Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing


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Thursday, July 12th
at 
6:30PM


Exhibition on Screen


Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Not Rated 

Directed by:  David Bickerstaff
 
Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary showcasing Van Gogh’s iconic works like never before and featuring exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh Museum.



I, Claude Monet


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Thursday, July 12th
at
1:00PM


Exhibition on Screen


I, Claude Monet

Running time: 1 hour 27 minutes

Not Rated 

Directed by:  Phil Grabsky
 
Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his Giverny garden, his humour, insight and love of life are revealed.
Told through Monet’s own words and shot on location at the very spots he painted, the film features his most loved paintings in an unforgettable, immersive art experience.



The Rocky Horror Picture Show


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Saturday, September 22nd
at 8:30PM

Saturday, November 3rd
at 8:30PM
20th Century Fox


The Rocky Horror Picture Show with shadow cast
featuring...THE RICH WEIRDOES

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Rated  R


Cast:  Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick
 
Due to its celebrated history of over 30 years of decadent delight,
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW has become the longest running, fully interactive audience participation film in the world!
However, there are many people who have never been to a live, interactive cinematic experience before... or have always wanted to and didn't know what to expect.
Well, here is a quick run-down of the three main components of what makes Rocky Horror so freakin' amazing:

1- The Film: "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (a.k.a. RHPS, Rocky Horror, or just "Rocky") is a film based on a musical made in the early 1970's in England.
If you know anything about British humor (see Monty Python, or Absolutely Fabulous), you'll know it's one of the most bizarre out there.
The original musical was a campy comedy making fun of all the horrible sci-fi and “B”-movies of the 1940's, 50’s and 60's: A variety of weird and naughty things happen to a nice, little Middle-American couple (Brad & Janet).
When they stumble upon an annual convention of aliens, all lead by a cross-dressing doctor bent on making himself a Frankenstein-style monster/playmate.
Depravity, singing, dancing, and eventually, mutiny round out the play. The play turned into a movie. The movie flopped. The movie started playing at midnight. People started showing up to it...

2- The Cast: The Rocky Horror experience is enhanced by what is know as a "shadow cast".
A shadow cast is a group of performers who study the film or video recordings for the sole purpose of adapting/interpreting it into a pantomime stage performance.
When done well, everything that goes on in the film is performed by live actors in perfect synch while the film or video plays above them.
Some performers focus on screen accuracy, hoping to make their costumes, makeup, choreography, gestures, etc. as much of a direct replica of what is pictured on the screen above them.
Others prefer to blend screen accuracy with their own quirks or improvisations, resulting in humorous, sometimes thematic, over-the-top interpretations of the film.

3- The Audience: Yes, YOU get to be part of the show:
Many audience members express themselves through attire: whether to mimic their favorite characters, elicit a reaction from fellow theater-goers, or to flaunt their own flavor of depravity.
Also, the audience (along with some painfully well-versed comedians on cast) participate in an ongoing litany of jokes, sight gags and other humorous banter.
Many of the jokes at a Rocky performance hail from a long tradition of burlesque ribaldry.
In other words, the jokes at a typical Rocky Horror performance tend to be a bit on the nasty/naughty/raunchy/un-politically correct side so, as a warning:

!!! - If you're not offended, we didn't do our job. - !!!

So, if you're prepared to let go of your inhibitions (even if only for one night), laugh at everything you've been told not to (including YOURSELF) and "let your freak flag fly," then you've come to the right place.
Really ... nothing is sacred ... nothing.



Yanni: 25th Anniversary - Live at the Acropolis Global Tour


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...to be announced


CineLIFE Entertainment



Yanni: 25th Anniversary - Live at the Acropolis


Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes

Not Rated 


Performers:  Greek keyboardist, composer, and producer Yanni accompanied by drummer Charlie Adams, violinist Karen Briggs, percussionist Michael "Kalani" Bruno, bassist Ric Fierabracci, Julie Homi and Bradley Joseph on additional keyboards, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Shahrdad Rohani
 
Yanni is a legendary performer & composer with an online audience of over 4 million fans, who has performed in over 30 countries on 5 continents at world famous venues including Acropolis of Athens, Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal, The Forbidden City (Beijing) and the Royal Albert Hall.
Originally captured at the Herodes Atticus Theatre in his native Greece, YANNI: LIVE AT THE ACROPOLIS relives Yanni's astounding 1994 performance with his own six-piece band and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – now digitally remastered in full HD and available for the first time on the big screen.
In addition to the concert film, there will be a special introduction by Yanni exclusively shot for the theatrical-only screenings at participating cinemas. 



The Beatles Yellow Submarine


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Wednesday, July 11th
at 6:30PM


Abramorama



The Beatles Yellow Submarine


Running time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Rated  G - appropriate for all ages


Cast:  Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
 
Once upon a time... or maybe twice... there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland...

YELLOW SUBMARINE, based upon a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, is a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love, and hope, propelled by Beatles songs, including “Eleanor Rigby,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “All You Need Is Love,” and “It’s All Too Much.”  When the film debuted in 1968, it was instantly recognized as a landmark achievement, revolutionizing a genre by integrating the freestyle approach of the era with innovative animation techniques.
Inspired by the generation’s new trends in art, the film resides with the dazzling Pop Art styles of Andy Warhol, Martin Sharp, Alan Aldridge and Peter Blake. With art direction and production design by Heinz Edelmann, 
YELLOW SUBMARINE is a classic of animated cinema, featuring the creative work of animation directors Robert Balser and Jack Stokes with a team of animators and technical artists.
YELLOW SUBMARINE was restored in 4K digital resolution by Paul Rutan Jr. and his team of specialists at Triage Motion Picture Services and Eque Inc.  The film’s songs and score were remixed in 5.1 stereo surround sound at UMG’s Abbey Road Studios by music mix engineer Peter Cobbin. Due to the delicate nature of the hand-drawn original artwork, no automated software was used in the digital clean-up of the film’s restored photochemical elements.  This was all done by hand, frame by frame.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yellow Submarine with us!



Oklahoma!


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Tuesday, July 17th
at 
6:30PM


CineLife


Oklahoma!

Running time: 3 hours

Not Rated 

Cast:   Maureen Lipman, Hugh Jackman, Josefina Gabrielle
 
Hugh Jackman stars in the multi-award winning Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma. Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road.




Kiss Me Kate


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Monday, July 16th
at
1:00PM

Thursday, July 19th
at 
6:30PM


CineLife


Kiss Me Kate

Running time: 2 hours 27 minutes

Not Rated 

Cast:    Brent Barrett, Rachel York, Nancy Kathryn Anderson
 
The first Broadway revival in nearly 50 years of the musical comedy masterpiece by composer Cole Porter and authors Sam and Bella Spewack not only enchanted critics and delighted audiences, but also went on to triumph as one of the biggest prize-winners of the 2000 season. Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare, “Kiss Me, Kate” recounts the backstage and onstage antics of two feuding romantic couples during a touring production of “The Taming of the Shrew.” Sparkling with 18 classic Cole Porter songs — including “Another Op’nin’, Another Show,” “Wunderbar,” “So in Love,” “Always True to You in My Fashion,” “Too Darn Hot,” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” — “Kiss Me, Kate” epitomizes the Broadway musical comedy at its irresistible best. Directed by Michael Blakemore, this 2000 Tony-winner for Best Revival stars Brent Barrett, Rachel York, Nancy Anderson, and Michael Berresse as the bickering couples whose offstage disputes ultimately entangle them with a pair of unexpectedly erudite gangsters and a megalomaniacal U.S. Army general.




Richard Rodgers: Some Enchanted Evening


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Tuesday, July 24th
at
1:00PM

Thursday, July 26th
at 
6:30PM

Thursday, August 2nd
at 
6:30PM


CineLife


Some Enchanted Evening: Richard Rodgers Tribute Gala

Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Not Rated 

Cast:    Gillian Anderson, Sally Burgess, Kim Criswell, Judi Dench, Lesley Garrett, Ruthie Henshall, Maureen Lipman, Claire Moore, Eliza Tarpey
 
This star-studded concert celebrates the centenary of the birth of legendary composer Richard Rodgers, whose contribution to musical theater was extraordinary (over 900 published songs, 40 Broadway musicals and several film scores). With Lorenz Hart and later Oscar Hammerstein II, he wrote Babes in Arms, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music, still among the most successful shows of all time. Directed by Simon Callow, this production features song, dance, and anecdotes featuring leading stars from both Broadway and London's West End!




King Lear


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Wednesday, July 25th
at 6:3
0PM

Tuesday, August 7th
at
1:00PM

Tuesday, August 14th
at 
6:30PM


CineLife


King Lear

Running time: 2 hours 36 minutes

Not Rated 

Cast:    Ian McKellen, Romola Garai, Frances Barber, Jonathan Hyde, Sylvester McCoy
 
Shakespeare's king (Ian McKellen) vows revenge when his daughters usurp his power.




The Merchant of Venice


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Wednesday, August 8th
at 6:3
0PM

Monday, August 13th
at
1:00PM

Thursday, August 16th
at 
6:30PM


CineLife


The Merchant of Venice

Running time: 2 hours 21 minutes

Not Rated 

Cast:     David Bamber, Peter De Jersey, Mark Umbers
 
The production transplants the setting of the film to Germany on the cusp of World War II and is similar to the milieu of Bob Fosse's Cabaret. Derbhle Crotty portrays Portia, while the play's most famous character, Shylock, is essayed by Henry Goodman.




Elaine Stritch at Liberty


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Wednesday, August 22nd
at 6:3
0PM

Tuesday, August 28th
at
1:00PM

Thursday, September 6th
at 
6:30PM


CineLife


Elaine Stritch at Liberty

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Not Rated 

Cast:      Elaine Stritch, Rick Borutta, Rob Bowman
 
Elaine Stritch's one-woman show which won her a 2002 Tony. Filmed in London, she traces her roots from The New School to Broadway star.




The Sleeping Beauty


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Tuesday, December 4th
at
1:00PM




CineLife


The Sleeping Beauty

Running time: 2 hours 

Not Rated 

Cast:      Iana Salenko and Marian Walter
 
"Sleeping Beauty" follows in its end the French version of Charles Perrault. At the baptism of Princess Aurora, the fairy Carabosse casts a spell. At her sixteenth birthday the curse is realized, Aurore pricks on a needle and falls into a deep sleep that will last a hundred years. Prince Désiré finally finds his way to Aurore's bed and her kiss awakens the princess. All for a classic ending: a wedding of fairy tales.
When she is finally released from a bad spell by the kiss of a young prince, the Sleeping Beauty awakes and is - despite a hundred years of sleep - always a beautiful young woman. The prince's love was simply stronger than the curse that haunts the princess. Staatsballett Berlin's artistic director, Nacho Duato, brings a new life to this classic, which is also 100 years old, and for which Tchaikovsky composed an unforgettable music.
This production demonstrates that Nacho Duato can also tackle classical ballets and dance on spikes successfully. More contemporary and at the same time enchanting this new production thanks to its sumptuous sets and costumes has been a huge success. The costumes and sets are signed Angelina Atlagic. They offer this fairy tale a more elegant setting than ever before.

The star couple Iana Salenko and Marian Walter dance Aurore and Désiré surrounded by the superb corps de ballet of Staastballett Berlin.




The Nutcracker


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Thursday, December 13th
at 6:3
0PM

Tuesday, December 18th
at
1:00PM

Thursday, December 20th
at 
6:30PM


CineLife


The Nutcracker

Running time: 1 hour 53 minutes

Not Rated 

Cast:      Iana Salenko and Marian Walter
 
After a long wait, the Staatsballett Berlin goes back to the Nutcracker, one of the most popular ballets in the world. Vasily Medvedev and Yuri Burlaka, two fine choreographers of the Russian tradition, developed this version based on the historical scenography and original choreography of 1892. The scenography and costumes were recreated from precious Russian archives.
This choreography, created for the world premiere by Lev Ivanov, is largely based on his recommendations. He gave this ballet its inimitable style which still influences the greatest contemporary choreographers.
Associated with the brilliance of contemporary dance, this production is a reconstruction conceived as a great fairy that reveals all its nostalgic charm and celebrates the spirit of Christmas. The music of Tchaikovsky, a true masterpiece, immediately evokes the fall of snowflakes and the scent of Christmas spices.




The Catcher Was a Spy


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Friday, June 22nd
through
Thursday, July 19th
at
10:00AM, 12:20PM, 2:40PM, 5:00PM,
7:20PM, 9:45PM



IFC Films


The Catcher Was a Spy

Running time: 1 hour 38 minutes

Rated R for some sexuality, violence, and language

Cast:     Paul Rudd, Jeff Daniels, Paul Giamatti, Sienna Miller
 
A remarkable slice of forgotten history...
This gripping, stranger-than-fiction espionage thriller brings to life the incredible true story of Moe Berg, the professional baseball player who became a World War II spy. A Jewish, Princeton-educated, multilingual catcher for the Boston Red Sox with a closely-guarded private life, the enigmatic Berg (Paul Rudd) was already a man of mystery when, in 1944, the US government’s wartime intelligence agency enlisted his services. His mission: go behind enemy lines in Europe to assassinate the Nazi’s chief nuclear scientist before the Germans develop an atomic bomb. Trading in his catcher’s mitt for a trench coat, Berg must rely on his formidable, steel-trap intellect in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse—with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. 



DOUBLE FEATURE!

Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing

Canaletto and the Art of Venice

SHOW TIMES


Tuesday, July 24th
at 
6:30PM


Exhibition on Screen


Vincent Van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing

Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Not Rated 

Directed by:  David Bickerstaff
 
Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary showcasing Van Gogh’s iconic works like never before and featuring exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh Museum.


Canaletto & the Art of Venice
at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Running time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Not Rated 

Directed by:  David Bickerstaff
 
The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences – Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle – to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain.



Frankenstein


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Thursday, October 25th
at 
6:30PM

Tuesday, November 6th
at
1:00PM


National Theatre Live


Frankenstein

Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Not Rated 

Cast:  Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller
 
Returning to international cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel...
Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development, and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale.



Love's Labour's Lost


SHOW TIMES


Wednesday, August 1st
at 
6:30PM

Sunday, August 19th
at
1:00PM


The Startford Festival


Love's Labour's Lost

Running time: 3 hours 

Not Rated 

Cast:  Ruby Joy, Mike Shara, Josue Laboucane, Tom Rooney
 
Four young men swear off women to devote themselves to learning – only to fall for four attractive newcomers. Shakespeare’s language reaches its most virtuosic heights in a vivacious comedy that will dazzle and delight. 



Timon of Athens


SHOW TIMES


Wednesday, August 8th
at 
6:30PM

Sunday, August 26th
at
1:00PM


The Startford Festival


Timon of Athens

Running time: 2 hours  32 minutes

Not Rated 

Cast:  Joseph Ziegler, Tim Campbell, Rodrigo Bellfuss, David Collins
 
Convinced of the essential goodness of humanity, the wealthy nobleman Timon ignores all warnings that his reckless generosity can lead only to ruin and disillusionment. Finding himself bankrupt at last, Timon seeks financial assistance from the flattering “friends” on whom he has bestowed so many extravagant gifts and such lavish hospitality.
When all refuse him, he throws one last party – one that heralds a dramatic change in his attitude to the world.



Romeo and Juliet


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Wednesday, August 22nd
at 
6:30PM

Wednesday, August 29th
at
6:30PM


The Startford Festival


Romeo and Juliet

Running time: 2 hours 52 minutes

Not Rated 

Cast:  Sara Farb, Antoine Yared, Wayne Best, Evan Bullung
 
Two families of Verona, the Montagues and the Capulets, have long been embroiled in a bitter feud – but despite their parents’ enmity, Romeo (a Montague) and Juliet (a Capulet) fall in love at first sight.
The sympathetic Friar Laurence marries them in secret – then, when Romeo is banished for his part in a fatal street brawl, conceives a daring scheme to reunite them. But for these two “star-crossed lovers,” love and death seem fated to entwine in a tragic embrace.



Beethoven 9th Symphony


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Thursday, July 12th
at
1:00PM

Tuesday, July 31st
at
6:30PM

Thursday, August 9th
at
6:30PM


Rising Alternative


Beethoven 9th Symphony

Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Not Rated
Sung in German, no subtitles needed


Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Performance By:  Vienna Philharmoniker with Annette Dasch, Mihoko Fujimura, Piotr Beczala, and George Zeppenfeld
 
There is perhaps no other musical ensemble more consistently and closely associated with the history and tradition of European classical music than the Vienna Philharmonic.  In the course of its over 160 year history, the musicians of this most prominent orchestra of the capital city of music have been an integral part of a musical epoch which, due to an abundance of uniquely gifted composers and interpreters, is widely regarded as unique.



IL VOLO : Una Notte Magica


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Thursday, August 30th
at
6:30PM


Rising Alternative


IL VOLO : Una Notte Magica -
In Concert with Plácido Domingo

Running time: 1 hour 46 minutes

Not Rated
Sung in various languages


Conductor:  Plácido Domingo
Performance By:  Gianluca Ginoble, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto
 
Una Notte Magica  was the name of the legendary concert performed in 1990 by three tenors – José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti — an now, 26 years later, Il Volo sings in Florence to commemorate that enchanting evening. This unique tribute event takes place in Piazza Santa Croce, accompanied by the great Tetro Massimo di Palermo Orchestra and conducted by Plácido Domingo himself.