Titus Series: The Bard Goes Global: Shakespeare on the International Screen Director: Julie Taymor, Country: Italy/USA/UK, Release: 1999, Runtime: 162
Director Julie Taymor will do a Q&A following the 8pm screening of Titus Thursday, July 23.
Julie Taymor, fresh from her stage triumph The Lion King, boldly took up the challenge of one of Shakespeare’s earliest and most violent texts, grounding its horrors in recognizable if repellent emotions and her signature stunning visuals. Following his victory over the Goths, Roman general Titus Andronicus (Anthony Hopkins) returns home with the captured Goth queen Tamora (Jessica Lange). Despite her pleas for mercy, he sacrifices the queen’s eldest son in memory of his own slain children. Thus begins a brutal cycle of revenge and treachery. With Alan Cumming and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.