Thursday, December 5

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Elements of Cinema: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover



1989 • dir Peter Greenaway w/Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard, Tim Roth, Ciarán Hinds • 124 min • 35mm

The dissatisfied wife (Mirren) of a food-obsessed gangster (Gambon) finds solace in the arms of a bookish restaurant patron – until her husband finds out and some truly Shakespearean acts of vengeance and counter-vengeance break out. As gorgeous as it is disturbing, Peter Greenaway’s legendary film brings his skill as a painter to full bear as he presents sumptuous, color-coded tableau throughout the narrative.

Staff Pick! Rachel

Guest Speaker:

David R. Gammons

DAVID R. GAMMONS is a director, designer, visual artist, and theatre educator. He is currently a Lecturer in Theatre Arts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Associate Professor at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. He teaches a range of courses in acting, design and visual thinking, text analysis, devised theatre, and contemporary performance practice.

Elements of Cinema

Elements of Cinema logoThis monthly free screening and discussion series is one of the most popular events at the Theatre. Once a month, we invite a guest speaker or one of our staff to select a classic film and lead our audience in a post-screening discussion.