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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Tommy in Macedonia
« Last post by Iain Fisher on Today at 06:57:23 PM »
Tommy is on at the Cinematheque in Macedonia on 29 Feb 2024.

For details see the Cinematheque site click here
https://www.slobodenpecat.mk/sr/

For more on Tommy click here
https://www.iainfisher.com/russell/ken-russell-film-tommy.html



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General discussion / Re: 100 members and 1000 posts (now 5000)
« Last post by Iain Fisher on Yesterday at 05:46:20 PM »
5000 posts !!!
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There are auditions for My Children! My Africa!

You are required to familiarise yourself with the play and the specific character requirements, then prepare a short monologue.  The auditions are on 4 March 2024 at 9000 College Pkwy, Palos Hills, IL, United States, Illinois

For details of the audition and how to register click here.
https://allevents.in/palos%20hills/auditions-for-my-children-my-africa-by-athol-fugard/200026173248856

For more on the play click here
https://www.iainfisher.com/fugard/athol-fugard-plays-africa.html
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Athol Fugard discussion / My Children! My Africa! in Illinois, USA
« Last post by Iain Fisher on Yesterday at 04:54:59 PM »
My Children! My Africa! is on at the John and Angeline Oremus Theater, Illinois.  The dates are 26, 27 April and 3, 4 May 2024.

The play is directed by Dr. Craig Rosen

"The great South African playwright confronts the tragedy of apartheid in his native land in this compelling tale about the efforts of a humble and humane black teacher in a segregated township to persuade just one young person that education, not violence, is the answer to South Africa's problems".

For the theatre website click here
https://www.morainevalley.edu/fpac/academic-theater/
For more on the play click here.
https://www.iainfisher.com/fugard/athol-fugard-plays-africa.html


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Steven Berkoff discussion / An Afternoon with Steven Berkoff, UK
« Last post by Iain Fisher on February 17, 2024, 06:25:46 PM »
An Afternoon with Steven Berkoff at Beccles Public Hall And Theatre, in Beccles, Suffolk on 18 February 2024.
Tickets are available from Beccles site click https://www.becclespublichall.co.uk/.



For more on Berkoff click here
https://www.iainfisher.com/berkoff/index.html
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Steven Berkoff discussion / Lovelock Hostage Bridge
« Last post by Iain Fisher on February 10, 2024, 10:09:44 PM »
The 'Lovelock Hostage Bridge', will feature thousands of padlocks autographed by well-known figures, symbolising solidarity with those still held captive by Hamas.  The opening, taking place at London's Jewish Community Centre, JW3, in Finchley Road, Hampstead, UK on Sunday, February 11 at 11.30am.

Steven Berkoff as well as Maureen Lipman, Simon Schama, Martin Sorrell, Howard Jacobson, Simon Sebag Montefiore and Luciana Berger will be attaching their signed padlocks to the bridge.

More details at the Ham and High website here
https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/24110166.maureen-lipman-open-lovelock-hostage-bridge-jw3/

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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: Music Videos by Jon Sorensen
« Last post by Iain Fisher on February 06, 2024, 05:44:34 PM »
Hi Jon,

Thanks for all these.  I have watched a few of the videos, all good stuff, music and stunning imagery.  I liked the Edinburgh reference, I always though of Edinburgh as a city of various levels.

Clouds of Glory is better than my copy.  I was at the BFI filming (Melvyn Bragg was there).  Good seeing it on a large screen and an even better copy but still still with some damaged film.  The  BFI said their copy was very fragile, but is the best copy still around.

Iain
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Steven Berkoff discussion / Under the Cherry Moon in New York
« Last post by Iain Fisher on January 31, 2024, 06:36:43 PM »
The  Museum of the Moving Image in New York present Under the Cherry Moon on 10, 11 Feb 2024.

Prince stars and directs.  His love interest is Kristin Scott Thomas, her first film, and Berkoff plays her father.

For more on the film click here (bottom of page)
https://www.iainfisher.com/berkoff/berkoff-film-1980s-2.html

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 New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles present Altered States and Lair of the White Worm.  They are on 3, 4 Feb 2024.

The cinema website is here
https://thenewbev.com/

More on Altered States is here
https://www.iainfisher.com/russell/ken-russell-film-altered-states.html

More on Lair of the White Worm is here
https://www.iainfisher.com/russell/ken-russell-film-lair-white-worm.html







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Steven Berkoff discussion / Re: Steven Berkoff as Polonius in Hamlet
« Last post by Iain Fisher on January 26, 2024, 07:02:16 PM »
The film is in cinemas in the UK from 27 February 2024.  There is also a filmed Q&A with Ian McKellen and Director Sean Mathias.

"A tale of revenge that has stood the test of time, Shakespeare’s classic tragedy is reimagined for the modern day as a gripping psychological thriller! Transcending the confines of the stage in a uniquely modern take, the film utilises nearly every room of the Theatre Royal Windsor to transform it into the immortal Elsinore Castle, from basement dungeon to roof-top battlement.

Ian McKellen - reprising his lead role as Hamlet, a man who descends into madness as he seeks vengeance against his uncle for the apparent murder of his father - leads a stellar cast with stage and screen legend, Steven Berkoff, and stars of the critically acclaimed, recent stage cast of ‘Hamlet’: Frances Barber (King Lear, Chekhov’s The Seagull), Jonathan Hyde (King Lear, Titanic, Crimson Peak), Jenny Seagrove and BAFTA-winner Francesca Annis, bringing their iconic roles to life in this compelling new film adaptation".
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