Peter Brook: The Tightrope


Film runs Fri, Jan 31 through Thu, Feb 13.

Peter Brook: The Tightrope

Simon Brook 2013
UK/Italy | Format: DCP | 83 minutes

Peter Brook is one of the world's most respected and revolutionary directors of contemporary theatre. To help his actors achieve extraordinary performances, he has a special exercise, called "the Tightrope," which evolved over decades of experimentation and practice into a process of transformation that makes theatre real and new for actor and audience alike.  In this quietly eloquent and unique film, director Simon Brook—Peter's son—reveals how the Tightrope works its dramatic alchemy.

Venice Film Festival 2012

"It's difficult to imagine any living actor who wouldn't want to see Simon Brook's compact and inspiring doc The Tightrope." —Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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