Maleficent, the evil fairy who imperiled Sleeping Beauty in the classic fantasy tale, gets center stage in this lavishly filmed, live-action revisionist retelling of the popular story. Angelina Jolie brings the full wattage of her movie star charisma to her performance in the title role, supported by Elle Fanning as Aurora, whom Maleficent comes to love as a daughter. The film marked the directorial debut of Oscar-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (Avatar, Alice in Wonderland), and received an Oscar nomination for Anna Sheppard’s imaginative costumes. 

DIRECTED BY: Robert Stromberg. WRITTEN BY: Linda Woolverton. WITH: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley. 2014. 97 min. USA. Color. Scope. English. Rated PG; suitable for ages 8+. 35mm. 

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