Celebrate the culmination of Shakespeare on Screen and the 25th anniversary of Julie Taylor’s film debut—in 35mm! Adapted and directed by Julie Taymor, TITUS (1999) drops Shakespeare’s crowd-pleasing revenge tragedy Titus Andronicus into a surreal, anachronistic world of gold and gore. Anthony Hopkins is the Roman general Titus, returning from war with Tamora, Queen of the Goths (Jessica Lange) as his prisoner. After Titus sacrifices Tamora’s son, he finds his family embroiled in an endless cycle of revenge—and Tamora, newly empowered in marriage to Emperor Saturninus (Alan Cumming), pledges to “find a day to massacre them all.” Filmed on location in Rome—even utilizing Mussolini’s palace as Saturnine’s—and featuring a brilliant score by Elliot Goldenthal (FRIDA), TITUS is a spectacular epic that is as stunning, disturbing, funny, and revolting as the electrifying performances of its legendary leads.
Prof. Lezlie Cross of the University of Portland will lead a post-show discussion of the film. Presented in partnership with Shakespeare's First Folio: 1623–2023, a public humanities project at Portland State University commemorating Shakespeare’s legacy. For more information, go to: Shakespeare’s First Folio: 1623-2023.
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