Milwaukee Film Blog

posted by Kristopher on March 12th, 2013

Caesar Must Die

 

Hello, Friends, Members, Countrymen.  

 

It's time to trade in your winter coats for togas, galoshes for sandals, umbrellas for swords. And beware the Ides of March!

 

Your film for the March members-only screening is... Caesar Must Die.

 

 

 

 

Neither documentary, nor fictional drama, Caesar Must Die is a brilliant mélange of the two by the renowned Taviani Brothers. The film was shot entirely in the maximum security block of Rome’s Rebibbia prison, home to men serving long sentences for murder, drug-trafficking, and Mafia-related activities. Theater director Fabio Cavalli works with (and, at times, polices) the inmates to produce Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, a play steeped in murder, conspiracy, and revenge. This Golden Bear winner at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival is a fascinating and provocative look at the real-life consequences of lies and betrayals among men who value power above all else.

 

"How can anyone not adore Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s CAESAR MUST DIE? In a scant hour and a quarter it enlarges your notion of what theater and cinema, what art itself, can do—it dissolves every boundary it meets.  --David Edelstein, New York Magazine

 

The screening takes place on Wednesday, March 27th at 7 pm at the Landmark Oriental Theatre.

 

Please RSVP now: kristopher@mkefilm.org. Space is limited and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservation closes on Monday, March 25. (If you do not receive a reply to your RSVP, please call me at 414-755-1965 x204.)

 

Hey, Kristopher! What if I'm NOT a member, but I want to come to this and all subsequent screenings, and I want to get lots of great deals on festival tickets and merchandise, and - whoa! Slow down, friend. I have just the solution. BECOME A MEMBER THIS VERY MINUTE and all your movie-related dreams will come true!