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3 Academy Award nominations including Best Actor. The critics are saying: "A deeply touching experience. Brendan Fraser gives the performance of a lifetime" and "The Brenaissance is here." From Darren Aronofsky comes THE WHALE, the story of a reclusive English teacher who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter. Starring Fraser in a comeback that inspired a six-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival, THE WHALE is a piercing, compassionate tale of grace and reconciliation. R, 117 min.
For the 18th consecutive year, ShortsTV presents the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 17th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 12th.
Academy Award Nominee: Best International Feature Film. Leo and Remi are two thirteen-year-old best friends, whose seemingly unbreakable bond is suddenly, tragically torn apart. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Lukas Dhont's second film is an emotionally transformative and unforgettable portrait of the intersection of friendship and love, identity and independence, and heartbreak and healing. PG-13, 105 min.
Grounded by its warm, tenderly melancholic approach, BROKER follows two brokers who sell orphaned infants, circumventing the bureaucracy of legal adoption, to affluent couples who can't have children of their own. After an infant's mother surprises the duo by returning to ensure her child finds a good home, the three embark on a journey to find the right couple, building an unlikely family of their own. Korean with subtitles. R, 129 min.
TURN EVERY PAGE explores the remarkable 50-year relationship between two literary legends, writer Robert Caro and his longtime editor Robert Gottlieb. Now 86, Caro is working to complete the final volume of his masterwork; Gottlieb, 91, waits to edit it. The task of finishing their life’s work looms before them. With humor and insight (a vigorous debate over Caro’s use of semicolons is a hilarious highlight), this unique double portrait reveals the peculiarities and professional joys of these two ferocious intellects at the culmination of their spectacular, shared journey. PG-13, 112 min.
Arthur Miller’s gripping parable of power and its abuse returns in an urgent new staging as "THE CRUCIBLE burns bright once more." A witch hunt is beginning in Salem. Raised to be seen and not heard, a group of young women suddenly find their words have a terrible power. As a climate of fear spreads through the community, private vendettas fuel public accusations and soon the truth itself is on trial. Part of the Theatre From London Series. 3 hrs.
Who can turn down the brown eyes of Marcello Mastroianni? Come downtown for Starlight Classics Night for a true romantic Italian romp. This fizzy classic won the Best Comedy award at Cannes the year it premiered, and we promise you'll leave laughing. A smoldering movie for a cool winter's night. NR, 108 min. Italian with subtitles. The Starlight Room 21+ Venue, ID required. Only 40 seats; advance tickets recommended.
Wagner’s soaring masterpiece makes its triumphant return to the Met stage after 17 years. Director François Girard unveils an atmospheric staging that weds his striking visual style and keen dramatic insight to Wagner’s breathtaking music. Tenor Piotr Beczała leads a supreme cast in the title role of the mysterious swan knight. Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series. 4 hrs, 55 min. Sung in German with subtitles.
Baritone Michael Volle stars as the caddish knight Falstaff, gleefully tormented by a trio of clever women who deliver his comeuppance, in Verdi’s glorious Shakespearean comedy. Maestro Daniele Rustioni conducts this brilliant ensemble cast. Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series. 3 hrs. Sung in Italian with subtitles.
A dream cast assembles for Strauss’s grand Viennese comedy. Soprano Lise Davidsen is the aging Marschallin, opposite mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as her lover Octavian and soprano Erin Morley as Sophie, the beautiful younger woman who steals his heart. Maestro Simone Young takes the podium to oversee Robert Carsen’s fin-de-siècle staging. Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series. 4 hrs, 45 min. Sung in German with subtitles.
Six-time Grammy Award–winning composer Terence Blanchard returns to the Met after his FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES triumphantly premiered with the company to universal acclaim in 2021. Bass-baritone Ryan Speedo Green is the young boxer Emile Griffith, who rises from obscurity to become a world champion, and bass-baritone Eric Owens portrays Griffith’s older self, haunted by the ghosts of his past. Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series. 3 hrs, 20 min.
Tony Award–winning director Ivo van Hove makes a major Met debut with a new take on Mozart’s tragicomedy, re-setting the familiar tale of deceit and damnation in an abstract architectural landscape and shining a light into the dark corners of the story and its characters. This star-studded cast is led by baritone Peter Mattei as a magnetic Don Giovanni, while sopranos Federica Lombardi, Ana María Martínez, and Ying Fang make a superlative trio as Giovanni’s conquests. Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series. 3 hrs, 15 min. Sung in Italian with subtitles.
One of opera’s most beloved works receives its first new Met staging in 19 years—a daring vision by renowned English director Simon McBurney that The Wall Street Journal declared “the best production I’ve ever witnessed of Mozart’s opera.” Nathalie Stutzmann conducts, with the pit raised to make the Met Orchestra visible to the audience and allow interaction with the cast. Part of the Metropolitan Opera Live Series. 3 hrs, 30 min. Sung in German with subtitles.