Peter Brook: Behind the Camera

Peter Brook: Behind the Camera

Davis Royal Films / Photofest Moderato Cantabile (1960)


Mon., Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Thu., Oct. 13, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 14, 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 15, 2, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 16, 4, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Mon., Oct. 17, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Tue., Oct. 18, 4:30, 7 & 9:50 p.m., Wed., Oct. 19, 4:30 p.m. and Thu., Oct. 20, 4:30, 7 & 9:30 p.m. 2016

Location Info:

BAM Rose Cinemas
30 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY  11217
The director Peter Brook has never met a landmark literary text he didn't want to strip down or spice up for the screen. There are his famously stark renderings of Shakespeare (1971's King Lear) and William Golding (1963's Lord of the Flies), both of which enact their source material in unsparing black-and-white. But then he also made more sumptuous, Technicolor-exciting works like The Beggar's Opera (1953), an adaptation of the John Gay ballad opera (which itself later inspired Brecht's The Threepenny Opera). BAMcinématek's two-week series on Brook, presented in conjunction with the Next Wave run of the director's stage work Battlefield, takes a tour through Brook's inspired adaptations, which include a collaboration with Hiroshima Mon Amour screenwriter Marguerite Duras (1960's Moderato Cantabile, starring Jeanne Moreau and Jean-Paul Belmondo and adapted from Duras's book of the same name) and a committed realization of Peter Weiss's Marat/Sade (1967), set in a nineteenth-century French asylum.

"Peter Brook: Behind the Camera" runs through October 20 at BAMcinématek. Click here for the screening schedule.
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