A contemporary reimagining of Henry James' novel, What Maisie Knew is a heartbreaking but redemptive story of family, self-sacrifice and the indelibility of one child's love. Maisie (Onata Aprile) navigates the turmoil of her parents' bitter custody battle with a six-year-old's innocence, charm and generosity of spirit. Aging rock star Susanna (Julianne Moore) and contemporary art dealer Beale (Steve Coogan) are too self-involved even to notice their neglect and inadequacy as parents; their fight for Maisie is just another battle in an epic war of personalities. As they raise the stakes by taking on inappropriate new partners, the ex-nanny Margo (Joanna Vanderham) and the much younger bartender Lincoln (Alexander Skarsgård), the shuffling of Maisie from household to household becomes more and more callous, the consequences more and more troubling. Always watchful, however, Maisie begins to understand that the path through this morass of adult childishness and selfish blindness will have to be of her own making. From the directors of The Deep End and Bee Season and producers of The Kids Are All Right. Official Web Site


WHAT MAISIE KNEW
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A Q&A with directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel. Recorded May 17, 2013 at The Landmark in West L.A.

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Directors Scott McGehee & David Siegel on how a 6-year-old carries a film

Directors:

Scott McGehee, David Siegel

Cast:

Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Onata Aprile, Joanna Vanderham, Steve Coogan

MPAA Rating:

R

Run Time:

1hr 33mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

USA