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OF MICE AND MEN

NR  |  2 hours 30 minutes 

Oscar nominee James Franco (127 HOURS, MILK) and Chris O’Dowd (BRIDESMAIDS, THE SAPPHIRES) star in the hit Broadway production OF MICE AND MEN, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship. Directed by Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway’s AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY), this moving masterpiece was nominated for two Tony Awards including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Chris O’Dowd.

Directed By

Anna D. Shapiro

Written By

John Steinbeck

Cast

James Franco, Chris O’Dowd

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GETTING TO THE NUTCRACKER

GETTING TO THE NUTCRACKER goes inside the Herculean effort involved in gathering the resources, assembling the volunteers, casting the dancers, rehearsing and staging the performances of the classic ballet performed all over the world during the Christmas season. Director Serene Meshel-Dillman, a former dancer at the School of American Ballet and commercial television producer, presents an intimate, behind-the-curtain view of the dancers, teachers, and families at Los-Angeles based Marat Daukayev School of Ballet.

Directed By

Serene Meshel-Dillman

Written By

Serene Meshel-Dillman

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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

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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

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