McKELLEN: PLAYING THE PART (M)
WHEN KEEPING IT REAL MEANS PUTTING ON AN ACT, UK, 96 MIN
Veteran British actor Ian McKellen has often said he believes every interview he gives to be the equivalent of a full performance. Therefore, filmmaker Joe Stephenson does little more than stage a long interview with McKellen, who responds with a warm, vibrant and revealing “performance” befitting a raconteur of his considerable renown. Now 78, McKellen’s rich turn of phrase and selfdeprecating expertise with building the perfect anecdote make him tremendous company throughout.