LAST CALL is about the life of Dylan Thomas, the famous Welsh poet and writer, examines his life and loves in New York City in Last Call. a fanciful drama about the last days of a literary legend.
Inspired by the real life of a man who was regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most influential lyrical poets, Last Call stars Rhys Ifans (The Fantastic Flitcrofts) as Thomas, two-time Academy Award-nominee John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire, Places in the Heart) as Thomas’s confidant and enabler, Dr. Felton, and in supporting roles, Rodrigo Santoro (Westworld), Romola Garai (Atonement), Tony Hale (Veep), Zosia Mamet (Girls), and Philip Ettinger.
To learn more about making of the LAST CALL, we had a Zoom interview with Steven Bernstein, director of the film:
The story begins in New York City on Thomas’s final tour in 1953 – a tour that was meant to save him from ruin. The Welsh poet’s reputation for heavy drinking and philandering would soon be forgotten as eager audiences are captivated by his poetry lectures. One day at the local White Horse Tavern, he drinks 18 double scotches, naming each one after his life experience. Soon his fantasies, his memories, and an uncertain present blend into a wild, surreal farewell to the world.
Full of poetry, passion, and an ultimate betrayal, the poet who gave us Do not go gentle into that good night, the play Under Milkwood, and stories and broadcasts such as A Child’s Christmas in Wales and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, rages, loves and fights against the gathering darkness.
Last Call was written and directed by Steven Bernstein (Decoding Annie Parker). Distributor K Street Pictures has taken on world rights to the unique black and white period feature. The film is produced by Steven Bernstein, Carolyn Rodney, Charles Agron, Jack Settipane, Richard N. Gladstein pga, Nolan McDonald, Jacek Szmulas, and John Malkovich.