Encore Screening: Back By Popular Demand
"Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream" June 12th @ 1pm
By William Shakespeare
Music: Elliot Goldenthal
Direction: Julie Taymor
Julie Taymor, Tony Award winner for direction of The Lion King, is an artist internationally acclaimed for her bold and original imagination. With this production, she stages Shakespeare’s joyous comedy about the universal theme of love and its complications: lust, disappointment, confusion, marriage. A Midsummer Night’s Dream brilliantly conjoins four intertwined stories: the marriage of the Athenian Duke Theseus to the Amazon queen Hippolyta; the warring Oberon and Titania, king and queen of the fairies; the madcap follies of four lovers in a forest; and the comically earnest efforts of a group of working men to stage a love-play for the royal wedding. Lysander loves Hermia, whose father wants her to marry Demetrius. Helena loves Demetrius, who chases the eloping Lysander and Hermia into the woods, pursued by Helena. They are all fair game for mischievous Puck, Oberon’s servant, who scrambles their desires and Titania’s. As the working men press faithfully on with their rehearsals, the otherworldly night of confusion, passion and diligence proves oddly momentous, touching every life to the quick.Taymor’s vision will be a fantasia of light and shadow. The stage will breathe with the miraculous charms and powerful illusions of love.
“The director who redefined spectacle on Broadway… has now given New York a Midsummer Night’s Dream that doesn’t so much reach for the heavens as roll around in them, with joyous but calculated abandon… For Ms. Taymor, the sky is not the limit. It’s a supple canvas to be stretched and bent to the whims of the imagination. Her eye-popping take on the canon’s most enchanted comedy… confirms Ms. Taymor’s reputation as the cosmic P. T. Barnum of contemporary stagecraft… This Dream exists… as a glittering necklace of breathtaking moments… [and] when the moments are this beautiful, they take root in your mind and assume lives of their own. Don’t be surprised when they start showing up in your own dreams. The ingeniously mixed music of Elliot Goldenthal ranges from anxious jazz riffs to sustained, ethereal lullabies.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“FIVE STARS. Visionary director Julie Taymor is a thrilling painter of theater…she sprinkles each scene with creative fairy dust. You’d be hard pressed to find [a production] that rivals Taymor’s for beauty.” – Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
“A deliriously beautiful, deeply magical staging that’s as human as it is wildly inventive.” – Linda Winer, Newsday
"Iggy Pop" at the Baloise Session in Basel, Switzerland
Thursday, June 16, 2016 @ 8:00pm
Iggy Pop, an outstanding artist known for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics, and in this concert sings at the Baloise Session in Basel, Switzerland, where he was honored with a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.
This fantastic performance features all of Iggy Pop’s top hits, including “I Wanna Be Your Dog”, “The Passenger”, “Lust for Life” and many more.
Considered by many to be one of the pioneers of punk and metal rock music, Iggy Pop is known for his wild stage antics and as the front man for the band the Stooges, a group that had a major influence on the punk scene of the 1970s. Pop eventually found commercial success with the help of his friend and musician David Bowie. Pop's hit song "Real Wild Child" is an enduring metal rock classic.
The Beatles Tribute Night: "A Hard Day's Night" w/ Live Music by The Reel Players
Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Approved | 1h 27min | Comedy, Musical | 6 July 1964 (UK)
Director: Richard Lester
Writer: Alun Owen (original screenplay)
Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
A 'typical' day in the life of the Beatles, including many of their famous songs.
The Beatles--the world's most famous rock and roll band--travel from their home town of Liverpool to London to perform in a television broadcast. Along the way they must rescue Paul's unconventional grandfather from various misadventures and drummer Ringo goes missing just before the crucial concert.
"Field of Dreams" Father's Day Celebration
Sunday, June 19, 2016 @ 5:00pm
PG | 1h 47min | Drama, Family, Fantasy | 5 May 1989 (USA)
Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Writers: W.P. Kinsella (book), Phil Alden Robinson (screenplay)
Stars: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago White Sox come.
Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella hears a voice in his corn field tell him, "If you build it, he will come." He interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm, upon which appear the ghosts of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the other seven Chicago White Sox players banned from the game for throwing the 1919 World Series. When the voices continue, Ray seeks out a reclusive author to help him understand the meaning of the messages and the purpose for his field.
Happy 110th Birthday Billy Wilder "Double Indemnity (1944)"
Wednesday June 22 2016 @ 7:30
1h 47min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 24 April 1944 (USA)
At all birthday screenings we will serve birthday cake in the lobby
Director: Billy Wilder
Writers: Billy Wilder (screenplay), Raymond Chandler (screenplay)
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson
An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions.
In 1938, Walter Neff, an experienced salesman of the Pacific All Risk Insurance Co., meets the seductive wife of one of his clients, Phyllis Dietrichson, and they have an affair. Phyllis proposes to kill her husband to receive the proceeds of an accident insurance policy and Walter devises a scheme to receive twice the amount based on a double indemnity clause. When Mr. Dietrichson is found dead on a train-track, the police accept the determination of accidental death. However, the insurance analyst and Walter's best friend Barton Keyes does not buy the story and suspects that Phyllis has murdered her husband with the help of another man.
"The Last Podcast On The Left" featuring HAXAN w/ Live commentary & Live Music by The Reel Players
Saturday, July 16th, 2016 @ 7:30pm
Come join the boys for a hail Satan comedy-filled screening of one of our dark lord and savior's favorite movies, HAXAN, featuring Live commentary from Ben, Marcus, and Henry!
Like the murderous commands of David Berkowitz's neighborly dog, Last Podcast on the Left started simply as a chat between buddies. What began modestly enough as a fascination with the horror genre by hosts Henry Zebrowski, Ben Kissel and Marcus Parks soon became a fully-realized obsession in detailing and deriding all aspects of terror - both real and imagined. Now, after over 200 episodes of talkin' mayhem, macabre and teeny-tiny Charles Manson, the show consistently tops the iTunes comedy charts as it churns out what is "by far one of the funniest and weirdly exciting podcasts out there" that just happens to be "sneakily informative" (Smashbook)
Tickets $20 ($15 for students w/ ID at the door)