Richard3

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

Tickets $8 & $5

The new film by Michael Miclon, the executive and artistic director of Johnson Hall, is also the screen writer, director and lead actor in Boo Dog Film’s latest production. “Richard3” is a comedic adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Richard III. Shot on location throughout Maine, from Fort Popham in Phippsburg to the former St. Patrick’s Church in Lewiston and used only Maine actors, all of which are classically trained physical comedy stage performers. The production also included more than 300 extras from all over Maine and New Hampshire.

Production on the film began in the summer of 2012. After two years of pre-production, plus a successful fundraising campaign through Kickstarter, Miclon and his team completed the film. "We had the great fortune to show the first-cut version of Richard3 to a sold-out crowd of 428 people at the Emerge Film Festival,” Miclon reports. “Since then, we have been sharpening our editing knives and have prepared this third cut to show at Johnson Hall.

“Richard3” was created with a low budget of $65,000 but it is not a low-budget film. Seasoned actors, costumers and filmmakers came together to create this project. The story of the famed hunchback maniacal king who murders his way to the top surprisingly and easily lent itself to the absurd. Adding a twist or two to the original script and trimming away some of the less essential parts of the story, they created a script that told the story and utilized everything in their performing arsenal, from improvisation to juggling.

Trailer link- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xcVzHJDgWk

This program is Part of our Food, Film & Conversation Series in partnership with the Gardiner Food Co-Op.  Food can be ordered by calling our box-office at 582-7144. Co-Op Menu! Food will be waiting when you arrive for the show.  Table seating will be available.

Whenever possible film makers will be present to discuss their films. Mike Miclon will be present.