Who: Annette Insdorf, Glenda Jackson
What: 92Y Talks
Where: 92nd St. Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, 1395 Lexington Ave. at 92nd St., 212-415-5500
When: Monday, April 29, $20-$40, 7:30
Why: While all is falling apart around her in Sam Gold’s misguided Broadway production of King Lear at the Cort Theatre, one thing shines through: the stark, riveting performance of master actress Glenda Jackson in the lead role. On Monday night, April 29, when her show is dark, Jackson will be at the 92nd St. Y to discuss her film career as part of the ongoing series “Reel Pieces with Annette Insdorf.” Jackson has won two Oscars, for Ken Russell’s Women in Love and Melvin Frank’s A Touch of Class, and was also nominated for John Schlesinger’s Sunday Bloody Sunday and Trevor Nunn’s Hedda, all between 1971 and 1976. She hasn’t made a movie since 1990’s King of the World, having spent twenty-three years in Parliament before returning to the stage in 2016. The evening will include clips from such films as Women in Love, Marat/Sade, The Music Lovers, Sunday Bloody Sunday, A Touch of Class, The Return of the Soldier, The Romantic Englishwoman, Hopscotch, and Mary, Queen of Scots. Jackson is a frank speaker, so it should be a special night as she talks about her unusual, celebrated career.