Arts & Indies: Special Events

Gauguin in Tahiti - Paradise Lost (Guigin a Tahiti (NR) Genre: Documentary Runtime: 1:30

GAUGUIN IN TAHITI: PARADISE LOST traces the legendary life story of Paul Gauguin who left France for Tahiti, feverishly in search of deep immersions into lush nature, for feelings, visions and colors, ever purer and brighter. Audiences join this journey from Tahiti to American museums including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery of Art in DC, and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts where Gauguin’s greatest masterpieces are now preserved.

Playing at Sutton Cinemas
Tuesday 15th October 2019
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

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!

 

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: One Man, Two Guvnors - 10th () Genre: Program Runtime: 3:00

by Richard Bean
based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Thursday 26th September 2019
Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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
Thursday 17th October 2019
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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
Wednesday 13th November 2019
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
Wednesday 11th December 2019

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: Turandot () Genre: Program Runtime: 3:25

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Puccini's Turandot, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, October 12. Franco Zeffirelli's spectacular production returns to cinemas, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Met's Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, conducting his first Puccini opera with the company. Powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke takes on the icy title princess, alongside tenor Roberto Aronica as the unknown prince vying for her love.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Saturday 12th October 2019
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
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, Plácido Domingo as Sharpless, and mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong as Suzuki.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Saturday 9th November 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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