Set Fire to the Stars | 2015

Drama, Foreign
The turbulent relationship between Dylan Thomas and John Malcolm Brinnin is dramatized. Brinnin was the American poet who brought Thomas to visit the U.S. in the early 1950s.

Cast

... John Malcolm Brinnin

Actor

... Dylan Thomas

Actor

... Jack

Actor

... Shirley

Actor

... Stanley

Actor

... Caitlin Thomas

Actor

... Rosie

Actor

... Mr. Unlucky

Actor

Company

Mad As Birds

Production Company

Production Company

Synopsis

New York academic John Malcolm Brinnin brought Dylan Thomas to America where the volatile celebrity poet, tormented by anonymity, alcohol and the abyss, 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, John has no choice but to hijack Dylan to a private retreat to get him ready for America and the days and nights that follow will change his life forever. Based on true events.

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