Chicago’s Own Shakespeare: Original Indie David Bradley’s Julius Caesar in 35mm at Block Cinema

Thursday, October 2  @ 7pm, Block Cinema, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Evanston Casear JULIUS CAESAR

Directed by David Bradley • 1950
Not to be confused with M-G-M ‘s 1953 megaproduction, famed film collector and Chicago native David Bradley’s Julius Caesar was the first feature adaptation of Shakespeare’s play and Bradley’s second collaboration with then relatively unknown Charlton Heston (Mark Antony). Shot on 16mm with post-synchronized sound recorded primarily in an Evanston swimming pool, Caesar is a rich marriage of low-budget student theater productions (much of the cast was recruited from Northwestern’s theater department) and independent small gauge filmmaking, elevated by beautiful location photography at Chicago’s Museum Campus and the Indiana Sand Dunes. (JA)
106 min • Avon Productions • 35mm from Private Collections

Co-presented with Block Cinema and the Northwest Chicago Film Society

Tickets: $6 for the general public, $4 for Block members; University faculty, staff and students with valid WildCARD; students from other schools with valid college/university ID; seniors 60 and older


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