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Published June 14, 2017
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Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz stars in "My Cousin Rachel." Photo credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures

My Cousin Rachel" begins its two-week run at the Orinda Theatre on June 16. A remake of the 1952 original starring Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland is based on the Daphne Du Maurier novel of the same name.
The film follows the story of a young man Philip (Sam Claflin) who seeks revenge on his cousin Rachel (Rachel Weisz) who he believes murdered his cousin and the guardian who raised him. Upon meeting her, Philip falls under the alluring spell of her charm.
Academy Award Winner Rachel Weisz ("The Constant Gardener") is captivating in the role of Rachel. She lures the audience and Philip into her web. She is mysterious, seductive, beguiling and mesmerizing. Claflin's performance as Philip is as strong on the opposite side of the acting spectrum.
"My Cousin Rachel" is a solid alternative from the superhero films currently blasting up theaters nationwide. The cinematography is Oscar-worthy with stunning European landscapes. Equally impressive is the costume and set design. When award season rolls around later in the year, you will be hearing the name, "My Cousin Rachel."
"My Cousin Rachel" is an enjoyable mystery thriller, rated PG-13 for some sexuality and brief strong profanity with a TRT (total running time) of 1 hour and 46 minutes.
Silent Movies return to the Rheem
At 7 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Rheem Theatre, enjoy an evening of short films starring Mary Pickford with authentic music composed and performed by Patti Leidecker. Leonard Pirkle will give a history of Mary Pickford and the short films.
Did you know that Mary Pickford was a co-founder of United Artists Studio and one of the original founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences?
Learn more about this amazing woman at this very special event at the Rheem. The Moraga Community Foundation is sponsoring this event.
Admission: $15.

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