October 20th, 2018 - 12:30 pm
KING LEAR OPENING AS PART OF NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SERIES AT CINEMA ART THEATER
Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s “extraordinarily moving portrayal” (“The Independent”) of KING LEAR in cinemas.
Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, KING LEAR sees two aging fathers – one a king, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. [2018, UK, Approx. Runtime: 3 hours, 40 minutes, Rated: PG-13].
Michael Billington of “The Guardian” calls the production, “smart, lucid, superbly detailed.” “Ian McKellen adds to the roster of his greatest achievements,” writes Paul Taylor of “The Independent.”
National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of British theater live from the London stage on film to cinemas across the UK and around the world.
Screenings will be 12:30 pm on Saturday, October 20, 12:30 pm on Monday, October 22, and 6:00 pm on Tuesday, October 23, at the Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza (behind the Lewes Wawa). Admission for National Theatre Live is $18 for RBFS members, $20 general admission and $15 for ages 16 and under. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online. If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater, 30 minutes before the screening.
The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education and cultural enrichment for our community. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (November 1-11, 2018). Having met all the requirements for best practices in nonprofit management, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®. The Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com, or call 302-645-9095.