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Macbeth (1971)

Presented by Cleveland Institute of Art and The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque at Online/Virtual Space

May 27 2022
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Jul 28 2022
Macbeth (1971)

This primal, violent version of Shakespeare’s tragedy of prophecies, power, and political ambition evokes the 1969 Manson Family massacre that claimed Polanski’s pregnant wife Sharon Tate.

UK, 1971, Roman Polanski

Made between Rosemary’s Baby and Chinatown, Roman Polanski’s primal, violent version of Shakespeare’s tragedy of prophecies, power, and political ambition evokes the 1969 Manson Family massacre that claimed Polanski’s pregnant wife Sharon Tate. Jon Finch stars. “Gripping, atmospheric…[A] great example of film storytelling.” –Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide. Adults only! 140 min.

Macbeth, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 5/27

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