Today: Sun 8/30

Sunday, Aug 30th: 6:15
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

The rags to riches story of Sophie Tucker, the iconic superstar who ruled the worlds of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the 20th century. Before Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, and Mae West, Sophie Tucker was the first woman to infatuate her audiences with a bold, bawdy, and brassy style unlike any other. Using all of "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas" 400-plus recently rediscovered personal scrap books, authors Susan and Lloyd Ecker take you on their seven-year journey retracing Tucker's sixty-year career in show business.

Directed by William Gazecki
2014, 1h 36 minutes

Sunday, Aug 30th: 4:30
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Classic Movie: Dustin Hoffmann presents Tosca's Kiss

"Touching and exhilarating... Bravissimo!" - The New York Times. Meet the inhabitants of the "Casa di Riposa" in Milan, the world's first home for retired musicians, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896. Director Daniel Schmid captures a world in which these wonderful opera singers re-live their triumphant roles. The real-life inspiration for the film Quartet, Tosca's Kiss is a touching and often hilarious film on the subject of aging and the power and timeless capacity of music to inspire. [Restored and re-released in 2014]

See the trailer here.

Directed by Daniel Schmid
1984, 1h 27 minutes

Sunday, Aug 30th: 6:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: A Master Builder

Directed by Jonathan Demme; written by Wallace Shawn, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen; created for the stage by André Gregory.

Written in 1892, the play chronicles the career and personal relationships of Halvard Solness, a man who has let nothing stand in his way. Demme has directed in a minimalist style which he describes as "an old -fashioned haunted house movie." The production was developed over a 14-year period and features Wallace Shawn, André Gregory, Julie Hagerty, Lisa Joyce, Larry Pine, Jeff Biehl, Emily Cass McDonnell.

"Wally Shawn at his most audacious." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times. "Madly, bitingly, chilling alive. Lisa Joyce is like a siren from the fjord - sexy and funny . . . a thrilling performance. It brings the genius of Ibsen to the screen in a way I never thought was possible." - David Edelstein, New York Magazine. 2015. 2h07m

The movie to be shown in Screening Room 2 [SR2]

See the trailer here.

Directed by Jonathan Demme
2015, 2h 7 minutes

Sunday, Aug 30th: 3:00
Member: $10, General: $12.50, Student: $7

Movie: Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Taymor's much heralded and sold-out production of A Midsummer Night's Dream was filmed at the Theatre For A New Audience in Brooklyn, New York in 2014. Of all Shakespeare's plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream is the most phantasmagorical, featuring fairies, spells, and hallucinatory lovers. Taymor turns out a production that's visually breathtaking, funny, sexy, and darkly poetic. With cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto (Argo, Frida) and music by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal, this is an immersive, inventive cinematic experience that was filmed during the show's highly acclaimed inaugural run. The feats of visual imagination are ingenious and plentiful, but beating at the centre of the film is an emotionally moving take on the deeper human aspects of this beloved tale.

See the trailer here.

At the New York premiere, Helen Mirren raved,

"This film gives a wide audience the great thrill of participating in what will become a legendary production of midsummer nights dream directed by the incomparable Julie Taymor, one of the great visionaries of American theater and film. If you love imagination, fantasy, wit and beauty, with a script by Shakespeare this film is for you."

Directed by Julie Taymor
2014, 2h 30 minutes


Saturday, Sep 26th: 1:00
Adults: $20, Students: $15

National Theatre of London - NT Live
Live Simulcast: The Beaux Stratagem

The 'Beaux': Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their 'Stratagem': to marry for money.

Lodged at the local inn, posing as master and servant, they encounter a teeming variety of human obstacles: a crooked landlord, a fearsome highwayman, a fervent French Count, a maid on the make, a drunken husband, a furious butler, a natural healer and a strange, turbulent priest.

But their greatest obstacle is love. When the Beaux meet their match in Dorinda and Mrs Sullen they are most at risk, for in love they might be truly discovered.

Directed by Simon Godwin
2015, 3 hrs minutes

Saturday, Oct 24th: 6:00
Member: $10, General: $12.50, Student: $7.50

BY Experience: My Fair Lady

The 1964 Academy Award® Winner for Best Picture is still considered one of the greatest musicals of all time. To commemorate, this timeless classic is returning to cinemas. With a new $1 million restoration - overseen by famed film historian and preservationist Robert A Harris, known for his work on Lawrence of Arabia, Spartacus, Vertigo, and The Godfather - My Fair Lady has never looked or sounded better.

Audrey Hepburn, in one of her most radiant roles, stars as Eliza Doolittle who finds herself at the center of a friendly wager between Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) and his companion, Colonel Pickering (Wilfrid Hyde-White). Can this desheveled Cockney flower girl find her voice and blossom into a proper lady? Follow along with your favorites songs and legendary performaces to be reminded why this film won 8 Oscars® including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. You won't want to miss the remastered beauty of this American classic.

Directed by George Cukor
1964, 3h 15 minutes

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