This Week: Thu 12/18 – Sun 12/21

Thursday, Dec 18th: 6:00
Friday, Dec 19th: 6:00
Saturday, Dec 20th: 6:30
Sunday, Dec 28th: 12:30
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Zero Motivation

The first feature film by Talya Lavie inspired by her mandatory military service as a secretary in the Israeli army. A dark comedy portraying the power struggles of three female secretaries at a remote army base in the Israeli desert during the course of one year, Zero Motivation describes the everyday drama in the private lives of young women. Lavie talks about ZM: "The movie is about love and disappointment, dreams and fears, friendship and loneliness and finding out who you are under an absurd set of rules. I intended to use the mandatory military service - a very local aspect of the Israeli culture - as a platform to tell a universal coming of age story."

Directed by Talya Lavie
In Hebrew with English subtitles
2014, 100 minutes

Thursday, Dec 18th: 8:00
Friday, Dec 19th: 8:00
Sunday, Dec 21st: 5:30
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Point and Shoot

Winner Best Documentary - 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film follows Matt VanDyke, a timid 26-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, who left home in Baltimore in 2006 and set off on a self-described "crash course in manhood." He bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a three-year, 35,000- mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East. While traveling, he struck up an unlikely friendship with a Libyan hippie, and when revolution broke out in Libya, Matt joined his friend in the fight against dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Two-time Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry tells this harrowing and sometimes humorous story of a young man's struggle for political revolution and personal transformation.

Directed by Marshall Curry
2014, 83 minutes

Saturday, Dec 20th: 12:00
General: $25, Student: $15

Met Opera: Live in HD - Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Master Singers of Nuremberg)

James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy-back at the Met for the first time in eight years-about a group of Renaissance "master singers" whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.

6h 0 minutes

Saturday, Dec 20th: 8:30
Sunday, Dec 21st: 3:45
Friday, Dec 26th: 6:00
Saturday, Dec 27th: 7:15
Sunday, Dec 28th: 2:30
Friday, Jan 2nd: 5:15
Saturday, Jan 3rd: 5:15
Sunday, Jan 4th: 2:30
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation

One of the most iconic and enduring human structures ever built, Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia is a unique and fascinating architectural project conceived by Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century. Commissioned by the Order of St. Joseph in 1882 and now more than 125 years after construction began, the basilica still remains unfinished. Sagrada celebrates Gaudi's vision and the continuing work of countless laborers, artisans, designers, and architects as they strive to complete the colossal project while delving into the mysterious process of artistic creation.

Directed by Stefan Haupt
in Catalan, Spanish, French, and German with English subtitles
2012, 90 minutes

Sunday, Dec 21st: 12:55
General: $25, Student: $15

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker

Music: Piotr Tchaikovsky
Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich
Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

On Christmas Eve, Marie's godfather, Drosselmeyer, gives her a strange toy: a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man. At midnight, when the celebrations are over, all the toys magically come to life. The nutcracker grows to human size and takes charge of the tin soldiers, flying to the rescue of Marie, who is threatened by the Mouse King and his mouse army.

Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann's story, The Nutcracker is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil.

This choreographic version, created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich, is full of romanticism and philosophical reflections on ideal love. Masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will enchant the whole family for the festive season, proving that one is never too young or too old to be swept away by The Nutcracker.

2h 20 minutes



Year End Appeal:

Here's our indie art and culture scorecard for 2014:
57 movie titles / 366 screenings, 3 filmmakers and Q&A,
5 classic films, 4 free outdoor movies, 7 silent films with live music,
11 Met Operas, 10 National Theatre plays, 4 Bolshoi Ballets,
14 special events, 6 free movie specials, 2 original theater productions,
40 WGXC radio shows, 3 gallery shows, Ongoing bench project,
Monthly open mics, Year-round youth programs,
a new sidewalk!

If you are able to make a donation this year, please consider supporting TSL!

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