Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, May 31, 2013
7:30pm

MUCH ADO ABOUT SHAKESPEARE: THE BARD ON THE BIG SCREEN
Double Feature!
HENRY V / RICHARD III
HENRY V (1944)
1944, Sony Repertory, 137 min, UK, Dir: Laurence Olivier

Winston Churchill wanted a morale booster for British troops in WWII and got more than he could have possibly imagined in what is arguably the first great Shakespeare film. Laurence Olivier directs and stars as the 15th-century warrior king, leading his troops to victory against the French at Agincourt. Brilliantly framed with sequences depicting the play’s performance at the Globe Theatre, this Technicolor tour-de-force was nominated for four Oscars, with Olivier receiving an honorary award for his yeoman work. Once more unto the breach!


RICHARD III
1995, Park Circus, 104 min, UK, Dir: Richard Loncraine

Shakespeare’s most villainous monarch is right at home in pre-WWII England in this boldly reimagined tale of Richard III’s murderous rise to power. Ian McKellen brings his acclaimed Royal National Theatre performance to the big screen, with stellar support from Annette Bening, Robert Downey Jr., Kristin Scott Thomas, Jim Broadbent and Maggie Smith. Some of Britain’s most iconic buildings are inventively repurposed here; the film’s audacious visual style earned Oscar nominations for art direction and costume design.


Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Fri, May 31, 2013 • 7:30pm

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