The Two Popes

Opens Friday, December 20th

Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Directed by Fernando Meirelles (City Of God). Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world. (PG-13, 125 mins)

“For anyone interested in Catholic church doctrine, ‘The Two Popes’ is movie nirvana, but anyone watching could appreciate the clash between these opposing dispositions and world views.” – Mick La Salle, San Francisco Chronicle

“‘The Two Popes’ turns into a movie not about a power struggle, at all, but a grappling of faith.” – Jake Coyle, Associated Press