Scandinavian Pain Film Series: Through a Glass Darkly

Mar 27, 2019, 6pm
Free for Members $5 for non-Members  Explore Scandinavia through music and landscape in this four-part film series inspired by Ragnar Kjartansson: Scandinavian Pain & Other Myths. Through a Glass Darkly, Ingmar Bergman, 1961. Sweden, Swedish with English subtitles. 91 mins. Not Rated. While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family’s already fragile ties are tested when daughter Karin (Harriet Andersson) discovers her father has been using her schizophrenia for his own literary means. As she drifts in and out of lucidity, the father (Gunnar Björnstrand), along with Karin’s husband (Max von Sydow) and her younger brother (Lars Passgård) are unable to prevent Karin’s harrowing descent into the abys... (View more)

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema: The Golden Age

Apr 21, 2019, 1pm
$15 for Members and students w/ID $18 for non-Members Does not include General Admission Not a live performance at the Museum   (140 min, PG)   In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer “Mademoiselle Margot,” but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka. With its jazzy score by Dmitri Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colorful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi!   Libretto by Yuri Grigorovich and Isaak G... (View more)

National Theatre Live: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

May 19, 2019, 1pm
Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London to cinemas.    This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.   Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.    Simon Russell Beale returns to National Theatre Live screens following broadcasts of Timon ... (View more)

National Theatre Live: I’m Not Running

Jun 16, 2019, 1pm
I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.   Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.    What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?   Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014. &nbs... (View more)

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