There was a long-passed time when writers coming to America to carouse and experience culture therein was a major event. There were few such excursions that loomed as large as Welsh poet Dylan Thomas’ trip to New York City in 1950. This is the setting for “Set Fire To The Stars,” and today we have an exclusive clip.
Co-written and directed Andy Goddard and starring Celyn Jones (who also co-wrote the script) and Elijah Wood, the drama follows a New York academic and big fan of Thomas who becomes his escort and guide to New York City. What follows is a journey that lets him get closer to his hero than he ever thought possible. But as you’ll see in the scene below, being with Dylan Thomas doesn’t automatically mean you’ll unlock the mysteries of his work.
Presented in black-and-white, “Set Fire To The Stars” opens on on June 12th in New York City with more to follow.