This Week: Wed 9/17 – Sun 9/21

Saturday, Sep 20th: 1:00
Adults: $22, Children Under 12: $15

National Theatre of London - NT Live
Live Simulcast: Streetcar Named Desire

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic's history, Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be broadcast live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC's Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) 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
2014, 3 hrs 0 minutes

Thursday, Sep 18th: 6:00
Friday, Sep 19th: 6:00
Thursday, Sep 25th: 7:45
Friday, Sep 26th: 7:45
Saturday, Sep 27th: 6:00
Sunday, Sep 28th: 1:00

Movie: Expedition to the End of the World

An epic adventure film for the 21st century, Expedition takes an irreverent, philosophical look at humanity and our effect on the world around us. On a three-mast schooner packed with artists, scientists and ambitions worthy of Noah or Columbus, a crew sets sail for the end of the world: the rapidly melting massifs of Northeast Greenland. Curiosity, grand pathos and a liberating dose of humor come together in this superbly styled film, where one breathtaking image after the other seduces the viewer into a world of almost alien beauty. A film conceived and brought to life on a grand scale, and featuring an extraordinary soundtrack that ranges from the majesty and uplift of Mozart to the violence and raw power of Metallica, Expedition is like a long-forgotten childhood dream, brought to life by grown artists, scientists, and philosophers.

Directed by Daniel Dencik
In Danish with English subtitles
2013, 90 minutes

Thursday, Sep 18th: 7:45
Friday, Sep 19th: 7:45
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Rocks in my Pockets

In the new animated gem, Latvian-born artist and filmmaker Signe Baumane tells five fantastical tales based on the courageous women in her family and their battles with madness. With boundless imagination and a twisted sense of humor, she has created daring stories of art, romance, marriage, nature, business, and Eastern European upheaval - all in the fight for her own sanity. Employing a unique, beautifully textured combination of papier-mâché stopmotion and classic hand-drawn animation (with inspiration from Jan Svankmajer and Bill Plympton), Baumane has produced a poignant and often hilarious tale of mystery, mental health, redemption and survival.

Directed by Signe Baumane
2014, 88 minutes

Saturday, Sep 20th: 6:00
Sunday, Sep 21st: 3:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: This Ain't No Mouse Music

Directed by Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling. Roots music icon Chris Strachwitz is a detective of deep American music - music that's the antithesis of the corporate "mouse music" dominating pop culture. Born a German Count, Strachwitz came to the US as a teenager in 1947. There he saw a film that would change his life forever: New Orleans, starring Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong. Since then, his life has been a relentless quest to track down and record the best of American roots music - New Orleans jazz, down home blues, Cajun, Zydeco, and Norteño. Strachwitz is the legendary founder of Arhoolie Records, the label that brought rural American music out of the shadows and into the limelight. From Texas to New Orleans, Cajun country to Appalachia, join Ry Cooder, Richard Thompson, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Michael Doucet, the Pine Leaf Boys, Flaco Jiménez, and the Treme Brass Band for a delightful hip-shaking romp, as Strachwitz continues his passionate quest for the musical soul of America.

Directed by Chris Simon & Maureen Gosling
2014, 93 minutes

Saturday, Sep 20th: 7:50
Saturday, Sep 27th: 2:15
Saturday, Oct 4th: 4:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: A Coffee in Berlin

Jan Ole Gerster's wry and vibrant feature debut A Coffee in Berlin, which swept the 2013 German Oscar Awards, paints a day in the life of Niko, a twenty- something college dropout going nowhere fast. Niko lives for the moment as he drifts through the streets of Berlin, curiously observing everyone around him and oblivious to his growing status as an outsider. Then on one fateful day, through a series of absurdly amusing encounters, everything changes. Shot in timeless black and white and enriched with a snappy jazz soundtrack, this slacker dramedy is a love letter to Berlin and the Generation Y experience.

Directed by Jan Ole Gerster
In German with English subtitles
2013, 88 minutes

Sunday, Sep 21st: 1:00
Saturday, Sep 27th: 4:00
Sunday, Oct 5th: 2:45
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Closed Curtain

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi bravely defies his 20-year ban on filmmaking yet again, and stunningly, he has created a masterpiece that not only lives up to his earlier, pre-ban work but surpasses it in many ways. In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a young woman fleeing from the authorities. Refusing to leave, she takes refuge in the house. But come dawn, another unexpected presence will change everything.

Directed by Jafar Panahi
In Farsi with English subtitles
2014, 107 minutes


Thursday, Oct 2nd: 8:00
Friday, Oct 3rd: 8:00

Movie: Man with a Movie Camera

A Memorable 1920s black & white silent film, accompanied by original music composed, and performed live, by musicians Claudia Bruce, Bryce Courbois, and Ogden Courbois.

An experimental 1929 silent documentary film about life as it is lived by Russian director Dziga Vertov, edited by his wife Elizaveta Svilova, this film is considered one of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era. Startingly modern, this film utilizes a groundbreaking style of rapid editing and incorporates innumerable other cinematic effects to create a work of amazing power and energy.

This playful film is at once a documentary of a day in the life of the Soviet Union, a documentary of the filming of said documentary, and a depiction of an audience watching the film.

Directed by Dziga Vertov
1929, 68 minutes

Saturday, Oct 4th: 7:00 pm
Member: $20, General: $25

Special Event: Hitchcock's "Marnie" with Film Historian John Epperson

Hitchcock fans will get a special look at the "Master of Suspense" when TSL presents the unique and knowledgeable film historian John Epperson and his take on Hitchcock's "Marnie," Saturday, October 4, 2014.

A film and stage actor, writer and producer, Epperson is best known for his Lypsinka persona that has earned him two Drama Desk nominations, the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Non-resident Production in D.C., and the L.A. Weekly Theatre award for best solo performance. Epperson will be returning to the Manhattan stage in November 2014 in "Lypsinka! The Trilogy." Epperson and Lypsinka are the subjects of an Emmy-winning television documentary for PBS.

The evening at TSL begins with wine and hors d'oeuvres from Carlucci Simons Catering at 7:00pm, then John's introduction to the screening of "Marnie," billed in 1964 as a "suspenseful sex mystery." This will be followed by a post-screening lecture, presentation and discussion. A delightful sweet prepared by baker extraordinaire Regina Simmons of Verdigris Tea & Chocolate will be served.

Epperson illustrates via amusing lecture and projected images how the virtuoso filmmaker used visual literacy, mise en scene, and submerged themes to tell his stories of intrigue and psychological thrills.

This will be an exciting, informative and fun evening of film with one of New York's most fabulous entertainers.

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