6/5 - 6/11
Melissa McCarthy plays a CIA agent who's been stuck in an office job, guiding agents in the field (including smarmy Jude Law) as the voice in their earpieces. But when she gets an unlikely shot at espionage, she disguises herself, fights bad guys with stale baguettes and poison darts, and teams up with an ultra-serious (and ultra-hilarious) rogue spy played by Jason Statham. 120 min.
6/6 - 6/7
The compelling story of an extraordinary woman. Alice Walker made history as the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Her early life unfolded in the midst of violent racism and poverty during some of the most turbulent years of the 1960s. The film offers a penetrating look at the life and work of an artist, intellectual, and self-confessed renegade and human-rights activist. 84 min.
6/12 - 6/18
Blythe Danner stars as a widow whose settled into her life and her age, until a series of events propel her into a renewed engagement with the people and the world around her. Costarring Sam Elliott, June Squibb, Rhea Pearlman, and Mary Kay Place.
7/1 - 7/9
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance 2015! The uniquely funny, moving story of Greg, a high schooler who is trying to blend in and avoid deeper relationships as a teenage survival strategy. But when Greg's mom insists that he spend time with Rachel - who just been diagnosed with cancer - he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be. 104 min.
6/19 - 6/25
The latest from Disney & Pixar! Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her life when her father starts a new job. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind. 102 min.
Playing in the Starlight Room
Considered by many critics, filmmakers and fans to be the greatest film every made, Citizen Kane is particularly praised for its cinematography, music and narrative structure, which was innovative for its time. A special evening in the Starlight, with film introduction by Peninsula College's Bruce Hattendorf. Don't miss this beauty on the big screen! 119 min.
6/27 & 7/4
This critically-lauded play from the National Theatre returns for an encore run! For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. Helen Mirren enchants as Elizabeth in her many decades. Not to be missed!
Based on a true story, Infinitely Polar Bear is a funny and heartbreaking portrait of the many unexpected ways in which parents and children save each other. Mark Ruffalo gives his best performance to date as a good-natured father, struggling with depression. Despite the stresses of caring for him and her two daughters, his wife applies to business school and is accepted into Columbia University.
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.
Playing in the Starlight Room
This classic French heist film was an international hit in 1955 and re-established Jules Dessin as a major director. The film's most famous sequence is the 28-minute heist scene, played without a line of dialogue or a note of music is still one of the most nerve-racking sequences on film. The fictional burglary has been mimicked by criminals around the world. 122 min.
The Boshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama about a young peasant girl's ghostly revenge on the lover who spurned her. This treasure of romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in classical repertoire. Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs, 20 min.
This opulent triptych was inspired by George Balanchine's visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone. The Bolshoi is only company authorized by the Balanchine Trust to film and broadcast his abstract masterpiece. Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs, 5 min.
11/1, 11/7, 11/8, 11/14
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.
A young bourgeois, falls madly in love with a gorgeous courtesan. Despite her infidelity, Armand will do all he can to win the beautiful woman’s heart and convince her to leave her indulgent life. The Bolshoi breathes new life into John Neumeier's tragic masterpiece, inspired by Alexandre Dumas' novel and accompanied by Chopin's exquisite score. Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs, 5 min.
A holiday tradition for children and parents alike. The Boshoi's version of The Nutcracker has a unique and beautiful sense of romance and philosophy, danced by the heroic Denis Rodkin as the courageous Prince and the magical Anna Nikulina as Marie. Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs, 10 min.
Many suitors dream of marrying the lovely and docile Bianca, including Luciento. However her father will not let anyone marry her before her elder sister, the ill-tempered shrew Katharina, is herself married. French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy tailored specifically to the Bolshoi dancers. Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs, 5 min.
In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian king, is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented upheaval. This most spectacular production is an epic tour de force, giving full expression to the virility and strength for which the Bolshoi's male dancers are renowned. Estimated Run Time: 2 hrs, 50 min.
Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on journey full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho Panza in search of his perfect woman. On the way he meets Kitri, the dazzling daughter of an innkeeper who he thinks might be his ideal love. Don Quixote is quintessential Bolshoi, abounding with life and not to be missed. Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs, 10 min.