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Film: "McKellen: Playing the Part"

A remarkably intimate portrait of actor Sir Ian McKellen: pioneering stage star, film legend and leader in the campaign for equality.

Sunday, August 12, 2018
4:00pm – 5:45pm
Visual Arts Center 104 Loew Auditorium
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films
Fee required. Tickets required.

Constructed around a 14-hour interview, McKellen uncovers the remarkable story of actor Sir Ian McKellen. The legend himself takes us through key landmarks of his life: growing up during WWII; working in repertory and West End theatre to become a pioneering stage star; coming out and being a leader in the campaign for equality; and recent success with mainstream film breakouts as Magneto and Gandalf. His work and influence transcend generations.

At 78, McKellen is introspective, down-to-earth and as compelling as ever. “This intimate and enthralling look” (Time Out) features unprecedented access to private photo albums, a wealth of never-before-seen archival material—including diaries written when he was 12—and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of theatre shows and films, alongside his personal thoughts on a life well lived.

D: Joe Stephenson, UK, 2018, Runtime: 1h36m



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