Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Movies > Theater of War

Theater of War

(No longer in theaters)
  • Rating: No Rating
  • Director: John W. Walter   Cast: Kevin Kline, Tony Kushner, George C. Wolfe, Silvestre Rasuk
  • Running Time: 95 minutes
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review

Share this listing

Genre

Documentary

Producer

Nina Santisi

Release Date

Dec 16, 2008

Release Notes

One day: 3/8

Review

John Walter’s documentary Theater of War alternates rehearsal footage of George C. Wolfe, Tony Kushner, and Meryl Streep's exhumation of Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children with (cleaned-up) stories of the life and times of old Bertolt. As a onetime dramaturg and Brechtian, I enjoyed the chin-wags and the glimpses of Streep in rehearsal—especially her quivering admission that she can’t bear the thought of anyone seeing her process. The movie throws in a cogent Marxist primer and reminders of all the collateral damage (economic and physical) generated by our war machine. All I missed was a hint that East Germany in the fifties didn’t bestow its bounties on all such lusty, provocative thinkers.

Advertisement

Top 10 Movies

  1. Moana
  2. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
  3. Doctor Strange
  4. Allied
  5. Arrival
  6. Trolls
  7. Bad Santa 2
  8. Almost Christmas
  9. Hacksaw Ridge
  10. The Edge of Seventeen
Advertising