Moulin Rouge (2001 – Rated PG-13). Starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman, the film by celebrated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann (Romeo & Juliet, Strictly Ballroom, The Great Gatsby) is a tour-de-force of music, drama, and spectacle. Luhrmann defies convention by setting the film in 1890’s Paris but filling it with contemporary music by artists such as Nirvana, Madonna, and Queen, among others. The story follows Christian (McGregor), a young idealistic poet who falls in love with the courtesan Satine (Kidman) who is the star of the Moulin Rouge and coveted by a jealous duke. Their doomed romance forms “A rare picture that gets you intoxicated on the possibilities of movies.” (Chicago Tribune). Moulin Rouge plays Tuesday, April 23 at 7 PM.
Fane Productions and BY Experience will present the iconic author, Margaret Atwood, captured live on stage from London, on the worldwide release of her new book, the Testaments, the thrilling sequel to her 1985 classic, The Handmaid's Tale. The event will feature conversation with Ms. Atwood about the book which will include exclusive readings and special guests - September 10 only.
With over 10 million copies of her "Neapolitan Novels" sold in over 50 countries, Elena Ferrante is a global literary sensation. She was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World and HBO recently turned the first book in the quartet, My Brilliant Friend, into a subtitled miniseries hit with more seasons to come. A journey between New York City's cultural hub and Ferrante's native Italy, the film explores how an anonymous author's visceral tales of love and friendship gained such an enthusiastic following. Hillary Clinton, Roberto Saviano, Jonathan Franzen and others weigh-in on the Ferrante "craze" and what makes her work--and her mysterious persona--so uniquely captivating. “Like a good book club session, Ferrante Fever is fun because it’s nice to be in the company of people who are as crazy about these novels as you are.” –Hannah Brown, Jerusalem Post.
Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning—in 1894, at the age of 21. Two years later, she was made head of production at Gaumont and started directing films. She and her husband moved to the United States, and she founded her own company, Solax, in 1910. But by 1919, Guy-Blaché’s career came to an abrupt end, and she and the 1000 films that bore her name were largely forgotten. Pamela B. Green’s energetic film is both a tribute and a detective story. BE NATURAL traces the circumstances by which this extraordinary artist faded from memory and it shines a light on the path toward her reclamation. Narration by Jodie Foster. “A detective story wrapped up as a biopic…had me in tears by the time it ended. A stirring document of an amazing filmmaker!”– Pete Hammond, DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD
Electric Church presents the legendary guitarist in full flight at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival before the largest US audience of his career. This critically acclaimed film includesamazing multi-camera footage of Hendrix’s unforgettable July 4, 1970 concert in its original performance sequence including “All Along The Watchtower,” “Hey Joe,” “Foxy Lady” and many more.It also includes a new documentary that traces his journey to the festival amidst the dark shadow of civil rights unrest, the relenting toll of the Vietnam War and a burgeoning festival culture that drew together young people across the country who were inspired by the Woodstock festival. The film includes interviews with Jimi Hendrix, his band mates Billy Cox and the late Mitch Mitchell as well as Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Susan Tedeschi and many others. “Epic!” –Roger Moore, Movie Nation
Decadent rock star, '70s survivor, gypsy songbird, white-winged dove-the inimitable Stevie Nicks has entranced millions of fans worldwide with her poetic lyrics, sultry singing and feather-and-lace style. In 2010 Nicks embarked on the recording of a new solo album, In Your Dreams, produced by former Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart. With cameras in tow, documentarian Stewart and diva Nicks set up shop in her home studio and reveal their collaborative creative process. Shifting dynamically among video formats, painstaking recording sessions and revealing interviews, this magic-tinged musical journey is a loving and tuneful portrait of the eternally bewitching Gold Dust Woman. It’s Mother’s Day. Bring your mother and she gets in free.
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.
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.