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Don't Blink - Robert Frank

Don't Blink - Robert Frank

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 4/8 12:00
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Community Arts Film Series

Tickets $10 (Series Pass $65, and only available at the Rose)

The life and work of Robert Frank - as a photographer and filmmaker - are so intertwined that they’re one in the same, and the vast amount of territory he’s covered, from The Americans to landmark films like PULL MY DAISY (with the Beats) and COCKSUCKER BLUES (with the Rolling Stones) is intimately registered in his now formidable body of artistic gestures. DON’T BLINK is a fast and fleeting impressionistic imprint of the life of the Swiss-born man who reinvented himself the American way, and is still standing on ground of his own making at the age of 90.

82 min.

Dreaming Against the World & The 100 Years Show

Dreaming Against the World & The 100 Years Show

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 3/11 12:00
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Dreaming Against the World & The 100 Years Show

Community Arts Film Series

Tickets $12 (Series Pass $65, and only available at the Rose)

DREAMING AGAINST THE WORLD captures the life, work and struggle of one of the most original yet under-recognized artists of the 20th century - the writer and painter Mu Xin - and in doing so offers a vivid account of art and its survival against all odds. During the Cultural Revolution he risked his life to write and paint while incarcerated, creating an astonishing body or work that merged East and West, the ancient and the modern, terror and transcendence. 35 min.

THE 100 YEARS SHOW - Carmen Herrera sketches by the window of her New York City apartment every morning. She is coming up on her 100th birthday and is bound to a wheelchair, but she still vibrates with the energy of a much younger woman. At midday most days she treats herself to a scotch. Then she returns to her work. Her canvases are radiant and disciplined, straight lines and shapes in just two colors. 30 min.

California Typewriter California Typewriter

California Typewriter

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 2/11 12:00
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"Unorthodox and delightful." — Hollywood Reporter
California Typewriter

Community Arts Film Series

Tickets $10 (Series Pass $65, and only available at the Rose)

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.

75 Inhabitants, 20 Houses, 300 Cows

75 Inhabitants, 20 Houses, 300 Cows

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 1/18 12:00
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From somewhere in Buenos Aires, Nicolás Rubio remembers the town where he grew up, poetically described in the film’s title. But memories seem to slip away. Filmmaker Fernando Dominguez draws on a series of different devices to capture the search for lost time, portraying the work of a painter and his will to create a whole world out of the loneliness of one room. 75 min.

An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell

An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 12/10 12:00
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Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and the decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed and oeuvre of work that has garnered international acclaim. The film details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world - from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull - offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery.

75 min.

Herb & Dorothy

Herb & Dorothy

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 11/12 12:00
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HERB & DOROTHY tells the amazing story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means. They were guided by two rules: the work had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. They supported and befriended worldrenown artists; Sol LeWitt, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Chuck Close and many others.

89 min.

Everybody Knows...Elizabeth Murray & Maira Kalman: My Favorite Things

Everybody Knows...Elizabeth Murray & Maira Kalman: My Favorite Things

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 10/8 12:00
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Everybody Knows...Elizabeth Murray & Maira Kalman: My Favorite Things

Community Arts Film Series

Tickets $12 (Season Pass $65, and only available at the Rose)

Elizabeth Murray’s zany, colorful, fractured canvases feature paenes to domesticity as they burst with the vivaciousness the artist herself exhibited even in the final days of her life. Murray’s journals are read by Meryl Streep, and the film highlights her struggle to balance personal and family ambition with artistic drive in a male-dominated art world. Maira Kalman is one of our great visual storytellers. This short film follows Kalman as she curates her exhibition “Selects” at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. With humor, insight and honesty she has chosen objects that chronicle memories, dreams and reflections.

Total run time: 78 min.

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

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 9/13 7:30
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The Invisible Man

The classic pre-code science fiction horror film from 1933 with twists and turns aplenty! While researching a new drug, Dr. Jack Griffin (Claude Rains) stumbles on a potion that can make him invisible. When he reveals his new ability to his old mentor (Henry Travers) and his fiancée (Gloria Stuart), it's clear that a side effect of the potion is insanity. Jack goes on a violent rampage, and the police struggle to hunt him down, unable to see their target, while his mentor and his former partner (William Harrigan) desperately try to devise a plan to capture him.

Starlight Classics Night always sells out weeks in advance, get your tickets early!

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.

Oliver Twist Oliver Twist Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 8/9 7:30
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Oliver Twist

Expressionistic noir photography suffuses David Lean’s Oliver Twist (1948) with a nightmarish quality, fitting its bleak, industrial setting. In Dickens’ classic tale, an orphan wends his way from cruel apprenticeship to den of thieves in search of a true home. Here Alec Guinness is the quintessential Fagin, in a controversial performance. (Excerpted from Criterion's website).

Featuring a very special appearance by film historian Ted Walch, who last visited the Rose to host the screenin of The 400 Blows.

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.

Jaws

Jaws

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 7/19 7:30
Sat, 7/22 10:00
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The classic film comes to the Starlight. Starring Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, directed by Steven Spielberg. A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down.

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).

Your Name Your Name Your Name

Your Name

Dates TBD
"Stunningly animated and well acted, this extraordinary Japanese coming-of-age tale is equal parts body-swap comedy, time-travel romance, and adventure film." — Common Sense Media
Your Name

A beautiful masterpiece about time, the thread of fate, and the hearts of two young souls.

The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki’s body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.

When a dazzling comet lights up the night’s sky, it dawns on them. They want something more from this connection—a chance to meet, an opportunity to truly know each other. Tugging at the string of fate, they try to find a way to each other. But distance isn’t the only thing keeping them apart. Is their bond strong enough to face the cruel irony of time? Or is their meeting nothing more than a wish upon the stars?

PG, 107 min.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 6/24 - Sun 6/25 11:00
"A blistering production. Intoxicatingly good." — Financial Times

Sonia Friedman Productions presents Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

"Imelda Staunton is at her magnificent best. A first-rate revival of an astonishing play." - The Guardian

"Conleth Hill is superb. Exquisite." - Evening Standard

"Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots are terrific." - Metro

In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 6/21 7:30
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In the Heat of the Night

An iconic film of the American cinema. Sydney Poitier plays Virgil Tibbs, a Philadelphia homicide detective who becomes unwittingly embroiled in the murder investigation of a prominent businessman when he is first accused of the crime and then asked to solve it.  A tense and powerful thriller. "They call me MISTER Tibbs!"

Starlight Classics Night always sells out weeks in advance, so get your tickets early!

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.

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Dates TBD
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money, a would-be operator dreaming up financial schemes that never come to fruition. As he has nothing real to offer, Norman strives to be everyone's friend, but his incessant networking leads him nowhere.

Always on the lookout for someone willing to pay attention to him, Norman sets his sights on Micha Eshel, a charismatic Israeli politician alone in New York at a low point in his career. Sensing Eshel's vulnerability, Norman reaches out with a gift of a very expensive pair of shoes, a gesture that deeply touches Eshel. When Eshel becomes Prime Minisiter three years later, he remembers.

With his very real connection to the leader of a major nation, Norman is awash in the respect he has always craved. Flush with his newfound feeling of success, Norman attempts to use Eshel's name to leverage his biggest deal ever: a series of quid pro quo transactings linking the Prime Minister to Norman's nephew (Michael Sheen), a rabbit (Steve Buscemi), a mogul (Harris Yulin), his assistant (Dan Stevens), and a treasury official from the Ivory Coast. Norman's kaleidoscopic plans soon go awry, creating the potential for an international catastrophe he must struggle to prevent.

The new film by Academy Awad nominated director Joseph Ceder (Footnote) is a comic and compassionate drama of a little man whose downfall is rooted in a human frailty all to easy to forgive--a need to matter.

R, 117 min.

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.
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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.

Chasing Trane

Chasing Trane

Starts 5/12

CHASING TRANE is the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform.

Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson…?) the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalog. Scheinfeld brings his strong story-telling skills to the creation of a rich, textured and compelling narrative that takes the audience to unexpected places.

Set against the social, political and cultural landscape of the times, CHASING TRANE brings John Coltrane to life as a fully dimensional being, inviting the audience to engage with Coltrane the man, Coltrane the artist.

99 min.

Their Finest

Their Finest

Dates TBD
"A delight. Bill Nighy is brilliantly funny." — Evening Standard
Their Finest

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s spirits - and inspire America to join the war. A witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war... and the movies! Co-starring Bill Nighy.

"Relentlessly charming." - Variety

R, 117 min.

The Lovers The Lovers

The Lovers

Starts Fri, 5/26 Showtimes TBD
The Lovers

The Lovers is a refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity, and family, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts as a long-married and completely dispassionate husband and wife. Both are in the midst of serious affairs and are increasingly committed to their new partners. But on the brink of officially calling it quits, a spark between them suddenly and unexpectedly reignites, leading them into an impulsive romance that forces them to navigate the hilarious complications of “cheating” on their respective lovers. A mixture of humor and powerful emotion, the story is a uniquely honest take on modern marriage.

R, 94 min.

Laura Laura

Laura

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 5/24 7:30
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Laura

In honor of our friend Robert Osborne, we are presenting his favorite classic film.

A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating. Starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews. Directed by Otto Preminger.

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea

My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Dates TBD
“The funniest film I saw this year! An instant cult classic!” — - Filmmaker Magazine
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea

From acclaimed graphic novelist Dash Shaw (New School) comes an audacious debut that is equal parts disaster cinema, high school comedy and blockbuster satire, told through a dream-like mixed media animation style that incorporates drawings, paintings and collage. Dash (Jason Schwartzman) and his best friend Assaf (Reggie Watts) are preparing for another year at Tides High School muckraking on behalf of their widely-distributed but little-read school newspaper, edited by their friend Verti (Maya Rudolph).

But just when a blossoming relationship between Assaf and Verti threatens to destroy the boys’ friendship, Dash learns of the administration’s cover-up that puts all the students in danger. As disaster erupts and the friends race to escape through the roof of the school, they are joined by a popular know-it- all (Lena Dunham) and a lunch lady (Susan Sarandon) who is much more than meets the eye. But even as the film piles on brilliant details like a post-apocalyptic cult formed by jocks, video game homages, and an infectious synth soundtrack, it never loses sight of the characters at the heart of the story. Hailed as “the most original animated film of the year” and “John Hughes for the Adult Swim generation” (Indiewire), the film’s everyday concerns of friendships, cliques and young love remind us how the high school experience continues to shape who we become, even in the most unusual of circumstances.

"The most original animated film of the year!" - Indiewire

“A quick and dazzling burst of pleasure! It's something quite special!” - The Guardian

"A great disaster comedy!" - Nerdist

“The whole thing buzzes with hand-drawn creativity!” - Slant

“Bizarre, inventive, weird, gorgeous!” - The Playlist

“Sweetly subversive!” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Super fun bananas-weird!” - Austin Chronicle

“Hilariously unique!” - Movies.com

“Tender and terrifying!” - ArtForum 

PG-13, 75 min.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 5/20 11:00 a.m.
Sun, 5/21 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.

Dance on Camera: Alive and Kicking

Dance on Camera: Alive and Kicking

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 5/14 2:30
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Dance on Camera: Alive and Kicking

Three days of dance on film! Sat, 5/6, Wed, 5/10 and Sun, 5/14

Full schedule HERE

Individual screenings $12, or $72 for all 7 screenings

ALIVE and KICKING
Susan Glitzer, USA 2016, 84 min.
For many, swing dance is an addiction and a joyful practice. This documentary is an insider’s look into the culture of the current swing dance world and an examination of the social and personal issues that affect the lives of the film’s subjects. What is remarkable is that no matter how tough things get, these men and women find their bliss doing what they love. On the dance floor they virtually explode with energy - leaping, twisting, revolving. There’s no way that you’ll be able to keep still and not feel the joy.

Screening with:
YOU
Graham Clayton-Chance, UK, 2015, 6 min.
The verbal and physical slapstick of this dance monologue suggests dark truths behind love, sex, and relationships. Taken from the archive of the late Nigel Charnock, this is the first in a series of new films that honor his classic performances.

Dance on Camera Tour (or “Dance on Camera Touring Program”) is co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center and receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit www.dancefims.org http://www.dancefilms.org. Sponsored by Madrona MindBody Institute

ABOUT DANCE ON CAMERA:
Inaugurated in 1971, Dance on Camera Festival, co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, remains the longest-running dance film festival in the world, providing a platform for choreographic storytelling and creative expression, and intimate access to innovative media artists and their cinematic works.

Each February in New York City, the Festival presents feature-length documentary and narrative films, inventive short films, filmmaker panels and special events, cutting edge media and art installations, as well as engaging community and student programs. Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center have co-presented the Festival since 1996, hosting screenings and special events at the Walter Reade Theater, with the addition of the Film Society’s landmark state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

The Dance on Camera Festival and Tour receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, visit www.dancefims.org

Dance on Camera: Dancing Beethoven Dance on Camera: Dancing Beethoven

Dance on Camera: Dancing Beethoven

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 5/14 12:00
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Dance on Camera: Dancing Beethoven

Three days of dance on film! Sat, 5/6, Wed, 5/10, Sun, 5/14

Full schedule HERE

Individual screenings $12, or $72 for all 7 screenings

DANCING BEETHOVEN (Beethoven par Bejart)
Arantxa Aguirre, Switzerland, 2016, 79 min.
English and French, Japanese, and Spanish with English subtitles
Only a humanist like Maurice Bejart could pull off a dance piece to Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.  Now, some fifty years after its initial premiere, Ballet Bejart Lausanne, led by Gil Roman, who danced in the original production, sets out to reimagine the monumental work for a new generation. Aguirre documents the history of the piece, the dedication of the current dancers, and the complexity of a daunting multicultural collaboration between Lausanne, the Tokyo Ballet, and the Israel Symphony Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta. The result is an exhilarating blend of music and dance.

Screening with:
ESQUALO
Martin and Facundo Lombard, Argentina, 2015, 4 min.
A powerful piece from the incomparable tap masters the Lombard twins, set to the music of Astor Piazzolla.

Screening with:
VANISHING POINTS
Marites Carino, Canada, 2014, 9 min.
Like two molecules affecting each other in space and briefly crossing paths, conceptual hip-hop dancers collide and share fleeting moments of intimate synchronicity on the streets of Montreal.

Dance on Camera Tour (or “Dance on Camera Touring Program”) is co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center and receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit www.dancefims.org. Sponsored by Madrona MindBody Institute

ABOUT DANCE ON CAMERA:
Inaugurated in 1971, Dance on Camera Festival, co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, remains the longest-running dance film festival in the world, providing a platform for choreographic storytelling and creative expression, and intimate access to innovative media artists and their cinematic works.

Each February in New York City, the Festival presents feature-length documentary and narrative films, inventive short films, filmmaker panels and special events, cutting edge media and art installations, as well as engaging community and student programs. Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center have co-presented the Festival since 1996, hosting screenings and special events at the Walter Reade Theater, with the addition of the Film Society’s landmark state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

The Dance on Camera Festival and Tour receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, visit www.dancefims.org

Dance on Camera: Martha Graham - A Dancer's World Dance on Camera: Martha Graham - A Dancer's World

Dance on Camera: Martha Graham - A Dancer's World

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sun, 5/14 10:00
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Dance on Camera: Martha Graham - A Dancer's World

Three days of dance on film! Sat, 5/6, Wed, 5/10, Sun, 5/14

Full schedule HERE

Individual screenings $12, or $72 for all 7 screenings

MARTHA GRAHAM: A DANCER'S WORLD
Peter Glushanok, USA, 1957, 31 min.
On the 60th anniversary of this iconic dance film, we honor the incomparable Graham as a pioneer who helped shape the history of modern dance in the 20th century. In is she refers to dancers as “devine normals,” who do what the human body is capable of doing only after years of disciplined training.  She speaks about her art in a grand, oracular manner. The director cuts between her dressing room and the studio where members of her company demonstrate what a Graham technique class was all about. Historian John Mueller called this “one of the most beautiful dance films ever made,” and it’s easy to see why.

Screening with:
REINES D'UN JOUR
Pascal Magnin, Switzerland, 1997, 25 min.
Six tumbling bodies on the mountain slopes of the Alps, caught between heaven and earth, among the cows and the villagers.

Dance on Camera Tour (or “Dance on Camera Touring Program”) is co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center and receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit www.dancefims.org. Sponsored by Madrona MindBody Institute

ABOUT DANCE ON CAMER:
Inaugurated in 1971, Dance on Camera Festival, co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, remains the longest-running dance film festival in the world, providing a platform for choreographic storytelling and creative expression, and intimate access to innovative media artists and their cinematic works.

Each February in New York City, the Festival presents feature-length documentary and narrative films, inventive short films, filmmaker panels and special events, cutting edge media and art installations, as well as engaging community and student programs. Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center have co-presented the Festival since 1996, hosting screenings and special events at the Walter Reade Theater, with the addition of the Film Society’s landmark state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

The Dance on Camera Festival and Tour receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, visit www.dancefims.org

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.

Dance on Camera: In the Steps of Trisha Brown

Dance on Camera: In the Steps of Trisha Brown

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Wed, 5/10 7:30
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Dance on Camera: In the Steps of Trisha Brown

Three days of dance on film! Sat, 5/6, Wed, 5/10, Sun, 5/14

Full schedule HERE

Individual screenings $12, or $72 for all 7 screenings

IN THE STEPS OF TRISHA BROWN
Marie-Helene Rebois, France, 2016, 80 min.
One of Trisha Brown’s early signature pieces, “Glacial Decoy,” joins the repertory of the Paris Opera Ballet. The director’s artful camera captures the process of transmission body to body as Lisa Kraus, an original “Decoy” cast member, and Carolyn Lucas, Associate Artistic Director of the Trisha Brown company, demonstrate the unfamiliar vocabulary to a select group of Paris Opera dancers.  The film plunges us into the spellbinding world of Trisha Brown, which remains as beautiful and mysterious as ever. Patricia Brown was born in Washington State, and in later years she often spoke of her debt to the landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. In public conversation with choreographer Merce Cunningham (also from Washington State), she once remarked, "The rain forest was my first art class." Paricia Brown passed away March 18th at the age of 80.  "Beautiful." - The New Yorker.  "Necessary viewing." -Dance Magazine

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WHEEL OF LIFE
Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider, USA 2015, 15 min.
El Oso, (“The Bear”) is one of the founders of Casino - the dance that launched salsa.  As our guide, he travels Havana, sharing tales of his youth when the city’s clubs were “white only,” forcing him to dance on the streets. With changing times, a new global history begins. The film spins international relations onto the dance floor.

Dance on Camera Tour (or “Dance on Camera Touring Program”) is co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center and receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit www.dancefims.org. Sponsored by Madrona MindBody Institute

ABOUT DANCE ON CAMERA:
Inaugurated in 1971, Dance on Camera Festival, co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, remains the longest-running dance film festival in the world, providing a platform for choreographic storytelling and creative expression, and intimate access to innovative media artists and their cinematic works.

Each February in New York City, the Festival presents feature-length documentary and narrative films, inventive short films, filmmaker panels and special events, cutting edge media and art installations, as well as engaging community and student programs. Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center have co-presented the Festival since 1996, hosting screenings and special events at the Walter Reade Theater, with the addition of the Film Society’s landmark state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

The Dance on Camera Festival and Tour receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, visit- www.dancefims.org

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.

Dance on Camera: Looking at the Stars

Dance on Camera: Looking at the Stars

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 5/6 2:00
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Dance on Camera: Looking at the Stars

Three days of dance on film! Sat, 5/6, Wed, 5/7 & Sun, 5/14

Full schedule HERE

Individual screenings $12, or $72 for all 7 screenings

LOOKING AT THE STARS (Olhandro pras estrelas)
Alexandre Peralta, Brazil, 2016, 90 min.
Portuguese with English subtitles
The Fernanda Bianchini Ballet Association for the Blind in Sao Paolo is the sole ballet school in the world for the visually impaired. The film tells the story of two youngsters in the program: Geyza, who lost her vision at the age of nine but continues to pursue her dream to become a ballerina, and Thalia, her teenage protege, who has multiple aspirations and a feisty personality. Both are without a trace of self-pity. For each, ballet is an important creative outlet and a means of becoming a more powerful self. Watching them confront their daily challenges proves to be a deeply emotional experience.

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MOLAT & MOLAT
Kate Duhamel, USA, 2016, 6 min.
This is the story of Pascal Molat dancing, as told by Matisse Molat, age five.

Dance on Camera Tour (or “Dance on Camera Touring Program”) is co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center and receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit www.dancefims.org. Sponsored by the Madrona MindBody Institute

ABOUT DANCE ON CAMERA:
Inaugurated in 1971, Dance on Camera Festival, co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, remains the longest-running dance film festival in the world, providing a platform for choreographic storytelling and creative expression, and intimate access to innovative media artists and their cinematic works.

Each February in New York City, the Festival presents feature-length documentary and narrative films, inventive short films, filmmaker panels and special events, cutting edge media and art installations, as well as engaging community and student programs. Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center have co-presented the Festival since 1996, hosting screenings and special events at the Walter Reade Theater, with the addition of the Film Society’s landmark state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

The Dance on Camera Festival and Tour receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, visit www.dancefims.org

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Dance on Camera: Shorts Program

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 5/6 12:00
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Dance on Camera: Shorts Program

Three days of dance on film: Sat, 5/6, Wed, 5/10, Sun, 5/14 

Full schedule HERE

Individual screenings $12, or $72 for all 7 screenings

The shorts program contains both narrative and documentary selections:

APPROACHING THE PUDDLE
Sebastian Gimmel, Germany, 2015, 8:33 min.
A curious woman, appropriately dressed for a rainy day explores her environment in an empty parking lot.

349
Kristen Lauth Shaffer, USA, 2015, 3 min.
A dance piece based on the idea that we are all imperceptibly connected, created with hundreds of pencils and hundreds of hands. Videotaped and converted into a series of still frames, the drawings - scanned, sequenced, and synced to music - are the basis of the final animation that turns 349 amateur artists into a powerful community.

DERVISHES
RJ Muna, USA, 2013, 4 min.
A perfectly calibrated study of movement and physical architecture based on the characteristics of circular movement.

LITTLE DREAMS
Wilkie Branson, UK 2015, 6:04 min.
An award-winning dance animation about dreams, aspirations and fears. Made
with over 4000 hand-cut characters over the period of a year.

STELLA & TOM
John Resner, USA, 2015, 7:25 min.
'Stella & Tom' features two of American Ballet Theatre’s finest dancers - Stella Abrera and Tom Forster - in a specially choreographed dance on film.

COLOR OF REALITY
Jon Boogz, USA, 2016, 6 min.
Alexa Meade is a visual storyteller who paints directly on the human body, creating a two-dimensional effect. Here she collaborates with movement artists Jon Boogz and Lil Buck to produce an animated narrative that speaks to our country’s frustrations with the violence that haunts American society today.

A JUICE BOX AFTERNOON
Lily Baldwin, USA, 2014, 7:43
This is the first in a series Lily conceived as The Paperback Movie Project. Each short film is an interpretation of a novel and explores the fluid relationship between a reader and the character she is reading. 'A Juice Box Afternoon' tells the story of Ann Morrow Lindbergh through her own writing as she comes of age, meets Charles Lindbergh, and experiences flight in more ways than one.

HOMEGOINGS: A DANCE
Christine Turner, USA, 2013, 5 min.
Inspired by the award-winning documentary 'Homegoings', this original dance piece finds meaning and beauty in the life cycle.

LOST IN THE SHUFFLE
Simone Maurice, USA, 2016, 23 min.
Emmy Award-winning tap dancer and choreographer Jason Samuels Smith returns to his hometown of Jersey City to give free tap classes in an effort to salvage tap culture. Despite the dance’s neglect in black communities, the sight of small kids learning the moves is heartening and hopeful.

Dance on Camera Tour (or “Dance on Camera Touring Program”) is co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center and receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit www.dancefims.org. Sponsored by the Madrona MindBody Institute

ABOUT DANCE ON CAMERA:
Inaugurated in 1971, Dance on Camera Festival, co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, remains the longest-running dance film festival in the world, providing a platform for choreographic storytelling and creative expression, and intimate access to innovative media artists and their cinematic works.

Each February in New York City, the Festival presents feature-length documentary and narrative films, inventive short films, filmmaker panels and special events, cutting edge media and art installations, as well as engaging community and student programs. Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center have co-presented the Festival since 1996, hosting screenings and special events at the Walter Reade Theater, with the addition of the Film Society’s landmark state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

The Dance on Camera Festival and Tour receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, visit www.dancefims.org

Dance on Camera: Rare Birds Dance on Camera: Rare Birds

Dance on Camera: Rare Birds

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Sat, 5/6 10:00
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Dance on Camera: Rare Birds

Three days of dance on film: Sat, 5/6, Wed, 5/10, Sun, 5/14 

Full schedule HERE

Individual screenings $12, or $72 for all 7 screenings

RARE BIRDS
T.A. Rives, Norway, 2014, 59 min.
T.M. Rives’s documentary follows Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman during the development of his new Swan Lake production for the Norwegian National Ballet. Rarely has there been such intimate access to the creative process; viewers are offered interviews with the opera house’s army of artists and workers as they construct costumes, sets, and even a lake on which the intrepid dancers rehearse, splashing and sliding. Every aspect of this unique production is documented, including the composition of a new score. As challenges mount, the choreographer maintains a playful mood that keeps everything humming when it is not collapsing. While the final performance is unseen, Ekman’s Swan Lake was a triumph and nominated for the Prix Benois de la Danse in 2014.

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EXQUISITE CORPS
Mitchell Rose, USA, 2016, 6 min.
Forty-two American contemporary choreographers link together in a chain love letter to dance.

Dance on Camera Tour (or “Dance on Camera Touring Program”) is co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center and receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit www.dancefims.org. Sponsored by the Madrona MindBody Institute

ABOUT DANCE ON CAMERA:
Inaugurated in 1971, Dance on Camera Festival, co-presented by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, remains the longest-running dance film festival in the world, providing a platform for choreographic storytelling and creative expression, and intimate access to innovative media artists and their cinematic works.

Each February in New York City, the Festival presents feature-length documentary and narrative films, inventive short films, filmmaker panels and special events, cutting edge media and art installations, as well as engaging community and student programs. Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center have co-presented the Festival since 1996, hosting screenings and special events at the Walter Reade Theater, with the addition of the Film Society’s landmark state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.

The Dance on Camera Festival and Tour receives generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, visit www.dancefims.org

The Lost City of Z - Moves to the Starlight Friday

The Lost City of Z - Moves to the Starlight Friday

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Wed, 4/26 12:45, 4:00, 7:10
Thu, 4/27 4:00, 7:10
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"A lush, melancholic story of discovery and mystery, with a mesmerizing Charlie Hunnam." — New York Times
The Lost City of Z - Moves to the Starlight Friday

Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region.

Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett — supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) — returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epically scaled tale of courage and passion, told in writer/director James Gray’s classic filmmaking style, The Lost City of Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and a conflicted adventurer driven to the verge of obsession.

"Gray’s film is a beguiling and poetic, gluing you to the screen for every minute of its languorous running time and lingering in the brain for weeks after." - Atlantic

"Glorious photography." - Guardian

"A ’70s-feeling jungle adventure film...a thought-provoker." - Empire

"Pulls you in." - Vulture

PG-13, 141 min.

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Tommy's Honour - Ends Thursday, 4/27

Tommy's Honour - Ends Thursday, 4/27

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Wed, 4/26 1:15, 4:30, 7:30
Thu, 4/27 4:30, 7:30
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"A heartfelt dramatization of two of golf's founding fathers." — Plugged In
Tommy's Honour - Ends Thursday, 4/27

TOMMY’S HONOUR is based on the powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom and “Young” Tommy Morris, the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. As their fame grew, Tom and Tommy, Scotland’s Golf Royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy.

At first matching his father’s success, Tommy’s talent and fame grew to outshine his father’s accomplishments and respect as founder of the Open Championship in 1860 with a series of his own triumphs. But in contrast to Tommy’s public persona, his personal turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against both the aristocracy who gave him opportunity and the parents who shunned his passionate relationship with his wife.

Winner: Best Feature Film, British Academy Scotland Awards

PG, 117 min.

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Gifted - Moves to the Rosebud Friday, 4/28 Gifted - Moves to the Rosebud Friday, 4/28

Gifted - Moves to the Rosebud Friday, 4/28

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 4/28 - Thu, 5/4 6:45
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Wed, 4/26 4:15
Thu, 4/27 4:15, 7:15
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"Gifted delivers a warm, heartstring-plucking message about our inbuilt need to love and be loved. It proudly proclaims the self-sacrificial, life-changing joys of family." — Plugged In
Gifted - Moves to the Rosebud Friday, 4/28

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) - in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.

PG-13

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Colossal - Starts Friday, 4/28

Colossal - Starts Friday, 4/28

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Fri, 4/28 4:30, 7:15
Sat, 4/29 - Sun, 4/30 2:45, 5:15, 7:45
Mon, 5/1 - Tue, 5/2 4:30, 7:15
Wed, 5/3 1:30, 4:30, 7:15
Thu, 5/4 4:30, 7:15
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"The film is at once funny and haunting, a bizarre thrill-ride disguised as an indie drama, and among the most beguiling movies of the year." — Atlantic
Colossal - Starts Friday, 4/28

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work party girl who finds herself in relationship trouble with her sensible boyfriend, Tim (Dan Stevens), and is forced to move back to her tiny hometown to get her life back on track. She reconnects with childhood friend Oscar (Jason Sudeikis), a good-natured bar owner with a coterie of drinking buddies (Tim Blake Nelson and Austin Stowell), and resumes her drinking lifestyle.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, a larger-than-life creature begins attacking Seoul, South Korea on a nightly basis, captivating spectators around the world. One night, Gloria is horrified to discover that her every move at a local playground is being mimicked on a catastrophic scale by the rampaging beast. When Gloria's friends get wind of the bizarre phenomenon, a second, more destructive creature emerges, prompting an epic showdown between the two monsters.

Deconstructing the monster movie genre in wildly imaginative ways, writer-director Nacho Vigalondo (TIMECRIMES, EXTRATERRESTRIAL, OPEN WINDOWS) unleashes a fantastical tale that also triumphs as a wholly original and subversive romantic comedy. Featuring an empowering central performance by Anne Hathaway — playing a train-wreck fumbling toward redemption as she did in RACHEL GETTING MARRIED — COLOSSAL is that rare beast, the story of a woman battling for her survival and taking control of her own life in the shadow of two very different monsters on either side of the world.

'“Colossal” wrings a great deal of fun — and also some genuine terror, by no means all of it monster-related — from its blithely bizarre conceit." - New York Times

"Viewers who venture into this entertaining Godzilla-like send-up will also be singed by the pic's fiery breath." - Plugged In

"A woman finding her inner strength is inspiring. But a woman finding her inner giant monster who kicks butt — that’s just so cool." - Vulture

"In this observant, entertaining, wildly imaginative movie, just about everything has more than one meaning." - Washington Post

"Feeling for all the world like a Charlie Kaufman creation, this sci-fi movie is all over the map; it's constantly surprising, and yet it stays true to an emotional, human struggle." - Common Sense Media

R, 110 min.

Tomorrow - Starts Friday, 4/28 Tomorrow - Starts Friday, 4/28 Tomorrow - Starts Friday, 4/28

Tomorrow - Starts Friday, 4/28

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Fri, 4/28 4:00
Sat, 4/29 - Sun, 4/30 1:00, 4:00
Mon, 5/1 - Tue, 5/2 4:00
Wed, 5/3 1:00, 4:00
Thu, 5/4 4:00
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"Required viewing." — Variety
Tomorrow - Starts Friday, 4/28

TODAY, we sometimes feel powerless in front of the various crises of our times.

TODAY, we know that answers lie in a wide mobilization of the human race. Over the course of a century, our dream of progress commonly called “the American Dream”, fundamentally changed the way we live and continues to inspire many developing countries. We are now aware of the setbacks and limits of such development policies. We urgently need to focus our efforts on changing our dreams before something irreversible happens to our planet.

TODAY, we need a new direction, objective... A new dream! The documentary Tomorrow sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education. It offers constructive solutions to act on a local level to make a difference on a global level. So far, no other documentary has gone down such an optimistic road...

TOMORROW is not just a film, it is the beginning of a movement seeking to encourage local communities around the world to change the way they live for the sake of our planet.

Start small to grow big, and write a new story for the generations to come.

"An engaging, César-winning eco-socio-econo doc is an optimistic guide for avoiding the end of humanity....Cynicism gives way to admiration, and admiration can flare into inspiration." - Variety

 

"Its real triumph is its pervasive feeling of hope." - New York Times

 

"A forward-thinking take on addressing the demise of the human race, the French documentary "Tomorrow" swaps the usual handwringing doomsday prophesizing in favor of a decidedly more proactive approach." - Los Angeles Times

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, 4/30 11:00 a.m.
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"Masses of fun. A delicious crowd pleaser." — Time Out

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.

"Brilliant." - Evening Standard

"Fabulously funny, dazzling and finely tuned." - Radio Times

The Lion in Winter - Added Show

The Lion in Winter - Added Show

as part of Classics Night
Starlight Room Playing in the Starlight Room · 21+ Venue
Wed, 4/26 7:30sSOLD OUT
Sat, 4/29 12:15s
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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

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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"Ms. Netrebko put everything on the line during the great “letter scene,” in which Tatiana pours out her feelings while writing. Her distinctive sound, warm and sumptuous with a dusky cast, and her raw intensity combined to convey the longing and fear embedded in every phrase." — New York Times
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.

Call Her Applebroog Call Her Applebroog Call Her Applebroog 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

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Kedi - Ends Thursday, April 20

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 4/20 6:45
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"Enchanting." — New York Times
Kedi - Ends Thursday, April 20

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.

Frantz - Ends Thursday, April 20

Frantz - Ends Thursday, April 20

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Thu, 4/20 4:00
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“Astonishingly beautiful and inquisitive. it’s impossible to deny the sheer narrative sophistication.” — Indiewire
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Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war’s “lost generation”: Anna (21 year-old Paula Beer in a breakthrough performance), a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during trench warfare, and Adrien (Pierre Niney, Yves Saint Laurent), a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing flowers on Frantz’s grave. Adrien's presence is met with resistance by the small community still reeling from Germany’s defeat, yet Anna gradually gets closer to the handsome and melancholy young man, as she learns of his deep friendship with Frantz, conjured up in evocative flashbacks.

What follows is a surprising exploration of how Ozon's characters’ wrestle with their conflicting feelings - survivor’s guilt, anger at one’s losses, the overriding desire for happiness despite everything that has come before, and the longing for sexual, romantic and familial attachments. Ozon drew his inspiration from a post-WWI play by Maurice Rostand that inspired the 1932 film adaption by Ernst Lubitsch under the title Broken Lullaby. 

NYT Critics' Pick: "Lyrically seductive." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“Exquisite and haunting…one of the talented director Francois Ozon’s very best films.” - Dennis Dermody, Paper

"A richly imagined and superbly assembled period piece." - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter 

“Intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying.” - Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily 

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The Sense of an Ending - Ends Thursday, April 20

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"Maintains intrigue and emotional magnetism as its mystery unfolds." — New York Times
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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.

My Life as a Zucchini - Ends Thursday

My Life as a Zucchini - Ends Thursday

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Wed, 4/12- Thu, 4/13 4:30
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"Nothing short of a miracle." — Hollywood Reporter
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Nominee: Best Animated Feature! (Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards)
Dubbed into English

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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Personal Shopper - Ends Thursday

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“A dash of pure Hitchcockian brilliance.” — The Guardian
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Olivier Assayas, the internationally-acclaimed director of Clouds of Sils Maria and Summer Hours, returns with this ethereal and mysterious ghost story starring Kristen Stewart as a high-fashion personal shopper to the stars who is also a spiritual medium. Grieving the recent death of her twin brother, she haunts his Paris home, determined to make contact with him. R, 110 min.

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Beauty and the Beast - Ends Thursday

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Wed, 4/12 - Thu, 4/13 4:00, 7:00
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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.

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Hedda Gable - Final Showing Sunday

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Sun, 4/16 11:00
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"An invigorating production which forces us to see Ibsen's masterpiece with fresh eyes." — Guardian
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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).

"A Hedda unlike anything I have ever seen." - WhatsOnStage

"One of the performances and productions of the year." - Daily Telegraph

"A ferocious production." - Sunday Times

"Ruth Wilson brings a thrilling volatility to the title role." - Evening Standard

PTFF Presents: Women & Film

PTFF Presents: Women & Film

Film schedule and passes at www.ptfilmfest.com or (360) 379-1333.

The Port Townsend Film Festival presents their annual Women & Film series! 

Somehow PTFF Executive Director, Janette Force, was able to nab A Quiet Passion, a study of poet Emily Dickinson, for this year’s Women & Film before the New Yorker raved about it (“A masterwork”) in their March 9 issue. Passion kicks off a whole weekend of extraordinary independent films, by and about women, April 8-9.

All passes include your choice of 4 films screened daytimes at the Rose and Rosebud, a mixer with filmmakers on Saturday 5-6:30 at Taps at the Guardhouse, followed by a special screening of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. Akuyoe Graham who is flying in from Los Angeles will interview co-director Rita Coburn Whack on stage. There’s plenty of time for lunch with friends between films. 11 film professionals attending, along with Chicago restaurateur, Ina Pinkney, the subject of Breakfast with Ina.

Check out the trailer for Big Sonia here.
 

The Last Word

The Last Word

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In The Last Word, Shirley MacLaine is Harriet Lauler, a once successful businesswoman in tight control of every aspect of her life. As she reflects upon her accomplishment, she's suddenly inspired to engage a young local writer, Anne Sherman (Amanda Seyfried), to pen her life's story. When the initial result doesn’t meet Harriet's high expectations, she sets out to reshape the way she is remembered, with Anne dragged along as an unwilling accomplice. As the journey unfolds, the two women develop a unique bond which alters not only Harriet’s legacy, but also Anne’s future.

R, 108 min.

Singin' in the Rain

Singin' in the Rain

as part of Classics Night
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Sun, 4/2 1:45
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Singin' 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. 

Mr. Gaga

Mr. Gaga

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"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.

Get Out

Get Out

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Thu, 3/30 4:30, 7:30 Ends Thursday
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“’Get Out’ will scare you, make you laugh and perhaps make you uncomfortable. It’s supposed to." — Seattle Times

In Universal Pictures’ Get Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the- parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, Get Out is written and directed by Peele (Key and Peele) and produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, as well as Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, Bad Words), Edward H. Hamm Jr. (Bad Words) and Peele. The film also stars Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men series), Stephen Root (No Country for Old Men), Milton “Lil Rel” Howery (The Carmichael Show), Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Marcus Henderson (Pete’s Dragon) and Lakeith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton).

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Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening

Bolshoi Ballet: A Contemporary Evening

as part of Bolshoi Ballet
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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.

Lion Lion

Lion

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Thu, 3/23 4:00, 7:00 Ends Thursday
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Exerpt from www.rogerebert.com:

Lion sneaks up on you as it proceeds to pluck your heart strings with its little cat feet. Then, before you know it, tear ducts will be brimming and your entire being will be awash with incredible joy but also a splash of bittersweet sorrow. At least that is what happened to those around me during the course of this incredible true story about a five-year-old Indian boy named Saroo, whose life is changed in 1986 after being separated from his idolized older brother, ending up more than a thousand miles from his home and family.

Emotional triggers might arrive at several points during this decades-spanning tale of longing and loss that is also a mystery about an unknown past. For me, the killer moment was when the adult Saroo—in the form of a beefed-up Dev Patel, whose 2008 breakout film “Slumdog Millionaire” serves as a sort of companion piece to “Lion”—finally and somewhat guiltily confesses to his Australian adoptive mother, Sue, that he has been spending countless days doing research while seeking out his birth family via Google Earth. 

The reason for his secrecy? He did not want to hurt the two incredibly generous and supportive people who rescued him from a Dickensian existence filled with poverty, hunger and potential abuse after being taken to a big-city facility for homeless street children. Being adopted as an infant myself, I know that feeling all too well, which is why I still refer to my mother and father who raised me simply as “my parents,” with no qualifier.

But that is topped soon after by a revelation shared by Sue, a tower of maternal tenderness and immense devotion embodied by Nicole Kidman, who is excellent despite a distractingly awful curly red wig. She uses the occasion to finally explain to Saroo exactly why she and his father, John (David Wenham, best known as Faramir in “The Lord of Rings”), decided to adopt him. Kidman, herself an adoptive mother of two, delivers her words with such nakedly honest emotion, all the Kleenex in the world won’t stop the ensuing flood. 

Not that you need to be adopted to be so touched. After all, the primal fear of suddenly becoming lost and separated from those you care about most is a universal one. The first 40 minutes or so of “Lion” preys upon such anxiety, heightened by its visually poetic boy’s-eye-view camera work by Greig Fraser, in a way that anyone can relate.

What is truly amazing is that the lion’s share of the acting during this early stage is by a untrained newcomer, Mumbai native Sunny Pawar, who won the part after thousands of children were screen-tested. The kid is a natural, equal parts waif and rascal with an expressive face that perfectly reflects his state of mind from scene to scene while often not saying word. Nothing against Patel, who has grown immensely as a performer, but without the groundwork laid by little Sunny, “Lion’s ” onscreen roar would definitely be more than a bit muted.

In fact, the key relationship is the one the young Saroo shares with his adored older brother, Guddu (an engaging Abhishek Bharate), that is established right off the bat. While their hard-working single mother watches over their sister, the pair goes off to steal coal from trains to trade for milk. One night, Saroo begs Guddu to take him on his rounds as he sneaks onto empty trains for dropped money and other lost items. But they become separated after Saroo falls asleep on a station-platform bench. When he awakes, he panics after finding himself alone and boards a locomotive that suddenly begins to move and doesn’t stop until it arrives in the bustling city of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). 

Saroo can’t speak the local language—Bengali as opposed to Hindi—and he can’t even pronounce the name of his village correctly. Eventually, he is reduced to sleeping in tunnels and stealing food from public shrines. But somehow his innate street smarts kick in, allowing Saroo to survive long enough to be happily rescued from a potentially dire fate.

The later portion of the film that unfolds after Saroo is adopted can’t compete with such a compelling opening, but by then we are fully invested in what will happen to this now grown man. As Patel takes over the role, we see a bright and confident Saroo enroll in a hospitality course in Melbourne and fall for a fellow classmate (a mostly wasted Rooney Mara in supportive girlfriend mode). The one downside is when his parents also adopt a much more traumatized and distant Indian lad to be his new brother, a stark contrast to his deep trusting bond with Guddu. All it takes is a run-in with an Indian fried-dough treat known as jalebis served at a party to eventually ignite Saroo’s hunger to reconnect with his roots. 

That search requires Patel to brood, stroke his beard and obsessively sit in front of a computer as his apartment walls increasingly look like a detective’s patchwork paper-trail of photos and other clues to a puzzle—not exactly high drama. But all is forgiven when his memory clicks in and his hard work pays off beautifully. Let’s just say if you are human, there is no way that “Lion” won’t move you. 

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Kong: Skull Island

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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.

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Idomeneo

Idomeneo

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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.

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Logan

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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.

"Doesn't try to be a shoot-the-works, how-crazy-are-his-powers grand finale. It's a scruffy dystopian road Western that takes its time in a way that most slam-bang superhero movies don't." - Variety

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Saint Joan

Saint Joan

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Sat, 3/18 11:00
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"Gemma Arterton is electrifying." — Time Out

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.

"Arterton knocks it out of the Arc as Saint Joan." - Metro

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil
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Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

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Sun, 3/19 12:00
“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

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The Red Turtle

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 3/9 4:30, 6:45 Ends Thursday
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"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.

"A fable so simple, so pure, it feels as if it has existed for hundreds of years, like a brilliant shard of sea glass rendered smooth and elegant through generations of retelling." - Variety

"The Red Turtle practices a minor, gentle magic. It wants you to smile and say, “Ahh,” rather than gasp and say,'Wow.'" - New York Times

La Traviata

La Traviata

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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.

Antarctica: Ice and Sky

Antarctica: Ice and Sky

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Sun, 3/5 1:45
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"Spectacular…honors the French glaciologist who foresaw global warming." — The Observer
Antarctica: Ice and Sky

From Oscar-winning director Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) comes a stirring portrait of French glaciologist, Claude Lorius, whose groundbreaking research in Antarctica gave us the first clear evidence of man-made global climate change. 

Lorius discovered his destiny as a college student when he joined an expedition to Antarctica in 1955; land essentially untouched by scientific experiment. He would go on to participate in twenty-two expeditions during his long career, facing unforgiving conditions and brutal personal challenges that were rewarded with an amazing discovery: using ice cores thousands of meters deep, tiny air bubbles suspended in the ice reveal the composition of the planet’s atmosphere over nearly a million years. Through remarkable archival footage and stunning drone cinematography, Antarctica: Ice and Sky is an epic tale where science and adventure meet, equal parts contemplative memoir and an ardent call to action.

NR, 99 min.

Neruda Neruda

Neruda

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Thu, 3/2 7:15 Ends Thursday
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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.

Paterson Paterson Paterson

Paterson

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Thu, 3/2 4:30 Ends Thursday
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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.

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 3/2 4:00 Ends Thursday
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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

La La Land

La La Land

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Thu, 3/2 4:00s, 7:30s Ends Thursday
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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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The Salesman

The Salesman

Rose Theatre or Rosebud Theatre Playing in the Rose Theatre or Rosebud Cinema
Thu, 3/2 6:30 Ends Thursday
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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.

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Toni Erdmann

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.