Peter Brook is one of the world’s most respected and revolutionary directors of contemporary theatre. To help his actors achieve extraordinary performances, he has a special exercise, called “the Tightrope,” which evolved over decades of experimentation and practice into a process of transformation that makes theatre real and new for actor and audience alike. In this quietly eloquent and unique film, director Simon Brook, Peter’s son, reveals how the Tightrope works its dramatic alchemy.
86 minutes. Not rated. English and French with subtitles.
“It’s difficult to imagine any living actor who wouldn’t want to see [this] compact and inspiring doc.” —Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily
PLUS: See a play directed by Peter Brook at Ann Arbor’s Power Center on 2/19 – 2/22. The Suit tells a simmering tale of sex, betrayal, and the human struggle for forgiveness, set in the summer heat of apartheid-era South Africa. Info and tickets at ums.org.
Particularly recommended if you are going to see "The Suit" at the Power Center. Tickets at the theater. The movie will be playing on the following days: Date /Times Wednesday February 12 4:00 Thursday February 13 4:00, 7:45 & 9:45 Saturday February 15 TBA