As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, MOONLIGHT is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Barry Jenkins's staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.
Come along with this salty group of fearless sailors as they board a hand-built gypsy boat to sail from New Zealand to Patagonia with a stop over in Antarctica. Nico Edwards’ first documentary follows the international nomadic crew as they dodge icebergs, battle hurricane force winds, tear every sail on the yacht, engage in a mission against illegal Japanese whalers with the radical environmental group the Sea Shepherd, suffer near catastrophic mechanical problems and unwittingly become the furthest south sailing yacht in the world for 2014. Also showing: The Accord (19 min) by RC Cone and Elli Thor Magnusson.
Robert Simon, a visionary American city planner, believed that creating community was more important then building buildings. He envisioned 'another way of living' in the suburbs, combining the best of the city with the best of the country. In 1964, he developed the New Town of Reston, VA where he made his utopian vision a reality. Reston became an international sensation who inspired new trends in suburban development, mixing residential and commercial uses and creating civic open spaces to promote community. This well researched documentary by Rebekah Wingert-Jabi introduces you to a man who not only lived to be 101 but who also kept his imagination working to allow change to be a positive force in his ever evolving vision. Also showing: The Gnomist (20 min) by Sharon Liese. Winner Best Film as chosen by Kids Jury.
Winner Jury Award and People’s Choice Award. In our race towards modernity, amidst all the technological innovation and the rapid growth of our cities, silence is now quickly passing into legend. Beginning with an ode to John Cage’s seminal silent composition 4’33”, the sights and sounds of this film delicately interweave with silence to create a contemplative and cinematic experience that works its way through frantic minds and into the quiet spaces of hearts. As much a work of devotion as it is a documentary, In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound, and the impact of noise on our lives. Also showing: Being Hear (10) by Palmer Morse and Matthew Mikkelsen.
Winner Best of Festival Award. In their remote home in the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islanders have always eaten what nature could provide, proud to put local food on the table. Hunting whales and seabirds kept them alive for generations, and gave them the way of life they love; a life they would pass on to their children. But today they face a grave threat to this tradition. It is not the controversy surrounding whaling that threatens the Faroese way of life; the danger is coming from the whales themselves. One of the first to feel the effects of our ever more polluted oceans, they have discovered that their beloved whales are toxic, contaminated by the outside world. What once secured their survival now endangers their children and the Faroe Islanders must make a choice between health and tradition. Also showing: Pangolin (13) by Katie Schuler and Nick Rogacki. Winner Best Short Award.
When pro kayaker Rafa Ortiz decides to follow his dream to paddle over Niagara Falls, he sets in motion an incredible series of events that eventually takes on a life of its own. To prepare for this mission, Rafa enlists the help of world-renowned paddler Rush Sturges and a tight team of their friends. Together they go on a remarkable three year journey from the rainforest rivers of Mexico to the towering waterfalls of the U.S. Northwest. Daredevil kayaking at its best!! Also showing: The Wild President (6 min) by Will Stauffer-Norris, Sinjin Eberle and Jacoab Boling. And also showing: Dream Day (10) by Malcolm Sangster and Eric Crosland.
As the food movement grows across America, a young generation of mindful meat-eaters reject factory farms and turn to hunting for the ultimate protein. Animal lovers, Nick, Alex and Ashlie leave behind their modern lives and embark on a journey that is foreign to their parents - partly to eat dinner, and partly to carve out their identities. Also showing: Pickle (15) by Amy Nicholson.
Winner Best in Theme Award. This is a coming of age story about a young First Nations lawyer, Caleb Behn, from northern Canada, epicenter of some of the world’s largest fracking operations. Watch as Caleb tries to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him - blending modern tools of the law with ancient wisdom. Also showing: The Refuge (16) by Alex Jablonski and Kahlil Hudson.
Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.
Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart. The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The Met: Live in HD 2016-17 season presents a broadcast of Mozart's Idomeneo, presented live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, March 25. James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart's Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heever as Elettra, Nadine Sierra as Ilia, Alice Coote as Idamante, and Alan Opie as Arbace.
The Met: Live in HD 2016-17 season presents a broadcast of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, presented live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, April 22. Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as Tatiana, the heroine of Tchaikovsky's opera, adapted from Pushkin's classic novel. Dmitri Hvorostovsky stars as the title character, who rejects Tatiana's love until it's too late. Robin Ticciati, Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, conducts the revival of Deborah Warner's staging, which opened the Met's 2013-14 season. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin's friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana's sister Olga and Štefan Kocán as Prince Gremin.
The Met: Live in HD 2016-17 season presents a broadcast of Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, presented live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, May 13. Renée Fleming sings one of her signature roles as the Marschallin, opposite Elina Garanca in her first North American performances as Octavian, the title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus Brück in his Met debut as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Conducted by Sebastian Weigle and directed by Robert Carsen, Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Teatro Regio di Torino.
Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathé Live are delighted to present a production signature to the Bolshoi Ballet, A Hero of our Time, broadcast from Moscow, to select cinemas nationwide on Sunday, April 9.
The story based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov's literary masterpiece in three separate stories recounting his heartbreaking betrayals. Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.