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THE LEGEND OF LOVE – Bolshoi Ballet

NR  |  3 hours

A splendid tale of forbidden love, self-sacrifice, jealousy, and suffering, THE LEGEND OF LOVE returns to the Bolshoi stage after a ten-year absence. Featuring dance movements, sets, and costumes inspired by the Middle East, this stunning ballet is one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works. The storyline explores the conflict between love and duty through its two heroines, Queen Mekhmene Banu and her young sister, Princess Shyrin. The Queen decides to sacrifice her beauty to save her sister from death, but later regrets her action when she is disfigured and Shyrin falls in love with the Queen’s own lover.

Directed By

Bolshoi Ballet

Written By

Arif Melikov (music), Nazim Hikmet (libretto), Yuri Grigorovich (choreography)

Cast

The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists, and Corps de Ballet

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OF MICE AND MEN

NR  |  2 hours 30 minutes 

Oscar nominee James Franco (127 HOURS, MILK) and Chris O’Dowd (BRIDESMAIDS, THE SAPPHIRES) star in the hit Broadway production OF MICE AND MEN, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship. Directed by Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway’s AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY), this moving masterpiece was nominated for two Tony Awards including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Chris O’Dowd.

Directed By

Anna D. Shapiro

Written By

John Steinbeck

Cast

James Franco, Chris O’Dowd

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DIAL M FOR MURDER in 3D – Hitchcocktober

115 min | PG
Yes, 3D! Hitchcock’s 1954 classic was originally shot in 3D, but rarely seen that way by moviegoers. The film has been restored for gorgeous high-resolution 3D digital presentation. British tennis pro Ray Milland suspects that his wealthy wife Grace Kelly is fooling around with handsome American Robert Cummings. Milland blackmails a disgraced former army comrade into murdering Kelly and making it look like the work of a burglar. But Milland’s carefully mapped-out scheme does not take into account the notion that Kelly might fight back and kill her assailant.

 

Directed By
Alfred Hitchcock

Written By
Frederick Knott

Language
English

Cast Includes
Ray Milland, Grace Kelley, Robert Cummings

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THE TEMPEST – Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen

169 min | NR
Imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, THE TEMPEST is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment. Exiled by his own brother, Prospero the Duke of Milan holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and the deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to shipwreck his brother on the island, his long contemplated revenge finally seems within reach. This spellbinding production was directed by Jeremy Herrin (Globe’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING) and stars Olivier Award winner Roger Allam (Globe’s HENRY IV, TAMARA DREWE).

Directed By
Jeremy Herrin

Written By
William Shakespeare

Language
English

Cast Includes
Roger Allam, Colin Morgan

Official Site
globeonscreen.com/

 

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AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA

97 mins. | Rated NR
AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today.

Directed by
Paola di Florio, Lisa Leeman

Written By
Paola di Florio, Lisa Leeman

Cast Includes
Anupam Kher (narrator), Deepak Chopra, Russell Simmons, George Harrison

Language
English

Official Site
www.awaketheyoganandamovie.com

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SKYLIGHT – NT Live

NR  |  2 hours 30 minutes 

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan star in the highly anticipated production of David Hare’s SKYLIGHT, directed by Stephen Daldry and captured live in London’s West End. On a bitterly cold London evening, a schoolteacher receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires. Carey Mulligan (THE GREAT GATSBY, AN EDUCATION) makes her West End stage debut in this thrilling revival of a pivotal British play.

Directed By

Stephen Daldry

Written By

David Hare

Cast

Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy

Official Site

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ST. VINCENT

112 min | PG13
Bill Murray is a singularly unlikely role model for an impressionable youth in ST. VINCENT, the feature debut from filmmaker Theodore Melfi. Forced to work long hours, single mother Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) has no choice but to leave her son in the care of their new neighbor, a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. As Vincent takes Oliver along his daily routine — the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar — their odd friendship blossoms and Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.
Directed By
Theodore Melfi

Written By
Theodore Melfi

Language
English Cast Includes
Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts

Official Site
stvincentfilm.com/

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FRANKENSTEIN – NT Live

NR  |  2 hours 30 minutes

National Theatre Live’s hit broadcast of FRANKENSTEIN returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. Directed by Academy Award winner Danny Boyle (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony), this thrilling production features Jonny Lee Miller (TRAINSPOTTING) as Victor Frankenstein and Benedict Cumberbatch (THE IMITATION GAME) as his creation. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development, and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

Directed By

Danny Boyle

Written By

Nick Dear, Mary Shelley (novel)

Cast

Jonny Lee Miller (Victor Frankenstein), Benedict Cumberbatch (the Creature)

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KILL THE MESSENGER

112 min | R
Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner leads an all-star cast in KILL THE MESSENGER, a dramatic thriller based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. After exposing the CIA’s role in arming Contra rebels in Nicaragua and importing cocaine into California, he becomes the target of a vicious smear campaign. Webb‘s investigation draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life. Directed by Michael Cuesta, the film also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, and Michael Sheen.

 

Directed By
Michael Cuesta

Written By
Peter Landesman, Gary Webb (book)

Language
English Cast Includes
Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Sheen

Official Site
www.focusfeatures.com/kill_the_messenger/