The series begins with Roxanne (1987 – Rated PG), starring Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah. Based on the 19th century play “Cyrano de Bergerac,” the story follows C.D. Bales (Martin), a small-town fire chief with a very large nose, who falls for the new woman in town, the beautiful astronomer Roxanne. She in turn falls for the handsome but dim-witted firefighter, Chris. What ensues is a “gentle, whimsical comedy” (Roger Ebert) that reminds us that we all want to be loved for who we are on the inside.
The second movie in the series is Big (1988 – Rated PG), starring Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin, a 12 year-old boy who, after making a wish on a carnival machine, wakes up to find himself in the body of a 30 year-old man. With the help of his friend Billy, Josh learns to navigate the adult world, getting a job at FAO Shwartz and even falling in love. But ultimately, he realizes that being a kid is pretty great. Nominated for two Oscars, including Best Actor for Tom Hanks, “Big has a warmhearted sweetness that’s invigorating…and achieves the zip and exuberance of a classic romantic comedy” (Washington Post).
And speaking of classic romantic comedies, the third movie in our series takes the cake. Nora Ephron’s When Harry Met Sally (1989 – Rated R), stars Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan as two characters who meet, don’t like each other, then keep meeting until they do. The premise that men and women can’t be friends because the sex always gets in the way is the central debate of the movie, but it’s the sharply written humor and the great performances that make this movie a real winner. Peter Travers at The Rolling Stone called it “a ravishing, romantic lark, brimming over with style, intelligence, and flashing wit.” And don’t forget, it also features a soundtrack of songs by Harry Connick, Jr. and stars Carrie Fisher as Sally’s best friend. Now how much fun would it be to see this movie again in a theater?
The final film in the series is Groundhog Day (1993 – Rated PG). The movie stars Bill Murray as an arrogant weatherman reluctantly covering the annual Groundhog Day celebration in Punxutawney who finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. Starring Andie MacDowell and directed by Harold Ramis, the film is “a hilarious and unexpectedly profound comedy” (Scott Tobias) that is truly Bill Murray at his best.
‘Something wicked this way comes' Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder. Our contemporary production of Shakespeare's darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston's RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.
What if your first true love was someone you'd been told you must hate? Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire
for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.
Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it's the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff's comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way in Windsor...
Setsuko is a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she's convinced by her niece, Mika to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named "Lucy." This new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John (Josh Hartnett). When John suddenly disappears from class and Setsuko learns that he and her niece were secretly dating, Setsuko enlists the help of her sister, Ayako and the pair fly halfway across the world to the outskirts of Southern California in search of the runaway couple. In a brave new world of tattoo parlors and seedy motels, family ties and past lives are tested as Setsuko struggles to preserve the dream and promise of "Lucy."
Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award®-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.
Laila, a successful lawyer, craves the love of a good man who she thinks she's found in the apparently open-minded and handsome Ziad. Salma works at menial jobs in restaurants and bars hoping her long-held dream of being a DJ becomes a reality. In the meantime she falls for the beautiful trainee doctor Dounia but is forced to keep their lesbian relationship secret from her family. Laila and Salma's hard partying ways initially come as a shock to the more traditional and reserved Nour who is still studying for a degree and seeks a simple life. She is set for an arranged marriage to fiancé Wissam, seemingly a pillar of the community but who behind closed doors isn't the man he appears to be. The three girls are rocked by a shocking series of events that will push their beliefs to the limit and change their lives forever whilst sealing the bond of friendship.
Winner of the People's Choice Award at the recent Wild & Scenic Film Festival, where its two World Premiere showings at the Nevada Theatre sold out. Born in the California Gold Rush, Nevada City was once the scene of many destructive environmental practices. By the 1960s, the town was a backwater, its extractive industries dying. Then it was discovered by the :back to the land movement." It was a second gold rush but with a different idea of gold, based on nature, community and a sense of place. Interviews with over 35 local folks give the viewer a flavor of the variety of skills and imagination that combine to give Nevada City its unique character. Filmmaker John de Graaf will attend this showing for a Q&A after the movie.
Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live bring Nicholas Hytner's production of "Julius Caesar" from the stage to the big screen on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. local time. The acclaimed production of "Julius Caesar" will thrust audiences into the street party that greets Caesar's triumphant return to Rome. Alarmed by the autocrat's popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down, but a rally assembles for his funeral and chaos explodes in its wake. This thrilling production includes David Calder (Caesar), Ben Whishaw (Brutus), Michelle Fairley (Cassius) and David Morrissey (Marc Antony).
ENCORE: 03/28/2018 @ 3:30PM
Fathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live showcase Rory Kinnear's return to the National Theatre stage as the title role in "Macbeth" on the big screen for one night, Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. local time. In the ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war and ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled toward the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare's intense and terrifying tragedy will see Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Directed by Rufus Norris, this production of Macbeth will be captured live one week before its cinema debut.
ENCORE: 05/16/2018 @ 3:30PM
A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.
James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.
“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.