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NT Live: The Audience

July 31 - August 2, 2016

United Kingdom | 2013 | 180 Minutes | Stephen Daldry

SIFF Film Center | NT Live Encore Series
Helen Mirren stars as Queen Elizabeth II, in this dramatic imagining of the weekly private meetings between the Queen and her her Prime Ministers over the course of 60 years, from Churchill to Cameron. Directed by Stephen Daldry, this original London production came to Broadway in 2015, winning two Tony Awards. (Originally broadcast June 13, 2013)

Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo & Juliet

August 7 - September 13, 2016

United Kingdom | 2016 | 135 minutes | Kenneth Branagh

SIFF Film Center | Stage to Screen
Richard Madden (Rob Stark from "Game of Thrones") is Romeo and Lily James (Cinderella, "Downton Abbey") is Juliet, in Kenneth Branagh's production of Shakespeare's heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. Featuring Derek Jacobi as Mercutio. 

Almeida Theatre Live: Richard III

August 11 - 23, 2016

United Kingdom | 210 Mintues

SIFF Film Center | Stage To Screen
Ralph Fiennes stars as Shakespeare's most notorious villain, Richard III, and Vanessa Redgrave co-stars as Queen Margaret in this explosive new production recorded live at London's acclaimed Almeida Theatre, and directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold.

Globe on Screen: Measure for Measure

August 14 - 16, 2016

United Kingdom | 2016 | 172 minutes | Dominic Dromgoole

SIFF Film Center | Stage To Screen
Shakespeare's wild story of secret identities and manipulation unravels the layers of intrigue underlying Vienna's upper crust. Recorded live before an audience at the historic Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, departing artistic director Dominic Dromgoole's daring production is "...precisely what the Globe audience comes to see: actors off the leash, Pythonesque silliness, theater as a guilty pleasure. It’s a hoot." - Variety

Globe on Screen: The Merchant of Venice

August 28 - 30, 2016

United Kingdom | 2016 | 172 minutes | Jonathan Mumby

SIFF Film Center | Stage To Screen
"If you prick us, do we not bleed?” Jonathan Pryce (Brazil, "Game of Thrones") provides an enigmatic, must-see performance as Shylock in this inspired production of Shakespeare's iconic story of the battle between greed and love. Recorded live before an audience at the historic Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.