Arts & Indies: Special Events

The King and I: From The London Palladium (NR) Genre: Program Runtime: 02:40

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre - it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Thursday 24th January 2019
Wednesday 30th January 2019
Wednesday 6th February 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!

 

Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (R) Genre: Drama Runtime: 02:01

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, this tender, wise, suspenseful film is an intimate portrait of an unusual, but very likeable family, making ends meet in modern Tokyo by shoplifting. After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu's wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them. “At once charming and heart-wrenching, this exquisitely performed film will steal the hearts of both art-house and mainstream audiences.” –Maggie Lee, Variety. Critics Consensus: “Understated yet ultimately deeply affecting, Shoplifters adds another powerful chapter to director Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s richly humanistic filmography.”

Playing at The Nevada Theatre Film Series
Sunday 27th January 2019
Vox Lux (R) Genre: Drama , Musical Runtime: 01:54

VOX LUX begins in 1999 when teenage Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) survives a violent tragedy. After singing at a memorial service, Celeste transforms into a burgeoning pop star with the help of her songwriter sister (Stacy Martin) and talent manager (Jude Law). Celeste's meteoric rise to fame dovetails with a personal and national loss of innocence, consequently elevating the young powerhouse to a new kind of celebrity: American icon, secular deity, and global superstar. By 2017, adult Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mounting a comeback after a scandalous incident almost derailed her career. Touring in support of her sixth album, the indomitable, foul-mouthed pop savior must overcome her personal and familial struggles to navigate motherhood, madness and monolithic fame. “The film creates a universe where fame crowds out humanity. You can’t stop thinking about it.” –Peter Travers, Rolling Stone. Critics Consensus: “Vox Lux probes the allures and pitfalls of modern celebrity with sharp intelligence and visual style, all held together by an assured Natalie Portman performance.”

Playing at The Nevada Theatre Film Series
Sunday 3rd February 2019
2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Live Action (NR) Genre: Action/Adventure , Program Runtime:

For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD, Magnolia Pictures and The Nevada Theatre Film Series present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, in 3 amazing programs. With all three categories offered, Live Action (Feb. 10), Animated (Feb. 17) and Documentary (Mar. 3) – this is your annual (and probably your only) chance to view these unique creative films. A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 24th. Lists of titles in each program, along with synopses and running times, will be available after the nominations are announced on Jan. 22nd. Go to sierratheaters.com/nevada. The Live Action program usually runs around 2 hours.

Playing at The Nevada Theatre Film Series
Sunday 10th February 2019
2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Animation (NR) Genre: Animation , Program Runtime:

Lists of titles in tonight’s program, along with synopses and running times, will be available after the nominations are announced on Jan. 22nd. Go to sierratheaters.com/nevada. The Animated program usually runs around 80 minutes.

Playing at The Nevada Theatre Film Series
Sunday 17th February 2019
Modified (NR) Genre: Documentary Runtime: 01:27

Filmmaker Aube Giroux and her mother embark on a very personal and poignant investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world. Interweaving the personal and the political, Modified is anchored in the filmmaker’s relationship to her mom, a gardener and food activist who battled cancer during the film's production. Their intimate mother-daughter quest for answers, fuelled by a shared love of food, cooking and gardening, reveals the extent to which the agribusiness industry controls our food policies, making a strong case for a more transparent and sustainable food system. World-renowned chef Jacques Pépin calls the film "a very personal, tender, touching tribute and a well-researched, enlightening and powerful documentary”.

Playing at The Nevada Theatre Film Series
Sunday 24th February 2019
2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts - Documentary (NR) Genre: Documentary , Program Runtime:

Lists of titles in tonight’s program, along with synopses and running times, will be available after the nominations are announced on Jan. 22nd. Go to sierratheaters.com/nevada. The Documentaries program usually runs around 2 ½ hours (on average).

Playing at The Nevada Theatre Film Series
Sunday 3rd March 2019
Woman at War (Kona fer í stría) () Genre: Action/Adventure , Suspense/Thriller Runtime: 01:41

In Icelandic with English subtitles. Halla is a fifty-year-old independent woman. But behind the scenes of a quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist. Known to others only by her alias "The Woman of the Mountain," Halla secretly wages a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. As Halla's actions grow bolder, she succeeds in pausing the negotiations between the Icelandic government and the corporation building a new aluminum smelter. But right as she begins planning her biggest and boldest operation yet, she receives an unexpected letter that changes everything. As Halla prepares to abandon her role as saboteur and savior of the Highlands, she decides to plot one final attack to deal the aluminum industry a crippling blow. “Along with “Green Book,” this was one of our favorite films at the Toronto Film Festival. Here’s a film that our local audience will love. It’s full of surprises, and a delightful sense of humor. And its heart is in the right place.” –Mike and Barbara Getz

Playing at The Nevada Theatre Film Series
Sunday 17th March 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: I'm Not Running () Genre: Program Runtime:

I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.

What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your piece of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

Hare was recently described by The Washington Post as ‘the premiere political dramatist writing in English’. His other work includes Pravda and Skylight, broadcast by National Theatre Live in 2014.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Thursday 7th February 2019
Wednesday 13th February 2019

Arts & Indies: Metropolitan Opera Live

Broadcast live from Lincoln Center in New York City.  Presented at The Del Oro Theatre in partnership with InConcert Sierra and Music in the Mountains.

Beginning in 2019, Met Opera Live in HD will move from Del Oro to Sierra Cinemas, 840-C East Main Street in Grass Valley for the remainder of the season.  The move will accommodate those who require easier parking and access.

Admission $22 Adults, $20 Seniors, $18 Students and Children 12 and under.

The Met Opera: Carmen (NR) Genre: Program Runtime: 03:40

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Bizet's Carmen, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, February 2. Clémentine Margaine is opera's ultimate seductress, opposite Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010. Louis Langrée conducts Sir Richard Eyre's lively production, a favorite in the Met's repertoire.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Saturday 2nd February 2019
The Met Opera: La Fille du Regiment (NR) Genre: Program Runtime: 02:55

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Donzietti's La Fille du Régiment, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, March 2. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Saturday 2nd March 2019
The Met Opera: Die Walküre (NR) Genre: Program Runtime: 05:20

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Wagner's Die Walküre, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, March 30. In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, Wotan's willful warrior daughter, who loses her immortality in opera's most famous act of filial defiance. Tenor Stuart Skelton and soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek play the incestuous twins Siegmund and Sieglinde. Greer Grimsley sings Wotan. Philippe Jordan conducts.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Saturday 30th March 2019
The Met Opera: Dialogues des Carmélites () Genre: Program Runtime: 03:30

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, May 11. Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc's devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress.

Playing at Sierra Cinemas
Saturday 11th May 2019

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.  With timeless story-ballet classics, such as The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote and La Sylphide, and productions signature to the Bolshoi including The Golden Age, the Bolshoi continues to demonstrate its place as one of the world's preeminent ballet companies.

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: Don Quixote (NR) Genre: Program Runtime: 02:55

From the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Don Quixote comes to cinemas across the U.S. Inspired by heroic stories of brave knights, with his faithful servant Sancho Panza at his side, Don Quixote sets out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea. With panache and sparkling technique, principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin lead the spectacular cast of toreadors, flamenco dancers, gypsies, and dryads in the Bolshoi's critically-acclaimed staging of this exalted performance.

Playing at Sutton Cinemas
Monday 28th January 2019
Bolshoi Ballet: La Sylphide (NR) Genre: Program Runtime: 02:00

Staged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, La Sylphide is the ultimate romantic masterpiece. Captured live from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, La Sylphide comes to cinemas across the U.S. On his wedding day, the young Scotsman James is awakened with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love. La Sylphide is one of the world's oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in Danish ballet master August Bournonville's style.

Playing at Sutton Cinemas
Monday 4th February 2019
Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadere () Genre: Program Runtime: 03:20

The must-see theatrical event La Bayadere comes to cinemas across the U.S. The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, igniting heated passions and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover Nikiya and Solor's forbidden love. La Bayadere is one of the greatest works in classical ballet history - a story of love, death and vengeful judgment, set in India. Dazzling sets and costumes, with one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the "Kingdom of the Shades," illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya's doomed love for the warrior Solor, and their ultimate redemption.

Playing at Sutton Cinemas
Monday 11th March 2019
Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty (NR) Genre: Program Runtime: 02:50

From the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow comes resplendent fairytale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, in cinemas nationwide. On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. Classical ballet at its finest, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a "truly extraordinary talent" (The Telegraph).

Playing at Sutton Cinemas
Monday 18th March 2019
Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age (NR) Genre: Program Runtime: 02:20

With its jazzy score by Dmitri Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colorful dive into the roaring 20's. From the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, The Golden Age comes to cinemas nationwide. In the 1920's, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer "Mademoiselle Margot," but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi!

Playing at Sutton Cinemas
Monday 8th April 2019
Bolshoi Ballet: Carmen Suite / Petrushka () Genre: Program Runtime: 02:20

Captured live the same day from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Carmen Suite / Petrushka comes to U.S. Carmen is as sensual and free-spirited as ever as she finds herself caught in a love triangle. The passionate one-act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug. The double-bill event for cinemas encapsulates and showcases the soul of Russian Ballet.

Playing at Sutton Cinemas
Monday 10th June 2019