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Now playing: Sept 19 - 25

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DOLPHIN TALE 2

Dolphin Tale 2 continues the story of the brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and recovery-thanks to a groundbreaking prosthetic tail-made her a symbol of perseverance to people around the world.  It has been several years since the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital rescued Winter. Yet their fight is not over. Winter's surrogate mother has passed away and according to USDA regulations, dolphins cannot be housed alone.  Time is running out to find a companion for Winter before the team at Clearwater loses their beloved dolphin to another aquarium. Starring Morgan Freeman and Harry Connick Jr., Dolphin Tale 2 is earnest, heartwarming, and well-told; a rare family film that both kids and parents can enjoy.                                                       Rated G 1hr50

BOYHOOD

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. The film charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before; snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between.   One of the most remarkable moviegoing experiences you may ever see, Boyhood is a captivating, insightful and moving ode to growing up and parenting.

Rated PG (coarse & sexual lang; drug use) 2hrs45

 

WALKING THE CAMINO:

6 Ways To Santiago

The film is gorgeous, filled with beautiful landscapes. This is not a "how to" guide. While we see daily life on the Camino, and breathtaking views of the scenery, it is more about the people and their personal experiences. I enjoyed the balance between "the interior Camino" challenges of the walk and the physical and social challenges. Some of the most touching moments are when the walkers are moved to tears in recounting how other walkers helped them along the way.  "A bad day for the ego is a good day for the soul.” Rated PG 1hr30

Starts Friday: Sept 26th – Oct 2nd

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THE BOXTROLLS

The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they've built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town's villain, Archibald Snatcher, comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred Together to devise a daring plan to save Eggs' family.  Truly inventive and dazzling stop-animation; The Boxtrolls is a laugh-out-loud, thoroughly entertaining comedy-adventure that will appeal to all ages.

Rated G 1hr35

MAINA

Maina finds herself on a mission that will change the course of her life and her peoples history. In order to fulfill a promise made to her friend Matsii as she lay on her deathbed, Maina has to follow the trail of her enemies to retrieve Nipki, Matsiis 11-year-old son who has been captured by the Inuit. Maina is then taken captive herself by Natak and forced to travel with them to the Land of Ice. Introduced as enemies, the two grow fond of each other and struggle to forge a relationship against the odds of different culture, customs and conspiracy.  Featuring breathtaking cinematography, Maïna is not just a love story. It is a critically acclaimed adventure tale of cultural conflict and healing.

Rated PG (violence; sexually suggestive scene) 1hr45

THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY

Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France and decides to open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. The chef proprietress, Mallory, of the Michelin starred restaurant (just one hundred feet away) is not too happy about the arrival her new neighbors and potential competition. But when Mallory discovers Hassan’s culinary gifts, she takes him under her wing.  Starring the incomparable Helen Mirren (and produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey), The Hundred Foot Journey is an absolute delight!

Rated PG (violence & course lang.) 2hrs

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BOXTROLLS
OPENS

SEPT 26

The Boxtrolls

This Is Where I Leave You

The Good Lie

Gone Girl

Life Itself

WILD

Hector and the Search for Happiness

The Judge

Interstellar

One Chance

Rosewater

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The Theory of Everything

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Maina 

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In the aftermath of a bloody confrontation between the Innu tribe the Moon Wolves, and the Men from the Land of Ice, or the Inuit, MAÏNA, daughter of Grand Chief Mishtenapuu, finds herself on a mission that will change the course

of her life and her peoples history. In order to fulfill a promise made to her friend Matsii as she lay on her deathbed, MAÏNA has to follow the trail of her enemies to retrieve Nipki, Matsiis 11-year-old son who has been captured by the Inuit. She is then taken captive herself by Natak, the clan’s leader, and forced to travel with them to the Land of Ice. Introduced as enemies, the two grow fond of each other and struggle to forge a relationship against

the odds of different culture, customs and conspiracy in a world where the fight for survival is a daily challenge.

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Maina 

The Metropolitan Opera

2014 – 2015 Season

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Verdi’s Macbeth

Italian w/English subtitles

Sat, Oct11, 2014 @10:00

Running Time: 3hrs15

Synopsis: Star soprano Anna Netrebko delivers her searing portrayal of Lady Macbeth, the mad and murderous mate of Željko Lučić’s doomed Macbeth, for the first time at the Met. Adrian Noble’s chilling production of Verdi’s masterful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy also stars Joseph Calleja as the noble Macduff and René Pape as Banquo. Fabio Luisi conducts.

 

Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Featuring: Zeljko Lučić, Anna Netrebko, also starring Joseph Calleja, René Pape

 

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Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro

Italian w/English subtitles

 

Sat, Oct 18, 2014 @10:00

Running time: 3hrs50

Synopsis: Met Music Director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in a 19th-century manor house in Seville, but during the gilded age of the late 1920s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering

Count they work for, Marina Poplavskaya as the long-suffering Countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy Cherubino.

 

Conductor: James Levine
Featuring: Ildar Abdrazakov, Marlis Petersen, Marina Poplavskaya, Peter Mattei, Isabel Leonard

 

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Bizet’s Carmen

French w/English subtitles


Sat, Nov 1, 2014 @10:00

Running Time: 3hrs40

Synopsis: Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

 

Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado/Louis Langrée
Featuring: Anita Rachvelishvili, Aleksandrs Antonenko, also starring Anita Hartig, Ildar Abdrazakov

 

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Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia 

Italian w/English subtitles


Sat, Nov 22, 2014 @10:00

Running Time: 3hrs25

Synopsis: The Met’s effervescent production of Rossini’s classic comedy – featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of opera – stars Isabel Leonard as the feisty Rosina, Lawrence Brownlee as her conspiring flame, and Christopher Maltman as the endlessly resourceful and charming barber, himself. Michele Mariotti conducts the vivid and tuneful score.

 

Conductor: Michele Mariotti
Featuring: Isabel Leonard, Lawrene Brownlee, Christopher Maltman

 

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Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg  German w/English subtitles


Sat, Dec 13, 2014 @9:00

Running Time: 6hrs

Synopsis: James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Johan Reuter, Johan Botha, and Annette Dasch lead the superb international cast in this charming and magisterial celebration of the power of music and art.

 

Conductor: James Levine
Featuring: Johan Botha, Annette Dasch, Johan Reuter

 

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Lehar’s The Merry Widow

English w/ subtitles

Sat, Jan 17, 2015 @10:00

Running Time: 3hrs

Synopsis: The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Andrew Davis conducts.

 

Conductor: Andrew Davis/ Fabio Luisi
Featuring: Renée Fleming, Nathan Gunn, Kelli O'Hara, Alek Shrader, Thomas Allen

 

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Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann 

German w/English subtitles

Sat, Jan 31, 2015 @10:00

Running Time: 3hrs45

Synopsis: The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production. Soprano Hibla Gerzmava faces the operatic hurdle of singing all three heroines—each an idealized embodiment of some aspect of Hoffmann’s desire. Thomas Hampson portrays the shadowy Four Villains, and Yves Abel conducts the sparkling score.

 

Conductor: James Levine/Yves Abel
Featuring: Vittorio Grigolo, Hibla Gerzmava, Kate Lindsey, Thomas Hampson

 

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Double Bill

Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta

Russian w/English subtitles

Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle

Hungarian w/English subtitles


Sat, Feb 14, 2015 @9:30

Running Time: 3hrs40

Synopsis: On the heels of her triumphant Met performances in Eugene Onegin, soprano Anna Netrebko takes on another Tchaikovsky heroine in the first opera of this intriguing double bill, consisting of an enchanting fairy tale (Iolanta)followed by an erotic psychological thriller (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle). Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in Iolanta, while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s. Iolanta also stars Piotr Beczala, and Valery Gergiev conducts both operas.

 

Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Featuring: Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala/Mikhail Petrenko, Nadja Michael

 

 

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Rossini’s La Donna del Lago 

Italian w/English subtitles


Sat, Mar 14, 2015 @10:00

Running Time: 3hrs30

Synopsis: Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.

 

Conductor: Michele Mariotti
Featuring: Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez

 

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Double Bill

Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci 

Italian w/English subtitles

Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana 

Italian w/English subtitles


Sat, Apr 25, 2015 @9:30

Running Time: 3hrs30

Synopsis: Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

 

Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Featuring: Marcelo Álvarez, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Zeljko Lučić. Marcelo Álvarez, Patricia Racette, George Gagnidze

 

 

Metropolitan Opera Clears Last Major Hurdle in Labor Talks

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The Metropolitan Opera and the union representing its stage hands reached a contract deal early Wednesday morning, clearing the last major hurdle before the company could go ahead with its coming season of operas featuring jealous lovers, dying sopranos, and a fellow named Figaro — both before and after his marriage.

The Met’s management, whose demand for concessions sparked the worst labor strife at the opera house in decades, abandoned its threat to lock out workers just over a month before the opening of the opera season once the deal was struck. The agreement was reached at about 3:15 a.m., following a marathon bargaining session extended past a deadline of midnight Tuesday.

The Met said that the agreement prevented “a potential labor crisis at the nation’s largest performing arts organization.” It added that “preseason rehearsals and preparations for the 2014-15 season will continue without interruption.

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