'All Is True' Screens at the Winter 2018 KCET Cinema Series | KCET
'All Is True' Screens at the Winter 2018 KCET Cinema Series
Following a screening of "All Is True," director/actor Sir Kenneth Branagh attended a Q&A hosted by Cinema Series host Pete Hammond. The year is 1613, Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when the renowned Globe Theatre in London burns to the ground and, devastated by the accident, Shakespeare returns to Stratford. He must face a troubled past and a neglected family haunted by the death of his only son Hamnet as he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife and daughters. In so doing, he is ruthlessly forced to examine his own failings as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war.
Sir Kenneth Branagh at the age 23, became the youngest actor in the Royal Shakespeare Company to play the lead in Shakespeare's Henry V. His numerous theatre credits include: "Another Country," "Henry V," "Love’s Labour’s Lost," "Hamlet" (Royal Shakespeare Company), "Romeo and Juliet" (also directed), "Public Enemy," "As You Like It," "Much Ado About Nothing," "Look Back in Anger," "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," "King Lear" (also directed), "Coriolanus," "Hamlet "(Renaissance Theatre Company), "Richard III," "Edmond," "Ivanov," "The Painkiller," "Macbeth" (also co-directed), "The Winter’s Tale" (also co-directed).
Branagh’s film credits include "Henry V," "Dead Again," "Peter’s Friends," "Much Ado About Nothing," "Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein," "Hamlet," "Love’s Labour’s Lost," "Sleuth," "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," "Murder On The Orient Express," "Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets," "Valkyrie," "Pirate Radio," "My Week With Marilyn," "Mindhorn" and "Dunkirk."
He is best known on television for his roles in the "The Billy Plays," "The Boy in the Bush," "Fortunes of War," "Shadow of a Gunman," "Conspiracy," "Shackleton," "Warm Springs," "10 Days to War" and "Wallander." Branagh is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), holds a prestigious Michael Balcon Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and has received five Academy Award® nominations in five different categories. In 2013, he received a knighthood for his services to drama and the community in Northern Ireland.
Browse photos and listen to the Q&A from the screening below.
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