Please note that this is an on-screen presentation and that it is not on the original live broadcast date of 9/10.
The momentous reveal of The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, will be celebrated with an exclusive cinema broadcast, as BY Experience distributes exclusively to cinemas around the world the Fane Productions presentation of 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. Filmed live from the stage of the National Theatre in London, 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.” – Margaret Atwood
With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests Lily James, two-time Oscar Nominee Sally Hawkins, and Ann Dowd. This will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humor, and intellect.