Dallas — On May 24, the film All is True, which imagines the final three years of William Shakespeare's life, opens at the Angelika Film Centers in Dallas and Plano. But you can catch a free preview at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20 at the Angelika in Dallas.
The screening is presented by the USA Film Festival, TheaterJones and Shakespeare Dallas.
The film is directed by and stars as Shakespeare Kenneth Branagh, with a screenply by Ben Elton. Judi Dench plays Willy Shakes' wife Anne Hathaway, Kathryn Wilder and Lydia Wilson are daughters Judith and Susannah, respectively, and Ian McKellen is Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton.
The film begins as the Globe Theatre burns during a production of Henry VIII ("All is True" is that play's subtitile). Shakespeare returns to Stratford-on-Avon where he spends his last three years making up for lost time with his family, and strugglling with the death of his son Hamnet, who died as a boy.
Look for an interview with Branagh coming on TheaterJones.
We have a limited number of tickets to the screening. To be put on the list, email firstname.lastname@example.org and put ALL IS TRUE in the subject line. In the body of the email, please provide your full name, mailing address and phone number. Also tell us if you want one or two tickets. You'll receive a reply confirming receipt and your name will be on the list; and it's first-come, first-served at the screening on Monday.