Shakespeare Our Contemporary: Henry V

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HENRY V screens as part of the Austin Film Society's Shakespeare Our Contemporary series. For more information on the series running from March 24th through April 26th, visit: http://www.austinfilm.org/essential-cinema/series-shakespeare-our-contemporary

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Directed by Laurence Olivier
UK, 1944, 35 mm, 137 min

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Given the assignment to make a film that would stiffen the morale of British troops during their final push to rid Europe of the Nazis, Laurence Olivier naturally turned to Shakespeare’s greatest war play, and the finished product is as entirely of its own time as of Shakespeare’s. Olivier begins his Technicolor epic in the Globe Theater, with an audience watching a performance of the play. As the drama unfolds, the theatrical setting dissolves until the trappings of the stage recede entirely and Olivier thrusts us into a thrilling Agincourt sequence that has been justly regarded by generations of film lovers as one of the greatest war scenes of all time. Olivier is brilliant here, both as director and star.

Buy tickets: https://www.austinfilm.org/essential-cinema/film-henry-v

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BUY A SERIES PASS, GOOD FOR ALL SIX FILMS IN THE SHAKESPEARE OUR CONTEMPORARY SERIES
You can buy tickets to all six films at a discount (one film free)! Series passes are only available until the beginning of the first show (March 24th).

Buy a series pass: https://www.austinfilm.org/essential-cinema/series-shakespeare-our-contemporary
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