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Al Pacino stars as aging rocker Danny Collins, who can't give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers an undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a journey to rediscover his family, find true love, and begin a second act. Costarring Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner and Bobby Cannavale. 106 min.
4/3 - 4/9
The story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960's. It didn't matter if it was Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Byrds or the Beach Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair that made the American West Coast Sound a dominant cultural force around the world. 101 min.
4/3 - 4/9
For 19-year-old Jay, the fall should be about school, boys, and weekends at the lake. Yet, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can't shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind. 100 min.
This masterwork by famed playwright David Hare is based on a book by Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Katherine Boo. A tumultuous play on an epic scale about modern-day India, and the lives of a family of slum-dwellers.
From the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. War is the inevitable result when the King of France demands that John relinquish his crown in favor of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur. Excommunication, attempted atrocity, rebellion and assassination all contribute to a political and personal turmoil that finds devastating expression in an anguished mother’s grief for her son.
The ever-curious Wim Wenders has created wondrous documentaries (Buena Vista Social Club, Pina). This film is a deeply emotional portrait of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, co-directed with Sagado's son Juliano, and is Wenders' finest nonfiction work yet. It gracefully covers Salgado's choice to leave a comfortable middle-class career to become a restless globetrotting artist. 109 min.
Bolshoi Ballet. Yuri Grigorovich's powerful and fascinating epic dramatizes Ivan the Terrible's controversial reign, and portrays events in 16-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. Live same day, 3 hr delay.
The sequel to John Boorman's 1987 triumph, Hope and Glory. Seen through the gently distorted lens of memory; a coming-of-age tale set in a comparatively innocent era, even though the images of World War II cast a long shadow and the Korean Warm looms. A truly entertaining flick, forged by a master storyteller. 115 min.
The latest from director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Frances Ha). Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts are middle-aged members of New York's creative class. When they meet a free-spirited young couple, who are spontaneous and untethered, ready to drop everything in pursuit of their next passion it's as if a door has opened back to their youth. A delightfully funny and real film. 97 min.
Metropolitan Opera Live! Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods, but in the same Sicilian village. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci.
Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong in this ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014. Arthur Miller's masterpiece confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate Brooklyn tale.
When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) meets accused killer Christian Longo (James Franco) - who has taken on Finkel's identity - his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat-and-mouse. Based on actual events, Finkel's relentless pursuit of Longo's true story encompasses murder, love, deceit and redemption. 100 min.
Meet Seymour Bernstein: a virtuoso pianist, veteran New Yorker, and true original who gave up a successful concert career to teach music. In this wonderfully warm, witty, and intimate tribute, Seymour shares unforgettable stories from his remarkable life and eye-opening words of wisdom, as well as insightful reflections on art, creativity, and the search for fulfillment. 84 min.
Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National with this highly-anticipated new play, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors). A young researcher of brainscience is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet.
The Alloy Orchestra returns to the Rose with another thrilling live score! Working with an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, they thrash and grind soulful music from unlikely sources. Hear their stunning accompaniment to Rudolph Valentino's last and greatest silent film, Son of the Sheik, a movie of passion, betrayal and redemption. 81 min.
From the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Reason and judgement prove no match for the tsunami of mutual passion engulfing Mark Antony, one of the three joint rulers of the Roman republic, and Cleopatra, the seductive queen of Egypt. Surrendering everything to their desires, they open the floodgates to a civil conflict that will shake the very foundations of their world.
Ralph Fiennes stars in this exhilarating reinvention of George Bernard Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris. Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defense.
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Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament.