I'm thrilled to be attending my pal Joe Berger's one-night-only screening of the Stanley Kubrick film Barry Lyndon (1975), an epic if ever there was one, at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn this Saturday.
Don't miss your chance to see it in a gorgeous moviehouse with a live orchestra!
From a press release:
Wordless Music, in association with Warner Bros Picture, proudly presents Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece BARRY LYNDON, screened with its original score performed live and synced to the film, on Saturday, April 8 at the extraordinary Kings Theatre in Brooklyn.
BARRY LYNDON’s Oscar winning soundtrack features traditional Irish folk songs and military marches, along with baroque and classical themes by Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, and Paisiello - most notably, Schubert’s Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, and sumptuous interpretations of Handel’s Sarabande. The sublime score will be performed in its entirety and synced by the 50-piece Wordless Music Orchestra, conducted by Ryan McAdams. BARRY LYNDON will be projected on the huge, glorious screen of Kings Theatre, Brooklyn’s premier movie palace and one of the five ‘Loew’s Wonder Theatres,’ opened in 1929 and magnificently restored in 2015.
Redmond Barry (Ryan O’Neal) is a young, roguish Irishman who’s determined, in any way, to make a life for himself as a wealthy nobleman. Enlisting in the British Army and fighting in Europe’s Seven Years War, Barry deserts, then joins the Prussian army, gets promoted to the rank of a spy, and becomes a pupil to a Chevalier and con artist/gambler. Barry then lies, dupes, duels and seduces his way up the social ladder, entering into a lustful but loveless marriage to a wealthy countess named Lady Lyndon (Marisa Berenson). He takes the name of Barry Lyndon, settles in England with wealth and power beyond his wildest dreams, before eventually falling into ruin.