Barrymore NYC Film

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Barrymore is lightening in a bottle. It is genius aping genius in a tribute act for the ages. A little explanation: in 1997 Christopher Plummer, one of the great classical actors of today, performed a one man show about an accomplished actor of yesterday, John Barrymore (yes, he’s Drew Barrymore’s grandfather). The reviews for Plummer’s performance were beyond ecstatic: “DAZZLING VIRTUOSITY!” bellowed the usually staid New York Times. He would later win a Tony and just about every other major prize. More than ten years later, Plummer’s magical performance has been put on film, preserving it for the ages. Barrymore, the movie, has received equal accolades equal to the those of the play — the camera soaks up Plummer’s genius. Immediately after the film, a second movie will be screened: Backstage with Barrymore is a documentary tracing the production of both the film and the play.

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