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Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas
September 18
Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas(2019)
An interview with "The Handmaid’s Tale" author Margaret Atwood will be captured live and shown globally in cinemas to mark the Sept. 10 publication of the novel’s long-awaited sequel, The Testaments.

Presented as a live-stream in some venues and tape-delayed in others, Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas will originate from London’s National Theatre, where BBC journalist Samira Ahmed will interview the author about her career and her reasons for returning to the Handmaid story after 34 years.

In a statement about the unusual book promotion event, Atwood said, “I am delighted that the launch of The Testaments will take place not only in London on September 10th, but also by digital exhibition to over 1,000 cinemas around the world. I can’t be in all the places at once in my analogue body, but I look forward to being with so many readers via the big screen.”
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Say Amen, Somebody
September 20
Say Amen, Somebody(2019)
One of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time, Say Amen, Somebody is George T. Nierenberg’s exuberant, funny, and deeply moving celebration of 20th-century American gospel music. With unrivaled access to the movement’s luminaries, Thomas Dorsey and Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith, Nierenberg masterfully records their fascinating stories alongside earth-shaking, show-stopping performances by the Barrett Sisters, the O’Neal Twins, and others. As much a fascinating time capsule as it is a peerless concert movie, "Say Amen, Somebody" comes to the Liberty Theatre in a gorgeous 4K restoration by Milestone Films, with support from the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Rated NR

Playing at Liberty Theatre
Tintoretto. A Rebel in Venice (Tintoretto. Un ribe
September 22 & 23
Tintoretto. A Rebel in Venice (Tintoretto. Un ribe(2019)
Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice fully immerses audiences in the life of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance. With the enchanting narrative voice of twice Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter, cinema audiences visit places that evoke and preserve the memory of the painter, including the State Archives, the Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Square, the Church of San Rocco, and more, all in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Tintoretto’s birth.
Rated NR

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
September 25
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch(2019)
A stunning sensory experience and cinematic meditation on humanity's massive re engineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a years-in-the-making feature documentary from the award-winning team behind Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013) and narrated by Alicia Vikander. The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group which, after nearly 10 years of research, argues that as a result of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth, the Holocene Epoch gave way in the mid-twentieth century to what they call the Anthropocene Epoch.

From concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60% of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia's Ural Mountains, to metal festivals in the closed city of Norilsk, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia and massive marble quarries in Carrara, the filmmakers have traversed the globe using state of the art camera techniques to document the evidence and experience of human planetary domination. At the intersection of art and science, Anthropocene makes the case for that we are witnessing a critical moment in geological history -- and brings a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species's breadth and impact.
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National Theatre Live: Fleabag
September 26 & October 5
National Theatre Live: Fleabag(2019)
Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Playing to sold-out audiences in New York and London, don’t miss your chance to see this ‘legitimately hilarious show’ (New Yorker), broadcast live to a cinema near you.

Age recommendation 15+
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Playing at Liberty Theatre
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
September 27
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool(2019)
The central theme of Miles Davis's life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. It made him a star - it also made him incredibly difficult to live with, for the people who loved him most. Again and again, in music and in life, Miles broke with convention - and when he thought his work came to represent a new convention, he changed it again. Miles's bold disregard for tradition, his clarity of vision, his relentless drive, and constant thirst for new experiences made him an inspiring collaborator to fellow musicians and a cultural icon to generations of listeners. It made him an innovator in music - from bebop to "cool jazz", modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock ‘n' roll, and even hip-hop.
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Playing at Liberty Theatre
National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Guvnors ENCORE
September 28 & October 2
National Theatre Live: One Man, Two Guvnors ENCORE(2019)
Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
Rated NR

MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival
September 29 & 30
MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival(2019)
MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites. If the Film Festival experience truly is about getting great works in front of as many eyes as possible, MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate platform -- one that sees its films screened in Sydney, Mumbai, Moscow, Kathmandu, Vienna, Cape Town to cinemas in all fifty states of the United States and beyond.


During the week of September 27 – October 7, over 100,000 film lovers will gather in over 350 cinemas across six continents for one reason…to view and vote of the nine finalists’ films in the 21st Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. MANHATTAN SHORT is more than one of the world’s largest short film festival; it’s the world’s first and only Global Film Festival. For a list of finalists being shown in the 2019 festival go to https://www.manhattanshort.com/finalists.html
Rated NR

Roger Waters - Us + Them
October 2
Roger Waters - Us + Them(2019)
Roger Waters, co-founder, creative force and songwriter behind Pink Floyd, presents his highly anticipated film, Us + Them, featuring state-of- the-art visual production and breath-taking sound in this unmissable cinema event. Filmed in Amsterdam on the European leg of his 2017 - 2018 Us + Them tour which saw Waters perform to over two million people worldwide, the film features songs from his legendary Pink Floyd albums (The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here) and from his last album, Is This The Life We Really Want?
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Snoopy Come Home
October 5
Snoopy Come Home(2019)
Exclusive North American Theatrical Return of the Peanuts® Classic.CineLife Entertainment® has partnered with CBS to be the exclusive North American theatrical distributor of the digitally remastered Peanuts® classic, Snoopy, Come Home. This is the first time this film will be presented in the theatre since its release in 1972.

In this follow up to 1969’s A Boy Named Charlie Brown, the scholarly Snoopy finds himself dragged between two owners and challenged to remain true to himself. When Charlie Brown’s beloved dog Snoopy receives a letter from his original owner Lila, who is in the hospital, his heartstrings are torn. Along with his bird pal Woodstock, Snoopy decides to venture out and visit ailing Lila, making his way across the country. But when Lila gets better and asks Snoopy to live with her, the poor beagle faces a dilemma of loyalty, where he must choose between Charlie and Lila.

Written by Schulz, with a much admired score by Oscar® winners Richard and Robert Sherman (”Best Original Song” and “Best Original Music Score,” Mary Poppins, 1964) and featuring the on-screen debut of Woodstock, Snoopy, Come Home is a fun-loving animated adventure for the whole family.
Rated G

Metallica: S&M 2: The 20th Anniversary Concert
October 9
Metallica: S&M 2: The 20th Anniversary Concert(2019)
On October 9, 2019, Trafalgar Releasing presents S&M2, a must-see celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica's groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony. See them once again perform with the Symphony as legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads a portion of the show, kicking off his final season in San Francisco. Recorded live on September 6th and 8th, the shows also commemorate the opening of the state-of-the-art Chase Center, a historic addition to the city's waterfront. Including Metallica "classics" from the 1999 S&M release as well symphonic versions of new songs, this theatrical release givesmillions of fans around the world the chance to eclipse time and experience the show as a modern-day big screen concert.
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Aga
October 11 & 12 & 13 & 14 & 15 & 16 & 17
Aga(2019)
In a yurt on the snow-covered fields of the North, Nanook and Sedna live following the traditions of their ancestors. Alone in the wilderness, they look like the last people on Earth. Nanook and Sedna's traditional way of life starts changing – slowly, but inevitably. Hunting becomes more and more difficult, the animals around them die from inexplicable causes, and the ice has been melting earlier every year. Chena, who visits them regularly, is their only connection to the outside world – and to their daughter Ága, who left the icy tundra long ago due to a family feud. When Sedna's health deteriorates, Nanook decides to fulfil her wish. He embarks on a long journey in order to find Ága.

“An elegant cinematic experience that transports the audience to another time, to an atavistic way of life. The mystifying climax is both heart-wrenching and head-scratching.” – The Upcoming - 4 out of 5 stars
Rated NR

Desolation Center
October 11 & 12 & 13
Desolation Center(2019)
Before Coachella, Burning Man and Lollapalooza in the days of the Reagan era of the 80s there were guerrilla music and art performance happenings in Southern California that are recognized to have paved the way for their now large and popular contemporaries. These collective experiences have become key elements of popular culture in the 21st century.
The feature documentary splices interviews and rare performance footage of Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Swans, Redd Kross, Einstürzende Neubauten, Survival Research Laboratories, Savage Republic and more, documenting a time when pushing the boundaries of music, art, and performance felt almost like an unspoken obligation.

Directed by Stuart Swezey, the creator and principal organizer of these unique events, Desolation Center demonstrates how the risky, and at times even reckless, actions of a few outsiders can unintentionally lead to seismic cultural shifts. Combining Swezey’s exclusive access to never-before-seen archival video, live audio recordings, and stills woven together with new cinematically shot interviews, verité footage and animated sequences, Desolation Center captures the spirit of the turbulent times from which these events emerged.

Nick Allen on RogerEbert.com wrote this quote from the Chicago Underground Film Festival:A history lesson and re-appreciation that's primed for fans of and newcomers to the musicians it centers on, "Desolation Center" is like the anti-Fyre Festival doc: the music involved is anti-establishment as hell, the show is an art piece itself, and the whole DIY operation actually worked, a few times over. The influence that Desolation Center would have on Lollapalooza, Coachella, and Burning Man is as obvious as it is bittersweet. "
Rated NR

Gauguin in Tahiti - Paradise Lost (Guigin a Tahiti
October 16 & 20
Gauguin in Tahiti - Paradise Lost (Guigin a Tahiti(2019)
GAUGUIN IN TAHITI: PARADISE LOST traces the legendary life story of Paul Gauguin who left France for Tahiti, feverishly in search of deep immersions into lush nature, for feelings, visions and colors, ever purer and brighter. Audiences join this journey from Tahiti to American museums including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery of Art in DC, and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts where Gauguin’s greatest masterpieces are now preserved.
Rated NR

National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream
October 19 & 23
National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream(2019)
‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.
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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
October 26
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)(2019)
What The Money Pit and Funny Farm were striving for is here in all of its glory. For anyone who has ever remodeled or built or even just owns their own home, this is the one to see. A classic, this story has Cary Grant at his funniest as an advertising executive who gets tired of the city life and moves to the country. With Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas in supporting roles, its family entertainment with the classic Grant style.

Based on the novel by Eric Hodgins.
Rated NR

Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet
November 2 & 6
Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet(2019)
‘One of Bourne’s smartest, sexiest, most stirring shows ever’ (★★★★★ Daily Telegraph), this passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic story of love and conflict is set in the not-too-distant future in ‘The Verona Institute’. Here ‘difficult’ young people are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirit and individuality. The two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together.

Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, this brand-new production has been heralded as ‘a seismic youthquake. A Romeo and Juliet for the millennial generation’ (★★★★★ The Stage). Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas, this must-see dance event follows the hugely successful release of Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake earlier this year.
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Exhibition on Screen: Leonardo's Full Story
November 3 & 6
Exhibition on Screen: Leonardo's Full Story(2019)
Marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death

Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as the world’s favourite artist. Many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all: his art. Leonardo’s peerless paintings and drawings will be the focus of Leonardo: The Works, as EXHIBITION ON SCREEN presents every single attributed painting, in Ultra HD quality, never seen before on the big screen. Key works include The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Lady with an Ermine, Ginevra de’ Benci, Madonna Litta, Virgin of the Rocks, and more than a dozen others.

This film also looks afresh at Leonardo’s life – his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day – through the prism of his art. To be released on the 500th anniversary of his death, this is the definitive film about Leonardo: the first to truly tell the whole story.
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Night with Janis Joplin, A
November 8 & 9
A Night with Janis Joplin(2019)
CineLife Entertainment® and BroadwayHD® present the Broadway musical sensation, A Night with Janis Joplin, written by Randy Johnson and directed by Emmy Award® winner David Horn and Randy Johnson.

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. A Night with Janis Joplin, starring Tony Award® nominee Mary Bridget Davies, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends.
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Royal Opera House: Don Giovanni, The
November 10
The Royal Opera House: Don Giovanni(2019)
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers – both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts – under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favourite.

Co-production with Israeli Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, and Houston Grand Opera
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Everybody's Everything
November 12
Everybody's Everything(2019)
Everybody’s Everything is an intimate, humanistic portrait that seeks to understand an artist who attempted to be all things to all people. Creating a unique mix of punk, emo and trap, Lil Peep was set to bring a new musical genre to the mainstream when he died of a drug overdose at just 21 years old. From the streets of Los Angeles to studios in London and sold out tours in Russia, the artist born Gustav Ahr touched countless lives through his words, his sound and his very being.

Official Selection of South By Southwest 2019

"...beyond just a tribute to Peep, instead presenting an in-depth analysis of what it means to be a fast growing pop star... and how one's elegy can resonate after their life is over."
-Vice
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Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders, The
November 13 & 23
The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders(2019)
THE PRADO MUSEUM: A COLLECTION OF WONDERS celebrates the 200th anniversary of the storied Prado Museum -- one of the most-visited museums in the world. Hosted by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, this cinematic journey offers viewers a spell-binding experience, telling the story of Spain and beyond, through the works of Vélazquez, Rubens, Titian, Mantegna, Bosch, Goya, El Greco, and more.
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Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour
November 13
Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour(2019)
Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tourrelives the global superstar's larger-than-life show on the big screen with performances of recent smashes such as "Chantaja"and "La Bicicleta"as well as hits from her 20+ year repertoire including "Hips Don't Lie", "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) "and "Estoy Aqui".Through Shakira's own words, she highlights what it tookto bring the career-highlight show to 22 countriesfollowing the drama of having to postpone the entire tour due to a vocal cord injury.
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Playing at Liberty Theatre
National Theatre Live: Hansard
November 16 & 20
National Theatre Live: Hansard(2019)
See Olivier Award-winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand new play from Simon Woods, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.
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Playing at Liberty Theatre
Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda
November 17
Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda(2019)
Raymonda is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary. When her beloved leaves, Abderakhman, a foreign knight, makes a bid for the hand of Raymonda and threatens her fate when she rejects him…

PRESENTATION
Raymonda is a must-see of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history. Being one of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s final works, he fully armed this ballet with beautiful court scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, Hungarian czardas and a title role suited for the most outstanding ballerina.
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Royal Opera House: Don Pasquale, The
November 24
The Royal Opera House: Don Pasquale(2019)
Don Pasquale, a wealthy old bachelor, is outraged when he hears his nephew Ernesto intends to marry the impoverished widow Norina. He determines to marry himself and disinherit Ernesto. Ernesto and Norina despair, but their friend Doctor Malatesta promises to help them – and teach Pasquale a lesson. Malatesta persuades Norina to disguise herself as his sister, then presents her to Don Pasquale as a potential bride. Pasquale is so delighted with the young woman’s docile behaviour that he demands they marry at once.

Background
Royal Opera favorite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations. The witty story of a middle-aged man whose supposed young wife runs rings around him – with her own ulterior romantic purpose in mind – has long delighted and surprised audiences, not least as presented with the sparkle of its music and the virtuoso skill of its performers. Damiano Michieletto’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.
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Wizard of Oz (1939), The 80th Anniversary
November 27 & 29 & 30 & December 1
Wizard of Oz (1939), The 80th Anniversary(2019)
Routinely referenced on countless lists as one of the greatest things ever put to celluloid, THE WIZARD OF OZ isn't great because it was an achievement for its time--it's great because it is a wholly inescapable whirlwind of excellence. It's the movie kids beg to see over and over again and the film adults routinely need to revisit just to remind them just how magical a movie can be.

Dorothy is a young farm girl in rural Kansas living with her aunt and uncle. After a dust-up between Dorothy's trusty dog Toto and the evil Miss Gulch, the sheriff orders the canine be destroyed. Dorothy flees and, in her escape, finds herself caught up in a tornado that whisks her away to the mystical land of Oz, where music, munchkins, lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) await her.

Dorothy's absolute purity of heart is countered by the wretchedly awful Wicked Witch of the West in one of the greatest good versus evil battles of all time. After an inadvertent house-crushing of the Wicked Witch's sister, Dorothy must flee to the Emerald City to speak to the Wizard of Oz and get herself gone before the Wicked Witch gets a hold of her precious and all-powerful ruby red slippers. (Greg MacLennan)
Rated G

National Theatre Live: Present Laughter
November 30 & December 11
National Theatre Live: Present Laughter(2019)
Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.
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Playing at Liberty Theatre
Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire
December 1
Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire(2019)
Amidst a bustling market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with the beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lanquedem decides to sell her to the Pasha.

PRESENTATION
Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic 19th century classic, this miracle of the repertoire is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions. Complete with a magnificent awe-inspring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance allows enough dancing for nearly the entire company and made especially for those who seek miracles in theatre.
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Branagh Theatre: The Winter's Tale
December 4 & 7
Branagh Theatre: The Winter's Tale(2019)
The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan.

King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences…

The Winter’s Tale will star a remarkable group of actors, featuring Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley Fraser (Polixenes), Miranda Raison (Hermione) and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.
Rated NR

Royal Opera House: Concerto / Enigma Variations /
December 8
Royal Opera House: Concerto / Enigma Variations /(2019)
From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of the Company’s heritage.
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Gone with the Wind 80th Anniversary
December 15 & 16
Gone with the Wind 80th Anniversary(2019)
THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONTROVERSIAL CLASSIC
Based on Margaret Mitchell's bestseller, GONE WITH THE WIND was the most talked-about movie of its era. A sweeping epic on the grandest of scales, it quickly became both a blockbuster (it held the title of highest grossing film ever for 27 years) and an Oscar magnet, winning eight Academy Awards and two honorary awards, a record in its day. The combustible passion between Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) was hotter than the flames of Atlanta and defined cinematic romance for generations to come. Its impact on American culture was enormous and enduring.

But even when it premiered, GONE WITH THE WIND attracted controversy, with some critics condemning its celebration of the Old South and its depictions of African-American characters. Walter Francis White, executive secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, tried to shame actress Hattie McDaniel when she collected the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Mammy. McDaniel, noting that her own grandmother had worked on a Tara-style plantation, famously responded, "I would rather make $700 a week playing a maid than being one." The NAACP also conferred with producer David O. Selznick to modify certain scenes and remove racially charged language. Even so, the film drew protesters in many cities.

How should we view GONE WITH THE WIND on its 80th anniversary? Can we appreciate it as a legendary and beloved movie while acknowledging its sometimes problematic themes and attitudes? What does its enduring popularity say about us? How has its rosy view of plantation life, slavery, and the pre-Civil War South affected the public perception of that culture? These are topics worth thinking about.

Spectacular in scope and brimming with enormous emotions, GONE WITH THE WIND is very much a product of its time, and yet the same questions and concerns it raised decades ago are as relevant as ever today.
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Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker
December 22
Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker(2019)
On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle against the Mouse King, determined to save Marie from him.

PRESENTATION
In this timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, rising star Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodies Marie’s innocence and enchantment along with the supremely elegant Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin as The Nutcracker, captivating audiences of all ages and bringing them on an otherworldly journey.
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National Theatre Live: All My Sons
January 16 & 18
National Theatre Live: All My Sons(2020)
America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House) directs the cast, which also includes Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin) alongside Bessie Carter, Oliver Johnstone, Kayla Meikle and Sule Rimi.

Captured live at The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.
Rated NR

Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle
February 16
Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle(2020)
The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits of jilted brides who condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion…

PRESENTATION
Giselle touches upon great and universal romantic themes. In this brand new production, renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew.
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Exhibition On Screen: Lucian Freud
March 4 & 8
Exhibition On Screen: Lucian Freud(2020)
For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits.

The exhibition will display more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself. One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also one of very few 20th-century artists who portrayed themselves with such consistency.

Spanning nearly seven decades his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later. When seen together, his portraits represent an engrossing study into the dynamic of ageing and the process of self-representation. This intensely compelling exhibition creates a unique opportunity for EXHIBITION ON SCREEN to reveal the life’s work of a master in one show.
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Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake
March 15
Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake(2020)
Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious swan-woman by the lake, Odette, and is captivated by her. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences.

PRESENTATION
Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns with a new cast for the most beloved ballet in the classical canon. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, is a must-see.
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Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
March 29
Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet(2020)
In spite of each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend…

PRESENTATION
The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev a remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight.
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Exhibition On Screen: Easter in Art
April 8 & 12
Exhibition On Screen: Easter in Art(2020)
The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history.

From the triumphant to the savage, the ethereal to the tactile, some of western civilization’s greatest artworks focus on this pivotal moment. This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day.

Shot on location in Jerusalem, United States and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages and thus depicts the history of us all.
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Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels
May 10
Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels(2020)
This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond.

PRESENTATION
Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that had forged his style, each represented by a contrasting gemstone. Jewels offers a unique occasion to enjoy the genius of choreographer’s visually captivating work performed by some of the world’s most dazzling dancers.
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Exhibition On Screen: Frida Kahlo
July 8 & 12
Exhibition On Screen: Frida Kahlo(2020)
This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Guided with interview, commentary and Frida’s own words, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN uncovers that this, however, was not a life defined by tragedy.

Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world-renowned Kahlo curators, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN explores the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo.

Using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works we examine how great an artist she can be considered. Displaying a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy on screen, this personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience and her unmatched lust for life, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage.

We might think we already know Frida Kahlo – the image of floral crowns, big brows and folk style clothing have made her a muse to generations – but what lies beneath the surface of this intensely passionate woman?
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