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.