Queens Drive-In: Ammonite

Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan star in Francis Lee’s gorgeously crafted new landmark of world cinema.

$85 – $130


Fri Oct 16 7:00 PM

Kate Winslet will virtually present Francis Lee with the inaugural NewFest World Queer Visionary Award prior to the Opening Night drive-in screening.

This tremendously textured tale of two 19th-century women discovering their true passions and authentic selves stars Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet and multiple Academy Award-nominee Saorsie Ronan in the stunning second feature from alum Francis Lee, whose enduring God’s Own Country was celebrated as NewFest’s International Centerpiece in 2017.

The Film


Francis Lee | UK, Australia | 120

In 1840s England, noted yet undervalued paleontologist Mary Anning (Winslet) searches the misty coastline for signs of past life in rocks and boulders. When a wealthy potential patron arrives and asks Mary to oversee his melancholic wife Charlotte’s (Ronan) well-being, Mary reluctantly allows Charlotte to shadow her fossil-hunting work on the shore. Amid the restorative fresh sea air, the two discover their own internal awakenings are hidden beneath austere exteriors and ready to erupt.

Winslet and Ronan contribute towering and skillful performances that are fully aligned with Lee’s humanistic portrait and tactile landscapes and receive sterling ensemble support from Fiona Shaw, Gemma Jones, James McCardle, and Alec Secareanu. Lee and the cast take a giant visionary leap in the artistic search for human truth and connection, making Ammonite a gorgeously crafted new landmark of contemporary world cinema.

Event Details

7:00 PM
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
8:00 PM
Film Begins
All Queens Drive-In attendees will need to enter via the 111th Street/49th Avenue entrance to the New York Hall of Science. There will be no access from the Grand Central Parkway. Please take the Long Island Expressway to the 108th Street exit, and take local streets to the entrance for all vehicles on 49th Avenue & 111th Street. Signs and staff members will direct you to the Drive-In upon arrival.

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Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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