Saturday Afternoon Movie @ St. Agnes: The Tempest
January 12, 2013
Alfred Molina, Helen Mirren, Russell Brand
Walt Disney Studios; Directed by Julie Taymor
Rated PG-13; 110 minutes; 2011
In Shakespeare's fantastical thriller the magician Prospero orchestrates spirits, monsters, a grief-stricken king, a wise old councilor, two treacherous brothers and a storm at sea into a fantastical conspiracy bringing banishment, sorcery and shipwreck into the lives of two hapless lovers to stir and seal their fate. Here Prospero takes female form as Prospera who breaks her magical staff against an entrancing volcanic landscape at the end of her heroic quest.