Reading Town Square Cinemas

Tuesday, October 25, 2022


Reading Town Square Cinema

Auditorium 14

Introduction: 4:15pm

On Screen: 4:30pm

Discussion Follows Screening

Audience Award Winner, Best Film, Vail and Sedona Film Festivals


1936 Harlem is a neighborhood battered by economic strife and hardship. With FDR's New Deal providing funding for the Federal Theatre Project's Negro Unit, director Rose McClendon convinces co-director John Houseman to help her bring Shakespeare's """"Macbeth"""" to the Harlem community at the Lafayette Theater - with an all-Black cast. They choose for their groundbreaking production a gifted but untested 21-year-old director by the name of Orson Welles, whose reimagined Haitian vision for the Scottish play is as daring and fresh as the cast and crew themselves.

Running Time: 98 minutes. Not Rated.

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