June 12, 2015
Studio: Strand Releasing
Director: Andy Goddard
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Andy Goddard, Celyn Jones
Starring: Shirley Henderson, Elijah Wood, Steven Mackintosh, Kelly Reilly, Andy Goddard, Celyn Jones
Copyright Holder: N/A
Based on true events, Elijah Wood stars as John Malcolm Brinnin, the New York academic who brought Dylan Thomas to America. Actor/co-writer Celyn Jones plays the volatile celebrity poet – tormented by anonymity, alcohol and the abyss – who scandalized the Manhattan literati of the Fifties and challenged Brinnin’s hero worship of his work. In the face of the Welsh poet’s wilder excesses in the Big Apple – angel, beast and madman – John has no choice but to hijack Dylan to a private retreat to get him ready for America. The days and nights that follow will change his life forever. Part literary biopic and – shot in cut-glass black-and-white – part love-letter to the American B-movies of the Forties and Fifties.