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Film and Talk: A Midwinter's Tale

  • Laundry King 65 Main Street Livingston Manor, NY 12758 (map)

Join CAS at the Laundry King at 65 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY for a special screening of the film A Midwinter's Tale (1995), featuring a talkback with programmer Bradley Diuguid. 

Writer/director Kenneth Branagh serves up Hamlet on wry with this silly salute to thespians. This romantic comedy took a merry spin on Shakespeare's best-known tale, featuring actors who later starred in Branagh's classic (and much more serious) film version of Hamlet in 1996. If you liked Waiting for Guffman, Spinal Tap, or Slings and Arrows, you'll love A Midwinter's Tale!

To be or not to be? To act or not to act? The questions are the same to Joe, a struggling (read: jobless) actor whose every sinew and synapse cries out to perform and to soften the blow of not landing a part in a megabudget sci-fi movie. So in the stalwart (read: desperate) tradition of actors everywhere, Joe vows to put on a show, a special (read: even more desperate) version of the greatest play in the English tongue. What better way to celebrate Christmas than with the Bard's gory tale of murder and revenge? 

For a preview of the film, click here to watch the trailer online

Runtime: 98 minutes. Black and white. This film is rated R. Contains some profanity and adult situations. 

Presented as part of our “Year of Shakespeare” at CAS, a festival celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s life with a year-long slate of live performances, films, and discussions. 

Tickets by $5 suggested donation accepted at the door. Presented as part of the "CAS Film Club" series.