly that for both the film's daring, assured, high-spirited Australian director, Gillian Armstrong, and its rambunctious young star.

Janet Maslin, New York Times

The continent is distant, the backdrop strange but, as American women will deduce, the problems are very familiar.

People Staff, People Magazine

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MY BRILLIANT CAREER
Director: 
Gillian Armstrong
Country: 
Australia
Year: 
1979
Runtime: 
100 minutes

For her award-winning breakthrough film, director Gillian Armstrong drew on teenage author Miles Franklin’s novel, a celebrated turn-of-the-twentieth-century Australian coming-of-age story, to brashly upend the conventions of period romance. Headstrong young Sybylla Melvyn (Judy Davis, in a star-making performance), bemoans her stifling life in the backcountry, where her writerly ambitions receive little encouragement, and craves independence above all else. When a handsome landowner (Sam Neill), disarmed by her unruly charms, begins to court her, Sybylla must decide whether she can reconcile the prospect of marriage with the illustrious life’s work she has imagined for herself. Suffused with generous humor and a youthful appetite for experience, My Brilliant Career is a luminous portrait of an ardently free spirit.

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested; no one turned away for lack of funds.

$6 ADVANCE TICKET AVAILABLE (includes a $1 service fee).