THE TRIP TO ITALY | I AM ELEVEN | PUMP | MEN OF THE CLOTH FELONY | 1,000 TIMES GOODNIGHT | THE E-TEAM | ST. VINCENT AWAKE | BITTER HONEY | OPERA: LA TRAVIATA | OPERA: IL TROVATORE | BALLET: BALANCHINE / MILLEPIED | BALLET: JULIA OCH ROMEO
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THE TRIP TO ITALY
Opens October 3rd!
Michael Winterbottom’s largely improvised 2010 film, THE TRIP, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon—or semifictionalized versions thereof—on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs.
Rewhetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman’s vocal register, the artistic merits of “Jagged Little Pill,” and, of course, the virtue of sequels.
Winterbottom trains his camera to capture the idyllic Italian landscape and the gastronomic treasures being prepared and consumed while keeping the film centered on the crackling chemistry between the two leads. The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay between Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, letting audiences into their insightful ruminations on the nuances of friendship and the juggling of family and career. The result is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity.
108 min • NR • Dir. Michael Winterbottom
I AM ELEVEN
Opens October 3rd!
Skype Q+A's with directors Genevieve Bailey, Henrik Nordstrom this weekend: Friday, Oct. 3 after 640p show -and- Sunday, Oct. 5 after 640p show
I AM ELEVEN explores the lives and thoughts of children from 15 countries, weaving together deeply personal and at times hilarious portraits of what it means to sit at this transitional age. From an orphanage in India, to a single-parent household in inner-city Melboure, to bathing with elephants in Thailand, these young minds provide us with powerful insight into the future of our world.
128 min • NR • Dir. Genevieve Bailey
Opens October 10th!
PUMP is an eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America’s addiction to oil, from Standard Oil’s illegal tactics to the monopoly oil companies enjoy today. The film explains clearly and simply how we can end this monopoly — and finally win choice at the pump.
88 min • PG • Dir. Joshua Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell
MEN OF THE CLOTH
One time showing - October 14th!
MEN OF THE CLOTH is an inspiring portrait of Nino Corvato, Checchino Fonticoli and Joe Centofanti, three Italian master tailors who confront the decline of the apprentice system as they navigate their challenging roles in the twilight of their career. The film unravels the mystery of their artistry and reveals how their passionate devotion to their Old World craft is akin to a religion.
96 min • NR • Dir. Vicki Vasilopoulos
Opens October 17th!
Three detectives become embroiled in a tense struggle after a tragic accident that leaves a child in critical condition. One is guilty of a crime, one will try to cover it up, and the other attempts to expose it. How far will these men go to disguise and unravel the truth?
105 min • NR • Dir. Matthew Saville
Opens October 24th!
Anna, Ole, Fred and Peter are four members of the Emergencies Team - or E-Team - the ground division of a respected, international human rights group. Arriving after allegations of human rights abuse surface, the E-Team uncovers crucial evidence to determine if further investigation is warranted and, if so, to document evidence and challenge the responsible decision makers.
Using a cinema verite approach, our camera follow the E-Team investigators in the field as they piece together abuses around the globe. The team smuggles across the border into Syria to conduct undercover investigations as the civil war rages. And amidst bullets and bombs. we watch as Fred and Peter work to halt human rights abuses in the aftermath of the Gaddafi regime.
1,000 Times Goodnight
Opens October 24th!
Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) is one of world's top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the most dire landscapes, all in an effort to shed light on the real cost of modern war. But she's also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new combat zone.
After a near-death experience chronicling the ritual of a female suicide bomber, husband Marcus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) levels an ultimatum: give up the dangerous profession or lose the family she counts on being there when she returns from each assignment. Yet the conviction that her photos can make a difference keeps pulling at Rebecca's resolve, making it difficult for her to walk away entirely. With an offer to photograph a refugee camp in Kenya, a place allegedly so safe that daughter Steph (Lauryn Canny) is allowed to join her, Rebecca comes face to face with just how much she risks each time she steps back into the fray.
117 min • NR • Dir. Erik Poppe
Opens October 24th!
Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) and her adopted 12-year-old son, Oliver, move next door to war veteran Vincent (Bill Murray), but when Oliver gets locked out after school one day, Vincent allows him to stay at his house until his mom gets home. Because he has bills up to the ceiling and is desperate for cash, he tells Maggie he'll babysit Oliver every day after school. Vincent then introduces Oliver to his lifestyle, including gambling, drinking, and his relationship with a Russian prostitute (Naomi Watts).
103 min • PG-13 • Dir. Theodore Melfi
Opens October 31st!
AWAKE: THE LIFE OF YOGANANDA is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. (Apparently, it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad.) By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today.
NR • Dir. Paola Di Floria, Lisa Leeman
Opens November 7th!
BITTER HONEY is a feature-length documentary presenting an intimate and emotionally charged portrait of three polygamous families in Bali, Indonesia. Following these families over a seven year period, the film portrays the plight of Balinese co-wives, for whom marriage is frequently characterized by psychological manipulation, infidelity, domestic violence, and economic hardship.
Living in a society where men have authority in many domains, these women have little voice in steering or protesting the conditions of their domestic lives. Bitter Honey draws attention to their struggle, documents the work of those taking steps to better protect and empower them, and aims to trigger a wider conversation about contemporary polygamy and women’s rights in Indonesia.
81 min • NR • Dir. Robert Lemelson
OPERA IN HD: LA TRAVIATA
Starring the incomparable Diana Damrau, from the Opera de Paris!
Monday, October 6th at 7:00pm Saturday, October 11th at 11:00am
The beautiful courtesan Violetta falls in love with her admirer, Alfredo - only to be ripped apart by duty and destiny.
Giuseppe Verdi immortalizes the Dame Aux Camelias in a cruel and sublime masterpiece, one of the repertoire's most fitting.
In Italian • Conductor Fransesco Ivan Ciampa • Director Benoit Jacquot
OPERA IN HD: IL TROVATORE
Starring Anna Netrebko & Placido Domingo! Captured live from Berlin's Staatsoper Unter den Linden!
Monday, November 3rd at 7:00pm Saturday, Novermber 8th at 11:00am
This musical feast from Berlin's Staatsoper Unter den Linden stars Anna Netrebko and Placido Domingo in debut roles at the head of an impressive ensemble directed by Daniel Barenboim.
In Italian • Conducted by Daniel Barenboim • Directed by Philipp Stolzl
BALLET IN HD: BALANCHINE | MILLEPIED
Enduring works of two masters, side by side! Captured LIVE from the Paris Opera Ballet!
Monday, October 20th at 7:00 pm Saturday, October 26th at 11:00 am
Alongside Balanchine's PALAIS DE CRISTAL, set to music by Bizet, Benjamin Millepied adapts Ravel's DAPNE ET CHLOE. Phillipe Jordan accompanies the Paris Opera Ballet for the first time.
This encounter between two great French composers and two choreographers from the New York City Ballet, founder George Balanchine and former student Benjamin Millepied, highlights the similarites and dissonances between them.
JULIA OCH ROMEO
The Tchaikovsky classic set to modern choreography! Featuring The Royal Swedish Ballet!
Monday, November 17th at 7:00pm Saturday, November 22nd at 11:00am
Bringing the focus to Juliet, Director Mats Ek re-examines the ageless story of tragic love. Exploring the subversive power of love as it conflicts with a legacy of violence, Ek highlights the brutal struggle between generations. Love, hate and jealousy - set in a rough urban landscape of grey and black - Ek’s modern take is simultaneously refreshingly funny and tearfully sad.