The Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival will host a red carpet premiere screening of Breathe, a highly anticipated fall release with lead actors Claire Foy (The Crown) and Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man; Hacksaw Ridge) plus a supporting cast including Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) and screen legend Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones; The Avengers). The premier includes an exclusive introduction before the screening by its distinguished screenwriter William Nicholson with a question and answer session to follow.
Breathe is an original screenplay based on a true love story of universal resonance: the life of adventurous and charismatic Robin Cavendish who, paralyzed with polio while in Africa, with his whole life still ahead of him, refused to be limited by medical advice. Breathe is directed by Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy; Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and produced by Jonathan Cavendish (Bridget Jones's Diary), upon whose parents' story the film is based: two indomitable spirits who defy the odds and the skeptics to pave the way for change.
William Nicholson is a twice Academy Award-nominated screenwriter for Shadowlands and Gladiator (for which he was co-writer). His other film credits include Les Miserables, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Unbroken, and Everest. He is also a successful writer of plays for the theater and television.
A unique opportunity to enjoy the film and gain more inside knowledge from William Nicholson about the true story behind it as well as the trials and tribulations of making it happen.
The VIP ticket includes admittance to a pre-screening champagne hour with passed hor d'oeuvres and access to priority seating. Tickets for this event available through the Charleston Music Hall.