MOVIE, 76 minutes, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
"Williamson is surprisingly successful at distilling the essence of the play into a fresh and audacious form." - Murray White for The Toronto Star
ABOUT THE MOVIE
Teenager Hamlet was conceived and directed by Margaux Williamson. The confines of the director's friends and neighborhood within a no budget production, in addition to the confines of the documentary format, created a retelling of the Hamlet story where Hamlet could only get so far as putting on a play.
It was produced by Julia Rosenberg of January Films, shot by Lee Towndrow, music directed by Steve Kado and stars Sheila Heti, Sholem Krishtalka, Margaux Williamson and many others.
It was first screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008, another version was released as a DVD with Canada's KRK Media in 2010, another version screened at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2012. The final version was screened at Brooklyn's Union Docs in 2012 and can be found on UbuWeb.