National Theatre Live: King Lear | Denver Film Society | Jonathan Munby | United Kingdom

National Theatre Live: King Lear

Jonathan Munby

Classic, Drama

EnglishUnited Kingdom2018220 minWebsite


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Screens Thursday, October 18th at 7pm and Sunday, October 21st at 12:30pm
Sponsored by Cherry Creek Theater - Maxine & Mark Rossman

Simulcast in full HD and 5.1 Surround Sound. Tickets are $15 for DFS Members, $16 for Seniors or Students, $18 for General Admission.

‘Ian McKellen reigns supreme in this triumphant production.’ (Daily Telegraph)

Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (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 ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) 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 ageing 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.

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Screenwriter: William Shakespeare
Cast: Sir Ian McKellan