Over the past few years, Opera Saratoga has offered free monthly events as part of their Saratoga Sings! program, culminating in a Summer Festival of performances. For March 2017, Opera Saratoga will present Saratoga Sings at the Cinema – a film screening of Tim Robbins’ 1999 movie Cradle Will Rock on March 18th at the Palace Theatre in Albany!
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Cradle Will Rock fictionalizes the true events that took place during the development of Marc Blitzstein’s historic 1937 musical The Cradle Will Rock. Created by Blitzstein and directed by Orson Welles, The Cradle Will Rock is a politically-charged allegory on corruption and corporate greed in the U.S.
Robbins’ critically acclaimed 1999 film focuses on censorship in the 1930s. It interweaves stories involving the premiere of The Cradle Will Rock, Italian propagandist Margherita Sarfatti, Nelson Rockefeller, and Diego Rivera.
This historical drama features an all-star cast of Hank Azaria, Ruben Blades, Joan Cusack, John Cusack, Cary Elwes, Emily Watson, John Turturro, Susan Sarandon, Bill Murray, Cherry Jones, Angus Macfayden, and Vanessa Redgrave.
If you’re interested in watching Cradle Will Rock for free at the Palace Theatre in Albany, then you’ll want to get your tickets now. Although they are free, advance registration is required for this film screening.