Watch award-winning films at the Mayflower Arts Center Virtual Theater!
What is Virtual Theater?
Thanks to a partnership with several independent movie distributors, we are excited to be bringing you movies virtually from the Mayflower! This is an opportunity for you to DIRECTLY support our local theater during these uncertain times. It is still our goal to bring you well-made and thought-provoking features, retros, indies, and documentaries — films that not only allow us time to escape, but stir the soul and ignite our creativity and imagination. Come experience a new way to screen movies with us... in the comfort and safety of your own home!
How can I watch?
You can watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV.
Film Movement, American Cinematheque, and Mayflower Arts Center VIRTUAL Theater Present
MR. TOPAZE (1961)
Tickets: $10/household (3-day viewing pass)
Unwilling to sacrifice his principles, Auguste Topaze (Peter Sellers), a poor but proud French schoolmaster, loses his job after he refuses to alter the failing grades of one of students. Seizing the opportunity to exploit his well-known honesty, actress Suzy Courtois (Nadia Gray) convinces her lover, the corrupt city council member Castel Benac (Herbert Lom), to hire Topaze as a managing director for one of his shady businesses. But when Topaze learns he is being used, he cunningly turns the tables on Benac and makes off with all the money. Seller’s first and only credited directorial feature,
MR. TOPAZE displays the British comic genius at the peak of his powers alongside his future Pink Panther nemesis Herbert Lom and a stellar supporting cast that includes Nadia Gray, Leo McKern, Billie Whitelaw and Michael Gough. Long considered a “lost” classic, MR. TOPAZE was digitally restored from the lone surviving 35mm prints in the BFI National Archive at the request of the British public.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rating: No Rating
Duration: 1hr 37min
Director: Peter Sellers
Writer: Pierre Rouve
Starring: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Nadia Gray, Leo McKern, Billie Whitelaw, Michael Gough
The Gerold Award for Best Narrative Feature, 2019 Weyauwega International Film Festival
Special Mention, 2019 Uruguay International Film Festival
Have an idea for a movie screening? Email us at MayflowerArtsCenter@gmail.com and let us know!