National Theatre Live: Hamlet

Nov 29, 2015, 2pm
Whiteman Hall As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father's death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas. National Theatre Live is a simulcast from the London National Theatre and is not a live performance at t... (View more)

Indie Emergent Series: Persistence of Vision

Dec 13, 2015, 2pm
Whiteman Hall Striving to make the greatest animated film of all time, visionary and acclaimed animator Richard Williams (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) toiled for more than a quarter of a century on his masterpiece – only to have it torn from his hands. Filmmaker Kevin Shcreck has woven together mind-blowing animation, rare archival footage, and exclusive interviews with key animators and artists who worked with Williams on his ill-fated magnum opus to bring this legendary story to the screen. A tale of art, obsession, and dreams, Persistence of Vision is the untold story of the greatest animated film never made.   Official selection at over 30 international film festivals, including: Vancouver International, Starz Denver, DOC NYC, O... (View more)

National Theatre Live: The Audience

Dec 20, 2015, 2pm
Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience, simulcast from London’s Gielgud Theatre as part of National Theatre Live. For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence – and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board ... (View more)

Indie Emergent Series: Edén

Jan 10, 2016, 2pm
Whiteman Hall When nine-year-old Alma’s artifact smuggling father, John, is forced to leave Mexico, she grows up with vague memories of the place she once called home. After her father’s death 25 years later, Alma – now based in New York, vulnerable with grief and in search of answers – returns to Mexico to confront the man responsible for their emigration. But she finds more than she was looking for – in the form of personal and cultural identity – and long-held secrets are revealed. Inspired by writer-director Elise DuRant’s childhood experiences in 1980’s Mexico, Edén is an intimately rendered film about coming home. This sensitively depicted, personal exploration of the ties-that-bind... (View more)

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