IFC Center is having preview screenings of Corsage on Wednesday, December 14th. Not only that, but they have the star of the film Vicky Krieps and the director Marie Kreutzer. Both will be there for a Q&A after the 6:30pm showing. If you are finding out about this for the first time, unfortunately, that show is sold out. But there is a 9:10pm screening with ticket still available as of today, Monday, when they will do an extended introduction to the film. Corsage's release date is December 23rd.
About the film
Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Vicky Krieps) is idolized for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion trends. But in 1877, 'Sisi' celebrates her 40th birthday and must fight to maintain her public image by lacing her corset tighter and tighter. While Elisabeth's role has been reduced against her wishes to purely performative, her hunger for knowledge and zest for life makes her more and more restless in Vienna. She travels to England and Bavaria, visiting former lovers and old friends, seeking the excitement and purpose of her youth. With a future of strictly ceremonial duties laid out in front of her, Elisabeth rebels against the hyperbolized image of herself and comes up with a plan to protect her legacy.