Sunday, April 29

Special Events ArchiveIndependent Film Festival Boston 2018

Nothing Is Truer Than Truth

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World Premiere

Expected to be in attendance: Director Cheryl Eagan-Donovan, in conversation with Erin Trahan, from WBUR’s The ARTery

Genre: Documentary Feature
Runtime: 85 minutes
Director: Cheryl Eagan-Donovan

Meet Edward de Vere, A-list party boy on the continental circuit, who spent a year and a half in Venice and elsewhere in Italy, learning about commedia dell’arte and collecting the experiences that would become known as the works of Shakespeare.

Filmed in Venice, Verona, Mantua, Padua, and Brenta, the film ventures to actual sites De Vere visited in 1575 and 1576, including the settings of The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, and Two Gentlemen of Verona. The film features Shakespeare scholars, actors, and directors—including Sir Derek Jacobi, Mark Rylance, Tina Packer, and Diane Paulus—and argues that De Vere’s bisexuality was the reason for the pseudonym “Shake-speare.”

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Related: “An interview with Director Cheryl Eagan-Donovan about her film about Edward de Vere and the Shakespeare authorship controversy.”