In TULLY, the third collaboration between director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody, Charlize Theron plays a suburban mom with two kids who’s about to give birth to her third. It would be hard to think of another movie that dug into the messy, overwhelming, how-the-hell-am-I-gonna-get-through-this aspects of motherhood the way that this one does. Theron’s performance is something to see. R, 96 min.
Michael And Dafna are devastated when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whorilwind of anger only to experience one of life's unfathomable twists, which rival the surreal military experiences of his son. "Funny and beautiful, truly profound." - Vanity Fair
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.
The iconic 60s musical about hippies in New York at the time of the Vietnam war comes to the Starlight. Directed by the late Milos Forman (1932 - 2018). Featuring all the classic songs: "Hair", "Let the Sun Shine in", "Aquarius", "I Got Life", "Easy to Be Hard", "Electric Blues", "Manchester" and more.
This beloved classic 1971 film plays on Mother's Day! Choreographed by Frederick Ashton, considered the founding father of British ballet, the classic tales of Beatrix Potter come to life with music performed by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera and dance performances by the Royal Ballet.
Another screwball classic from director Howard Hawks! Starring Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper. The pursuit of knowledge leads to the pursuit of love in this zany film. The plot revolves around eight professors working on an encyclopedia, including grammar expert Bertram Potts (Cooper). In performing some field research into slang terminology, Bertram meets nightclub performer "Sugarpuss" O'Shea (Stanwyck). Intrigued by her colorful language, Bertram asks for her help, but Sugarpuss is actually the one in need of help, as the police are looking for her.
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg 's exceptional life and career.
5/22, 8/21, 11/13
Free! A unique film experience, Meet Me at the Movies is designed for people with memory loss and their care partners, which can be enjoyed by all adults. Theme-based clips from classic and contemporary films are shown, followed by facilitated audience discussion; part of the Frye Art Museum's Creative Aging initiative, an offering of programs for adults to experience the rich potential of aging through engagement with the arts and connection with others. 90 min. Free tickets at the box office.
The 90s cult classic starring Alicia Silverstone comes to Late Night @ the Starlight! Socially successful Cher (Silverstone) is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai (Brittany Murphy) a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother (Paul Rudd) was right about how misguided she was -- and falls for him.
Starlight Classics Night! Jerry (Cary Grant) and Lucy (Irene Dunne) are a married couple who doubt each other's fidelity: Jerry suspects Lucy and her music teacher of spending an evening together, and Lucy is convinced Jerry lied about a business trip. When the jealous pair file for divorce, both rush into new relationships, but quickly realize their love never died.
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 FEET FROM STARDOM), WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.
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.
From acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh and based on the beloved novel by Willy Vlautin, comes LEAN ON PETE—a deeply moving story about love, loneliness, family, and friendship, told through the unique prism of one boy’s connection to a very special racehorse. Starring Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny and a breakout turn by Charlie Plummer.
Anton Chekhov's timeless tale of love, humor, theatre, longing and dashed dreams comes to vivid new life in this new adaptation. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss and more.
Dark matter, the deep sea and extraterrestrial life are just some of the phenomena we find most difficult to observe and understand. In THE MOST UNKNOWN, nine scientists from multiple disciplines meet each other for the first time in a series of encounters rooted in their work. By tossing scientists who'd never met into a petri dish of the filmmaker's own design, we learn something about what it means to dedicate one's life to questions we're not yet sure can be answered. 95 min.
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN has arrived, reintroducing two of the most beloved characters in children’s literature: the boy and his bear. This time, however, that boy is all grown up and played by Ewan McGregor, and it’s been a very long time since he’s seen his old friend Winnie the Pooh. But, as the now-adult Christopher Robin soon realizes, he could use a little more magic in his life, and he still has a lot to learn from his kindly ursine companion.
After a tragic riding accident, young cowboy Brady (Brady Jandreau), once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, is warned that his competition days are over. Back home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
From a screenplay by Sebastián Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, and based on Naomi Alderman’s book, the film follows a woman (Rachel Weisz) as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend (Rachel McAdams). Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
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.
9/29 & 10/7
National Theatre of London. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival. This new version of August Strinberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.
10/21 & 10/27
National Theatre of London. "Ian McKellan reigns supreme in this triumphant production!" - Daily Telegraph. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.
12/8 & 12/16
A National Theatre of London multi-award-winning drama! It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.