This Week: Wed 9/03 – Sun 9/07

Thursday, Sep 4th: 7:00
Saturday, Sep 6th: 1:00
Adults: $22, Children Under 12: $15

National Theatre of London - NT Live
Live Simulcast: Medea

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides' powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she's left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day's grace. It's time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.
Tickets go on sale August 1st.

Directed by Carrie Cracknell
2014, 1hr 40 minutes

Friday, Sep 5th: 6:00
Saturday, Sep 6th: 7:35
Sunday, Sep 7th: 3:20
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Whitey: USA v. James J. Bulger

From Academy Award-nominated director Joe Berlinger, Whitey: USA v. James J. Bulger is a sweeping and revelatory documentary film that follows the trial of the infamous gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, using the courtroom action as a springboard to examine accusations of multi-faceted corruption within our nation's law enforcement and legal systems. Many who had followed the case for years had hoped that Bulger's trial in Boston, the town he brutalized for nearly three decades and where he faced a 33-count indictment, would serve as a coming to terms with Boston. Instead, as Whitey reveals, the truth remains elusive throughout the trial, as the prosecution and defense lay out their cases, the history of Boston law enforcement is revisited, and the victims look on in frustrated astonishment.

Directed by Joe Berlinger
2014, 107 minutes

Friday, Sep 5th: 8:00
Saturday, Sep 6th: 5:15
Sunday, Sep 7th: 1:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: The Last Sentence

Oscar-nominated director Jan Troell, one of Sweden's most acclaimed filmmakers, directs this biopic. Set against the backdrop of WWII, The Last Sentence is based on the life of crusading journalist Torgny Segerstedt, editor-in-chief of one of Sweden's leading newspapers, highlighting his one-man battle against Nazism and his country's policy of appeasement to Hitler. With Sweden caught between Nazi Germany and Stalin's Russia, the country's elites chose a policy of neutrality and compliance, with few daring to speak up against the evil around them. Among those who did, nobody was as loud and as uncompromising as Segerstedt (Danish star Jesper Christensen, Nymphomaniac: Volume 1, Melancholia), one of the most prominent Swedish journalists of the 20th century. In the eyes of many of his countrymen, his pen was far more dangerous than the Nazi sword. Amidst the political turmoil of the era, Segerstedt's own personal life took a dramatic and scandalous turn as he entered into a very public affair with Maja Forssman, the Jewish wife of his close friend, the newspaper's publisher.

Directed by Jan Troell
In Swedish with English subtitles.
2011, 124 minutes

Saturday, Sep 6th: 3:30
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Movie: Ida

From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes IDA, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation. 18-year old Anna (stunning newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska), a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naïve, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda (Agneta Kulesza), a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house, and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism. In this beautifully directed film, Pawlikowski returns to his native Poland for the first time in his career to confront some of the more contentious issues in the history of his birthplace. Powerfully written and eloquently shot, IDA is a masterly evocation of a time, a dilemma, and a defining historical moment; IDA is also personal, intimate, and human. The weight of history is everywhere, but the scale falls within the scope of a young woman learning about the secrets of her own past. This intersection of the personal with momentous historic events makes for what is surely one of the most powerful and affecting films of the year.

Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski
In Polish with English subtitles
2013, 87 minutes


Tuesday, Sep 16th: 7:00
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

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