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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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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The National Theatre of London's most successful show of all time careens across the screen in this tremendous production. A WWI tale of a boy and his horse, featuring the most incredible life-size puppets you've ever seen.

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.

The Entertainer

The Entertainer

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 12/3 - Sun, 12/4 11:00

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.

Hamlet

Hamlet

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 11/19 - Sun, 11/20 11:00 a.m.
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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.  

Bolshoi Ballet: The Bright Stream

Bolshoi Ballet: The Bright Stream

as part of Bolshoi Ballet
Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 11/13 1:00

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.

The Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 11/12 11:00
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

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 10/29 - Sun, 10/30 11:00 a.m.
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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.

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

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.

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
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.

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The Threepenny Opera

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 10/15 - Sun, 10/16 11:00
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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).

Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language.

★★★★ "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

Tristan und Isolde

Tristan und Isolde

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
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.

A View From the Bridge A View From the Bridge

A View From the Bridge

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
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.

My Love, Don't Cross That River My Love, Don't Cross That River My Love, Don't Cross That River

My Love, Don't Cross That River

Dates TBD
"...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

86 min.

Life, Animated Life, Animated Life, Animated

Life, Animated

Dates TBD
"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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Richard III

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 8/20 11:00
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

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

Starts 8/12
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

The 400 Blows The 400 Blows The 400 Blows

The 400 Blows

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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).

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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.

Sunset Song Sunset Song Sunset Song

Sunset Song

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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.

R, 135 min.

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

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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.

R, 90 min.

Hockney

Hockney

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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.

Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic

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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

Hunt for the Wilderpeople Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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"A deliciously good time." — Variety
Hunt for the Wilderpeople

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE is the biggest homegrown box-office hit ever in New Zealand.

A hard-to-handle foster kid from the big city and a grouchy bushman in his sixties are forced to forge an unlikely alliance to survive in the New Zealand wilderness in Hunt for the Wilderpeople, a deliciously good time at the movies. A perfectly balanced blend of drama and comedy, action and heart.

The film kicks off with the delivery of rotund and taciturn 13-year-old Ricky Baker (Dennison) at a dilapidated cottage in the middle of the New Zealand bush. As explained by a barking employee of Child Welfare, Paula (Rachel House), Ricky, who has changed homes frequently, has a history of getting into trouble. However, his new adoptive mother, Bella (Rima Te Wiata), isn’t concerned in the slightest, not even after he’s run away during his first night in his new home, telling him to come back in for breakfast before continuing his escape.

Director Taika Waititi is most famous internationally for his comedic work — which besides WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS also includes work on FLIGHT OF THE CONCORDS ­— and his nimble adaptation here combines solid writing with an entire bag of filmmaking tricks that includes visual gags, unexpected cuts and quick montage sequences to score laughs from the get-go. He also cleverly exploits who these people are to get the audience in stitches.

The bulk of the story takes place after Bella’s suddenly exits the picture and Ricky is forced to escape into the bush with Bella’s partner, the scruffy curmudgeon Hector or Hec (Neill). As in all mismatched buddy stories, the sixtysomething doesn’t like his 13-year-old new charge very much, though the kid insists they escape into the bush together, since otherwise he’ll be forced to go to juvie.  

Indeed, the two are polar opposites in more ways than one: Apart from the differences in age and experience, Ricky is a city slicker while Hec is a real outdoors expert, as the costumes (by Kristin Seth) also keep reminding us, with the boy’s new and colorful hoodie, baseball jacket and cap standing in stark contrast to Hec’s much more practical, camouflage-colored and lived-in gear. Hec’s experience in this field will allow them to survive for months in the country’s virginal forests, while they hide from the increasingly large man- and childhunt led by Paula, the local police and, eventually, the military. Even when Hector fractures his foot and can’t walk properly for several weeks, they manage to survive because he instructs Ricky in the ways of the bush. This leads to quite a few comic setpieces as the boy, who’s appalled at the idea of having to survive without toilet paper, tries to get the hang of how to live in the forest.   

But finally, what makes Wilderpeople memorable is how attached audiences become to the characters, and as played by  Dennison and Neill, they are two fully realized, full of flaws but nonetheless oh-so loveable human beings.  (Excerpted from Variety).

PG-13, 101 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.

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

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

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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.

Song of Lahore Song of Lahore

Song of Lahore

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"A joyous and riveting film. Will have audiences grinning from ear to ear. Tells a fascinating story and mixes glorious artistry with a background that has real resonance." — The Wrap
Song of Lahore

With its ancient palaces and stately gardens, the Lahore of Pakistan's 1947 independence was a haven and a muse for musicians, artists, and poets. The city came alive to the beat of a tabla drum; with a musical culture passed down over centuries and a thriving film industry, opportunities were great for the legion of musicians that called Lahore home.

Today, this vision of Lahore exists only in myth. Islamization, ethnic divisions, war and corruption have torn apart the cultural fabric of Pakistan, and the sounds of the tabla no longer drift through the old city's bazaar.

In 2004, Izzat Majeed founded Sachal Studios to create a space for traditional music in a nation that had rejected its musical roots. After convincing a number of master musicians to pick up their instruments again, they quietly released some classical and folk albums. But it is an experimental album fusing jazz and South Asian instruments that brings Sachal Studios worldwide acclaim. Their rendition of Dave Brubeck's Take Five becomes a sensation, and Wynton Marsalis invites them to New York to perform with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. After a groundbreaking week of rehearsals fusing the orchestras from Lahore and New York, the musicians take to the stage for a remarkable concert.

Despite their rising international acclaim, Sachal Studios remains virtually unknown in Pakistan. The ensemble is faced with a daunting task; to reclaim and reinvigorate an art that has lost its space in Pakistan’s narrowing cultural sphere.

"Powerful." - Huffington Post

"Elegant and moving." - New York Times

"'Song' positiviely sings. A fascinating study in cross-cultural polination. Superb." - Variety

"A brilliant testament to the tenacity of people living under oppression and driven by inspiration and soul." - GALO

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

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Thu, 7/28 4:00, 7:15 Ends Thursday
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This all-female reboot of the classic '80s film is already generating a huge amount of buzz. Catch four of the funniest women on the planet bust some ghosts! Starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon.  Directed by Paul Feig.

PG-13, 108 min.

The Secret Life of Pets The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets

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The Secret Life of Pets

A comedy about the lives our pets leave after we leave for work or school each day. Featuring the voices of Louis C.K., Ellie Kemper, Albert Brooks, Jenny Slate, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibel Buress, Steve Coogan and more.

PG, 91 min.

Brief Encounter Brief Encounter Brief Encounter
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Brief Encounter

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Brief Encounter

After a chance meeting on a train platform, a married doctor (Trevor Howard) and a suburban housewife (Celia Johnson) begin a muted but passionate, and ultimately doomed, love affair. With its evocatively fog-enshrouded setting, swooning Rachmaninoff score, and pair of remarkable performances (Johnson was nominated for an Oscar), this film, directed by David Lean and based on Noël Coward’s play Still Life deftly explores the thrill, pain, and tenderness of an illicit romance, and has influenced many a cinematic brief encounter since its release (excerpted from Criterion).

Exactly the kind of meticulous filmmaking we love to include in our Starlight Classics series. One screening only. Only 46 seats. Films in this series ALWAYS SELL OUT IN ADVANCE, so get your tickets now!

The Audience The Audience

The Audience

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Sun, 7/24 11:00 a.m.
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"Wholly tremendous." — Daily Telegraph
The Audience

The Audience returns as part of the National Theatre Live Encore Series.

Nominated for three Tony Awards®, The Audience sees Helen Mirren reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II, following her Academy Award® win for the same role The Queen. Encore screenings of the original West End production of The Audience, captured live in London in 2013, feature an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren. 

For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. 

From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

The Audience has received three 2015 Tony Award® nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Helen Mirren), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (Richard McCabe) and Best Costume Design (Bob Crowley). The production has also been nominated for 6 Outer Critics Circle Awards (including Outstanding New Broadway Play), 4 Drama League Awards (including Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play) and 2 Drama Desk Awards (including Outstanding Actress in a Play).

The Audience is written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), and was presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.

Encore screenings feature a live performance recorded during the original run of the production in London’s West End in 2013, and feature the original West End cast.

"Funny and truthful, good-hearted, spiky, full of surprises. I loved every minute." - The Telegraph

Our Kind of Traitor Our Kind of Traitor Our Kind of Traitor

Our Kind of Traitor

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Our Kind of Traitor

A gritty John Le Carré spy tale featuring Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgaard, Naomi Harris and Damian Lewis.

When Peter and his girlfriend, Gail, cross paths with the charismatic Dima on their Moroccan holiday, the forceful Russian is quick to challenge Peter to a friendly game of tennis. But this innocuous contest is not all it seems – Dima is a long-time servant of the Russian mafia, whose new boss, ‘The Prince’, wants him and his family dead. His only hope is to ask the unsuspecting Peter to broker him sanctuary with the British intelligence services, in return for exposing a vein of corruption that runs right to the heart of the City of London.

Soon they find themselves on a tortuous journey through Paris to a safe house in the Swiss Alps and, with the might of the Russian mafia closing in, begin to realise this particular match has the highest stakes of all…

108 min.

The BFG The BFG

The BFG

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Thu, 7/14 4:00, 6:45 Ends Thursday
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The BFG

The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle.

Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see Queen Victoria (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

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Mon, 7/11 1:00
Some Like It Hot

FREE SCREENING in honor of our birthday! We're showing this delightful caper directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis, which graced our screen on opening day 24 years ago. Tickets are first come, first seated. Doors open at 12:30. We'd love you to join us in celebrating this special day.

We're even giving away two Rose Memberships!

Don't miss this hilarious film! 

Dark Horse Dark Horse

Dark Horse

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"t's hard not to be seduced by this folky yarn." — Empire
Dark Horse

Set in a former mining village in Wales, DARK HORSE is the inspirational documentary about a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners - for whom he's become a source of inspiration and hope - he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback.

PG, 85 min.

"Horse racing is the sport of kings, and of rich people. That’s what makes the story told in Louise Osmond’s lithe and lively documentary Dark Horse so remarkable, and so satisfying." - Time

"For the many, many viewers who’ve never heard of Dream Alliance, Osmond’s documentary is edge-of-the-seat stuff." - A.V. Club

The Man Who Knew Infinity The Man Who Knew Infinity The Man Who Knew Infinity The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity

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"This is the very definition of the kind of movie people complain that “they” don’t make anymore, a modestly budgeted, character-driven drama for adults that doesn’t insult the viewer’s intelligence...a pleasant surprise." — A.V. Club
The Man Who Knew Infinity

Colonial India, 1913.  Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) is a 25-year-old shipping clerk and self-taught genius, who failed out of college due to his near-obsessive, solitary study of mathematics.  Determined to pursue his passion despite rejection and derision from his peers, Ramanujan writes a letter to G. H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), an eminent British mathematics professor at Trinity College, Cambridge.  Hardy recognizes the originality and brilliance of Ramanujan’s raw talent and despite the skepticism of his colleagues, undertakes bringing him to Cambridge so that his theories can be explored.

Ramanujan leaves his family, his community, and his beloved young bride, Janaki (Devika Bhise), to travel across the world to England.  There, he finds understanding and a deep connection with his sophisticated and eccentric mentor.  Under Hardy’s guidance, Ramanujan’s work evolves in ways that will revolutionize mathematics and transform how scientists explain the world.  Hardy fights tirelessly to get Ramanujan the recognition and respect that he deserves but in reality he is as much an outcast in the traditional culture of Cambridge as he was among his peers in India.  But Ramanujan fights illness and intense homesickness to formally prove his theorems so that his work will finally be seen and believed by a mathematical establishment that is not prepared for his unconventional methods.   

The Man Who Knew Infinity is the improbable true story of a unique genius whose pivotal theories propelled him from obscurity into a world in the midst of war, and how he fought tirelessly to show the world the magic of his mind. 

Time to Choose Time to Choose Time to Choose

Time to Choose

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Time to Choose

**We nearly sold out our previous screening of this film and are bringing it back due to popular demand.**

A provocative and hard-hitting film by Academy Award®-winning documentary director Charles Ferguson (Inside Job; No End In Sight) that addresses worldwide climate change challenges and solutions.
 
Narrated by Oscar Isaac, TIME TO CHOOSE takes audiences on a journey from the threats we face to the remarkable stories of people changing our world for the better. Its scope is truly global, with footage and interviews from five continents. The film’s investigation of the true costs of fossil fuels and industrialized agriculture takes audiences inside the drivers of these global phenomena.
 
TIME TO CHOOSE also delivers a clear message to audiences: we can take action to stop this global threat. It is the first major film to offer compelling stories of the innovators, leaders and average people fighting on the front lines for a cleaner, more sustainable world.

Maggie's Plan

Maggie's Plan

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In Rebecca Miller's witty, modern romantic comedy MAGGIE'S PLAN, Greta Gerwig portrays Maggie Hardin, a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker working at the New School, who, without success in finding love, decides now is the time to have a child on her won. But when she mets John Harding (Ethan Hawke), a "ficto-critical anthropologist" and struggling novelist, Maggie falls in love for the first time and adjusts her plans for motherhood.

Complicating matters, John is in a strained marriage with Georgette Nørgaard (Julianne Moore), a brilliant Danish acadmic. With a Greek chorus of Maggie's eccentric and hilarious best friends Tony and Felicia (played by Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph) observing wryly from the sidelines, Maggie sets into motion a new plant that catapults her into a nervy love triangle with John and Georgette, intertwining their lives and connecting them in surprising and humorous new ways.

Maggie learns that sometimes destiny shoud be left to its own devices. MAGGIE'S PLAN is a sweet, sophisticated and funny exploration of the unexpected complexities of modern romance, mixing heart and humor in a story of the delightful variability of relationships over the course fo time. R, 98 min.

Love and Friendship Love and Friendship Love and Friendship Love and Friendship

Love and Friendship

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"Flat-out hilarious. Jane Austen has never been funnier." — The Telegraph
Love and Friendship

A hilariously mannered comedy written and directed by Whit Stillman (METROPOLITAN, BARCELONA, LAST DAYS OF DISCO) starring Chloe Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale and Stephen Fry.

LOVE & FRIENDSHIP is an adaptation of young Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan, believed to have been written in the mid 1790s but revised up to a fair copy prepared in 1805 and finally published by her nephew, James Edward Austen-Leigh, in 1871.

Set in the 1790s, earlier than most Austen tales, LOVE & FRIENDSHIP concerns beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale) who has come to Churchill, the estate of her in-laws, to wait out colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society.

Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and for her daughter, Frederica, played by Morfydd Clark. Chloë Sevigny, who starred with Beckinsale in Stillman's The Last Days of Disco (1998), plays Lady Susan’s friend and confidante Alicia Johnson, with Stephen Fry as her husband, the "very Respectable" Mr. Johnson.

The waters are troubled by the arrival at Churchill of the handsome, eligible Reginald DeCourcy (Xavier Samuel) and silly but cheerful -- and very rich -- Sir James Martin (Tom Bennett). Lady Susan's designs are vehemently opposed by the DeCourcy clan: Reginald's sister, Catherine DeCourcy Vernon (Emma Greenwell); his mother, Lady DeCourcy (Jemma Redgrave) and father, Sir Reginald DeCourcy (James Fleet). But Susan's brother-in-law, magnanimous Charles Vernon (Justin Edwards), prefers to see her, and everyone, with a benevolent regard.

After a series of dramatic turns at Churchill, Lady Susan finally risks destruction when her jealous rival, Lady Lucy Manwaring (Jenn Murray), arrives in London to make a shocking revelation, leading to the denouement of denouements.

"Brilliant." - Rolling Stone

"Kate Beckinsale magnetizes the screen." - Variety

Paths of the Soul Paths of the Soul Paths of the Soul

Paths of the Soul

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Sun, 6/26 11:15, 1:50
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“Hypnotic; by showing us—and letting us experience, to some extent—this intense journey, PATHS OF THE SOUL achieves a kind of spiritual grace all its own." — Bilge Ebiri, Spirituality & Health
Paths of the Soul

An astonishing journey of redemption, faith, and devotion. Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yang blurs the border between documentary and fiction to follow a group of Tibetan villagers who leave their families and homes in the small village of Nyima to make a Buddhist “bowing pilgrimage” — laying their bodies flat on the ground after every few steps — along the thousand miles road to Lhasa, the holy capital of Tibet. Though united in their remarkable devotion, each of the travelers embarks on this near impossible journey for very personal reasons.

One traveler needs to expunge bad family karma, a butcher wants to cleanse animal bloodstains from his soul, another nearing his life’s end, hopes that the prostrations will break the chain of cause and effect determined by his life’s actions. Stunningly photographed over the course of an entire year, with non-professional actors and no script, PATHS OF THE SOUL is a mesmerizing study of faith that will inspire viewers to reflect on their own journey through life.

Shot over a period of a year, the film is a love letter from Zhang Yang to those incredible men and women who decide to leave their routine, overcoming the physical pain of their journey, in the search of appeasing their soul. Played by non professional actors, the drama is tailor-made for each character and follows them in what could have been their own pilgrimage.

“There’s never been a road movie quite like PATHS OF THE SOUL, an extraordinary chronicle of ordinary Tibetan citizens undertaking a 1,200-mile pilgrimage to Lhasa... a stirring study in faith and spirituality that will inspire many viewers to think about big and small questions of life.” —Variety

“A one of its kind journey for true believers... Nothing prepares the viewer for this sight. With Nyima driving a farm tractor that pulls a little wagon of provisions, the others take four or five steps down the paved highway before prostrating themselves on the ground. The ritual bowing includes an thick leather apron and blocks of wood to clap and protect the hands as the pilgrim stretches out on the road. This is repeated over and over, every few steps, for many months [until Zhang lets the stops out in a spectacular finale.” The Hollywood Reporter

Photos courtesy of Icarus Films

One Man, Two Guvnors

One Man, Two Guvnors

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Sun, 6/26 11:00 a.m.
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The National Theatre of London's riotous and outlandish comedy returns to the big screen for two encore screenings. James Cordon starts as a man serving two masters, to dizzying and hilarious effect. A not-to-be-missed theatre event. Laughter is promised. 

"A golden production." - Evening Standard

"Wildly funny comedy." - The Times

"Forget your cares at the funniest show in town." - Telegraph

"James Corden is a hit." - Sunday Times

The Lobster The Lobster The Lobster The Lobster

The Lobster

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Thu, 6/23 4:00, 7:00 Ends Thursday
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The Lobster

Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. David is kept at the mysterious hotel while he searches for a new partner, and after several romantic misadventures decides to make a daring escape to abandon this world. He ultimately joins up with a rebel faction known as The Loners, a group founded on a complete rejection of romance. But once there David meets an enigmatic stranger (Rachel Weisz) who stirs up unexpected and strong feelings within him...

At once a full immersion into a strange and surreal world, and a witty and clever reflection of our own society, THE LOBSTER is a thrillingly audacious vision fully brought to life by Lanthimos and his terrific cast. The filmmaker displays a completely singular style and mastery of tone, finding the perfect balance between sharp-edged satire and romantic fable that entertains its audience while also leaving them with lots to reflect on long after the credits have rolled.

R, 118 min.

The More the Merrier The More the Merrier The More the Merrier
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The More the Merrier

To fully appreciate The More the Merrier, it is important to know that, during WW2, there was an acute housing shortage in Washington DC. This is why elderly Benjamin Dingle (Charles Coburn) is obliged to share a tiny DC apartment with pretty Connie Milligan (Jean Arthur) and handsome Joe Carter (Joel McCrea). After nearly two reels of misunderstandings, the trio becomes accustomed to their curious living arrangement. Joe takes a platonic liking to Connie, but she's engaged to stuffy bureaucrat Charles J. Pendergast (Richard Gaines).

Sizing up the situation, foxy Benjamin contrives to bring Connie and Joe together, in spite of themselves. Things get dicey when Joe endeavors to complete a top-secret mission for the Air Force, which leads to all sorts of comic complications and misguided remonstrations. Throughout the film, director George Stevens and the four-man screenwriting staff deliberately tweak the noses of the Hays Office, getting by with any number of censorable offenses by deftly and tastefully sidestepping the obvious. Especially potent is the scene in which Joe tries to seduce Connie by talking about everything except seduction: it's also fun to watch Dingle robustly repeat the word "Damn" over and over, getting away with this breach of censorship because he's quoting Admiral "Damn the Torpedoes" Farragut.

An Academy Award went to Charles Coburn, while nominations were bestowed upon Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, George Stevens, the screenwriters, and the film itself (excerpted from Rotten Tomatoes).

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Vita Activa - The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

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Thu, 6/16 4:00 Ends Thursday
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Vita Activa - The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

A brand new documentary about one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. The German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt caused an uproar in the 1960s by coining the subversive concept of the "Banality of Evil" when referring to the trial of Adolph Eichmann, which she covered for theNew Yorker magazine. Her private life was no less controversial thanks to her early love affair with the renowned German philosopher and Nazi supporter Martin Heidegger. This thought provoking and spirited documentary, with its abundance of archival materials, offers an intimate portrait of the whole of Arendt's life, traveling to places where she lived, worked, loved, and was betrayed, as she wrote about the open wounds of modern times. Through her books, which are still widely read and the recent release of Margarethe von Trotta's biopic Hannah Arendt (also a Zeitgeist Films release) there is renewed interest in Arendt throughout the world, especially among young people who find her insights into the nature of evil, totalitarianism, ideologies, and the perils faced by refugees, more relevant than ever.

WINNER - BEST DOCUMENTARY - SANTA BARBARA FILM FESTIVAL

132 min.
 

Sing Street Sing Street Sing Street Sing Street

Sing Street

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Thu, 6/16 6:50 Ends Thursday
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"Few films are ever as enjoyable and endearing as Sing Street. From its five-star cast to its unforgettable soundtrack, Carney's latest musical masterpiece dances around with a jovial charm that's addicting and innocent enough to revisit again and again." — Consequence of Sound
Sing Street

Like his earlier films Once and Begin Again, Sing Street is inspired by writer/director John Carney’s life and love for music, and tells the story of a 14-year-old named Cosmo growing up in 80’s Dublin who must break free of a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, deal with his drop-out older brother’s antics, and survive a new public school where the kids are rough and the brothers are tougher.

Cosmo writes a song, forms a scrappy band with some school mates, writes more songs, and shoots some wicked music videos. How to shoot pop videos in a recession ridden country? Beg, borrow and steal. And steal.

But when he realizes he can’t save his family, he must make a family of his own.

Featuring the music of THE CLASH, A-HA, DURAN DURAN, GENESIS, THE CURE, THE JAM and SPANDAU BALLET.

"A rite-of-passage romance wrapped in a let's-make-a-band scenario." - Hollywood Reporter

"Lightning strikes thrice as Irish writer-director John Carney's let's-make-a-band formula once more yields winning results." - Variety

"ONCE director John Carney returns to his native Dublin for Sing Street, a 1980s set coming-of-age crowdpleaser with real depth, heart and wit to match its toe-tapping musical beats." - CineVue

"Sing Street is a bittersweet celebration of youth and that sweet spot where life's possibilities seem infinite and terrifying all at once." - Pajiba

"Hopelessly romantic." - Irish Independent

"Sing Street is an absolute crowdpleaser." - Collider

The Meddler The Meddler The Meddler

The Meddler

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"Genuinely hilarious. Honestly moving." — One Movie Five Views
The Meddler

Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori, a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others - as well as her own - and find a new purpose in life.

Starring Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne and J.K. Simmons.

"Susan Sarandon approaches a career best." - Vanity Fair

"A valentine to mothers everywhere." - Variety

 

PG-13, 100 min.

Alice Through the Looking Glass Alice Through the Looking Glass Alice Through the Looking Glass Alice Through the Looking Glass

Alice Through the Looking Glass

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Thu, 6/9 4:30 (2D), 7:30 (3D) Ends Thursday
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Alice Through the Looking Glass

In this all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.

Featuring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway. Plus the voices of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen and more.

PG, 113 min.

X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse

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Thu, 6/9 4:00 (2D), 7:10 (3D) Ends Thursday
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Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE.

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.

Sweet Bean Sweet Bean Sweet Bean Sweet Bean

Sweet Bean

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Sun, 6/5 11:15 am Ends Sunday
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Critic's Pick! — New York Times
Sweet Bean

Sweet Bean is a delicious red bean paste, the sweet heart of the dorayaki pancakes that Sentaro sells from his little bakery to a small but loyal clientele. Absorbed in sad memories and distant thoughts, Sentaro cooks with skill but without enthusiasm. When seventy-six-year-old Tokue responds to his ad for an assistant and cheerfully offers to work for a ridiculously low wage, Sentaro is skeptical about the eccentric old lady's ability to endure the long hours. But when she shows up early one morning and reveals to him the secret to the perfect sweet bean paste, Sentaro agrees to take her on. With Tokue's new home cooked sweet bean paste recipe, Sentaro's business begins to flourish, but Tokue is afflicted with an illness that, once revealed, drives her into isolation once again.

"A meditation on solitary lives lived at the margins of society." - Wall Street Journal

113 min.

King Georges King Georges

King Georges

Sun, 6/5 11:45 am Ends Sunday
"A remarkably presented lion-in-winter story. This is the culinary thriller you need to see." — Philadelphia Inquirer
King Georges

Philadelphia, circa 2010, is about to lose a culinary treasure: Le Bec-Fin, one of the finest French restaurants in the country. The 67-year-old owner, Georges Perrier, nearly as iconic as his landmark eatery, is preparing to sell the restaurant after more than four decades in business. Filmmaker Erika Frankel sets out to film Perrier as an era-ending tribute. Perrier, however, has other plans. He decides to withdraw the sale and reinvent Le Bec-Fin by hiring a new protege, Chef Nicholas Elmi, who achieved national fame on "Top Chef".  Perrier wants to pass the business to Elmi, but finds he has trouble letting go of the spatula.

Over a three-year period, Frankel captures this mercurial, passionate, quixotic force of nature as he struggles to preserve his sumptuous Gallic dishes in an era where casual attitudes and lighter fare are taking hold. Spiced with archival footage and interviews from world-renowned chefs, such as Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulod, and Eric Ripert, KING GEORGES is a feast for the eyes, as well as a touching portrait of a master artist in the twilight of his career who realizes he's still hungry for seconds. (Excerpted from SIFF).

"Poignant, emotional...steady stream of laughter." - Variety

"Captures the essence of the kitchen--the pressures, the relentlessness, the perfectionism." - The Stranger

“Frankel maintains a compellingly glancing touch throughout King Georges, allowing the film’s emotional crux to emerge with casual grace. King Georges understands the central beauty of the foodie film genre, as well as of cooking itself: Both represent not only sustenance or even a celebration or approximation thereof, but a form of communication for those who might not otherwise engage with humankind so directly. In other words, cooking is love.” - Slant

80 min.

Born to be Blue Born to be Blue Born to be Blue Born to be Blue

Born to be Blue

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"Hawke's performance rises to Oscar-worthy intensity." — Elle
Born to be Blue

Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool. By the 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career and personal life in shambles due to years of heroin addiction.

In his innovative anti-biopic, director Robert Budreau zeroes in on Baker’s life at a key moment in the 1960s, just as the musician attempts to stage a hard-fought comeback, spurred in part by a passionate romance with a new flame (Carmen Ejogo). Creatively blending fact with fiction and driven by Hawke’s virtuoso performance, Born to Be Blue unfolds with all the stylistic brio and improvisatory genius of great jazz.

R, 98 min

The Family Fang The Family Fang The Family Fang The Family Fang

The Family Fang

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"There's nothing predictable about any of the angles, and Mr. Abaire's script reveals a surprise around every corner." — New York Observer
The Family Fang

Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman are Annie and Baxter Fang, the offspring and reluctant collaborators of Caleb and Camille Fang (Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunket). Celebrated and controversial performance artists, Caleb and Camille’s work put innocent bystanders in the midst of elaborate staged scenes that frequently featured their young children.

When the elder Fangs go missing under mysterious circumstances, Annie is convinced it’s just another elaborate prank-cum-art piece, while Baxter suspects something else might be afoot. In digging into the unraveling mystery, the siblings begin to unpack long dormant and unresolved issues from their unorthodox childhoods.

Following up his delightfully raunchy debut Bad Words, Bateman turns his directorial attentions to more mature material, telling a dysfunctional family story that is at once idiosyncratic and identifiable, while never losing his distinctive sense of humor. Deeply felt and caustically funny, Bateman’s sophomore feature is an unpredictable and unique take on the dysfunctional family drama genre.

"Bateman's handling of tone is exemplary, requiring constant modulation in a film that keeps moving in unpredictable yet fluid new directions and into darker emotional waters." - Hollywood Reporter

"The Family Fang emerges as a comedy with disturbing undercurrents. Kidman and Bateman make a potent team in a provocative film that questions the limits of art in a world that forgets to be human." - Rolling Stone

"There are a million ways for parents to screw up their kids. “The Family Fang” serves up a new one: cutting-edge performance art." - Washington Post

R. 105 min.

All the President's Men
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All the President's Men

The classic film starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein of the Washington Post, with Jason Robards as editor Ben Bradlee. Uncovering the story of the century and getting to the root of the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon, this thrilling journalistic detective story is a work of art.

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

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Thu, 5/26 4:00 (2D)
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"Matching its blockbuster scale and spectacle with the smarts of a great, grown-up thriller, Captain America: Civil War is Marvel Studios’ finest film yet. There. We said it again." — Empire

Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.

"It can be said with confidence that the three [Captain America] movies come together to create the greatest superhero trilogy of all time." - Cinemablend

"A decisively superior hero-vs.-hero extravaganza that also ranks as the most mature and substantive picture to have yet emerged from the Marvel Cinematic Universe." - Variety

PG-13, 147 min.

Marguerite Marguerite

Marguerite

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Thu 5/19 4:30 Ends Thursday
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“A pitch-perfect comedy." — Variety
Marguerite

1921, the beginning of the Golden Twenties. Not far from Paris. It is party day at Marguerite Dumont’s castle. Like every year, an array of music lovers gathers around a great cause at the owner’s place. Nobody knows much about this woman except that she is rich and that her whole life is devoted to her passion: music.

Marguerite sings. She sings wholeheartedly, but she sings terribly out of tune. In ways quite similar to the Castafiore, Marguerite has been living her passion in her own bubble, and the hypocrite audience, always coming in for a good laugh, acts as if she was the diva she believes she is. 

When a young, provocative journalist decides to write a rave article on her latest performance, Marguerite starts to believe even further in her talent. This gives her the courage she needs to follow her dream. Despite her husband’s reluctance, and with the help of a has-been divo, both funny and mean, she decides to train for her first recital in front of a crowd of complete strangers.

WINNER - 4 CÉSAR AWARDS (French equivalent of the Oscar)
Best Actress (Catherine Frot), Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, and Best Sound

“Wise, great-spirited and wonderfully enjoyable."The Wall Street Journal

“IMPRESSIVE… Catherine Frot in a heartbreaking and hilarious performance…” - The New York Times
 

April and the Extraordinary World April and the Extraordinary World April and the Extraordinary World April and the Extraordinary World

April and the Extraordinary World

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Thu, 5/19 7:15 Ends Thursday
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"TERRIFIC! A film with instant-classic appeal!" — Variety
April and the Extraordinary World

From the producers of the Academy Award-nominated Persepolis and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes a riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe.

Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April (voiced by Academy Award nominee Marion Cotillard) lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies. Undaunted, she continues her quest to find her parents and discover the truth behind their disappearance.

"WONDERFUL! An exciting roller coaster ride!" - io9.com

"GORGEOUS! An absolutely charming film!"-  tor.com

"An animated steampunk wonder!" - A.V. Club

PG, 106 min.

Berlin Philharmonic: Wagner and Bruckner

Berlin Philharmonic: Wagner and Bruckner

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Sun, 5/15 12:00
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"The miracle conductor." — Sueddeutsche Zeitung
Berlin Philharmonic: Wagner and Bruckner

Filmed live in Berlin, and re-broadcast at the Rose!

Berliner Philharmoniker
Andris Nelsons Conductor

Richard Wagner Parsifal: Prelude and Good Fridays Spell
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Andris Nelsons "seems to draw the best from every orchestra he works with,” wrote The New York Times and now this outstanding interpreter of Richard Wagner will conduct a new production of Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival in the summer of 2016. In advance, he  presents the Prelude and the Karfreitagszauber to the audiences of the Berlin Philharmonic. This will be followed by Anton Bruckner’s heroic Third Symphony, dedicated to Wagner “with the most profound respect”, in which Bruckner’s unique sound, inspired by the organ, unfolds its full and majestic potential for the first time.

Andris Nelsons says that Richard Wagner is his favorite composer. “Wagner’s music goes beyond the intellect, beyond an explanation in words. It is transcendental. When I conduct this music, I feel like I’m in a perfect world,” the conductor expressed in an interview. In 2010 he debuted at the Bayreuth Festival with Lohengrin; it is also planned that he conducts the new production of Parsifal in the summer of 2016.

His Berlin concerts give a delicious taste of this event: the orchestra will perform the Prelude to the First Act and the Karfreitagszauber from its Third Act. Wagner called this sacred festival drama with its religious symbolism and expressive musical language his “farewell to the world work”. The powerful theme of redemption experiences boundless grandeur, taking the audience on a heartfelt voyage to a splendid musical summit. The work’s premiere in July 1882 earned Wagner one last great success a few months before his death.

Anton Bruckner greatly revered Wagner, referring to him as the “master of all masters”. Bruckner dedicated his monumental Third Symphony, in which the composer linked together concepts of the First and Second, to his great role model Richard Wagner, “the unattainable, world-famous and sublime master of poetry and music, with the most profound respect”.

My Golden Days My Golden Days My Golden Days

My Golden Days

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“AN EXHILARATING GIFT. Vibrantly alive, it brims over with humor, heartbreak and ravishing romance.” — Rolling Stone
My Golden Days

MY GOLDEN DAYS is the story of Paul Dédalus, an anthropologist preparing to leave Tajikistan (played in his middle age by Matheiu Amalric). Reflecting on his life, he has a series of flashbacks starting from his childhood in Roubaix. He remembers a student trip to the USSR, where a clandestine mission led him to offer up his own identity for a young Russian, whom he considered a phantom twin for the remainder of his life. He remembers University life, and returning to his hometown to party with his sister and her best friend, his shifting circle of friends and their casual betrayals. And most of all he remembers Esther, the beautiful, rude, haughty soul and love of his life. 

From acclaimed filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin, director of A Christmas Tale and Kings & Queen, MY GOLDEN DAYS features stunning performances from newcomers Quentin Domaire as young Paul, and Lou Roy-Lecollinet as the unforgettable Esther. The film premiered in the Directors Fortnight of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where it was awarded the SACD Award.

“THIS ISN’T ONLY A WISE AND GRACEFUL FILM BUT A GREAT ONE, with a debut performance by Lou Roy-Lecollinet that will prove to be unforgettable. I CAN’T STOP REMEMBERING SCENE AFTER VIVID SCENE.” Wall Street Journal

“INTOXICATING. Film has always been especially effective it portraying what it can feel like to be in love, and "My Golden Days" is right up there with the best of them.” LA Times

“THIS IS WHAT GREAT CINEMA LOOKS LIKE. AN UNMISTAKABLE MASTERPIECE. Richly, fully alive.”The Nation

“TERRIFIC. A TRANSPORTING MOVIE. A superb, devastating performance by Lou Roy-Lecollinet.”NY Times

“INTOXICATING. My best experience at this year’s Cannes festival. Anyone with doubts about the irreplaceable nature of the theatrical experience would have had them swept away by that magical night.”LA Times

“ENCHANTING.”Film Comment

“FASCINATING IN ITS PSYCHOLOGICALLY RICH PLOT TURNS. Lou Roy-Lecollinet’s intensity and emotional vibrancy makes an adolescent girl’s conflict newly devastating.” Film Comment

‘ONE OF THE YEAR’S TEN BEST. Desplechin makes every sequence of a familiar story feel like nothing you’ve experienced before.”Film Comment

“RICHLY RESONANT. The leads could not be more intelligent, passionate and ultimately poignant creatures." LA Daily News

“TOUCHING. A sincere love for life lived and life remembered.”Village Voice/LA Weekly

"INTOXICATING. Fresh and vital.”NY Post

“A rich and literary film, full of life and warmth and sadness and humor. Written, shot, cut and performed with palpable joy and intelligence. One of Deslpechin’s best.”The Playlist

“MARVELOUSLY VIVID. Rich and intensely personal. Some of the most fluid, emotionally resonant filmmaking of Desplechin’s career.”Variety

“WHAT A STORY. Touching, involving and bursting with young talent.” Screen Daily

“A coming-of-age movie with warmth and sympathy that all but redeems the frequently sentimental form.” Time Out New York 

“In Mr. Desplechin’s universe, young love is not something to look back on with fond amusement but the pinnacle of life experience.”New York Times

“As evocative and convincing a portrait of youth as the best work of François Truffaut.” - The Film Stage

“One of the director’s most heartfelt and accessible titles in years. A film about adolescence seen with the benefit of a kind of melancholy hindsight.” The Hollywood Reporter

“TERRIFIC”Film Comment

“JAW DROPPING. Liberated and sophisticated.” Brooklyn Magazine

R, 123 min.

The Jungle Book The Jungle Book The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

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The Jungle Book

Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat.

Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong'o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. 

The Jungle Book seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. 

PG, 106 min.

The King and I The King and I

The King and I

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Sun, 5/8 12:00
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The King and I

In honor of Mother's Day we're presenting this glorious digital restoration of Rogers and Hammerstein's musical. Made 60 years ago, it stars Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner in the story of a governess put in charge of the children of the King of Siam.

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Miles Ahead

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"An adventurous, music-saturated depiction of one of the genre's undisputed greats." — Hollywood Reporter
Miles Ahead

Miles Ahead, inspired by events in his life, is a wildly entertaining, impressionistic, no-holds barred portrait of one of 20th century music's creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a career defining performance by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle in the title role. Working from a script he co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Cheadle makes his bravura directorial debut.

In the midst of a dazzling and prolific career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis (Cheadle) virtually disappears from public view for a period of five years in the late 1970s. Alone and holed up in his home, he is beset by chronic pain from a deteriorating hip, his musical voice stifled and numbed by drugs and pain medications, his mind haunted by unsettling ghosts from the past.

A wily music reporter, Dave Braden (Ewan McGregor) forces his way into Davis' house and, over the next couple of days, the two men unwittingly embark on a wild and sometimes harrowing adventure to recover a stolen tape of the musician's latest compositions. It was during this period that he released several of his signature recordings including the groundbreaking "Sketches of Spain" and "Someday My Prince Will Come."

By the late '70s, plagued by years of regret and loss, Davis flirts with annihilation until he once again finds salvation in his art.

"Invigoratingly bold." - ScreenDaily

"Anyone who wants to get a jump on possible Oscar nominees for 2017 should check out 'Miles Ahead.'" - New York Times

Rated R, 100 min.

Everybody Wants Some!! Everybody Wants Some!! Everybody Wants Some!! Everybody Wants Some!!

Everybody Wants Some!!

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu 5/5 4:30
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"Richard Linklater's latest acutely funny, achingly perceptive retro-sociology lesson follows a team of 80s college baseball players wasting a longish weekend together." — Variety
Everybody Wants Some!!

From writer/director Richard Linklater comes the "spiritual sequel" to Dazed and Confused. A group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. 

"Linklater’s loose and hilarious followup to Boyhood should make stars out of its charismatic male leads." - The Guardian

"Leave it to Linklater to create a nonstop party that keeps ringing undertones of what happens when the party's over." - Rolling Stone

"For the most part the characters in Everybody Wants Some!! get along, fellow citizens in a republic of horniness. It is impossible not to have a good time in their company." - New York Times

"More than the skirt-chasing or the baseball, it’s the talking that’s the thrill of Everybody Wants Some!!"The Atlantic

"With Everybody Wants Some!!, Richard Linklater proves sometimes you can go home again."Cinemablend

"The director gets all the details right in his college comedy set in 1980."New York Daily News

"As small and specific as it is, “Everybody Wants Some!!” feels improbably expansive, even universal." - Washington Post

R, 116 min.

Ran Ran Ran Ran

Ran

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Mon, 4/25 2:15 Last Show Today
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"Spectacular! Among the most thrilling movie experiences a viewer can have!" — New York Times
Ran

Akira Kurosawa's legendary masterpiece, digitally restored for the big screen, 30 years later. Based on Shakespeare's King Lear, an elderly warlord abdicates the throne to his three sons, two of whom turn against him. A massive, stunning epic.

"Awe inspiring! Takes its place among the major screen versions of Shakespeare. The battle scenes are horrifying, yet extraordinarily beautiful." - Village Voice
"Critic's Pick! Kurosawa's magesterial epic demands viewing on the big screen." - Time Out New York.
"Spectacular...The wide-screen, color-coordinated battle scenes will blow your mind, and must be seen in a theater. Don't even think of watching Ran on a DVD." - New York Post

Purple Rain

Purple Rain

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 4/30 9:45
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Prince's semi-autobiographical camp classic from 1984. See him perform Let's Go Crazy, Darling Nikki, The Beautiful Ones, When Doves Cry, I Would Die 4 You and more. Dancing in the aisles absolutely allowed.

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Midnight Special

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 4/28 4:30, 7:10 Ends Thursday
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"On par with Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Auteur Jeff Nichols is the go-to storyteller for slow-burn supernatural thrill." — Variety
Midnight Special

Writer/director Jeff Nichols proves again that he is one of the most compelling storytellers of our time with the sci-fi thriller Midnight Special. A provocative, genre-defying film as supernatural as it is intimately human, it follows a father, Roy (Michael Shannon), who goes on the run to protect his young son, Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), a boy with mysterious powers that even Roy himself cannot comprehend.

What starts as a race from religious extremists and local law enforcement quickly escalates to a nationwide manhunt involving the highest levels of the Federal Government. Risking everything, Roy is committed to helping Alton reach his ultimate purpose, whatever that might be and whatever it costs, in a story that takes audiences on a perilous journey from Texas to the Florida coast, while exploring the bonds of love and trust, and the nature of faith.

Also starring Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, and Oscar nominee Sam Shepard.

"Midnight Special confirms Jeff Nichols uncommon knack for breathing dramantic integrity and emotional depth into genre material." - Hollywood Reporter

"Fascinating and intensley gripping." - IndieWire

 

PG-13, 111 min.

Elektra

Elektra

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 4/30 9:55 a.m.
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Streaming live from New York!

The new season of live operas from the Metropolitan Opera in New York begins October 3rd.  Tickets go on sale to Met members (with a member ID card), Friday, July 17 at 2:30 at the box office only.  Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 24 at the box office and online at 2:30.  

The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme — unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner — who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conducts.

Berlin Philharmonic: Beethoven Symphonies 4 & 7 Berlin Philharmonic: Beethoven Symphonies 4 & 7

Berlin Philharmonic: Beethoven Symphonies 4 & 7

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 4/23 12:00
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“One of today’s greatest conductors” — Gramophone
Berlin Philharmonic: Beethoven Symphonies 4 & 7

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in B flat major
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major

Sir Simon Rattle, “one of the greatest conductors of all time,” (BBC Music Magazine) leads the Berlin Philharmonic showcasing Beethoven’s masterful brilliance in two tremendously expressive works: the inspired Symphony No. 4 and the impassioned Symphony No. 7. Beethoven’s 7th in particular is a powerful and popular piece, which the Leipzig Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung appropriately described as the “most melodious, most pleasing and most comprehensible among all Beethoven’s symphonies.”

When discussing Beethoven, Sir Simon Rattle has stated that “to do Beethoven symphonies is hard enough, but to do a cycle of Beethoven symphonies is something very different.“ The journey of the symphonies is paralleled by the journey of the composer’s life not only creating works that are renowned and beloved the world over, but forming the framework for more than a century of musical expression and experience. This program uses the juxtaposition between the more classical, sunny and cheerful Fourth and the powerful, almost ecstatic, Seventh to create a not-to-be-missed musical evening, exploring a musical rollercoaster directed by one of today’s most outstanding conductors.

Photo credit: Monika Rittershaus

235 min.

Jessika Kenney & Red Pine
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Jessika Kenney & Red Pine

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 4/24 7:00

A renegade ceremony in honor of Red Pine's (Bill Porter) most recent book, "Finding Them Gone" from Copper Canyon Press, in the spirit of the great poetess Hsueh T’ao 薛濤 (781-831). Arranged and performed by vocalist Jessika Kenney with cellist Lori Goldston, writer Shin Yu Pai, and Red Pine.

The last time these two artists appeared at the Rose, the show sold out very quickly, be sure to get your tickets soon! Tickets available beginning this Thursday, April 7th.

THE ARTISTS
Red Pine (Bill Porter) was born in Los Angeles in 1943, grew up in the Idaho Panhandle, served a tour of duty in the US Army, graduated from the University of California with a degree in anthropology, and attended graduate school at Columbia University. Uninspired by the prospect of an academic career, he dropped out of Columbia and moved to a Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. After four years with the monks and nuns, he struck out on his own and eventually found work at English-language radio stations in Taiwan and Hong Kong, where he interviewed local dignitaries and produced more than a thousand programs about his travels in China. He lives in Port Townsend, Washington. Copper Canyon Press has published five volumes of Red Pine's Chinese translations, including the best-sellers Taoteching and Collected Songs of Cold Mountain.

Jessica Kenney is composer/singer who does not fear untraveled paths, exploring vastly different musical forms she has integrated into a distinct style. Her reverence for, and interpretations of South East Asian and Persian vocal traditions have formed the basis for her main improvisational work.

Lori Goldston is classically trained and rigorously de-trained and a possessor of a restless, semi-feral spirit. She is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer and teacher from Seattle. Her voice as a cellist, amplified or acoustic, is full, textured, committed and original. A relentless inquirer, she wanders recklessly across borders that separate genre, discipline, time and geography.

Shin Yu Pai is a 2014 Stranger Genius Award nominee, and  the author of eight books of poetry. Her work has appeared in publications throughout the U.S., Japan, China, Taiwan, The United Kingdom, and Canada. She has been a featured presenter at national and international literary festivals including the Geraldine Dodge Poetry Festival and the Montreal Zen Poetry Festival.

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City of Gold

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 4/21 4:30 Ends Thursday
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“Lovely…Gold is a Walt Whitman of taco trucks, hot-dog stands and Pho Parlors.” — New York Times
City of Gold

City of Gold chronicles Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold’s deep and complex relationship with the food and culture of his city, Los Angeles.

Gold has long been known for his robust writing about the hidden culinary treasures in LA; he was one of the first critics to review small family owned restaurants in far-flung ethnic enclaves with as much care as the haute cuisine establishments of Beverly Hills.

With a stroke of his pen, he’s changed the lives of countless recent immigrants cooking the food of their homes. The film also explores the rigor, knowledge and compassion that makes Jonathan’s style of criticism stand apart. He maps Los Angeles through his Odyssey-like quests for new food experiences. Featured in the movie are Roy Choi, David Chang, and Ludo Lefebvre, as well as the chefs and owners behind some of Gold’s favorites: Jitlada (Southern Thai), Guelaguetza (Oaxacan), Meals by Genet (Ethiopian), and Chengdu Taste (Sichuan).

City of Gold offers the rare opportunity to see Los Angeles through the eyes of its foremost cultural writer, and most loyal fan.

"Enchanting. Illustrates Gold's inspiring passion for the food and people who elucidate the soul of a city." - Austin American-Statesmen

R, 91 min.

Hello, My Name is Doris Hello, My Name is Doris Hello, My Name is Doris

Hello, My Name is Doris

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu 4/21 7:20 Ends Thursday
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"A showstopper. Sally Field shines." — Variety
Hello, My Name is Doris

A wonderfully quirky dramedy starring Sally Field as Doris, a 60-something woman who falls for her young co-worker and reinvents herself in the process. Starring a luminous Sally Field with Max Greenfield as her hilarious and handsome crush.

"Sally Field is so lovable, funny and real." - Marie Claire
"Sally Field plays Doris to perfection." - Vanity Fair

Rated R, 95 min.

Fargo Fargo Fargo Fargo
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Fargo

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 4/20 7:30s SOLD OUT
Fargo

Classics Night in the Starlight Room. Maybe the bartenders will mix up a nice "bloody" cocktail for you.

The Coen Brothers' hilariously dark film returns for its 20th anniversary! A meticulously told fable about getting what you wish for. Set in the barren snow-covered fields of North Dakota. Starring Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, William H. Macy. R, 98 min.

Roberto Devereux

Roberto Devereux

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 4/16 9:55 a.m.
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Roberto Devereux

Streaming live from New York!

Sondra Radvanovsky plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, directed by Sir David McVicar and conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini.

Don Quixote

Don Quixote

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 4/17 12:00
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Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on journey full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho Panza in search of his perfect woman. On the way he meets Kitri, the dazzling daughter of an innkeeper who he thinks might be his ideal love.  The Bolshoi's panache and excellence are combined in Fadeyechev’s critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance with Leon Minkus’ famous score. Featuring brand new sets and costumes to accompany this colorful and technically challenging production, Don Quixote is quintessential Bolshoi, abounding with life and not to be missed!

Same day, time-delayed.
Music: Leon Minkus
Choreography: Alexi Fadeyechev (after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky)
Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs, 10 min.

Demolition Demolition Demolition

Demolition

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 4/14 4:30, 7:20 Ends Thursday
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"Gyllenhaal gives his best performance since Brokeback Mountain." — Variety
Demolition

From the director of Dallas Buyer's Club, Jean-Marc Vallée.

Davis Mitchell (Jake Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law, Phil (Chris Cooper), to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep, Karen Mareno (Naomi Watts) and amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son, Chris (Judah Lewis), Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

"Gyllenhall once again delivers an all-consuming performance." - Hollywood Reporter

R, 100 min.

Eye in the Sky Eye in the Sky Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 4/14 4:00, 6:50 Ends Thursday
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"Helen Mirren is superb." — Deadline
Eye in the Sky

Eye in the Sky stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Also starring Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox, the film is directed by Gavin Hood (Tsotsi) and written by Guy Hibbert (“Prime Suspect”). Producers are Ged Doherty, Colin Firth and David Lancaster.

"Rivetingly suspenseful. A war story that recalls Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove." - Variety
"Confronts the intricate reality of modern warfare." - The Guardian

Rated R, 102 min.

Women & Film

Women & Film

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 4/10 10:00 - Polyfaces
Sun, 4/10 10:15 - Trapped
Sun, 4/10 1:00 - Refugees of Shangri-La
Sun, 4/10 1:15 - West Side Sushi
“A weekend feast, deeply intriguing. The panel on Saturday night continues to inspire me, seeing how hard these women work to produce these films.” — Debbi Steele, Founder Fund for Women & Girls

Click HERE for passes, full schedule and film info, presented by the Port Townsend Film Festival.

One $75 film pass provides admittance to all events, available through www.ptfilmfest.com.

$15 rush tickets are available at the door, after pass holders are seated.

Choose from eleven contemporary films by the best independent filmmakers working today. Six film professionals for Q&A after their screenings, and a filmmakers’ roundtable on Saturday night, moderated by human rights poet and film scholar, Susan Rich. 

Fims screen during the day, Sat.-Sun., April 9-10 at the Rose and Rosebud Theatres. Special event: Screening of cinematographer Kirsten Johnson’s transcendent Cameraperson, premiered in February at Sundance to rave reviews. See schedule below. Click on film titles for trailers, synopsis of films and biography of our directors.

“Women & Film introduces all of us to voices we would never hear and changes our perspective.”  - Janette Force, Executive Director, PTFF 

Where to Invade Next Where to Invade Next

Where to Invade Next

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 4/7 4:00 Ends Thursday
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"Hilariously funny. Moore's best yet." — Salon

Where to Invade Next is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Michael Moore, playing the role of “invader,” visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects. The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine is back with this hilarious and eye-opening call to arms. Turns out the solutions to America’s most entrenched problems already exist in the world—they’re just waiting to be co-opted. 

"Funny, but also as serious as a heart attack." - Entertainment Weekly
"Impassioned. Mr. Moore's most far-reaching film." - New York Times
"Moore has made an act of guerilla humanity." - BBC

R, 119 min.

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The Witch

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 4/7 7:00 Ends Thursday
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"Be warned: It'll scare the hell out of you." — Rolling Stone
The Witch

In this exquisitely made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are innovatively brought together to tell the intimate and riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling in the New England wilderness circa 1630.

New England, 1630. Upon threat of banishment by the church, an English farmer leaves his colonial plantation, relocating his wife and five children to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest — within which lurks an unknown evil. Strange and unsettling things begin to happen almost immediately — animals turn malevolent, crops fail, and one child disappears as another becomes seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. With suspicion and paranoia mounting, family members accuse teenage daughter Thomasin of witchcraft, charges she adamantly denies. As circumstances grow more treacherous, each family member's faith, loyalty and love become tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.

Writer/director Robert Eggers’ debut feature, which premiered to great acclaim at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival — winning the Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition — painstakingly recreates a God-fearing New England decades before the 1692 Salem witch trials, in which religious convictions tragically turned to mass hysteria. Told through the eyes of the adolescent Thomasin — in a star-making turn by newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy — and supported by mesmerizing camera work and a powerful musical score, The Witch is a chilling and groundbreaking new take on the genre.

"Writer-director Robert Eggers impressive debut feature walks a tricky line between disquieting ambiguity and full-bore supernatural horror." - Variety

"The Witch is a finely calibrated shiver of a movie." - New York Times

"Robert Eggers’ outstanding horror story does for witches what other film-makers have done for vampires and zombies."The Guardian

"By placing old tropes in an even older world, Eggers somehow makes them feel new again. The familiar becomes chillingly unfamiliar."A.V. Club

"This is a film that conjures its scares not from sharp jumps, but from the eerie hostility of the untamed American wilderness." - The Atlantic

"Although Eggers is extremely discreet—the things you don’t see are more horrifying than those you do."Time

R, 93 min.

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 4/2 9:55 a.m.
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Madama Butterfly

Streaming live from New York!

The new season of live operas from the Metropolitan Opera in New York begins October 3rd.  Tickets go on sale to Met members (with a member ID card), Friday, July 17 at 2:30 at the box office only.  Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 24 at the box office and online at 2:30.  

Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais takes on the title role and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.

Estmated Run Time: 3 hrs, 18 min.

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Hangmen

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 4/3 11:00 a.m.
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"Drop-dead hilarious." — Independent
Hangmen

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen, broadcast live to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they've abolished hanging?  

Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman – Peaky Blinders, Death at a Funeral) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn – Clouds of Sils Maria) lurk with very different motives for their visit.

"The best new play of the year." - Daily Telegraph
"Gripping, funny and dramatically intense." - Sunday Times
"The funniest play in London right now." - Time Out

180 min.

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Embrace of the Serpent

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Thu, 3/31 4:15s, 7:45s Ends Thursday
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"Simply a work of art. One of the most singular cinematic experiences you could hope to have." — Playlist
Embrace of the Serpent

At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in Embrace of the Serpent, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, Serpent centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant. 

"This transcendent masterwork is a near-religious experience." - Awards Circuit

"Magical. Puts you in a state of mind you've never known. As can't-miss as they come." - The Indie

“A visually mesmerizing exploration of man, nature and the destructive powers of colonialism, Embrace of the Serpent marks an impressively realized third feature from Colombian writer-director Ciro Guerra, featuring knockout black-and-white cinematography and an array of breathtaking locations.” - The Hollywood Reporter

"An intense journey and very rewarding visual feast." - The Film Experience

"Shot on sumptuous Super 35, the black and white photography lends itself to the film's sorrowful ode to a world devastated, but it is the ceaseless teeming life of the soundtrack that transports the audience into the midst of the rainforest." - Cinevue

"Guerra’s stark allegory of the extinction of indigenous cultures at the hands of well-meaning but ignorant white Europeans is powerfully resonant in this gorgeously shot film, touted as the first feature to be shot in the Colombian jungle in over three decades." - Ioncinema

"Embrace of the Serpent is simply a work of art, and one of the most singular cinematic experiences you could hope to have in Cannes, or anywhere really. It's an absorbing, even thrilling head trip. It is a Heart-of-Darkness voyage of discovery. It is a lament for all the lost plants and peoples of the world." - The Playlist

NR, 125 min.

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10 Cloverfield Lane

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 3/31 4:00, 7:30 Ends Thursday
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"From its Hitchcock opening to its eye-popping ending, [the movie] keeps us wondering about what's really going on, even as we root for Mary Elizabeth Winstead's spunky entrapped protagonist." — Toronto Star
10 Cloverfield Lane

J.J. Abrams (Lost, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Super 8, Mission Impossible: III, Star Trek Into Darkness) amazes again with this taut thriller starring John Goodman.

A young woman running from an abusive boyfriend crashes her car on a Louisiana highway and wakes up in an underground bunker guarded by a mysterious man (Goodman) who claims a massive chemical attack has turned the world above ground unlivable.

It's impossible to explain much more without giving away the secrets that make it such a potent and original film.

A movie to keep you constantly guessing, and truly on the edge of your seat, from the brilliant mind of J. J. Abrams.

PG-13, 106 min.

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Duck Soup

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 3/23 7:30
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Duck Soup

This Marx Brother's political satire is next up in our Starlight Classics film series. All four brothers are in this riotous flick, which captures their true subversive and hilarious spirit. Featuring classic Marx Bros. player Margaret Dumont.

Movies in this series always sell out, so get your tickets now!

Rams Rams Rams

Rams

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Thu, 3/24 4:15s Ends Thursday
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"A marvel of deadpan comedy." — Wall Street Journal
Rams

In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi’s sheep, the entire valley comes under threat. The authorities decide to cull all the animals in the area to contain the outbreak. This is a near death sentence for the farmers, whose sheep are their main source of income, and many abandon their land. But Gummi and Kiddi don’t give up so easily – and each brother tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in, the brothers will need to come together to save the special breed passed down for generations, and themselves, from extinction.

"Accomplished and original. Pitch Perfect." - Screen Daily

"Wonderfully wry. Touching, beautiful and poignant." - Variety

"Gorgeously shot--a simple story that's beautifully told." - San Francisco Chronicle

"Blessed with strong spikes of dry comedy." - AV Club

“At first it charmed me and then it snuck up and punched me in the gut emotionally. That doesn’t happen a lot. It really caught me off guard.” - Tom McCarthy, director of Spotlight

Race Race Race Race

Race

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu 3/24 4:00, 7:00 Ends Thursday
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Race

Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. An enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.

PG-13

As You Like It As You Like It As You Like It As You Like It

As You Like It

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 3/27 11:00 a.m.
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"A stunning production, with the most spectacular scene change the National has housed in years." — Time Out

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.

With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

"It’s hilarious. A terrific evening."Independent

"An irresistibly funny production. A delight."Sunday Times

"Revolutionary. Rosalie Craig’s spirited, glowing Rosalind lights up every scene."Mail on Sunday

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Children's Film Festival

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 3/20 12:00 (Animation), 1:45 (Live Action)
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Children's Film Festival

The Rose Theatre and the Port Townsend Film Festival present an amazing collection of films made for children and curated by the Northwest Film Forum. Perfect for the whole family!

One ticket gets you into both the Animation and Live Action programs. 30 min intermission. Same program both days.

Animation – 12:00

Zip around the world with this baker’s dozen of high-energy, high-imagination animated shorts. You’ll be dazzled by the light, color and storytelling in this vibrant celebration of creativity.  Meet the world’s tidiest mouse, see sushi come to life, fly high in the sky with a flock of birds, watch out for trouble in a wacky barnyard, make music with a jazzy octopus, and see how kindness can change the day.

Live Action – 1:45

The characters in this collection of award-winning and audience-pleasing films are a determined bunch, unafraid to find their own way, create their own futures, search for happiness, find a way to save the planet and shoot for the stars. Join these amazing kids as they explore the countryside, cities and small towns of four countries, and look up at the skies to explore the worlds beyond.

 

FULL PROGRAM
ANIMATION 
For all ages. Two films have very brief foreign language segments, with subtitles. (Spanish and Russian).

Konigirikun - A Small Rice Ball
Winner! Audience favorite short animation, CFFS 2016!
(Mari Miyazawa, Japan, 2015, 5 min) Nonverbal.
Sushi animation brings to life the adventures of a rice ball kid and his pet broccoli.

Pik-Pik-Pik
(Dmitry Vysotskiy, Russia, 2014, 3:40 min) Nonverbal.
Ants and birds learn how to work together to save a tree that they all live in.

Very Lonely Cock
Winner! Children’s Jury Prize for best short animation, CFFS 20016!
(Leonid Shmelkov, Russia, animation, 2015, 6 min) Mostly nonverbal, with some Russian with English subtitles.
A day starts out like any other for a hen, but soon, things begin to go haywire in the barnyard.

PAWO
(Antje Heyn, Germany, animation, 2015, 7:39 min) Nonverbal.
This film, named for the Tibetan word for “being brave,” takes us on a girl’s adventure to a world, where she becomes aware of her strength and skills.

Granddaughter
(Nicolas P. Villarreal, Argentina, 2014, 5:10 min) Nonverbal.
A girl experiences contact with her grandmother as a shower of light and color.

Perfect Houseguest — West Coast premiere
(Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter, USA, 2015, 1:35 min) Nonverbal.
A tiny mouse just can’t resist tidying everything up when he pays a visit to a house.

Noir
(Soyeon Kim, US/Korea, 2015, 3:20 min) Nonverbal.
A black crow searches for its identity, trying to escape the perception that it is something other than a beautiful and intelligent bird.

Schwammerlbert
(Pia Auteried, Germany, 2014, 4:26 min) Nonverbal.
A mushroom awakens one morning, missing his cap! What’s a little fungus to do?

Abstract Painting
(Tatiana Skorlupkina, Russia, animation, 2015, 6:34 min) In English.
Different animals try to describe a painting, but they all see different things! Based on Daniil Kharms’ children’s story, “The Boobooboo Dog.”

Looks
(Susann Hoffmann, Germany, animation, 2014, 3:14 min) Nonverbal.
A little forest creature looks different from the others and longs to blend into the crowd. But soon, he meets friends who love him the way he is.

Amicus
(Raúl Robin Morales Reyes, Mexico, 2014, animation, 5 min) In Spanish with English subtitles.
A street kid and a cat form an unbreakable bond of friendship, and rescue each other from all kinds of trouble.

Out From the Deep
(Katrin Novakovic, Croatia, 2013, 6:50 min) Nonverbal.
Emerging from the depths of the sea, a good old swing octopus brings joy to some jaded city souls.

Papa Cloudy’s Orchestra
(Akiko McQuerrey, USA, animation, 2015, 11:40 min) Nonverbal.
After getting an emergency call from polar bears, Papa Cloudy, a gentle cloud, gathers animals to form an orchestra to raise awareness of environmental issues.

LIVE ACTION

Bounce
(Rory Lowe and D.C. Barclay, United Kingdom, live action, 2015, 10:19 min) In English.
A little girl will do anything to get her heart’s desire — the bounciest ball in the world.

Mami
(Che Espiritu, Philippines, 2014, live action, 18:26 min) In Tagalog with English subtitles.
Best friends Siopao and Araw draw inspiration from random beautiful people in the city, in an attempt to draw the faces of their mothers whom they haven't known at all.

Mo’s Bows
Winner, Children’s Jury prize for best short documentary, CFFS 2016!
(Jennifer Treuting and Kristen McGregor, USA, live action, 2015, 6:19 min) In English.
Meet Moziah Bridges, and see what it's like to be the bow tie king of Memphis!

Myna & Asterix 
Winner, audience favorite short live action film, CFFS 2016!
(Kenny Basumatary, India, live action, 2015, 20 min) In English.
City kid Myna visits her cousin, who lives in a village. Together, the pair tries to make a magic potion, but they end up learning something much more valuable.

Once Upon a Tree
(Marleen van der Werf, The Netherlands, live action, 2014, 14:40 min) In Dutch with English subtitles.
A girl who is awestruck by the beauty of her favorite trees makes a plan to stop the chopping in the forest.

Star Stuff 
North American premiere
(Ratimir Rakuljic, Croatia, live action and animation, 2015, 9:42 min) In English.
A boy who wonders about the stars in the sky sets off on a voyage of great discovery. A film inspired by the life and work of Carl Sagan.

The Wave The Wave The Wave

The Wave

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 3/17 7:15 Ends Thursday
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"A stellar work that will hopefully teach Hollywood a thing or two." — Collider
The Wave

An unbelievable thriller. Truly an edge-of-your-seat film.

The experienced geologist Kristian Eikfjord has accepted a job offer out of town. He is preparing to move from the city of Geiranger with his family, when he and his colleagues measure small geological changes in the underground. Kristian begins to sense danger. His worst nightmare comes true, when the alarm goes off and the disaster is inevitable. A rock slide has triggered a massive tsunami. With less than 10 minutes to react, it becomes a race against time in order to save as many as possible including his own family. 

"Proves disaster flicks don't have to be dumb." - Village Voice

"A thrilling ride. Spectacular scenery of fjords and craggy, snow-capped peaks proves as beautiful to look at as it is deadly." - Hollywood Reporter

"Puts Hollywood disaster movies to shame." - Collider

"A cut above the rest." - Bloody Disgusting

 "An impressive, thunderous nerve-wracker." - Variety

"The wave barrels through with the impact of a tsunami. Gripping and naturalistic." - Austin Chronicle

"The Wave expresses the disaster movie genre’s visceral power as few films have in recent memory." - We Got This Covered

Rated R. 104 min.

Son of Saul Son of Saul Son of Saul

Son of Saul

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Thu, 3/17 6:45 Ends Thursday
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"This film is a must-see because it has unimaginable power. It is a cinematic masterpiece that overwhelms the body and the mind." — Huffington Post
Son of Saul

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son.

As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

"A remarkable feature filmmaking debut." - Chicago Tribune.

"Dominated by a groundbreaking perforamnce by Geza Rohrig." - Washington Post

"A stunning piece of art. It is unlike anything you have seen before. Geza Rohrig is simply a revelation. It is both the power of history and the remarkable impact of cinema in one complete package It's an essential film." - rogerebert.com

"Extraordinary. Unlike any other you've seen before." - Indiwire

"Extraordinary. Formally daring and narratively gripping. An astonishing feature debut." - Washington Post

"Something monumental." - AV Club

"A stunning technical achievement." - Paste Magazine

Rated R, 107 min.

Boy and the World Boy and the World Boy and the World Boy and the World Boy and the World

Boy and the World

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Thu 3/17 4:00 Ends Thursday
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"Dazzling! Boldly imaginative." — Variety
Boy and the World

Cuca’s cozy rural life is changed when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The young boy’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity as his small world expands. Entering civilization, industrial landscapes are inhabited by animal-machines, with barrios of decoupage streets and shop windows, and flashing neon advertisements that illuminate the night. The story depicts a clash between village and city, hand crafted and mechanized, rich and poor – and throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song. The film’s music is on equal footing with the stunning visuals, a soundscape of pan-flute, samba, and Brazilian hip-hop mixing with the whirling carnival colors and exploding fireworks.

From Brazil.

Muscal/No Dialogue.

"This kaleidoscopic reflection on the losses of relentless economic growth carries the proud stamp of hand-tooled craftsmanship. A vibrant, animated vision." - Hollywood Reporter
"Unequivocally the best animated film of the year." - IndieWire
"A film of beauty, wonder, sadness and joy." - Twitch Film

PG, 80 min.