Browning Cinema

Loving Highsmith (2022)

September 30 - October 2, 2022
Loving Highsmith (2022) New at the Browning
Directed by Eva Vitija
Not Rated, 83 minutes, DCP
In English and German and French with English subtitles.

Loving Highsmith is a unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith based on her diaries and notebooks and the intimate reflections of her lovers, friends, and family. Focusing on Highsmith's quest for love and her troubled identity, the film sheds new light on her life and writing.

Most of Highsmith's novels were adapted for the big screen; the best known of these are Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Carol, a partly autobiographic novel, was the first lesbian story with a happy ending to be published in 1950s America. But Highsmith herself was forced to lead a double life and had to hide her vibrant love affairs from her family and the public. Only in her unpublished writings did she reflect on her private life.

Excerpts from these notes voiced by Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Top of the Lake), interwoven with archive material of her and her most famous novel adaptations, create a vivid, touching portrait of one of the most fascinating female writers.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Documentary Film.


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