Part of Oscar Week 2018! Lady Bird (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, LADY BIRD is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home. R, 93 min.
Part of Oscar Week 2018! A thriller about race from Jordan Peele about a young African-American man who visits his white girlfriend's family estate and becomes ensnared in the sinister real reason for the invitation. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. R, 104 min.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.
One of Rocky's Favorite Movies of All Time! You may never have heard of it, but we promise you'll love this wonderful comedy from 1983. Up-and-coming Houston oil executive "Mac" MacIntyre (Peter Riegert) gets more than he bargained for when a seemingly simple business trip to Scotland changes his outlook on life. Also starring Burt Lancaster.
2/24 & 2/27
Part of Oscar Week 2018! Nominated for Best Original Song. A bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and Zendaya. PG, 105 min.
Part of Oscar Week 2018! From filmmaker Christopher Nolan (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy) comes this stunning epic thriller. Hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. Hundreds of small boats manned by both military and civilians are mounting a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army. PG-13, 120 min.
Part of Oscar Week 2018! Set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington (Nominee - Best Actor) stars as an idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when his mentor, a civil rights icon, dies. A turbulent series of events ensue that will put the activism that has defined Roman’s career to the test. PG-13, 129 min.
Part of Oscar Week 2018! At 88, French New Wave icon Agnes Varda found a kindred spirit in JR, the acclaimed 33-year-old photographer and artist. Deciding to collaborate, they traveled through the French countryside, speaking with locals and producing large-scale portraits of their faces, turning the stories and lives of these everyday people into art. The result is a road movie unlike any other, a documentary as delightful and inspiring as any work in Varda's legendary career. In French. Rated PG, 89 min.
Part of Oscar Week 2018! See Christopher Plummer's nominated performance! ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD follows the kidnapping of 16-year- old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom. R, 135 min.
Part of Oscar Week 2018! Nominated for Best Animated Film. Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. PG, 109 min.
Part of Oscar Week 2018! based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner and Michael Cera. Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. R, 140 min.
Part of Oscar Week 2018! The world's first fully painted film. Filmed with actors, then completely painted over frame by frame. July 27th, 1890: a gaunt figure stumbled down a street at twilight in a small French country town. He was carrying nothing, hands clasped to a fresh bullet wound. This was Vincent van Gogh, then a little known artist. His tragic death has long been known, what has remained a mystery is how and why he came to be shot. LOVING VINCENT tells that story. PG-13, 94 min.
Part of Oscar Week 2018! Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apessuffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. PG-13, 140 min.
“One of the most audacious films ever made - in its grandiose vision, and in the cozy English way it’s expressed… The special effects show a universe that never existed until this movie was made, and the vision is breathtaking in its originality.” – Roger Ebert. A romantic, otherworldly whimsical fantasy about a RAF flyboy in limbo, waiting to get to heaven. Starlight Classics Nights always sell out, get your tickets early!
Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, and a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother. An absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked––and checkered––glory. R, 121 min.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.
Late Night @ the Starlight! The Danny Boyle classic from 1996 starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, and Kelly Macdonald in her acting debut.
Community Arts Film Series. Two vital films about outsider artists: DREAMING AGAINST THE WORLD captures the life, work and struggle of one of the most original yet under-recognized artists of the 20th century - the writer and painter Mu Xin - and in doing so offers a vivid account of art and its survival against all odds. THE 100 YEARS SHOW captures the artistic life of 100-year-old Carmen Herrera, still vibrating with energy, whose canvases are only straight lines in two colors. 65 min.
Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, THE BREADWINNER is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom–and danger. PG-13, 94 min. Ages 11 and up.
Starlight Classics Night! Judy Garland is superb in this Vincente Minelli directed musical about a family in St. Louis. Featuring the songs "The Boy Next Door", "The Trolley Song", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and more. With romance, comedy and very big hats! 113 min.
3/24 & 3/25
A tremendous ballet broadcast from London's Royal Opera House. Shakespeare's tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon's adaptation with music by Joby Talbot. It received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.
LEANING INTO THE WIND: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY follows Andy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. Not rated, 93 min.
Community Arts Film Series: The life and work of Robert Frank - as a photographer and filmmaker - are so intertwined that they’re one in the same. DON’T BLINK is a fast and fleeting impressionistic imprint of the life of the Swiss-born man who reinvented himself the American way, and is still standing on ground of his own making at the age of 90. 82 min.
Standing tall at 4’8″, Sonia is one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Kansas City and one of the only survivors there who speaks publicly about her wartime experience. With an enormous personality that belies that horrors she endured, Sonia is the ultimate survivor. She's a diva in leopard print and high heels, who runs her husband's tailor shop. A true enigma, her joyful and unique influence spans generations and cultures. NR, 93 min.
In the Dutch countryside, a gaggle of refugee children, mostly from Syria, are students in Miss Kiet’s classroom. Smart, compassionate, keenly aware of the problems they’ve already lived through – she teaches them to speak Dutch, to talk the talk -- but more importantly, to walk the walk. Trust, patience, compassion, and humor are part of the lesson plan. The movie is a revelation. Her children are delightful, confounding, and thoroughly surprising. 115 min.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.
This hilariously wacky 1950 James Stewart comedy is a true delight. Elwood P. Dowd (Stewart) is a wealthy drunk who starts having visions of a giant rabbit: Harvey. His family begins to worry he's gone insane. In the process of trying to have him committed, his sister admits that she occasionally sees Harvey herself...
4/21 & 4/29
A National Theatre of London production. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.
An exuberant documentary about the legendary dance troupe Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The notorious all male drag ballet company, commonly known as “The Trocks,” was founded in 1974 in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots and has since developed a passionate cult following around the world. A creative blend of gender-bending artistic expression, diversity, passion and purpose, which proves that being a ballerina can be an act of revolution
Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.
5/5 & 5/6
Hailed as ‘a masterpiece of 21st century dance' from English National Ballet, Akram Khan’s GISELLE comes to cinemas for the first time with Tamara Rojo dancing the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory. One of the greatest romantic ballets, it has been reimagined, and received rapturous 5-star reviews in London. 113 min.
6/2 & 6/10
National Theatre of London. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
9/8 & 9/9
Nat'l Theatre of London. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? A "thrilling revival" (New York Times). Starring Sienna Miller.