Event Cinema Coming Attractions: Theatres showcase opera, ballet, Shakespeare, film classics & more
March 18 & 21: Vertigo 60th Anniversary
Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece creates a dizzying web of mistaken identity, passion and murder after an acrophobic detective (James Stewart) rescues a mysterious blonde (Kim Novak) from the San Francisco Bay. This 60th-anniversary event includes exclusive insight from TCM host Eddie Muller.
March 19: The Riot and the Dance
Biologist Dr. Gordon Wilson traverses our planet in this boisterous nature documentary. Whether he’s catching wildlife in his own backyard or in the jungles of Sri Lanka, Dr. Wilson celebrates God’s creatures in all shapes, sizes and species.
March 22: National Theatre Live—Julius Caesar
Nicholas Hytner’s production of the Shakespeare tragedy will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return to Rome, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral, and the chaos that explodes in its wake.
March 24 & 26: Ice Dragon: Legend of the Blue Daisies
Melody, a gifted young dreamer, and her feisty friend Leif must set aside their differences and use the power of magical Blue Daisies and an ancient song to save their world from an evil Ice Dragon in this animated feature.
March 25, 26 & 28: Ponyo 10th Anniversary
From the legendary Studio Ghibli and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki comes a heartwarming family adventure about a young boy who rescues a stranded goldfish named Ponyo and gets more than he bargained for. Featuring the voices of Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Lily Tomlin and Liam Neeson.
March 30, April 2, June 1 & 4: Best F(r)iends
Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero reunite for a dream project that will thrill fans of The Room and The Disaster Artist.
April 8: Bolshoi Ballet—Giselle
Svetlana Zakharova and Sergei Polunin star in this classic ballet about a woman who dies of a broken heart and returns as a vengeful spirit.
April 8 & 11: Grease 40th Anniversary
Go back to high school with Pink Lady Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and leader of the bad-boy T-Birds Danny (John Travolta) in this beloved musical.
April 12: The Amendment
Inspiring true story of Brooks Douglass, who survived, along with his sister, an unthinkable attack in his youth that claimed the lives of his parents, and who eventually found triumph over tragedy through faith and forgiveness. After the attack, Douglass went on to become the youngest state senator in Oklahoma history and authored 15 pieces of legislation protecting victims’ rights. Mike Vogel and Taryn Manning star, and in his film debut, Douglass plays his own father, Richard. After the film, a panel of experts will discuss victims’ rights.
April 16: Phoenix Wilder and the Great Elephant Adventure
Phoenix Wilder, a 13-year-old orphaned American boy, goes to live with his only surviving relative in Africa. While out on safari with his uncle, he becomes separated from the rest of the party and must quickly learn to survive in the African bush. When the boy bonds with a giant bull elephant he frees from a trap, he decides to try to stop a band of poachers who prey on elephants.
April 17: “The Dating Project”
The way people find love has radically changed in an age of swiping left or right. “The Dating Project” follows five single people, as they search for meaningful relationships. Presented by Pure Flix and Paulist Productions.
Aprii 22, 23 & 25: The Cat Returns
Haru is walking home after a dreary day of school when she spies a cat with a small gift box in its mouth crossing a busy street, and she jumps in front of traffic to save the cat from an oncoming truck. To her amazement, the cat gets up on its hind legs, brushes itself off, and thanks her very politely. But things take an even stranger turn when the King of Cats shows up at her doorstep in a feline motorcade. Animated fun from Studio Ghibli.
April 29, May 1 & 2: Labyrinth
Jim Henson’s 1986 fantasy-adventure returns to the big screen as a nationwide fan celebration. Audiences are encouraged to attend the screenings in costume.
The event will include exclusive introductions by Brian Henson and star Jennifer Connelly. In addition, audiences will enjoy a special theatrical screening excerpt from the award-winning fantasy series “The Storyteller.”
May 1 & 3: Like Arrows—Parenting Is a Journey
When rebellion creeps into their family, Charlie and Alice realize their approach to raising children isn’t working, and they start searching for answers. But is it too late?
May 5: Canelo vs. Golovkin 2
The showdown between explosive fighters Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to movie theatres nationwide.
May 10: Digimon Adventure tri.: Coexistence
The fate of the world is once again in jeopardy in this latest anime action-fantasy adventure.
May 13 & 16: Sunset Boulevard
Gloria Swanson, as Norma Desmond, an aging silent-film queen, and William Holden, as the struggling young screenwriter who is held in thrall by her madness, created two of the screen's most memorable characters in Billy Wilder’s 1950 classic.
May 17: National Theatre Live—Macbeth
Shakespeare’s intense tragedy will see Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to The National Theatre to play the ruthless Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Directed by Rufus Norris, the production will be captured live one week before its cinema debut.
May 20, 21 & 23: Porco Rosso
In this classic Studio Ghibli animated adventure set in and above the scenic port towns of the Adriatic Sea, Porco Rosso is a world-weary flying ace turned bounty hunter whose face has been transformed into that of a pig by a mysterious spell.
May 22: Godspeed: The Race Across America
Godspeedchronicles a first-time race team—Jerry Schemmel, noted author, speaker and sportscaster for the Colorado Rockies, and Brad Cooper, a four-time Iron Man triathlete—as they compete 24 hours a day for seven days covering 3,000 miles of deserts, mountains and plains in the world’s most difficult cycling race, The Race Across America, to raise money for the orphans of Haiti.
June 3 & 6: The Producers 50th Anniversary
Writer-director Mel Brooks nabbed an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay of 1968 for this hilarious comedy about two connivers who deliberately set out to make a Broadway flop and profit from it. The new restoration is from Studiocanal and Rialto Pictures.
June 10: Bolshoi Ballet—Coppélia
The classic ballet centers on a feisty heroine, a fiancé with a wandering eye and an old dollmaker.
June 17, 18 & 20: Pom Poko
In this ecological fable from animation giant Studio Ghibli, tanuki raccoon dogs learn the ancient art of transformation, shape-shifting into a comical variety of humans and spirits as they try to scare away the humans threatening their woodland home.
July 15 & 18: Big 30th Anniversary
A 13-year-old boy, transformed into a 35-year-old man by a carnival wishing machine, becomes a successful executive by turning his juvenile intellect to toy design. Tom Hanks received his first Oscar nomination for this comedy classic.
July 22, 23 & 25: Princess Mononoke
In this animated classic from director Hayao Miyazaki, a young girl raised by wolves will stop at nothing to prevent humans from destroying her home and the forest spirits and animal gods who live there. Featuring the voices of Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, Jada Pinkett Smith and Billy Bob Thornton.
August 5 & 8: The Big Lebowski 20th Anniversary
Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski doesn’t want any drama in his life…heck, he can’t even be bothered with a job. But he must embark on a quest with his bowling buddies after his rug is destroyed in a twisted case of mistaken identity. Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Turturro star in this comedy classic from the Coen Brothers.
August 12, 13 & 15: Grave of the Fireflies
In this wrenching animated film from Studio Ghibli, Seita and his younger sister Setsuko are forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the Earth. Digitally remastered.
August 26 & 29: South Pacific 60th Anniversary
An American woman falls in love with a Frenchman while stationed as a Navy nurse in the South Pacific during World War II in the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical.
METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE
March 31 & April 4: Così Fan Tutte
Mozart’s comedy is transported to 1950s Coney Island. The cast includes Amanda Majeski as the conflicted Fiordiligi; Serena Malfi as her sister, Dorabella; Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Despina, and Christopher Maltman as the cynical Don Alfonso. A co-production with the English National Opera.
April 14 & 18: Luisa Miller
Revival of the Verdi opera,which has not been seen at the Met since 2006.Sonya Yoncheva, Piotr Beczala and Plácido Domingostar in this tragedy of a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life.
April 28 & May 2: Cendrillon
Massenet’s opera, based on Cinderella, premieres at the Met conducted by Bertrand de Billy and directed by Laurent Pelly. Joyce DiDonato adds another role to her Met repertory as the title character, a role she has sung to acclaim at the Grand Teatre del Liceu, Santa Fe Opera, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden.
March 23: National Theatre Live—Julius Caesar
March 24: Family Favorites—Space Jam
March 25: Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella
The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairytale has at its heart a true wartime romance. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.
March 26: Sleepless in Seattle
March 29: “Maker of Monsters—The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick”
Intimate look at the life of one of Canada's greatest artists. Beau Dick worked within an ancient tradition and rose to the ranks of international success within the white-cube world of contemporary art.
March 31: Family Favorites—Hop
April 8: Bolshoi Ballet—Giselle
April 12: Distant Sky—Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds perform songs from their new album Skeleton Tree alongside their essential catalogue.
April 15: Grease 40th Anniversary
April 16: “Châteaux of the Loire—Royal Visit”
The Loire Valley has been the playground of kings and noblemen for three centuries, spurring the construction of countless castles, each more opulent than the last. The result: a collection of architectural treasures spread across a beautiful natural setting.
April 22: Stratford Festival HD—Timon of Athens
Nobleman Timon lavishes gifts upon his friends and entertains in high style. He’s the most popular man in Athens—until his money runs out. Unable to find a friend in his hour of need, he takes to the wilderness, Director Stephen Ouimette sets Shakespeare’s tale in the 21st century.
April 25: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie
April 26: Lady Windemere’s Fan
This new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, directed by award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.
April 30: Bridesmaids
May 2: “Caravaggio—The Soul and the Blood”
A moving journey through the life, works and tormented existence of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, one of the most controversial and mysterious figures in the history of art.
May 4: Leadercast 2018—Lead Yourself
Leadercast is the world’s largest one-day leadership event. Broadcast live from Atlanta, GA to over 100,00 attendees participating in 20 countries, Leadercast brings together some of the world’s most respected leaders.
May 6: All About Eve
May 16: Comédie Française—The Fop Reformed
Tale of a young Parisian whose parents have found a good match for him, a count’s daughter. But when he goes to visit her, he cannot open his heart to his lovely intended. Stung, the latter decides to teach him a lesson for his arrogance.
June 3: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Classic Films)
June 10: Bolshoi Ballet—Coppélia
June 13: Van Gogh—Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies
A new look at Vincent Van Gogh, through the legacy of the largest private collector of artworks by the Dutch painter: Helene Kröller-Müller, who in the early 20th Century ended up buying nearly 300 of his works. The exhibit at the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza brings together 40 paintings and 85 drawings from the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Holland.
June 16: National Theatre Live—Macbeth
July 28: “André Rieu’s 2018 Maastricht Concert—Amore, My Tribute to Love”
Set against the stunning medieval backdrop of the town square in his Dutch hometown, the spectacular Maastricht concert features “King of Waltz” André Rieu in his element, along with his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra, sopranos, tenors and very special guests.
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
April 7, 8 & 11: Carmen
Bizet’s celebrated opera is given a fresh perspective by Australian director Barrie Kosky. Anna Goryachova stars in the mesmerizing title role.
Current: The Room
Another chance to see the jaw-dropping low-budget drama written, directed and produced by and starring the singular Tommy Wiseau—the movie that inspired the Oscar-nominated hit The Disaster Artist.
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