About the Film
The publication of Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression. Filmed live from the stage of the National Theatre in London, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.
With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, Ann Dowd, Lily James and Sally Hawkins, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect. Women’s rights, female empowerment and resistance are at the core of Atwood’s story and the events are presented in partnership with Equality Now. THE TESTAMENTS will be published worldwide on September 10, 2019.
Presented in partnership with Park City Library.