Jay Scheib’s Real Time Feature Film with Times Square Art Alliance
The first of this incredible real-time feature film is TONIGHT at AMC Theater on 42nd. Get your FREE tickets here. Our friends at the Times Square Art Alliance are offering free tickets to three screenings of Jay Scheib’s The Disinherited, a live feature film shot in real time at The Kitchen during performances of Platonov, his adaptation of Anton Chekov’s first full-length play- meshing film and live theater into one art form. Starring an ensemble cast that includes Mikeah Ernest Jennings, Sarita Choudhury and Tony Torn, Scheib’s “live cinema performance” will screen at AMC Empire 25 (234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036) at 8:00 p.m. on January 8th, 15th and 22nd. FREEEEEEE!
TIMES SQUARE ARTS PRESENTS FREE SCREENINGS OF INNOVATIVE REAL-TIME FEATURE FILM AT THE AMC EMPIRE 25 IN TIMES SQUARE
The Disinherited is a new live cinema performance adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first full-length play, Platonov, chronicling an emotionally bankrupt society of anti-heroes who are, less heroically, losing their loves, homes and perhaps even their humanity. Director Jay Scheib shoots the live theater performance from the stage at The Kitchen, and the film is edited in real time and simulcast to AMC Empire 25. In an unprecedented experiment, the performance is simultaneously realized as both a live play and a feature film, having its debut in Times Square for three showings only.
Scheib describes Platonov as “a play about young men and women who could have just gone to bed and continued along in their semi-prosperous yet semi-boring lives, even happily, but instead stayed up, got more drunk and chose a destruction they know somehow was coming anyway.” Rather than shooting from the back of the theater at The Kitchen, Scheib operates cameras on stage, visible to the audience. “This is a live cinema performance that became a live film. Who doesn’t want life to leap from the screen and who doesn’t want reality to actually unfold on the stage? Who doesn’t want to actually be there? This is not reality television; we rehearsed. Over two months we rehearsed. And so it goes. This is live cinema.”
Wednesdays, January 8th, 15th and 22nd at 8:00 p.m.