Movies at Johnson Hall

Thursday Nov. 16-Richard3 (Film)
Tickets-$8 for Adults & $5:00
Ticket link tickets-36830734719

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

Trailer link-
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.
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.