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THE SECRET OF KELLS – GKIDS Animated World

75 min | NR
Magic, fantasy, and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail in Oscar nominated animated film THE SECRET OF KELLS. The film features the voices of Brendan Gleeson (HARRY POTTER), Mick Lally, Evan McGuire and Christen Mooney. Young Brendan lives in a medieval outpost under siege from barbarians, but adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives, carrying an ancient but unfinished illuminated manuscript. To help complete the magical book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into an enchanted forest.

 

Directed By
Tomm Moore

Written By
Tomm Moore, Fabrice Ziolkowski

Language
English

Cast Includes
Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney

Official Site
www.gkids.tv/kells/

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A HARD DAY’S NIGHT – 50th Anniversary

92 min | NR
Just one month after their popularity exploded in the U.S., John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. The bandmates play wily, exuberant versions of themselves, capturing the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever. Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, A HARD DAY’S NIGHT reinvented the movie musical and exerted an incalculable influence on the music video, is one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time.

Trivia and prize giveaways at each screening – win an exclusive 50th Anniversary commemorative poster!

 

Directed By
Richard Lester

Written By
Alun Owen

Language
English

Cast Includes
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Official Site
janusfilms.com/harddaysnight/

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A BRONY TALE – Morgan Spurlock Presents

79 min | NR
Voice artist Ashleigh Ball has been the voice of numerous characters in classic cartoons such as Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, and Cinderalla. After voicing Apple Jack and Rainbow Dash for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, she had no idea she would become an Internet phenomenon and major celebrity to a worldwide fan-base of grownups. As Ashleigh delves into the Brony community, she begins to learn that there is more to this phenomenon than meets the eye. This documentary gives an inside view of the Pony fan-world, and an intimate look at the courage it takes to just be yourself…even when that means liking a little girls’ cartoon.

 

Directed By
Brent Hodge

Written By
Brent Hodge

Language
English

Cast Includes
Ashleigh Ball, Mike Bernstein, Jordan Downs

Official Site
www.bronytalemovie.com/

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HENRY IV pt. 2 – Royal Shakespeare Company

210 min | NR
King Henry’s health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that Hal is a worthy heir, believing him to be more concerned with earthly pleasures than with the responsibility of rule. Meanwhile, Falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops. Among the unwitting locals, opportunities for embezzlement and profiteering prove impossible to resist as Falstaff gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets. As the King’s health continues to worsen, Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend in Shakespeare’s heartbreaking conclusion to this pair of plays.

 

Directed By
Gregory Doran, Robin Lough (screen director)

Written By
William Shakespeare

Language
English

Cast Includes
Jasper Britton, Alex Hassell, Elliot Barnes-Worrell

Official Site
onscreen.rsc.org.uk/

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A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS – NT Live

210 min | NR
A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval), A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business, Jack McCracken discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax.

 

Directed By
Adam Penford

Written By
Alan Ayckbourn

Language
English

Cast Includes
Nigel Lindsay, Debra Gillett

Official Site
http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/45345-a-small-family-busin

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BEGIN AGAIN

104 min | R
A soul-stirring comedy from the writer/director of acclaimed music film ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN explores what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Songwriter Gretta (Keira Knightley) is left reeling after her long-time boyfriend (Adam Levine) lands a major record deal and leaves her behind. Her world takes a turn for the better when a disgraced record-label exec (Mark Ruffalo) sees her performing in a small club and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.

 

Directed By
John Carney

Written By
John Carney

Language
English

Cast Includes
Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld

Official Site
beginagainfilm.com/

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A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS – NT Live

210 min | NR
A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval), A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business, Jack McCracken discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax.

 

Directed By
Adam Penford

Written By
Alan Ayckbourn

Language
English

Cast Includes
Nigel Lindsay, Debra Gillett

Official Site
http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/45345-a-small-family-busin

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LA TRAVIATA – Royal Opera House

180 min | NR
Verdi’s tragic tale of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly presented in Richard Eyre’s production of LA TRAVIATA. Alfredo and the courtesan Violetta fall passionately in love, but Alfredo’s father Giorgio disapproves of their relationship. Giorgio convinces Violetta that she must leave Alfredo, for the family’s sake – not realizing that Violetta is very ill. Alfredo, distraught, believing that Violetta has left him out of self-interest, is enraged. When Violetta is on her deathbed Giorgio understands the extent her sacrifice. He confesses all to Alfredo, who is with Violetta as she dies.

 

Directed By
Richard Eyre

Written By
Giuseppe Verdi

Language
Italian with English subtitles

Cast Includes
Renee Fleming, Monika-Evelyn Liiv, Kostas Smoriginas

Official Site
www.roh.org.uk/productions/la-traviata-by-richard-eyre

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OF MONTREAL: THE PAST IS A GROTESQUE ANIMAL

87 min | NR
THE PAST IS A GROTESQUE ANIMAL is a personal, accessible look at Kevin Barnes, frontman of the endlessly versatile indie pop band of Montreal, whose pursuit toward making transcendent music at all costs drives him to value art over human relationships. As he struggles with all of those around him, family and bandmates alike, he’s forced to reconsider the future of the band and ask whether it’s all really worth it.

 

Directed By
Jason Miller

Cast Includes
Kevin Barnes, Dottie Alexander, James Huggins

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DRIVING MISS DAISY – Broadway

90 min | NR
Two of the world’s greatest living actors, Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones, star in the theatrical revival of of timeless American classic. Captured live in HD during the show’s recent sold out Australian tour, this cinema broadcast of DRIVING MISS DAISY tells the story of the decades-long relationship between an elderly Southern Jewish woman and her compassionate African-American chauffeur. Their iconic tale of pride, changing times, and the transformative power of friendship has warmed the hearts of millions worldwide.

 

Directed By
David Esbjornson

Written By
Alfred Uhry

Cast Includes
Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones