Thursday, June 25 at 7:00
Running Time: 148mins (No interval)
Circle Cinema is delighted to present Julie Taymor’s much heralded and sold-out production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, filmed at the Theatre For A New Audience in Brooklyn, New York in 2014. Taymor is the creative force behind such productions as The Magic Flute (Metropolitan Opera), Across the Universe, Frida, and of course the highest grossing Broadway musical of all time, The Lion King.
Of all Shakespeare’s plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the most phantasmagorical, featuring fairies, spells, and hallucinatory lovers. Julie Taymor turns out a production that’s visually breathtaking, funny, sexy and darkly poetic. With cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto (Argo, Frida) and music by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal, this is an immersive, inventive cinematic experience that was filmed during the show’s highly acclaimed inaugural run. The feats of visual imagination are ingenious and plentiful, but beating at the centre of the film is an emotionally moving take on the deeper human aspects of this beloved tale.
“Visionary director Julie Taymor is a thrilling painter of theatre” (Time Out New York)
“A deliriously beautiful, deeply magical staging” (Newsday)