P.R.: FREE FILM EVENT! Apr 22-28


            To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Arena Cinema Hollywood will present a Free Shakespeare Series of films. Admission is free, but reservations are REQUIRED. Online: http://arenascreen.com . By phone: (323) 306-0676. April 22- April 28, 2016. At Arena Cinema Hollywood, 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028. The films:

            As You Like It. U.S. Premiere. Directed  by Michael Elliott and Ronald Eyre. Written by William Shakespeare. From BBC Worldwide North America. Black-and-white, 1963, U.K., 135 minutes, not rated. Comedy. Starring Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Allen, Ian Richardson, Patsy Byrne, Max Adrian and Patrick Wymark. Sat. April 23 at 4:00; Tues. April 26 at 5:30.

            A Midsummer Night's Dream. U.S. Premiere. Directed by James Cellan Jones. Written by William Shakespeare. Produced by Cedric Messina. From BBC Worldwide North America. Color, 1971, U.K., 120 minutes, not rated. Comedy. Starring Lynn Redgrave, Eileen Atkins, Michael Gambon, Edward Fox, Eleanor Bron, Robert Stephens and Ronnie Barker. Set in Edwardian England and filmed in and around Scotney Castle in Kent. Sunday, April 24 at 7:40; Thurs. April 28 at 5:30.

            King Lear. Directed and adapted by Richard Eyre. Based on the play by William Shakespeare. From BBC Worldwide North America. Color, 1998, U.K./U.S.A., 150 minutes, not rated. Drama. Starring Ian Holm, Victoria Hamilton, Amanda Redman, Barbara Flynn, Timothy West and Paul Rhys. The National Theater production, done in a sparse modernistic style. Sun. April 24 at 5:00; Mon. April 25 at 7:10.

            The Taming of the Shrew. Directed by David Richards. Adapted by Sally Wainwright. Based on the play by William Shakespeare. Produced by Diederick Santer. From BBC Worldwide North America. Color, 2005, U.K., 90 minutes, not rated. Comedy. Starring Shirley Henderson, Rufus Sewell, Santiago Cabrera, Twiggy Lawson, Jaime Murray and David Mitchell. In this sexy update, Kate is a Member of Parliament who marries up in order to advance her goal of becoming a party leader. Sat. Apr. 23 at 9:55 p.m.; Tues. April 26 at 7:50.

            Chimes at Midnight. Directed by Orson Welles. Adapted by Welles from Henry IV, Part One; Henry Iv, Part Two; and Henry V by William Shakespeare; and The Holinshed Chronicles. Produced by Harry Saltzman, Emiliano Piedra and Angel Escolano. From Janus Films. Black-and-white, 1967, France/Spain/Switzerland, 113 minutes, not rated. Comedy/Drama/. Starring Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Keith Baxter, John Gielgud, Margaret Rutherford and Marina Vlady. Orson Welles as Falstaff in one of Welles' finest achievements. Fri. Apr. 22 at 6:30; Sat. Apr. 23 at 6:20; Wed. April 27 at 7:10; Thurs. April 28 at 7:35.

            Winner- Cannes Film Festival; Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain.

            Hamlet. Directed and adapted by Bruce Ramsay. Based on the play by William Shakespeare. Produced by Ramsay, Joseph Gould and John Cassini. From Breaking Glass Pictures. Color, 2014, Canada, 88 minutes, not rated. Drama. Starring Bruce Ramsay, Lara Gilchrist, Peter Wingfield, Gillian Barber, John Cassini and Duncan Fraser. This modern-dress version of the story of the melancholy Danish prince and the intrigues surrounding his family is set in postwar London. Sun. Apr. 24 at 3:30; Mon. Apr. 25 at 5:30. Wed. Apr. 27 at 5:30.

            Winner- Leo Award.                          

            Discounted parking is available with validation at lots adjacent to the venue and across the street. Arena Cinema is Hollywood's new home for independent films, powered by Voltaire Media.  Ranked among Top 5 Indie Movie Theatres in Los Angeles by CBS2.

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