2011-02-10 / News

‘Topsy Turvy’ to show at library

The Jamestown Community Chorus will sponsor a free showing of the award-winning 1999 musical drama film “Topsy Turvy” at the Jamestown Philomenian Library on Sunday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. “Topsy Turvy” is a British production starring Alan Corduner as Sir Arthur Sullivan and Jim Broadbent as W.S. Gilbert.

The film opens with the pair receiving poor reviews of their production, “Princess Ida,” and ready to quit on their collaboration. With some encouragement to try again, they eventually resume work together on “The Mikado,” which proves a resounding success.

The movie received two Oscar Awards and numerous other international film awards, including five for best film, three for best actor (Broadbent) and one for best director (Mike Leigh). It also won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design and the Academy Award for Makeup, and was nominated for Best Art Direction and Best Original Screenplay.

Broadbent also won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival, and the film was nominated for the Golden Lion at the same festival. Empire, a British film magazine, ranked it No. 481 on its 2008 list of the 500 greatest movies of all time.

It runs 160 minutes and is rated R. Admission is free. Refreshments will be on sale.

For more information, call 423-1574.

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