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KILL THE MESSENGER – Advance screening

112 min | R
Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (THE BOURNE LEGACY) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation’s streets, and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua.

 

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/

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A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE – NT Live

NR  |  3 hours 0 minutes

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is presented by NT Live in association with the Young Vic theatre. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (LONE SURVIVOR, KILL YOUR DARLINGS) as Stanley, and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations) as Stella. As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.

Directed By

Benedict Andrews

Written By

Tennessee Williams

Cast

Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster, Vanessa Kirby

Official Site

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HENRY V – SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE ON SCREEN

NR  |  2 hours 58 minutes 

Shakespeare’s masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry’s campaign to recapture the English possessions in France. But the ambitions of this charismatic king are challenged by a host of vivid characters caught up in the real horrors of war. HENRY V celebrates the power of language to summon into life courts, pubs, ships, and battlefields within the ‘wooden O’ – and beyond. Jamie Parker, much loved for his performance as Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (2010), returns to his journey as Henry V.

Schedule

Tuesday 10/7 @ 6:00PM

 

Directed By

Dominic Dromgoole

Written By

William Shakespeare

Official Site

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TRACKS

PG-13  |  1 hour 42 minutes 

Adapted from Robyn Davidson’s deeply evocative memoirs and directed by John Curran (THE PAINTED VEIL), TRACKS tells the remarkable true story of a young woman (Mia Wasikowska, JANE EYRE) who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels, she sets off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she meets National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan (Adam Driver, THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU) who begins to photograph her voyage.

Directed By

John Curran

Written By

Marion Nelson, Robyn Davidson (book)

Cast

Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver

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NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC

NR  |  1 hour 18 minutes

Twenty years after the release of Nas’s groundbreaking debut album, NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC goes into the heart of his creative process. Returning to his childhood home, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences — from the music of his jazz musician father to the burgeoning hip-hop scene in New York City — and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 20. Featuring interviews with his ‘Illmatic’ producers and musical peers (including Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys), NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC is a thrilling account of his evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC.

Directed By

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Written By

Erik Parker

Cast

Nas, Fab 5 Freddy, Alicia Keys, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes

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A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE – NT Live

NR  |  3 hours 0 minutes

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is presented by NT Live in association with the Young Vic theatre. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (LONE SURVIVOR, KILL YOUR DARLINGS) as Stanley, and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations) as Stella. As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.

Directed By

Benedict Andrews

Written By

Tennessee Williams

Cast

Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster, Vanessa Kirby

Official Site

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MY LITTLE PONY: EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS

85 min | NR
Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, Fluttershy and their new band, The Rainbooms, battle their rivals in a musical competition in the all-new My Little Pony movie, EQUESTRIA GIRLS – RAINBOW ROCKS. As tensions mount between the competing musical acts, a reformed Sunset Shimmer realizes that the Rainbooms’ rivals may be something far more sinister than ordinary girls. They must call on Princess Twilight to return to their world and help them perform a musical counter-spell so that they can win a battle that now determines the fate of the entire school.

Schedule:
Saturday 9/27 @ 10:00AM
Wednesday 10/1 @ 7:00PM
Saturday 10/4 @ 10:00AM

 

Directed By
Jayson Thiessen, Ishi Rudell

Written By
Lauren Faust, Meghan McCarthy

Language
English Cast Includes
Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman

Official Site
www.hasbro.com/equestria-girls/en_us/

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DAVID BOWIE IS

100 min | NR
DAVID BOWIE IS takes audiences on an extraordinary journey through the groundbreaking exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. Described by The Times as “stylish & outrageous,” the exhibition features a remarkable collection of photographs, stage costumes, and other rare possessions from the David Bowie Archive – and will only make one US stop during its global tour. With fascinating insight into Bowie’s most memorable music videos, never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, and special guests including Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, and other collaborators, this exclusive cinematic event reveals the creativity and evolution of one the most influential artists of our time.

 

Directed By
Hamish Hamilton

Language
English

Official Site
davidbowie.com/davidbowieisfilm

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THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA – Royal Shakespeare Company

220 min | NR
Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy, captured live in HD from Stratford-upon-Avon. Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they both fall in love with the Duke’s daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia. With friendship forgotten, the rivals’ affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation.

 

Directed By
Simon Goodwin

Written By
William Shakespeare

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MEDEA – NT Live

NR  |  2 hours 30 minutes 

Helen McCrory (THE LAST OF THE HAUSSMANS) takes the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy MEDEA, in a contemporary new version adapted by Ben Power and complemented by music from art-pop duo Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, she left her home and bore two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace – before exacting an appalling revenge and destroying everything she holds dear.

Directed By

Carrie Cracknell

Written By

Euripides, in a new version by Ben Power

Cast

Helen McCrory, Michaela Coel, Danny Sapani, Cath Whitefield

Official Site