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LOVE’S LABOUR’S WON – Royal Shakespeare Company

NR  |  2 hours 50 minutes

Shakespeare’s comic romance LOVE’S LABOUR’S WON plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived, and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins the day. Better known as Much Ado About Nothing, the play is performed under the title Love’s Labour’s Won, a name possibly given to it during Shakespeare’s lifetime. Christopher Luscombe directs the second of Shakespeare’s matching pair of comedies that rejoice in our capacity to find love in the most unlikely places.

Directed By

Christopher Luscombe

Written By

William Shakespeare

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DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER – Royal Opera House

NR  |  2 hours 20 minutes

Wagner’s first masterpiece DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER explores the themes of damnation and redemption that would fascinate the composer throughout his career. In this tale of a captain forced to sail the seas for eternity unless released by the faithful love of a good woman, and the lonely girl who longs to save him, Wagner created two unforgettable characters operating near the limits of human emotion. Tim Albery’s atmospheric modern-dress staging provides an ideal platform on which Bryn Terfel’s turbulent Dutchman and Adrianne Pieczonka’s visionary Senta will explore their passions and struggle to find salvation in a hostile world.

Directed By

Tim Albery, Andris Nelsons (conductor)

Written By

Richard Wagner

Cast

Bryn Terfel, Adrianne Pieczonka, Michael König

Language

German with English subtitles

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DALAI LAMA AWAKENING + COMPASSION IN ACTION

Sacramento Premiere
Join us following the screening for a Q&A with director Khashyar Darvich

 

Narrated by Harrison Ford, DALAI LAMA AWAKENING presents the profound and life-changing journey of innovative Western thinkers who travel to India to meet with the Dalai Lama. Born from over 500 hours of video shot over a 15 year period, the film is a Director’s Cut of Khashyar Darvich’s award-winning DALAI LAMA RENNAISANCE.

In the inspiring and thought-provoking COMPASSION IN ACTION, the Dalai Lama and some of the most innovative and revolutionary thinkers of our time explore the sources of unhappiness and happiness in our world. This film is a deeper exploration of the ideas presented in DALAI LAMA AWAKENING.

King Lear – On-The-Run 2014

KING LEAR – Stratford Festival

NR  |  2 hours 53 minutes 

The Stratford Festival presents extraordinary Shakespeare productions, from stage to screen. Four hundred years after it was written, KING LEAR resonates as never before. This powerful production of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy stars the incomparable Colm Feore in the role of a lifetime, directed by Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino. When an aging monarch resolves to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, he doesn’t expect the consequences. His reason shattered in a storm of violent emotion, with his very life hanging in the balance, Lear loses everything that has defined him as a king and thereby discovers the essence of his own humanity.

Directed By

Stratford Festival

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THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL – Advance screenings

122 min | PG
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available. Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia. Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.

Directed By
John Madden

Written By
Ol Parker

Language
English

Cast Includes
Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Bill Nighy

Official Site
www.foxsearchlight.com/thesecondbestexoticmarigoldhotel/

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LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST – Royal Shakespeare Company

NR  |  2 hours 45 minutes

Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow. The King and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years in order to dedicate themselves to a life of study. Soon after, the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting present them with a severe test of resolve. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers agree to submit to a period apart, unaware that the world around them is about to be utterly transformed by the war to end all wars.

Directed By

Christopher Luscombe

Written By

William Shakespeare

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THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE

NR  |  1 hour 54 minutes 

The final chapter of Naruto’s story unfolds in THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE. The moon has been moving dangerously close to Earth, and unless something is done the moon will disintegrate, showering the earth with gigantic meteorites. As the clock ticks towards the end of the world, Naruto must save the earth from this crisis.

 

Locations
Manville 12, The Tower Theatre, Gaslamp 15, Cal Oaks 17, Valley Plaza 16, Rohnert Park 16

 

Directed By

Tsuneo Kobayashi

Written By

Maruo Kyozuka

Cast

Junko Takeuchi, Chie Nakamura, Showtaro Morikubo

Language

Japanese with English subtitles

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LEVIATHAN

Golden Globe winner: Best Foreign Film__

R  |  2 hours 21 minutes

Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film, the latest drama from acclaimed Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev (THE RETURN) is an evocative, mythic drama and a daring critique of Putin’s Russia. In a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia, Kolya owns an auto repair shop right next to his family’s house. When the town’s corrupt mayor attempts to take away his business and his land by any means possible, Kolya unflinchingly fights not to lose everything he owns – including the beauty that has surrounded him from the day he was born.

Directed By

Andrey Zvyagintsev

Written By

Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev

Cast

Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov

Language

Russian with English subtitles

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SWAN LAKE – Bolshoi Ballet

NR  |  2 hours 40 minutes 

With Tchaikovsky’s famous lyrical score, SWAN LAKE depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried. At the palace, the royal family and their guests are gathered for Siegfried’s birthday celebrations, where he must choose a wife. Overcome by sudden awareness of his future responsibilities, he escapes into the night and meets a strange flock of swans by a magical lake. White swan by day, human by night, the beautiful Odette awaits an oath of true love to break the curse. The great legend of the enigmatic swan/woman is a universal and enchanting masterpiece of love, deception, and drama.

Directed By

Vincent Bataillon

Written By

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (music), Yuri Grigorovich (libretto & choreography)

Cast

Svetlana Zakharova, Denis Rodin, Artemy Belyakov, Igor Tsvirko

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THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE

NR  |  1 hour 54 minutes 

The final chapter of Naruto’s story unfolds in THE LAST: NARUTO THE MOVIE. The moon has been moving dangerously close to Earth, and unless something is done the moon will disintegrate, showering the earth with gigantic meteorites. As the clock ticks towards the end of the world, Naruto must save the earth from this crisis.

Attendees will receive a special commemorative Naruto film poster, while supplies last.

 

Directed By

Tsuneo Kobayashi

Written By

Maruo Kyozuka

Cast

Junko Takeuchi, Chie Nakamura, Showtaro Morikubo

Language

Japanese with English subtitles