Hamlet

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
, Dryden Theatre
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    Hamlet (1948)

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    Hamlet (1948)

In anticipation of the 4th Nitrate Picture Show (May 4–6), the Eastman Museum will host a special pre-festival event on Thursday, May 3: a screening of Hamlet (1948), from a beautiful 35mm nitrate print courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Sir Laurence Olivier directs and acts in this definitive cinematic version of Shakespeare’s tragedy, which won four well-deserved Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor. A New York Times 1948 review stated that Olivier’s Hamlet gave “something of a rude shock to the theatre’s traditionalists to discover that the tragedies of Shakespeare can be eloquently presented on the screen.”

The Eastman Museum is one of only a handful of venues worldwide equipped to project nitrate prints. This special event leading up to the internationally recognized festival gives you the chance to experience the richness of this medium and see film like you have never seen it before. 

 

Hamlet

(Laurence Olivier, UK 1948, 154 min., 35mm)


Special Nitrate Screening. Sir Laurence Olivier directs and acts in this definitive cinematic version of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, which won four well-deserved Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor. A 1948 New York Times review stated that Olivier’s Hamlet gave “something of a rude shock to the theatre's traditionalists to discover that the tragedies of Shakespeare can be eloquently presented on the screen.” The review concluded that with Hamlet—“as vivid and as clear an exposition of the doleful Dane’s dilemma as modern-day playgoers have seen”—Laurence Olivier “gives absolute proof that these classics are magnificently suited to the screen.” Nitrate print courtesy of Library of Congress. 


Tickets: $20 general, $18 members & students, $5 ages 17 & under. No passes. Available in advance at eastman.org/nps

Event Details

Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Dryden Theatre
$18 members
$20 nonmembers
$18 students with ID

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