Academy Award® Winner Christopher Plummer’s critically-acclaimed performance in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s production of The Tempest storms into select U.S. movie theaters on Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. local time followed by an exclusive Q&A with the actor and director. Directed by Tony Award® Winner Des McAnuff, The Tempest was pre-recorded live over two days at the legendary Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada. Plummer takes the classical role of a lifetime to the big screen, starring as Prospero in Shakespeare's culminating masterpiece.
In the New York City area, screenings will take place at the AMC Empire 25, Regal Union Square Stadium 14, New York Symphony Space, NYU’s Skirball Center, AMC Kips Bay 15, and more. The Tempest will be shown at more than 565 cinemas throughout North America.
WHEN: THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012 AT 7:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME; with select encores nationally
The Tempest pits the desire for revenge against the demands of love and asks if man is capable of creating a brave new world. The story focuses on Prospero (Christopher Plummer), the banished Duke of Milan. Marooned on a distant island with his daughter, Miranda (Trish Lindström), Prospero has spent 12 years perfecting his magic arts. Now, with the help of the spirit Ariel (Julyana Soelistyo), he raises a storm at sea, bringing within his grasp the enemies who robbed him of his dukedom. The stage production received rave reviews and played to sold-out houses at Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival in the summer of 2010.
For a complete list of U.S. dates, times & locations, please check: www.TheTempestHD.com
The Tempest is presented by NCM Fathom Events and BY Experience, in association with Entertainment One.
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