“Manifesto,” Starring Cate Blanchett In 13 Different Roles, Opens Today


April 26, 2017 — The brilliant Cate Blanchett stars in Manifesto, which opens theatrically today.

The two-time Academy-Award®-winning Blanchett plays 13 separate roles, each based on a monologue about art.

Her vignettes include statements by a homeless man, a mourner, a school teacher, a housewife, a reporter and newscaster, each talking about a different movement in art that has been important to the modern world.

What could have been scholarly and dry turns into a fascinating, no holds barred performance — actually 13 performances — by the chameleon-like Blanchett.

The New York Times states: “The manifestoes (the film draws from many more than 13 texts; some are merely one-line maxims) are not just read, they’re performed. And they’re all presented by the chameleonic actress Cate Blanchett. More than a performer, Ms. Blanchett is also a movie star, albeit a very particular caliber of movie star. Which is one of several reasons “Manifesto” works as well as it does in cinematic form. …As an installation, “Manifesto” may have seemed like a sensory onslaught. As a movie, it’s a very elaborate intellectual exercise, immaculate in every technical detail. …As an installation, “Manifesto” may have seemed like a sensory onslaught. As a movie, it’s a very elaborate intellectual exercise, immaculate in every technical detail. “

Manifesto opens theatrically today. Check here for theaters and times.


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