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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

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TWELFTH NIGHT – Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen

NR  |  3 hours

Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, TWELFTH NIGHT is a moving comedy of loss and misplaced love, which includes some of the most exquisite songs Shakespeare ever wrote. The all-male Original Practices production, exploring the clothing, music, dance, and settings possible in the Globe around 1601, stars award-winning actors Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry. TWELFTH NIGHT’s sell-out performances from a hit run in London’s West End were captured live and are presented in HD for this exclusive cinema event.

Schedule

Tuesday 9/16 @ 7:00PM
Wednesday 9/17 @ 2:00PM*
*No 9/17 screening at The Tower Theatre

 

Directed By

Tim Carroll

Written By

William Shakespeare

Cast

Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry

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THE DROP

R  |  1 hour 46 minutes 

Tom Hardy stars in this gritty crime drama from Academy Award nominee Michaël R. Roskam (BULLHEAD). Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (GONE BABY GONE), THE DROP follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski through a covert scheme of gangster cash-funneling in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of Uncle Marv (James Gandolfini, in his final film performance), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.

Directed By

Michaël R. Roskam

Written By

Dennise Lehane

Cast

Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini

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LOVE IS STRANGE

R  |  1 hour 33 minutes

A multi-generational story of love and marriage, LOVE IS STRANGE depicts the delicate nature of two people trying to build a life together. Filmmaker Ira Sachs (KEEP THE LIGHTS ON) crafts the story Ben and George, played by Oscar nominee John Lithgow and Alfred Molina (AN EDUCATION), who upon returning from their honeymoon learn that Ben has been fired from his lifetime job at co-ed Catholic school. With no real savings to count on, the couple suddenly can’t afford their small New York City apartment and they are forced to call upon their tight-knit community of family and friends.

Directed By

Ira Sachs

Written By

Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias

Cast

John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei

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THE DROP – Advance screenings

R  |  1 hour 46 minutes 

Tom Hardy stars in this gritty crime drama from Academy Award nominee Michaël R. Roskam (BULLHEAD). Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (GONE BABY GONE), THE DROP follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski through a covert scheme of gangster cash-funneling in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of Uncle Marv (James Gandolfini, in his final film performance), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.

Directed By

Michaël R. Roskam

Written By

Dennise Lehane

Cast

Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini

Official Site

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DURAN DURAN: UNSTAGED

112 min | NR
Award winning cult filmmaker David Lynch directs this unique showcase of iconic British rock band Duran Duran, captured live in concert at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles. Directed with a kinetic visual intensity that makes it easily recognizable as a David Lynch creation, DURAN DURAN: UNSTAGED is unlike any concert–doc experience ever put on screen. Featuring performances of 18 of Duran Duran’s classics including “Hungry Like the Wolf,” “A View to Kill,” “Ordinary World,” and “Rio,” this dream collaboration presents the band’s energy and Lynch’s playful interventions on the grand scale they so uniquely merit.

 

Directed By
David Lynch

Cast Includes
Duran Duran

Official Site
duranduran.com/

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CHILDREN 404 – Eye on World Issues

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An essential and heartbreaking documentary which premiered at the prestigious Hot Docs film festival, CHILDREN 404 is an intimate look at the LGBTQ youth struggling against Russian leader Vladmir Putin’s anti-gay propaganda laws. In response to laws that forbid “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors,” activist Elena Klimova created Children 404, an online forum for Russian teens who have been harassed and alienated by a community obliged to tell them they are sick, sinful, and abnormal. Despite risks to their own safety in this dangerous climate, two Russian documentarians collect their anonymous stories of humiliation, discrimination, and courage.

Q&A

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Join us following the screening for a discussion with Ken Williams, Editor in Chief of GLBT News Network and SDGLN

 

Directed By

Askold Kurov, Pavel Loparev

Written By

Askold Kurov, Pavel Loparev

Language

Russian with English subtitles

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ROAD TO NINJA: NARUTO THE MOVIE

110 min | NR
Written and designed by the original creator of Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto, ROAD TO NINJA: NARUTO THE MOVIE dives into the past and takes viewers on a fateful adventure. Long ago, a mysterious masked shinobi unleashed the Nine-Tailed Fox onto the Village Hidden in the Leaves to spread chaos and destruction. But the Fourth Hokage and his wife sealed the beast into their newborn son Naruto to save the village, foiling the shinobi’s plan. Years later, Naruto and Sakura must prevent one of their mortal enemies from stealing the Nine-tailed Fox Demon sealed inside the young ninja.

 

Directed By
Hayato Date

Written By
Masashi Kishimoto (manga), Yuka Miyata

Language
English language dubbed

Official Site
www.elevenarts.net/th_gallery/naruto-roadtoninja/

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ROAD TO NINJA: NARUTO THE MOVIE

110 min | NR
Written and designed by the original creator of Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto, ROAD TO NINJA: NARUTO THE MOVIE dives into the past and takes viewers on a fateful adventure. Long ago, a mysterious masked shinobi unleashed the Nine-Tailed Fox onto the Village Hidden in the Leaves to spread chaos and destruction. But the Fourth Hokage and his wife sealed the beast into their newborn son Naruto to save the village, foiling the shinobi’s plan. Years later, Naruto and Sakura must prevent one of their mortal enemies from stealing the Nine-tailed Fox Demon sealed inside the young ninja.

 

Directed By
Hayato Date

Written By
Masashi Kishimoto (manga), Yuka Miyata

Language
English language dubbed

Official Site
www.elevenarts.net/th_gallery/naruto-roadtoninja/

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NOCTURNA – GKIDS Animated World

NR  |  1 hour 28 minutes
Winner of the Goya Award for Best Animated Film, NOCTURNA is a visually stunning and wildly inventive film that explores the mystery of the night in a sweeping nocturnal adventure full of interesting characters and dream-inspired landscapes. The story follows a young boy named Tim whose unusual discovery on the rooftop of his orphanage plunges him into the secret world of Nocturna. Inhabited by curious creatures who control the night, including a vast herd of guardian cats, this world is in grave danger – and unless Tim can help set things right, nighttime will never be the same.

Schedule
Carmel Mountain 12: Saturday & Tuesday @ 11AM; Thursday @ 3:30PM
The Tower Theatre: Saturday & Tuesday @ 11AM; Thursday @ 3:30PM

 

Directed By

Adria Garcia, Víctor Maldonado

Written By

Adria Garcia, Víctor Maldonado, Teresa Vilardell

Cast

Imanol Arias, Joe Lewis, Molly Malcolm