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BIRDMAN

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A stylish favorite from the Venice, Telluride, and New York International Film Festivals, BIRDMAN is an exciting departure in style for Oscar nominee Alejandro González Iñárritu (BABEL). Michael Keaton stars as a washed up actor who once played an iconic superhero, now attempting to mount his own Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and his sanity. Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, and Andrea Riseborough also star in this strange, dark, and outright hilarious meta-comedy.

Directed By

Alejandro González Iñárritu

Written By

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo

Cast

Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone

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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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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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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 – 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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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