Words and Pictures

July 31
Thu: 2, 4:30 & 7

This film is playing at the Screening Room, an intimate venue located in the Cape Cod Museum of Art, adjacent to the Cape Cinema.

The newest film from venerable director Fred Schepisi (Roxanne; The Eye of the Storm) which takes place in an upscale New England prep school is a literate romantic comedy featuring middle-aged academics engaging in conflicting ideologies and clashing personalities that eventually leads to an affair of the heart. Pen and paintbrush vie for supremacy in a grown-up love story that incorporates a sense of intellectualism, artistry and Hepburn/Tracy-inspired sparring. Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche star as Jack, the private high school's beloved English teacher, and Dina, a new art teacher whose meeting leads to a school-sanctioned showdown that will allow them to argue whether words or pictures are more important. The two film veterans create screen magic every time the camera finds their handsome faces; they bring a palpable, moving truth to the material and make it feel real and honest. (PG-13, 111 mins.)