IRONCLAD Screening At LACMA During Magna Carta Viewing And Britweek!
On the last day of the viewing of Magna Carta, LACMA will premiere Ironclad, an ultra-violent action thriller that tells the true story of a motley crew of tough, battle hardened warriors, who withstood several brutal and bloody months under siege, in a desperate bid to defend their country's freedom.
Ticket information for this special screening is below and further information about the Manga Carta and the exhibit is after the break! Ironclad was the opening film at this year's ActionFest. It will be on VOD June 1st and in cinemas July 8th!It is the year 1215 and the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John (Paul Giamatti) to put his royal seal to the Magna Carta, a noble, seminal document that upheld the rights of free men. Yet within months, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. A determined group of Knights Templar defend Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel's momentous struggle for justice and freedom. The superb ensemble cast includes Brian Cox, James Purefoy, and Kate Mara.
Magna Carta - Art of the Americas Building, Level 2 April 26, 2011-May 5, 2011An original Magna Carta from the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford will be on view on Level 2 of the Art of the Americas Building during the annual celebration of BritWeek. The Great Charter granted by King John on 15 June 1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, and reissued throughout the 13th century during the succeeding reigns of Henry III and Edward I, set key limitations upon royal authority. A landmark in the history of democracy, it remains to this day an important symbol of freedom and the rule of law. The ideas expressed in Magna Carta found especial resonance in America, paving the political road to the Charters of Freedom.Only seventeen surviving original manuscripts of Magna Carta are known today, dating from 1215 to 1297. A manuscript of the 1217 charter, issued in the name of King Henry III, will be displayed at LACMA.This exhibition is organized by the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, as part of Brit Week 2011, and is made possible by Qualcomm and John Wiley and Sons.
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