Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity. For the first time a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring breakthrough as it happens. The film follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, making the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet. 97 min.
In 2010 painter David Hockney published a book called "Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters" which ruminated on the suspicion that some old masters had achieved such haunting rendition of visible accuracy that it could not be just skill, or genius or taking enough naps. Enter Tim Jenison, an inventor, not a painter, but a man vulnerable to unlikely obsessions. 80 min.
Met Opera Live in HD. Two of opera’s greatest artists—Jonas Kaufmann and Elīna Garanča—appear together for the first time at the Met in Massenet’s sublime adaptation of Goethe’s tragic romance.
3/15 - 3/16
Documentarian Frederick Wiseman, who's been making films for more than 50 years, tells stories by watching. At Berkeley, filmed at UC, Berkeley during the fall '10 semester, unfolds over a full four hours. But anyone who cares about documentary filmmaking, or about the state of higher education, will find themselves quietly dazzled by the picture Wiseman paints here, in small dabs. 244 min.
Playing in the Starlight Room
What do you get when you pair the Silverwater Cafe’s always-popular All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Night with a classic Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Western? One rip-snortin’ good time. So after you’ve enjoyed those noodles downstairs, mosey on up to the Starlight Room for some serious cowboy action from director Sergio Leone. (Spaghetti only served downstairs at the Silverwater).
3/22, 3/23, 3/29, 4/6, 4/12, 4/19
A return to the screen for this massive theatrical hit, winner of countless awards, featuring revolutionary stage puppetry that comes across as pure magic. The touching story of a boy and his horse during WW I.
One show only as part of our annual celebration of contemporary French cinema! During a time of great political change, a frazzled young mother tries to keep it together on the homefront in this enormously promising first-feature that mixes comedy with documentary-style energy. Nominated for Best First film in the 2014 Cesar Awards. 90 min.
One show only as part of our annual celebration of contemporary French Cinema! Arman is 33 and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. When he literally bumps into Amelie, he's dead-set on making a connection with her. 90 min.
One show only as part of our celebration of contemporary french cinema! For the first time, twenty French women filmmakers are brought together in front of the same camera to talk about their profession and their status in the movie industry. 78 min.
One show only as part of our celebration of contemporary French cinema! This rousing film reconstructs a decisive event in the history of French radical politics: a Mitterand-era demonstration against racism and inequality in which nine people marched 930 miles from Marseille to Paris. 120 min.
One show only as part of our annual celebration of contemporary French Cinema! The arrival of Prince Charming in a young woman's life is complicated by a very different but equally alluring man in this fairy tale with twists and sharp existential humor. 112 min.
One show only as part of our annual celebration of contemporary French cinema! An eccentric internal affairs agent (Isabelle Hubbert) and her mousy new partner are summoned to investigate the murder of an Algerian informant in this one-of-a-kind screwball procedural. 106 min.
The Bolshoi has cancelled the originally scheduled ballet Golden Age, and replaced it with this rarely presented swashbuckling ballet recently added to their repertoire.
Met Opera Live in HD. Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history—and with good reason.
Stanley Kubrick's space epic returns to the big screen! Don't miss this one-time event.
4/11 - 4/17
A magically buoyant, bittersweet romantic comedy starring two of Britain's national treasures (Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan) giving exquisite performances as Nick and Meg, a long-married British couple revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. 93 min.
Met Opera Live in HD. Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love.
Met Opera Live in HD. A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces—a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and the high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming.
Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes returns to the National Theatre to direct Simone Russell Beale in the title role of Shakespeare's tragedy.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times as a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle. Winner of 7 Oliver Awards in 2013, including Best New Play.
A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play.