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October 23, 2016

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Film still: A Midsummer Night's Dream



Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Academy Awards

In partnership with Chicago Opera Theatre, the Facets Cinémathèque is proud to present a classic screen adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's fantastical play in which the royal wedding plans of Theseus, the duke of Athens (Ian Hunter) and Hippolyta overlap with the antics of forest fairies, led by Oberon and Titania, and a ragtag troupe of actors. Meanwhile, young lovers, including Lysander (Dick Powell) and Hermia (Olivia de Havilland), deceive each other in amusing ways, and magic adds a mischievous element to this enchanted romantic comedy.

Directed by William Dieterle and Max Reinhardt, 1935, U.S.A., 143 mins. Also starring James Cagney, Mickey Rooney, Joe E. Brown and Victor Jory.


  • Sunday, Oct. 23 at 12:00 pm
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$10 for General Public, $5 for COT Subscribers and Facets Members

The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. Call the Cinémathèque Hotline at 773.281.4114 for the latest schedule, showtimes and updates.

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  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Alphawood Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation