From the mind of award-winning director Julie Taymor (The Lion King on Broadway, Frida, Titus) comes a Shakespeare adaptation like none other, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Rich with Taymor's trademark creativity, this immersive and darkly poetic cinematic experience brings the play's iconic fairies, spells and hallucinatory lovers to life. Filmed at her sold-out stage production with cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto (Argo, Frida) 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.
Below is a list of theaters where the film will be touring. Check back to see if the movie is coming to a theater near you, or reach out to secure your own screening.
Cary, NC - The Cary - February 2, 2017 - Ticketing Info Coming Soon!
Winter Park, FL - Enzian - October 15 - Tickets & Info
Boston, MA - Emerson Arts - September 2 - Ticketing Info Coming Soon!
Moscow, ID - Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre - August 25 - Ticketing Info Coming Soon!
Brooklyn, NY - Nowadays - August 8 - Ticketing Info Coming Soon!
** Outdoor event hosted by the Maysles Cinema
Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Academy of Music - August 6 - Ticketing Info Coming Soon!
Nantucket, MA - Dreamland Theatre - August 5 - Ticketing Info Coming Soon!
Anchorage, AK - Beartooth Theatre Pub - July 25 - Tickets & Info
East Hampton, NY - John Drew Theater - July 19 - Tickets & Info
**Hosted by Bob Balaban with special guest Julie Taymor
Greenbelt, MD - Old Greenbelt Theatre - July 10 - Tickets & Info
Santa Fe, NM - Center for Contemporary Arts - June 24
Sedona, AZ - Mary D. Fisher Theatre - June 23
Los Angeles, CA - The Crest - June 12
Toronto, CANADA - TIFF Lightbox - June 6
Austin, TX - Alamo Drafthouse Ritz - May 29
Los Angeles, CA - The Crest - May 22
Denver, CO - SIE Film Center - May 17 & 21
Toronto, CANADA - Bloor Cinema - May 13, 16 &19
Boulder, CO - Dairy Arts Center - May 8 & 11
Seattle, WA - SIFF Film Center - May 5, 8, 15 & 16
Ashland, OR - Ashland Film Festival - April 8
For Theatrical Booking, please contact Kyle Greenberg at KyleG@bondinfluence.com
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream that doesn’t so much reach for the heavens as roll around in them, with joyous but calculated abandon...For Ms. Taymor, the sky is not the limit. It’s a supple canvas to be stretched and bent to the whims of the imagination...When the moments are this beautiful, they take root in your mind and assume lives of their own. Don’t be surprised when they start showing up in your own dreams.” -New York Times
"You’d be hard pressed to find [a] production that rivals Taymor’s for beauty.” -Time Out New York
“A deliriously beautiful, deeply magical staging that’s as human as it is wildly inventive.” -Newsday
"David Harewood [has a] transfixing sensual power as Oberon, mixing malevolence with mischief.” -The Hollywood Reporter
“Visually stunning...Taymor lets her imagination run wild and creates striking stage pictures...classic Taymor — a director unafraid of daring.” -New York Daily News
“[A] tremendous, magical new show...Pulling out every last theatrical trick — puppets, projections, shadows, acrobatics, dance and, yes, flying — Taymor reminds us why she’s been hailed as a stage innovator for the past 25 years. Every minute brings new surprising ravishments, starting with the jaw-dropping opening scene.” -The New York Post