Hop@Home: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

A Chat with Prof. Padmanabhan

with Sydney Stowe and Johanna Evans
April 14, 2020

This event occurred as part of the 19/20 Hop@Home season. This is an archived view.

Watch Céline Sciamma's exquisite period romance, then tune in for a live chat with film studies Prof. Lakshmi Padmanabhan!


Missed the live stream?

Watch the video

Welcome to #SmallScreenFun: A flick a week from the heart of Hop Film with a virtual gathering to follow. Tuesday nights in a living room near you (really near you)!

Here's how it works

  1. Watch Portrait of a Lady on Fire on Hulu over the weekend! 

  2. Join us on Facebook Live on Tuesday, April 14 at 8 pm for a live conversation with Prof. Lakshmi Padmanabhan and Hop movie mavens Syd Stowe and Johanna Evans. You do not need to have a Facebook account to watch this chat. Anyone can click on the yellow box above below just before 8 pm and you will be taken directly to the event. See you soon!

About Portrait of a Lady on Fire

In this ravishing period romance, passion ignites between a young aristocrat and the woman hired to paint her wedding portrait. Resentful of her forced marriage, the former at first refuses to pose, but soon the two women develop an emotional, erotic bond. As much about creativity as it is about female desire, this sumptuous, slow-burn love story is a clever subversion of the traditional tale of an artist and "his" muse. D: Céline Sciamma, France, subtitled, 2019, 2h

About Prof. Lakshmi Padmanabhan

Lakshmi Padmanabhan is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Society of Fellows at Dartmouth College, and is teaching a course on Queer Cinema in the department of Film & Media Studies. Her current book, The Untimely Image explores how experiments with cinematic time in queer feminist video art from South Asia manifest radical feminist politics. She has programmed experimental film and video at venues including BRIC Contemporary, AS220, and Magic Lantern Cinema. Hop Film is excited for this opportunity to collaborate and hopes it will be the first of many!


“An exquisitely executed love story that’s both formally adventurous and emotionally devastating … It’s so good you’ll want to watch again in slow-motion immediately afterwards just to see how she does it.”

—The Hollywood Reporter

“A gorgeous French fever dream.”

—Entertainment Weekly

One of the best things about seeing a film in a theater is sharing the experience with other people, right then and there. #SmallScreenFun brings that movie-watching camaraderie to the digital space...

Learn More
Spring Hop@Home
2020/21 Hop@Home

Each week, our virtual stage brings adventurous artistry into your living room. The Hop offers a varied weekly line-up of online programming including live-streamed performances, film recommendations...

Learn More

Contact Us

Box Office

Box Office Summer Hours: 
Tuesday-Friday: 2-5 pm
Open one hour prior to all ticketed events.
There will be extended phone hours 12-5 pm Tuesday-Friday from July 9-26 for the Live Season On Sale. 

Visiting Information