Join us for a Feast Your Eyes screening on February 20th at 18.40.
In 1613, during a production of Henry VIII – the alternative title of which is All Is True – Shakespeare’s beloved Globe Theatre burned down in a freak accident. Retiring from his gilded career in London, the playwright (played by director Kenneth Branagh) returns home to a semblance of domesticity in Stratford-upon-Avon where he is greeted as a near stranger by stoical wife Anne (Judi Dench) and two troubled daughters, Susanna and Judith. Without the demands of work and fame, Shakespeare is confronted by long-repressed grief for his son, Hamnet, who had died many years previously at the age of 11. Based on an incisive, literate script by Ben Elton, Branagh’s film is a melancholy, restrained portrait of the Bard’s final years.
There will be Open Captioned screenings at 18.10 and Tuesday 12th and at 13.00 on Thursday 14th.
(Notes by David O’Mahony)
Don’t forget we now schedule weekly.