Contest: Win Tickets to see 'Quartet' (Closed)

Are there any Maggie Smith fans in Ottawa? Smith had a banner year playing the Dowager Countess of Grantham on “Downton Abbey” and everyone’s favourite cranky resident of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, but my favourite performance of Smith’s was her funny turn as Jean, the reigning diva of Beecham House in Quartet.

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget (Tom Courtenay), Wilfred Bond (Billy Connolly) and Cecily Robson (Pauline Collins) this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they’re in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton (Maggie Smith). Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert?

Thanks to our friends at Alliance Films, we have fifteen (15) double passes to the Ottawa sneak peek of Quartet. All you have to do to enter is answer the following trivia question:

Quartet marks the directorial debut of which Oscar-winning actor?
a) Maggie Smith
b) Anthony Hopkins
c) Colin Firth
d) Dustin Hoffman
Hint: The answer is in the trailer!

Email your answer along to contests@cinemablographer.com with the subject “Quartet.” Bonus entries go to anyone who RTs this contest on Twitter or shares it on Facebook. Contest closes Sunday, January 13th at noon. The screening takes place Monday, January 14 at 7:00pm.

Quartet opens in Ottawa January 25th at The ByTowne.
(Make sure to see Quartet! It’s one of my Top 10 films of 2012!)