Arts & Indies: Special Events

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (PG) Genre: Family , SciFi/Fantasy Runtime: 1:55

Sierra Theaters celebrates forty years of showing movies in Nevada County this year! It all started as a Sunday night series at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City in 1979. Now Sierra Theaters is proud to operate nine screens in Grass Valley at Sierra Cinemas, Sutton Cinemas, and Del Oro Theatre as well as continuing the Sunday night tradition at the Nevada Theatre.

Sierra Theaters is dedicated to the big screen movie experience, and as a show of thanks to the local community of moviegoers, Sierra Theaters presents a FREE screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial at 7 PM on the big screen at Del Oro Theatre on Wednesday, October 30.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) remains a classic piece of movie magic. Directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring music by John Williams, E.T. tells the story of a gentle alien stranded on Earth who is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore), and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and E.T.

Tickets for the showing will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Del Oro Box Office beginning Wednesday, October 16. Individuals may collect up to 2 tickets at the Box Office. Tickets will also be given away on KNCO and through other media outlets. Patrons must have a ticket to enter the show.

Playing at Del Oro Theatre
Wednesday 30th October 2019
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The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders () Genre: Documentary Runtime: 1:30

THE PRADO MUSEUM: A COLLECTION OF WONDERS celebrates the 200th anniversary of the storied Prado Museum -- one of the most-visited museums in the world. Hosted by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, this cinematic journey offers viewers a spell-binding experience, telling the story of Spain and beyond, through the works of Vélazquez, Rubens, Titian, Mantegna, Bosch, Goya, El Greco, and more.

Playing at Sutton Cinemas
Tuesday 12th November 2019
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Arts & Indies: Indie Films

Keeping with the tradition that started this business back in 1979, we're proud to continue bringing these Art House and Independent films to our audience.  Explore and enjoy!

 

Fantastic Fungi (NR) Genre: Documentary Runtime: 01:21

When so many are struggling for connection, inspiration and hope, Fantastic Fungi brings us together as interconnected creators of our world.


Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.

Playing at The Nevada Theatre Film Series
Sunday 27th October 2019
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins () Genre: Documentary Runtime: 1:33

RAISE HELL is the story of Molly Ivins, the outspoken political columnist and Texas maverick who spoke truth to power and gave voice to those that had none. Molly used humor like Mark Twain --- to skewer the powerful, protect the helpless, and to shine a light on bad government. Six-foot tall with flaming red hair, Molly was a fearless reporter who stopped at nothing, not even death threats, to speak truth.

Playing at The Nevada Theatre Film Series
Sunday 3rd November 2019
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch () Genre: Documentary Runtime: 1:27

A cinematic meditation on humanity's massive reengineering of the planet, Anthropocene is a four years in the making feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky.

Playing at The Nevada Theatre Film Series
Sunday 10th November 2019
Reefer Madness (1936) (NR) Genre: Drama Runtime: 1:06

High-school principal Dr. Alfred Carroll relates to an audience of parents that marijuana can have devastating effects on teens. In his story, a drug supplier entices several restless teens, including sister and brother Mary and Jimmy Lane and Mary's boyfriend, Bill , into frequenting a "reefer" house. Gradually, Bill and Jimmy are drawn into smoking dope, which affects their family lives and leads to a terrible crime.

Playing at The Nevada Theatre Film Series
Sunday 17th November 2019
Before You Know It () Genre: Comedy Runtime: 1:38

Stage manager Rachel Gurner still lives in her childhood apartment along with her off-kilter actress sister, Jackie; eccentric playwright father Mel; and deadpan preteen niece Dodge above the tiny theatre they own and operate. Level-headed and turtleneck-wearing Rachel is the only thing standing between her family and utter chaos. Then, in the wake of a sudden family tragedy, Rachel and Jackie learn their presumed-deceased mother is actually alive and thriving as a soap-opera star. Now the sisters' already-precarious balance turns upside down, and Rachel must figure out how to liberate herself from this surreal imbroglio.

Playing at The Nevada Theatre Film Series
Sunday 24th November 2019
Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements () Genre: Documentary Runtime: 1:30

Director Irene Taylor Brodsky once again turns the camera on her deaf parents and, now, her 11-year-old deaf son Jonas, who has cochlear implants and is discovering a profound world of hearing and music. As Jonas learns the first movement of Beethoven's iconic sonata on the piano, his grandparents, deaf for nearly 80 years, watch with deepening awe what time and technology have bestowed their grandson. But when Jonas struggles with the sound of his mistakes, Beethoven's own musical journey comes to life in an animated world of watercolor and haunting soundscapes. As the great composer loses the sense that brought him so much music and fame, Jonas's grandfather Paul loses his grasp on his mind. Their lives weave a sonata over three centuries, about all we can discover once we push beyond what has been lost.

Playing at The Nevada Theatre Film Series
Sunday 1st December 2019
Synonyms (NR) Genre: Drama , Comedy Runtime: 2:03

In Paris, things do not exactly get off to a good start for the newly arrived Yoav. He knocks on the door of the flat where he's supposed to stay, only to discover the place is empty. While he is taking a bath there, his belongings are stolen. Yet this young Israeli, who has arrived with such great expectations, will not be dissuaded that easily. Desperate to erase his origins, Yoav sees becoming French as his only hope for salvation. Step one is to replace his language. From now on, he will not utter a single word of Hebrew and his dictionary becomes his constant companion. The necessary visits to the Israeli embassy annoy Yoav he finds his compatriots to be a total burden but the naturalization test also has its pitfalls. And the young French couple whom he befriends has some rather strange ideas about how to help him.

Playing at The Nevada Theatre Film Series
Sunday 8th December 2019
Gift () Genre: Documentary Runtime: 1:34

Inspired by Lewis Hyde's beloved classic "The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World", GIFT is a tribute to something that can't be measured or counted, bought or sold. An intimate exploration of real-life gift economies, it's a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we labour in service of our gifts, and a celebration of the imagination.

Playing at The Nevada Theatre Film Series
Sunday 22nd December 2019

Arts & Indies: National Theatre Live

National Theatre Live is the National Theatre of London's groundbreaking project to broadcast world-class theatre to cinemas around the world.  Proudly presented at Sierra Cinemas since 2010.

Admission $18 Adults, $15 Seniors, Students, and Children 12 and under

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National Theatre Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream () Genre: Program Runtime: 3:00

‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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National Theatre Live: Hansard () Genre: Program Runtime: 3:00

Hansard; noun

The official report of all parliamentary debates.

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Thursday 7th November 2019
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Wednesday 13th November 2019
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National Theatre Live: Present Laughter () Genre: Program Runtime: 3:00

by Noël Coward

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Thursday 5th December 2019
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Wednesday 11th December 2019
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Arts & Indies: Metropolitan Opera Live

Broadcast live from Lincoln Center in New York City.  Presented at Sierra Cinemas in partnership with InConcert Sierra and Music in the Mountains.  The 2019-2020 Season begins October 12.  

Admission $23 Adults, $21 Seniors, $18 Students and Children 12 and under.

 

The Metropolitan Opera: Manon () Genre: Program Runtime: 4:15

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Massenet's Manon, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, October 26. Massenet's tale of passion, excess, and their consequences stars rising soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role. Tenor Michael Fabiano is her ardent admirer, Chevalier des Grieux, with Maurizio Benini conducting Laurent Pelly's enchanting production.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Saturday 26th October 2019
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The Metropolitan Opera: Madama Butterfly () Genre: Program Runtime: 3:35

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, November 9. Anthony Minghella's vividly cinematic staging returns to cinemas, featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts one of opera's most beautiful and heartbreaking scores, with a cast that also includes Andrea Carè as Pinkerton, Paulo Szot as Sharpless, and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Saturday 9th November 2019
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The Metropolitan Opera: Akhnaten () Genre: Program Runtime: 4:00

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Philip Glass's Akhnaten, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, November 23. Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass's transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott's stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Saturday 23rd November 2019
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The Metropolitan Opera: Wozzeck () Genre: Program Runtime: 2:00

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Berg's Wozzeck, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, January 11. Berg's 20th-century shocker stars baritone Peter Mattei in the title role, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium and soprano Elza van den Heever as the long-suffering Marie. Groundbreaking visual artist and director William Kentridge unveils a bold new staging set in an apocalyptic wasteland.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Saturday 11th January 2020
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The Metropolitan Opera: Porgy and Bess () Genre: Program Runtime: 3:40

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, February 1. The Gershwins' modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson's stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Saturday 1st February 2020
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The Metropolitan Opera: Agrippina () Genre: Program Runtime: 4:10

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Handel's Agrippina, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, February 29. As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel's tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar's wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Saturday 29th February 2020
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The Metropolitan Opera: Der Fliegende Holländer () Genre: Program Runtime: 2:45

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, March 14. Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner's eerie early masterwork.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Saturday 14th March 2020
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The Metropolitan Opera: Tosca () Genre: Program Runtime: 03:20

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Puccini's Tosca, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, April 11. Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko appears in her 16th Live in HD transmission, taking on the soaring title diva of Puccini's grand melodrama. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar's evocative production, with tenor Brian Jagde as Tosca's impassioned lover, Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle as the sinister Scarpia.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Saturday 11th April 2020
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The Metropolitan Opera: Maria Stuarda () Genre: Program Runtime: 3:10

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, May 9. A pseudo-historical opera about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her bitter rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I, Donizetti's drama thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history's most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Saturday 9th May 2020
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Arts & Indies: Bolshoi Ballet Live

The Bolshoi Ballet opens its doors to North American audiences in cinemas only for a season boasting impeccable classicism and daring performances.  

Presented at Sutton Cinemas, 399 Sutton Way, in the Brunswick Basin.  Admission $15 Adults, $12.50 Seniors, Students, and Children 12 and under.

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Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker () Genre: Program Runtime: 2:30

On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle led with the Mouse King, while Marie watches in fear.
The Bolshoi’s magical Nutcracker production captivates audiences of all ages and brings them on whirlwind journey of enchantment with rising star Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodying Marie’s innocence and joy along with the supremely elegant Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin as her Nutcracker Prince. A timeless holiday classic accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Sunday 15th December 2019
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