TRAVELLING LIGHT by London's National Theatre Company
|Saturday, March 03, 2012, 12:00pm - 03:00pm |
The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah and the Salt Lake Film Society are proud to present National Theatre Live - a groundbreaking initiative to broadcast performances from Britain’s stages to cinemas worldwide.
The next production to be captured live in high definition from the stage of London’s National Theatre and exhibited in Utah will be TRAVELLING LIGHT.
How had a twenty–two–year–old pretentious layabout made a discovery that would elude every other cinematic pioneer for years to come?
In a remote village in Eastern Europe, around 1900, the young Motl Mendl is entranced by the flickering silent images on his father’s cinematograph. Bankrolled by Jacob, the ebullient local timber merchant, and inspired by Anna, the girl sent to help him make moving pictures of their village, he stumbles on a revolutionary way of story-telling. Forty years on, Motl – now a famed American film director – looks back on his early life and confronts the cost of fulfilling his dreams.
Following Vincent in Brixton and The Reporter, Nicholas Wright’s new play is a funny and fascinating tribute to the Eastern European immigrants who became major players in Hollywood’s golden age. The award-winning Antony Sher – whose previous work with the National Theatre includes Primo and Stanley – returns to play Jacob.
Tickets are $15 for general admission, $8.75 for student admission, and $12 for Salt Lake Film Society members. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit www.thc.utah.edu .
Contact : Josh Elstein (801) 585-9341