Summer of 1983, Northern Italy: Elio, a 17-year-old American spends his days lazing in his family's villa. One day Oliver (Armie Hammer), a graduate student working on his doctorate arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father, an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture. Soon, Elio and Oliver discover a summer that will alter their lives forever.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Sonya Yoncheva will make her role debut as the title prima donna alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Bryn Terfel. Andris Nelsons conducts.
2/6, 5/22, 8/21, 11/13
Free! A unique film experience, Meet Me at the Movies is designed for people with memory loss and their care partners, which can be enjoyed by all adults. Theme-based clips from classic and contemporary films are shown, followed by facilitated audience discussion; part of the Frye Art Museum's Creative Aging initiative, an offering of programs for adults to experience the rich potential of aging through engagement with the arts and connection with others. 90 min.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.
Late Night @ the Starlight! The joyful 1986 romp starring Matthew Broderick in his most impish and iconic role. Ferris is a high schooler in Chicago who just wants to enjoy one day playing hookie with his best friend and girlfriend, but the high school principal has other ideas.. Directed with aplomb by 80's auteur John Hughes. Also starring Jennifer Grey, Alan Ruck, Charlie Sheen and more.103 min.
A documentary portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse, featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard, and others. It also movingly documents the struggles of California Typewriter, one of the last standing repair shops in America dedicated to keeping the aging machines clicking. NR, 103 min.
A special Valentine's Day event! One of the most deliciously romantic movies of all time, starring Cher (who won an Oscar for her performance), Nic Cage, Olympia Dukakis and Danny Aiello. No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta (Cher) accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny, than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny.
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
We're always thrilled to present the year's Oscar nominated short films. Presenting the best in Live Action, Animation and Documentary.
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, There Will Be Blood), starring Daniel Day-Lewis in his final performance. Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Day-Lewis) is at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. R, 130 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.
“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!
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.
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.
Golden Globe Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film. An edge-of-you-seat thriller starring Diane Kruger. Out of nowhere, Katja’s (Kruger) life falls apart when she loses her family in a bomb attack, perpetrated by neo-Nazis. The trial pushes Katja to the edge, but there's simply no alternative for her: she wants justice, even if she must seek it on her own. Kruger was awarded for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival.
True: When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during World War II, Hollywood movie star, Hedy Lamarr, decides to exact revenge. At night, after shooting her scenes on set, she works on a secret radio system that will allow the Allies to torpedo Nazi U-Boats with deadly accuracy. Her sketches remain ideas until a chance encounter with an eccentric composer enables her to transform them into useful technology. The secret communication system she creates is groundbreaking and eventually changes the course of history. Not rated, 96 min.
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.
The tragicomic true story of the man behind "The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made", Tommy Wiseau. A celebration of friendship, artistic expression and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds--a hilariously welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend.
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.
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.
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.