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Manon Lescaut

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July 24 - July 27

This early Puccini masterpiece makes a welcome return to Covent Garden after an absence of over 20 years, in a new production by Jonathan Kent under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano. The exciting Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais sings the title role. A consummate Puccini soprano, Opolais caused a sensation as Madama Butterfly in 2011, and with Manon Lescaut, the bold but impressionable heroine, we will see a very different side of her character. She is matched in star power by Jonas Kaufmann as her lover, Des Grieux, and Christopher Maltman as her cynical brother Lescaut. This is a much anticipated new production, and Kent’s vision of a young girl who faces temptation in the big city will surely resonate with today’s audience.

Ticket Cost: $20 which includes a bag of popcorn.

Yves Saint Laurent

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July 25 - July 31

In January 1958, Yves Saint Laurent (Pierre Niney) - aged merely 21 - was unexpectedly called upon to oversee the legendary Paris fashion house established by recently deceased Christian Dior. All eyes turned to this very young assistant as he presented his first collection for Dior and instantly ascended to the heights of haute couture’s elite class. During Saint Laurent’s breathtaking and groundbreaking show, he met with another fate in being introduced to Pierre Bergé (Guillaume Gallienne), patron of the arts, future love of his life and lifelong business partner. Three years later, the two founded the Yves Saint Laurent Company, which would rapidly become one of the biggest luxury powerhouses on the planet. Directed by Jalil Lespert with a screenplay by Lespert and Marrie-Pierre Huster, Yves Saint Laurent is at once a captivating story about the making of an icon and a testament to the power of enduring love. (C) Weinstein

1hr 46min | French | R

Directed by: Jalil Lespert


Opening Friday, August 1, showtimes TBA

"In the thick of summer, while Hollywood is busy cranking out cookie-cutter superhero movies and giant robot sequels, along comes 'Snowpiercer' to show everyone how it's done." —Miami Herald

"'Snowpiercer' sucks you into its strange, brave new world so completely, it leaves you with the all-too-rare sensation that you've just witnessed something you've never seen before...and need to see again." —Entertainment Weekly

"This is exactly the sort of ambitious, audacious, and uncompromising filmmaking that deserves to be seen." —NPR

In this sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Mother), a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet. The final survivors board the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster. (c) TWC-Radius

2 hr 6 min | English | R

Directed by: Joon-ho Bong

Featuring: Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer

Venus in Fur

Opening Friday, August 8, showtimes TBA

  • Palme d'Or Nominee — Cannes Film Festival
  • Best Director — César Awards

"There’s a masterfully light touch at work, both from the director and his two wonderful actors. They make this chamber piece lip-smacking entertainment, giving the dense text the semblance of more intellectual heft or sexual transgression than it ultimately contains." —The Hollywood Reporter

"As the actors move fluidly between various states, shedding one skin while assuming another, Polanski makes this subversive parlour game matter." —Time Out London

Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for his new play, writer-director Thomas (Amalric) complains that no actress he’s seen has what it takes to play the lead female character: a woman who enters into an agreement with her male counterpart to dominate him as her slave. Thomas is about to leave the theater when actress Vanda (Seigner) bursts in, a whirlwind of erratic - and, it turns out, erotic - energy. At first she seems to embody everything Thomas has been lamenting. She is pushy, foul-mouthed, desperate and ill-prepared - or so it seems. When Thomas finally, reluctantly, agrees to let her try out for the part, he is stunned and captivated by her transformation. Not only is Vanda a perfect fit (even sharing the character’s name), but she apparently has researched the role exhaustively, learned her lines by heart and even bought her own props. The likeness proves to be much more than skin-deep. As the extended “audition” builds momentum, Thomas moves from attraction to obsession until, with Vanda taking an ever more dominant role, the balance of power shifts completely.(C) IFC

1hr 36min | French | NR

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Cocktails & Classics: West Side Story

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August 9 - August 9

Save the date for Saturday, August 9 as the Hippodrome Cinema presents WEST SIDE STORY, part of the Cocktails & Classics series!  Join us for an evening of light hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails for a one-night showing of this musical masterpiece. The reception begins at 7PM and the screening starts at 8PM. Tickets are $20 which includes admission to both the reception and the film. Whether you’re a Jet or a Shark, come dressed to impress as we relive the magic of Bernstein & Sondheim!

The Grand Seduction

Opening Friday, August 15, showtimes TBA

  • Best Supporting Actor — Genie Awards

"'The Grand Seduction' will effortlessly charm anyone susceptible to an endearing story told with modesty, wit and unprepossessing sweetness." —Washington Post

"The movie equivalent of a warm blanket." —Toronto Star

The small harbor of Tickle Cove is in dire need of a doctor so that the town can land a contract to secure a factory which will save the town from financial ruin. Village resident Murray French (Gleeson) leads the search, and when he finds Dr. Paul Lewis (Kitsch) he employs - along with the whole town - tactics to seduce the doctor to stay permanently. (c) eOne

1 hr 53 min | English | PG-13

Directed by: Don McKellar

Life After Beth

Opening Friday, August 22, showtimes TBA

  • Grand Jury Prize Nominee — Sundance Film Festival

"Sometimes tender, sometimes frantic, and always funny, the film's surprising coherence is exemplified in a climactic scene that pairs credible heartbreak with pure slapstick." —The Hollywood Reporter

“Writer-director Jeff Baena cleverly turns the teenage rom-com genre upside-down by integrating certain aspects of the zombie mythos into the mix.” —Film Threat

Zach is devastated after his girlfriend, Beth, unexpectedly dies. When she suddenly rises from the dead, he sees it as a second chance and decides to do and say every thing he wishes he had while she was still alive.

1 hr 31 min | English | R

Directed by: Jeff Baena

Featuring: Aubrey Plaza, Anna Kendrick, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon

A Coffee in Berlin

Opening Friday, August 29, showtimes TBA

  • Outstanding Feature Film, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, and three other awards — German Film Academy Awards

"An engaging take on a drifting character at an age when we’re all adrift." —Movie Nation

"There's wisdom lurking in its light, witty approach, which gradually transforms from a series of silly misadventures into something far more perceptive." —indieWire

Jan Ole Gerster’s wry and vibrant feature debut A Coffee in Berlin, which swept the 2013 German Oscar Awards, paints a day in the life of Niko, a twenty-something college dropout going nowhere fast. Niko lives for the moment as he drifts through the streets of Berlin, curiously observing everyone around him and oblivious to his growing status as an outsider. Then on one fateful day, through a series of absurdly amusing encounters, everything changes: his girlfriend rebuffs him, his father cuts off his allowance, and a strange psychiatrist dubiously confirms his ‘emotional imbalance’. Meanwhile, a former classmate insists she bears no hard feelings toward him for his grade-school taunts when she was “Roly Poly Julia,” but it becomes increasingly apparent that she has unfinished business with him. Unable to ignore the consequences of his passivity any longer, Niko finally concludes that he has to engage with life. Shot in timeless black and white and enriched with a snappy jazz soundtrack, this slacker dramedy is a love letter to Berlin and the Generation Y experience. (c) Music Box Films

Directed by: Jan Ole Gerster


September 9 - September 9

  • Best Feature Film — Locarno International Film Festival
  • Best Feature Film — Philadelphia International Film Festival
  • Best Film, Best Director — Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival

"Mr. Lapid, making an electrifying feature directing debut, traces the line between the group and the individual in a story that can be read as a commentary on the world as much as on Israel." —The New York Times

"It's been a long time since a first feature has displayed such masterly direction as Nadav Lapid's 'Policeman (Hashoter)', such a sense of connection to the films of Godard, Bresson, Fassbinder, Kubrick, and Haneke, and giving those more perceptive viewers such a conviction of witnessing the arrival of an outstanding filmmaker while also discovering a major film as brilliant in formal terms as in its ideas." —Cinema Scope

Join us for a special showing of POLICEMAN with an In-Person Q&A session with Yiftach Klein (“Fill the Void”)

Yaron (Yiftach Klein), an elite special operations squad leader, is the spiritual leader and alpha male among his peers, a small, highly trained team that is part of the Israeli Defense Ministry’s Anti-Terrorism unit. Like a band of brothers, these men work, play, laugh, and cry together. They are true patriots; they love their country, their families, and each other. Yaron is ambitious and energetic, but a cyclone of emotions consumes him. His wife is expecting their first child, and the failing health of a team member weighs on his soul as the men contend with an unforgivable accident resulting from a miscalculation during a recent rescue mission, and the price that must be paid as a result of this.

As the story shifts, the antagonists are introduced: a small group of young, passionate, idealist, and politically extreme individuals with their own vision of how Israeli society should be. They see themselves as a Robin Hood of sorts, and although their means involve methods of terrorism, set forth to make their misguided vision a reality.

Circumstances swell, and Yaron faces something he never imagined; the prospect of the very sort of evil he works to eliminate taking on the form of his beloved Israeli countrymen. For the sake of his team, his expectant wife, and himself, he must hold himself together and perform his duties. © 2014 Corinth Films

1 hr 45 min | Hebrew with English Subtitles | NR

Directed by: Nadav Lapid

The Trip to Italy

Opening Thursday, September 18, showtimes TBA

"As funny as the first go-round, more beautiful to look at, and better conceived." —The Hollywood Reporter

"The real richness of the movie, though, comes well in, as the improvised script gets around to deeper anxieties of aging and avoidance." —Time Out New York

"British comedians and dueling partners Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back in this witty and incisive follow up to 'The Trip.'" —Minneapolis Star Tribune

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. (c) IFC Films

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom

Featuring: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon



Join Food & Water Watch Sunday August 10th for the screening of the new documentary Resistance, a film about the overuse of antibiotics. The film starts at 7:30 and will be followed by a panel discussion.

The film is FREE and open to the public. Please spread the word! RSVP to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/869541503074258/

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