Shakespeare Film Festival 2012

This autumn, along with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, we are delighted to invite you to Stratford-upon-Avon’s first Shakespeare Film Festival.

With Sir Kenneth Branagh, the patron of SFF, we present a magical fortnight of iconic films and fascinating debates, with a chance for budding cinematographers to enter a new filmmaking competition (more details will be posted on the SBT website very soon).

There’s something for everyone, from classics such as the Burton/Taylor THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and Oliver’s OTHELLO, to contemporary interpretations such as Sir Patrick Stewart’s MACBETH and GNOMEO & JULIET for Kids’ Club (please note adults who are not accompanying a child will not be admitted to Kids’ Club shows).

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (U)Friday 12 October, 8.00. Pre-screening talk: A Woman Scorned: Shakespeare writing women.

GNOMEO AND JULIET 2D (U)Saturday 13 October, 10.30am. Includes a pre-screening short drama workshop.

OTHELLO (U) Sunday 14 October, 7.00. Pre-screening talk: The Leading Role with Prof. Stanley Wells.

Silent  Shakespeare (U)Thursday 18 October, 7.00. Pre-screening talk: Neil Brand in conversation with Prof. Russell Jackson.

MACBETH (12A)Friday 19 October, 8.00. Pre-screening talk: Madness and Marriage.

THE LION KING (PG) –  Saturday 20 October, 10.30am. Includes a pre-screening animal puppet-making workshop. 

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (PG) Saturday 20 October, 8.00. Pre-screening talk: Shakespeare, Movies and Music.

HENRY V (PG)Sunday 21 October, 7.00. The Film Festival’s closing night gala screening.

Ticket prices: HENRY V - Full price £15 / Members, SBT Friends & Concessions £10. All other films: Full price £10 / Members, SBT Friends & Concessions £7. Kids’ Club films: Members £1 / Non-members £3.