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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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WILD TALES

R  |  2 hours 2 minutes

Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of WILD TALES cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover’s betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control.

Directed By

Damián Szifron

Written By

Damián Szifron

Cast

Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa

Language

Spanish with English subtitles

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IT FOLLOWS

R  |  1 hour 37 minutes

One of the most buzzed-about films of last year’s festival circuit, IT FOLLOWS is a terrifying new take on the teen horror genre. After a seemingly innocent sexual encounter leaves 19-year-old Jay plagued by nightmarish visions, she can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. Jay must somehow escape the unknown horrors that are only a few steps behind. With a riveting performance from up-and-comer Maika Monroe (LABOR DAY) and a strikingly ominous electronic score by Disasterpeace, IT FOLLOWS is an exciting follow up to filmmaker David Robert Mitchell’s THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER.

Directed By

David Robert Mitchell

Written By

David Robert Mitchell

Cast

Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto

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THE BREAKFAST CLUB – 30th Anniversary

R  |  1 hour 55 minutes

Join the Brat Pack for the 30th Anniversary celebration of THE BREAKFAST CLUB, the sensation that defined an entire generation of pop culture and became director John Hughes’ most memorable film. This exclusive release includes the completely re-mastered feature, never before seen on the big screen, plus a newly remixed bonus content featurette titled The Breakfast Club: A Retrospective. Featuring personal insights from cast members Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall, and John Kapelos as well as contributions from filmmakers Diablo Cody, Amy Heckerling and Michael Lehman, this featurette is a must see for all Jocks, Criminals, Basket Cases, Brains and Princesses.

Directed By

John Hughes

Written By

John Hughes

Cast

Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy

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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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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

From the creators of Flight of the Concords, this hilarious mockumentary was a hit with audiences at Toronto Film Festival’s Midnight Madness. Housemates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are trying to get by in modern society; from paying rent and doing housework to trying to get into nightclubs, they’re just like anyone else – except they’re immortal and feast on human blood. When their 8000-year-old roommate turns a 20-something hipster into a vampire, the guys must guide him through his newfound eternal life. In return, they are forced to learn a thing or two about modern society, fashion, technology, and the internet.

Directed By

Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

Written By

Jemaine Clement, Taiki Waititi

Cast

Jemaine Clement, Taiki Waititi, Jonathan Brugh

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DALAI LAMA AWAKENING + COMPASSION IN ACTION

Sacramento Premiere

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

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

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