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The Old Globe offers free Monday cinema

The Old Globe offers free Monday cinema

The Old Globe will once again share some of its favorite Shakespearean cinema as a complement to its stage productions with the return of Free Monday Night Film Screenings, presented in conjunction with the 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival.

Curated by the Globe’s Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and introduced by Edelstein and KPBS’s “Cinema Junkie” Beth Accomando, the films include Julie Taymor’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on June 26, Peter Brook’s “King Lear” on July 17, Al Pacino’s “Looking for Richard on Aug. 7, and Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo + Juliet” on Aug. 28. Admission is free. Seating for each film is first-come, first-served and by general admission. The line begins one hour before each screening.

Join the Old Globe for the first film, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” on Monday, June 26 at 8:15 p.m. in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. From the mind of award-winning director Julie Taymor comes a Shakespeare adaptation like none other. Rich with Taymor’s trademark creativity, this immersive and darkly poetic cinematic experience brings to life the play’s iconic fairies and the unsuspecting young lovers they meddle with. Filmed at Taymor’s sold-out stage production with cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto and music by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal, the feats of visual imagination are ingenious and plentiful, but beating at the center of the film is an emotionally moving take on the deeper human aspects of Shakespeare’s beloved tale.

Admission is free for the Monday night Shakespeare film screenings. Seating for each film is first-come, first-served and by general admission. Line begins one hour before each screening. Visit TheOldGlobe.org.

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