From a script he co-adapted from the Stephen King novel, director Stanley Kubrick melds vivid performances, menacing settings, dreamlike tracking shots and shock after shock into a milestone macabre. In a signature role, Jack Nicholson (“Heeeere’s Johnny!”) plays Jack Torrance, who’s come to the elegant, isolated Overlook Hotel, as the off-season caretaker with his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd). Torrance has never been there before - or has he? The answer lies in a ghostly time warp of madness and murder.
A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.
A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March - detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, and as they mature, they face blossoming ambitions and relationships, as well as tragedy, while maintaining their unbreakable bond as sisters.
The life of musician Blaze Foley.
A Bread Factory, Part Two
At The Bread Factory, they rehearse the Greek play, Hecuba. But the real theatrics are outside the theater where the town has been invaded by bizarre tourists and mysterious tech start-up workers. There is a new normal in Checkford, if it is even really Checkford any longer.
In the middle of the night, a 7-year-old boy has gone missing. The crisis has drawn the child’s father Julien (Guillaume Canet) back to a small, snowy town in eastern France in an effort to help. Julien travels abroad for work and has been essentially absent from his son’s life since splitting with his wife (Mélanie Laurent) a few years earlier. Fueled by his sense of guilt about neglecting his family, Julien is determined to do whatever it takes to find his son. That includes using physical force against anyone he speculates could be a suspect in the kidnapping – and disobeying police instructions by stepping outside of the law, as he begins to unfold the mystery of the boy’s disappearance. MY SON marks the third and most unique collaboration between Canet and director Christian Carion, whose 2005 war drama Joyeux Noël earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. Here, in a remarkable filmmaking twist, Carion made the decision to keep Canet almost completely in the dark about the movie’s plot. The film was shot in sequence over a quick six days. And Canet, onscreen for virtually every minute, was experiencing events, struggling with his emotions, and discovering clues in real time, just as his character was. The result is a dynamic thriller with an added layer of authentic tension. Canet, himself an award-winning director (including of 2006’s acclaimed mystery Tell No One), delivers a powderkeg portrait of a man driven to extremes, with Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) providing a tough, complex performance as his distraught ex-wife. With his most unconventional shooting method, Carion has innovated a bold style of filmmaking – and in doing so has created a raw, riveting and dangerous movie experience.
Winner, Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival; a Telluride Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival selection The most personal project to date from Academy Award®-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón, ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in Mexico City’s middle-class Roma neighborhood. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst Mexico’s political turmoil of the 1970s. ROMA marks Cuarón’s first project since the groundbreaking Gravity in 2013. (English subtitles)
ROSIE tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after her landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Finding a room, even for a night, is a tough job and finding somewhere permanent to live is even harder. Over 36 hours, Rosie (Sarah Greene) and her partner John Paul (Moe Dunford) strive to maintain a loving family unit while shielding their young family from the reality of the situation. ROSIE examines how, even in times of crisis, the love and strength of a family can endure.
Tell it to the Bees
In 1950s small town Britain, a doctor develops a relationship with her young patient's mother.
The Other Side of the Wind
Orson Welles' final film. A Hollywood director emerges from semi-exile with plans to complete work on an innovative motion picture.
A Venice Film Festival selection After a pair of shocking attacks in Norway, survivors -- and the country -- rally for healing and justice. Based on true events. (English subtitles)
A Star Is Born
A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn
After getting fired by her scheming husband Shane Danger (Emile Hirsch) from his cappuccino shop, dissatisfied Lulu Danger (Aubrey Plaza) is stunned when a TV commercial for “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn For One Magical Night Only” reveals a mysterious man from her past (Craig Robinson). When Shane and his bumbling cohorts steal the cashbox from Lulu’s adopted vegan brother Adjay, specialist Colin (Jemaine Clement) enters the fray to retrieve the stolen funds. But Lulu seizes the opportunity to run off in search of her mystery man—and events only become stranger from there. This is a story of love, theft, athletic swimming, and a magical magical event.
Birds of Passage
During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.
Director Karyn Kusama’s (The Invitation, Girlfight) Destroyer is a riveting and gritty crime thriller starring Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman (Lion, Big Little Lies, The Hours) in a virtuoso performance as a hardened detective worn down to the nub by the rigors of her job and the aftermath of an undercover FBI sting gone horribly wrong. Haunted by guilt and loss, when an old nemesis, played by Toby Kebbell (War for the Planet of the Apes, A Monster Calls) resurfaces, she becomes hell bent on finding him, seeing it as her one last shot at redemption. The film is produced by Fred Berger (La La Land, Operation Finale) and the tense, pulsating screenplay was written by writer/producers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (The Invitation, crazy/beautiful). Destroyer features a stellar co-starring cast, including Sebastian Stan (Avengers: Infinity War, I, Tonya), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Bradley Whitford (The Post, Get Out). Annapurna Pictures will distribute the film theatrically on December 25, 2018.
Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. In an effort to reaffirm his dignity, Marcello will submit to an unexpected act of vengeance.
On the heels of his second Academy Award®-winner The Salesman following his first for A Separation, Asghar Farhadi wrote and directed this Spanish-language psychological thriller starring Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Ricardo Darín. The film follows Laura (Cruz) on her travels from Argentina to her small home town in Spain for her sister’s wedding, bringing her two children along for the occasion. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface and deeply hidden secrets are revealed.
A Cannes International Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival selection Determined 15-year-old Lara is committed to becoming a professional ballerina. With the support of her father, she throws herself into this quest for the absolute at a new school. Lara’s adolescent frustrations and impatience are heightened as she realizes her body does not bend so easily to the strict discipline because she was born a boy. (English subtitles)
Winner Audience Award at Toronto International Film Festival When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger—as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. In his foray into powerfully dramatic work as a feature director, Peter Farrelly helms the film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line.
This riveting Scandinavian thriller centers around police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) demoted to desk work. He expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher, but instead must race against time when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who then disconnects abruptly. Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of the crime slowly becomes more clear. The search to find the missing woman and her assailant will take every bit of his intuition and skill, as a ticking clock and his own personal demons conspire against him. In Danish with English subtitles.
Hollow Body is a struggling rock band led by Jimmy (David Arquette) who makes a deal with Rick (Luke Wilson) a shady record executive. Unfortunately, the band's shy lead singer Rachel (Allie Gonino) suffers from severe stage fright and cannot play in front of a live audience. The band breaks up and as Rachel's controlling stage mother Barb (Perrey Reeves) drives her home, they are struck by lightning and killed. Rachel comes back to life, now able to give electrifying performances, but at a terrible cost. Jimmy and bandmate Scott (Ryan Donowho) must decide if they are willing to pay the ultimate price for success.
Lucinda and Sidney, a successful, young couple in the New York City theatre world, hire a French woman, Genevieve, to carry their child. Three months pregnant and beginning to have second thoughts, Genevieve travels to New York to meet them and spend a long weekend together. During an unexpectedly intimate experience, all three must confront their own boundaries and vulnerabilities as they develop profound connections that culminate in a startling emotional moment. Featuring powerful performances from Kerry Condon (Better Call Saul, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri) and Dominic Fusuma (13 Hours, Focus) and a standout portrayal by young French actress Julie Sokolowski (star of Bruno Dumont's Hadewijch) as Genevieve, the film also features David Harbour (Stranger Things). Writer / director / actor Charlie Birns has crafted a nuanced, compassionate debut feature drama about embarking on the precarious closeness of surrogacy while bravely searching for human connection. Featuring exquisite cinematography by Sean Price Williams, (Good Time and Heaven Knows What with the Safdie Brothers, Listen Up Philip and Queen of Earth with Alex Ross Perry), the film experiments with new modes of cinematic storytelling, employing raw performance, unexpected sound design, editing, narration and the use of still photography to dazzling effect.
MDMA is a semi-autobiographical crime drama inspired by true events of filmmaker Angie Wang’s gritty past as one of the major players in the party-drug business. It’s 1984, and a young working-class woman, Angie Wang (Annie Q.) from New Jersey is about to start her freshman year at a prestigious San Francisco university. On her first day, she meets her new roommate, a rich girl named Jeanine Rockwell (Francesca Eastwood), and the two bond over booze, boys, and their first taste of freedom! When her financial aid is cut, she uses her book and street smarts, along with school resources to synthesize the growing popular drug, Ecstasy. Her dual life as the Asian 'model minority' coed and profit-driven drug dealer is further complicated by her desire to help a girl who reminds her of her own dark past.
A Sundance Film Festival selection A couple coping with infertility struggles to keep their marriage afloat as they navigate the world of assisted reproduction and adoption.
A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find on the street.
Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.
The Grief of Others
Based on Leah Hager Cohen’s critically acclaimed novel, a family struggles with a tragic loss when an unexpected visitor arrives. She stirs the pain of past betrayals but might also offer an unforeseen gift: a way out of their isolating grief.
When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life.
When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego "Venom" to save his life.
A Bread Factory, Part One
After 40 years of running The Bread Factory, Dorothea and Greta are suddenly fighting for survival when a celebrity couple—performance artists from China—come to Checkford and build an enormous complex down the street catapulting big changes in their small town.
All About Nina
Nina Geld (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is an up-and-coming comedian in New York City. She’s funny, smart and has worked hard to build a career for herself in the male-dominated world of stand-up. But when it comes to romantic relationships, Nina’s life is a mess. Random guys in bars, abusive married men (Chace Crawford), and an inability to stand up for herself finally convince Nina it’s time for a change. She packs up and moves to Los Angeles, for a once in a lifetime opportunity to audition for Comedy Prime — the end all, be all of late night comedy. After killing it in Los Angeles, she meets chill contractor Rafe Hines (Common), who tempts the brash New Yorker into considering commitment. Sublimating her own desire to self-destruct, Nina has to answer the question, once and for all, of whether women can indeed have it all.
Boy Erased tells the story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith. “Boy Erased” is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity. Written for the screen and directed by Joel Edgerton, based on Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family by Garrard Conley.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Nadine Labaki’s CAPERNAUM (“Chaos”) tells the story of Zain (Zain al Raffea), a Lebanese boy who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. CAPERNAUM follows Zain as he journeys from gutsy, streetwise child to hardened 12-year-old “adult”: fleeing his negligent parents, surviving through his wits on the streets, taking care of Ethiopian refugee Rahil (Yordanos Shiferaw) and her baby son Yonas (Boluwatife Treasure Bankole), being jailed for a violent crime, and finally, seeking justice in a courtroom. CAPERNAUM was made with a cast of non-professionals playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own. Following her script, Labaki placed her performers in scenes and asked them to react spontaneously with their own words and gestures. When the non-actors’s instincts diverged from the written script, Labaki adapted the screenplay to follow them. While steeped in the quiet routines of ordinary people, CAPERNAUM is a film with an expansive palette: without warning it can ignite with emotional intensity, surprise with unexpected tenderness, and inspire with flashes of poetic imagery. Although it is set in the depths of a society’s systematic inhumanity, CAPERNAUM is ultimately a hopeful film that stirs the heart as deeply as it cries out for action.
Change in the Air
When a beguiling young woman moves in next door, a quiet neighborhood is awakened, bringing people face to face with their secrets and, ultimately, themselves.
Alain (Guillame Canet), a successful Parisian publisher struggling to adapt to the digital revolution, has major doubts about the new manuscript of Léonard (Vincent Macaigne), one of his long-time authors - another work of autofiction recycling his love affair with a minor celebrity. Selena (Juliette Binoche), Alain’s wife, a famous stage actress, is of the opposite opinion.
Based on a true story, “Mills” is an abused 12-year-old graffiti addict who is losing faith in integrity. Tim Moellering is a humble middle-school teacher and football coach in Berkeley who believes that there is no such thing as a bad kid, only a bad situation. The two form an uneasy friendship when Tim recognizes that Mills’ unhealthy behavior is merely a cry for help. Keeping his promise, Tim is willing to sacrifice his reputation, job and relationships in order to win the child’s trust. But Mills cannot trust until he learns to trust his struggle first.
Buenos Aires, 1971. Carlitos is a seventeen-year-old with movie star swagger, blond curls and a baby face. As a young boy, he coveted other people’s things, but it wasn’t until his early adolescence that his true calling—to be a thief—manifested itself. When he meets Ramon at his new school, Carlitos is immediately drawn to him and starts showing off to get his attention. Together they will embark on a journey of discovery, love and crime. Killing is just a random offshoot of the violence, which continues to escalate until Carlitos is finally apprehended. Because of his angelic appearance, the press dubs Carlitos "The Angel of Death." Showered with attention because of his beauty, he becomes an overnight celebrity. Altogether, he is believed to have committed over forty thefts and eleven homicides.
The Old Man and the Gun
THE OLD MAN & THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.
The Sisters Brothers
From acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone, A Prophet), and based on the novel by Patrick deWitt, THE SISTERS BROTHERS is a reimagining of the cinematic Western as a dangerous, witty, and emotionally cathartic exploration of what it means to be a man. It is 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly) are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: that of criminals, that of innocents…and they know no state of existence other than being gunmen. The older of the two, introspective Eli (Reilly) rides hard with his younger sibling yet dares to dream of a normal life. The younger of the two, hard-drinking Charlie (Phoenix) has taken charge with gusto as lead man on the duo’s assignments. Each increasingly questions, and quibbles with, the other’s methods. The Sisters brothers find themselves on a journey through the Northwest, bringing them to the mountains of Oregon, a dangerous brothel in the small town of Mayfield, and eventually, the Gold Rush land of California — a journey that will test the deadly family ties that bind. But, can it also be the path to rediscovering what remains of their humanity? THE SISTERS BROTHERS also stars Jake Gyllenhaal as learned scout John Morris and Riz Ahmed as fugitive chemist Hermann Kermit Warm.
They'll Love Me When I'm Dead
This engaging documentary explores Orson Welles's unfinished film, "The Other Side of the Wind," which he worked on for a decade before his death.
What They Had
From first-time writer/director Elizabeth Chomko, WHAT THEY HAD centers on a family in crisis. Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home to Chicago at her brother’s (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father’s (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.
A Happening of Monumental Proportions
A series of touching comic tableaus – some raucous, some sad, some instantly identifiable – mark actress Judy Greer’s directorial debut. The nonstop comedy intertwines students, parents, and teachers, all trying to find their way through one rough day. The all-star cast finds Daniel, an account manager (Common) with a boring job gearing up for Career Day at his lovely daughter’s elementary school, while dealing with the fallout of an intra-office romance with his assistant (Jennifer Garner) and his nasty new boss (Bradley Whitford). The boss’s unfortunately nerdy son finds himself instantly entranced with Daniel’s daughter (Storm Reid), seeking advice from their school’s hip shop teacher (John Cho) and depressed music teacher (Anders Holm), without success. The teachers’ principal team – Allison Janney and Rob Riggle – spend their day trying to hide the school’s dead gardener from not only the staff, but also the students and their parents, who experience a Career Day they likely will never forget.
Based on Ann Patchett’s best-selling novel, BEL CANTO is a dramatic love story that follows a famous soprano (Julianne Moore) who travels to a military dictatorship in South America to give a private concert at a party for a wealthy Japanese industrialist (Ken Watanabe). Just as the glittering gathering of diplomats and politicians convenes, the mansion is taken over by a guerrilla rebel group demanding the release of their imprisoned comrades. Threats are made, lives are lost, a tense negotiation begins, and a month long standoff ensues. While they are confined to the house, the hostages and their captors, who speak different languages, are forced to find ways to communicate. Music, especially the beautiful arias performed by Moore’s character, a songbird in captivity, sparks a shared sense of comradeship and even love, uniting the disparate housemates as they form unexpected bonds, overcome their differences, and discover their shared humanity.
Life & Nothing More
In his remarkable second feature, Spanish-born filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza follows-up his debut drama Aquí y allá with another sensitive portrait of a struggling family. Stressed by her job in a diner, single mother Regina (Regina Williams) is raising her two children in northern Florida. When her 14-year-old son Andrew (Andrew Bleechington) has another brush with the law, she worries he’ll wind up in prison like his father. Méndez Esparza employs documentary-style realism in this snapshot of race, class and the bonds of family in contemporary America.
A Tree a Rock a Cloud
Based on the short story by groundbreaking southern American writer Carson McCullers, written when she was just 25, the film, “A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.”, is set at a roadside café in the early morning in the Spring of 1947. A young boy and an older man meet by chance. The man relates a luminous tale of personal heartbreak and loss, and of his hard won understanding of the nature of love. The film is the directorial debut of award winning NY actor/director Karen Allen.
Director John Carpenter’s ORIGINAL 1970’s classic! The night HE (villain Michael Myers) came home, 15 years after committing a grisly murder…and just in time for Halloween. This is the movie that inspired a whole series of horror pictures featuring teenagers in peril, and it remains one of the most successful independent movies ever made. Jamie Lee Curtis, in her film debut, plays a babysitter who is stalked by Myers. (“You can’t kill the boogeyman.”) Rated R
In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A PRIVATE WAR is brought to the screen by Academy Award-nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.
14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of purpose—he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.
Doctor Who New Season Premiere
Come together in cinemas with other fans to watch the premiere of a new season of Doctor Who with a new Doctor! The brand new series of Doctor Who marks the arrival of Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch) as the 13th Doctor - a super - smart force of nature - alongside a new team of friends. Already highly anticipated, the new-look series heralds a brand-new era for Doctor Who with a world-class team at the helm led by showrunner Chris Chibnall (Broadchurch, Torchwood). The show will be full of action and adventure, humor and thrills, an unmissable journey across all of space and time. Includes two behind-the-scenes bonus features: Becoming a Doctor - Follow Jodie Whittaker's journey from being cast in Doctor Who to coming alive in her very first episode as the Doctor in this special bonus feature. Directing and Regenerating Doctor Who - Meet the director of the Doctor Who premiere episode, Jamie Childs, and discover the unique challenges of bringing a new Doctor to the screen in Doctor Who. Global Premiere Sunday, October 7 on BBC America. Doctor Who Fans - we want you to have fun at these cinema events - but safety is paramount. Please note that attending in costume is fine, however masks, face-concealing make-up, fake weapons as well as any costumes that conceal what you are carrying, your natural body shape or face are strictly prohibited.
MET: Aida ENCORE
One of the best from director Alfred Hitchcock, the “master of suspense.” James Stewart, confined to his New York City apartment with a broken leg, finds that “people watching” from his window helps to pass the time. Things heat up when he and his girlfriend (Grace Kelly) begin to suspect one of his neighbors of murder. Wendell Corey plays Stewart’s police detective friend. (“People do a lot of things in private they couldn’t possibly explain in public.”) Rated PG
MET: Samson et Dalila
“It’s showtime!” Michael Keaton stars as Beetlejuice (“the ghost with the most, babe”) in this supernatural comedy from director Tim Burton. Ghosts Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis need help scaring off the Deetzes, a new family that has moved into their house. They reluctantly hire “freelance bio-exorcist” Beetlejuice, whose bizarre behavior is more than they bargained for. (“THAT is why I won't do two shows a night anymore. I won't.”) Rated PG
NT Live Frankenstein (2018 Encore)
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle, this thrilling production features both Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein and his Creature. October 22 will feature Cumberbatch as the Creature and October 29 will feature Miller as the Creature – a chance for audiences to see both versions. The original production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011 and has since become an international sensation. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.
MET: Samson et Dalila ENCORE
NIFF 2018 Are You Glad I'm Here
A millennial American girl befriends a Lebanese housewife and disrupts her ordered life; one night they become accidental partners-in-crime. In English and Arabic. Filmmaker scheduled to attend.
NIFF 2018 Bathtubs Over Broadway
Comedy writer Steve Young’s assignment to scour bargain-bin vinyl for a Late Night segment becomes an unexpected, decades-spanning obsession when he stumbles upon the strange and hilarious world of industrial musicals in this comedic music documentary. With David Letterman, Chita Rivera, Martin Short, Susan Stroman, Sheldon Harnick, Jello Biafra and more. Filmmaker scheduled to attend.
NIFF 2018 Chef Flynn
Ten-year-old Flynn McGarry transforms his living room into a supper club using his classmates as line cooks. Achieving sudden fame, Flynn outgrows his bedroom kitchen and sets out to challenge the hierarchy of the culinary world.
NIFF 2018 Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back)
After his ninth unsuccessful attempt on his own life, 27-year-old William outsources his suicide to Leslie, an aging assassin. But when William meets the woman of his dreams, things get more complicated for both men.
NIFF 2018 Dumped
Two hard heads sisters bring their mother on vacation to help her recover from being dumped. In French with English subtitles.
NIFF 2018 Funny Story
After years of being a neglectful father, a womanizing TV star decides to crash his estranged daughter’s vacation in Big Sur. A comedy about good people who do bad things. Filmmaker scheduled to attend.
NIFF 2018 Old Boys
In the school-set re-working of Cyrano, an awkward but imaginative pupil helps the handsome but spectacularly dim school-hero pursue the fiery daughter of a visiting French teacher.
NIFF 2018 Sammy Davis JR: I've Gotta Be Me
A star-studded roster of interviewees (including Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal) pay tribute to the legendary, multi-talented song-and-dance man.
NIFF 2018 Sashinka
Sasha's mother arrives on her doorstep like a hurricane without warning. The young musician is unable to hide her trepidation as her mother asks to sleep on her couch. As Sasha prepares for the most important concert of her career, the pitiful reasons for her mother's visit come to light. Sasha must find a way to survive the remaining 24 hours before her big show, confronting both the volatile woman and the past that Sasha had worked so hard to leave behind her. In French with English subtitles. Filmmaker scheduled to attend.
NIFF 2018 Science Fair
Hailed by critics as “immensely likeable,” “brilliant and quirky” and an “ode to the teenage science geeks on who our future depends,” and winner of the audience award at Sundance and SXSW, National Geographic Documentary Films’ SCIENCE FAIR follows nine high school students from around the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and, of course, hormones, on their journey to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair.
NIFF 2018 Shorts Package 1: Consequences
A selection of short films from around the world. Shorts in this package are: Fauve, Weekends, The Lightkeeper, Hula Girl, Fern, and Laboratory Conditions.
NIFF 2018 Shorts Package 2: Determination
A selection of short films from around the world. Shorts in this package are: How Tommy Lemenchick Became A Grade 7 Legend, The Driver Is Red, Ian, About The Birds And The Bees, Fire In Cardboard City, and Geoff.
NIFF 2018 The 5 Browns: Digging Through The Darkne
Digging Through the Darkness follows the journey of The 5 Browns – a family of five piano prodigies – from their triumphant musical career to the disclosure of child sex abuse and the subsequent fight for healing and social justice. Filmmaker scheduled to attend.
NIFF 2018 The Guilty
Alarm dispatcher and former police officer Asger Holm answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. In Danish with English subtitles
NIFF 2018 The Independents
The Independents is musical comedy/drama about three struggling “solo-artists” who collide at the same crossroads and discover harmony — then must overcome their individual foibles to stay in tune. Filmmaker scheduled to attend.
NIFF 2018 The Interpreter
80-year-old Ali Ungar comes across a book by a former SS officer describing his wartime activities in Slovakia. He realizes his parents were executed by him. He sets out to take revenge but finds instead his 70-year-old son, Georg, a retired teacher. Georg, who had avoided his father all his life, decides to find out more about him and offers Ali to be his interpreter. The two old men, in everything opposite, embark on a bittersweet journey to meet surviving witnesses of the wartime tragedy. In German and Slovakian with English subtitles.
NIFF 2018 The Push
The Push focuses on Grant Korgan, an adventure athlete and former nanoscientist who attempts to become the first spinal-cord injured athlete in history to ski the final degree of latitude to the bottom of the world ~ to Antarctica's geographic South Pole, using only his arms to propel himself. Filmmaker scheduled to attend.
NIFF 2018 White Tide: The Legend of Culebra
Rodney Hyden is an American dreamer: a small business owner and familyman from Central Florida. But after he’s wiped out by the Great Recession, Rodney hears a story that could be his ticket out of his mounting debt: a tale of a map, an island and buried treasure. Fueled by a combination of economic desperation and blissful ignorance, Rodney hatches a plan to retrieve a possibly mythical $2- million stash of cocaine from its reported Caribbean hiding place. With the help of a colorful group of misfits—and without prior drug-running experience—Rodney sets out in pursuit of his very own American dream, with surprising results. Filmmaker scheduled to attend.
NIFF 2018 Yellow Is Forbidden
Haute couture from China is surely just a fantasy for the historically drably-dressed masses. But a brave, daring and diminutive artist has entered the world stage chasing the dream every designer has - to become part of the exclusive yet savage world of Haute Couture. And Guo Pei’s Cinderella story doesn’t end at the ball. In English, French and Mandarin with English subtitles
NIFF 2018 You & Me
A funny and moving love story about a deaf woman who meets a recently blinded man. Filmmaker scheduled to attend.
MET: La Fanciulla del West
NIFF 2018 Bias
Bias challenges us to confront our hidden biases and understand what we risk when we follow our gut. Through exposing her own biases, award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Hauser (CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap) highlights the nature of implicit bias, the grip it holds on our social and professional lives, and what it will take to induce change. Filmmaker scheduled to attend.
NIFF 2018 Miss Arizona
A former pageant queen embarks on an all-night adventure with four unlikely friends she meets at a women's shelter. Filmmaker scheduled to attend.
NIFF 2018 Shorts Package 3: Life Lessons
A selection of short films from around the world. Shorts in this package are: Caroline, Two Balloons, Gringa, One Small Step, and Mick.
NIFF 2018 Shorts Package 4: Student Filmmaker Show
A selection of short films from students grades K-12, and College and University students. Shorts in this package are: I Don’t Know, Akeda (The Binding), Peacekeeper, 93 Miles, and Night Light.
NIFF 2018 Studio 54
In 1977, New York night club Studio 54 opened its doors. Frequented by celebrity guests, the club became the place to be. A look underneath the glitz and glamour of New York's most famous club.
NIFF 2018 The Children Act
Smart, elegant, and deeply moving, The Children Act stars two-time Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson in a riveting performance as Fiona Maye, a British High Court judge who, in the midst of a marital crisis, must rule on a life-changing legal case concerning the survival of a teenage boy.
NIFF 2018 The Elephant and the Butterfly
When a man reunites with his former lover, he unexpectedly spends the day with his young daughter and they begin to form a unique bond. In French with English subtitles.
NIFF 2018 The Etruscan Smile
The Etruscan Smile stars acclaimed British actor Brian Cox as Rory MacNeil, a rugged old Scotsman who reluctantly leaves his beloved isolated Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory sees his life transformed through a newly found bond with his baby grandson. Filmmaker scheduled to attend.
NIFF 2018 Tucked
When veteran drag queen Jackie Collins receives a diagnosis with six weeks to live, all he wants to do is perform his long-running act, and behave as if all is normal. But between a surprising new friendship with a rising young queen and unfinished business with his estranged daughter, he may just have the most eventful month and a half of his life. A feel-good film with charm and humor. Filmmaker scheduled to attend.
Celebrate Halloween with Stanley Kubrick’s classic thriller, based on Stephen King’s novel. Jack Nicholson (“Here’s Johnny!”) is a writer who takes a job as a caretaker of an off-season hotel with a really…bad…past. He and his family are virtually alone in the spooky old building. Or are they? Shelly Duvall, as Nicholson’s distraught wife, discovers her husband is turning into someone she barely recognizes. (“All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.”) Rated R
MET: La Fanciulla del West ENCORE
MET: Marnie ENCORE
Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King And I (2018)
The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles. Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals. “Five stars for a sumptuous King and I. Book Now. It’s a hit” - The Times “We left the London Palladium on a bright cloud of music - joyous!” - Daily Mail “Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture” - The Telegraph
MET: The Magic Flute Special Encore
MET: La Travaiata
MET: La Travaiata ENCORE
MET: Adriana Lecouvreur
MET: Adriana Lecouvreur ENCORE
MET: Carmen ENCORE
MET: La Fille du Regiment
MET: La Fille du Regiment ENCORE
MET: Die Walkure
MET: Die Walkure ENCORE
MET: Dialogues de Carmelites
MET: Dialogues de Carmelites ENCORE