National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler

Sep 24, 2017, 2pm
“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Buried alive. Hedda longs to be free...   Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.   Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.   Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

Past/Future/Present Cinema Series: Bye Bye Brazil

Oct 1, 2017, 2pm
BYE BYE BRAZIL (Carlos Diegues, 1980)  Whiteman Hall • 1h 50min • Portuguese with English subtitles A mesmerizing, languorous road movie with an upbeat political kick, Bye Bye Brazil follows a Northeastern peasant couple as they join a smalltime traveling sideshow. With magician, strong man, and exotic dancer in tow, the group sets off on a 9,000 mile journey through Brazil. They traverse its dusty back roads, hovering on the edge of allegory while peddling cardboard magic, tawdry yet enchanting. In search of less demanding audiences, the group travels further from the coast to Brazil’s remote villages only to find the “primitive” back country rife with TV sets, disco music, and jet planes. Blurring docum... (View more)

Past/Future/Present Cinema Series: High-Rise

Dec 17, 2017, 2pm
HIGH-RISE (Gabriel Mascaro, 2009) Whiteman Hall • 1h 6min • Portuguese with English subtitles What does it mean to have a penthouse in poverty-stricken Brazil? Weaving resident interviews with views from above, High-Rise (Um lugar ao sol) is a hypnotic and illuminating examination of the real view from the top. This documentary critiques Brazil’s upper classes through conversations with the inhabitants of penthouse apartments in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Recife. These residents open their homes to reveal their thoughts on social inequality, politics, and the world that surrounds them, as well as their desires, fears, insecurities, prejudices and personal histories. Through interviews as well as a... (View more)

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