A romantic coming-of-age tale set in the art deco glory of 1930s New York City, ME AND ORSON WELLES is a celebration of love, theatre and the passions that inspire greatness.
Driven by charismatic performances, this charming film provides a captivating look into the world of the theatre.
Director Richard Linklater has forged a career out of making diverse and often unexpected choices, and has proven himself to be a consistently interesting filmmaker, and Me And Orson Welles is just as captivating and surprising as one would hope.
17-year-old student Richard (Zac Efron) spends his days fantasising of the bright lights of Broadway. When he bumps into members of the Mercury Theatre company, a new acting troupe headed by then-unknown 22-yearold Orson Welles (in an extraordinary, award-wining performance by newcomer Christian McKay), and is given a small role in a visionary staging of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar', Richard's dreams are closer to becoming reality.
Richard is taught the ropes by a beautiful, ambitious production assistant, Sonja (Claire Danes), and he quickly falls head over heels in love. However, he has to concentrate on his role in the play and not challenge the charismatic-but-sometimes-cruel Orson Welles, who won't have anyone stand in the way of his astonishing artistic vision. The stage is set for behind-the-scenes adventures bound to change everyone's lives, and help create one of the 20th century's artistic giants.
Me and Orson Welles
Rating: (PG) 2hrs
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Ben Chaplin, Claire Danes, Zac Efron, Richard Linklater, Christian McKay
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th September 2010
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Prices: Adults $13.00; Concessions $10.00; Member/Child $8.50
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