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Yerma

Yerma

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 9/24 11:00 a.m.
Sat, 9/30 11:00 a.m.
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"A shatteringly powerful reinvention of a familiar classic" — Independent

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny DreadfulGreat Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) and ‘stunning, searing, unmissable’ (Mail on Sunday). Billie Piper’s lead performance is described as ‘spellbinding’ (The Evening Standard), ‘astonishing’ (iNews) and ‘devastatingly powerful’ (The Daily Telegraph). Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.

"Brutal yet ferociously funny."Metro

"Billie Piper makes a shattering Yerma in Simon Stone’s inspired reworking of Lorca." - The Observer

Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika

Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 8/12 11:00 a.m.
Sun, 8/13 11:00 a.m.

Part 2, Perestroika

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

Angels in America Part 1: Millenium Approaches

Angels in America Part 1: Millenium Approaches

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 8/5 11:00 a.m.
Sun, 8/6 11:00 a.m.
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Part 1, Millennium Approaches

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). 

Part 2 plays later in the month.

Salome

Salome

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 7/16 11:00 a.m.
Sat, 7/22 11:00 a.m.
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The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production which will be broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. ‘Epic. A near-perfect production.’ Guardian (on Les Blancs).

Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 6/11 11:00 a.m.
Sat, 6/17 11;00 a.m.
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"Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production." — Radio Times

All children, except one, grow up…

Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas.

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.

A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

Obsession

Obsession

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 6/3 - Sun, 6/4 11:00 a.m.

Jude Law (The Young PopeCloserThe Talented Mr. Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the BridgeHedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 5/14 11:00 a.m.
Sat, 5/20 11:00 a.m.
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Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a FuneralThe Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.

David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight.

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage.  As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

Der Rosenkavalier

Der Rosenkavalier

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

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

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

290 min.

Bolshoi Ballet: A Hero of Our Time

Bolshoi Ballet: A Hero of Our Time

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

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

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

2 hrs, 45 min.

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

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

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

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

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

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

The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 4/26 7:30s
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A riotous classic featuring two blazing stars of the screen, Peter O'Toole and Katherine Hepburn.

The year is 1183. Like many a modern-day politician, Britain's King Henry II (O'Toole) finds it occasionally useful to take his wife out of mothballs and parade her before the public. Henry's Queen Eleanor (Hepburn), long exiled to a faraway castle, is invited to join Henry and their three sons for a family reunion. In this way, Henry hopes to maintain a stronghold on his Empire and to prevent the balance of power from shifting to Eleanor or to one of his sons: Richard the Lion-Hearted (Anthony Hopkins in his movie debut), Prince Geoffrey (John Castle), or Prince John (Nigel Terry).

Also on hand for the get-together is Henry's mistress Princess Alais (Jane Merrow) -- who covets the King's influence -- and the Princess' brother, King Philip of France (Timothy Dalton). Despite Henry's efforts to keep his wife and offspring at arms' length (and away from the throne), Eleanor successfully reunites the brood, assuring that her power will not only be restored, but will last long after her death. - Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Call Her Applebroog

Call Her Applebroog

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 “Thoroughly engaging and intimate.” - NYC Movie Guru

Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin

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

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

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

240 min.

My Life as a Zucchini

My Life as a Zucchini

Starts 4/7
My Life as a Zucchini

Nominee: Best Animated Feature! (Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards)

After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.

From its debut in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at festivals around the world, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), has now been nominated for both an Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award® for Best Animated Feature. Brought to life through memorable character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.

A new English language version stars Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page, and Amy Sedaris, and had its world premiere at Sundance 2017.

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Daughters of the Dust

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

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

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

NR, 113 min.

Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening

Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening

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

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

2 hrs, 40 min.

Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

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

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

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

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending

Dates TBD

Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Charlotte Rampling) and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago.

Also starring Harriet Walter, Michelle Dockery and Emily Mortimer.

PG-13, 108 min.

Kedi Kedi

Kedi

Starts Fri, 3/31 Showtimes TBD
"Enchanting." — New York Times
Kedi

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.

Critics and internet cats agree — this cat documentary will charm its way into your heart and home as you fall in love with the cats in Istanbul.  

NR, 80 min.

Singing in the Rain
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Singing in the Rain

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 3/29 7:30
Singing in the Rain

The classic film starring Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Conner hits the Starlight screen! This timeless movie musical comedy never gets old. 

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.

Mr. Gaga

Mr. Gaga

Dates TBD
"A feast of art and emotion." — Los Angeles Times

Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Meeting him at a critical turning point in his personal life, this spirited and insightful documentary will introduce you to a man with great artistic integrity and an extraordinary vision. Filmed over a period of eight years, director Tomer Heymann mixes intimate rehearsal footage with an extensive unseen archive and breathtaking dance sequences.

This story of an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance is guaranteed to leave you skipping.

NR, 100 min.

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Starts 3/17 Showtimes TBD

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

Saint Joan

Saint Joan

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

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

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

La Traviata

La Traviata

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

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

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

175 min.

California Typewriter California Typewriter

California Typewriter

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

California Typewriter is a documentary portrait of artists, writers, and collectors who remain steadfastly loyal to the typewriter as a tool and muse, featuring Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard, and others.

It also movingly documents the struggles of California Typewriter, one of the last standing repair shops in America dedicated to keeping the aging machines clicking.

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

NR, 103 min.

Kong: Skull Island Kong: Skull Island Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

Dates TBD

When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King. 

PG-13, 120 min.

Notes on Blindness Notes on Blindness Notes on Blindness

Notes on Blindness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NR, 90 min.

The Red Turtle The Red Turtle The Red Turtle

The Red Turtle

Starts 3/3
"The Red Turtle remains throughout a simple, gripping story of survival, deriving its sense of adventure from the most basic plot imaginable." — A.V. Club
The Red Turtle

Through the story of a man shipwrecked on a tropical island inhabited by turtles, crabs and birds, THE RED TURTLE recounts the milestones in the life of a human being. A production of Studio Ghibli who brought you HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE, PRINCESS MONONOKE, SPIRITED AWAY and MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO.

Logan Logan

Logan

Starts Fri, 3/3 Showtimes TBD
Logan

From the X-Men series.

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

Neruda Neruda

Neruda

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Mon, 2/27 - Thu, 3/2 7:15
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"Stunningly inventive. A work of such cleverness and beauty, alongside such power, it's hard to know how to parcel out praise." — Variety
Neruda

Special event on the evening of Friday, 2/24: Poetry reading of Neruda work 10 minutes prior to the movie with poet Rikki Ducornet!

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

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

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

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

Gripping, funny and ingeniously conceived.

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

R, 107 min.

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Paterson

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Mon, 2/27 - Thu, 3/2 4:30
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"Quiet, thoughtful and deeply human, this is one of Jarmusch’s finest and features Adam Driver’s best performance yet — although you do risk coming out with a new affection for modernist poetry." — Empire
Paterson

Director Jim Jarmusch's (Ghost Dog, Coffee and Cigarettes, Only Lovers Left Alive, Mystery Train) latest masterwork. Paterson (Adam Driver) is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey - they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife, Laura (Golshifteh Farahani).

By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily, each a different and inspired project. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his secret gift for poetry. The history and energy of the City of Paterson is a felt presence in the film and its simple structure unfolds over the course of a single week. The quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life are observed, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

From rogerebert.com:
"The film feels like one in which nothing is happening, but it’s not happening beautifully, and then there finally is a galvanic event that’s both heartbreaking and comical. And what happens after that is moving, and instructive. “I breathe poetry,” a character Paterson meets at the end of the film says to him as they both sit and look at the falls. That is ultimately the very real thing that the movie is about: the conviction that if you can live at least part of your life breathing poetry (and that poetry is not necessarily a verbal thing), you can make your life more worthwhile."

"Splendid and profound. A masterpiece." - Deadline

"Every frame is a beauty." - rogerebert.com

"Jarmusch follows his own river to create his own cinematic poem, but he is scrupulously faithful to Williams’s most famous tenet: 'No ideas but in things.'" - New York Magazine

"Paterson turns out to be something really special: a sublimely mellow comedy about everyday life." - A.V. Club

"Wise and moving." - Vanity Fair

"Paterson" is a quiet but powerful ode to the simplicity of everyday life." - New York Daily News

"Adam Driver is one of the finest actors of the moment." - TIME

R, 118 min.

The Salesman

The Salesman

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Mon, 2/27 - Thu, 3/2 6:30
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"Tightly focused and another instance of this superb filmmaker turning elusive motivations and the mysteries of personality into gripping drama." — Wall Street Journal
The Salesman

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM. After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife in this gripping thriller.

PG-13, 125 min.

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Mon, 2/27 - Thu, 3/2 4:00
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"One of the best movies you are likely to see this year." — New York Times

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

At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of this manuscript.

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

PG-13, 95 min.

"A transcendent documentary." - Entertainment Weekly

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

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

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

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Toni Erdmann

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 2/23 4:00, 7:30 Ends Thursday
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"Spectacular. A knockout. A generous, hysterically funny but deeply touching father-daughter story." — The Wrap
Toni Erdmann

Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It's an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change doesn't help the two to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with corny pranks. What's worse are his little jabs at her routine lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany.

Enter flashy "Toni Erdmann" - Winfried's smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines' professional life, claiming to be her CEO's life coach. As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn't hold back, but Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all.

In German with English subtitles. 
R, 162 min.

"Wildly imaginative." - Washington Post

"Almost certainly the funniest nude scene of all time." - Indiewire 

"A human, hilarious triumph." - Variety

"The radiance of Toni Erdmann is no joke." - TIME

"Many delightful and strange twists with a silky, light touch." - Hollywood Reporter

"It's absolutely nuts!" - Austin American-Statesman

La La Land

La La Land

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Mon, 2/27 - Thu, 3/2 4:00s, 7:30s
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"Has the potential to make lovers of us all." — TIME
La La Land

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

PG-13, 128 min.

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

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

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

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

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

"Incredible." - Collider

"Ryan Gosling is simply superb." - Deadline

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

"Glorious." - Uproxx

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Romeo and Juliet
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Romeo and Juliet

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 2/22 7:30s

Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 film adaption of Shakespeare's famous love story stars Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting. Part of Starlight Classics Night!

It will sell out fast, get your tickets soon. A perfect week-after-Valentine's-Day present!

Rusalka

Rusalka

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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.

Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation

Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 2/19 11:15
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This year's Oscar nominated animated short films! A variety of wonderfully illustrated movies. Suitable for all ages, except for the final film (will be prefaced with a parental warning).

ANIMATED SHORTS
(Running Time: 86 minutes)

Borrowed Time – dirs. Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, USA, 7 minutes
Synopsis: A weathered sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding
back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on.

Pearl – dir. Patrick Osborne, USA, 6 minutes
Synopsis: Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, PEARL follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love, and finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.

Piper – dir. Alan Barillaro, USA, 6 minutes
Synopsis: Directed by Alan Barillaro and produced by Marc Sondheimer, PIPER, the new short from Pixar Animation Studios, tells the story of a hungry sandpiper hatchling who ventures from her nest for the first time to dig for food by the shoreline. The only problem is, the food is buried beneath the sand where scary waves roll up onto the shore.

Blind Vaysha – dir. Theodore Ushev, Canada, 8 minutes
Synopsis: Vaysha is not like other young girls; she was born with one green eye and one brown eye. But her odd eyes aren’t the only thing that’s special about her gaze. Her left eye sees only the past. Her right, only the future. Like a terrible curse, Vaysha’s split vision prevents her from living in the present. Blinded by what was and tormented by what will be, she remains trapped between two irreconcilable temporalities.

Pear Cider and Cigarettes – dir. Robert Valley, Canada and UK, 35 minutes - THIS MOVIE NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
Synopsis: Drink and smoke...that's what Techno Stypes really liked to do. And fight. He was in no condition to fight. He was sick, really sick. His disease had whittled him down to a shadow of his former self. He was crippled from a car accident when he was 17 but that’s not how he lost his big toe. He lost that in a motorbike accident. Yeah, he was broken alright… what the hell was he fighting for anyway and what was he still doing in China? His father had given me two clear instructions: 1. Get Techno to stop drinking long enough to receive the liver transplant, and 2. Get him back home to Vancouver. This was not going to be easy.

The Head Vanishes (additional film) – 9 minutes

Asteria (additional film) – 5 minutes

Happy End (additional film) – 6 minutes

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Moonlight

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 2/16 6:30 Ends Thursday
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"Radical, revelatory. As beautiful a movie as you are ever likely to see." — New York Times
Moonlight

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

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

R, 100 min.

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

"Brilliant and achingly alive." - The New Yorker

"Timely and timeles. Transcendent." - Vanity Fair

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

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

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

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

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Hidden Figures

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Thu, 2/16 4:15, 7:30 Ends Thursday
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"A warm, lively, often funny depiction of women whose brains and work ethic were indefatigable." — Washington Post
Hidden Figures

HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

PG-13, 127 min.

"Stellar performances propel this feel-good biographical drama that teaches audiences about a little-known aspect of NASA's history." - Common Sense Media

PG, 127 min.

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Oscar Nominated Short Films - Live Action

Oscar Nominated Short Films - Live Action

The best short live action films from around the globe. Denmark, Hungary, Spain, France and Switzerland are represented.

LIVE ACTION SHORTS
(Running Time: 130 minutes)

Sing – dir. Kristof Deak, Hungary, 25 minutes
Synopsis: Zsofi is struggling to fit in at her new school - singing in the school’s famous choir is her only consolation, but the choir director may not be the inspirational teacher everyone thinks she is. It will take Zsofi and her new friend Liza to uncover the cruel truth.

Silent Nights – dir. Aske Bang, Denmark, 30 minutes
Synopsis: Inger volunteers at a homeless shelter and falls in love with the illegal immigrant Kwame. Both live a hard life. Kwame finds comfort in Inger's arms, but says nothing about his family and children in Ghana. When his daughter becomes ill, he is forced to steal money from the homeless shelter to pay the hospital bill. Inger believe his lie about the theft, and when Kwame moves in with Inger they are happy for a while… until the day when Kwame’s mobile phone reveals everything about his life in Ghana.

Timecode – dir. Juanjo Gimenez Pena, Spain, 15 minutes
Synopsis: Luna and Diego are the parking lot security guards. Diego does the night shift, and Luna works by day.

Ennemis Interieurs – dir. Selim Aazzazi, France, 28 minutes
Synopsis: An interview at a local police station turns into an inquisition during which a French-Algerian born man sees himself accused of protecting the identities of possible terrorists. This close-up on France's troubled history with its former colonies has one man controlling the fate of another with the stroke of a pen during a turbulent period in the 1990s.

La Femme et la TGV – dir. Timo von Gunten, Switzerland, 30 minutes
Synopsis: Elise Lafontaine has a secret routine. Every morning and evening for many years, she has been waving at the express train that passes her house. One fateful day, she finds a letter from the train conductor in her garden and her lonely life is turned upside down. She engages in a promising correspondence through poetic and thoughtful letters – two anonymous writers sharing their world with each other… until the day the train line gets cancelled. The story is inspired by true events and stars César Award nominee Jane Birkin.

Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary Program 1

Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary Program 1

The first half of the splendid short documentaries nominated for Oscars this year.

PROGRAM 1 
(Running Time: 72 minutes)

Joe’s Violin – dir. Kahane Cooperman, USA, 24 minutes
Synopsis: During a drive to donate musical instruments to public schools, 91-year- old Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold offers his beloved violin, which he has played for more than 70 years. The instrument goes to the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls, where young musician Brianna Perez is inspired to become friends with her benefactor.

Extremis – dir. Dan Krauss, USA, 24 minutes
Synopsis: At the Intensive Care Unit at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, palliative care specialist Dr. Jessica Zitter treats terminally ill patients. As she and her team provide the best possible care, they try to help the patients and their loved ones make critical, often heartbreaking decisions.

4.1 Miles – dir. Daphne Matziaraki, USA, 22 minutes
Synopsis: Kyriakos Papadopoulos, a captain in the Greek Coast Guard, is caught in the struggle of refugees fleeing the Middle East and traveling the short distance from the coast of Turkey to the island of Lesbos. Despite having limited resources, the captain and his crew attempt to save lives during the immense humanitarian crisis.

Oscar Nominated Short Films - Documentary Program 2

Oscar Nominated Short Films - Documentary Program 2

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 2/16 4:00
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The conclusion of this year's Oscar nominated short documentaries!

PROGRAM B 
(Running Time 82 minutes)

Watani: My Homeland – dir. Marcel Mettelsiefen, 39 minutes
Synopsis: Four young children live with their mother and father, a Free Syrian Commander, in a warzone in Aleppo, Syria. After their father is captured by ISIS, the children flee with their mother to Goslar, Germany, in a years-long journey that will test them all as they try to find a safe home in a foreign country.

The White Helmets – dir. Orlando von Einsiedel, 41 minutes
Synopsis: In the chaos of war-torn Syria, unarmed and neutral civilian volunteers known as "the white helmets" comb through the rubble after bombings to rescue survivors. Although they have already saved more than 60,000 lives since 2013, these brave first responders continue to place themselves in danger ever day.

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

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

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

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

3 hrs.

Elle

Elle

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 2/9 6:40 Ends Thursday
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"A masterpiece of suave perversity, the movie leads its audience through a meticulously constructed maze of ambiguity, scrambling our assumptions and expectations at every turn." — New York Times
Elle

Michèle seems indestructible. Head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. Being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game—a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

"Riveting." - A.V. Club

"Complex, compassionate, often corrosively funny examination of unconventional desires." - Variety

"Isabelle Huppert delivers a standout performance as a woman turning the tables on her attacker in the controversial director’s electrifying and provocative comeback." - Guardian

"Beautifully made with exquisite taste and eye for detail." - Washington Post

R, 130 min.

The Mystery of Picasso
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The Mystery of Picasso

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

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

Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1956.

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

A marvelous chance to see a master at work.

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20th Century Women

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 2/2 4:00, 7:00 Ends Thursday
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"A wonderfully moving, gorgeous examination of multi-generations of women." — Bustle
20th Century Women

With 20th Century Women, acclaimed filmmaker Mike Mills (the Academy Award®- winning Beginners) brings us a richly multilayered, funny, heart-stirring celebration of the complexities of women, family, time, and the connections we search for our whole lives.

Set in Santa Barbara, the film follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent  son, Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann, in a breakout performance) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion.  Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing — via Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie (Elle Fanning), a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor.

20th Century Women is a poignant love letter to the people who raise us – and the times that form us – as this makeshift family forges fragile connections that will mystify and inspire them through their lives.

"As a 55-year-old single mother in Mike Mills’s 20th Century Women, Annette Bening is too singular to be summed up in a few tired adjectives. She’s irreducible" - New York Magazine

"Poignant and delicious." - Guardian

"Note-perfect. A never-better Annette Bening." - Hollywood Reporter

"20th Century Women is dynamite." - Indiwire

"Beautifully perceptive and deeply poignant." - Consequence of Sound

"Every performance is vibrant and alive." - Huffington Post

"Blissful, inviting and full of warmth." - Film Experience

R, 118 min.

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Amadeus

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 2/5 11:00
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"Epic. Wonderful. A stupendous revival." — Time Out
Amadeus

Music. Power. Jealousy.

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

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

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

★★★★★ ‘A note-perfect production. Fresh, vital and musically inventive.’ - Daily Telegraph

★★★★★ 'A thrillingly fresh and imaginative revival. Lucian Msamati is superb. Adam Gillen delivers a most moving portrayal of Mozart.’ - Independent

★★★★★ ‘Lucian Msamati’s Salieri is an immense performance.’ - Sunday Times

★★★★ ‘An epic piece of music-theatre.’ - Guardian

★★★★ ‘A soaring song of genius and jealousy.’ - Evening Standard

Jackie

Jackie

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 1/26 4:00, 7:00 Ends Thursday
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"Chilean director Larraín's status as the most daring and prodigious political filmmaker of his generation remains undimmed." — Variety
Jackie

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

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

"Intensely affecting and insistently protean, the film Jackie is a reminder that for a time Jacqueline Kennedy was bigger than any star, bigger than Marilyn or Liz." - New York Times

"This intense drama is a must see, not just for history buffs, but for anyone who wants to understand what mourning and the stewardship of an important but complicated legacy is like." - Common Sense Media

"Jackie is a moving, surprisingly spiritual portrait of a woman grieving in the public eye and, in so doing, shaping a nation's story. And it reminds us all of just how important our stories are." - Plugged In

"Pablo Larrain’s new film is a wonderful subversion of one of Hollywood’s favorite genres, an illustration of public life that understands its inherent artifice." - The Atlantic

R, 100 min.

Klute Klute
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Klute

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 1/25 7:30s
Klute

This legendary crime thriller starring Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland and Roy Scheider comes to Starlight Classics Night! Directed by Alan J. Pakula (All the President's Men).

Here's what Roger Ebert said about it in 1971:

What is it about Jane Fonda that makes her such a fascinating actress to watch? She has a sort of nervous intensity that keeps her so firmly locked into a film character that the character actually seems distracted by things that come up in the movie. You almost have the feeling, a couple of times in "Klute," that the Fonda character had other plans and was just leaving the room when this (whatever it is) came up.

The movie is about a skilled, intelligent, cynical, and personally troubled New York call girl who does not, for once, have a heart of gold. She never feels anything when she's with a man, she tells her shrink, but she does experience a sense of professional pride when she's able to satisfy a client. And some of her clients have very complicated needs, which challenge the girl's imaginative acting ability. One old garment industry tycoon, for example, has spent all his life making clothes. But he fantasizes an idealistic sort of pre-World War I existence in Europe, in Vienna maybe, and the girl describes it to him in quiet, warm images while she disrobes. He never touches her.

The girl's name is Bree, and the movie should probably be titled Bree instead of "Klute," because the Fonda character is at the center. John Klute (played by Donald Sutherland) is a policeman who has come to New York, free-lance, to try to settle a missing persons case. It appears that the missing man may still be alive, and may be the source of obscene letters and telephone calls Bree has been receiving. Bree initially refuses to talk to Klute, but she eventually does confide in him, mostly because she's frightened by midnight prowlers and wants his protection. The film examines their somewhat strange relationship, and at the same time functions on another level as a somewhat awkward thriller.

There are scary shots of the prowler, for example, and shots of hands gripping a mesh fence shots that are not very satisfactory because the wrong point of view is established. One thing about a thriller is that the threat should always be seen from the point of view of the threatened. We don't like looking over the killer's shoulder at his victim; shots like that interfere with our desire to identify with the victim and be scared in a satisfactory way.

But how do you develop a relationship between a prostitute with hang-ups and a square suburban cop? "Klute" does it by making the cop into a person of restraint and dignity, a man who is genuinely concerned about this girl he's met. His attitude is what makes their love relationship so absorbing. Usually, in the movies, it's just assumed the lovers were drawn toward each other by magnetism or concealed springs or something.

Intelligence. I suppose that's the word. In "Klute" you don't have two attractive acting vacuums reciting speeches at each other. With Fonda and Sutherland, you have actors who understand and sympathize with their characters, and you have a vehicle worthy of that sort of intelligence.

No Man's Land
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No Man's Land

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

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

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

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

"Two of the greatest actors ever born in one of the greatest plays ever written." - Time Out

"Perfect Pinter. A true masterpiece." - Sunday Times

"A landmark production." - The Times

"Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are unmissable."Daily Telegraph

Bolshoi Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
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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.

The Eagle Huntress The Eagle Huntress

The Eagle Huntress

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 1/19 4:00 Ends Thursday
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"An enchanting tale of girl-power." — Los Angeles Times
The Eagle Huntress

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

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

"The story of a young Mongolian girl who takes up a traditionally male role in her nomadic community is heartwarming." - Guardian

"In form and content, this is a movie that expands your sense of what is possible. A girl can hunt with an eagle. A camera can fly." - New York Times

"A girl and her eagle are only part of the appeal. Mr. Bell’s debut feature is a feminist fable, a coming-of-age saga, a visual feast and a love story of father and daughter." - Wall Street Journal

"As this inspiring documentary proves, girls can do anything, including becoming the first female eagle hunter in the 1,000-year history of her family's tribe." - Common Sense Media

"Aisholpan is a remarkable person interacting with majestic creatures, surrounded by staggering natural beauty. It’s easy to become entranced." - A.V. Club

"Documentarian Otto Bell traveled to the far northwest corner of Mongolia to observe Aisholpan as she tamed and enlisted the loyalty of an imposing bird of prey." - Washington Post

G, 101 min.

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

Manchester by the Sea

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 1/19 7:00 Ends Thursday
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"A masterclass in writing, direction and acting." — rogerebert.com
Manchester by the Sea

GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER: BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA

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

R, 137 min.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fences

Fences

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 1/12 4:00, 7:30 Ends Thursday
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"It’s all too seldom that a feature film combines brilliant acting with a spellbinding flow of language." — Wall Street Journal

GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Now working as a garbage collector in 1950s Pittsburgh, a former baseball star (Denzel Washington) creates tension in his family when he squashes his son's (Jovan Adepo) dream of playing college football. With Viola Davis and directed by and starring Denzel Washington. Based on the famous play of August Wilson.

"What is most remarkable about this film is how thoroughly — how painfully, how honestly, how beautifully — it answers the question 'What about my life?'"- New York Times

"'Fences' has passages of fierce and moving power." - Variety

"A showcase for two towering performances." - Guardian

"Wilson's screenplay, based on his own award-winning play, is a potent brew that warms your stomach upon the first swig and then simmers to a boil. It's intense, exhausting, and worth it." - Common Sense Media

PG-13, 139 min.

Tangoheart in Concert
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Tangoheart in Concert

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 1/14 12:00

Tangoheart, the premier tango ensemble in the Northwest, returns to the Rose for a rare and special performance. Their last appearance in 2013 was a sold-out show, be sure to get your tickets soon!

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

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

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

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

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.

Gerhard Richter Painting
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Gerhard Richter Painting

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Loving Loving Loving

Loving

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Sat, 12/24 4:15s Ends Saturday
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"In so many very real ways, Loving is a masterpiece." — Screen Anarchy
Loving

A true story.

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

'Timely and timeless." - TIME

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

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

"Undeniably great." - People

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

"Powerful, understated performances." - Variety

"Love wins." - The Playlist

"Joel Edgerton is phenomenal." - rogerebert.com

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

"Ruth Negga is extraordinary." - Flavorwire

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

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

PG-13, 123 min.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 12/22 4:30, 7:30 Ends Thursday
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"Sheer magic, a grand fantasy-adventure that already feels like an old family favorite." — Newsday
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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

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

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

"Spellbinding." - indiWIRE

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

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

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

"Gloriously immersive." - HeyUGuys

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

PG-13, 133 min.

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
Fri, 12/23 1:00
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On Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll transforms into a beautiful prince who takes her on a magical journey. Before they leave, they must confront the Mouse King whose army is threatening Marie...

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

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

2 hrs, 15 min.

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

The Edge of Seventeen

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 12/15 4:30, 7:30 Ends Thursday
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"A smart, achingly bittersweet comedy." — New York Times
The Edge of Seventeen

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

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

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

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

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

R, 104 min.

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

War Horse War Horse War Horse

War Horse

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Theatrical magic." - New York Times

Arrival Arrival Arrival

Arrival

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

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

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

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

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

"Bravura visuals." - Time Out

 

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

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 Loving Story The Loving Story

The Loving Story

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Entertainer The Entertainer The Entertainer The Entertainer

The Entertainer

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

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

"Greta Scacchi is brilliant." - Financial Times

The Last Waltz The Last Waltz The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz

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

40th anniversary of the concert!

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

All tickets $10.

The Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea

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Sun, 11/27 11:00
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★★★★ “Achingly good. Helen McCrory delivers one of the performances of the year.” — Evening Standard

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

A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952.

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

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

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

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

★★★★ “Helen McCrory blazes.”Guardian

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

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

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

★★★★ “Deeply moving.”The Stage

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

Hamlet

Hamlet

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

Hamlet returns for two encore presentations.

Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. 

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

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

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

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

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

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

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'An extraordinary story: I was on the edge of my seat.' ★★★★ — The Guardian
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

After a sold-out screening, Peggy returns!

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

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

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

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

"Entertaining." ★★★★ - The Mirror

★★★★ - The Financial Times

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

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

★★★★ - The Independent

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

★★★★ - Daily Express
 

Chinatown
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Chinatown

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Wed, 11/16 7:30
"Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."

From Roger Ebert, who gave the film five stars: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

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

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

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofer.

PG-13, 115 min.

Cameraperson

Cameraperson

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Sun, 11/13 11:15 Ends Sunday
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“...an extraordinary self-portrait and an existential statement.” — Rolling Stone

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

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

102 min.

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

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

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

“Transfixing...”The New York Times

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

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Alvin Ailey: Great American Dance

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

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

An incredible program of four contemporary choreographers.

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

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Bolshoi Ballet: The Bright Stream

Bolshoi Ballet: The Bright Stream

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

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

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

2 hrs, 30 min.

Little Men

Little Men

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Miss Hokusai

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Thu, 11/10 4:30 Ends Thursday
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"Gorgeous! A small poetic wonder! That an anime film can explore such complex subjects so beautifully in what's nominally an artist's biopic is a blessing in itself." — Hollywood Reporter
Miss Hokusai

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

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

PG-13, 93 min.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Howard's End

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Howard's End

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

Certain Women Certain Women Certain Women

Certain Women

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Sun, 11/6 7:30 Ends Sunday
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"Kelly Reichardt's wonderful triptych of female character studies confirms her status as the quietest of great American filmmakers." — Variety
Certain Women

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

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

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

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

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

R, 107 min.

Denial

Denial

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Wed, 11/2 4:00 Ends Wednesday
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Based on the acclaimed book Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, DENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (BAFTA nominee Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, in cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the defendant, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team, led by Richard Rampton (Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson), to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.

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

PG-13, 110 min.

A Man Called Ove A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove

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

Back by popular demand! 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Deepwater Horizon

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"Remarkably thrilling." — Variety
Deepwater Horizon

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

PG-13, 107 min.

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

By Us: A Sustainable Documentary

By Us: A Sustainable Documentary

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Sun, 11/6 11:30

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

FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING. With Director Ron Colby.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 10/30 Jonny Lee Miller/Frankenstein 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.  Saturday's performance features Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein, and Sunday's performance features Miller as Victor Frankenstein.

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

Seed: The Untold Story Seed: The Untold Story

Seed: The Untold Story

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

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

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

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

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

94 min.

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

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

“A wonder.” - Village Voice

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

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

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

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

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

"A symphony of hope." - Anchorage Press

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

Blue Jay Blue Jay Blue Jay

Blue Jay

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indignation Indignation

Indignation

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

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

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

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

 

R, 110 min.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

48 minutes.

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

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

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

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

Bonnie and Clyde Bonnie and Clyde Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

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

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

Get your tickets now! Classics Night always sells out. Only 46 seats.

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

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

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

Our Little Sister Our Little Sister Our Little Sister

Our Little Sister

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Thu, 10/20 4:15 Ends Thursday
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"You are shaken, by the end, at how much you care about these women and how sorry you are to leave their company." — New York Times
Our Little Sister

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

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

PG, 128 min.

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

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

Queen of Katwe Queen of Katwe Queen of Katwe Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

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

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

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

PG, 124 min.

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

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Thu, 10/20 7:30 Ends Thursday
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"Thoughtful, searching and wonderfully moving in its wistful final moments." — Washington Post
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

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

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni

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.

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.