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Gauguin: From the National Gallery, London
January 22 & 25
Gauguin: From the National Gallery, London(2020)
CineLife Entertainment® and More2Screen present a brand-new 60-minute documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin narrated by actor Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair, Colette). This will be followed by a 30-minute private view of the current National Gallery exhibition: The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Gauguin Portraits, the first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin.
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Cunningham
January 24 & 26
Cunningham(2020)
The iconic Merce Cunningham is stunningly profiled in this documentary – a breathtaking explosion of music, dance and never-before-seen archive material woven together to create an experiential tribute to one of the world’s greatest modern dance artists.

Even for those who know little about dance, Merce Cunningham is a recognizable name — an iconic figure in his field. His mid–20th century collaborations with composer John Cage (his lifelong partner) and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg were central to an era of transformation. Now, with Cunningham, we have a chance to experience what he did. Filmmaker Alla Kovgan assembles the last generation of Cunningham dancers to present landmark works from the Cunningham repertoire. The film concentrates on the three decades from 1942 to 1972 when Cunningham was making his reputation. Gorgeously shot in 3D, Cunningham brings us closer to these works than any audience has ever been before. Taking an inventive approach with locations, the film places dancers in evocative backdrops such as a tunnel, a high-rise rooftop, and a forest. These current-day performances are interlaced with archival footage of Cunningham speaking and moving, as well as illuminating interviews with Cage, Rauschenberg, and members of the original Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

“Utterly transporting … it radiates the rapturous power of dance.” – Sherri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
Rated PG

Cunningham 3D
January 25 & 29
Cunningham 3D(2020)
The iconic Merce Cunningham is stunningly profiled in this 3D documentary – a breathtaking explosion of music, dance and never-before-seen archive material woven together to create an experiential tribute to one of the world’s greatest modern dance artists.

Even for those who know little about dance, Merce Cunningham is a recognizable name — an iconic figure in his field. His mid–20th century collaborations with composer John Cage (his lifelong partner) and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg were central to an era of transformation. Now, with Cunningham, we have a chance to experience what he did. Filmmaker Alla Kovgan assembles the last generation of Cunningham dancers to present landmark works from the Cunningham repertoire. The film concentrates on the three decades from 1942 to 1972 when Cunningham was making his reputation. Gorgeously shot in 3D, Cunningham brings us closer to these works than any audience has ever been before. Taking an inventive approach with locations, the film places dancers in evocative backdrops such as a tunnel, a high-rise rooftop, and a forest. These current-day performances are interlaced with archival footage of Cunningham speaking and moving, as well as illuminating interviews with Cage, Rauschenberg, and members of the original Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

“Utterly transporting … it radiates the rapturous power of dance.” – Sherri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
Rated PG

Royal Opera House Ballet: Coppélia, The
January 26
The Royal Opera House Ballet: Coppélia(2020)
Toy maker Dr Coppélius seems to have a beautiful young woman in his house: Coppélia, who sits and reads on his balcony. Franz and his fellow young villagers are curious about her and how she ignores them all. Franz’s fiancée Swanilda is not pleased by Franz’s interest in another woman, but equally curious. When Dr Coppélius goes to the local tavern, the young villagers slip into his house to introduce themselves to the strangely silent young woman.

A classic returns to the Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colorful storybook world to life in this treat for the whole family.
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2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation
January 31
2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation(2020)
For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar Nominated Short Films, opening on January 31. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action, and Documentary—this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool!). A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts before the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 9.
NOMINEES
DCERA (DAUGHTER)
Daria Kashcheeva
HAIR LOVE
Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver
KITBULL
Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson
MEMORABLE
Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre
SISTER
Siqi Song
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2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action
February 1
2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action(2020)
For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar Nominated Short Films, opening on January 31. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action, and Documentary—this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool!). A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts before the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 9.
NOMINEES
BROTHERHOOD
Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon
NEFTA FOOTBALL CLUB
Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi
THE NEIGHBORS' WINDOW
Marshall Curry
SARIA
Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre
A SISTER
Delphine Girard
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2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary
February 2
2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary(2020)
For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar Nominated Short Films, opening on January 31. With all three categories offered—Animated, Live Action, and Documentary—this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool!). A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts before the Academy Awards on Sunday, February 9.
NOMINEES
IN THE ABSENCE
Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam
LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU'RE A GIRL)
Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva
LIFE OVERTAKES ME
John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson
ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN
Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan
WALK RUN CHA-CHA
Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt
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National Theatre Live: Small Island
February 8
National Theatre Live: Small Island(2020)
Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.

The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.
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National Theatre Live: All About Eve
February 9
National Theatre Live: All About Eve(2020)
Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there's Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve...don't you...?
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After Parkland
February 12
After Parkland(2020)
In the days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018 that killed 17 people and launched a nationwide student movement, filmmakers Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman embedded with students and families whose lives were forever transformed. They include senior David Hogg, who recorded his class during the attack and became the face of the Never Again movement; freshman Brooke Harrison, who was in the first classroom under attack; Sam Zeif, a senior who was locked down in the same building, texting with his little brother and unsure if they would ever see each other again; Andrew Pollack, the father of 18-year-old Meadow, who was killed after being shot nine times; and the loved ones of 17-year-old Joaquin Oliver, including his parents Manuel and Patricia, girlfriend Victoria Gonzalez, and best friend Dillon McCooty. The filmmakers developed trusting relationships with these students and families, who opened their doors during some of the most difficult moments of their lives, and followed their private journeys as they rose to challenge the nation to end gun violence. Weaving together candid, in-depth interviews, vérité footage, and personal videos, the film chronicles moments both intimate and defining – from the quiet hours of grief and reflection, to those of political awakening, and onto milestones on the public stage – creating a moving portrait of one community's crusade to turn tragedy into progress.
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Playing at Liberty Theatre
Doors: Break On Thru - A Celebration Of Ray Manzar
February 12
Doors: Break On Thru - A Celebration Of Ray Manzar(2020)
THE DOORS: BREAK ON THRU – A CELEBRATION OF RAY MANZAREK is a hybrid concert and documentary capturing a 2016 performance in Los Angeles, CA by surviving Doors members John Densmore and Robby Krieger to honor fellow Doors member Ray Manzarek on what would have been his birthday on February 12th.

The Doors were born when Ray Manzarek met Jim Morrison on Venice Beach in 1965. Ray became the beating heart of The Doors and the architect of their intoxicating keyboard sound. Manzarek’s evocative playing fused rock, jazz, blues, bossa nova and an array of other styles into something utterly, dazzlingly new.

The setlist from the concert consists of Doors songs performed by John and Robby alongside a cast of all-star guest musicians including Taylor Hawkins and Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters), Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Exene and John Doe (X), Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule), Brian Ray (Paul McCartney), Andrew Watt and more.

The film also includes rare archival footage of the band, conversations with Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek, and esteemed music journalist Ben Fong-Torres, as well as new interviews with John and Robby.
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Rigoletto on the Lake
February 15
Rigoletto on the Lake(2020)
Verdi's Thrilling Masterpiece Performed on the Magnificent Bregenz Lake Stage Giuseppe Verdi's masterwork - compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful - is being performed for the first time on the breathtaking water stage of Lake Constance, Bregenz. One of Verdi's most popular works, Rigoletto is an unforgettable tale of a sacrifice and revenge; of a father's rage and a daughter's shame. It features several of opera's best-known arias-including Rigoletto's passionate denouncement "Cortigiani, vil razza dannata," Gilda's dreamy "Caro nome" and the Duke's instantly recognizable "La donna è mobile." Rigoletto was first performed in 1851 and is the first of the extraordinary "middle-period " trio of Verdi masterpieces that also includes La Traviata and Il Trovatore.
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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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Sabrina (1954)
February 22
Sabrina (1954)(2020)
Charmingly funny and heart-warmingly romantic. Billy Wilder's SABRINA takes the traditional Cinderella story line and flips it on it's head in this satirical look at class and romance. Humphrey Bogart, William Holden and Audrey Hepburn all shine in this charming comedic gem. And of course, there's plenty of drinking. (Greg MacLennan)
Rated NR

Playing at Liberty Theatre
Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
March 1
Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty(2020)
The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet’s repertory. It was the ballet with which the Company reopened the Royal Opera House in 1946 after World War II, its first production at its new home in Covent Garden. Margot Fonteyn danced the role of the beautiful Princess Aurora in the first performance, with Robert Helpmann as Prince Florimund. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original 1946 staging was revived by then Director of The Royal Ballet Monica Mason and Christopher Newton, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage.

The masterful 19th-century choreography of Marius Petipa is combined with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. Together they create an enchanting sequence of gems in the ballet repertory – from the iconic Rose Adage, when Aurora meets her four royal suitors, and the lilting Garland Waltz to the Vision Pas de deux, as Florimund sees Aurora for the first time, and the celebratory divertissements and final pas de deux that bring the ballet to its glorious close. Throughout, Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s masterful score takes ballet music to a height of passion, sophistication and intensity that arguably has never been surpassed.
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Anne Frank Parallel Stories
March 4 & 7
Anne Frank Parallel Stories(2020)
#AnneFrank Parallel Stories is a powerful retelling of Anne Frank's life through the pages of her extraordinary diary guided by the Academy-Award winning actress Helen Mirren, and through the lives of five women who, as young girls, were also deported to concentration camps but survived the Holocaust.

As a dedication to what would have been her 90th anniversary --and in cooperation with the Anne Frank Foundation -- the documentary takes audiences into Anne's room within the secret annex of her family's hiding place before being deported, and through read excerpts of her diary intertwined with the experiences of the survivors who lived to tell their own parallel stories.
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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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Woman Who Loves Giraffes, The
March 6
The Woman Who Loves Giraffes(2020)
In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. In THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES Anne (now 86) retraces her steps, and with letters and stunning, original 16mm film footage offers an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a first hand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Both the world’s first ‘giraffologist’, whose research findings ultimately became the foundation for many scientists following in her footsteps, and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as setbacks. THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES gives us a moving perspective on both.
Rated NR

National Theater Live: Cyrano de Bergerac
March 11 & 14
National Theater Live: Cyrano de Bergerac(2020)
Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.
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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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Royal Opera House: La Boheme
March 22
Royal Opera House: La Boheme(2020)
Richard Jones perfectly captures the blend of tragedy and comedy in La bohème, and provides an acute analysis of Puccini’s young would-be artists and their lovers, the soulful Mimì and spirited Musetta. Spectacular designs by Stewart Laing evoke both the poverty of the bohemians’ attic home and the splendour of Paris’s shopping arcades on Christmas Eve.

Puccini’s score is one of his most beautiful, with highlights including Rodolfo and Mimì’s introductory arias and love duet in Act I, ebullient music for the chorus and soloists in Act II, and Mimì’s poignant death scene, over which the composer himself wept. La bohème received its world premiere at the Teatro Regio, Turin, on 1 February 1896, and its Covent Garden premiere the following year. It is currently one of the best-loved operas worldwide, and the opera most performed at the Royal Opera House.
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Frida. Viva la Vida
March 28 & April 1
Frida. Viva la Vida(2020)
The film highlights the two sides of Frida Kahlo’s spirit: on one side the revolutionary, pioneering artist of contemporary feminism and on the other, the human being, victim of her tortured body and a tormented relationship.
With Asia Argento as narrator, the two faces of the artist will be revealed, by pursuing a common thread consisting of Frida’s own words: letters, diaries and private confessions. The film alternates interviews, with original documents, captivating reconstructions and Frida Kahlo’s own paintings, kept in some of the most amazing museums in Mexico.
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Playing at Liberty Theatre
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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Royal Opera House: The Cellist/ Dances at a Gather
April 5
Royal Opera House: The Cellist/ Dances at a Gather(2020)
The Royal Ballet presents the world premiere of Cathy Marston's first work for the Company on the Main Stage alongside a revival of Jerome Robbins’s timeless classic DANCES AT A GATHERING. This ballet is a fluid exercise in pure dance for five couples, set to piano music by Fryderyk Chopin.
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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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Leonardo 500 (Leonardo Cinquecento - Magnitudo con
April 11 & 15
Leonardo 500 (Leonardo Cinquecento - Magnitudo con(2020)
Leonardo: 500 years after his death, he continues to be one of the most famous and admired characters in the history of humanity.
Artist, architect, naturalist, military strategist, engineer, the greatest scientist of all time was first of all an observer in the constant search for new discoveries. Combining artificial intelligence with the results of decades of studies and research, the film reassembles, exclusively and for the first time in the world, the thousands of pages of the Codes left by Leonardo Da Vinci in a completely new perspective that shows the implications contemporary of his immense work. With the contribution of international experts and a pool of engineers and technicians, the story projects an unprecedented light on the observations and studies of the Genius that for centuries has fascinated entire generations.
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Playing at Liberty Theatre
National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream
April 18
National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream(2020)
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.
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Royal Opera House: Fidelio, The
April 19
The Royal Opera House: Fidelio(2020)
Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.
Sung in German with English surtitles
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Hermitage. The Power of Art
April 29 & May 3
Hermitage. The Power of Art(2020)
The film treats The Hermitage as a living being. It tells the story of the daily life of the museum today continuously leaving the ‘here and now’ to retrace two and a half centuries.
A wonderful complex of buildings with the largest collection of paintings in the world. St. Petersburg and the Hermitage were a meeting point for foreign artists, architects and intellectuals creating connections through art and culture.
The history of the museum is marked by the acquisitions of the enlightened Empress Catherine II, whose personality has continued to fascinate art historians and critics over the centuries.
Toni Servillo leads us on this journey through cultural bridges between places and distant civilizations. Bridges form a symbolic visual element, that will be repeated in the narrative.
Rated NR

National Theatre Live: The Lehman Trilogy
May 2
National Theatre Live: The Lehman Trilogy(2020)
On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. 163 years later, the firm they establish - Lehman Brothers - spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

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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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Royal Ballet: Swan Lake, The
May 17
The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake(2020)
Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece refreshed for a new generation. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.
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Dinosaurs
May 27 & 31
Dinosaurs(2020)
Many believe that the dinosaur skeletons admired in natural history museums emerged from the ground in the conditions in which they are exposed, but this is not the case.

Dinosaurs is a scientific documentary that tells the background linked to the most recent discoveries of these fascinating prehistoric creatures, the largest that the emerged earth has ever known. Some, especially the carnivores, terribly ferocious, reached the size and weight of a tank, at the height of a two-story building, with jaws and teeth capable of crushing their opponents. The herbivores, for their part, developed massive armor and horns to defend themselves.

Beyond the fascination that they are still able to arouse for adults and children, few know, however, that most of the skeletons exhibited in museums are reconstructions and that in the world the original specimens can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Where do they come from? Who are the scientists who find them and study them? And then what processes end up in the places visited by millions of people each year?

Francesco Invernizzi, director and producer, answers these questions by reconstructing the journey faced by the remains of these extraordinary creatures, from the discovery in the most remote areas of the planet to the laboratories of the world's leading experts, to the most exclusive galleries and auction houses where the great collectors and the prestigious scientific institutes go to win these rare specimens.

Dinosaurs is an exciting journey told through 8K images shot in Italy, Switzerland, France and the USA following the traces of the giants of the past.
Rated NR

Wunderkammer
June 24 & 28
Wunderkammer(2020)
Not unlike a complex molecule, a wonder is made up of tightly-knit atoms. At the core is man’s pursuit of wonder. The Wunderkammer reproduces the idea of “the world in a room”: in one room man collects and controls his own universe. The film features first-hand accounts from modern collectors who share their stories, their experiences, their journeys, their treasures. The viewer is taken into otherwise inaccessible places across France, Italy, Austria and England as the documentary explores the past and present, and delves into today’s Wunderkammer, leading inevitably to the question: What lies in the future for wonder?
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Royal Shakespeare Company - The Winter's Tale
June 27 & July 1
Royal Shakespeare Company - The Winter's Tale(2020)
Set across a 16-year span from Mad Men to the moon landings, this new production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale imagines a world where the ghosts of fascist Europe collide with horrors of The Handmaid’s Tale, before washing up on a joyful seashore.

King Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy but grief opens his heart. Will he find the child he abandoned before it is too late?

A moving new production directed by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman.
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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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Bernini
July 15 & 19
Bernini(2020)
“No artist defined 17th-century Rome more than Gian Lorenzo Bernini did, working under nine popes and leaving an indelible mark on the Eternal City. And there is probably no better place to appreciate his talent and genius than the Borghese Gallery in Rome, the villa — now a museum — built by his first patron, Cardinal Scipione Borghese, where Bernini revealed his talent for capturing tension and drama in stone. But during the remarkable exhibition titled “Bernini,” visiting may be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” The New York Times

The selection of more than 60 masterpieces on display at the amazing Villa Borghese in Rome has been defined by art connoisseurs as Bernini’s return home. Five centuries have passed since the birth of the artist’s magnificent sculptural groups and, through exclusive, never-seen-before footage, the protagonists of this stunning exhibition explain and analyze the details of these treasures, that came from the world’s most prestigious Museums, for this extraordinary opportunity.

Works from: Musée du Louvre (Paris, Francia) – Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk, USA) – Colecciones Reales (Madrid, Spagna) – Collection Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Canada) – Collezione Eredi Bernini – Fondazione Accademia Carrara (Bergamo, Italia) – Galleria Nazionali d’Arte Antica (Roma, Italia) – Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, USA) – Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA) – Musei Vaticani (Città del Vaticano) – National Gallery (London, UK) – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
Rated NR

Royal Opera House: The Dante Project , The
July 26
The Royal Opera House: The Dante Project(2020)
Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In his new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor creates a world premiere in collaboration with an award-winning team – contemporary conductor-composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.
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Royal Shakespeare Company -  The Comedy of Errors
August 1 & 5
Royal Shakespeare Company - The Comedy of Errors(2020)
The Comedy of Errors, a fairytale farce of everyday miracles, mistaken identity and double vision, is directed by comedy master Phillip Breen. Miles Jupp will make his RSC debut as Antipholus of Syracuse.
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Royal Shakespeare Company -  Pericles
October 10 & 14
Royal Shakespeare Company - Pericles(2020)
Shakespeare’s touching and hopeful tale of loss and reconciliation located in a familiar world of precarious journeys. Director Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC after her acclaimed Titus Andronicus (2017) and The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).
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