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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.

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THE PHARAOH’S DAUGHTER – Bolshoi Ballet

NR  |  4 hours 30 minutes 

With its exotic setting, impressive parades, spectacular variations and crowd scenes, this grand 19th-century Orientalist fantasy is one of the most remarkable productions in the Bolshoi’s repertoire. The plot of this lavish production is loosely based on Theophile Gauthier’s novel Le Roman de la Momie. French choreographer Pierre Lacotte was exclusively commissioned in 2000 by the Bolshoi Theatre to resurrect Marius Petipa’s mighty Egyptian fresco, brilliantly giving new life to this forgotten masterpiece.

Directed By

Bolshoi Ballet

Written By

Cesare Pugni (music), Jean-Henry Saint-Georges and Marius Petipa (libretto), Pierre Lacotte(choreography)

Cast

Svetlana Zakharova, Nina Kaptsova, Ruslan Skvortsov

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PULP: A FILM ABOUT LIFE, DEATH & SUPERMARKETS

NR  |  1 hour 30 minutes 

Chronicling the band’s 2012 farewell concert in their hometown of Sheffield, England, PULP: A FILM ABOUT LIFE, DEATH & SUPERMARKETS is by no means a traditional concert film or rock doc. As much a testament to the band as it is to the city and inhabitants of Sheffield, PULP weaves together their career-best performance, exclusively captured for this film, with man-on-the-street interviews and dreamy staged sequences to paint a picture much larger, funnier, and more life-affirming than any music film of recent memory.

 

Directed By

Florian Habicht

Written By

Jarvis Cocker, Florian Habicht, Peter O’Donoghue

Cast

Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey, Mark Webber

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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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MACBETH – Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen

From its mesmerizing first moments to the last fulfilment of the witches’ prophecy, Shakespeare’s gripping account of the profoundest engagement with the forces of evil enthrals the imagination. When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife become the instruments of their fate and kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing – first Banquo, his old comrade-in-arms; then, as the atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thickens, anyone who seems to threaten his tyrant’s crown.

Directed By

Eve Best

Written By

William Shakespeare

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THE LEGEND OF LOVE – Bolshoi Ballet

NR  |  3 hours

A splendid tale of forbidden love, self-sacrifice, jealousy, and suffering, THE LEGEND OF LOVE returns to the Bolshoi stage after a ten-year absence. Featuring dance movements, sets, and costumes inspired by the Middle East, this stunning ballet is one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works. The storyline explores the conflict between love and duty through its two heroines, Queen Mekhmene Banu and her young sister, Princess Shyrin. The Queen decides to sacrifice her beauty to save her sister from death, but later regrets her action when she is disfigured and Shyrin falls in love with the Queen’s own lover.

Directed By

Bolshoi Ballet

Written By

Arif Melikov (music), Nazim Hikmet (libretto), Yuri Grigorovich (choreography)

Cast

The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists, and Corps de Ballet

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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