Take an in-depth look at how some filmmakers have reimagined Shakespeare’s work to create compelling cinema.
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and the Coolidge Corner Theatre are teaming up to take an in-depth look at how some filmmakers have reimagined Shakespeare’s work to create compelling cinema that is as relevant today as it was four hundred years ago. Each event will include a live discussion with experts on film and theater, which will take place via Zoom.
Maqbool, a 2004 Indian crime drama directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. The Mumbai criminal underworld stands in for the rugged terrain of Scotland in this critically acclaimed adaptation of Macbeth, starring the internationally renowned actor Irrfan Khan (A Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire, The Namesake), with Pankaj Kapur, Tabu, Naseeruddin Shah, and Om Puri. This classic tale of greed and ambition premiered at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival.
Admission for each event in the series is $10.00 and includes a link to the live Zoom discussion (which will run approximately 60 minutes). Please note: the Coolidge and CSC are not able to provide direct links to the films, but patrons can find out where to rent and/or stream them here.
Patrons are urged to register a week or more in advance so they have ample time to view the film before the discussion session. Please be sure to register for each individual event in the series you are interested in attending.