Monty Python Live (Mostly) from London’s O2 Arena
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Pre-Show: 6:30 p.m.
Show Begins: 7:00 p.m.
And now for something completely different (well, sort of)….
For the first time in more than three decades, comedy legends Monty Python will perform live on stage together this year. Broadcast from London’s O2 Arena, Monty Python Live (mostly) will play in cinemas around the globe. They’re practicing their silly walks, expecting the Spanish Inquisition and always looking on the bright side of life. The show promises ‘comedy, music and a tiny bit of ancient sex’. . At a combined age of just 358, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will once again perform some of their greatest hits, with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists. Monty Python are rightfully regarded as among the world’s finest-ever comedians. They influenced a generation and revolutionized comedy. Their eagerly awaited reunion promises to be among the biggest live events of 2014.
This will be a very popular event. Please plan to arrive in time for the pre-show to secure a seat.
Show Begins: 7:00
National Theatre LIVE: Medea by Euripedes
Thursday, September 4 – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 7 – 1:00 p.m.
A new version by Ben Power
Directed by: Carrie Cracknell
Starring: Helen McCrory
Music: Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp
Terrible things breed in broken hearts.
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.
Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) takes the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell, with music written by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.
Thursday 9/4: 7:00
Sunday 9/7: 1:00
NY FILM CRITICS SERIES: Hector and The Search for Happiness
The NY Film Critics Series presents live, interactive, pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcast interviews, and interactive Q&A with the stars and filmmakers. Moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine, and ABC’s Popcorn, with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of More Magazine, WOR Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show.
Cast: Simon Pegg, Christopher Plummer, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Toni Collette, Jean Reno, Veronica Ferres
Director: Peter Chelsom
Story by: François Lelord
Screenplay: Tinker Lindsay, Maria von Heland, Peter Chelsom
Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results.
Tuesday, September 16
Movie Begins: 7:30
National Theatre LIVE: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
Directed by: Benedict Andrews
Cast: Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster, Vanessa Kirby
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.
Royal Shakespeare Company - 2014 Summer Season: Two Gentlemen of Verona
Captured Live in HD from Stratford-Upon-Avon, England.
Sunday, September 28 – 1:00PM
Wednesday, October 1 – 7:00PM
THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
A live screening of the RSC’s new production.
Directed by: Simon Godwin
Valentine and Proteus are best friends until they both fall in love with the Duke’s daughter Silvia. But Proteus is already sworn to his sweetheart Julia at home in Verona, and the Duke thinks Valentine is not good enough for his Silvia. With friendship forgotten, the rivals’ affections quickly get out of hand as the four young lovers find themselves on a wild chase through the woods, confused by mistaken identity and threatened by fierce outlaws before they find a path to reconciliation.
Simon Godwin makes his RSC debut to direct Shakespeare’s exuberant romantic comedy. Simon is Associate Director of the Royal Court. His production of Strange Interlude recently played to critical acclaim at the National Theatre.
A Hard Day’s Night
Directed By: Richard Lester
Written By: Alun Owen
The year is 1964 and four young lads from Liverpool are about to change the world – if only the madcap world will let them out of their hotel room. Richard Lester’s boldly contemporary rock n’ roll comedy unleashes the fledgling Beatles into a maelstrom of screaming fans, paranoid producers, rabid press and troublesome family members, and reveals the secret of their survival and success: an insatiable lust for mischief and a life-affirming addiction to joy.
Janus Films has digitally restored the movie’s picture and hired Giles Martin – son of Beatles producer George – to remix and remaster its soundtrack for 5.1 sound systems at Abbey Road to mark the 50th anniversary of its premiere at London’s Pavilion Theatre.