Screening: McKellen: Playing the Part

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 5:00 pm
Folger Theatre

Uncover the life of one of the world’s true acting icons on Saturday, June 23 as we screen McKellen: Playing the Part.

Built around a 14 hour interview, Playing the Part uncovers Ian McKellen's story. From his upbringing living through the war, working through repertory and West End theatre becoming a pioneering stage star, coming out and being a leader in the campaign for equality, to his mainstream film breakouts as Magneto and Gandalf. His work and influence transcends generations, celebrated here in this fully authorized insight.

McKellen: Playing the Part features unprecedented access to private photo albums, a wealth of never-before-seen archival material, including diaries written when he was 12, and unseen behind the scenes of theatre shows and films, alongside his personal thoughts on a life long lived.

The runtime for this screening is 96 minutes.

Please note:  We’re hard at work restoring our historic building’s marble façade.  As a result seven parking spaces on 3rd Street, SE, just south of its intersection with East Capitol Street, will be unavailable for public parking. Learn More.