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Signature Cinema showcases films written by playwrights and films that explore the “world of the play” that is currently in production. By embracing both stage and screen, Signature Cinema hopes to foster a new generation of theatregoers who appreciate the arts of both playwriting and screenwriting.
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About Falls the Shadow-The Life & Times of Athol Fugard :
Acclaimed film director Tony Palmer has created an in-depth and revealing profile of Athol Fugard whom Time Magazine has called “the greatest living playwright in the English-speaking world.” A self-described “regional writer,” for over fifty years Fugard has born witness to the devastations and triumphs of his native South Africa, giving “voice to the voiceless.” Palmer takes us to Fugard’s hometown of Port Elizabeth, the setting for many of his plays, and traces the history of South Africa under apartheid. The film also features extended footage of Fugard’s plays and films, with performances by Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Matthew Broderick, Danny Glover, Zakes Mokae, and Fugard himself, as well as interviews with Nobel laureates F.W. de Klerk and Nadine Gordimer, and actors Pieter-Dirk Uys, Ben Kingsley, James Earl Jones, Antony Sher, and Janet Suzman.
August 20, 2012
The Alice Griffin Jewelbox Theatre