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Der Rosenkavalier

Der Rosenkavalier

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 5/13 9:30 a.m.
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Der Rosenkavalier

Premiere: Court Opera, Dresden, 1911. Set in an idealized Vienna of the past, Strauss’s most popular opera concerns a wise woman of the world who is involved with a much younger lover but ultimately forced to accept the laws of time, giving him up to a pretty young heiress. Hofmannsthal’s fascinating libretto deftly combines comedy, dreamy nostalgic fantasy, genuine human drama, and light but striking touches of philosophy and social commentary. Strauss’s magnificent score, likewise, works on several levels, combining the refinement of Mozart with the epic grandeur of Wagner.

The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich romantic masterpiece stars Renée Fleming in one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča in her first North American performances as Octavian, the title character. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elīna Garanča in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus Brück in his Met debut as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Conducted by Sebastian Weigle and directed by Robert Carsen, who most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff, Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Teatro Regio di Torino.

290 min.

Bolshoi Ballet: A Hero of Our Time

Bolshoi Ballet: A Hero of Our Time

as part of Bolshoi Ballet
Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 5/7 12:30
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Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him...

“Give me everything, it is still not enough.” The story based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov’s literary masterpiece in three separate stories recounting his heartbreaking betrayals. Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi. 

Music Ilya Demutsky
Choreography Yuri Possokhov
Libretto Kirill Serebrennikov
Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

2 hrs, 45 min.

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 4/29 11:00 a.m.
Sun, 5/14 11:00 a.m.

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. 

The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible. 

Simon Godwin (NT Live: Man and Superman, NT Live: The Beaux’ Stratagem) directs this joyous new production with Tamsin Greig as a transformed Malvolia.

Call Her Applebroog

Call Her Applebroog

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 4/23 12:00
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“The documentary reveals a woman as layered, wry and dark as the artwork that’s won her Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, amid plenty of other recognition.... Applebroog’s art is intimate and political, confessional and sometimes exhibitionist.” — Vogue
Call Her Applebroog

Part of the Community Arts Film Series, presented in Partnership with Northwind Arts Center. Individual tickets $10, series pass $60.

This deeply personal portrait of acclaimed New York–based artist Ida Applebroog was shot with mischievous reverence by her filmmaker daughter, Beth B (Exposed). Born in the Bronx to Orthodox Jewish émigrés from Poland, Applebroog, now in her 80s, looks back at how she expressed herself through decades of drawings and paintings, as well as her private journals.

With her daughter’s encouragement, she investigates the stranger that is her former self, a woman who found psychological and sexual liberation through art. As Beth B finds a deeper understanding of her mother as a human being, Applebroog shares a newfound appreciation for her own provocative work. – MoMA Doc Fortnight

“CRITICS' PICK! 'Call Her Applebroog,' a brief feature about the inventive, provocative artist Ida Applebroog, is less a documentary than a love letter... Beth B is not out to deliver a comprehensive biography. Instead, she achieves a vivid snapshot of a still-vital artist late in a still-purposeful life.” – New York Times

 “REVEALING...The director has the sort of access to her subject, both logistically and emotionally, that gives the film a unique tension.” Hollywood Reporter

 “The possibilities and limitations of art as a route to self-knowledge are on display in Beth B’s...gently incisive portrait of her mother, Ida Applebroog.” Slant Magazine

 “Thoroughly engaging and intimate.” - NYC Movie Guru

Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 4/22 9:55 a.m.
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Eugene Onegin

Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, adapted from Pushkin’s classic novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana’s love until it’s too late.  Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner’s staging, which opened the Met’s 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin’s friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana’s sister Olga and Štefan Kocán as Prince Gremin.

World premiere: Maly Theater, Moscow, 1879 (student performance). Professional premiere: Bolshoi Theater, 1881. Tchaikovsky’s many moods—tender, grand, melancholy—are all given free rein in Eugene Onegin. The opera is based on Pushkin’s iconic verse novel, which re-imagines the Byronic romantic anti-hero as the definitive bored Russian aristocrat caught between convention and ennui; Tchaikovsky, similarly, took Western European operatic forms and transformed them into an authentic and undeniably Russian work. At the core of the opera is the young girl Tatiana, who grows from a sentimental adolescent into a complete woman in one of the operatic stage’s most convincing character developments.

240 min.

Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening

Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening

as part of Bolshoi Ballet
Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 4/2 12:30
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For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in Hans Van Manen’s Frank Bridge’s Variations, Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s Short Time Together and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons. This encounter between some of the best dancers in the world and masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding synthesis of bringing Van Manen’s formal beauty, León and Lightfoot’s intensity, and Ratmansky’s witty brilliance to a new level. 

Music: Benjamin Britten, Max Richter, Ludwig van Beethoven, Leonid Desyatnikov Choreography Hans Van Manen, Sol León, Paul Lightfoot, Alexei Ratmansky
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

2 hrs, 40 min.

Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 4/1 11:00
Sun, 4/16 11:00
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“I’ve no talent for life.”  Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free....Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

Ruth Wilson (Luther, The AffairJane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a ScandalCloser).

Idomeneo

Idomeneo

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 3/24 9:55 a.m.
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Idomeneo

James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heever as Elettra, Nadine Sierra as Ilia, Alice Coote as Idamante, and Alan Opie as Arbace. 

Premiere: Court Theater (now the Cuvilliés Theater), Munich, 1781. Like many stories from Greek myth, Idomeneo explores the motivations and emotions of humans whose fates seem beyond their own control. The opera casts these issues within the framework of the opera seria genre, a stylized format popular in the 18th century that is characterized by a succession of arias and recitatives and a cast of noble characters. Long neglected along with other works of this era, Idomeneonow holds a firm place in the repertoire as the first of Mozart’s operatic masterpieces.

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 3/19 12:00
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“FASCINATING. Bosch’s images are surreal, crazy, violent, sinister, astounding. They can make your eyes pop open in disturbed wonder. (The film) brings us literally closer to Bosch’s images than one could probably get in almost any museum… (it) offers a true immersion in his artistry.” — Variety
Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

Part of the Community Arts Film Series, presented in partnership with the Northwind Arts Center. Individual tickest $10, series pass $60.

2016 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch. Whether you know it or not, his wildly bizarre imaginings of hell are permanently etched upon your psyche. Pieter van Huystee tracks down his 25 or so surviving paintings, recording the meticulous work of archivists to definitively attribute the work to the artist (10 family members painted) as well as the snarky jousting by Dutch and Spanish curators over granting access to the masterpieces. (The Garden of Earthly Delights, the Prado’s Mona Lisa, has not left Spain in 400 years and it’s not about to anytime soon.) Bosch’s vivid imagination spawned precise, grotesque, salacious juxtapositions: “a bird-headed monster wearing a cooking pot as a helmet while devouring a man whose backside emits fire, smoke and a flock of blackbirds.” - Tom Rachman, The New York Times. Tantalizing, repulsive, hilarious, and sexually perverse: his hell is our hell, even after 500 years. 89 min.

“(Bosch’s) paintings, teeming with demons, creatures worthy of H.G. Wells’s ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ and surreal amalgams of all sorts, still strike awe… It’s a measure of Bosch’s imaginative genius that the imagery in works like The Garden of Earthly Delights outstrips in boldness many of the extreme digital fantasies in Hollywood horror films.” The New York Times

“An enthralling art detective story and a fascinating history lesson. There is not one boring moment in its 89 minute running time. There might not have been Dali or Geiger if it weren’t for Bosch.  It’s a real delight to see his work up-close and personal, blown up on the big screen. Engrossing.  A great watch.” – Screen Anarchy

“The art museum is a multitudinous place of discovery in HIERONYMUS BOSCH: TOUCHED BY THE DEVIL.  The doc is no mere appreciation piece, nor an advertisement for the sanctity or edifying calm of the museum space. Instead, it showcases the mechanism behind the exhibit that places curatorial efforts into fascinating light.” – Slant Magazine

Saint Joan

Saint Joan

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 3/12 11:00
Sat, 3/18 11:00
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Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse.

Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.

Josie Rourke (CoriolanusLes Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma BoveryNell GwynnMade in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production.

La Traviata

La Traviata

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 3/11 9:55 a.m.
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La Traviata

Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valéry to Live in HD audiences for the first time, opposite rising American tenor Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo. Thomas Hampson sings one of his most acclaimed Met roles as Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s disapproving father, in a revival of Willy Decker’s staging conducted by San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti.

World premiere: Venice, Teatro la Fenice, 1853. Verdi’s La Traviata survived a notoriously unsuccessful opening night to become one of the best-loved operas in the repertoire. Following the larger-scale dramas of Rigoletto and Il Trovatore, its intimate scope and subject matter inspired the composer to create some of his most profound and heartfelt music. The title role of the “fallen woman” has captured the imaginations of audiences and performers alike with its inexhaustible vocal and dramatic possibilities—and challenges. Violetta is considered a pinnacle of the soprano repertoire.

175 min.

Rusalka

Rusalka

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 2/25 9:55 a.m.
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Rusalka

Kristine Opolais stars in a new production of the opera that first won her international acclaim, Dvořák’s fairy tale opera about the tragic water nymph Rusalka. Sir Mark Elder conducts Mary Zimmerman’s new staging, which also stars Brandon Jovanovich as the human prince who captures Rusalka’s heart; Katarina Dalayman as Rusalka’s rival, the Foreign Princess; Eric Owens as the Water Sprite, Rusalka’s father; and Jamie Barton as the duplicitous witch Ježibaba.

World premiere: National Theater, Prague, 1901. The only one of Dvořák’s operas to gain an international following (so far), Rusalka is in many ways a definitive example of late Romanticism—containing folklore, evocations of the natural and the supernatural worlds, and even a poignant interpretation of the idea of a love-death. The story has a strong national flavor as well as universal appeal, infused by the Romantic supernaturalism of Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué’s novella Undine (previously set as an opera by E.T.A. Hoffmann, Tchaikovsky, and others) and Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid.

245 min.

Neruda Neruda

Neruda

Starts 2/24/17
"Stunningly inventive. A work of such cleverness and beauty, alongside such power, it's hard to know how to parcel out praise." — Variety
Neruda

A glorious mix of history and imagination, Neruda is an enthralling new film, a lavishly mounted and grandly entertaining depiction of the manhunt for exiled Chilean poet and politician Pablo Neruda.

It's 1948 and the Cold War has reached Chile. Following the President's outlawing of Communism, Neruda (Luis Gnecco) and his artist wife are forced into hiding. Beloved by the populace, they slip underground and are pursued by incompetent vainglorious police inspector Oscar Peluchonneau (the superb Gael Garcia Bernal), hoping to make a name for himself by capturing the country's most infamous fugitive

Whilst life on the run holds little charm for the cultured and hedonistic Neruda, he uses the opportunity to reinvent his work and life, leaving clues for his pursuer designed to make their game of cat-and-mouse even more dangerous and thrilling. Thwarting Peluchonneau at every turn, it's almost as if the detective is the man Neruda would have written to chase himself....

Blending visual grandeur and literary wit, Neruda is a beguiling reinvention of the 'standard' cinematic biography. Playfully confounding expectations at every turn, the film offers a startling rumination on the split between the person and their persona, the man and the artist.

Gripping, funny and ingeniously conceived.

"An effusive love letter to the very concept of fiction, and all the ways it can set you free." - Playlist

R, 107 min.

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

as part of Bolshoi Ballet
Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 2/19 12:30
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At moonlight on the banks of a mysterious lake, Prince Siegfried meets the bewitched swan- woman Odette. Completely spellbound by her beauty, he swears his faithfulness to her. However, the Prince realizes too late that Fate has another plan for him....

A ballet of ultimate beauty and a score of unparalleled perfection born at the Bolshoi in 1877. In the dual role of white swan Odette and her rival black swan Odile, prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova exudes both vulnerability and cunning through superb technical mastery, alongside the powerful and emotional Siegfried, Denis Rodkin. Including breathtaking scenes with the Bolshoi’s corps de ballet, this is classical ballet at its finest. 

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich Libretto Yuri Grigorovich
Cast: Svetlana Zakharova (Odette/Odile), Denis Rodkin (Prince Siegfried), Artemy Belyakov (the Evil Genius), Igor Tsvirko (the Fool)

3 hrs.

The Mystery of Picasso

The Mystery of Picasso

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 2/12 12:00
"One of the most exciting and joyful movies ever made." — Pauline Kael
The Mystery of Picasso

Part of our Community Arts Film Series, presented in partnership with the Northwind Arts Center. Individual tickets $10, series pass $60.

Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1956.

Using a specially designed transparent "canvas" to provide an unobstructed view, Picasso creates as the camera rolls. He begins with simple works that take shape after only a single brush stroke. He then progresses to more complex paintings, in which he repeatedly adds and removes elements, transforming the entire scene at will, until at last the work is complete.

A marvelous chance to see a master at work.

Amadeus

Amadeus

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 2/4 - Sun, 2/5 11:00
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Music. Power. Jealousy.

Lucian Msamati (LutherGame of ThronesNT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world - and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.

After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

Bolshoi Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

Bolshoi Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

as part of Bolshoi Ballet
Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 1/29 12:30
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On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her...

In this resplendent and magical classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dream-like journey through this classic fairytale complete with jewel fairies, a magical kingdom, a youthful princess and a handsome prince in this purest style of classical ballet. The Bolshoi’s sumptuous staging with its luxurious sets and costumes gives life to Perrault’s fairy tale unlike any other. A must-see! 

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto: Ivan Vsevolozhsky and Marius Petipa (after Charles Perrault) 
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

2 hrs, 50 min.

The Eagle Huntress The Eagle Huntress

The Eagle Huntress

Dates TBD
"An enchanting tale of girl-power." — Los Angeles Times
The Eagle Huntress

Cheerful, seemingly fearless Aisholpan Nurgaiv has been fascinated by her father and grandfather’s practice of this traditional hunting method from an early age. They’ve encouraged her interest, even though she spends weekdays at a dormitory away from the nomadic family’s yurt, due to the sparse scattering of available schools in their Altai Mountains region. Even there, she’s a tomboy who excels at athletics as well as academics.

One day her father allows her to capture a golden eagle chick (its considerable size already belying that term) from a cliffside nest. Girl and bird (the latter seems surprisingly agreeable) begin their mutual training, soon competing against some 70 much more experienced men in an annual competition where Nurgaiv is not only the youngest contestant, but also the first-ever female one. Her success there is applauded by most, but grumbled over by a few who still insist a woman’s place is strictly in the home — and that she’s still no true eagle hunter until she’s mastered the more dangerous, arduous and practical task of wintertime hunting. Which she does with aplomb. (Excerpted from Variety).

G, 101 min.

Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 1/22 12:00
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"Insightful and illuminating." — Hollywood Reporter
Eva Hesse

Part of the Community Arts Film Series, presented in partnership with Northwinds Arts Center. Individual tickets $10, series pass $60.

As the wild ride of the 1960’s came to a close, Eva Hesse, a 34 year-old German-born American artist was cresting the wave of a swiftly rising career. One of the few women recognized as central to the New York art scene, she had over 20 group shows scheduled for 1970 in addition to being chosen for a cover article in ArtForum Magazine. Her work was finally receiving both the critical and commercial attention it deserved. When she died in May, 1970 from a brain tumor, the life of one of that decades’ most passionate and brilliant artists was tragically cut short. As Jonathon Keats wrote in Art and Antiques Magazine "Yet the end of her life proved to be only the beginning of her career. The couple of solo gallery shows she hustled in the 11 years following her graduation from the Yale School of Art have since been eclipsed by multiple posthumous retrospectives at major museums from the Guggenheim to the Hirshhorn to the Tate." Her work is now held by many important museum collections including the Whitney, MoMA, the Hirschhorn, the Pompidou in Paris and London's Tate Modern.

Artists such as Dan Graham, Richard Serra, Nancy Holt, Carl Andre, Robert and Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Eva's husband Tom Doyle and her friend, writer Lucy Lippard speak candidly and with great passion about the 60's, Eva's work and her life. In addition, Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate Museums and Whitney curator Elisabeth Sussman have added their views on Hesse's work and legacy. Hesse's journals and correspondence provides much of the guiding narration.

Eva Hesse deepens the understanding of this extraordinary artist, not only in terms of her ground-breaking work, but also the life that provided the fertile soil for her achievements. With dozens of new interviews, high quality footage of Hesse's artwork and a wealth of newly discovered archival imagery, the documentary not only traces Eva's path but engages in a lively investigation into the creative community of 1960's New York and Germany. 

"This indispensable film will be shining a light on [Hesse's work], and her, for a long time to come." - Wall St. Journal

Roméo et Juliette

Roméo et Juliette

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 1/21 9:55 a.m.
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Roméo et Juliette

The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play. Damrau makes her role debut as Juliette in Bartlett Sher’s new production, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda. Elliot Madore sings Mercutio and Mikhail Petrenko sings Frère Laurent. Sher’s staging is a La Scala production, initially presented by the Salzburg Festival, where it premiered in 2008.

World premiere: Théâtre Lyrique, Paris, 1867. Perhaps the most enduringly successful of the many operatic settings of the world’s consummate love story, Roméo et Juliette is an excellent example of French Romanticism, a tradition that values subtlety, sensuality, and graceful vocal delivery over showy effects. In the opera there is a slight shift of focus away from the word games of the original play and a greater focus on the two lovers, who are given four irresistible duets, including a brief final reunion in the tomb scene that does not appear in the play.

210 min.

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Mon, 1/16 1:00
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"One of the best movies you are likely to see this year." — New York Times

Our annual MLK Day movie for the community this year is very special. The Guardian calls it "A cinematic séance, and one of the best movies about the Civil Rights era ever made." 

ALL TICKETS $5

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends--Medger Evers, Malcom X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the time of Baldwin's death in q987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of this manuscript.

Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for. 

PG-13, 95 min.

"A transcendent documentary." - Entertainment Weekly

"A fascinating and gorgeous and very powerful film." - NPR

"An act of provocation and prophecy." - Village Voice

"It should be required viewing for all Americans." Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

No Man's Land

No Man's Land

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 1/15 11:00
Sat, 1/28 11:00
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"Absurdly enjoyable." — New York Times

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land, broadcast to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London.

One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby.  As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.

Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic.The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.

Tangoheart in Concert

Tangoheart in Concert

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 1/14 12:00
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Tangoheart, the premier tango ensemble in the Northwest, returns to the Rose for a rare and special performance. Their last appearance in 2013 was a sold-out show, be sure to get your tickets soon!

Tangoheart is a classic, authentic orquesta typica which contains a piano, contrabajo, violins, and the bandoneon, the Argentine instrument with its emblematic tango sound. The group is led by Port Townsend’s Bertram Levy, who has spent the last quarter century immersed in the Argentine tango. Since 2005, he has spent much of his time studying the bandoneon in Buenos Aires where he studies at the Conservatorio Manuel de Falla with the great Rodolfo Daluisio and from where he brings back fresh material for the group.

The group’s driving bass lines belong to jazz arranger, performer and longtime tanguero Andy Carr on the piano and the great Todd Gowers, Seattle’s bassist for all seasons. The string section includes world music specialist Ruthie Dornfeld on first violin and Seattle Symphony’s emeritus violist Dorothy Shapiro on second.

This year's concert will include several premier pieces recently brought back from Buenos Aires from the orchestral repertoire of Pugliese, Plaza and Piazzola.

Tickets are $22.00 and can be purchased online or at the box office.

Daughters of the Dust Daughters of the Dust Daughters of the Dust

Daughters of the Dust

Dates TBD
"A tone poem of old memories, a family album in which all of the pictures are taken on the same day." — rogerebert.com
Daughters of the Dust

At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family in the Gullah community on the Sea Islands off of South Carolina – former West African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors’ Yoruba traditions – struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland, even further from their roots.

Cohen Media Group is proud to present the 25th anniversary restoration of director Julie Dash’s landmark film “Daughters of the Dust.” The first wide release by a black female filmmaker, “Daughters of the Dust” was met with wild critical acclaim and rapturous audience response when it initially opened in 1991. Casting a long legacy, “Daughters of the Dust” still resonates today, most recently as a major in influence on Beyonce’s video album “Lemonade.” Restored (in conjunction with UCLA) for the first time with proper color grading overseen by cinematographer AJ Jafa, audiences will finally see the film exactly as Julie Dash intended.

NR, 113 min.

Gerhard Richter Painting

Gerhard Richter Painting

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 1/8 12:00
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"A gorgeously rendered work of art." — Variety

Part of our Community Arts Film Series, presented in partnership with Northwind Arts Center. Individual ticket $10, series pass $60.

Gerhard Richter, one of the internationally most significant contemporary artists of our times, granted filmmaker Corinna Belz access to his studio in the spring and summer of 2009 while he was working on a series of large abstract paintings. Gerhard Richter Painting offers us rare insights into the artist’s work. In quiet, highly concentrated images, the film gives us a fly-on-the-wall perspective of a very personal, tension-filled process of artistic creation. We see Richter painting. We see him observe and dialogue with his paintings. We see him contemplate, wait, reject, rework and sometimes destroy only to begin anew.


Gerhard Richter Painting is the penetrating portrait of an artist at work – and a fascinating film about the art of seeing.

"An unshowy but important art doc that will be a must-see for followers of contemporary painting, Corinna Belz's Gerhard Richter Painting opens a window on artworks whose creation proves even more time- and thought-intensive than expected. .. Set mostly in clean white studios whose size and details are no more romantic than corporate offices, the film spends months to capture a process more tumultuous than a one-day visit would suggest... We see bits of the artist's public and business life, like gallery openings and planning sessions with museum curators... the most rewarding footage here is of Richter by himself, filling empty canvas with bold schemes of primary colors before carefully distressing them with massive squeegees and muddying the colors with fat brushes. These scenes of technique are delicious to experience, even for viewers who haven't stood before his finished works and puzzled over the methods of their creation." Hollywood Reporter

"Corinna Belz’s feat of managing to stay close to the artist over a period of three years, particularly through five months in 2009 while he was putting together the works he was about to exhibit later that year in New York, is something of a record that is bound to draw the attention of the art world everywhere to the film... the film’s main and quite unique achievement, is entering Richter’s studio, to watch the man at work, for the process which leads to the creation is, in his case, as fascinating as the finished work itself and Belz’s camera allows to discover that other essential aspect of Richter’s genius... it’s a stunning experience to see them radically transforming before one’s eyes with one swish of that famous squeegee. Both director and painter are of course conscious that the presence of a strange person and a camera affects what is essentially a very secret, intimate and personal act of creation." Screen International

"A gorgeously rendered work of art… An art film in the literal sense, German helmer Corinna Belz's intelligently assembled observational docu "Gerhard Richter Painting" offers fascinating insight into the working process of the famed contemporary artist as he prepares a series of abstract canvases. Shooting over three years, Belz eschews voiceover narration, supplementing her perceptive lensing of Richter's studios with new and old footage of the media-shy painter discussing his career with art historians, curators and the press; conversations with his assistants; and a mesmerizing survey of his complete oeuvre… Belz focuses on his process of applying paint to canvas, observing keenly but without question or comment unless he speaks to her first… the viewer becomes a silent observer as the artist paints, contemplates and sometimes destroys what he has done previously." - Variety

Nabucco

Nabucco

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 1/7 9:55 a.m.
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Nabucco

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s early drama of Ancient Babylon, Nabucco, with Plácido Domingo adding a new role to his Met repertory as the title character. Liudmyla Monastyrska sings the tour-de-force role of Abigaille, Nabucco’s willful daughter, with Jamie Barton as Fenena, Russell Thomas as Ismaele, and Dmitri Belosselskiy as the prophet Zaccaria, the role of his 2011 Met debut.

World premiere: Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 1842. The success of Verdi’s third opera, a stirring drama about the fall of ancient Jerusalem at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco), catapulted the 28-year-old composer to international fame. The music and Verdi himself were subsumed into a surge of patriotic fervor culminating in the foundation of the modern nation of Italy. Specifically, the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (“Va, pensiero”), in which the Israelites express their longing for their homeland, came to stand for the country’s aspirations for unity and that exciting era in Italian history, the Risorgimento, or “Resurgence.”

185 min.

California Typewriter California Typewriter

California Typewriter

Dates TBD
"Unorthodox and delightful." — Hollywood Reporter
California Typewriter

California Typewriter is 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.

In the process, the film delivers a thought-provoking meditation on the changing dynamic between humans and machines, and encourages us to consider our own relationship with technology, old and new, as the digital age’s emphasis on speed and convenience redefines who’s serving whom, human or machine?

NR, 103 min.

Manchester by the Sea Manchester by the Sea Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

Dates TBD
"A masterclass in writing, direction and acting." — rogerebert.com
Manchester by the Sea

In Manchester by the Sea, the latest film from award-winning writer and director Kenneth Lonergan, the life of a solitary Boston janitor is transformed when he returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew. The story of the Chandlers, a working-class family living in a Massachusetts fishing village for generations, Manchester by the Sea is a deeply poignant, unexpectedly funny exploration of the power of familial love, community, sacrifice and hope.

R, 137 min.

"Casey Affleck delivers the role of his career." - Entertainment Weekly

"Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler are amazing." - HitFix

"A breakout performance by Lucas Hedges." - Los Angeles Times

"Kenneth Lonergan, a brilliant playwright and a sought-after script doctor, is a master of the quotidian absurd." - New York Times

"Kenneth Lonergan's beautifully textured, richly enveloping drama about how a death in the family forces a small-town New Englander to confront a past tragedy anew." - Variety

La La Land

La La Land

Dates TBD
"Has the potential to make lovers of us all." — TIME
La La Land

Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

PG-13, 128 min.

"Emma Stone gives a star turn of the highest magnitude." - Vanity Fair

"A film you simply never want to stop watching." - Playlist

"Romantic, extremely stylish and endlessly inventive." - Time Out New York

"Stone and Gosling's chemistry conducts invisible emotional lightning straight from their faces to your heart." - The Telegraph

"This season's most dazzling movie experience." - Entertainment Weekly

"Incredible." - Collider

"Ryan Gosling is simply superb." - Deadline

"They don't make films like this anymore." - Evening Standard

"Glorious." - Uproxx

Jackie

Jackie

Jackie

JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman).  JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination.  Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy and the world of "Camelot" that they created and loved so well.

With Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig , Billy Crudup, John Hurt.

R, 100 min.

Notes on Blindness Notes on Blindness Notes on Blindness

Notes on Blindness

"Miraculous...a beautiful, accessible and thoughtful work of art." — Guardian
Notes on Blindness

After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would destroy him. In 1983 he began keeping an audio diary. Over three years John recorded over sixteen hours of material, a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating the interior world of blindness. Published in 1990, the diaries were described by author and neurologist Oliver Sacks as, ‘A masterpiece… The most precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read.’

Following on from the Emmy Award-winning short film of the same name, Notes on Blindness is an ambitious and groundbreaking work, both affecting and innovative – and one of the most essential British documentaries of the year.

Since premiering at Sundance in January 2016 (alongside our virtual reality project) the film has played at over 30 international film festivals and has been nominated for six British Independent Film Awards, including Best British Film, Best Documentary and Best Director.

★★★★★  “The genius of the film is in allowing us to understand and visualise the world of blindness… A beautiful, accessible and thoughtful work of art.” - The Guardian

★★★★★ “A visionary, lyrical film” - The Times

★★★★★ “Articulate, eloquent and soul-searching” - Observer

★★★★★ “Remarkable… a haunting, throat-catching documentary” - The List

★★★★★ “Beautiful and reassuring, Notes On Blindness is a moving and inspiring film” - Daily Mail

NR, 90 min.

Into the Inferno Into the Inferno Into the Inferno

Into the Inferno

Dates TBD
"It is a metaphysical exploration of the wonders and terrors of nature as well as the fragility and comedy of human life, complete with beautiful cinematography." — New York Times
Into the Inferno

Director Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Encounters at the End of the World) teams with volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer to travel the world for a meditation volcanoes and their meaning. They make stops in Indonesia, Iceland and even North Korea capturing landscapes that are as stunning as they are forbidding. Looking into a volcano, Herzog observes “a fire that wants to burst forth and it could not care less about what we are doing up here.”

NR, 104 min.

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

as part of Bolshoi Ballet
Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 12/18 1:00
Fri, 12/23 1:00
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On Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll transforms into a beautiful prince who takes her on a magical journey. Before they leave, they must confront the Mouse King whose army is threatening Marie...

Christmas would not be complete without the enchanting tale of young Marie and her Nutcracker prince! Danced by the Bolshoi’s principals, E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fairytale staged by Russian ballet master Yuri Grigorovich will transport children and adults alike to a world of magic and wonder for the holiday season. 

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich (after E.T.A. Hoffmann and Marius Petipa).
Cast: Denis Rodkin (the Nutcracker Prince), Anna Nikulina (Marie), Andrei Merkuriev (Drosselmeyer), Vitaly Biktimirov (the Mouse King), and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet.

2 hrs, 15 min.

Moonlight Moonlight Moonlight Moonlight

Moonlight

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 12/8 4:00, 6:45 Ends Thursday
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"Radical, revelatory. As beautiful a movie as you are ever likely to see." — New York Times
Moonlight

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A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, MOONLIGHT is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.

R, 100 min.

"Grade A. One of the most personal and profound movies of the year." - Entertainment Weekly

"Brilliant and achingly alive." - The New Yorker

"Timely and timeles. Transcendent." - Vanity Fair

"A game-changer. A flat-out masterpiece." - Rolling Stone

"Heartbreaking and astonishing. A stunning achievement." - The Guardian

"Exquisite. This film is the reason we go to the movies." - Time Out

"A singular pice of cinema. It says everything." - Los Angeles Times

Loving Loving Loving

Loving

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 12/9 4:00, 7:00
Sat, 12/10 1:40, 4:30, 7:30
Sun, 12/11 4:30, 7:30
Mon, 12/12 -Thu, 12/15 4:00, 7:00
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"In so many very real ways, Loving is a masterpiece." — Screen Anarchy
Loving

A true story.

Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.

'Timely and timeless." - TIME

"Edgerton gives his best performance yet. Jeff Nichols is one of the most talented filmmakers of our time." - Screen Crush

"Ruth Negga: remember the name. It's been a long time since an actor/actress has me so unapolagetically in the bag. This woman is something special." - Film School Rejects

"Undeniably great." - People

"Ruth Negga truly shines in a breakout performance. Joel Edgerton is tremendous." - Collider

"Powerful, understated performances." - Variety

"Love wins." - The Playlist

"Joel Edgerton is phenomenal." - rogerebert.com

"A sociall conscious drama that admirably underplays its importance." - Hollywood Reporter

"Ruth Negga is extraordinary." - Flavorwire

"Loving is the work of a phenom director firing on all cylanders." - Film School Rejects

"An absorbing, beautiful piece of American cinema." - Hollywood News

PG-13, 123 min.

The Edge of Seventeen The Edge of Seventeen The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 12/9 4:30, 7:30
Sat, 12/10 - Sun, 12/11 1:00, 4:00, 7:00
Mon, 12/12 - Thu, 12/15 4:30, 7:30
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"A smart, achingly bittersweet comedy." — New York Times
The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen is an honest, candid, often hilarious look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman in today’s modern world.

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson).

All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.

The film also stars Kyra Sedgwick as Nadine’s well-meaning but completely ineffective mother, and Woody Harrelson as Nadine’s History teacher, mentor and reluctant sounding board. 

The Edge of Seventeen marks the feature directorial debut of writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig, and is produced by Academy Award® winner James L. Brooks – the filmmaker behind big-screen, character-driven classics such as Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News, Big, Say Anything, The Simpsons, Jerry Maguire and As Good as It Gets

R, 104 min.

"Steinfeld's wonderfully nuanced, authentic portrayal of the delightfully opinionated, angst-ridden, and awkward Nadine turns this sometimes-edgy high school comedy into a touching gem." - Common Sense Media

Arrival Arrival Arrival

Arrival

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Thu, 12/8 4:15, 7:30 Ends Thursday
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"Entrancing, intimate and moving." — Village Voice
Arrival

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team, led by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams), is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers -- and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and, quite possibly, humanity. 116 min.

"So sure is the stride of the narrative, and so bracing the air of expectation, that you feel yourself, like Louise, beginning to spin, and barely able to catch your breath." - New Yorker

"An outstanding sci-fi film." - Chicago Sun-Times

"Forces viewers to consider that which makes us truly human." - rogerebert.com

"Bravura visuals." - Time Out

 

"If you like thoughtful, cerebral sci-fi films that are driven by ideas, you will be in for a treat." - Radio Times

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Fri, 12/9 - Thu, 12/15 4:15, 7:45
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"Sheer magic, a grand fantasy-adventure that already feels like an old family favorite." — Newsday
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The newest tale from J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter). The year is 1926, and Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

"Harry and Hermione and Ron may have gone on to other things. But some of their most powerful magic is back. And I don't think we could have waited another minute." - Newark Star Ledger

"That entertainment enchanter JK Rowling has come storming back to the world of magic in a shower of supernatural sparks - and created a glorious fantasy-romance adventure." - The Guardian

"Spellbinding." - indiWIRE

"An imagination-tickling fantasy adventure and a deeply troubled commentary on tolerance, fear, and bigotry in the world today." - Variety

"Rowling's script is thrillingly immersive, plunging us into a world of wizarding that's instantly familiar to die-hard Potter fans yet dizzyingly inventive at the same time." - iNews.co.uk

"From the opening music to the sweet final beat, it's a joy to be back in Rowling's world. Open the suitcase, we're coming in." - Digital Spy

"Gloriously immersive." - HeyUGuys

"Mix magic and monsters with Muggles and the result is the movie we've all been waiting for since Harry Potter hung up his wand." - Daily Mirror

PG-13, 133 min.

L'Amour de Loin

L'Amour de Loin

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 12/10 9:55 a.m.
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L'Amour de Loin

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score" and has become one of the most highly praised operas of recent years. Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut.

180 min.

War Horse War Horse War Horse

War Horse

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 12/11 & Sat, 12/17 11:00 a.m.
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"So exhilarating that it makes you rejoice to be alive." — The Times

Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of millions of people around the world.

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. 

"Genius isn’t too strong a word to describe this astonishing production." - Daily Telegraph

"The theatre event of the decade." - Sunday Times

"A landmark theatre event. Thrilling!" - Time Magazine

"Theatrical magic." - New York Times

The Loving Story The Loving Story

The Loving Story

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 12/9 4:00, 7:00
Sat, 12/10 1:40, 4:30, 7:30
Sun, 12/11 - Thu, 12/15 4:00, 7:00
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"It ranks alongside LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS MEN in its stark beauty and searing honesty." — —William R. Ferris, Joel Williamson Eminent Professor of History, UNC - Chapel Hill, and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities
The Loving Story

Starting Friday, 12/9, we'll be playing the film LOVING. This documentary, THE LOVING STORY, is the true story on which the film is based.

Tickets: Free for Rose members, $5 non-members.

This film is the definitive account of Loving v. Virginia—the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage. Married in Washington, D.C. on June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter returned home to Virginia where their marriage was declared illegal—he was white, and she was black and Native American. At the time, anti-miscegenation laws were upheld in 16 states. The Lovings refused to leave one another and, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, took their case to the courts.

Hope Ryden’s luminous, newly discovered 16mm footage of the Lovings and their young ACLU lawyers, Bernard S. Cohen and Philip J. Hirschkop, as well as first-person testimony by their daughter Peggy Loving and rare documentary photographs by LIFE Magazine photographer Grey Villet, recounts the little-known story of the Loving family.

Their case made it all the way to the United States Supreme Court, whose decision—under Chief Justice Earl Warren—finally struck down state laws against interracial marriage throughout the country. THE LOVING STORY takes us behind the scenes of the legal challenges and the emotional turmoil that they entailed, documenting a seminal moment in American history and reflecting a timely message of marriage equality in a personal, human love story.

"Loving v. Virginia changed America." —The Washington Post

"A perfect time capsule that illuminates the racist past of our country with a uniquely personal and poignant emphasis." The Hollywood Reporter 

"Highly recommended...informative and emotionally engaging." —Educational Media Reviews Online

"Their desire to simply live together as husband and wife in their home state led to a Supreme Court ruling that overturned Virginia's law prohibiting interracial marriage and declared all such laws unconstitutional." —Southern Poverty Law Center

"This story about the Lovings' courage and determination is enough to make viewers care deeply about a legal decision." —Mother Jones

"In a rich collection of 16-millimeter film, old news clips and still photographs, the Lovings don’t look like two people caught up in a cause, they seem like two people caught up in each other." —The New York Times

"Using evocative photographs, newly unearthed footage and interviews with Lovings' daughter and lawyers, the film reveals the power of love to overcome bigotry." —Blackvoices, The Huffington Post

“Documenting many pivotal moments in the case, it adds a dash of something rarely seen in the grand narrative of the American Civil Rights struggle: romance." —Chicago Sun-Times

"The most romantic and moving documentary of the year..." —Bust Magazine 

"Above all, the film harbors a lingering sense of personal agency. If the Lovings teach us nothing else, it's that anyone can change the course of history." —International Documentary Association 

"At a time of sometimes raucous public debate on a similar issue, the documentary reminds us that the U.S. usually - if belatedly - works its way toward decisions that come down against discrimination. Highly recommended." —Video Librarian

The Entertainer The Entertainer The Entertainer The Entertainer

The Entertainer

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 12/4 11:00
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"If there was ever a state-of-the-nation play, this is it." — Guardian
The Entertainer

Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborneʼs modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment. Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as Archie Rice. A tremendous production.

"Greta Scacchi is brilliant." - Financial Times

The Last Waltz The Last Waltz The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 11/26 11:30 a.m.
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The Last Waltz

40th anniversary of the concert!

Seventeen years after joining forces as the backing band for rockabilly cult hero Ronnie Hawkins, Canadian roots rockers The Band call it quits with a lavish farewell show at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom on Nov. 25, 1976. Filmed by Martin Scorsese, this documentary features standout performances by rock legends such as Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Ron Wood, Emmylou Harris, The Staples, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Ringo Starr and Muddy Waters, as well as interviews with The Band (Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson.

All tickets $10.

The Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 11/27 11:00
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★★★★ “Achingly good. Helen McCrory delivers one of the performances of the year.” — Evening Standard

Helen McCrory (Medea and The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre, Penny Dreadful, Peaky Blinders) returns to the National in Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Tom Burke (War and Peace, The Musketeers) also features in Carrie Cracknell’s critically acclaimed new production.

A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952.

When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former Royal Air Force pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion.

Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.

★★★★★ “This production is a stand-out. Helen McCrory is fantastic. Carrie Cracknell directs with total assurance.”The Times 

★★★★★ “Stunning. Exquisitely sad. Beautifully judged.” Time Out

★★★★ “Helen McCrory blazes.”Guardian

★★★★ “Helen McCrory floors you.”Sunday Times

★★★★ “Helen McCrory is in a different league.”Observer

★★★★ “Intoxicating. Splendid new production.” Daily Telegraph

★★★★ “Deeply moving.”The Stage

★★★★ “Tom Burke is excellent.” Daily Telegraph

Hamlet

Hamlet

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 11/20 11:00 a.m.
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"One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I've ever seen, of anything, ever." — Time Out

Hamlet returns for two encore presentations.

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. 

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (PoshChimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.  

"Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet." - Daily Telegraph

"This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation." - Variety

"A fresh, dynamic staging with a vivid, supple performance at its heart." - Financial Times

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Thu, 11/17 4:15 Ends Thursday
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'An extraordinary story: I was on the edge of my seat.' ★★★★ — The Guardian
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

After a sold-out screening, Peggy returns!

Part of our Community Arts Film Series, presented in partnership with Northwinds Art Center. 

Lisa Immordino Vreeland follows up her acclaimed debut Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel with Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict. A colorful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an heiress to her family fortune who became a central figure in the modern art movement.

As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colourful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo.

"Very entertaining". ★★★★ - The Irish Independent

"Entertaining." ★★★★ - The Mirror

★★★★ - The Financial Times

"Intelligent and inventive." ★★★★ - The Times

"Outrageously funny." ★★★★ - Little White Lies

★★★★ - The Independent

"Fascinating." ★★★★ - The Culture Whisper

★★★★ - Daily Express
 

Chinatown
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Chinatown

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 11/16 7:30
"Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."

From Roger Ebert, who gave the film five stars: 

“Are you alone?” the private eye is asked in Roman Polanski’s “Chinatown.” “Isn’t everybody?” he replies. That loneliness is central to a lot of noir heroes, who plunder other people’s secrets while running from their own. The tone was set by Dashiel Hammett, and its greatest practitioner was Raymond Chandler. To observe Humphrey Bogart in Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon” and Chandler’s “The Big Sleep” (1946) is to see a fundamental type of movie character being born -- a kind of man who occupies human tragedy for a living.

Yet the Bogart character is never merely cold. His detachment masks romanticism, which is why he’s able to idealize bad women. His characters have more education and sensitivity than they need for their line of work. He wrote the rules; later actors were able to slip into the role of noir detective like pulling on a comfortable sweater. But great actors don’t follow rules, they illustrate them. Jack Nicholson’s character J.J. Gittes, who is in every scene of “Chinatown” (1974), takes the Bogart line and gentles it down. He plays a nice, sad man.

We remember the famous bandage plastered on Nicholson’s nose (after the Polanski character slices him), and think of him as a hard-boiled tough guy. Not at all. In one scene he beats a man almost to death, but during his working day he projects a courtly passivity. “I’m in matrimonial work,” he says, and adds, “it’s my metier.” His metier? What’s he doing with a word like that? And why does he answer the telephone so politely, instead of barking “Gittes!” into it? He can be raw, he can tell dirty jokes, he can accuse people of base motives, but all the time there’s a certain detached underlevel that makes his character sympathetic: Like all private eyes, he mud wrestles with pigs, but unlike most of them, he doesn’t like it.

Nicholson can be sharp-edged, menacing, aggressive. He knows how to go over the top (see “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and his Joker in “Batman”). His performance is key in keeping “Chinatown” from becoming just a genre crime picture -- that, and a Robert Towne screenplay that evokes an older Los Angeles, a small city in a large desert. The crimes in “Chinatown” include incest and murder, but the biggest crime is against the city’s own future, by men who see that to control the water is to control the wealth. At one point Gittes asks millionaire Noah Cross (John Huston) why he needs to be richer: “How much better can you eat? What can you buy that you can’t already afford?” Cross replies: “The future, Mr. Gitts, the future.” (He never does get Gittes’ name right.)

Gittes’ involvement begins with an adultery case. He’s visited by a woman who claims to be the wife of a man named Mulwray. She says her husband is cheating on her. Gittes’ investigation leads him to Mulwray (Darrell Zwerling), to city hearings, to dried river beds and eventually to Mulwray’s drowned body and to the real Mrs. Mulwray (Faye Dunaway). Stumbling across murders, lies and adulteries, he senses some larger reality beneath everything, some conspiracy involving people and motives unknown.

This crime is eventually revealed as an attempt to buy up the San Fernando Valley cheaply by diverting water so that its orange growers go broke. Then that water and more water, obtained through bribery and corruption, will turn the valley green and create wealth. The valley has long been seen as a key to California fortunes: I remember Joel McCrea telling me that on his first day as a movie actor, Will Rogers offered two words of advice: “Buy land.” McCrea bought in the valley and died a rich man, but he was in the second wave of speculation.

The original valley grab was the Owne River Valley scandal of 1908, mirrored in the 1930s by Towne. In the preface to his Oscar-winning screenplay, he recalls: “My wife, Julie, returned to the hotel one afternoon with two quilts and a public library copy of Carey McWilliams’ Southern California Country, an Island on the Land --and with it the crime that formed the basis of Chinatown.” McWilliams, for decades the editor of the Nation, presented Towne not only with information about the original land and water grab, but also evoked the old Los Angeles, a city born in a desert where no city logically should be found. The screenplay explains, “Either you bring the water to L.A. or you bring L.A. to the water.” John A. Alonzo’s cinematography, which got one of the movie’s 11 Oscar nominations, evokes the L.A. you can glimpse in the backgrounds of old movies, where the sun beats down on streets that are too wide, and buildings seem more defiant than proud. (Notice the shot where the bright sun falls on the fedoras of Gittes and two cops, casting their eyes into shadows like black masks.)

Gittes becomes a man who just wants to get to the bottom of things. He’s tired of people’s lies. And where does he stand with Evelyn Mulwray, played by Dunaway as a cool, elegant woman who sometimes--especially when her father is mentioned -- seems fragile as china? First he’s deceived by the fake Evelyn Mulwray, and then by the real one. Then he thinks he loves her. Then he thinks he’s deceived again. Then he thinks she’s hiding her husband’s mistress. Then she says it’s her sister. Then she says it’s her daughter. He doesn’t like being jerked around.

Her father the millionaire is played by Huston with treacly charm and mean little eyes. There is a luncheon where he serves Gittes a fish with the head still on, the eyes regarding the man about to eat it. “Just as long as you don’t serve the chicken that way,” Gittes says. In life and on the screen, Huston (who directed “The Maltese Falcon”) could turn on disarming charm by admitting to his failings: “Of course I’m respectable. I’m old. Politicians, ugly buildings and whores all get respectable if they last long enough.”

Like most noir stories, “Chinatown” ends in a flurry of revelation. All is explained, relationships are redefined, and justice is done -- or not. Towne writes of “my eventual conflict with Roman and enduring disappointment over the literal and ghoulishly bleak climax” of the movie. Certainly the wrong people are alive (and dead) at the end of the film, but I am not sure Polanski was wrong. He made the movie just five years after his wife,Sharon Tate, was one of the victims of the Manson gang, and can be excused for tilting toward despair. If the film had been made 10 years later, the studio might have insisted on an upbeat ending, but it was produced during that brief window when Robert Evans oversaw a series of Paramount’s best films, including “The Godfather.”

For Polanski, born in 1933 in Paris, reared in Poland, “Chinatown” was intended as a fresh start in Hollywood. After several brilliant thrillers made in Europe in the early 1960s (“Knife in the Water,” “Repulsion”), he came to California and had an enormous success (“Rosemary’s Baby,” 1968). Then came the Manson murders, and he fled to Europe, making the curious “Macbeth” (1971), with its parallels to the cult killings. After “Chinatown” came charges of sex with an under-age girl, and exile in Europe. “Chinatown” shows he might have developed into a major Hollywood player, instead of scurrying to finance bizarre projects such as “Pirates” (1986).

For Nicholson, the role had enormous importance. After a decade’s slumming in exploitation films, he made an indelible impression in “Easy Rider” and followed it with strong performances in “Five Easy Pieces” (1970), “Carnal Knowledge” (1971) and “The Last Detail” (1973). But with Jake Gittes he stepped into Bogart’s shoes as a man attractive to audiences because he suggests both comfort and danger. Men see him as a pal; wise women find weary experience more attractive than untrained lust. From Gittes forward, Nicholson created the persona of a man who had seen it all and was still capable of being wickedly amused. He could sit in the front row at a basketball game and grin at the TV camera as if he expected the players to commit lascivious deeds right there on the floor.

“Chinatown” was seen as a neo-noir when it was released -- an update on an old genre. Now years have passed and film history blurs a little, and it seems to settle easily beside the original noirs. That is a compliment.

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

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"Critic's Pick! Giddily enjoyable. So visually transfixing, so beautiful and nimble. When a good fantasy fiction like this opens that door of perception called imagination it’s a total trip." — New York Times
Doctor Strange

From Marvel Studios comes Doctor Strange the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place—a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange—armed with newly acquired magical powers—is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence.

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofer.

PG-13, 115 min.

Cameraperson

Cameraperson

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“...an extraordinary self-portrait and an existential statement.” — Rolling Stone

What does it mean to film another person? How does it affect that person - and what does it do to the one who films? 

A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into Cameraperson, a tapestry of footage captured over the twenty-five-year career of documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson. Through a series of episodic juxtapositions, Johnson explores the relationships between image makers and their subjects, the tension between the objectivity and intervention of the camera, and the complex interaction of unfiltered reality and crafted narrative. A work that combines documentary, autobiography, and ethical inquiry, Cameraperson is both a moving glimpse into one filmmaker’s personal journey and a thoughtful examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.

102 min.

“... a uniquely insightful memoir-cum-critical-treatise on the nature and ethics of [Johnson’s] craft.”Variety

“...[With] the emotional collage work of Johnson’s directorial outing, Sundance’s documentary section was more exciting than ever.” IndieWire

“... a beautifully curated collage ...” The Guardian

“Transfixing...”The New York Times

“An enigmatic self-portrait...”The Hollywood Reporter

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Alvin Ailey: Great American Dance

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"A must-see." — Wall Street Journal
Alvin Ailey: Great American Dance

After a sold-out engagement, this stunning presentation returns.

An incredible program of four contemporary choreographers.

Featuring Alvin Ailey’s REVELATIONS, described by The New York Times as "one of the great works of the human spirit." This stunning, soulful tour de force draws on African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy  blues. The wide ranging influences and irrepressible passion of  REVELATIONS are evident across the rest of this electrifying programme, which features Wayne McGregor’s sumptuous CHROMA, set to a score by Joby Talbot with orchestrations of songs by The White Stripes; Ronald K. Brown’s GRACE, a powerful meeting of modern and West African dance with a soundtrack by Duke Ellington, Roy Davis and Fela Kuti; and Robert Battle’s humorous, high-flying TAKADEME. 

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Bolshoi Ballet: The Bright Stream

Bolshoi Ballet: The Bright Stream

as part of Bolshoi Ballet
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Sun, 11/13 1:00
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During harvest festival at a collective farm, a visiting dance troupe reunites a ballerina with her childhood friend Zina. In order to teach her unfaithful husband a lesson, Zina, the ballerina and the ballerina’s husband decide to swap roles for the evening...

Alexei Ratmansky invokes the genius of Shostakovich’s score at the Bolshoi, creating a laugh-out-loud masterpiece with its bits of slapstick comedy, hilarious deceptions, false identities including Principal Dancer Ruslan Skvortsov dressed as a Sylph and its many colorful characters! The Bolshoi bursts with vivid life and bright spirits in Ratmansky’s brilliantly choreographed smash. 

Music Dmitri Shostakovich
Choreography Alexei Ratmansky
Libretto Adrian Piotrovsky and Fyodor Lopukhov
Cast Svetlana Lunkina (Zina), Mikhail Lobukhin (Pyotr), Maria Alexandrova (the Ballerina), Ruslan Skvortsov (the Ballet Dancer), Denis Savin (the Accordionist), Alexei Loparevich (the Old Dacha Dweller) 

2 hrs, 30 min.

Little Men

Little Men

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“TRULY AN EXHILARATING GIFT. Funny, touching and vital, it’s a serious pleasure. IT’S TIME TO REALIZE THAT IRA SACHS IS A MODERN MASTER.” — Rolling Stone
Little Men

When 13-year-old Jake's (Theo Taplitz) grandfather dies, his family moves from Manhattan back into his father's old Brooklyn home. There, Jake befriends the charismatic Tony (Michael Barbieri), whose single mother Leonor (Paulina Garcia), a dressmaker from Chile, runs the shop downstairs. Soon, Jake's parents Brian (Greg Kinnear) and Kathy (Jennifer Ehle) -- one, a struggling actor, the other, a psychotherapist -- ask Leonor to sign a new, steeper lease on her store.

For Leonor, the proposed new rent is untenable, and a feud ignites between the adults. At first, Jake and Tony don't seem to notice; the two boys, so different on the surface, begin to develop a formative kinship as they discover the pleasures of being young in Brooklyn. Jake aspires to be an artist, while Tony wants to be an actor, and they have dreams of going to the same prestigious arts high school together.

But the children can't avoid the problems of their parents forever, and soon enough, the adult conflict intrudes upon the borders of their friendship. Directed by Ira Sachs (LOVE IS STRANGE, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, FORTY SHADES OF BLUE) with his trademark humanism and insight, LITTLE MEN highlights the New York City landscape with a story of life-defining friendships in the midst of familial turmoil.  PG, 85 min.

“IRA SACHS IS A GREAT NEW YORK FILMMAKER.”AM New York

“A gentle, intelligent oasis in this summer of heated name-calling.”Sara Stewart, NY Post

“MOVIES THIS GOOD DON’T COME AROUND OFTEN ENOUGH ANYMORE. A quiet stunner. It just sneaks up and wallops you.” Stephen Rebello, Playboy

“CRITIC’S PICK.”A.O. Scott, New York Times

“QUIETLY DEVASTATING. Had me wiping away my own tears.” David Edelstein, New York Magazine 

“**** GRAND AND MOVING. Beautifully poignant.”Lindsay Bahr, AP

“A simple story that feels rich and honest from any perspective. There’s one dazzling extended take that, in terms of spectacle, embarrasses every other movie this summer.”Kevin P. Sullivan, Entertainment Weekly

“A TENDER CHARMER. A showcase scene set in an acting class dazzles so much that I applauded at my screening.” Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

“Two young actors lift this perfectly balanced drama into sublime territory.”Ben Dickinson, Elle

“**** It impresses you with its quiet, confident maturity.”Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out NY

“A moving feature that hits hard, thanks to wonderful performances and the kind of emotion that’s hard to fake.”Kate Erbland, Indiewire

“AN ACHINGLY TENDER GEM. The two boys are extraordinary. There is so much poignancy and poetic power that it's devastating.”Dennis Dermody, Paper

“A film as fleeting as a summer afternoon, and as pregnant with possibilities.”Matt Brennan, Slant

“LUMINOUS. BIG-HEARTED FILMMAKING. If Martin Scorsese was the quintessential auteur of New York in the 1970s and ’80s, and Spike Lee that of New York in the late ’80s and ’90s, then Ira Sachs is gradually becoming the quintessential auteur of today’s New York” Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

“A gem. Tenderly observed. Brimming with truths about modern life.” Peter Debruge, Variety

“FIVE STARS. Achingly humane. Deeply Moving. The cumulative effect is heart-rending.”Nigel Smith, The Guardian

“Beautiful. Ranks among Ira Sachs’ best films. The performances are impeccable.”David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

“I fell in love with it. A finely calibrated, intelligent movie.” Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair

“Pulls heartstrings with its gentle, deeply human story. It hits hard, thanks to wonderful performances and the kind of emotion that’s hard to fake.”Kate Erbland, Indiewire

“Adolescent devotion is rarely depicted this delicately.” -- Matthew Jacobs , Huffington Post

“Ira Sachs isn’t just a terrific filmmaker; he’s a great New York filmmaker.” – Robert Levin, AM New York

"Real, and funny and wrenching all at once. LITTLE MEN gathers force as it goes." – Bob Mondello, NPR 

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Miss Hokusai

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"Gorgeous! A small poetic wonder! That an anime film can explore such complex subjects so beautifully in what's nominally an artist's biopic is a blessing in itself." — Hollywood Reporter
Miss Hokusai

From award-winning director Keiichi Hara (Colorful) and Japanese powerhouse Production I.G (creators of Ghost in the Shell) comes a remarkable story of the daughter behind one of history’s most famous artists.

As all of Edo flocks to see the work of the revered painter Hokusai, his daughter O-Ei toils diligently inside his studio. Her masterful portraits, dragons and erotic sketches – sold under the name of her father – are coveted by upper crust Lords and journeyman print makers alike. Shy and reserved in public, in the studio O-Ei is as brash and uninhibited as her father, smoking a pipe while sketching drawings that would make contemporary Japanese ladies blush. But despite this fiercely independent spirit, O-Ei struggles under the domineering influence of her father and is ridiculed for lacking the life experience that she is attempting to portray in her art. Miss Hokusai‘s bustling Edo (present day Tokyo) is filled with yokai spirits, dragons, and conniving tradesmen, while O-Ei’s relationships with her demanding father and blind younger sister provide a powerful emotional underpinning to this sumptuously-animated coming-of-age tale.

PG-13, 93 min.

"Critics' Pick! Extraordinary! Enchanting! Thought provoking!"  - New York Times

"A sumptuous, sensuous animated work of art." - Los Angeles Times

"Shines as an example of one creative soul paying tribute to another. A stellar example of the oft-cited principle that animation is an art form, not a genre." - Variety

"Magical and melancholy, tender and robust! Miss Hokusai is a gorgeous piece of animated storytelling that’s far and above what we normally get here in the States!" - Film Journal International

"A minor masterpiece! Vision beyond vision is a recurring motif in Miss Hokusai, beautifully articulated through the workings of the film’s magical realist world." - The Film Stage

"A work of beauty and intellect! Yokai spirits, Buddha and dragons hiding in wind-storms heighten the periphery of how an artist might see the world." - Screen Anarchy

"Fascinating and endlessly entertaining. Miss Hokusai is a delight and certainly a strong late-year addition to 2016’s wide assembly of top notch animated fare." - The Playlist

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Howard's End

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Howard's End

A meticulously restored presentation in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of Merchant Ivory's masterpiece. This stunning film stars Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave, Anthony Hopkins and Helena Bonham Carter and is one of the undisputed masterpieces of the Merchant Ivory partnership.  After its original release in 1992 it was nominated for nine Academy Awards and also won the 45th Anniversary Award at Cannes that same year.  Based on the book by E.M. Forster, the film follows the story of the Schlegel sisters (Thompson & Bonham Carter) as they navigate between the fortunes of the successfully capitalist Wilcox family and those of a low-paid clerk in the changing social landscape of turn-of-the-20th-century England.  The New York Times described it as "A drawing-room war, with Edwardian grace" and the Village Voice says that it "remains an enticing, elegant pleasure, alive with light and talk".

Certain Women Certain Women Certain Women

Certain Women

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"Kelly Reichardt's wonderful triptych of female character studies confirms her status as the quietest of great American filmmakers." — Variety
Certain Women

"I came out of that theatre feeling refreshed, cleansed, and spiritually rejuvenated." - Filmmaker Magazine

"An indelible portrait of independent women." - The Guardian

"The characters are really minimalist masterpieces, sculpted, polished and uncompromisingly female." - Wall Street Journal

One of America’s foremost filmmakers, Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff) directs a remarkable ensemble cast led by Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Laura Dern in this stirring look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer (Dern) who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother (Williams) whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student (Stewart) who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand (radiant newcomer Lily Gladstone).

As their stories intersect in subtle but powerful ways, a portrait emerges of flawed, but strong-willed individuals in the process of defining themselves.

R, 107 min.

Denial

Denial

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Based on the acclaimed book Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, DENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (BAFTA nominee Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, in cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the defendant, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team, led by Richard Rampton (Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson), to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.

DENIAL is directed by Emmy Award® winner Mick Jackson (TEMPLE GRANDIN) and adapted for the screen by BAFTA and Academy Award® nominated writer David Hare (THE READER). 

PG-13, 110 min.

A Man Called Ove A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove

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"Hearts will warm and tears may fall." — Chicago Tribune
A Man Called Ove

Back by popular demand! 

Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it's shared. 

One of Sweden's biggest locally-produced box office hits ever, director Hannes Holm finds the beating heart of his source material and Swedish star Rolf Lassgård, whose performance won him the Best Actor award at the 2016 Seattle Int’l Film Festival, affectingly embodies the lovable curmudgeon Ove.

“...a breathless movie.” John Hartl, Seattle Times 

“A smooth, methodical black comedy... Hearts will warm, and tears may fall.”  Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“A morbidly funny and moving success. Director Holm’s grip on the film’s tricky, tragicomic tone is masterful." Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com

“The dopes saying that movies are dead haven’t seen the moving, tender ‘A Man Called Ove.’” Nick Schager, Village Voice

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Deepwater Horizon

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"Remarkably thrilling." — Variety
Deepwater Horizon

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, igniting a massive fireball that kills several crew members. Chief electronics technician Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his colleagues find themselves fighting for survival as the heat and the flames become stifling and overwhelming. Banding together, the co-workers must use their wits to make it out alive amid all the chaos. Starring Mark Wahlberg, John Malkovich, Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson.

PG-13, 107 min.

"A harrowing, courageous account of the 2010 oil rig tragedy – and the corporate greed that caused it." - Guardian

By Us: A Sustainable Documentary

By Us: A Sustainable Documentary

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Sun, 11/6 11:30

Presented by the Port Townsend Film Festival and Chamber of Commerce.

FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING. With Director Ron Colby.

None of us are immune from current economic woes. Constantly buffeted by negative financial reports, endless political rationale, and the ongoing march of layoffs as businesses persist in sending our jobs overseas, the horizon remains bleak. Yet someone is employing 2/3 of the US workforce.

After reading one too many dismal articles, we put our cameras to work, heading out on a road trip to discover our “economic lifeboats.” In no time, we were surrounded by US businesses large and small that believed in the power of local. Amongst them, manufacturers who chose to make their products only in the United States. Their mantra, “No Outsourcing.” From “mom and pop” operations to multi million dollar businesses, these companies constantly show we can support our communities, we can put ourselves to work and we can create a vibrant economy, locally and nationally. They are Margaret Mead’s saying come to life, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.”

By Us takes its audiences along for the ride, making them part of these business families, “getting” what drives them, why they wake-up each morning and, “go.” These dogged entrepreneurs make each of us realize, we are the solutions to our problems. Their decisions, consequences, fears and even set backs give us a desperately needed adrenaline rush.

Join the road trip and discover Port Townsend, Washington, a quiet hotbed of local. Across the Puget Sound, northwest of Seattle, Port Townsend’s battles to save, to start and to support small businesses have been noteworthy - their successes, more so. The town has stood up to chain retailers, started companies solely community owned and financed, supported fledgling start ups and created their own investment network to help entrepreneurial residents with needed dollars when traditional avenues of capital turned their backs.

The impact does not stop at the city limits. Unlike Las Vegas, what happens in Port Townsend does not stay there! A single component for a product manufactured in the town may itself be made in Michigan, or New Jersey, or Virginia and the sale of that part helps a different local economy, supporting more jobs. Finished products are shipped worldwide buoying other businesses, other towns, and more jobs. It is an unstoppable ripple effect.

Port Townsend and its residents were one of the first, but as hundreds of towns across the country begin to “get” the importance of local, they now find themselves asked to speak, asked to tell, “how they make it work.” To quote Jerry Milhon of the Whidbey Institute, “We can do this, anywhere.”

We’re all in this together. Our choices are not isolated. They affect us all. 

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

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"A monster hit." — Time Out
Frankenstein

In celebration of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary, we are presenting an Encore Presentation of one of their most popular productions from 2011.  Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbach (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC's Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creature.  Saturday's performance features Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein, and Sunday's performance features Miller as Victor Frankenstein.

Running time: 2 hrs., 10 min., no intermission.

Seed: The Untold Story Seed: The Untold Story

Seed: The Untold Story

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Sun, 10/30 1:00
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“A superb documentary...visually stunning...a model of scientific insight, story-telling and cinematic panache that reminds us that the future of life under capitalism is guarded at best." — Rec.Art.Movie.Reviews

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, these subtle flecks of life are the source of all existence. Like tiny time capsules, they contain the songs, sustenance, memories, and medicines of entire cultures. They feed us, clothe us, and provide the raw materials for our everyday lives. In a very real sense, they are life itself.

Yet in our modern world, these precious gifts of nature are in grave danger. In less than a century of industrial agriculture, our once abundant seed diversity—painstakingly created by ancient farmers and gardeners over countless millennia—has been drastically winnowed down to a handful of mass-produced varieties. Under the spell of industrial “progress” and a lust for profit, our quaint family farmsteads have given way to mechanized agribusinesses sowing genetically identical crops on a monstrous scale. Recent news headlines suggest that Irish history may already be repeating in our globalized food system. Articles in the New York Times and other mainstream sources report the impending collapse of the world’s supplies of bananas, oranges, coffee and coconuts—all due to a shortsighted over-reliance on a single, fragile variety. Without seed diversity, crop diseases rise and empires fall

More than a cautionary tale of “man against nature,” the remarkable story of seeds is an epic “good-versus-evil” saga playing out in our modern lives. For eons, cultures around the world have believed seeds to be our birthright: a covenant with the earth shared by all and passed down across generations. But today, our seeds are increasingly private property held in corporate hands. A cadre of ten agrichemical companies (including Syngenta, Bayer, and Monsanto) now controls more than two-thirds of the global seed market, reaping unprecedented profits. Genetically modified crops (GMOs) engineered in their sterile laboratories dominate farmers’ fields and dinner tables in the United States and countries around the world. Farmers from Minnesota to Madhya Pradesh, India toil in economic thrall to the “Gene Giants,” paying hefty licensing fees to plant their patented crops. If they attempt to save their own seed at the end of a season, following a tradition practiced by humans for over 12,000 years, they face ruthless prosecution. (Suffering under this indentured servitude, over 250,000 farmers in India have committed suicide in the last 20 years.)

People everywhere are waking up to the vital importance of seeds for our future. In recent months, March Against Monsanto protests have rallied millions in more than 400 cities and 50 countries to the cause of seed freedom. Ballot initiatives to label genetically modified foods have been proposed in U.S. cities from California to Connecticut—a direct threat to the profits of the Gene Giants and their Big Food cronies. Seed libraries, community gardens, and a new generation of passionate young farmers are cropping up to shift the balance toward a more sustainable and sovereign seed paradigm. A David and Goliath battle is underway, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

94 min.

"A gorgeously made film, put together with as much care as its subjects devote to saving the ramaining varieties of seeds." - Los Angeles Times

“Essential, illuminating, engraging.“ - NYC Movie Guru

“A wonder.” - Village Voice

"Pure art, glowing and smoldering with fecund life." - Rhode Island Weekly

"A boldly creative and ethically robust documentary about protecting the food supply." - Spirituality and Practice

"Brilliantly filmed, scripted and directed documentary." - Theatre Bytes

“The frightening beauty of seed is the clarity with which it defines the mission of seed-savers." - Film Journal International

"A beautiful piece of art, careful, deeply colored and poetic." - Hollywood Report Card

"A symphony of hope." - Anchorage Press

"You owe it to yourself to see this film." - Whole Life Times

Blue Jay Blue Jay Blue Jay

Blue Jay

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Thu, 10/27 7:20 Ends Thursday
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"A gentle, genuine trip down memory lane that features one of our best actresses in the kind of role she doesn’t get to play that often, and another great turn in the arc of an independent film icon." — rogerebert.com
Blue Jay

Meeting by chance when they return to their tiny California hometown, two former high-school sweethearts (Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson) reflect on their shared past through the lens of their differently dissatisfied presents, in this tender, wise and affecting chamber drama from first-time feature director Alex Lehmann.

Former high-school sweethearts Jim (Mark Duplass) and Amanda (Sarah Paulson) have been out of touch for more than 20 years — but by sheer coincidence, they run into each other at a grocery store back in their alpine hometown of Crestline, California. Jim's mother has died and he's here to put her house on the market. Amanda is visiting her pregnant sister. They get to talking, first over coffee, then over beer and jellybeans. Before they know it they're at Jim's mother's house, where everything sends them spiralling back into the past. Jim and Amanda's lives have taken different directions, yet here they are, reconnecting like nothing has changed.

Alex Lehmann's feature debut is a tender, wise chamber drama about finding yourself adrift in mid-life, longing for something essential that you fear has been lost. The tension in this film, a stateside cousin to Before Sunset, is generated through the uncertainty surrounding the renewed chemistry between Jim and Amanda. It's hard to know whether what they're feeling is pertinent to their present lives or a matter of pure nostalgia.

Handsome black-and-white imagery contrasts this human-scale story with the grandiosity of the mountains, but Lehmann's attention is squarely on his actors. Duplass has never been this vulnerable, while Paulson (Carol12 Years a Slave) is among the most versatile stars to emerge in recent years.

The pair of heartfelt performances acts as an anchor for the universal questionsBlue Jay poses: Who were we then? Who are we now? And what remains of our dreams? (Excerpted from TIFF, Jane Schoettle).

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Indignation

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 10/27 4:30 Ends Thursday
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"The beauty of INDIGNATION can be found in how it builds, growing from a garden-variety coming-of-age story into a poetic, even prayerful, meditation on the pitiless vagaries of character and regret." — Washington Post
Indignation

Based on Philip Roth's late novel, INDIGNATION takes place in 1951, as Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted in the Korean War. But once there, Marcus's growing infatuation with his beautiful classmate Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon), and his clashes with the college's imposing dean, Hawes Caudwell (Tracy Letts), put his and his familys best laid plans to the ultimate test.

"An emotional and incredibly personal piece of material (it fictionalizes Roth's own early-'50s college experience) that adapts well to his polite, polished and reasonably old-fashioned aesthetic." - Variety

"INDIGNATION captures with an uncanny realism a moment of innocence and caution in a post-World War II era." - New York Times

 

R, 110 min.

Great Unsung Women of Computing: The Computers, The Coders and the Future Makers

Great Unsung Women of Computing: The Computers, The Coders and the Future Makers

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Sun, 10/23 11:30
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“History's female programmers will no longer be forgotten…Kleiman is building a future that looks different from a history that's been airbrushed to look more male than it really was." — Readwrite

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In the United States, women are vastly underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) fields, holding under 25% of STEM jobs and a disproportionately low share of STEM undergraduate degrees. Great Unsung Women of Computing is a series of three remarkable documentary films that show how women revolutionized the computing and Internet technology we use today, inspiring female students to believe that programming careers lie within their grasp. 

The Computers features the extraordinary story of the ENIAC Programmers, six young women who programmed the world’s first modern, programmable computer, ENIAC, as part of a secret WWII project. They programmed ENIAC without programming language (for none existed), and harnessed its power to perform advanced military calculations at lighting speeds. However, when the ENIAC was unveiled in 1946, the Programmers were never introduced and they became invisible. This stunning documentary features rare footage and never-before-seen interviews with the ENIAC Programmers. 70 years later, this is their story. 

The Coders tells the story of two extraordinary women, Sarah Allen and Pavni Diwanji whose technologies revolutionized the Internet: Sarah co-invented Flash, the first multimedia platform supporting video, graphics, games and animation for the internet, while Pavni invented the Java servlet to allow web applications to respond quickly to requests from users everywhere. 

In The Future Makers, Andrea Colaço, a young MIT PhD, shares her dream of a world in which we interact with our smart devices using natural hand gestures, not static keyboards or touchpads. She invented 3D “gestural recognition technology” and co-founded 3dim to develop and market it. In 2013, 3dim won MIT’s $100K Entrepreneurship Prize and launched Andrea towards her dream of innovation and changing the world.

48 minutes.

"This inspiring title highlights the accomplishments of pioneering women." Booklist

“A unique and powerful documentary… This still under-appreciated story of how women helped initiate the computer revolution provides inspiring female role models for future generations."Upjohn Institute

"By watching THE COMPUTERS, the history, personalities, and dynamism of six amazing programmers came to life for me. Kathryn Kleiman's groundbreaking film teaches all of us that we need ask to our mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers about their contributions to science and the world." - B.K. Adams, Assc. Director. Communications, University of Maryland

"Watching THE COMPUTERS was an eye opening experience for all of us… these women paved the way for the next generation." - Professor Samir Khuller, University of Maryland

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Bonnie and Clyde

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 10/19 7:30
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"This here's Miss Bonnie Parker. I'm Clyde Barrow. We rob banks." — Warren Beatty as Clyde Barrow
Bonnie and Clyde

Catch Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, and the film debut of Gene Wilder in this classic movie about the notorious bank-robbing pair. 

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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

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Thu, 10/20 7:30 Ends Thursday
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"John, Paul, George and Ringo are at their cheeky best in Ron Howard's fan film." — New York Daily News

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles' career (1962-1966) the period in which they toured and captured the world's acclaim. Ron Howard's film explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become a legendary musical phenomenon. The film explores their inner workings, decision-making, how they created their music and built their collective career together. From the early Beatles journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.

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Our Little Sister

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"You are shaken, by the end, at how much you care about these women and how sorry you are to leave their company." — New York Times
Our Little Sister

Our Little Sister, directed by internationally acclaimed directorHirozaku Kore-eda, is adapted from Yoshida Akimi's best-selling graphic novel "Umimachi Diary". Three twenty-something sisters - Sachi, Yoshino and Chika - live together in a large old house in the seaside town of Kamakura. When they learn of their estranged father's death, they decide to travel to the countryside for his funeral. There they meet their shy teenage half-sister Suzu for the first time and, bonding quickly, invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and begins a new life with her older sisters.

Amidst the many and varied colors of Kamakura's four seasons, the four sisters cause each other emotional anguish, and support each other through life's trials, developing a very special bond in the process. Set against the summer ocean sparkling with sunlight, radiant autumn foliage, a tunnel of gorgeous yet impermanent cherry blossom trees, hydrangeas damp from the rainy season, and brilliant fireworks heralding the arrival of another summer, their moving and deeply relatable story depicts the irreplaceable moments that form a true family.

PG, 128 min.

"OUR LITTLE SISTER is so meticulously shot and gracefully orchestrated that it can be considered a worthy contempo successor to Kon Ichikawa's masterpiece "The Makioka Sisters." - Variety

"Hirokazu Kore-eda’s story of siblings reunited has charm and hidden depths." - The Guardian

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Queen of Katwe

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Thu, 10/20 4:00, 7:00 Ends Thursday
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"If there is anyone out there capable of remaining unmoved by this true-life triumph-of-the-underdog sports story, I don’t think I want to meet that person." — New York Times
Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding).

For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong’o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and with the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona’s natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family. 

PG, 124 min.

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

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Thu, 10/20 7:30 Ends Thursday
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"Thoughtful, searching and wonderfully moving in its wistful final moments." — Washington Post
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

In LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, the Oscar-nominated director Werner Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works - from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

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Sat, 10/22 9:55 a.m.
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Don Giovanni

World premiere: National Theater (now Estates Theater), Prague, 1787. Aided by his ingenious librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, Mozart approached his operatic retelling of the Don Juan myth from a point of view that is neither tragic nor entirely comic, but rather lighthearted, urbane, and ironic. We follow the title character and his earthy comic sidekick, Leporello, through a series of encounters that begins with a fatal duel, moves back and forth between the humorous and the sentimental, and ends with the protagonist being dragged down to hell.

Simon Keenlyside makes his Met role debut as the unrepentant seducer in Tony Award winner Michael Grandage’s staging of Mozart’s masterpiece. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads a cast that includes Hibla Gerzmava as Donna Anna, Malin Byström as Donna Elvira, Serena Malfi as Zerlina, Adam Plachetka as Leporello, Matthew Rose as Masetto, Kwangchul Youn as the Commendatore, and Rolando Villazón in his Live in HD debut as Don Ottavio. 

225 min.

Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age

Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age

as part of Bolshoi Ballet
Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 10/23 1:00
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In a seaside town where business and mafia are flourishing, The Golden Age cabaret is the favorite nightly haunt of dancers, bandits and young revelers, where the young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita, a beautiful dancer, but also the friend of a local gangster...

A satire of Europe during the Roaring 20s, The Golden Age makes for an original, colorful, and dazzling show with its jazzy score and music-hall atmosphere. This ballet that can only be seen at the Bolshoi has everything to it: mad rhythms, vigorous chase scenes, and decadent cabaret numbers. With its passionate love story featuring beautiful duets between Boris and Rita, the Bolshoi dancers plunge into every stylized step and gesture magnificently. 

2 hrs, 20 min.

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The Threepenny Opera

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Sun, 10/23 12:30 (Rosebud Cinema)
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★★★★ "Grimy, filthy and tremendously fun." — Time Out
The Threepenny Opera

Mack the Knife is back in town.

A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.

London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off…

With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond), as Macheath alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like ItMy Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum.

This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse; adapted by Simon Stephens, (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris, (Everyman, London Road).

WARNING: Contains filthy language and immoral behavior.

★★★★ "Rory Kinnear is a fine Macheath. Haydn Gwynne is terrific."Daily Express

★★★★ "Rory Kinnear is really on song."Evening Standard

★★★★ "A snarling beast of a show."Independent

The Birth of a Nation The Birth of a Nation The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation

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Sun, 10/16 10:45 a.m. Ends Sunday
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"A vital, stirring, and powerful film by and about people of color - and which arrives like a hand grenade in the midst of a deafeningly loud discussion about why that's such a rarity in contemporary Hollywood." — FlavorWire
The Birth of a Nation

A true story. Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

"More than a movie about a slave rebellion, it's about the difficulty of reconciling the great moral chasms between thought, vision, and deed." - New York Magazine

"Debuting writer-director Nate Parker stars in this searingly impressive account of the Nat Turner slave rebellion." - Variety

R, 120 min.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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Thu, 10/13 4:00, 6:45 Ends Thursday
Open Caption Screening Mon 10/10, 4:00
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.

PG-13, 127 min.

Hockney

Hockney

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Sun, 10/9 12:00
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"A work of art of its own." — Village Voice
Hockney

Part of the Community Arts Film Series, presented in partnership with Northwinds Arts Center. Individual tickets $10, series pass $60.

HOCKNEY is the definitive exploration of one of the most important artists of his generation. For the first time, David Hockney has given unprecedented access to his personal archive of photographs and films, resulting in a frank and unparalleled visual diary of his long life.

Acclaimed filmmaker Randall Wright offers a unique view of this unconventional artist who is now reaching new peaks of popularity worldwide. As charismatic as ever, at 77 years old he is still working in the studio seven days a week.

“It’s been said that there was something of the holiday about David Hockney, that, despite personal loss, he sees the world with holiday eyes, as if for the first time. I wanted to capture this attitude without taking away the mystery and magic of a great artist.”  - Randall Wright

NR 112 min.

Snowden Snowden Snowden

Snowden

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Thu 10/6 4:15, 7:45 Ends Thursday
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"As a movie, SNOWDEN computes. It's sexy, controversial, visually interesting. It’s also Oliver Stone’s best film since JFK." — New York Daily News
Snowden

Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought PlatoonBorn on the Fourth of JulyWall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st Century.

Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gorden-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others. No matter which you believe, the epic story of why he did it, who he left behind, and how he pulled it off makes for one of the most compelling films of the year.

It's a riveting procedural docudrama that takes a deep dive into what surveillance has become. - Variety

R, 138 min.

Sully

Sully

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 10/6 4:30, 7:30 Ends Thursday
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On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. Directed by Clint Eastwood

Tristan und Isolde

Tristan und Isolde

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Sat, 10/8 9:00 a.m.
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Tristan und Isolde

The Met: Live in HD 2016-17 season kicks off with a broadcast of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, presented live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, October 8.

World premiere: Munich Court Theater, 1865. Wagner’s breathtaking meditation on love and death holds a unique place in the opera world. Its music has astounded, infuriated, and inspired audiences since it was first heard, and the title roles are acknowledged as among the most extraordinarily demanding in opera. The vocal challenges, the sumptuous symphonic scale of the orchestral writing, and the mystical nature of the story, with its opportunities for creative visual design, make this awe-inspiring work a phenomenon of the repertory.

The new production is conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Live in HD performance. Nina Stemme stars as Isolde—a touchstone role she has sung with major opera companies around the world. Her Tristan is Australian heldentenor Stuart Skelton, who sang Siegmund in the Met’s Ring cycle in 2013. The cast also includes Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne and Evgeny Nikitin as Kurwenal (both in Met role debuts), with René Pape reprising King Marke, a role he has sung to acclaim in three previous Met seasons.

The staging, by Mariusz Treliński (who directed the 2015 Met double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle) is a co-production with the Festival Hall Baden-Baden, Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, and China National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Beijing.

315 min.

Men: A Love Story

Men: A Love Story

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 9/29 4:30 Ends Thursday
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“The topic of love is a tough one to shred, but it seems to be the next logical step in finding out what men think about women and love." — Mission Local
Men: A Love Story

After spending nearly a decade as a journalist documenting young women sold as slaves into the sex trade, award winning filmmaker Mimi Chakarova (THE PRICE OF SEX) sets out on a journey across the United States to explore how men feel about women and love. Piecing together a rich tapestry of vignettes, woven from stories shared by men of different races, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds, Chakarova weaves a stunningly honest and unapologetic portrayal of masculinity in America. With a diverse set of subjects from tiny blues bars of the Deep South to hedge funds of Manhattan and from ranchers in New Mexico to farmers in the Midwest, MEN: A LOVE STORY is a poignant and at times unforgettable dark comedy that reveals a deeper multilayered understanding of maleness, sexuality and gender performance in America today.

A Tale of Love and Darkness A Tale of Love and Darkness A Tale of Love and Darkness

A Tale of Love and Darkness

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Thu, 9/29 7:15 Ends Thursday
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"Lovely and memorable." — New York Times
A Tale of Love and Darkness

Based on the international best-seller by Amos Oz, A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS is the story of his youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man’s relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell, become the stories we live.

With Natalie Portman, in her directing debut.

PG-13, 99 min.

Port Townsend Film Festival

Port Townsend Film Festival

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 9/23 - Sun, 9/25 All day!

The 17th edition of the Port Townsend Film Festival is shaping up to be one of the best.  The stellar line-up of films is online now - www.ptfilmfest.com - so check it out.  

With dozens of tremendous movies, they'll also be offering free outdoor flicks in the evenings on Taylor Street, featuring FIELD OF DREAMS, TOY STORY and RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. 

Don't delay, get your festival passes today! 

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Charade

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 9/21 7:30
Charade

In this comedic thriller, a trio of crooks relentlessly pursue a young American, played by Audrey Hepburn in gorgeous Givenchy, through Paris in an attempt to recover the fortune her dead husband stole from them. The only person she can trust is Cary Grant’s suave, mysterious stranger. Director Stanley Donen goes deliciously dark for Charade, a glittering emblem of sixties style and macabre wit. Not rated, 113 min.

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The Innocents

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Thu, 9/22 4:15, 7:30 Ends Thursday
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"A near perfect film with restrained, yet powerful, performances, direction that allows the narrative to unfold in truly revelatory ways, surprising humor, and cinematography that begs translation into still photography." — Patheos.com
The Innocents

Warsaw, December 1945: the second World War is finally over and French Red Cross doctor Mathilde (Lou de Laage) is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters’ fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Rev. Mother (Agata Kulesza, Ida). Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the occupying Soviet troops and local Polish communists and while facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their beliefs and traditions clash with harsh realities.

"Leaves us with a fresh understanding of our capacity to respond to suffering with good or evil, and to find new definitions of grace and vocation." - Justin Chang, Variety

"A story of survival and rebuilding from ruins. Theirs is a history worth remembering." - Monica Castillo, RogerEbert.com

"A moving drama about the struggle to keep one’s faith in the most difficult of situations...a compelling deconstruction of how to cope and rebuild." - Jordan Raup, The Film Stage

"A blistering film." - New York Times

Snowden Live
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Snowden Live

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Wed, 9/14 7:30

An exclusive one-time only event!

We're offering a sneak peek at Oliver Stone's new movie Snowden, starring Joseph Gorden-Levitt, followed by a live (time delayed) interview between the director and the actual Edward Snowden via satellite from Moscow.  

Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st Century.

Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gorden-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of hte most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others. No matter which you believe, the epic story of why he did it, who he left behind, and how he pulled it off makes for one of the most compelling films of the year.

This film has not yet been rated. 138 min.

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Hell or High Water

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Thu, 9/15 4:00, 7:00 Ends Thursday
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"A rock solid thriller that ignites the screen." — Deadline
Hell or High Water

Two brothers (Ben Foster and Chris Pine) in West Texas must come up with a large sum in order to save their mother's land. With no other options, they set to robbing a string of banks. Jeff Bridges is the Sheriff on their tail. With celluloid echoes of the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men and the best of the 70s crime movies like The French Connection, this film is a stunner. Featuring masterful storytelling, cinematography and performances. 

"A soulful outlaw tale." - Hollywood Reporter

"An action thriller with punch." - The Guardian

"Smart and stylish." - Washington Post

"Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges are brilliant...a thrillingly good movie...so authentic." - Variety

"The best movie I've seen this year." - Fox TV

R, 102 min.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

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Stephen Frears' bright, bubbly and suitably ear-bursting biopic of surely the least gifted chanteuse ever to sell out Carnegie Hall. — Variety
Florence Foster Jenkins

Directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen), Florence Foster Jenkins tells the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The film celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere.

The voice Florence (Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Grant), managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew.

"A fizzy, funny, period dramedy with top-notch performances." - Empire

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A View From the Bridge

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Sat, 9/17 11:00 a.m.
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"Five Stars. One of the most powerful Miller productions I have ever seen." — Telegraph
A View From the Bridge

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.  

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. 

The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.

"The tension never flatlines." - Sunday Times
"Five Stars. Emotionally devastating. Unforgettable." - Independent
"Five Stars. Mark Strong is astonishingly good." - Time Out
"A forceful production of visual brilliance." - Guardian

Southside With You

Southside With You

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Thu, 9/8 4:30, 7:30 Ends Thursday
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"Terrific. Touching, funny, emotional and smart." — Billboard

Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama's first date, Southside With You recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a charming young law associate Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tries to woo reluctant attorney Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong date that takes them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing to a sweet first kiss outside of a Baskin-Robbins ice-cream parlor.

"Basically the best first date ever." - Vanity Fair

"Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers are terrifically cast as Michelle and Barack Obama." - Variety

PG-13, 81 min.

Don't Think Twice

Don't Think Twice

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Thu 9/1 4:30 Ends Thursday
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"Mike Birbiglia’s character writing is spot-on about the way that being around funny people can be both exhausting and exhilarating." — A.V. Club
Don't Think Twice

For eleven years, an improv group called The Commune has reigned as the big fish in the small pond of their New York improv theater.  Commune members Miles, Samantha, Jack, Allison, Bill and Lindsay invent comedy without a script and without a net. They’re ingenious, they’re fast, and they build on each others’ ideas like best friends – which they also are. Night after night they kill onstage and wait for their big break. Day after day they work menial jobs to support themselves.

Then they get news that their theater is shutting down, and scouts from a hit TV show come to a performance looking for talent. Only two cast members get the nod, upsetting the dynamic of the group and leaving its future in doubt. Relationships begin to crack as six best friends face the truth that not all of them will make it, and for some, it may be time to give up on the dream and move on.

Funny, insightful and honest, DON’T THINK TWICE looks at a common experience that’s an uncommon subject for a film: failure. As he did in his acclaimed debut about a stand-up comedian, SLEEPWALK WITH ME, writer/director/actor Mike Birbiglia captures universal human experiences that happen in the lives of professional funny people. From the creator of THIS AMERICAN LIFE and with a top-flight ensemble of comic actors including Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard, Tami Sagher and Birbiglia, DON’T THINK TWICE tells a nuanced story of friendship, aspiration and the pain and promise of change.

R, 92 min.

Bad Moms

Bad Moms

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Thu 9/1 7:30 Ends Thursday
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“Hardcore hilarity for stressed moms looking for a girls night out.” — Rolling Stone

In this new comedy from the grateful husbands and devoted fathers who wrote The Hangover, Amy has a seemingly perfect life - a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career. However she's over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she's about to snap.

Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities – going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence – putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect moms.

R, 101 min.

Life, Animated Life, Animated Life, Animated

Life, Animated

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Sun, 8/28 2:45
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"Incredibly moving documentary takes us into the interior life of an autistic person, and explores how films helped him communicate with the outside world." — The Guardian
Life, Animated

From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. The subject of his father Ron Suskind’s New York Times bestseller, Owen was a thriving three year old who suddenly and inexplicably went silent – and for years after remained unable to connect with other people or to convey his thoughts, feelings or desires.

Over time, through repeated viewings of Disney classics like THE LITTLE MERMAID and THE LION KING, Owen found useful tools to help him to understand complex social cues and to re-connect with the world around him.

LIFE, ANIMATED evocatively interweaves classic Disney sequences with verite scenes from Owen’s life in order to explore how his identification and empathy for characters like Simba, Jafar, and Ariel gave him a means to understand his feelings and allowed him to interpret reality.  Beautiful, original animations offer rich insights into Owen’s fruitful dialogue with the Disney oeuvre as he imagines himself heroically facing adversity as a member in a tribe of sidekicks.

Owen’s story is a moving testament to the many ways in which stories can serve as a means of persevering through the dark times, leading us all toward the light.

"A captivating portrait of a young man for whom Disney animated movies have provided a powerful lifeline to progress, language and understanding." - Variety

PG, 91 min.

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The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

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Sun, 8/28 1:30
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“The intersection of cultures is where new things emerge.” — Yo-Yo Ma
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies music’s ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for both artists and audiences.

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, the latest film from the creators of the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically-hailed Best of Enemies, follows an ever-changing lineup of performers drawn from the ensemble’s more than 50 instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution.

Blending performance footage, personal interviews and archival film, the director focuses on the journeys of a small group of Silk Road Ensemble mainstays from across the globe to create an intensely personal chronicle of passion, talent and sacrifice. Through these moving individual stories, the filmmakers paint a vivid portrait of a bold musical experiment and a global search for the ties that bind.

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Richard III

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Sun, 8/28 11:00
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"Ralph Fiennes is a masterly, transfixing Richard, while Vanessa Redgrave curses with quiet conviction." — Guardian
Richard III

The Almeida Theatre presents an explosive new adaptation of RICHARD III, directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare’s most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret.

War-torn England is reeling after years of bitter conflict. King Edward is ailing, and as political unrest begins to stir once more, Edward’s brother Richard – vicious in war, despised in peacetime – awaits the opportunity to seize his brother’s crown.  

Through the malevolent Richard, Shakespeare examines the all-consuming nature of the desire for power amid a society riddled by conflict. Olivier-winning director Rupert Goold’s (Macbeth, King Charles III) searing new production hones a microscopic focus on the mythology surrounding a monarch whose machinations are inextricably woven into the fabric of British history.

Cast includes: David Annen, Joseph Arkley, Tom Canton, Daniel Cerquiera, Simon Coates, Susan Engel, Ralph Fiennes, James Garnon, Mark Hadfield, Scott Handy, Finbar Lynch, Aislín McGuckin, Joseph Mydell, Vanessa Redgrave, Joshua Riley, Joanna Vanderham

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Sunset Song

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Mon, 8/22 3:45 Ends Monday
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"Do not let this song go unheard." — Rolling Stone
Sunset Song

The film takes place during the early years of the twentieth century, with the conflicts and choices a young woman experiences reflecting the struggle between tradition and change; a struggle that continues to resonate today.

Set in a rural community, Sunset Song is driven by the young heroine Chris and her intense passion for life, for the unsettling Ewan and for the unforgiving land. The First World War reaches out from afar, bringing the modern world to bear on the community in the harshest possible way, yet in a final moment of grace, Chris endures, now a woman of remarkable strength who is able to draw from the ancient land in looking to the future.

Sunset Song is at once epic in emotional scale and deeply romantic at its core, given power by Terence Davies’ unflinching poetic realism.

"The movie immerses you in the intoxicating beauty of the natural world, but it doesn’t ignore the hardships of the peasantry who toil day in and day out to raise crops and put food on the table. Shows a woman's true grit." - New York Times

"Deyn is a revelation in a difficult but rewarding take on Scottish rural life. The most English of directors has done a Scottish classic proud." - Empire

R, 135 min.

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My Love, Don't Cross That River

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Thu 8/25 4:00 Ends Thursday
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"...gentle, elegant and genuinely moving...MY LOVE, DON'T CROSS THAT RIVER is a wonderful documentary that tells a story of [undying] love." — Twitch Magazine
My Love, Don't Cross That River

100-year old lovebirds Byong-man Jo and Gye-Yeul Kang have been inseparable companions for the past 76 years. Living in their small home by the river, they wear traditional Korean clothes, go shopping at the local market, have picnics with neighbors, and enjoy dance parties. Every night they go to sleep holding each other's hands.

Observing this fragile couple for 15 months, director Moyoung Jin acts as a fly-on-the-wall, capturing their twilight days with tender moments that reveal simple acts of affection - from a good-natured leaf fight to a gentle caress of the cheek. A blockbuster in its native Korea, where it would go on to become the country's biggest independent film of all time, MY LOVE, DON'T CROSS THAT RIVER presents an unforgettable story of true love that transcends both generations and cultures.

"Go and see MY LOVE, DON'T CROSS THAT RIVER: if, by its ending, it hasn't moved you to your core, you have an invulnerable heart." - Film Ink Australia

"There is visual poetry in Jin Mo-young’s documentary, My Love, Don’t Cross That River, and unblinking observation as well." - New York Times

"Director Moyoung Jin seems to have had extraordinary access to the couple, who we see at doctor’s visits, as they’re falling asleep and during such intimate moments as bathtime." - Washington Post

86 min.

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

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Thu, 8/25 7:00 Ends Thursday
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"The film, a documentary about the iconoclastic musician and composer, is rich in archival footage." — New York Times

It is only fitting that a comet and a mollusk are named in Frank Zappa’s honor. The famed American musician, composer, and thinker created satirical, operatic interpretations of music that seemed to originate from another world. 

Thorsten Schütte’s film is a sharply edited and energetic celebration of Zappa through his public persona, allowing us to witness his shifting relationship with audiences. Utilizing potent TV interviews and many forgotten performances from his 30-year career, we are immersed into the musician’s world while experiencing two distinct facets of his complex character. At once Zappa was both a charismatic composer who reveled in the joy of performing and, in the next moment, a fiercely intelligent and brutally honest interviewee whose convictions only got stronger as his career ascended. 

Zappa was uncompromising as he led the charge against music censorship in the ’90s and even went on to embrace the role of quasi-cultural ambassador in the Czech Republic. His music and ideas are vital, and they cut across generations, while his goal of freeing the listener from conformity still resonates today.

"Seeing Mr. Schütte’s film, I’m reminded of how much more there was to explain about Zappa, and delighted to find how well the film explains it almost a quarter-century after his death." - Wall Street Journal

"As a document of how remarkably well Zappa integrated himself into the larger culture, Eat That Question is a treat." - A.V. Club

R, 90 min.

Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic

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Thu, 8/25 4:15 Ends Thursday
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"Triumphant and spirited. A funny film that will have you in tears." — Huffington Post
Captain Fantastic

It’s always tricky using a modifier like “fantastic” in a movie’s title, because if the film doesn’t live up to it, the snarky review headlines just sort of write themselves. Sadly for copy editors the world over, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC won’t have that problem. Not only is it wonderful – it is heartfelt, comedic, gorgeous and just the right amount of sad. 

Ben Cash (Viggo Mortensen) is raising his six children off the grid in rural Washington. They live in a sort of yurt with adjacent tree houses and other buildings, they hunt and farm all of their own food, and they celebrate Noam Chomsky’s birthday like it’s Christmas. Ben is the sort of ideological-minded communist who hates the greater capitalist culture of America and teaches his children five languages as well as a doctrine to stick it to the man. 

Though the kids seem almost feral at times, the family meshes well, literally making beautiful music together by the campfire. That’s all threatened when Ben’s wife, who was bipolar, kills herself in a mental institution. Ben packs up the family bus (named Steve) and takes his brood on a five-day journey to New Mexico, where his wife’s parents are holding a funeral. Everything starts to unravel as the children experience the outside world for the first time (you can only imagine their reaction to violent video games) and Ben’s fitness as a father is attacked.

Just like former Sundance success LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC questions what it means to be a father and just what values are important in a family. However, unlike that movie, it looks at the cost of idealism and questions how far a person must go to live an authentic life. Ben isn’t quirky; he’s fighting for what he believes is right for himself, his kids and the world at large. Mortensen, looking his most mountain-man handsome, is winning and charismatic, walking on the knife’s edge between principled and unhinged. Shockingly, all the children, including the littlest tykes, are up to the challenge. The biggest standouts are George MacKay as the oldest, who is considering going off to college, and Nicholas Hamilton as the middle child, who starts to question why they live like they do.

Gorgeously shot and peppered with genuine emotion, this is a great sophomore effort for writer/director Matt Ross, better known as an actor for his roles in BIG LOVE, SILICON VALLEY and AMERICAN HORROR STORY. Finely wrought and inventive, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC surely earns the lofty praise of its title.

R, 118 min.

"Viggo Mortenson is terrific." - Entertainment Weekly

"Heartwarming and upbeat." - Vanity Fair

"If there weren't already a film called "World's Greatest Dad," that over-commodified Father's Day slogan would have made a fine title for Matt Ross' CAPTAIN FANTASTIC" - Variety

"Viggo Mortensen steals the show as a father whose idealistic way of raising his children comes under attack by the real world." - Guardian

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad

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Thu 8/18 4:00 (2D), 7:00 (3D) Ends Thursday
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From director David Ayer (Fury, End of Watch) comes Suicide Squad, starring Oscar nominee Will Smith, Oscar winner Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman and Oscar nominee Viola Davis.

It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

Written and directed by Ayer based on the characters from DC Comics.

PG-13, 130 min.

Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne

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Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne. Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, once again joins Damon for the next chapter of the Bourne journey, which finds the CIA's most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows.

For Jason Bourne, Damon is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones, while Julia Stiles reprises her role in the series.

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The 400 Blows

as part of Classics Night
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Wed, 8/10 7:30

François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut’s cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), The 400 Blows sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut’s own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty crime. The film marked Truffaut’s passage from leading critic to trailblazing auteur of the French New Wave (excerpted from Criterion).

Films in our Starlight Classics series ALWAYS SELL OUT IN ADVANCE. 46 seats only. One showing. Get your tickets now.

We're honored to be hosting guest speaker and film scholar Ted Walch from Los Angeles, who will introduce the film.

TED WALCH
Ted Walch holds an endowed academic chair in his name at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, where he teaches Cinema Studies. He is currently at work on a book entitled What Are We Going to Do About the Kid?, which, along with a memoir and a look at adolescence, is a study of the making of François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows. Walch has delved into the Truffaut archives at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris for the past three summers. He will have completed his research this June, and he hopes to have finished the book within the year. His take on The 400 Blows highlights the relationship between Truffaut and Jean-Pierre Léaud, the 14-year- old who plays the central character, Antoine Doinel. At Harvard-Westlake School, Walch has taught a number of students who have distinguished themselves in film: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Platt, Fran Kranz, and Jason Segel. Each year at the school, Walch curates and hosts a film series called Cinema Sundays. Recent guests have included Spike Jonze (Her), Jason Segel (The End of the Tour) and Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman, TheRevenant).

In April of this year, Walch was a guest lecturer on the making of The 400 Blows at his alma mater, Kenyon College, where, in 1978, he produced C.C. Pyle and the Bunion Derby, directed by fellow alumnus Paul Newman and starring Pt. Townsend resident John Considine. That same year Newman and Walch were honored as the alumni who had done the most for the college.

Walch visits Pt. Townsend each summer to spend time with his close friends John and Astrid Considine. He thinks of P.T. as his second home.