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Sat 25 Aug 2012, 1:00pm
Sun 26 Aug 2012, 1:00pm

Where: Riverside Theatres, Cnr Church and Market St, Parramatta, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $25.00
  • Concession: $22.00
  • Student/Child: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: info43

After premiering at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2011, the acclaimed film Barrymore, based on the play by William Luce, is screening at Riverside Theatres on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 August.

Set in 1942, Barrymore follows acclaimed American actor John Barrymore, a member of one of Hollywood's most well-known multi-generational theatrical dynasties. No longer a leading box office star, the film finds Barrymore 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 Christopher Plummer in the tour de force performance of his career. In 1997, Barrymore premiered on Broadway in a celebrated production starring Christopher Plummer, who won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for the role. In 2011, for the film, Plummer recreated his performance for multiple high-definition cameras, filmed over seven days on location and on the stage at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto.