This Weekend: Sat 11/22 – Sun 11/23

Saturday, Nov 22nd: 5:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: The Better Angels

At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation's greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Using glorious black and white cinematogra- phy to conjure an America where the land was raw, The Better Angels sheds new light on the formative years of the future president and the two women who molded him into one of the most revered men in American history. Based on 19th-century interviews with Lincoln's family members, the film is a beautiful, insightful, and brilliantly composed feature debut from producer Terrence Malick's longtime protégé

Directed by A.J. Edwards
2014, 1 hr 24 minutes

Saturday, Nov 22nd: 7:50
Sunday, Nov 23rd: 5:00
Friday, Nov 28th: 5:45
Saturday, Nov 29th: 5:00
Sunday, Nov 30th: 3:05
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Force Majeure

A film by Ruben Östlund. A critical favorite at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family - handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba, and their two blond children - on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

Directed by Ruben Östlund
English subtitles.
2014, 118 minutes

Saturday, Nov 22nd: 12:55
Saturday, Nov 29th: 12:55
General: $25, Student: $15

Met Opera: Live in HD - Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

The Met's effervescent production of Rossini's classic comedy - featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera - stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.

2 h 45 minutes

Sunday, Nov 23rd: 12:55
General: $25, Student: $15

Bolshoi Ballet: Pharaoh's Daughter

Music: Cesare Pugni Libretto: Jean-Henry Saint-Georges and Marius Petipa Choreography, sets and costumes: Pierre Lacotte Cast: Svetlana Zakharova (Aspicia), Ruslan Skvortsov (Lord Wilson) and Nina Kaptsova (Ramze, Aspicia's slave)
Premiered on May 5, 2000.

"La Fille du Pharaon" is the first great ballet by Marius Petipa, created in 1862 at St. Petersburg to a score by Cesare Pugni. This ballet was restaged in Moscow in 1864 by Marius Petipa himself and later Petipa's pupil Alexandre Gorski was to arrange it in his own manner. The great interpreters of this work are: Rosati, Kchessinska, Egorova, Pavlova, Karsavina, Spessivtseva.

The story takes us to Egypt where an English tourist and his servant take shelter from a storm within a pyramid containing the tomb of Aspicia, the Pharaoh's daughter. Lord Wilson smokes opium and falls asleep. In his imagination the beautiful Aspicia leaves her sarcophagus and transforms him into an Egyptian from a bygone era. There he has to undergo a wild adventure with the Pharaoh's daughter in order to obtain the hand of his beloved, until his inevitable awakening when reality must wipe out this beautiful dream.

2h 30 minutes


Saturday, Nov 29th: 7:30
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Silent Movie with Live Music: Buster Keaton's The General & Mike Schiffer

Orson Welles said that Buster Keaton's The General, made in 1926, is "the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made." As always, Keaton performs his own stunts, combining his prodigious dexterity, impeccable comic timing, and expressive body language to convey more emotion than the stars of any of the talkies that were soon to dominate cinema.

Our live accompanist for Outdoor Movies will be Mike Schiffer

Since 1968, Mike Schiffer has been entertaining Berkshire audiences - playing solo jazz piano, accompanying vocalists, and leading a variety of combos, from duos to septets.

Since 1968, Mike Schiffer has been entertaining Berkshire audiences - playing solo jazz piano, accompanying vocalists, and leading a variety of combos, from duos to septets.

Directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman
1926, 1 hour 15 minutes

Friday, Nov 28th: 8:00
Sunday, Nov 30th: 1:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: 1,000 Times Good Night

Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) is one of the world's top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the most dire landscapes, all in an effort to shed light on the real cost of modern war. But she's also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new combat zone. After a near-death experience chronicling the ritual of a female suicide bomber, husband Marcus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) levels an ultimatum: give up the dangerous profession or lose the family she counts on being there when she returns from each assignment. Yet the conviction that her photos can make a difference keeps pulling at Rebecca's resolve, making it difficult for her to walk away entirely. With an offer to photograph a refugee camp in Kenya, a place allegedly so safe that daughter Steph (Lauryn Canny) is allowed to join her, Rebecca comes face to face with just how much she risks each time she steps back into the fray.

Directed by Erik Poppe
French with English subtitles
2014, 111 minutes

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