RICHARD BURTON: LION OF THE WELSH
An illustrated lecture with Tony Earnshaw
Saturday 16 August, 6.15pm
Join writer and broadcaster Tony Earnshaw as he offers a re-consideration of the work of Richard Burton (1925-84), who died 30 years ago this month. Using many of Burton’s own words and clips from his films, this portrait of the melancholy Welsh lion looks at the raw power of his performances from a 35-year career in Hollywood and beyond. Tony Earnshaw is the author of several film-related books including a study of Peter Cushing and Beating the Devil, on the making of Night of the Demon. He is currently researching a long-cherished project: a book on the films of Richard Burton.
UNDER MILK WOOD
+ Andrew Sinclair in conversation
Saturday 16 August, from 7.30pm
Dir. Andrew Sinclair GB 1972 88 mins (15)
Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole, Victor Spinetti, Sian Phillips, David Jason
To mark the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas Aberystwyth Arts Centre is delighted to present a screening of the 1972 film version of Thomas’ classic “play for voices” Under Milk Wood.
As night falls on the sleepy town of Llareggub, two strangers pass through the quiet cobbled streets. Andrew Sinclair's inspired film adaptation of Dylan Thomas's 'play for voices' casts Richard Burton and Ryan Davies as the drunken, rollicking nocturnal visitors, with cameos from Peter O'Toole (as blind Captain Cat) and Elizabeth Taylor (as sailors' whore Rosie Probert). A formidable Celtic ensemble breathes wonderful life into Thomas's verse, lifting the lid on the quiet town and its deliciously eccentric inhabitants. Pure poetry.