Emory Cinematheque Presents Four Films from William Shakespeare's Plays

October 3, 2016

As Emory University prepares for the arrival of Shakespeare’s First Folio, Emory’s Department of Film & Media Studies begins the Shakespeare portion of its fall Cinematheque Series. The series will run four classic films between October 16 and November 4 in White Hall 208, located on Emory’s main campus at 201 Dowman Drive, Atlanta GA 30306. All screenings are free of charge and open to the public; no ticket is required. 

Sunday October 16, 4 p.m. “Much Ado About Nothing” (1993)
The series begins with a screening of Kenneth Branagh’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” Starring fan favorites Keanu Reeves, Denzel Washington, and Michael Keaton, Branagh’s rendition of Shakespearean romantic comedy is a ravishing entertainment.

Friday, October 21, 7:30 p.m. “Falstaff” (1965) (aka “Chimes at Midnight”)
“Falstaff” takes us through “Henry IV” Parts 1 and 2, “Henry V,” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” recounting the autobiographical narrative of the character Falstaff. Orson Welles approaches traditional storylines from a new perspective, offering audiences a chance to look at a classic work anew.

Sunday, October 30, 3:30 p.m. “Ran” (1985)
Akira Kurosawa conceives dark, passionate tragedy that parallels Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” “Ran” poetically depicts the folly that befalls warlord Hidetora Ichimonji as he tragically learns the meaning of family and foe.

Friday, November 4, 7:30 p.m. “Titus” (1999)
Julie Taymor’s film debut recalls the tale of Shakespeare’s vengeful tragedy, “Titus Andronicus.” The audience is invited to step into Taymor’s crude, bizzare, twisted world and witness the unraveling of Shakespeare’s fallen Roman general.

More information at arts.emory.edu.