NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage
Directed by Jeremy Whelehan
Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company go on the road in NOW: in the Wings on a World Stage. In over 200 performances, and across 3 continents, Kevin and the troupe reveal some of the most intimate moments behind the scenes of their staging of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, "Richard III." Their story and experiences weave around, and reflect on, excerpts from the play from their various locations, from Epidaurus to Doha, and provides a great opportunity for those who have never experienced Spacey on stage to witness his immerse and captivating interpretation of Richard III. NOW chronicles the first collaboration between Spacey and Mendes since both won Academy Awards® for their work on American Beauty.
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★★★★ review by sandrocorvetto on Letterboxd
A documentary that narrates the experiences of the Bridge Project Company during their staging of Richard III around the world.
A lot of the joy one gest from witnessing any product of fiction or art , for me, is connected to what went in to making it, the felling pushing the people behind it to do it. In this regard Documentaries are quite unique. For them to work theres have to be genuine passion behind them . I once Heard that a good documentarie can make any type of subject interesting no matter how boring the subject can be, because is not only about the subject, but in its most basic way. about people that love something talking about the thing they love, and showing them experience it.
This movie shows The Bridge Project Company experience Richard the third. The rehearsals, the staging, the way they feel about their characters, their different approaches to acting, their relationship as a group and how they deal with a very demanding job that takes them to very different and iconic places.
Yes it hits very obvious notes and in very traditional ways, is not the most orginal of documentary, but the direction is good, the editing amazing and everything they show you feels genuine.
This is a labor of love, love for theater, love for Richard the third and most important love for the people involved in this company, and you feel that love throught every second of it.
★★★½ review by Matt Thomas on Letterboxd
Yes, its a little 'luvvie' and more a big slap on the back to the theatre company than an in-depth analysis of how a play like this gets put on. But it reveals a highly talented and focussed cast, and reminds you what a giant Spacey is. He really is extraordinary.
★★★★ review by ns bishop on Letterboxd
Excellent doc, rich in detail about acting process, theatrical world tour.
★★★★ review by mintychip on Letterboxd
Being in a play, with world class actors, and traveling in the world is just wonderful, if you didn't know.
A wee bit self indulgent, but weaves together a nice story with the play.
★★★★★ review by Raph Lumbroso on Letterboxd
As a kid raised on Shakespeare and a Kevin Spacey fan this was a riveting, privileged look into an exhilarating production I wish I had witnessed in the flesh.
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