New film depicts Sir Ian McKellen

  • New documentary about Sir Ian McKellen Documentary to screen in Jaffrey this weekend. Courtesy

Thursday, June 21, 2018 11:6AM

The life of celebrated British actor Sir Ian McKellen is chronicled in a new documentary that makes its Monadnock Region debut at The Park Theatre’s River Street Theatre in Jaffrey this weekend.

Showtimes for McKellen: Playing the Part are Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, both at 7 p.m. There is also a matinee showing of this River Street Theatre special event film on Sunday, June 24, at 2 p.m.

Constructed around a 14-hour interview, McKellen: Playing the Part uncovers the remarkable story of actor Sir Ian McKellen. From his upbringing living through the Second World 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 & Gandalf and James Whale in Gods and Monsters. 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 archive material, including diaries written when he was 12, and exclusive behind the scenes of theatre shows and films, alongside his personal thoughts on a life long lived.

Tickets for McKellen: Playing the Part are $10 each. More program and schedule information, as well as ticket purchases, can be found at riverst.org or by calling the RST Box Office (603) 532-8888. The after hours box office can be reached by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.