Film Archives

2019 DOC WEEK: FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO

| 2019 | 1 hr 31 mins | | , ,
Directed by Daniel Karslake

From the director/producer of FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO comes a new film that continues the conversation about the impact of religious belief on the lives of LGBTQ people. It challenges the far-right’s use of the Bible and the U.S. Constitution to fight against equality for LGBTQ citizens and takes on…

2019 DOC WEEK: THE 5TH DEMENTIA with Q & A by Director Serene Meshel-Dillman

2018,
Serene Meshel-Dillman

The 5th Dementia, is a diverse band featuring former professionals from a range of socioeconomic and educational backgrounds who now struggle to remember anything at all due to their illnesses. Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s. They come together to play and sing a list of songs compiled by their bandleader.  When the music starts,…

MET OPERA LIVE: The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS

| 2019 | 3 hrs 15 mins | |

One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved…

MET OPERA LIVE: MARIA STUARDA

| 2019 | 2 hrs 46 mins | |

Soprano Diana Damrau, following her triumph as Violetta in last season’s new production of Verdi’s La Traviata, stars as the martyred Mary, Queen of Scots, in Donizetti’s bel canto showcase. Star mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is her imperious rival Queen Elizabeth I, and the silken-voiced tenor Stephen Costello is the noble Earl of…

MET OPERA LIVE: TOSCA

| 2019 | 2 hrs 57 mins | |

Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Tenors Najmiddin Mavlyanov and Brian Jagde alternate as the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritones George Gagnidze and Michael Volle complete the opera’s…

MET OPERA LIVE: DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER

| 2019 | 2 hrs 19 mins | |

The great bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the company for the first time since 2012, in the title role of the cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. Valery Gergiev conducts a new production by François Girard, whose visionary 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met…

MET OPERA LIVE: AGRIPPINA

| 2019 | 3 hrs 45 mins | |

Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly…

MET OPERA LIVE: WOZZEK

| 2019 | 1 hr and 32 mins. | |

After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium for this important event, with baritone Peter Mattei making his…

MET OPERA LIVE: AKHNATEN

| 2019 | 3 hrs and 31 mins. | |

Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic…

MET OPERA LIVE: MADAMA BUTTERFLY

| 2019 | 3 hrs and 12 mins. | |

Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. The great Plácido Domingo makes his role debut as Sharpless, alternating with Paulo Szot and Markus Brück. Pier Giorgio Morandi…

MET OPERA LIVE: MANON

| 2019 | 3 hrs and 52 mins. | |

Exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. Tenor Michael Fabiano is the besotted Chevalier des Grieux, whose desperate love for Manon proves their undoing. Maurizio Benini conducts Massenet’s sensual score.

MET OPERA LIVE: TURANDOT

| 2019 | 3 hrs | |

Two of opera’s most thrilling dramatic sopranos, Christine Goerke and Nina Stemme, reprise their fierce portrayals of the title princess. Yannick Nézet-Séguin takes the podium to conduct Franco Zeffirelli’s dazzling production of Puccini’s final masterpiece, which also features tenors Roberto Aronica and Marco Berti as Calàf, sopranos Eleonora Buratto and Hibla Gerzmava…

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM – with special guest Paula Giddings

| 2019 | 2 hrs | |

Sponsored by Noepe Center for the Arts Followed by a Q & A with special guest Paula Giddings This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics…

AGENTS OF CHANGE – One Time Screening – plus Q & A with Filmmakers Frank Dawson & Abby Ginzberg!

| 2016 | 66 minutes | |
A film by Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg

Post-screening discussion with filmmakers Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg AGENTS OF CHANGE is an award-winning film about the black-led student protest movement of the late 1960’s which helped bring about Black and Ethnic Studies programs across the country. Through the stories of the young men and women who were at the forefront of…

WILD ROSE

| 2019 | 1 hr 41 mins | | ,

WILD ROSE tells the complicated story of Rose-Lynn, a woman on a quest to become a country music star, while also grappling with the responsibilities of being recently released from prison and a young mother of two children.  Wild Rose proves a star-is-born story can still be thoroughly entertaining — and marks its own transcendent moment for lead Jessie…

THE MET Encore: Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE

, | 2019 | 120 minutes | | ,
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. Separately, then together, Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials of initiation, which end in triumph, with the Queen and her cohorts vanquished.  Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s…

THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2019/20 MINI SEASON PASS (any 5 performances)

| 2019-20 | |

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts is returning for it’s 14th season. The 2019–20 Live in HD season of movie theater transmissions begins on October 12 with Puccini’s Turandot, led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The 2019-20 Live in HD season features ten transmissions, All…

THE MET: LIVE IN HD 2019/20 FULL SEASON PASS TO ALL 10 LIVE PERFORMANCES

| 2019-20 | |

MET OPERA LIVE — SEASON PASSES ON SALE NOW! The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts is returning for it’s 14th season. The 2019–20 Live in HD season of movie theater transmissions begins on October 12 with Puccini’s Turandot, led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The…

THE LION KING

| 2019 | 2 hrs | | , ,

Starring Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, Amy Sedaris, John Oliver, Keegan Michael-Key and James Earl Jones From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau‘s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not…

THE DEAD DON’T DIE

| 2019 | 1 Hour and 43 Minutes | | , , ,
Written and Directed by Jim Jarmusch

The greatest zombie cast ever disassembled starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat and Tom Waits. Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.

ECHO IN THE CANYON

| 2019 | 1 hr 22 mins | | ,

Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when…

MAIDEN

| 2019 | 1 hr 37 mins | |

Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – ALL MY SONS

| 2019 | 165 minutes | | ,

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – ALL MY SONS by Arthur Miller directed by Jeremy Herrin Broadcast live from 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. America, 1947. Despite hard choices…

2019 DOC WEEK: PAVAROTTI – Reception beforehand at 6:30 PM

| 2019 | 1 Hour and 54 Minutes | | , ,
A Film by Ron Howard

DOC WEEK OPENING NIGHT – RECEPTION AT 6:30 PM IN FILM CENTER LOBBY From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, PAVAROTTI is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award (R)…

THE FAREWELL

, | 2019 | 1 hour and 38 minutes | | ,
Written & Directed by Lulu Wang

The film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather before she passes. Billi, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with…

Pursuing the Dream: Refugee & Migrant Film Festival ALL-ACCESS PASS

| 2019 | | ,

2019 REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FESTIVAL ALL-ACCESS PASS The current migration crisis suggests that many have forgotten the importance of immigrants to the formation and advancement of our country. In an effort to raise public awareness of the centrality of immigration to America’s history and the advancement of our democracy, the Exodus institute…

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War (A conversation with Henry Louis Gates & Eric Foner)

| 2019 | 90 minutes

In 2019, Henry Louis Gates Jr. presented a vital new documentary series on Reconstruction: America After the Civil War. The series explores the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change. The twelve years…

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

| 2019 | 2 hrs 15 mins | | ,

Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are…

AMAZING GRACE

| 2018 | 2 hrs | | ,

Starring Aretha Franklin


Singer Aretha Franklin performs gospel songs at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972.

JAWS – Every Friday at the CAPAWOCK THEATER — ALL SUMMER LONG

| 1975 | 130 Minutes | | , ,
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Fridays at the Capawock, all summer long! Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, JAWS set the standard for edge-of-your-seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of…