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‘Barrymore’ on LPCA big screen Friday

January 24, 2013
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Center for the Arts Film Series features the award-winning film, "Barrymore," starring Christopher Plummer, at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The film is immediately followed by a special '"making-of" documentary, "Backstage with Barrymore."

Set in 1942, Barrymore follows acclaimed American actor John Barrymore, a member of one of Hollywood's most well-known multi-generational theatrical dynasties.

"Backstage with Barrymore" chronicles the real-life making of the stage and film productions and includes interviews and stunning clips.

Tickets are $16 for general admission, $14 for LPCA Members, and $10 for children 18 and under.

For more information, call the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at 518-523-2512 or visit the Box Office page at LakePlacidArts.org to purchase tickets online.

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About the film

"Barrymore," set in 1942, follows acclaimed American actor John Barrymore, a member of one of Hollywood's most well-known multi-generational theatrical dynasties.

No longer a leading box office star, the film finds Barrymore reckoning with the ravages of his life of excess. He has rented a grand, old theatre to rehearse for a backer's audition to raise money for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in Richard III. It leads him to look back on the highs and lows of his stunning career and remarkable life. Directed, and adapted for the screen, by Erik Canuel (Bon Cop, Bad Cop), "Barrymore" stars Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer ("The Sound of Music," "12 Monkeys," "The Insider," "A Beautiful Mind," "Syriana," "The Last Station," "Beginners") in the tour de force film performance of his career.

 
 

 

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