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Free State Festival presents The Chaperone with Laura Moriarty

Liberty Hall


The Free State Festival, Liberty Hall, Lawrence Public Library and Raven Book Store present a sneak preview of the new film, The Chaperone, based on the best-selling book by Lawrence author Laura Moriarty and adapted by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Laura Moriarty & moderator Laura Kirk. Books will be available for sale & signing.

Synopsis: Louise Brooks, the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn’t break, epitomized the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. But, just a few years earlier, she was a 15 year-old student in Wichita, Kansas for whom fame and fortune were only dreams. When the opportunity arises for her to go to New York to study with a leading dance troupe, her mother (Victoria Hill) insists there be a chaperone. Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern), a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise (Haley Lu Richardson) to New York for the summer.

Director: Michael Engler
Writers: Julian Fellowes (screenplay by), Laura Moriarty (based on the book by)
Stars: Haley Lu Richardson, Elizabeth McGovern, Miranda Otto
Genre: Drama
Rated: Unrated

Running Time: 1h, 43min (Film)

Doors open 1 hour prior to showtime.

Event is in the Main Theater with balcony and floor seating. The top tier of the Main Theater floor is wheelchair accessible. All tickets are General Admission.

Online ticket sales will close 2 hours prior to show, at that time tickets will only available in-person at the box office. No coupons or discounts accepted for special screenings, sorry.

Please be advised that firearms or weapons of any kind are not permitted in Liberty Hall. All entrants to public events may be subject to wanding and/or pat-down and bag searches upon each entry to the facility. Please arrive early to ensure entry prior to event start time.

No outside food or drink. No backpacks or large bags/purses are allowed. Liberty Hall assumes no liability for any items left at the door. For a full list of prohibited items and more information on Liberty Hall policies, visit

Suitable for:
All Ages
Film Screenings

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