Monday, July 01, 2013

Film Talk at the Ross: Joss Whedon's *Much Ado*




Sunday, July 21st, at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center,
313 N. 13th Street in Lincoln.

After the 12 noon screening of Whedon's present-day version of Much Ado on July 21, stay in the theater and talk about the film with Becky Key Boesen, who directed Flatwater Shakespeare's Summer 2013 production of the play; Bob Hall, Artistic Director of Flatwater Shakespeare, who has directed the play multiple times; and Stephen Buhler, Education Director of Flatwater Shakespeare and author of Shakespeare in the Cinema: Ocular Proof

From the Ross website:

Shakespeare's classic comedy is given a contemporary spin in Joss Whedon's film, Much Ado About Nothing. Shot in just 12 days (and using the original text), the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a dark, sexy and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love. (c) Roadside Attractions

“. . .lovers of the Bard are in for an exhilarating surprise. Even iambic pentameter can't trip up Whedon . . . an irresistible blend of mirth and malice.”—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

". . .an absolute delight... No one currently working knows better than Whedon how to present eternal themes to contemporary audiences in such a forward-thinking manner.”—Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

“...wit, romantic chemistry, sharp characterization, tough-ass heroines, and dramatic confrontations.... Whedon approaches the story with a tremendous amount of joy.”—Chris Packham, Village Voice/LA Weekly



The film runs at the Ross Friday, July 19 through Thursday, August 1.
 

For more information, visit theross.org.

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