February 2nd, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Rehoboth Beach Film Society presents National Theatre Live's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
Broadcast live from the National Theatre in London, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire, the Egyptian queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.
Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following previous broadcasts of “Twelfth Night,” “Man and Superman” and “The Beaux’ Stratagem.” [UK, 2018, 220 minutes, Rated: PG-13].
“A terrific occasion. Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo are at the top of their game,” writes Michael Billington of “The Guardian.”
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.
The screening will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 2. Admission is $18 for RBFS members, $20 general admission and $15 for ages 15 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.
For tickets and information, visit www.rehobothfilm.com/event/national-theatre-live/
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 (October 31-November 10, 2019). 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.