Set Fire to the Stars (2015)

Set Fire to the Stars was released on DVD on July 21, 2015
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Based on true events, Elijah Wood stars as John Malcolm Brinnin, the New York academic who brought Dylan Thomas to America. Actor/co-writer Celyn Jones plays the volatile celebrity poet – tormented by anonymity, alcohol and the abyss – who scandalized the Manhattan literati of the Fifties and challenged Brinnin’s hero worship of his work. In the face of the Welsh poet’s wilder excesses in the Big Apple – angel, beast and madman – John has no choice but to hijack Dylan to a private retreat to get him ready for America. The days and nights that follow will change his life forever. Part literary biopic and – shot in cut-glass black-and-white – part love-letter to the American B-movies of the Forties and Fifties, Andy Goddard’s debut feature is both a character driven chamber piece and a cautionary tale about the fly trap of meeting your heroes.

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US DVD Release Date July 21, 2015
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
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Complete Movie Details

Run time97 min
Theater Release DateJune 12, 2015
DVD Release DateJuly 21, 2015
ActorsElijah Wood, Celyn Jones, Kelly Reilly, Steven Mackintosh, Kevin Eldon, Shirley Henderson, Steve Speirs, Richard Brake
DirectorAndy Goddard
StudioStrand Releasing
MPAA NR (Unrated)
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