37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

The Gilded Age: Season 2 Sneak Preview

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Season two of HBO’s The Gilded Age begins on Easter morning 1883, with news that Bertha Russell’s bid for a box at the Academy of Music has been rejected. Throughout the eight-episodes season, Bertha challenges Mrs. Astor and the old system as she attempts to assume a leading role in Society. George Russell pursues his own battle with a growing union at his steel plant in Pittsburgh. In the Brook House, Marian continues her journey to find her way as a clandestine school teacher, while Ada begins a new courtship, much to everyone’s surprise. And of course, Agnes disapproves of each and every bit. In Brooklyn, the Scott family begins to heal from a shocking discovery, and Peggy taps into her activist spirit through her work with T. Thomas Fortune at the NY Globe. 

Audiences will delight at the return of the Emmy Award-winning historical drama series, chronicling one of the most legendary periods of American history through the stories of two of the most powerful families. Join the Virginia Film Festival for an exclusive screening of the first episode of The Gilded Age season two. 

Introduction by Janet Graham Borba (VAFF Board). 

Discussion with director and executive producer Michael Engler and production designer Bob Shaw. Moderated by Brian Truitt (USA Today). 

Closed Captions are available for this screening and assistive devices are available upon request with advance notice. Visit VAFF Accessibility for more information.

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