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McKellen-Playing the Part

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Q&A with director Joe A. Stephenson after the screening!

Drawn from a 14-hour interview, Playing the Part uncovers the remarkable story of actor Sir Ian McKellen - pioneering stage star, film legend, and leader in the campaign for equality. Featuring unprecedented access to private photo albums, a wealth of never-before-seen archive material, theater shows and films, McKellen: Playing the Part examines both the artist and activist whose work and influence transcends generations


Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

Expected Run Time is 96 minutes

  • An intimate, enthralling look at the life of a legend

    Time Out

    An absolute treat of an interview with a man who has told other people’s stories wonderfully for decades and tells his own just as well.


  • The story of a wildly successful career as seen through the protagonist's own eyes.

    The Hollywood Reporter

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