Join us for the first film in our "No Fear Shakespeare" series. Orson Welles stars in this 1948 film of one of Shakespeare's best known plays. The evening includes free popcorn and a discussion following the film.
In 1947, Orson Welles began promoting the notion of bringing a Shakespeare drama to the motion picture screen. He himself wrote a film adaptation of Macbeth, which he visualized in its violent setting as "a perfect cross between Wuthering Heights and Bride of Frankenstein."
Shot on sets made for old Westerns, Welles shot Macbeth in 23 days, with one day devoted to retakes. Costumes were rented from a low-budget costume shop.
Welles not only wrote the screenplay and starred in the production, but he was also the director and producer!