Oct 15 2019
Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas

Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre at Irvine Barclay Theatre

Broadcast in HD from London

Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale will be revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions presents an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic, and inventor.

The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.

Special Guests: Lily James (Downton Abbey, Cinderella), Ann Dowd (Aunt Lydia - Handmaid's Tale) and Sally Hawkins (Oscar nominee The Shape of Water) will read selections from The Testaments.

"Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in."

Read the Time magazine article on Margret Atwood.

6-6:30 pm - Practicing the Future: Margaret Atwood's Work in Text and on Screen:
Discussion and Q&A on recent TV adaptations of Atwood's work with Jonathan Alexander, Chancellor's Professor of English and Informatics, UCI School of Humanities.

Admission Info

Tickets: $22 adults: $17 students/seniors [general admission seating]

Phone: 949.854.4646

Email: tickets@thebarclay.org

Dates & Times

2019/10/15 - 2019/10/15

Additional time info:

6-6:30 pm - Practicing the Future: Margaret Atwood's Work in Text and on Screen:
Discussion and Q&A on recent TV adaptations of Atwood's work with Jonathan Alexander, Chancellor's Professor of English and Informatics, UCI School of Humanities.

Location Info

Irvine Barclay Theatre

4242 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

Parking Info

The nearest parking structure is at the corner of Campus and West Peltason, and is right next to the theatre. Parking: $10 - Please note that the parking structure is operated by UCI and not by Irvine Barclay Theatre.

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