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Al Pacino stars in "Looking for Richard," which will be screened Monday, March 3, at the Mondavi Center. Courtesy photo


Mondavi film series continues with Pacino’s ‘Looking for Richard’

By From page A11 | February 25, 2014

Continuing this year’s theme of “Shakespeare, Self Directed,” the Mondavi Center’s Focus on Film series continues on Monday, March 3, at 7 p.m. with a screening in Jackson Hall of Al Pacino’s film “Looking for Richard,” released in 1996.

Pacino presents a deeply felt rumination on Shakespeare’s significance and relevance to the modern world through interviews and an in-depth analysis of Richard III. Interspersing rehearsal footage for the live play as well as interviews with actors and everyday citizens, the film was  a labor of love for Pacino, offering a refreshingly casual, unpretentious and enthusiastic approach to Shakespeare.

A pre-screening talk is set for 6:30 p.m. with Bella Merlin, professor of acting and chair of the acting program in the university’s department of theater and dance. Tickets are $10 general, $8 for students (other than UC Davis) and $5 for UCD students, available at www.mondaviarts.org or 530-754-2787.

Jeff Hudson

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