BARRYMORE is an unforgettable portrayal of legendary actor John Barrymore, a man of colossal talent and contradictions and one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of all time.
Set in 1942, the final year of Barrymore's life, the film follows the patriarch of one of Hollywood’s most well-known multi-generational theatrical dynasties. No longer a leading box office star, Barrymore is reckoning with the ravages of his life of excess. He has rented a grand, old theatre to rehearse for a backer’s audition to raise money for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in Richard III. It leads him to look back on the highs and lows of his stunning career and remarkable life. Directed, and adapted for the screen, by Érik Canuel (Bon Cop, Bad Cop), BARRYMORE stars Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music, 12 Monkeys, The Insider, A Beautiful Mind, Syriana, The Last Station, Beginners) in the tour de force film performance reprising his Tony Award-winning role in the 1997 Broadway premiere.
NOTE: The special bonus feature, BACKSTAGE WITH BARRYMORE, a making of documentary, immediately follows the feature credits.
Director Érik Canuel. 129 mins TOTAL running time, NO INTERMISSION.
Tickets are $18 General Admission. No refunds. Passes not accepted.
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