A still of Sigourney Weaver in a white skirt and floral cardigan sitting on a bench alongside Joel Edgerton, dressed in all black.

Master Gardener: Advance Film Screening

Thursday, May 4, 2023

6 – 9 p.m.

Introduced by Sigourney Weaver and Paul Schrader

Join us for a special sneak preview of Master Gardener starring Academy Award® nominee and NYBG Trustee Sigourney Weaver. Directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Schrader, Master Gardener follows horticulturist Narvel Roth (Joel Edgerton), the meticulous gardener of Gracewood Gardens. Roth is as much devoted to tending the grounds of this beautiful and historic estate as to pandering to his employer, the wealthy dowager Mrs. Haverhill (Weaver). When she demands that he take on her wayward and troubled great-niece Maya (Quintessa Swindell) as a new apprentice, Roth’s spartan existence is upended, unlocking dark secrets from a violent past that threatens them all.

This screening will be introduced by Sigourney Weaver and Paul Schrader through an engaging conversation about the film and the pivotal role that gardening plays in this tale of redemption.


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