The Merchant Ivory Collection ACMI Presents

Maurice

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“A tender, graceful love story…crafted with Merchant Ivory’s signature visual serenity and meticulous period detail…an exemplary distillation of its literary source”

The Guardian

Set against the stifling conformity of pre-World War I English society, director James Ivory’s adaptation of E.M. Forster's Maurice is an early classic of Queer Cinema.

Cambridge undergraduates Maurice Hall (James Wilby) and Clive Durham (Hugh Grant) fall in love in a time when homosexuality is punishable by imprisonment. Forced to endure a “carapace of oppression” to mask their true selves, a reckoning comes after a friend is arrested and disgraced, and a game-keeper, Alec Scudder, (Rupert Graves) crosses class lines to befriend Maurice.

Premiere screenings of a new digital restoration