“One of the most audacious films ever made - in its grandiose vision, and in the cozy English way it’s expressed… The special effects show a universe that never existed until this movie was made, and the vision is breathtaking in its originality.” – Roger Ebert. A romantic, otherworldly whimsical fantasy about a RAF flyboy in limbo, waiting to get to heaven. Starlight Classics Nights always sell out, get your tickets early!
Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, and a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother. An absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked––and checkered––glory. R, 121 min.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.
Late Night @ the Starlight! The Danny Boyle classic from 1996 starring Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, and Kelly Macdonald in her acting debut.
Community Arts Film Series. Two vital films about outsider artists: 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. THE 100 YEARS SHOW captures the artistic life of 100-year-old Carmen Herrera, still vibrating with energy, whose canvases are only straight lines in two colors. 65 min.
Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, THE BREADWINNER is an inspiring and luminously animated tale about the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through dark times.Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom–and danger. PG-13, 94 min. Ages 11 and up.
Starlight Classics Night! Judy Garland is superb in this Vincente Minelli directed musical about a family in St. Louis. Featuring the songs "The Boy Next Door", "The Trolley Song", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and more. With romance, comedy and very big hats! 113 min.
3/24 & 3/25
A tremendous ballet broadcast from London's Royal Opera House. Shakespeare's tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon's adaptation with music by Joby Talbot. It received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.
LEANING INTO THE WIND: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY follows Andy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art. Not rated, 93 min.
Community Arts Film Series: The life and work of Robert Frank - as a photographer and filmmaker - are so intertwined that they’re one in the same. 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.
Standing tall at 4’8″, Sonia is one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Kansas City and one of the only survivors there who speaks publicly about her wartime experience. With an enormous personality that belies that horrors she endured, Sonia is the ultimate survivor. She's a diva in leopard print and high heels, who runs her husband's tailor shop. A true enigma, her joyful and unique influence spans generations and cultures. NR, 93 min.
In the Dutch countryside, a gaggle of refugee children, mostly from Syria, are students in Miss Kiet’s classroom. Smart, compassionate, keenly aware of the problems they’ve already lived through – she teaches them to speak Dutch, to talk the talk -- but more importantly, to walk the walk. Trust, patience, compassion, and humor are part of the lesson plan. The movie is a revelation. Her children are delightful, confounding, and thoroughly surprising. 115 min.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.
This hilariously wacky 1950 James Stewart comedy is a true delight. Elwood P. Dowd (Stewart) is a wealthy drunk who starts having visions of a giant rabbit: Harvey. His family begins to worry he's gone insane. In the process of trying to have him committed, his sister admits that she occasionally sees Harvey herself...
4/21 & 4/29
A National Theatre of London production. Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.
Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD. For the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met. Joyce DiDonato stars in the title role, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.
5/5 & 5/6
Hailed as ‘a masterpiece of 21st century dance' from English National Ballet, Akram Khan’s GISELLE comes to cinemas for the first time with Tamara Rojo dancing the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory. One of the greatest romantic ballets, it has been reimagined, and received rapturous 5-star reviews in London. 113 min.
6/2 & 6/10
National Theatre of London. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
9/8 & 9/9
Nat'l Theatre of London. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out? A "thrilling revival" (New York Times). Starring Sienna Miller.