National Theatre Live: King Lear

Feb 17, 2019, 1pm
$15 for Museum members and students w/ ID $18 for non-Members Ticket does not include General Admission National Theatre Live is a telecast and not a live performance at the Museum (Jonathan Munby, PG-13, 220 mins) Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.   Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a Kin... (View more)

Faro Document

Feb 27, 2019, 6pm
Free for members, $5 for non-members   Bergman had discovered the bleak, windswept island of Fårö while scouting locations for "Through a Glass Darkly" in 1960. Nearly a decade later, and after shooting a number of arresting dramas there, the director set out to pay tribute to the inhabitants of Fårö. In Fårö Document, shot on handheld 16 mm by the peerless Sven Nykvist, Bergman interviews a variety of locals, in the process laying bare the generational divide between young residents eager to leave the island and older folk more deeply rooted in bucolic tradition. The film revealed Bergman to be a sensitive and masterly documentarian.   (Dir. Ingmar Bergman, 1970, Sweden, Swedish with English subtitles,... (View more)

National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra

Mar 17, 2019, 1pm
$15 for Museum members and students w/ ID $18 for non-Members Ticket does not include General Admission National Theatre Live is a telecast and not a live performance at the Museum (Simon Godwin, PG-13, 220 mins) Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion, and power. Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire, the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.   Director Simon Godwin returns to Nati... (View more)

Through a Glass Darkly

Mar 27, 2019, 6pm
Free for members, $5 for non-members 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 abyss of mental illness. Winner of the 1962 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and featuring an astonishing lead performance by Andersson, "Through a Glass Darkly" presents an unflinching vision of a family’s near disintegration and a tortured psy... (View more)

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