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Effie Gray (PG-13) 4/3/2015
Rated for thematic and sexual content, and some nudity
Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson
- 1 hr. 48 mins.
photoIn her original screenplay EFFIE GRAY, Emma Thompson takes a bold look at the real life story of the Effie Gray-John Ruskin marriage, while courageously exposing what was truly hiding behind the veil of their public life. Set in a time when neither divorce, nor gay marriage were an option, EFFIE GRAY is the story of a young woman coming of age, finding her own voice in a world where women were expected to be seen but not heard. EFFIE GRAY explores the roots of sexual intolerance, which continue to have a stronghold today, while shedding light on the marital politics of the Victorian Era.
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Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter (NR) 4/3/2015
Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube - 1 hr. 45 mins.
photoKumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of a popular film she's mistaken for a documentary, fixating on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota. Believing this treasure to be real, she leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo to recover it - and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she's seen in the movies.
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Danny Collins (R) 4/9/2015
Rated for language, drug use and some nudity
Al Pacino, Jennifer Garner
- 1 hr. 46 mins.
photoInspired by a true story, Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can't give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.
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The Longest Ride (PG-13) 4/10/2015
Rated for some sexuality, partial nudity, and some war and sports action
Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson
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photoThis drama centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City's art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected and fateful connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, this film explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love.
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While We're Young (R) 4/10/2015
Rated for language
Amanda Seyfried, Naomi Watts
- 1 hr. 34 mins.
photoThe story of a middle-aged couple whose career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives.
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National Theatre Live: The Hard Problem (NR) 4/16/2015
Kristin Atherton, Anthony Calf - 3 hr. 0 mins.
photoHilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem' which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.
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True Story (R) 4/17/2015
Rated for language and some disturbing material
James Franco, Felicity Jones
- 1 hr. 40 mins.
photoWhen disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Long - who has taken on Finkel's identity - his reporting job morphs into an unforgettable game of cat-and-mouse. Based on actual events, Finkel's relentless pursuit of Longo's true story encompasses murder, love, deceit and redemption.
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Child 44 (R) 4/17/2015
Rated for violence, some disturbing images, language and a scene of sexuality
Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman
- 2 hr. 17 mins.
photoWhen secret police agent, Leo Demidov, uncovers evidence of a serial killer, he must work against the all-powerful Soviet government - who deny the existence of any crime in their twisted idea of 'paradise' - to track him down before he strikes again. But how do you find a killer when crime does not exist? Testing Leo's loyalty, the State accuses his wife, Raisa of being a traitor, but Leo refuses to arrest her and they are exiled from Moscow. Having lost his status and power, Leo must find redemption by working with General Mikhail Nesterov to find the murderer and stop him once and for all, no matter what shocking truth he uncovers.
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Bolshoi Ballet: Ivan the Terrible LIVE (NR) 4/19/2015
- 2 hr. 15 mins.
photoAs young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and tsarina. He selects Anastasia, and the two eventually fall deeply in love. When the Boyars plot against him and poison his beloved wife, Tsar Ivan finds himself surrounded by enemies. Haunted by dark thoughts and phantoms, he slowly sinks into madness.

Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich's powerful and fascinating epic dramatises Ivan the Terrible's controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. His choreography, full of vigour, strength and wild jumps, also includes great grace and fragility in the female roles. Sensitive classical and powerful character dance blend to create a lyrical epic, rich in the colours of medieval Russia.

Recently revived, Ivan the Terrible is an essential part of the company's repertoire, a 20th-century classic and a wonderful theatrical experience.
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Desert Dancer (NR) 4/24/2015
Freida Pinto, Nazanin Boniadi - 1 hr. 44 mins.
photoSet in Iran, this unbelievable true story follows the brave ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the politically charged climate of the 2009 protests, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends risk their lives and form an underground dance company. Through banned online videos, they learn from timeless legends who cross all cultural divides, such as- Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Their exploration of music, dance and a universal respect for artistic expression untouchable by political strife, enables them to discover a freedom from the harsh realities of their surroundings.
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24 Days (24 jours, la vérité sur l'affaire Ilan Halimi) (NR) 4/24/2015
Zabou Breitman, Pascal Elbé - 1 hr. 50 mins.
photoJanuary 20, 2006: After dinner with his family, Ilan Halimi gets a call from a beautiful girl who had approached him at work and makes plans to meet her for coffee. Ilan didn't suspect a thing. He was 23 and had his whole life ahead of him. The next time Ilan's family heard from him was through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom in exchange for their son's life.
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English National Opera: La Traviata (NR) 4/30/2015
Elizabeth Zharoff, Ben Johnson - 1 hr. 50 mins.
photoLa traviata tells the moving story of how the beautiful but fragile courtesan Violetta is coerced into sacrificing her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of her lover's reputation.
A tragic and resonant tale of society and morality, Verdi's masterpiece combines compelling characters with hugely powerful, moving and instantly recognisable melodies, making it one of the most emotionally engaging and popular operas of all time. Peter Konwitschny's celebrated production returns to ENO, cutting to the very heart of the opera's themes of passionate love and tragic death with a modern and uncluttered staging, and a running time of less than two hours.
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Far From the Madding Crowd (PG-13) 5/8/2015
Rated for some sexuality and vioelnce
Juno Temple, Carey Mulligan
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photoThis is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors; Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love- as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.
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5 Flights Up (NR) 5/8/2015
Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton -
photoOver one crazy weekend a long-time married couple discover that finding a new apartment is not about winding down but starting a new adventure.
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National Theatre Live: Man and Superman (NR) 5/14/2015
Ralph Fiennes, Elliot Barnes-Worrell - 4 hr. 0 mins.
photoJack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.
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In the Name of My Daughter (L'homme qu'on aimait trop) (R) 5/15/2015
Rated for sexuality, nudity and some language
Catherine Deneuve, Guillaume Canet
- 1 hr. 56 mins.
photo1976. When her marriage falls apart, Agnes Le Roux moves back to the South of France from Africa to live with her mother, Renee, owner of the Palais de La Mediterranee casino in Nice. There, Agnes falls in love with Maurice Agnelet, a lawyer and Renee's business advisor, who is ten years her senior. Maurice continues to have relationships with other women. Agnes is madly in love with him. As a shareholder in the Palais de la Mediterannee casino, Agnes decides to sell what should have been her inheritance to go it alone. A fixed card game threatens the casino's financial stability. Someone is trying to intimidate her mother. Behind the scenes hangs the shadow of the mafia and Fratoni, the owner of a rival casino, who wants to take over the Palais de la Mediterannee. Agnelet, who has fallen from grace with Renee, introduces Agnes to Fratoni. Fratoni offers her 3 million francs to vote against her mother in the shareholder's meeting. Agnes accepts the offer. Renee loses control of the casino. Agnes finds it hard to cope with her betrayal. Maurice also distances himself from her. In November 1977, after a failed suicide attempt, Agnes disappears. Her body is never found. Thirty years on, Maurice Agnelet remains the prime suspect in a murder case with no body and no proof of his guilt. Convinced of his involvement, Renee is prepared to fight to the bitter end to see him put behind bars.
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Bombay Velvet (NR) 5/15/2015
Anushka Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor -
photoSet against the backdrop of Bollywood's Golden Age, Bombay Velvet is a noir from acclaimed director Anurag Kashyap and stars Ranbir Kapoor (Barfi), Anushka Sharma (PK), and Karan Johar (My Name is Khan) in a story about an ordinary man who must forge his destiny in the City of Dreams.
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: Julius Caesar (NR) 6/4/2015
Tom Mckay, Luke Thompson - 2 hr. 40 mins.
photoWhen Caesar returns to Rome from the wars a virtual dictator, Brutus and his republican friends resolve that his ambition must be curbed - which in Rome can mean only one thing: the great general must be assassinated. But once the deed is done, the idealistic conspirators must reckon with the forces of a new power bloc, led by Mark Antony and Caesar's nephew Octavius. When their armies close at Philippi, will Caesar's ghost be avenged?
Opposing dictatorship and republicanism, private virtue and mob violence, Shakespeare's tense drama of high politics reveals the emotional currents that flow between men in power with themes that still resonate even today.
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Love & Mercy (PG-13) 6/5/2015
Rated for thematic elements, drug content and language
Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack
- 2 hr. 0 mins.
photoLOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson's music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: Antony & Cleopatra (NR) 6/25/2015
Clive Wood, Eve Best - 3 hr. 0 mins.
photoCleopatra, the alluring and fascinatingly ambiguous Queen of Egypt, has bewitched the great Mark Antony, soldier, campaigner and now one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire. When Antony quarrels with his fellow leaders and throws in his lot with Cleopatra, his infatuation threatens to split the Empire in two.
The third of our Roman Tragedies, Antony & Cleopatra picks up Antony's story many years after Julius Caesar. Virtue and vice, transcendent love and realpolitik combine in Shakespeare's greatest exploration of the conflicting claims of sex and power, all expressed in a tragic poetry of breath-taking beauty and magnificence.
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The Royal Opera House: La Boheme (NR) 7/9/2015
Dan Ettinger, Anna Netrebko - 2 hr. 50 mins.
photoThe most popular opera of all returns in one of The Royal Opera's best loved stagings, regularly revived since its opening night in 1974 – and now being seen for the very last time. John Copley's keen stagecraft and loving attention to period and dramatic detail make his production a masterpiece of realism, while Julia Trevelyan Oman's designs evoke the atmosphere of 19th century Paris. Several of today's greatest opera stars return to bid farewell to this sublime staging, notably Anna Netrebko as Mimě, and Joseph Calleja as her lover, Rodolfo. Israeli conductor Dan Ettinger conducts one of Puccini's most emotional and melodious scores, in a revival that promises to go down in Royal Opera history.
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National Theatre Live: Everyman (NR) 7/16/2015
Chiwetel Ejiofor - 1 hr. 30 mins.
photoEveryman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.
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Irrational Man () 7/31/2015
Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix -
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: The Comedy of Errors (NR) 8/6/2015
Hattie Ladbury, Simon Harrison - 2 hr. 20 mins.
photoTake one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos. One Antipholus is astonished by his foreign hospitality; the other enraged by the hostility of his home town. The Dromios, caught between the two, are soundly beaten for obeying all the wrong orders.
Basing his plot on a farce by Plautus, Shakespeare caps the mayhem of his Roman original to build up a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick and social nightmare.
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English National Opera: Carmen (NR) 8/27/2015
- 2 hr. 50 mins.
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Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle (NR) 10/11/2015
- 2 hr. 20 mins.
photoThe young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion. This treasure of romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in classical repertoire, touching upon the great romantic themes: a doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into fantasy and ultimate redemtion through the power of love. The Bolshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama.
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National Theatre Live: Hamlet (NR) 10/15/2015
Benedict Cumberbatch - 4 hr. 0 mins.
photoFathom Events, BY Experience and National Theatre Live invite you to join Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch for an extraordinary one-night cinema event on Thursday, October 15. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Hamlet tells the story of a son who is forced to avenge his father's death but rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.
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National Theatre Live: Hamlet Encore Screening (NR) 10/18/2015
Benedict Cumberbatch - 4 hr. 0 mins.
photoBenedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father's death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.
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Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels (NR) 11/15/2015
- 2 hr. 5 mins.
photoThis opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine's visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York's Fifth Avenue, celebrating the citites and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone. With this first abstract ballet, Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the dance schools that had forged his style: Paris, New York, and St Petersburg, each represented by a contrasting jewel: emerald, ruby, and diamond. Jewels offers a unique occasion to enjoy Balanchine's visually captivating work, as the Bolshoi is only company authorized by the Balanchine Trust to film and broadcast his masterpiece. Starring Olga Smirnova, Semyon Chudin, Vladislav Lantratov, Anna Tikhomirova, Ekaterina Krysanova, and the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet.
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Bolshoi Ballet: The Lady of the Camellias (NR) 12/6/2015
- 3 hr. 5 mins.
photoA young bourgeois, Armand Duval, falls madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, a gorgeous courtesan celebrated by the Parisian high society. Despite her infidelity, Armand will do all he can to win the beautiful woman's heart and convince her to leave her indulgent life. The Bolshoi breathes new life into John Neumeier's tragic masterpiece, inspired by Alexandre Dumas' novel and accompanied by Chopin's exquisite score. This production assumes a new emotional and dramatic texture that only the Bolshoi's dancers can deliver.
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Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker (NR) 12/20/2015
- 2 hr. 10 mins.
photoOn Christmas Eve, Marie is given a wooden nutcracker as a gift. When the clock strikes midnight, the Nutcracker transforms into a prince and saves Marie from the Mouse King and his army. This beloved holiday classic will enchant the whole family with its fairytale setting and Tchaikovsky's timeless score. The Bolshoi's version of The Nutcracker has a unique and beautiful sense of romance and philosophy, danced by the heroic Denis Rodkin as the courageous Prince and the magical Anna Nikulina as Marie.
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Bolshoi Ballet: The Taming of the Shrew (NR) 1/24/2016
- 2 hr. 5 mins.
photoMany suitors dream of marrying the lovely and docile Bianca, including Luciento. However her father will not let anyone marry her before her elder sister, the ill-tempered shrew Katharina, is herself married. French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy tailored specifically to the Bolshoi dancers, and achieves a magnetic two hours of breathtaking, nonstop dance unlike any other, portraying the Bolshoi's audacity and energy in a completely new way. This new production was staged exclusively for the Bolshoi and cannot be seen anywhere else!
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Bolshoi Ballet: Spartacus (NR) 3/13/2016
- 2 hr. 50 mins.
photoIn ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian king, is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented upheaval. Grigorovich's Spartacus was created at the Bolshoi in 1968 and has since remained the Russian company's signature ballet. This most spectacular production is an epic tour de force, giving full expression to the virility and strengh for which the Bolshoi's male dancers are renowned. Principal dancer Mikhail Lobukhin is stunning in the role of the legendary gladiator, along with Svetlana Zakharova as Aegina and Vladislav Lantratov as Crassus.
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Bolshoi Ballet: Don Quixote (NR) 4/10/2016
- 3 hr. 10 mins.
photoCervantes' eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on journey full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho Panza in search of his perfect woman. On the way he meets Kitri, the dazzling daughter of an innkeeper who he thinks might be his ideal love. The Bolshoi's panache and excellence are combined in Fadeyechev's critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance with Leon Minkus' famous score. Featuring brand new sets and costumes to accompany this colorful and technically challenging production, Don Quixote is quintessential Bolshoi, abounding with life and not to be missed!
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