National Theatre Live: The Hard Problem

Apr 26, 2015, 2pm
Whiteman Hall Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors). Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the ... (View more)

Trash Cinema Series: Female Trouble

May 3, 2015, 1pm
Whiteman Hall Our Trash Cinema series continues with Female Trouble (1974). John Waters teams up with Divine (of Pink Flamingos fame), to take trash aesthetics to their limit with this story of a fame-hungry diva willing to do any deed for her 15-minutes… all with comic hilarity. In Female Trouble we see Andy Warhol’s obsession with celebrity and a frighteningly funny real-life vision of his quote, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.”  Watch Trailer Runtime: 98 minutes Rating: NC-17 for explicit violence and nudity Cost: $5 members/$10 non-members

Bolshoi Ballet: Ivan the Terrible

May 10, 2015, 2pm
Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich's powerful and fascinating epic dramatizes Ivan the Terrible's controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning scenes.   Runtime: 2 hours 15 mins $18 Non-Members (includes General Admission) $15 Members

Trash Cinema Series: Gummo

Jun 14, 2015, 1pm
Whiteman Hall Gummo (1997) culminates our Trash Cinema series with the legacy of trash, and one of American cinema’s most controversial contemporary directors, Harmony Korine. A quasi-documentary/experimental-narrative, Gummo follows the exploits of an Ohio town recently devastated by a tornado. Surreal, beautiful, and in parts disgusting, Korine’s directorial debut shocked the art-house cinema scene. The film incorporates the feverish comedy of John Waters, with an underlying sobering pathos. Watch Trailer Runtime: 95 minutes Rating: R for pervasive depiction of anti-social behavior of juveniles, including violence, substance abuse, sexuality, and language. Cost: $5 members/$10 non-members

National Theatre Live: Man and Superman

Jun 28, 2015, 2pm
Whiteman Hall Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic. A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary. Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits an... (View more)

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