Many viewers of the recent film "Mr. Turner," a look at E.M.W. Turner's last quarter-century, did not like the artist's ways with his housekeeper -- lots of slam and bam but no "thank you, ma'am." "Effie Gray," a story contemporary with "Mr. Turner," presents another brutish look at sex.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the National Theatre of Great Britain has prepared a film nummy smorgasbord. On the screen of the Tivoli Theatre, playing only on Sunday December 8 at noon, you can join in the celebration.
Plunging into the centuries old debate concerning the authorship of Shakespeare's plays, Anonymous envisions its subject in ways that would delight the legendary bard. For this 16th century period piece mixes love and adultery, loyalty and betrayal in immensely entertaining and intricately complex ways. Explicitly arguing all art and artists are political, it ties Shakespeare's plays and world to bracing drama.