Tuesday, May 31 at 7 p.m.
(1993) Starring Kenneth Branagh, Michael Keaton, Robert Sean Leonard, Keanu Reeves, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, and Kate Beckinsale; Rated PG-13; 111 minutes
Two love stories intermingle, one mischievously funny and the other sweetly poignant, in Shakespeare’s sexy and sparkling comedy. Kenneth Branagh, Michael Keaton, Emma Thompson, and Denzel Washington star in this critically acclaimed hit fraught with mistaken identity and rousingly amusing adventures.
"It is farce and mime and wisecracks, and dastardly melodrama which all comes right in the end, of course, because this is a Comedy. The key to the film's success is in the acting, especially in the sparks that fly between Branagh and Thompson as their characters aim their insults so lovingly that we realize, sooner than they do, how much they would miss their verbal duets." -- Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times
To watch the film's trailer, please click here.
This special film screening will feature a brief introduction by Emily Bryan, the Managing Director of Shakespeare on the Sound. It coincides with this summer’s production of “Much Ado About Nothing,” which is this year’s Shakespeare on the Sound selection. (The play will be performed at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, July 5th-10th (except Mondays), following performances at Pinkney Park in Rowayton from June 16th-26th (except Mondays).)
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).
(For more ado about Much Ado, join us on Wednesday evening for a discussion with Mark Schenker. Click here for more information.)