Brew with the Bard: Chimes at Midnight (1966)

  • May 7, 2023
  • The Screening Room

    127 East Congress Street
    Tucson, Arizona 85701
Ticket Price $7.00 This event is now over

BREW WITH THE BARD (Formerly Beer With The Bard)

The 6th BWTB is a little different this year. We are screening the film "Chimes at Midnight" (1966) written, directed, and starring Orson Welles. The Brew in "Brew With the Bard" includes beer, coffee, and tea.


When King Henry IV ascends to the throne, his heir, the Prince of Wales, is befriended by Sir John Falstaff, an old, overweight, fun-loving habitual liar. Through Falstaff's eyes we see the reign of King Henry IV and the rise of Henry V.


The crowning achievement of Orson Welles’s later film career, Chimes at Midnight returns to the screen after being unavailable for decades. This brilliantly crafted Shakespeare adaptation was the culmination of Welles’s lifelong obsession with the Bard’s ultimate rapscallion, Sir John Falstaff, the loyal, often soused childhood friend of King Henry IV’s wayward son, Prince Hal. Appearing in several plays as a comic supporting figure, Falstaff is here the main event: a robustly funny and ultimately tragic screen antihero, played by Welles with lumbering grace. Integrating elements from both Henry IV plays as well as Richard II, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor, Welles created an unorthodox Shakespeare film that is also a gritty period piece, one that he called “a lament . . . for the death of Merrie England.” Poetic, philosophical, and visceral—with a kinetic battle sequence centerpiece as impressive as anything else Welles directed—Chimes at Midnight is as monumental as the figure at its center.


There will be two showings of the film at 2pm and 5pm on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at The Screening Room, 127 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ, 85701.


Purchase your ticket here or purchase a ticket at the door the day of the event. All tickets are $7 each, seating is limited. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as snacks will be available for purchase at the venue.


No, absolutely not.  You can drink whatever you want, including but not limited to water, soda, or juice.  To each their own.

Date & Time

May 7, 2023 2:00 PM-6:00 PM

Venue Details

The Screening Room

127 East Congress Street
Tucson, Arizona 85701 The Screening Room
Tucson Fringe Festival

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