‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ screens for free in one-day-only event

‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ screens for free in one-day-only event

On Dec. 5, Joel Coen’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth” will light up select cinemas in a free, one-time-only IMAX screening event held ahead of the film’s Dec. 25 theatrical release.

Those hopeful to secure a spot to see the film in New York City will have two options: the AMC Lincoln Square 13 and Time Square’s AMC Empire 25. Both screenings will take place at 4 p.m. Eastern, and all tickets are first come, first served. Guests will be required to follow CDC guidelines and COVID-19 safety protocols outlined by the local cinemas.

A Q&A with Coen and Frances McDormand (who plays Lady Macbeth and is the film’s producer) will be held after the screening at AMC Lincoln Square 13, and will be livestreamed to the other locations. A full list of theaters and showtimes, listed locally, can be found on the event’s dedicated website.

(L-R): Joel Coen and Frances McDormand in “The Tragedy of Macbeth.” Photo: Alison Cohen Rosa.

“The Tragedy of Macbeth” made its world premiere Sept. 24 at this year’s New York Film Festival, where it screened as the Opening Night selection. Shot in black-and-white, Coen’s adaptation of the blood-soaked Shakespearean tragedy casts McDormand alongside Denzel Washington (Macbeth) as the film’s murderous, plotting couple.

Also starring is Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Harry Melling, Brendan Gleeson, Moses Ingram and Kathryn Hunter, who brings to life the 17th-century play’s Three Witches in a performance that freshly earned her a New York Film Critics Circle award for Best Supporting Actress on Dec. 3.

The film, a production of Apple Original Films and A24, will be available to stream on Apple TV+ starting Jan. 14, after its limited theatrical run.

For more information about the free screening on Dec. 5, visit the event’s official website.

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Top Image: (L-R): Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in "The Tragedy of Macbeth." Photo: Alison Cohen Rosa.