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You Can’t Afford Not to go to the Movies

You Can’t Afford Not to go to the Movies

Word on the Street is: WEDNESDAY is the day to go out! So, we’ve moved FIVEDAY to Wednesday! Stop in to see Any Movie, Any Time on Wednesdays for just $5!

Make FIVEDAY your new weekly Habit…for family fun day, or the perfect date night!

A $2.50 Charge is added for all RealD 3D Movies.

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WEDNESDAYS ALL DAY.

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FilmWorks Forum: Fresh

FilmWorks Forum: Fresh

FilmWorks Forum in collaboration with the American Farmland Trust
SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2010

Directed by: Ana Sofia Joanes

FRESH” celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision of our food and our planet’s future. FRESH addresses an ethos that has been sweeping the nation and is a call to action America has been waiting for.

Following the screening: Panel discussion with leaders in the Hudson Valley farm and food movement.

American Farmland Trust
David Haight, New York Director of American Farmland Trust

Winter Sun Farms
Jim Hyland, President
farm2tablecopackers.com

Great Performances/ Katchkie Farm
Liz Neumark

Edible Hudson Valley Nancy Brannigan Painter

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Sunday, April 18th, 2010 at 11:30 am
Open to the Public Free of Charge

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FilmWorks Forum: Ghost Bird

FilmWorks Forum: Ghost Bird

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2011

FilmWorks Forum in collaboration with the Audubon Sharon presents a Feature Documentary filmed in the swamps of Eastern Arkansas
Directed by: Scott Crocker

Synopsis: Set in a murky swamp overrun with birders, scientists, and reporters, Ghost Bird explores
the limits of certainty, the seductive power of hope, and how one phantom woodpecker
changed a sleepy Southern town forever.

Q&A following the screening
with Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut

Mr. Comins is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford , and has worked in the bird conservation arena for the last 15 years. Patrick has deep Yankee roots. His family has lived in Connecticut since 1635, a legacy that strengthens his deep personal commitment to conserving the habitats and character of the state. He began his career with the Connecticut Audubon Society doing bird surveys on the coast at the McKinney NWR and then worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a biological technician at the Refuge. He has been with Audubon Connecticut as the Director of Bird Conservation for Connecticut since 2000, overseeing Connecticut ’s Important Bird Areas and other conservation programs.He is the principal author of Protecting Connecticut’s Grassland Heritage and President of the ConnecticutOrnithological Association and was the 2007 recipient of their Mabel Osgood Wright Award.

Open to the Public Free of Charge

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FilmWorks Forum: Human Terrain: War Becomes Academic

FilmWorks Forum: Human Terrain: War Becomes Academic

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012

A Special Screening of Award-Winning Film ‘Human Terrain’ with Filmmaker James Der Derian
Presented by the SALISBURY FORUM in collaboration with the FilmWorks Forum of The Moviehouse.

‘Human Terrain’is two stories in one. The first exposes a new Pentagon effort to enlist the best and the brightest in a struggle for hearts and minds. Facing long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military initiates ‘Human Terrain Systems’, a controversial program that seeks to make cultural awareness the centerpiece of the new counterinsurgency strategy. Designed to embed social scientists with combat troops, the program swiftly comes under attack as a misguided and unethical effort to gather intelligence and target enemies. Gaining rare access to war games in the Mojave Desert and training exercises at Quantico and Fort Leavenworth, Human Terrain takes the viewer into the heart of the war machine and a shadowy collaboration between American academics and the military.

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Sunday February 26, 2012 at 11:30AM

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FilmWorks Forum: MICHAEL

FilmWorks Forum: MICHAEL

18 Minutes, followed by Q&A

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 11:00 a.m.
Open to the Public, Free of Charge

In celebrating local filmmakers, we are proud to announce a free private screening at the Moviehouse of the film “Michael” directed by alum of Indian Mountain School, Hotchkiss, and most recently New York University, Harry Bainbridge

Shot entirely at Indian Mountain School, “Michael”, a short drama, chronicles the experience of one boy at a youth boarding school on September 11, 2001. A poignant investigation of society’s expectations of loss versus the real experience of it, the film is both personal and universal, drawing on the director’s autobiography to expose the surrealness felt by all in the immediate aftermath of tragedy. Michael must grapple with the ghost of his father, a man whom he never knew, but who defines him, and whose death before Michael’s birth in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing was publicly lamented, but privately withheld. Michael explores the experience of absence on an occasion that privileges those who know somebody who died’ over those who remain outsiders.

After the film the director and main stars of the film, Adam McKoy (Michael), and Lizzie Devlin (Claire), will hold a Q and A, followed by a reception. The screening and reception are free, open to all in the community, and all who come will receive a free DVD of the film.

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Saturday, December 1st at 11AM

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FilmWorks Forum: The Civic Life Project 2014

FilmWorks Forum: The Civic Life Project 2014

The Salisbury Forum/FilmWorks Forum collaboration with The Civic Life Project

SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING Drugs, Guns, Redemption & Edward Snowden: Stories from Young Filmmakers Exploring the Drug Culture, Gun Violence, Sexual Assault and NSA Surveillance.

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Admission: FREE

The Civic Life Project is an alternative to the standard High School Civics Class. The project is a collaboration with high school teachers, which allows educators to use filmmaking to transform the classroom into a laboratory for civics. The Civic Life Project brings professional journalists and filmmakers into the classroom to mentor students as they produce a short documentary film. By capturing the imagination of students, filmmaking offers a unique approach to education; where students discover that education can go beyond the classroom. The goal is to empower students, teaching them that they have a voice and the power to transform their community.

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FilmWorks Forum: Alive Inside

FilmWorks Forum: Alive Inside

1 Hr 45 Mins

A Special Screening
Sunday, November 9 – 11 a.m.
Sponsored by Senior Behavioral Health at Sharon Hospital and Filmworks Forum.

Five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia — many of them alone in nursing homes. A man with a simple idea discovers that songs embedded deep in memory can ease pain and awaken these fading minds. Joy and life are resuscitated, and our cultural fears over aging are confronted. Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.

A FREE Community Event.

Following the Screening
A Special Dementia Forum with Doctors from Sharon Hospital Senior Behavioral Health Unit.

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Showtimes:

Sunday, November 9 – 11 a.m.
Free of Charge. No Tickets Necessary

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FilmWorks Forum/Salisbury Forum:Kids For Cash

FilmWorks Forum/Salisbury Forum:Kids For Cash

Sunday, February 1, 2015.

Salisbury Forum and Filmworks Forum of The Moviehouse present:

Kids for Cash is a riveting look behind the notorious scandal that rocked the nation when it first came to light in 2009. Beginning in the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania elected a charismatic judge who was hell-bent on keeping kids in line. Under his reign, over 3,000 children were ripped from their families and imprisoned for years for crimes as petty as creating a fake MySpace page. When one parent dared to question this harsh brand of justice, it was revealed that the judge had received millions of dollars in payments from the privately-owned juvenile detention centers where the kids—most of them only in their early teens—were incarcerated. Exposing the hidden scandal behind the headlines, KIDS FOR CASH unfolds like a real-life thriller. In a major dramatic coup, the film features extensive, exclusive access to the judges behind the scheme. Now serving a 28 year sentence in federal prison, the former juvenile court judge at the heart of the scandal shares his ulterior motives.

Before the film: In a short video, Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT), who has made improving juvenile justice one of his legislative goals, introduced the film.
Screening was followed by a Q&A with Director Robert May

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FilmWorks Forum: The Civic Life Project 2015

FilmWorks Forum: The Civic Life Project 2015

A Special Presentation by The Salisbury Forum in Collaboration with FilmWorks Forum

Sunday, June 7 – Doors Open at 11:00 a.m. show starts 11:30 p.m.

Should marijuana be legalized in Connecticut? Why is there so much mistrust between police and minority youths? Can teenagers live without social media? What happens when they try to give up their cell phones and tablets for two weeks? Are many children being over-medicated for ADD and ADHD?

These are some of the complex and controversial subjects student film makers tackled this year under the Civic Life Project. Many of these high school juniors and seniors found their views changed when they started asking questions and getting answers.

Students at the Stamford Academy charter school had never really talked to a police officer before starting their documentary on police “Mistrust.” Housey students are finding out what life is really like for a gay, lesbian or transgender teenager. Another group is working on the controversial issues involved in teaching about religions in a public school.

Please join us to see these interesting and provocative films and hear from the student filmmakers on why they chose their subjects and what they have learned.

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Sunday, June 7 Doors Open at 11:00 a.m. show starts 11:30 p.m.
FREE: NO TICKET REQUIRED

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FilmWorks Forum: The Hudson: River at Risk

FilmWorks Forum: The Hudson: River at Risk

2 Hrs.

Sunday, August 16th – 11:30 a.m.

A FilmWorks Forum presentation of three important short films outlining the current risks facing our beloved river and its environs.

BOMB TRAINS ON THE HUDSON
THE LONG SHADOW OF INDIAN POINT
A BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS

Each film will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Filmmaker & Director Jon Bowermaster:

Panel participants include:
Jon Bowermaster: Filmmaker/Moderator
Ned Sullivan, President, Scenic Hudson
Didi Barrett, NYS Assemblymember
Cliff Weathers, Communications Director, Riverkeeper

Listen to WHDD’s Marshall Miles interview Jon Bowermaster & Ned Sullivan about this event.

For many years, the Hudson river, like so many waterways, was treated like an infinite waste barrel, a receptacle for poisonous chemicals, hazardous waste, trash of all descriptions. But in the past forty years, thanks to a committed group of environmentalists and their agencies (Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, Clearwater and more) the river has become markedly cleaner. While it is still an under-utilized natural resource, increasingly it is used by boaters, kayakers, even swimmers as a recreational playground. But the river, in the words of Riverkeeper’s John Lipscomb, has “had a foot on its neck” for more than one hundred years and still today, despite the efforts to clean it up, there are environmental risks and concerns.

Since it is our hometown river (Oceans 8 Films are headquartered here in the Hudson Valley), Bowermaster and his crew decided to take a closer look at several of the more prominent risks: – The boom in transportation of crude oil down the river by barge and rail car – The always-problematic aging nuclear power plant at Indian Point – The impact of the building of a replacement to the Tappan Zee Bridge and its ultimate teardown – the largest construction project in North America.

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SUNDAY, August 16: 11:30 a.m.

FREE TO THE COMMUNITY
NO TICKETS NECESSARY

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FilmWorks Forum: The Millionaires’ Unit

FilmWorks Forum: The Millionaires’ Unit

1 Hr. 45 MIns.

The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power

Sunday, January 17, 11:15 a.m.

Presented by The Salisbury Forum and FilmWorks Forum

Leading the Q&A after the screening will be co-producer and co-director RON KING. Joining Ron will be GEOFF ROSSANO from Salisbury and MARC WORTMAN from New Haven.

Cast: Bruce Dern, Kevin Joy, Dan Evans
Directors: Darroch Greer, Ron King
Writer: Darroch Greer

Seven years in the making and filmed on three continents, as well as locally at the Rhinebeck Aerodrome, this documentary tells the dramatic story of a group of Yale students motivated by patriotism, courage, and honor, joined the Navy at the outbreak of World War I, learned to fly, and went on to battle deadly U-boats over the Atlantic. They were the first to fly for America in WW1, some of them making the ultimate sacrifice.

Books by both Geoff Rosano and Marc Wortman will be available for purchase at the event by Oblong Books & Music.

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Sunday, January 17, 11:15 a.m.

FREE ADMISSION
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FilmWorks Forum: Most Likely to Succeed

FilmWorks Forum: Most Likely to Succeed

Sunday, April 3 – 11:00 a.m.

Writer/Director: Greg Whiteley
Cast: Scott Swaaley

After the screening there will be a panel discussion with:
Charles Noyes: Farm Curriculum and Programming Coordinator, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT.
Marcie Wistar: Middle and High school science teacher, Kildonan School.
Lisa Carter: Principal, Salisbury Central School
Sarah Sprague: Science Department Chair, Indian Mountain School
Ian Strever: Assistant Principa, Housatonic Valley Regional High School , Falls Village, CT
Matt Dilley: Science Deptartment Chair & Physics Teacher, Millbrook School
Amanda Ruhe: Science and Technology Teacher, Dutchess Day School
Sandra Charlap: Founder & Advisor for Edge, a self-directed, interdisciplinary learning program at The Kildonan School

The current educational system in the United States was developed a century ago during the rise of the industrial age and was once the envy of the world. However, the world economy has since transformed profoundly, but the US education system has not. Schools are attempting to teach and test skills, when mastered, that still leave graduates woefully unprepared for the 21st Century. After presenting this problem, the documentary focuses on the story of a school in San Diego that is completely rethinking what the experience of going to school looks like. As we follow students, parents and teachers through a truly unorthodox school experience, the audience is forced to consider what sort of educational environment is most likely to succeed in the 21st century?

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Sunday, April 3 – 11:00 a.m.

FREE OF CHARGE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

TICKETS NOT REQUIRED

Complimentary Refreshments will be served.

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FilmWorks Forum: One by One: The Teachings of Diana King

FilmWorks Forum: One by One: The Teachings of Diana King

Presented in collaboration with The Kildonan School

Sunday, April 24 – 11:00 a.m.

After the film: Lecture & Book Signing with Diana King, Founder of The Kildonan School

In 2005, Kildonan School co-founder Diana Hanbury King published the book One by One: Working With Dyslexia, The Story of Dunnabeck and Kildonan. In it, Diana discusses her stories of working with dyslexic students for over six decades. Now emmy Award winning filmmaker Harvey Hubell V has created a documentary chronicling King and her groundbreaking work.

“I have been teaching dyslexic students all my working life. This book is an account of my experiences, and of the thousands of teachers and students with whom it has been my privilege to work. While the students remain the same—endlessly fascinating in their ways of learning and failing to learn—other things have changed during the past sixty years.”—-Diana King

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Sunday, April 24:
11:00

FREE & Open to the Public – TICKETS NOT REQUIRED

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FilmWorks Forum: Civic Life Project 2016

FilmWorks Forum: Civic Life Project 2016

2 hrs

Sunday, June 12 – 11:30 AM

The Fourth Annual Presentation by The Salisbury Forum and FilmWorks Forum of The Moviehouse

Young filmmakers from our local high schools explore a variety of issues that impact teens, schools and communities in a presentation of short documentaries. A civic education is essential to the preservation and improvement of our democracy. This presentation will be a chance for each of us to model how an engaged community can talk and listen to each other with respect and without judgment.

The CIVIC LIFE PROJECT challenges students to learn about our democracy, discover their community and “find their voice” through the creation of documentary film.

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Special Presentation
Sunday, June 12 – 11:30 AM

FREE OF CHARGE
No Tickets Necessary

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FilmWorks Forum: SCREENAGERS - Growing Up in the Digital Age

FilmWorks Forum: SCREENAGERS - Growing Up in the Digital Age

Documentary & Panel Discussion
Sponsored by Indian Mountain School

Sunday, October 23, 11 AM

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

After the film there will be a panel discussion & Q&A about the topics presented.

Moderator: Jody Soja, Head of School at Indian Mountain

Thomas Miller, LCSW is a Clinical Social Worker/Therapist with over 15 years experience who provides individual, family, couples, and group therapy to people of all ages. He specializes in working with clients that are dealing with depression, anxiety, OCD, substance abuse, addiction in their family, school related behavioral problems, attention-deficit issues, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, clients that identify as LGBT, adoption/attachment issues.

Jay Barillaro is an IMS teacher in his 20th year teaching at independent schools. During that time, in addition to teaching and administrative positions, he has served as an Asst. Network Administrator and Web Developer. He has devised curriculum for teaching Latin in a 1:1 iPad classroom, and has used Canvas, EdModo, wiki-sites, and other on-line venues for collaborative learning. He currently teaches Latin and a coding elective at IMS.

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Sunday, October 23, 11 AM

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FilmWorks Forum:  BEING MORTAL

FilmWorks Forum:  BEING MORTAL

Sponsored by Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association and Sharon Hospital

Sunday, October 30, 11:30 AM

Following the screening, you are invited to stay for a discussion with health care professionals: Donna DiMartino, RN, MSN, Virginia Gold, LSW, Dr. Mark Marshall, DO, Donna Schmidt, RN & the Rev. Eileen Epperson

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.

Through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and family, Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced. Nursing homes, devoted above all to safety, battle with residents over the food they are allowed to eat and the choices they are allowed to make. Doctors, uncomfortable discussing patients’ anxieties about death, fall back on false hopes and treatments that are actually shortening lives instead of improving them. And families go along with all of it.

Donna DiMartino, Hospice Director, SVNA talked to WHDD’s Marshall Miles about BEING MORTAL recently. Click this link to listen in.

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Sunday, October 30, 11:30 AM

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FilmWorks Forum:  NEWTOWN

FilmWorks Forum:  NEWTOWN

Presented by Salisbury Forum in collaboration with FilmWorks Forum

Sunday, January 29, 11:30 AM

With post-screening discussion led by the film’s Producer & Director, Kim Snyder

Director: Kim A. Snyder
Music composed by: iZLER
Cinematography: Derek Wiesehahn

Twenty months after a horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., that took the lives of 20 elementary school children and six educators on Dec. 14, 2012, the small New England town is in a complex psychological tangle in the wake of yet another act of mass killing at the hands of a disturbed young gunman. The film provides access into the lives and homes of those who remain, all of whom have been indelibly changed by the events.

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Sunday, January 29, 11:30 AM

FREE OF CHARGE – NO TICKETS REQUIRED

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FilmWorks Forum: TRIBAL JUSTICE

FilmWorks Forum: TRIBAL JUSTICE

2hrs

Two judges, two tribes, one goal: restoring justice.

Sunday, March 26, 11 AM

With post-screening discussion led by the film’s Director, Anne Makepeace.

In Anne Makepeace’s new documentary, two Native American judges reach back to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities, and create a more positive future for their youth. By addressing the root causes of crime, they are providing models of restorative justice that are working. Mainstream courts across the country are taking notice.

Anne Makepeace has been a writer, producer, and director of award-winning independent films for more three decades. Tribal Justice, will premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February 2017, and will culminate in a national PBS broadcast later this year.

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Sunday, March 26, 11 AM

A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
TICKETS NOT REQUIRED

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FilmWorks Forum: Thomas Chapin - Night Bird Song

FilmWorks Forum: Thomas Chapin - Night Bird Song

Sunday, May 21, 11 AM

Sponsored by The Salisbury School

Produced, Written & Directed by: Stephanie J. Castillo

Destined to be among the great virtuosos of jazz, Thomas Chapin, an alto sax and flute master, was nearing the pinnacle of his meteoric rise when leukemia took him in 1998, at the age of 40. Fame and world recognition eluded him despite the mark he left on jazz n the ’80s and ’90s, but his passionate life, and incandescent music remain unforgettable to fans who knew him, and musicians who played with him. Today, his music is inspiring a new generation of artists and musicians who have discovered his legacy. This new documentary draws an intimate portrait of this musical explorer who transcended the boundaries of jazz and dissolved the distinctions between sound and music. This film ensures that he will no longer be only a footnote in jazz and his indelible mark will be made.

After the film: Two of the musicians featured - Peter McEachern and Mario Pavone, who both played with Chapin, will lead a community discussion and Q&A with the film’s Writer, Producer & Director – Stephanie Castillo.

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Sunday, May 21 – 11 AM

Admission FREE

No Tickets Necessary

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FilmWorks Forum/Salisbury Forum: The Civic Life Project

FilmWorks Forum/Salisbury Forum: The Civic Life Project

Sunday, June 11, 11:30 AM

The 5th Annual Presentation by The Salisbury Forum and FilmWorks Forum of The Moviehouse

Young filmmakers from our local high schools explore a variety of issues that impact teens, schools and communities in a presentation of short documentaries. The CIVIC LIFE PROJECT challenges students to learn about our democracy, discover their community and “find their voice” through the creation of documentary film.

The five films being presented on Sunday are:
1. Education Declined – How funding cuts affect the quality of education at one of the state’s premier magnet schools and why court orders prevent the school from adding more students even though it has a long waiting list of applicants.
2. The Magic of The Atom – How the nuclear power safety issue and the alternatives to fossil fuels are becoming entwined in the vagaries of the marketplace.
3. Pre-trial Detention – This film from the Stamford Academy charter school follows a fellow student who was jailed for three months before he even had a trial because he couldn’t make a $150,000 bail.
4. The Last Decision – In this film from Monument Mountain High School students explore how to prevent their friends from making the same mistakes that led to the death of a fellow student in a DUI accident.
5. The Dark Room – Students from Housatonic Valley Regional High School examine how society perceives mental illness and the stigmas associated with it. The film features a fellow student who suffered from depression. There are interviews with other patients and those working on their behalf.

These are provocative and well produced documentaries on important social and public issues. The student film makers will be on hand to discuss their projects.

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FilmWorks Forum: The Long Friday

FilmWorks Forum: The Long Friday

Sunday, June 25, 11 AM

In this FilmWorks Forum presentation you will see an excerpt of a new documentary film by local filmmaker Pamela Hogan, which will be followed by a talk, Q&A and community discussion moderated by Anne Makepeace with Pamela Hogan and two women featured in the film – Gudrun Jonsdottir and Elisabet Gunnarsdottir–joining us live via Skype from Reykjavik.

The Long Friday is the inspiring and little-known story of the women of Iceland who brought their country to its knees in a single day. On a crisp Fall morning in 1975, 90% of Iceland’s women walked off the job and out of their homes, refusing to work, cook or take care of the children from noon to midnight. Initially seen as a huge joke by many men, the meticulously planned collective action came to be known as the long Friday – a day that transformed the national narrative about the place of women in society and laid the foundation for Iceland’s proud title today as the world’s most gender-equal country.

The film will strike a chord with women everywhere whose feminist revolutions remain unfinished. Today, for the eighth year in a row, Iceland ranks #1 on the global gender-equality index – while the U.S. has dropped to a dismal #45. American women are participating in the workforce and heading households in greater numbers than ever before. Yet the gender wage gap amounts to as much as $1 million per woman over the span of a her career; and shockingly the U.S. is the world’s only industrialized country that does not guarantee paid parental leave.

Pamela Hogan is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker known for the series Women, War and Peace, and Looks Like Laury, Sounds Like Laury, named one of “The Best TV Shows of 2015” by The New York Times.

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FilmWorks Forum: Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

FilmWorks Forum: Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

A Discovery Channel Documentary
Sunday, July 23 – 11AM
Sponsored by Discovery & American Farmland Trust

Directed by: Susan Froemke and John Hoffman
Co-Directed and Produced by: Beth Aala
Produced by: Susan Froemke and Miriam Horn
Narrated by: Tom Brokaw
Based on the book by Miriam Horn (forthcoming from W.W. Norton in September of this year).

From America’s heartland come four unexpected warriors for a hidden but far-reaching conservation movement: a Montana rancher, two Kansas farmers, and a Louisiana fisherman. With a passion for the terrain that defines their identity, each has bridged long-standing divides—between rural communities and outside experts, people that work the land and federal bureaucrats— to preserve the landscapes that sustain their livelihoods. Discovery’s RANCHER, FARMER, FISHERMAN, shines a light on this unheralded movement and offers inspiring solutions to the challenges confronting America’s wild land and wildlife, fisheries and croplands. Weaving together the stories of four unlikely conservation heroes working in America’s heartland, working families cross political boundaries to arrive at real solutions for protecting the land and sea that define our country – and are crucial to all of our survival.

Following the screening David Haight, NY State Director – American Farmland Trust will lead a panel discussion and Q&A with:

John Hoffman, Director/Executive Producer Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman and EVP, Documentaries, Discovery.
Eric Pooley, SVP for Strategy and Communications – Environmental Defense Fund
Mark Doyle, Business Manager – Fishkill Farms
Jennifer Fimbel, Agricultural Educator & Ag Navigator – Cornell Cooperative Extension
Ben Dobson, Farm Manager, Stone House Farm & Director of OMRI

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Showtimes:

Sunday, July 23 – 11 AM

Admission: FREE -Tickets not required.

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The Met Live 2017-18 Season

The Met Live 2017-18 Season

2017
Oct 14: Mozart, Die Zauberflöte
Nov 18: Adès, The Exterminating Angel
Dec 9: Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel

2018
Jan 27: Puccini, Tosca
Feb 10: Donizetti, L’Elisir d’Amore – 12 PM
Feb 24: Puccini, La Bohème – 12:30 PM
Mar 10: Rossini, Semiramide
Mar 31: Mozart, Così fan tutte
April 14: Verdi, Luisa Miller – 12:30 PM
April 28: Massenet, Cendrillon

Learn more…

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Showtimes:

Saturdays at 12:55 PM (unless otherwise noted)

Tickets: General $26 / Gold Members $21

TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 19!

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Bolshoi Ballet 2017-18 Season

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-18 Season

October 22: Le Corsaire
LIVE FROM MOSCOW
Music: Adolphe Adam, Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky, Libretto: Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Joseph Mazilier

November 19: The Taming of the Shrew
Music: Dmitri Shostakovich, Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot, By: William Shakespeare

December 17: The Nutcracker
SPECIAL HOLIDAY ENCORE
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich, Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich

January 21: Romeo and Juliet
LIVE FROM MOSCOWNEW PRODUCTION!
Music: Sergei Prokofiev, Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky

February 4: The Lady of the Camellias
Music: Frédéric Chopin, Choreography: John Neumeier, By: Alexandre Dumas

March 4: The Flames of Paris
LIVE FROM MOSCOW
Music: Boris Asafiev, Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky, Libretto: Nikolai Volkov and Vladimir Dmitriev

April 8: Giselle
Music: Adolphe Adam, Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich, Libretto: Theophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges

June 10: Coppélia
LIVE FROM MOSCOW
Music: Leo Delibes, Choreography: Sergei Vikharev, Libretto: Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Leon

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Showtimes:

Sundays at 12:55 PM

Tickets: General $21 / Gold Members $16

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

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Exhibition on Screen: Season 5

Exhibition on Screen: Season 5

1hr 30mins

CANALETTO AND THE ART OF VENICE
Tuesday, Nov 21 & Sunday, Dec 3
An immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. Directed by David Bickerstaff.

DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS
Tuesday, Jan 23 & Sunday, Jan 28
This film allows up-close access to this 21st-century master and his two recent blockbuster exhibitions held at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Directed by Phil Grabsky and presented by Tim Marlow.

CEZANNE: PORTRAITS OF A LIFE
Tuesday, March 20 & Sunday March 25
One of the most talked-about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington. Directed by Phil Grabsky.

VINCENT VAN GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING
Tuesday, May 22 & Sunday, June 3
Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff.

I, CLAUDE MONET
Tuesday, June 19
Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Showtimes:

Canaletto
Tues, 11/21, 7PM & Sun, 12/3, 1PM

David Hockney
Tues 1/23, 7PM & Sun 1/28, 1PM

Cezanne
Tues, 3/20, 7PM & Sun 3/25, 1PM

Vincent Van Gogh
Tues, 5/22, 7PM & Sun, 6/3, 1PM

Claude Monet
Tues 6/19, 7PM

General $14/Members $12

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Met Live: Vincenzo Bellini, Norma

Met Live: Vincenzo Bellini, Norma

3hrs 4mins

NEW PRODUCTION!

Saturday, October 7 – 12:55 PM

The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.






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Saturday, October 7 – 12:55 PM

General $26 / Gold Members $21

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Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire

Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire

3hrs 35mins

LIVE FROM MOSCOW

Sunday, October 22 – 12:55 PM

Music: Adolphe Adam
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
Libretto: Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Joseph Mazilier

Amidst a bustling market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with the beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lanquedem decides to sell her to the Pasha. Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem complete with a magnificent awe-inspring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance allows enough dancing for nearly the entire company and made especially for those who seek miracles in theatre.


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Sunday, October 22 – 12:55 PM

General $21 / Gold Members $16

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Walk With Me

Walk With Me

1hr 28mins

MIND-BODY-SPIRIT Program Series

Friday, October 27, 7 PM

Directed by: Max Pugh & Marc J. Francis
Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch

Dr. Beth Gershuny

Before the Film: Psychologist & Meditation Teacher, Dr. Beth Gershuny, Founder & President of Izlind Integrative Wellness Center & Institute, Rhinebeck will lead the audience in a mini guided meditation.

After the Film: Stay for a discussion and Q&A with a panel of integrative healthcare practitioners from Izlind, facilitated by Dr. Gershuny.

“Slow down and breathe. The sun rises. Everything is calm and still. Life is beautifully serene as Benedict Cumberbatch’s composed, meditative voice reads an extract from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals. So begins Max Pugh and Marc J Francis’ (Black Gold, LFF2006) fascinating and immersive exploration of what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness. With unprecedented access to the famous secluded monastery of Plum Village in the South West of France, Walk With Me captures the daily routine and rituals of monks and nuns on a quest to develop a deep sense of presence. It is an insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness, living in the present and our attachment to material things – a welcome remedy to the stresses of city life and a world in turmoil.” -Laure Bonville

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Friday, October 27, 7 PM

Tickets: $14

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RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Saturday, October 28, 7 PM

Featuring music icons: Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, Redbone, Randy Castillo, Taboo

RUMBLE tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence.

Peter McEachern

After the film: Please remain for a discussion and Q&A led by Peter McEachern., Chair of the Music Department at Salisbury School and accomplished professional musician together with Renowned Musician, Composer & Producer Steve Ide (Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Empire Brass, Reverend Tor, Lorraine Nelson, David Grover).

Steve Ide

Many artists and musical forms played a role in the creation of rock, but arguably no single piece of music was more influential than the 1958 instrumental “Rumble” by American Indian rock guitarist and singer/songwriter Link Wray. “Rumble” was the first song to use distortion and feedback. It introduced the rock power chord – and was one of the very few instrumental singles to be banned from the radio for fear it would incite violence. Native American influence is an integral part of music history, despite attempts to ban, censor, and erase Indian culture in the United States. As the folk rock era took hold in the 60s and 70s, Native Americans helped to define its evolution. Father of the Delta Blues Charley Patton, jazz singer Mildred Bailey, guitar wizard Jimi Hendrix, and folk legend Buffy Sainte-Marie are among the many music greats who have Native American heritage and have made their distinctive mark on music history. Learn more…

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Saturday, October 28, 7 PM

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RSC LIve: Coriolanus

RSC LIve: Coriolanus

Sunday, October 29 – 1PM

Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the RSC’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.

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Sunday, October 29 – 1PM

General $21 / Gold Members $16

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NT Live: Follies

NT Live: Follies

book by James Goldman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Thursday, November 16, 7 PM

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

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Thursday, November 16, 7 PM

Tickets: General $21 / Gold Members $16

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Heal

Heal

1hr 46mins

MIND-BODY-SPIRIT Program Series

Friday, November 17, 7 PM

Featuring: Deepak Chopra, Bruce Lipton, Marianne Williamson, Michael Beckwith, Gregg Braden, Anita Moorjani, Anthony William the Medical Medium, and more.
Director: Kelly Noonan Gores

Dr. Beth Gershuny

Before the Film: Psychologist & Meditation Teacher, Dr. Beth Gershuny, Founder & President of Izlind Integrative Wellness Center & Institute, Rhinebeck will lead the audience in a mini guided meditation.

After the Film: Stay for a discussion and Q&A with a panel of integrative healthcare practitioners from Izlind, facilitated by Dr. Gershuny.

Gores’ documentary takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal. The latest science reveals that we are not victims of unchangeable genes, nor should we buy into a scary prognosis. The fact is we have more control over our health and life than we have been taught to believe. This film will empower you with a new understanding of the miraculous nature of the human body and the extraordinary healer within us all.

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Friday, November 17, 7 PM

General $14 / Members $12

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Met Live: Thomas Adès, The Exterminating Angel

Met Live: Thomas Adès, The Exterminating Angel

2hrs 27mins

AMERICAN PREMIERE

Saturday, November 18 – 12:55 PM

Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.




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Saturday, November 18 – 12:55 PM

General $26 / Gold Members $21

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FilmWorks Forum: Il Villaggio di Millbrook

FilmWorks Forum: Il Villaggio di Millbrook

Presented in partnership with Beartooth Film Productions
Sunday, November 19 – 11 AM

FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING

J Galassi

Join us after the film for a discussion with the filmmakers, moderated by Jonathan Galassi, President & Publisher – Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Two years in the making, “Il Villaggio di Millbrook” (“The Village of Millbrook”) is a beautifully filmed, sensitive documentary about immigration and assimilation in small-town America. It was the vision of Barbara Hanson Pierce, a longtime Dutchess County resident, who wanted to explore Millbrook’s Italian roots. The film grew out of Millbrook’s Museum in the Streets© project, a permanent, bi-lingual, historical walking tour of the village, which Pierce, as co-chair, shepherded to its opening in 2014. As a follow-up, she wanted to film the stories of some of Millbrook’s oldest families of Italian descent, whose ancestors came in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to work on the great estates.Through a combination of skillful camera work and seamless editing, the film interweaves historical photos with 15 moving and sometimes amusing interviews. It combines memory and nostalgia, and conveys a sense of the fabric of the community that united these Italian immigrants in their new country, as they adapted to this small village in upstate New York. The historical photos in the film were culled from a wide variety of places, including the Millbrook Historical Society, the Library of Congress, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Jonathan Robertson composed an original score.

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Sunday, November 19 – 11 AM

FREE – Tickets not Required

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Bolshoi Ballet: The Taming of the Shrew

Bolshoi Ballet: The Taming of the Shrew

2hrs 5mins

Sunday, November 19 – 12:55 PM

Music: Dmitri Shostakovich
Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
By: William Shakespeare

Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However, when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter. Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot brings out the wit, fast-paced athleticism and vibrancy from the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy. Principals Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov clash, challenge and eventually give themselves to one another.

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Sunday, November 19 – 12:55 PM

General $21 / Gold Members $16

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Exhibition on Screen: Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Exhibition on Screen: Canaletto and the Art of Venice

1hr 25mins

From The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Directed by: David Bickerstaff

Wednesday, November 21, 7PM & Sunday, December 3, 1 PM

Exhibition on Screen open its fifth season with an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto.

The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences – Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle – to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain.

Cinema-goers will embark on their very own 21st century Grand Tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their 18th century counterparts and immortalised in Canaletto’s views – from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, the film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him.

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Wednesday, November 21, 7PM
Sunday, December 3, 1 PM

Ticket $14 / Members $12

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NT Live: Young Marx

NT Live: Young Marx

Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Thursday, December 7, 7 PM

Directed by: Nicholas Hytner, reuniting the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.
Starring: Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.
Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway.

But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

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Thursday, December 7, 7 PM

Tickets: General $21 / Gold Members $16

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Royal Ballet: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Royal Ballet: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

2hrs 50 minutes with two intermissions

Wednesday, December 13, 7PM
From the Royal Opera House, London

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Joby Talbot
Conductor: Koen Kessels

Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.

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Wednesday, December 13, 7PM

General $21 / Gold Members $16

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FilmWorks Forum: A Plastic Ocean

FilmWorks Forum: A Plastic Ocean

Presented by Salisbury Forum

Sunday, January 21 – 11:30 AM

When producer Jo Ruxton joined an expedition to the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the North Pacific Gyre, 1500 miles off the coast of San Francisco, to ascertain its impact and discovered free-floating microplastics instead of an anticipated solid mass that could be contained, Jo knew she had to begin the film that would become A Plastic Ocean.

The problem of plastic pollution is growing exponentially every year; we are producing more than 300 million tons of plastic, half of this is designed for single use, and each year around 8 million tons of it ends up in our oceans. We can solve this problem and we can do it by educating and engaging everyone in a conversation to rethink plastic. Plastic Oceans is working to change the way we deal with plastic waste by challenging society’s perception that this indestructible substance can be treated as ‘disposable’. Plastic Oceans Foundation engages people of all ages, in all social situations, to understand the danger of continuing to perceive plastic to be disposable. Once they become aware of the ultimate threat to human health, it will become a personal choice to prevent plastic waste from entering the environment.

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Sunday, January 21 – 11:30 AM

Free FilmWorks Forum Event
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NTLive Encore: Hamlet

NTLive Encore: Hamlet

3 Hrs. 30 Mins Includes Intermission

Thursday, March 8, 7 PM

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch
Directed by: Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica)

Cumberbatch, star of BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre, takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.


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Thursday, March 8, 7 PM

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RSC Live: Twelfth Night

RSC Live: Twelfth Night

Sunday, March 11 – 1PM

Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of “the whirligig of time”, with Adrian Edmondson (Bottom, The Young Ones) in the role of Malvolio and Kara Tointon (ITV’s Mr Selfridge and Sound of Music Live!) in the role of Olivia.

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister…

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Sunday, March 11 – 1PM

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Nt Live: Julius Caesar

Nt Live: Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare
Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7 PM

Nicholas Hytner directs a new take on the Shakespeare classic

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony.
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

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Thursday, March 22, 7 PM

Tickets: General $21 / Gold Members $16

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Royal Ballet: The Winter’s Tale

Royal Ballet: The Winter’s Tale

3hrs includes two intervals

Wednesday, April 18, 7PM
Live from The Royal Opera House, London
Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot.

Chorepgraphy: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Joby Talbot
Conductor: Alondra de la Parra

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.

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Wednesday, April 18, 7PM

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Royal Ballet: The Age of Anxiety

Royal Ballet: The Age of Anxiety

3hrs includes two intervals

Wednesday, May 2 – 7PM
WORLD PREMIERE – Live from the Royal Opera House, London
The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein program from Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

Choreography: Wayne McGregor
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Koen Kessels

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Wednesday, May 2 – 7PM

General $21/ Gold Members $16

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Royal Ballet: Manon

Royal Ballet: Manon

3hrs including intermission

Wednesday, May 30, 7PM
Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Jules Massenet
Conductor: Martin Yates

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel by Abbé Prévost, already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. Renowned dance musician Leighton Lucas and his assistant Hilda Gaunt provided a score drawn from across Massenet’s music, including his famous yearning Elégie as the theme for the lovers. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles of Manon and Des Grieux danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.

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Wednesday, May 30, 7PM

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Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

3hrs including 2 intermissions

Wednesday, July 18, 7PM
Live from the Royal Opera House, London
The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Additional choreography: Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Koen Kessels

Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

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Wednesday, July 18, 7PM

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Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

Rated: NR

Cast: Douglas Booth, Eleanor Tomlinson, Jerome Flynn, Saoirse Ronan, Chris O’Dowd, John Sessions, Aidan Turner, Helen McCrory & theatre actor Robert Gulaczyk in his first film role as Vincent van Gogh.
Writers/Directors: Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman

LOVING VINCENT is the world’s first fully oil painted feature film which brings the paintings of Vincent van Gogh to life to tell his remarkable story. Every one of the 65,000 frames of the film is an oil-painting hand-painted by 125 professional oil-painters who travelled from all across the world to the Loving Vincent studios in Poland and Greece to be a part of the production. As remarkable as Vincent’s brilliant paintings, is his passionate and ill-fated life, and mysterious death.

Learn more about this groundbreaking process.

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All performances are down or upstairs

Mon 10/16 – Thurs 10/19 4:30 7:30-UP
Fri 10/20 4:00 6:00-UP 8:45-UP
Sat 10/21 1:10 4:45-UP 7:00-UP 9:10-UP
Sun 10/22 1:20-UP 3:40 7:10-UP
Mon 10/23 & Wed 10/25 4:10 7:20- UP
Tue 10/24 & Thur 10/26 4:20 7:10-UP

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Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

Rated: R for violence, some sexuality, nudity and language

Cast: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Anna de Armas
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Screenplay: Hampton Fancher, Michael Green

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.





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All performances are upstairs

Mon 10/16 – Thurs 10/19 4:05-UP 7:15-UP
Fri 10/20 5:30-UP 8:00-UP
Sat 10/21 1:30-UP 4:10-UP 7:20-UP
Sun 10/22 3:35-UP 6:00-UP
Mon 10/23 – Thur 10/26 3:50-UP 6:50-UP

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Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

Rated: PG-13 for some sexual content and partial nudity.

Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carrell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, Natalie Morales, Jessica McNamee, Fred Armisen, Martha MacIsaac, Mickey Sumner, Bridey Elliot, Eric Christian Olsen, Wallace Langham, Matt Malloy
Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the Battle of the Sexes and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.

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Performances are up and downstairs

Mon 10/16 – Thurs 10/19 4:00- UP 7:10

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Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and Abdul

1hr 52mins

Rated: PG-13 for some thematic elements and language.

Cast: Eddie Izzard, Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Adeel Akhtar, Simon Callow, Michael Gambon, Ruth McCabe, Tim Pigott-Smith, Julian Wadham, Olivia Williams, Fenella Woolgar
Director: Stephen Frears
Screenplay: Lee Hall

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

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All performances are down or upstairs

Mon 10/16 – Thur 10/19 4:20 7:00
Fri 10/20 3:40-UP 6:25 9:00
Sat 10/21 1:20-UP 4:00 6:25 9:00
Sun 10/22 1:10-UP 4:50 7:20
Mon 10/23 & Wed 10/25 4:20-UP 7:10
Tue 10/24 & Thur 10/26 4:10-UP 7:20

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Human Flow

Human Flow

Writer/Director/Host & Narrator: Ai Weiwei
Music composed by: Karsten Fundal
Cinematography: Christopher Doyle, Zhang Zanbo, Renaat Lambeets, Wenhai Huang, Johannes Waltermann, Li Dongxu

Human Flow is director and artist, Ai Weiwei’s detailed and heartbreaking exploration into the global refugee crisis. More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, the greatest displacement since World War II. Ai Weiwei examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over the course of one year in 23 countries, Weiwei follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretch across the globe, including Afghanistan, France, Greece, Germany and Iraq.

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All performances are downstairs

Fri 10/20 3:30 6:20 9:05
Sat 10/21 1:30 4:30 7:30
Sun 10/22 1:00 4:00 7:00
Mon 10/23- Thur 10/26 4:00 7:00

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The Met Live 2017-18 Season

The Met Live 2017-18 Season

2017
Oct 14: Mozart, Die Zauberflöte
Nov 18: Adès, The Exterminating Angel
Dec 9: Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel

2018
Jan 27: Puccini, Tosca
Feb 10: Donizetti, L’Elisir d’Amore – 12 PM
Feb 24: Puccini, La Bohème – 12:30 PM
Mar 10: Rossini, Semiramide
Mar 31: Mozart, Così fan tutte
April 14: Verdi, Luisa Miller – 12:30 PM
April 28: Massenet, Cendrillon

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Bolshoi Ballet 2017-18 Season

Bolshoi Ballet 2017-18 Season

October 22: Le Corsaire
LIVE FROM MOSCOW
Music: Adolphe Adam, Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky, Libretto: Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Joseph Mazilier

November 19: The Taming of the Shrew
Music: Dmitri Shostakovich, Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot, By: William Shakespeare

December 17: The Nutcracker
SPECIAL HOLIDAY ENCORE
Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich, Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich

January 21: Romeo and Juliet
LIVE FROM MOSCOWNEW PRODUCTION!
Music: Sergei Prokofiev, Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky

February 4: The Lady of the Camellias
Music: Frédéric Chopin, Choreography: John Neumeier, By: Alexandre Dumas

March 4: The Flames of Paris
LIVE FROM MOSCOW
Music: Boris Asafiev, Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky, Libretto: Nikolai Volkov and Vladimir Dmitriev

April 8: Giselle
Music: Adolphe Adam, Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich, Libretto: Theophile Gautier and Jean-Henry Saint-Georges

June 10: Coppélia
LIVE FROM MOSCOW
Music: Leo Delibes, Choreography: Sergei Vikharev, Libretto: Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Leon

 


 

Exhibition on Screen: Season 5

Exhibition on Screen: Season 5

CANALETTO AND THE ART OF VENICE
Tuesday, Nov 21 & Sunday, Dec 3
An immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. Directed by David Bickerstaff.

DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS
Tuesday, Jan 23 & Sunday, Jan 28
This film allows up-close access to this 21st-century master and his two recent blockbuster exhibitions held at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Directed by Phil Grabsky and presented by Tim Marlow.

CEZANNE: PORTRAITS OF A LIFE
Tuesday, March 20 & Sunday March 25
One of the most talked-about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington. Directed by Phil Grabsky.

VINCENT VAN GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING
Tuesday, May 22 & Sunday, June 3
Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff.

I, CLAUDE MONET
Tuesday, June 19
Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

 


 

Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire

Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire

LIVE FROM MOSCOW

Sunday, October 22 – 12:55 PM

Music: Adolphe Adam
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
Libretto: Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Joseph Mazilier

Amidst a bustling market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with the beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lanquedem decides to sell her to the Pasha. Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem complete with a magnificent awe-inspring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance allows enough dancing for nearly the entire company and made especially for those who seek miracles in theatre.


 


 

Walk With Me

Walk With Me

MIND-BODY-SPIRIT Program Series

Friday, October 27, 7 PM

Directed by: Max Pugh & Marc J. Francis
Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch

Dr. Beth Gershuny

Before the Film: Psychologist & Meditation Teacher, Dr. Beth Gershuny, Founder & President of Izlind Integrative Wellness Center & Institute, Rhinebeck will lead the audience in a mini guided meditation.

After the Film: Stay for a discussion and Q&A with a panel of integrative healthcare practitioners from Izlind, facilitated by Dr. Gershuny.

“Slow down and breathe. The sun rises. Everything is calm and still. Life is beautifully serene as Benedict Cumberbatch’s composed, meditative voice reads an extract from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals. So begins Max Pugh and Marc J Francis’ (Black Gold, LFF2006) fascinating and immersive exploration of what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness. With unprecedented access to the famous secluded monastery of Plum Village in the South West of France, Walk With Me captures the daily routine and rituals of monks and nuns on a quest to develop a deep sense of presence. It is an insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness, living in the present and our attachment to material things – a welcome remedy to the stresses of city life and a world in turmoil.” -Laure Bonville

 


 

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Saturday, October 28, 7 PM

Featuring music icons: Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, Redbone, Randy Castillo, Taboo

RUMBLE tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence.

Peter McEachern

After the film: Please remain for a discussion and Q&A led by Peter McEachern., Chair of the Music Department at Salisbury School and accomplished professional musician together with Renowned Musician, Composer & Producer Steve Ide (Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Empire Brass, Reverend Tor, Lorraine Nelson, David Grover).

Steve Ide

Many artists and musical forms played a role in the creation of rock, but arguably no single piece of music was more influential than the 1958 instrumental “Rumble” by American Indian rock guitarist and singer/songwriter Link Wray. “Rumble” was the first song to use distortion and feedback. It introduced the rock power chord – and was one of the very few instrumental singles to be banned from the radio for fear it would incite violence. Native American influence is an integral part of music history, despite attempts to ban, censor, and erase Indian culture in the United States. As the folk rock era took hold in the 60s and 70s, Native Americans helped to define its evolution. Father of the Delta Blues Charley Patton, jazz singer Mildred Bailey, guitar wizard Jimi Hendrix, and folk legend Buffy Sainte-Marie are among the many music greats who have Native American heritage and have made their distinctive mark on music history. Learn more…

 


 

RSC LIve: Coriolanus

RSC LIve: Coriolanus

Sunday, October 29 – 1PM

Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the RSC’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.

 


 

NT Live: Follies

NT Live: Follies

book by James Goldman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Thursday, November 16, 7 PM

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

 


 

Heal

Heal

MIND-BODY-SPIRIT Program Series

Friday, November 17, 7 PM

Featuring: Deepak Chopra, Bruce Lipton, Marianne Williamson, Michael Beckwith, Gregg Braden, Anita Moorjani, Anthony William the Medical Medium, and more.
Director: Kelly Noonan Gores

Dr. Beth Gershuny

Before the Film: Psychologist & Meditation Teacher, Dr. Beth Gershuny, Founder & President of Izlind Integrative Wellness Center & Institute, Rhinebeck will lead the audience in a mini guided meditation.

After the Film: Stay for a discussion and Q&A with a panel of integrative healthcare practitioners from Izlind, facilitated by Dr. Gershuny.

Gores’ documentary takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal. The latest science reveals that we are not victims of unchangeable genes, nor should we buy into a scary prognosis. The fact is we have more control over our health and life than we have been taught to believe. This film will empower you with a new understanding of the miraculous nature of the human body and the extraordinary healer within us all.

 


 

Met Live: Thomas Adès, The Exterminating Angel

Met Live: Thomas Adès, The Exterminating Angel

AMERICAN PREMIERE

Saturday, November 18 – 12:55 PM

Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.




 


 

Bolshoi Ballet: The Taming of the Shrew

Bolshoi Ballet: The Taming of the Shrew

Sunday, November 19 – 12:55 PM

Music: Dmitri Shostakovich
Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
By: William Shakespeare

Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However, when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter. Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot brings out the wit, fast-paced athleticism and vibrancy from the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy. Principals Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov clash, challenge and eventually give themselves to one another.

 


 

FilmWorks Forum: Il Villaggio di Millbrook

FilmWorks Forum: Il Villaggio di Millbrook

Presented in partnership with Beartooth Film Productions
Sunday, November 19 – 11 AM

FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING

J Galassi

Join us after the film for a discussion with the filmmakers, moderated by Jonathan Galassi, President & Publisher – Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Two years in the making, “Il Villaggio di Millbrook” (“The Village of Millbrook”) is a beautifully filmed, sensitive documentary about immigration and assimilation in small-town America. It was the vision of Barbara Hanson Pierce, a longtime Dutchess County resident, who wanted to explore Millbrook’s Italian roots. The film grew out of Millbrook’s Museum in the Streets© project, a permanent, bi-lingual, historical walking tour of the village, which Pierce, as co-chair, shepherded to its opening in 2014. As a follow-up, she wanted to film the stories of some of Millbrook’s oldest families of Italian descent, whose ancestors came in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to work on the great estates.Through a combination of skillful camera work and seamless editing, the film interweaves historical photos with 15 moving and sometimes amusing interviews. It combines memory and nostalgia, and conveys a sense of the fabric of the community that united these Italian immigrants in their new country, as they adapted to this small village in upstate New York. The historical photos in the film were culled from a wide variety of places, including the Millbrook Historical Society, the Library of Congress, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Jonathan Robertson composed an original score.

 


 

Exhibition on Screen: Canaletto and the Art of Venice

Exhibition on Screen: Canaletto and the Art of Venice

From The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Directed by: David Bickerstaff

Wednesday, November 21, 7PM & Sunday, December 3, 1 PM

Exhibition on Screen open its fifth season with an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto.

The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences – Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle – to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain.

Cinema-goers will embark on their very own 21st century Grand Tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their 18th century counterparts and immortalised in Canaletto’s views – from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, the film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him.

 


 

NT Live: Young Marx

NT Live: Young Marx

Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Thursday, December 7, 7 PM

Directed by: Nicholas Hytner, reuniting the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.
Starring: Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.
Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway.

But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

 


 

Royal Ballet: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Royal Ballet: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Wednesday, December 13, 7PM
From the Royal Opera House, London

Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Joby Talbot
Conductor: Koen Kessels

Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.

 


 

FilmWorks Forum: A Plastic Ocean

FilmWorks Forum: A Plastic Ocean

Presented by Salisbury Forum

Sunday, January 21 – 11:30 AM

When producer Jo Ruxton joined an expedition to the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the North Pacific Gyre, 1500 miles off the coast of San Francisco, to ascertain its impact and discovered free-floating microplastics instead of an anticipated solid mass that could be contained, Jo knew she had to begin the film that would become A Plastic Ocean.

The problem of plastic pollution is growing exponentially every year; we are producing more than 300 million tons of plastic, half of this is designed for single use, and each year around 8 million tons of it ends up in our oceans. We can solve this problem and we can do it by educating and engaging everyone in a conversation to rethink plastic. Plastic Oceans is working to change the way we deal with plastic waste by challenging society’s perception that this indestructible substance can be treated as ‘disposable’. Plastic Oceans Foundation engages people of all ages, in all social situations, to understand the danger of continuing to perceive plastic to be disposable. Once they become aware of the ultimate threat to human health, it will become a personal choice to prevent plastic waste from entering the environment.

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NTLive Encore: Hamlet

NTLive Encore: Hamlet

Thursday, March 8, 7 PM

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch
Directed by: Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica)

Cumberbatch, star of BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre, takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.


 


 

RSC Live: Twelfth Night

RSC Live: Twelfth Night

Sunday, March 11 – 1PM

Christopher Luscombe, Director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of “the whirligig of time”, with Adrian Edmondson (Bottom, The Young Ones) in the role of Malvolio and Kara Tointon (ITV’s Mr Selfridge and Sound of Music Live!) in the role of Olivia.

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister…

 


 

Nt Live: Julius Caesar

Nt Live: Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare
Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7 PM

Nicholas Hytner directs a new take on the Shakespeare classic

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony.
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

 


 

Royal Ballet: The Winter’s Tale

Royal Ballet: The Winter’s Tale

Wednesday, April 18, 7PM
Live from The Royal Opera House, London
Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss becomes compelling dance drama in Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation, with music by Joby Talbot.

Chorepgraphy: Christopher Wheeldon
Music: Joby Talbot
Conductor: Alondra de la Parra

Christopher Wheeldon, Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, created his adaptation of Shakespeare’s late great romance The Winter’s Tale for The Royal Ballet in 2014. Building on the success of Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Winter’s Tale received ecstatic praise at its premiere, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike for its intelligent, distinctive and emotionally powerful story, told through exquisite dance. It is now widely judged to be a modern ballet classic.

 


 

Royal Ballet: The Age of Anxiety

Royal Ballet: The Age of Anxiety

Wednesday, May 2 – 7PM
WORLD PREMIERE – Live from the Royal Opera House, London
The Royal Ballet celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with an all-Bernstein program from Wayne McGregor, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon.

Choreography: Wayne McGregor
Music: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Koen Kessels

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Royal Ballet: Manon

Royal Ballet: Manon

Wednesday, May 30, 7PM
Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Jules Massenet
Conductor: Martin Yates

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel by Abbé Prévost, already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. Renowned dance musician Leighton Lucas and his assistant Hilda Gaunt provided a score drawn from across Massenet’s music, including his famous yearning Elégie as the theme for the lovers. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles of Manon and Des Grieux danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.

 


 

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

Wednesday, July 18, 7PM
Live from the Royal Opera House, London
The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Additional choreography: Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Koen Kessels

Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

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