Sunday, July 19, 2015
Where: The Paramount
Cost: $14.50 Adult / $12.50 Senior / $10.50 Student
See the highly acclaimed stage production in HD on the Big Screen!
From the director of The Lion King, Julie Taymor (Frida, The Magic Flute), comes a cinematic experience of the much heralded and sold-out production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with music by Oscar winning composer Elliot Goldenthal (Frida, Heat), cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto (Birdman, Wolf of Wall Street) and stellar performances by David Harewood, Tina Benko, Max Casella, and Kathryn Hunter
Of all Shakespeare’s plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the most phantasmagorical, with fairies, spells and hallucinatory lovers. Julie Taymor turns out a production that’s visually breathtaking, funny, sexy and darkly poetic. This immersive, inventive cinematic experience was filmed last autumn during Taymor’s highly acclaimed inaugural stage production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The feats of visual imagination are ingenious and plentiful, but beating at the center of the film is an emotionally moving take on the deeper human aspects of this beloved tale.