British actor and filmmaker Alan Rickman will appear at the Film Society to discuss his second feature as a director, in which he appears opposite Matthias Schoenaerts, Kate Winslet, Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Ehle, and Helen McCrory.

Following a string of standout supporting roles in such films as Die Hard and Sense and Sensibility, Rickman won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his lead role in TV’s Rasputin in 1996. Since then, he’s appeared on the big screen in films on both sides of the Atlantic, playing such varied roles as the wizard Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies, a corrupt judge in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and President Ronald Reagan in Lee Daniels’ The Butler. A Little Chaos is a romantic drama following Sabine (Winslet), a talented landscape designer, who, while building a garden at Versailles for King Louis XIV (Rickman), struggles with class barriers as she becomes romantically entangled with the court’s renowned landscape artist (Schoenaerts). The film debuted at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and opens in the U.S. on June 26.

Free tickets will be distributed at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center box office (144 West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam) on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour prior to the talks. Limit one ticket per person, subject to availability.

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