New Perspectives / World premiere

Set Fire to the Stars

  • Andy Goddard /
  • UK /
  • 2014 /
  • 90 mins

Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, Kelly Reilly, Steven Mackintosh, Shirley Henderson, Kevin Eldon / Fiction / English

Dylan Thomas battles his demons in 1950s New York.

Celebrating Dylan Thomas' centenary, this intriguing semi-biographical drama - beautifully shot in black-and-white - focusses on a week in the life of the great poet as he prepares for a series of performed readings in the US. Featuring stellar performances from co-writer Celyn Jones as Thomas and Elijah Wood as John Malcolm Brinnin, and an accomplished original score by Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), this is a playful, humourous and moving snapshot of one of the world's most beloved poets. [U]

The film screening on Monday 23 June will be followed by a short acoustic gig in the bar of the Traverse Theatre by the film’s composer Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals, Neon Neon). To gain access to this special event, please keep hold of your ticket stub and show at the door of the Traverse. Subject to availability.

 

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