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East Finchley Arts Festival: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

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  • Sun 30 Sep
  • 116 minutes
  • Director: Ronald Neame
  • Cast: Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens
  • UK (1969)


Based on the novel by Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie stars Maggie Smith in the title role. Smith won an Academy Award for her delicately textured portrayal of an eccentric teacher at an exclusive Scottish girl's school.

Encouraging her young pupils to embrace romantic ideals, she educates them about love and art rather than hard facts. However, her controversial teaching philosophy draws the ire of the school's headmistress, Miss Mackey (Celia Johnson), and, as Miss Brodie becomes entangled in a love triangle, her behavior towards her favorite students becomes increasingly manipulative.

Screening as part of East Finchley Arts Festival.