Actor Daniel Day-Lewis recently announced that he is retiring and his new film, Phathom Thread, will be his last. The film will debut at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on January 11.
Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock.
Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.
With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth movie and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.
Tickets for Phantom Thread will be available soon on the Coolidge’s website. The Coolidge will also present a retrospective of his best films during the months of January and February.
Soul Witness, The Brookline Holocaust Witness Project will also screen at the Coolidge Corner Theatre at 7 pm in observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 25. The work-in-progress documentary film sold out the Coolidge twice in 2017. Soul Witness is based on over 80 hours of holocaust testimonies of mostly Brookline survivors, conducted by world-renowned testimony expert Lawrence Langer, that were locked away in a metal storage unit for over 20 years. Click here for tickets.