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THE NUTCRACKER – BOlSHOI BALLET

NR  |  4 hours 

Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, THE NUTCRACKER is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil. This choreographic version, created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich, is full of romanticism and philosophical reflections on ideal love. Masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will enchant the whole family for the festive season, proving that one is never too young or too old to be swept away by THE NUTCRACKER.

Directed By

Bolshoi Ballet

Written By

Piotr Tchaikovsky (music), Yuri Grigorovich (libretto), Yuri Grigorovich (choreography)

Cast

The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists, and Corps de Ballet

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JOHN – NT Live

NR  |  2 hours 0 minutes 

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre brings their powerful new production to the National Theatre, captured live in HD by NT Live. Based on frank interviews conducted by DV8’s Artistic Director Lloyd Newson, JOHN combines spoken word and movement to create a touching and poignant theatrical experience. After years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive, John’s desire for a new life leads him to a place unknown by most. Hannes Longolf gives an intensely moving performance in this gripping real-life story. JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for ages 18+.

Directed By

Lloyd Newson

Written By

Lloyd Newson

Cast

Hannes Longolf, Andi Xhuma, Ian Garside

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WILD

125 min | R
Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon, director Jean-Marc Vallee (DALLAS BUYERS CLUB), and screenwriter Nick Hornby (AN EDUCATION) bring bestselling author Cheryl Strayed’s extraordinary adventure to the screen in WILD. After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction, and the destruction of her marriage, Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother (Oscar nominee Laura Dern) and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. As Strayed forges ahead on her rugged and emotional journey, the wild landscape maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.

 

Directed By
Jean-Marc Vallee

Written By
Nick Hornby, Cheryl Strayed (book)

Language
English

Cast Includes
Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffman

Official Site
howwilditwas.com/

FOXCATCHER

FOXCATCHER

144 min | R
From Oscar nominee Bennett Miller (CAPOTE, MONEYBALL) comes a searing true-life account of three men grappling with the American Dream. Led by transformative performances from Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo, FOXCATCHER tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont and Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz, who seizes an opportunity to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at du Pont’s lavish country estate. But du Pont’s mercurial personality and psychological gameplay begins to weigh heavily on Mark’s shaky self-esteem, undermining his abilities on the mat.

 

Directed By
Bennett Miller

Written By
E. Max Frye, Dan Futtermam

Language
English

Cast Includes
Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo

Official Site
sonyclassics.com/foxcatcher/

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LA BAYADERE – Bolshoi Ballet

NR  |  4 hours 45 minutes 

A key work in the classical ballet repertoire, LA BAYADERE is the story of impossible love set against the backdrop of a lush, mysterious India. When a beautiful dancer and a warrior meet in secret, they swear eternal fidelity. However when the High Brahmin, who is also in love with the dancer, overhears them, he rushes to reveal their secret to the Rajah. Marius Petipa’s choreography, here in a new scenic version by Yuri Grigorovich, is exquisite. Bolshoi principals Svetlana Zakharova and Maria Alexandrova bring the characters of this romantic ballet to life.

Directed By

Bolshoi Ballet

Written By

Ludwig Minkus (music), Marius Petipa and Sergei Khudekov (libretto), Marius Petipa (choreography), Yuri Grigorovich (new version)

Cast

Svetlana Zakharova, Maria Alexandrova

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EXPELLED FROM PARADISE

103 min | PG13
Directed by Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist) and written by Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), EXPELLED FROM PARADISE is the highly anticipated original theatrical feature project of these two critically-acclaimed creators. With Earth left in ruins following the Nano Hazard, most of humanity has abandoned the planet they once called home and rebuilt their digitalized minds into a society within the cyber universe of DEVA. But when DEVA’s central council detects unauthorized access of their mainframe, System Security Third Officer Angela Balzac is dispatched to the Earth’s surface to make contact with a local agent and uncover the hackers.

Directed By
Seiji Mizushima

Written By
Gen Urobuchi

Language
Japanese with English subtitles

Cast Includes
Rie Kugimiya, Shinichiro Miki, Hiroshi Kamiya

Official Site
www.aniplexusa.com/expelledfromparadise/

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EXPELLED FROM PARADISE

103 min | PG13
Directed by Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist) and written by Gen Urobuchi (Puella Magi Madoka Magica), EXPELLED FROM PARADISE is the highly anticipated original theatrical feature project of these two critically-acclaimed creators. With Earth left in ruins following the Nano Hazard, most of humanity has abandoned the planet they once called home and rebuilt their digitalized minds into a society within the cyber universe of DEVA. But when DEVA’s central council detects unauthorized access of their mainframe, System Security Third Officer Angela Balzac is dispatched to the Earth’s surface to make contact with a local agent and uncover the hackers.

 

Directed By
Seiji Mizushima

Written By
Gen Urobuchi

Language
Japanese with English subtitles

Cast Includes
Rie Kugimiya, Shinichiro Miki, Hiroshi Kamiya

Official Site
www.aniplexusa.com/expelledfromparadise/

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen

182 min | NR
Shakespeare’s teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM showcases some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry with its seriousness only fleetingly glimpsed beneath the dreamlike surface. Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius – but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia. When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies. Olivier Award winner Michelle Terry returns to the Globe, following her turns in Tribes (Royal Court) and Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Directed By
Dominic Dromgoole

Written By
William Shakespeare

Language
English

Cast Includes
Huss Garbiya, Tala Gouveia, Tom Lawrence

Official Site
globeonscreen.com/

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I DUE FOSCARI – Royal Opera House

NR  |  2 hours 35 minutes

A despairing father is torn between love for his family and duty to a corrupt city in Verdi’s searing early tragedy I DUE FOSCARI, starring Placido Domingo and conducted by Antonio Pappano. The two Foscari of the title are the city’s Doge, Francesco Foscari and his son Jacopo, who has been brought back from exile to face charges of treason. This taut, sombre drama provides the basis for one of Verdi’s most arresting early scores, not heard at the Royal Opera House since 1995 and newly presented in an acclaimed staging by the American director Thaddeus Strassberger.

Directed By

Thaddeus Strassberger, Antonio Pappano (conductor)

Written By

Giuseppe Verdi (music), Francesco Maria Piave (libretto), Lord Byron (play)

Cast

Placido Domingo, Francesco Meli, Maria Agresta

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THE LAST UNICORN with Peter S. Beagle

ONE NIGHT ONLY SCREENING EVENT
THE LAST UNICORN returns to movie theaters with a gorgeous new remastered 2k digital print! Join author Peter S. Beagle for a screening of the 1982 classic animated film, Q&A session, raffle, and book signing after the movie. Bring your own books from home or pick out something new from our special selection of LAST UNICORN books, DVDs, and tour-only merchandise. Costumes encouraged – and great ones rewarded!

ABOUT THE FILM:
Designed and animated by the same Japanese artists who became the core of Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli, THE LAST UNICORN is a bright, colorful tale of love and loss. Weary of being alone in the vast forest, unicorn Amalthea (voiced by Mia Farrow) begins to wonder if she’s the last of her kind. Following a rumor, she joins forces with feeble wizard Schmendrick (Alan Arkin) to look for the mystical Red Bull, a creature known to hunt and imprison unicorns. The film also features the vocal talents of Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, and Angela Lansbury.