Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Emmerich screens Anonymous scenes at Hay Festival in Wales June 3, 2011

Anonymous director Roland Emmerich will be in Wales next week to speak at the Hay Festival on June 3, 2011. The event is billed as "Anonymous -- Screening" and the announcement reads:
The director discusses and previews clips from his forthcoming historical thriller, which stars Rhys Ifans and Vanessa Redgrave. John Orloff's script plays with the intrigues of the Elizabethan court and the age-old authorship debate surrounding the works of William Shakespeare.
Emmerich will be interviewed by novelist and British radio and TV presenter Francine Stock. The program is Event 325 on the Hay Festival program. Tickets may be ordered at: http://www.hayfestival.com/p-3688-roland-emmerich-talks-to-francine-stock.aspxThe Hay Festival, set in the Welsh border town of Hay-on-Wye, was founded in 1987 and is chiefly sponsored by The Telegraph and SkyArts. The Hay Festival website says: 
The festival continues to attract the most exciting writers, filmmakers, comedians, politicians and musicians to inspire, delight and entertain. For 10 days in May, Hay is full of stories, ideas, laughter and music. . . . We invite the writers and performers (great writers work in all media) we most admire. We try to bring the greatest contemporary practitioners and the most exciting new voices. The directors talk to publishers, writers and a huge range of advisors – including many of the festival-goers.
MP3 audio files of archived events from former festivals are available by subscription on the Internet at: 
http://www.hayfestival.com/archive/index.aspx?skinid=16&currencysetting=GBP&localesetting=en-GB&resetfilters=true. Events from the 2011 festival will be available online in September this year.

Update 06/07/11
On June 7, 2100 The Australian published a June 6, 2011 article that appeared in the London Times on the topic of Emmerich's appearance at the Hay Festival. The article ran in The Australian under the title of: "Oldest literary conspiracy theory trotted out again". The Times article, titled "Where there's no Will, is there a way? Hollywood battle over Shakespeare" by Jack Malvern is available for a fee from the Times website.