Harlan Jacobson’s Talk Cinema
All is True
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Wednesday, February 13, 7 pm
$18 / $16 Speed members / Free for Cinephile members
“In this lovely ode to a literary master, Branagh shows us what his hero always understood – that life may be an endlessly unfolding mystery, but in art, all is true.”—Ella Taylor, NPR
This detailed period film focuses on the personal life of Shakespeare and his complicated personal life late in his career. Disaster strikes “The Bard” in 1613 when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the ground. Devastated by the loss, he returns to Stratford, where he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son, Hamnet, he begins to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In doing so, he is forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war. With Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, and Ian McKellen. 2018, U.K., DCP, 101 minutes. Rated PG-13.
Followed by a post-screening discussion with Amy Attaway, Associate Artist Director, Kentucky Shakespeare and Gregory Maupin, Dramaturg and Actor, Kentucky Shakespeare.
This national series, programmed by the venerable film critics and film curators Harlan and Susan Jacobson, features a sneak preview screening of an art house film prior to its release followed by discussion. Check the Speed’s website for the reveal of the film selected at least a week in advance of the screening.
Last year’s selections included The Apparition, Border, Shoplifters, Stan & Ollie, and Capernaum.