(Julie Taymor, US 1999, 162 min.)
Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus provides the basis for MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Taymor’s (Frida, Across the Universe) visually delirious first feature. Anthony Hopkins is the title character, a general who returns victorious to Rome with Tamora, Queen of the Goths (Jessica Lange) as his hostage. When Titus declines to become emperor, Tamora finds an opportunity to plot her revenge against the warrior. Note start time.