Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is finally coming to theaters—but for one night only. Fathom Events and Screen Media Films is bringing The Man Who Killed Don Quixoteto over 700 U.S. cinemas and select Canadian locations on April 10th. The screening will include “bonus features,” as well.
“It took more than two and a half decades to make and moviegoers have just one chance to experience this film in all its glory on the big screen,” said Fathom Events CEORay Nutt. “We are thrilled to provide audiences the opportunity to experience this highly anticipated content in the best way possible, larger-than-life and alongside fellow fans.”
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote stars Adam Driver as Toby,a cynical advertising director, and Jonathan Pryce as a Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote. Check out the trailer…
For those who haven’t been following the plight of the Gilliam film, it has had a two decade journey to get this far, including the abandoned earlier attempt that led to the terrific Lost In La Mancha documentary. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018, only to fall into distribution hell.
Around the time of the Cannes premiere, it emerged that a fresh legal battle between Gilliam and former producer Paulo Branco threatening to engulf the movie, leading to Amazon’s exit as the film’s U.S. partner.
Gilliam directed and co-wrote the script (alongside Tony Grisoni) for the film, which, in addition to Driver and Pryce, stars Stellan Skarsgard, Olga Kurylenko and Jordi Molla.
Here’s the full synopsis:
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is the story of Toby (Adam Driver), a cynical advertising director, who finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth – a film that changed the hopes and dreams of a small Spanish village forever. Can Toby make amends and regain his humanity? Can Don Quixote survive his madness and imminent death? Or will love conquer all?