Friends of Contemporary Art present a simulcast screening* of the unveiling of "The Testaments," Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to "The Handmaid’s Tale." The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.
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. Live from the London stage, 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.
‘Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.’
With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.
"The Testaments" will be published by Vintage on 10 September. Pre-order your copy when you purchase your tickets!
*Please note: This is a simulcast of the live event broadcast on September 10.
Run Time: 110 minutes
Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for Members, $5 for FCA Members, and free for FCA Aficionados.