Why Can’t We Live Together? Film Series: The Great Dictator

Jun 14, 2017, 6:30pm
The Great Dictator ‧ 1940 ‧ Charles Chaplin ‧ 2h 5min ‧ Free admission   In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin, in his first pure talkie, brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish "Tomainian" dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring Jack Oakie and Paulette Goddard in stellar supporting roles, The Great Dictator, boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.'s official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplin's famously impassioned speech. &nb... (View more)

Why Can’t We Live Together? Film Series: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Jul 19, 2017, 6:30pm
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner ‧ 1967 ‧ Stanley Kramer ‧ 1h 48min ‧ Free admission   Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn are unforgettable as perplexed parents in this landmark 1967 movie about mixed marriage. Joanna, the beautiful daughter of crusading publisher Matthew Drayton and his patrician wife Christina, returns home with her new fiance, John Prentice, a distinguished black doctor. Christina accepts her daughter's decision to marry John, but Matthew is shocked by this interracial union; the doctor's parents are equally dismayed. Both families must sit down face to face and examine each other's level of intolerance. In Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, director Stanley Kramer has created a mas... (View more)

National Theatre Live: Saint Joan

Jul 23, 2017, 2pm
Saint Joan ‧ Bernard Shaw ‧ 4 h    Joan: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman.   From the torment of the Hundred Years' War, the charismatic Joan of Arc carved a victory that defined France. Bernard Shaw's classic play depicts a woman with all the instinct, zeal and transforming power of a revolutionary.    Josie Rourke (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Vote, Coriolanus) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying masterpiece. NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is a simulcast from the London National Theatre and is not a live perfo... (View more)

National Theatre Live: No Man’s Land

Aug 6, 2017, 2pm
Harold Pinter ‧ No Man's Land ‧ 2 h 30 mins Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land. One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby.  As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.   Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic. NATIONAL THEATRE L... (View more)

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