Julianne Moore as Barbara Baekeland and Eddie Redmayne as Antony Baekeland in the IFC Films release “Savage Grace,” directed by Tom Kalin.
PINELLAS COUNTY – A number of new movie releases will hit theaters on May 30, including the following:
“Savage Grace” – This IFC Films limited release tells the true story of Barbara Daly, who married above her class to Brooks Baekeland, the dashing heir to the Bakelite plastics fortune.
Beautiful, red-headed and charismatic, Barbara is still no match for her well-bred husband. The birth of the couple's only child, Tony, rocks the uneasy balance in this marriage of extremes. Tony is a failure in his father's eyes. As he matures and becomes increasingly close to his lonely mother, the seeds for a tragedy of spectacular decadence are sown. Spanning 1946 to 1972, the film unfolds in six acts. The Baekelands' pursuit of social distinction and the glittering good life propels them across the globe. Viewers will follow their heady rise and tragic fall against the backdrop of New York, Paris, Cadaques, Mallorca and London.
“Sex and the City” – Coming to the big screen is a feature film adaptation of the hit HBO television series “Sex and the City.”
The film will follow the continuing adventures of the series’ four main characters – Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda – as they live their lives in Manhattan four years after the series ended. Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, the film is written and directed by Michael Patrick King, who executive produced the original television series. New to the cast is Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson, who plays Carrie Bradshaw's assistant. Rated R.
“The Strangers” – This Universal Picture release features Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman and Gemma Ward. In this suspensful horror, three mysterious strangers terrorize a young couple in a remote house. Written and directed by Bryan Bertino, the movie is allegedly inspired by actual events which took place in Keddie, Calif. Rated R.