Join us starting February 16 as the Liberty Theatre will again present the Oscar Nominated Short Films. This year's nominees are: Our Uniform – Yegane Moghaddam, 7 min., Iran (in Farsi) Letter to a Pig – Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter, 17 min., France/Israel (in Hebrew) Pachyderm– Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius, 11 min., USA (in English) Ninety-Five Senses – Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess, 13 min., USA (in English) War is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko – Dave Mullins and Brad Booker, 11 min., USA Not for children under 13, verging on R. This isn’t a family-friendly program – topics include the Holocaust, inferred child sexual abuse, and violent battle scenes. Plus some runners-up to fill in the program. Approximate program running time in 90 minutes, tickets are $8 before 6pm, $9 after 6 pm. Show times and tickets on sale now.
Join us starting February 16 as the Liberty Theatre will again present the Oscar Nominated Short Films. This year's nominees are: The After – Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham, 18 min., UK (in English) Red, White and Blue – Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane, 23 min., USA (in English) Knight of Fortune – Lasse Lyskjær Noer and Christian Norlyk, 25 min., Denmark (in Swedish/Danish) Invincible – Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron, 29 min., Canada (in French) The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar – Wes Anderson and Steven Rales, 37 min., US/UK (in English) Rated R. Topics include murder, abortion, sexual abuse, and suicide. About on par with Live Action programs from previous years. Approximate running time 2:23, Show times and tickets on sale now
Join us starting February 16 as the Liberty Theatre will again present the Oscar Nominated Short Films. The nominees in the documentary category are: Island In Between – S. Leo Chiang and Jean Tsien, 20 min., Taiwan (in English/Mandarin) Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó– Sean Wang and Sam Davis, 17 min., USA (in Mandarin) The ABC’s of Book Banning – Sheila Nevins and Trish Adlesic, 27 min., USA (in English) The Last Repair Shop – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers, 39 min., USA (in English) The Barber of Little Rock – John Hoffman and Christine Turner, 35 min., USA (in English) Rated PG/PG-13. Topics include aging, friendship, economic inequality, Taiwanese independence, and book bans. Probably the most uplifting of the three programs this year! Approximate running time 2:39, show times and tickets on sale now.
In this classic musical fantasy, Judy Garland stars as Dorothy Gale, a young Kansas farm girl who dreams of a land "somewhere over the rainbow." Dorothy's dream comes true when she, her dog Toto, and her family's house are transported by a tornado to a bright and magical world unlike anything she has seen before. Unfortunately, she makes a mortal enemy of a wicked witch when the house falls on the hag's sister. Now, befriended by a scarecrow without a brain, a tin man with no heart and a cowardly lion--and protected by a pair of enchanted ruby slippers--Dorothy sets off along a yellow brick road for the Emerald City to beseech the all-powerful Wizard of Oz for his help to return home. February 17-19 & 21, Tickets $7, show times TBA
Filmmaker in attendance! In this visceral three-year race against time, Tim Carey, a talented, yet unknown LA artist bluffs his way into winning the commission to create the largest stained-glass window of its kind. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to make it. Tim is a bit of a jackass, who uses wit and humor to charm you into forgiving his flaws. When he hits the many obstacles that emerge when attempting to make a masterpiece, he has to put down his ego and submit to the life and artistic lessons of a complicated master, who has already preceded him in greatness. As the story unfolds, the clash of two big personalities slowly transforms into the forging of a lasting friendship. HOLY FRIT is a universally fun, heartfelt and comedic look into the drama of any human endeavor which is greater than the sum of its parts. “10 out of 10… The last time I was this entertained by an art documentary, it was Exit Through the Gift Shop” — Josiah Teal, Filmthreat Saturday, February 17 at 4 PM. Tickets $10. Join us for a conversation after the screening with HOLY FRIT Writer & Director Justin Monroe and Holy Frit subject Tim Carey and moderated by Sean Williams following the screening.
This documentary is a journey among the most beautiful archaeological finds Egypt has left us. Kha, architect and builder of tombs for the pharaohs, must undertake the journey to the Underworld. Telling us the story of his voyage is Jeremy Irons, in the guise of a narrator. His words take us inside the secret world of Egyptian mythology, religion and funerary culture, interweaving the story with the history of the oldest museum in the world, the Museo Egizio in Turin, founded in 1824 and will soon be celebrating its 200th anniversary. In fact, the Kha’s own Tomb is to be found in Turin along with the most complete and most valuable private collection of grave goods outside of Egypt. A journey along the Nile , among the most beautiful archaeological finds Egypt has left us, the magnificent monuments of Giza, Luxor, Karnak, to the Valley of the Kings and the workers’ village of Deir el-Medina, the story told by Irons follows the tracks of Italian explorers and archaeologists - their itineraries also leading to the exhibition halls of the Cairo Museum, the Ägyptischen Museum in Berlin, the British Museum in London and the Louvre in Paris. From Ramesses II in Turin, to the treasure of Tutankhamun in Cairo, the bust of Nefertiti in Berlin, the Red Scribe in the Louvre, and the Rosetta Stone in London. Great Art on Screen presentation, February 18 & 21. Tickets $13, $11 senior on sale now.
A 19th century, winter action-comedy, a drunken applejack salesman must go from zero to hero and become North America's greatest fur trapper by defeating hundreds of beavers. "“An unexpected visionary work that will rip you a new perspective on classic cinematic art ...exciting in ways you cannot imagine and must be seen to be believed.” --Filmthreat "If you have even the slightest love for slapstick comedy and goofball antics, then this will undoubtedly be the most gut-busting time you have at the movies this year. ... Hundreds of Beavers is very good. See it with friends" -Screen Anarchy February 24, 25, 28 & 29, Tickets $8
Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions. Filmed live during its sold-out run in London’s West End. A special presentation of London's National Theatre. Premiere engagement coming in February 24, 28 & March 2. Tickets $18.50 general, $16 senior. The content of this program is in "R" rated territory, therefore persons under 17 must be accompanied by a legal age adult.
Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art but he was not alone. Artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative exhibition from The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Royal Academy, London. From the exhibition walls to the beauty of artist gardens like Monet's Giverny, we take a magical journey to discover how artists used the modern garden to explore radical and wonderful new ideas. Special engagement, Sunday March 3 and Wednesday, March 6. Times and Tickets $13, $11, on sale now!
The NY Cat Film Festival is an exploration through film of the fascinating felines who share our lives, creating a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. Cats have their own unique and indescribable bond with people - even when living independently as community cats. For far too long, felines have been the "invisible" part of the human-animal bond and it's time to shine the spotlight on these magnificent creatures and the humans devoted to them. A portion of every ticket at every destination goes to a local animal welfare non-profit, bringing community awareness and support for the needs of local kitties.
★★★★★'Sam Mendes' rich witty production'-Financial Times ★★★★★'Smooth and sophisticated' -WhatsOnStage ★★★★'Mark Gatiss is mesmerizing' -The i ★★★★'A palpable hit' -Telegraph Sam Mendes directs a startling new play on the making of Burton and Gielgud’s Hamlet. Why would the most famous movie star in the world choose to do a play which everyone already knows? And what lures us back to the same plays, year after year? Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel. This fierce and funny new play by Jack Thorne offers a glimpse into the politics of a rehearsal room and the relationship between art and celebrity. March 30, 10:30 AM and April 3 at 7 PM. Tickets $18.50, $16 for seniors 60+. This program is not recommended for persons under 17.
Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state and created the NHS. Confronted with death, Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan’s deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill. Written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), this epic new Welsh fantasia will be broadcast live from the National Theatre. Saturday, May 25 at 10:30 AM and Wednesday, May 29 at 7 PM. Premium Event tickets are $18.50, $16 for seniors 60+, on sale April 1. This program is not recommended for pre-teenagers.