In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
ANIMATED SHORTS (Estimated Running Time: TBD, no more than 90 minutes)
Bao – Domee Shi and Becky Neimann-Cobb, USA, 8 minutes
Late Afternoon – Louise Bagnall and Nuria Gonzalez Blanco, Ireland, 10 minutes
Animal Behaviour – Alison Snowden and David Fine, Canada, 14 minutes
Weekends – Trevor Jimenez, USA, 16 minutes
One Small Step – Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas, USA, 8 minutes
PLUS A SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS
Filmmaker Aube Giroux and her mother embark on a very personal and poignant investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world. Interweaving the personal and the political, Modified is anchored in the filmmaker’s relationship to her mom, a gardener and food activist who battled cancer during the film's production. Their intimate mother-daughter quest for answers, fuelled by a shared love of food, cooking and gardening, reveals the extent to which the agribusiness industry controls our food policies, making a strong case for a more transparent and sustainable food system. World-renowned chef Jacques Pépin calls the film "a very personal, tender, touching tribute and a well-researched, enlightening and powerful documentary”.
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS (to be offered as two programs of 69 minutes and 75 minutes, and one program of 143 minutes)
Black Sheep – Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn, UK, 27 minutes
End Game – Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, USA, 40 minutes
Lifeboat – Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser, USA, 40 minutes
A Night at the Garden – Marshall Curry, USA, 7 minutes
Period. End Of Sentence. – Rayka Zahtabchi and Melissa Berton, India, 26 minutes
In Icelandic with English subtitles. Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias "The Woman of the Mountain," Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla's actions grow bolder, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow. “Along with “Green Book,” this was one of our favorite films at the Toronto Film Festival. Here’s a film that our local audience will love. It’s full of surprises, and a delightful sense of humor. And its heart is in the right place.” –Mike and Barbara Getz
Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there's Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve...don't you...?
Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Donzietti's La Fille du Régiment, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, March 2. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.
Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Wagner's Die Walküre, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, March 30. In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan's willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera's most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.
Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, May 11. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc's devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress.
The must-see theatrical event La Bayadere comes to cinemas across the U.S. The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, igniting heated passions and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover Nikiya and Solor's forbidden love. La Bayadere is one of the greatest works in classical ballet history - a story of love, death and vengeful judgment, set in India. Dazzling sets and costumes, with one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the "Kingdom of the Shades," illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya's doomed love for the warrior Solor, and their ultimate redemption.
From the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow comes resplendent fairytale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, in cinemas nationwide. On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. Classical ballet at its finest, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a "truly extraordinary talent" (The Telegraph).
With its jazzy score by Dmitri Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colorful dive into the roaring 20's. From the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, The Golden Age comes to cinemas nationwide. In the 1920's, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer "Mademoiselle Margot," but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi!
Captured live the same day from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Carmen Suite / Petrushka comes to U.S. Carmen is as sensual and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one-act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug. The double-bill event for cinemas encapsulates and showcases the soul of Russian Ballet.