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Christmas Story, A
December 3 & 4
A Christmas Story(2021)
Showing in conjunction with Downtown Camas Hometown Holidays.

There is no other Christmas movie that both captures the adolescent joy and adult horror that comes with the holiday season than A CHRISTMAS STORY.

This film version of the childhood memoirs of Jean Shepard is a painstakingly accurate depiction of Midwestern middle-class suburban life told through the eyes of little eight-year old Ralphie, who wants nothing more than a Red-Ryder BB Gun to make his Christmas dreams come true. But as the months of November and December pass we are also viewers of his home life and his brilliantly subjective take on it.

A CHRISTMAS STORY is so much more than a great Christmas movie, but the commercialized sentimentality that is forced on us during this time of year makes its unabashed sincerity that much better.
Rated PG

Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy - Gran Torino
December 3 & 5 & 7
Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy - Gran Torino(2021)
In the long history of cinema, those who simultaneously wear the hats of producer, director and actor are extremely rare. From Westerns to love stories to crime dramas, no one has done it better than Clint Eastwood.

Clint Eastwood, the Academy Award-winning director of Million Dollar Baby and Unforgiven and Academy-nominated director of Letters From Iwo Jima and Mystic River, returns to direct and star in his first role since his Oscar-nominated performance in Million Dollar Baby. Retired auto worker, Korean War veteran and widower Walt Kowalski (Eastwood) is waiting out the rest of his life. His neighbors have all moved or passed away, replaced by Hmong immigrants he despises and aimless gangs of African American and Latino teenagers. Then someone tries to steal his prized Gran Torino, the car he helped build on his own assembly line. And by standing up to the thieves, Walt Kowalski becomes the unintended hero who changes the lives of his neighbors, of a boy being pushed into crime by local gangs -- and of his own life as well.

This program includes the documentary Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy, Triple Threat.
Rated R

Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy - Unforgiven
December 4 & 5 & 6
Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy - Unforgiven(2021)
Clint Eastwood has become one of cinema's most respected artists, winning two Academy Awards as Best far. From Westerns to heartbreaking dramas, Eastwood's movies are characterized by riveting storytelling and great performances.

When prostitute Delilah Fitzgerald (Anna Thomson) is disfigured by a pair of cowboys in Big Whiskey, Wyoming, her fellow brothel workers post a reward for their murder, much to the displeasure of sheriff Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman), who doesn't allow vigilantism in his town. Two groups of gunfighters, one led by aging former bandit William Munny (Clint Eastwood), the other by the florid English Bob (Richard Harris), come to collect the reward, clashing with each other and the sheriff.

This program includes the documentary Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy, A Director's Vision.
Rated R

Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy - The Bridges o
December 4 & 6
Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy - The Bridges o(2021)
Drawing on his years as a performer, Eastwood has become a master at creating a relaxed atmosphere on set where his actors can do their best work. And for many, it's the best work of their already stellar careers.

Clint Eastwood's "The Bridges of Madison County" is not about love and not about sex, but about an idea. The film opens with the information that two people once met and fell in love, but decided not to spend the rest of their lives together. The implication is: If they had acted on their desire, they would not have deserved such a love.

Almost everybody knows the story by now. Robert James Waller's novel has been a huge best-seller. Its prose is not distinguished, but its story is compelling: He provides the fantasy of total eroticism within perfect virtue, elevating to a spiritual level the common fantasy in which a virile stranger materializes in the kitchen of a quiet housewife and takes her into his arms. (Roger Ebert)

This program includes the documentary Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy, An Actors Director.
Rated PG-13

To What Remains
December 7
To What Remains(2021)
To What Remains is the story of Project Recover, a small team of accomplished scientists, oceanographers, archaeologists, historians, researchers and military veterans, who have dedicated their lives to scouring the depths of the ocean and the farthest corners of the earth, to search for, recover, and repatriate the remains of the more than 80,000 Americans missing in action since WWII.
In what one MIA family member aptly described as like “looking for the smallest needle in the largest haystack,” Project Recover team members comb through military action reports to identify broad swaths of ocean and land where U.S. servicemen were killed over 75 years ago, and execute onsite searches involving a combination of technology (sophisticated underwater drones) and painstaking manual labor (scuba dives and archaeological digs). The team travels to some of the most beautiful tropical locations in the world, where unimaginable atrocities once occurred.
While the search for a single crash site can require years of effort, the Project Recover team members are fueled by the sense of purpose that comes from identifying the remains of Americans who gave their lives in service, returning those remains to their proper home, and bringing closure to families who had nothing more than a picture on a mantle, vague memories passed down from prior generations, and unanswered questions.
In breathtaking imagery filmed over several years and intimate interviews with Project Recover team members and MIA families, To What Remains takes viewers inside this emotional journey to honor our fallen servicemen, from the discovery of wreckage on the seafloor in the South Pacific, to the living room of a stunned family in middle America, to a well-deserved final resting place at home.
Rated NR

Gorillaz: Song Machine Live From Kong
December 8
Gorillaz: Song Machine Live From Kong(2021)
Experience the biggest virtual band on the planet in cinemas worldwide, as Gorillaz bring their highly acclaimed Song Machine Live to the big screen. Bringing Jamie Hewlett's visuals to a thrilling live performance, the set features songs from the Song Machine project, along with some revered classics from the group's back catalogue. Guitarist Noodle, bassist Murdoc Niccals, drummer Russel and frontman 2D are joined by Damon Albarn and the full Gorillaz live band, plus a choice selection of featured artists, showcasing their first live performance since 2018.This special presentation also features a pre-show programme and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

Exhibition On Screen: The Danish Collector - Delac
December 12 & 15
Exhibition On Screen: The Danish Collector - Delac(2021)
For many years no-one was interested in the art of the Impressionists. Artists like Monet, Degas and Renoir were vilified, attacked, and left penniless as a result. Then, something remarkable happened. A new breed of collectors emerged and, before long, they were battling to acquire any work by these new, radical artists that they could find. Amongst them was the visionary Danish businessman Wilhelm Hansen. It was an extraordinary moment in art history; full of drama, intrigue and subterfuge. Some collectors we may recognise and some we may not, but Hansen amassed a remarkable collection housed at his summer home, Ordrupgaard, on the outskirts of Copenhagen.

Exhibition on Screen tells his fascinating story and, with exclusive access to a sell- out exhibition at London’s Royal Academy, brings the extraordinary collection to the big-screen in glorious high-definition. From Hansen’s beautiful house and gardens at Ordrupgaard to the streets of bohemian Paris, this film takes you on a journey to discover some of the best examples of 19th-century French art ever collected.

Denmark’s Ordrupgaard Collection is a treasure trove featuring some of the finest Impressionist works ever painted. Includes Realist paintings by Corot, Delacroix and Courbet; landscapes of Monet, Pissarro, Cézanne and Sisley; and beautifully observed portraits by Degas, Manet, Morisot, and Gonzalès.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
December 17 & 20
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation(2021)
No one knows how to do vacations like the Griswolds. Sure, their holidays are wild, chaotic, and often fraught with peril, but everyone’s family gatherings are a little stressful, aren’t they?

s the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark's employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.
Rated PG-13

December 17 & 18
Bundle up for this celebration of one of the best holiday films ever made, period. Will Ferrell’s take on a North Pole elf trying to figure out Manhattan (“Watch out! The yellow ones don’t stop!”) just might be the funniest he’s ever been.

Many years ago at Christmas, a playful toddler accidentally ended up in Santa's bag and got whisked away to the North Pole. One of Santa's elves adopted the child, named Buddy, and raised him among the North Pole's tight-knit elfin community. Now Buddy is a tall, fully grown man. He is distinctly non-elfish and becomes forlorn because he's unable to fit in with the other elves. Buddy's adopted elf father suggests that it's time for Buddy to travel out into the world of men. But, fitting into the human world isn't easy for Buddy. He only knows the ways of elves, not the ways of humans -- especially urbanites.
Rated PG

Gremlins (1984)
December 18 & 20
Gremlins (1984)(2021)

Joe Dante's hilariously funny, wickedly scary film is about a lovable, furry little Christmas gift that multiplies into many little Christmas gifts, with savage consequences.

Rand Peltzer (Hoyt Axton) is an inventor who hasn't successfully invented anything. But this Christmas he's bringing his family something special -- a small, cuddly creature known as a mogwai. The little fella comes with three crucial instructions: Keep him out of the sunlight, never get him wet and never, ever, ever feed him after midnight. If Rand and his son Billy (Zach Galligan) can adhere to these rules, sure, mogwai are great pets.

But, of course, they don’t follow the rules and all hell breaks loose in sleepy little Kingston Falls. It’s up to Billy and his girlfriend (Phoebe Cates) to stop the mischievous, murderous little monsters. Part science fiction, part comedy, part family drama and 100% pure Christmas terror, GREMLINS is a cinematic gift that just keeps on giving year after year.
Rated PG

White Christmas
December 18 & 20 & 21
White Christmas(2021)
To be honest, it couldn't go wrong. The darling of musical cinema Irving Berlin plus Bing Crosby, the housewife's favorite big-eyed boy? A match made in heaven. The big surprise is - it's even better than it promised to be. This eagerly awaited musical is essentially a buddy film.

Well, sort of, it's certainly got two buddies in it, but it's also a love story, a Christmas fable, and a vehicle to hang some exceptionally catchy hits on. Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) meet during the Second World War and become firm friends. After getting demobilized they team up to become hot property as a song and dance duo ripping up the nightspots with their own brand of feel-good hits. After five years of rolling success they need a holiday and cruise off to a New England skiing resort in the company of two comely sisters, Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy (Vera-Ellen). They arrive to find the place nearly bankrupt, as there has been no snow for over a year. The local top man is their old army boss General Waverly (Dean Jagger), and sure enough our two heroes wade in to help their old comrade and organize a benefit concert. But can they save the resort?
Rated NR

Polar Express, The
December 18 & 19
The Polar Express(2021)
Based on the children's book by Chris Van Allsburg, this inspiring adventure tells the story of a young boy who doubts the existence of Santa Claus. Late one Christmas Eve night, he lies awake listening to hear the sounds of Santa's sleigh and reindeer. Instead, he hears the chugging of a steam locomotive and whistle, just outside his bedroom window. The train's conductor invites the boy on board for an extraordinary ride to the North Pole. It is a journey of self-discovery for the boy, showing him that the wonder of life never fades for those who choose to believe.
Rated G

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
December 19 & 20 & 21
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)(2021)
What is it about IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE that makes it a perennial holiday classic?

Well, first and foremost, it’s a magnificently entertaining film with big laughs, dark twists, and well-drawn characters you can’t help but fall in love with. And those characters shine thanks to the pitch-perfect cast led by James Stewart, who may have been better suited to handle the film’s charming humor and emotional depths than any actor who ever lived.

But the film also stands the test of time because its universal themes perfectly capture the experience of the holidays. The reflectiveness we all feel as the year comes to an end. The stresses. The joys. And most importantly, our gratitude for the loving people in our lives.

And that’s why we’re inviting you to grab your loved ones and share this magical holiday film with us. Whether you’re seeing it for the fiftieth time, or you want to share it with your kids for their very first time, it’s a beautiful cinematic experience that takes the everyday challenges of average people and makes them the stuff of epics. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays, bring someone you love, and spend a couple of hours feeling grateful for the wonderful things in your life.
Rated PG

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker Encore
December 19
Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker Encore(2021)
The exceptional score by Tchaikovsky, brought to life by the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in The Nutcracker, delights the hearts and ears of all generations of music lovers. Experience this holiday classic with the whole family through the eyes of Marie and her Nutcracker Prince on the big screen.
On Christmas eve, Marie and her whole family are gathered around the tree in celebration of the holiday. She receives a magical gift from her godfather Drosselmeyer and soon enough this Christmas eve will take an unexpected turn for her. Marie's new doll comes alive and carries her into a whirlwind adventure.
Captured live in December 23, 2018.

Royal Opera: Tosca, The
January 23
The Royal Opera: Tosca(2022)
Puccini’s Tosca. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of its shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment.

Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter, Cavaradossi, and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Jonathan Kent’s taut and intense production with Paul Brown’s historically charged designs wonderfully evokes the dangerous atmosphere of Rome in 1800, where love and evil come – thrillingly – face to face.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Maledetto Modigliani (Maverick Modigliani)
February 6 & 9
Maledetto Modigliani (Maverick Modigliani)(2022)
Born in Livorno, Tuscany, Dedo or Modì, lived a short, tormented life, narrated here from an original point of view, that of his young common-law wife, Jeanne Hébuterne. Together with the Russian aspiring poetess Anna Achmatova, and the English journalist Beatrice Hastings were the women he painted portraits of, and whose faces, almost caryatid-like, became the very icons of his art.
The action of the film unwinds through museum halls, enriched by the works of the Albertina in Vienna and the splendid exhibition dedicated to the artist at Livorno’s City Museum, as well as the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the great museums and art collections in Paris.
Rated NR

Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels
February 13
Bolshoi Ballet: Jewels(2022)
This glamorous triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, and created as an homage to the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg that made a vital impact on the revered choreographer’s career.
Emeralds for the elegance and sophistication of Paris, rubies for the speed and modernity of New York, and diamonds for an imperial St. Petersburg. Three sparkling scenes accompanied by the music of three essential composers, feature the styles of the three dance schools that have contributed to making George Balanchine a legend of modern ballet.

Secret Impressionists (Impressionisti segreti)
February 20 & 23
Secret Impressionists (Impressionisti segreti)(2022)
50 unseen masterpieces unveiled for the first time: Manet, Caillebotte, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, Signac, Sisley and Berthe Morisot.
A cinematic journey to discover the art revolution caused by the Impressionist movement through fifty paintings that are now on display in Rome at Palazzo Bonaparte. How did the Impressionists view the world? How did they go from being rejected by critics and the public to becoming, in just a few short years, some of the best loved works of art in the whole world? The two curators of the exhibition, Claire Durand-Ruel (the great-great-granddaughter of Paul Durand-Ruel, the most important Impressionists’ art dealer) and Marianne Mathieu, will accompany audiences along a complex and intriguing path.

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake Encore
March 6
Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake Encore(2022)
The legend of the enigmatic swan-woman set to Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece of a score is ballet’s most beloved production in the classical canon. The Bolshoi Ballet’s Swan Lake exemplifies the dramatic tension and heart-stopping beauty of motion with prima ballerina Olga Smirnova leading the cast, as sensational as the black swan as she is poignant as white swan.
Lured to the banks of a mysterious lake by his alter-ego, the Evil Genius, Prince Siegfried encounters the most beautiful swan Odette and swears his love to her. At the castle, prospective brides try to entertain the distracted Prince, but it is the ravishing swan Odile who threatens the promise Siegfried made to Odette.
Captured live in February 23, 2020

Exhibition On Screen: Frida Kahlo
March 8
Exhibition On Screen: Frida Kahlo(2022)
A special presentation commemorating INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY.
Who was Frida Kahlo? Everyone knows her, but who was the woman behind the bright colours, the big brows, and the floral crowns?

Take a journey through the life of a true icon, discover her art, and uncover the truth behind her often turbulent life. Making use of the latest technology to deliver previously unimaginable quality, we take an in-depth look at key works throughout her career.

Using letters Kahlo wrote to guide us, this definitive film reveals her deepest emotions and unlocks the secrets and symbolism contained within her art. Exhibition on Screen’s trademark combination of interviews, commentary and a detailed exploration of her art delivers a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy. This personal and intimate film offers privileged access to her works, and highlights the source of her feverish creativity, her resilience, and her unmatched lust for life, politics, men and women.

Delving deeper than any film has done before, engaging with world-renowned Kahlo experts, exploring how great an artist she was, discover the real Frida Kahlo.

Napoleon: In The Name of Art
March 13 & 16
Napoleon: In The Name of Art(2022)
Marking the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's death, the documentary Napoleon: In the Name of Art explores the complex relationship between Napoleon, culture and art. Host Jeremy Irons brings audiences on a tour from Milan to Paris for a look at Napoleon's imperial iconography and architectural style and to reflect on the relationship between power and art.

Raphael: The Young Prodigy
April 6 & 10
Raphael: The Young Prodigy(2022)
One of the most amazing Renaissance painters discovered from his extraordinary portraits of women – the Mother, the Friend, the Secret Lover and the Client.

From Magia Ciarla, who died when the painter was only 8 years old, to the female admirers who helped him on the road to success, down to and including the woman who, as legend would have it, would lead him to his death. Figures of women that really existed and some that were also products of his imagination. Raphael, (1483-1520), was able to portray an ideal of celestial beauty. Thanks to contributions from internationally renowned experts, this documentary film will enable us to discover the most significant cities and places in the life and times of one of the Renaissance master.

The documentary also makes use of special graphic animation by award-winning illustrator Giordano Poloni that, by using evocative and dreamlike language, gives shape to the key moments in Raphael’s life where myth, legend and reality continuously intermingle.

#AbsoluteBeauty #renaissance #FemalePortraits
Rated NR

National Theatre Live: The Book Of Dust / La Belle
April 9 & 20
National Theatre Live: The Book Of Dust / La Belle(2022)
The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage
by Philip Pullman, adapted by Bryony Lavery
directed by Nicholas Hytner

Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.

Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.

Eighteen years after his ground-breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman’s parallel universe. Captured live from London’s Bridge Theatre.

National Theatre Live: Hex
May 8 & 11
National Theatre Live: Hex(2022)
A New Musical Based on Sleeping Beauty
book by Tanya Ronder, music by Jim Fortune and lyrics by Rufus Norris

A vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a mythic, big-hearted new musical that goes beyond the waking kiss.

Deep in the wood, a lonely fairy longs for someone to bless. When she is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her dream turns into a nightmare and her blessing becomes a curse. Soon, she is plunged into a frantic, hundred-year quest to somehow make everything right.

Rufus Norris directs Rosalie Craig (The Ferryman, Company) in this new musical filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, with music by Jim Fortune, book by Tanya Ronder.

Bolshoi Ballet: The Pharaoh's Daughter
May 22
Bolshoi Ballet: The Pharaoh's Daughter(2022)
French choreographer Pierre Lacotte brilliantly resurrected a forgotten masterpiece exclusively for the Bolshoi Ballet nearly twenty years ago - Marius Petipa’s The Pharaoh’s Daughter. With its exotic setting, spectacular dancing and scenes choreographed for nearly the entire Bolshoi troupe, this stunning Egyptian fresco is one of the most remarkable productions in the company’s repertoire.
While traveling in Egypt, Lord Wilson is caught in a sandstorm and finds refuge in the nearest pyramid where Aspicia, the daughter of one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs, lies entombed. When he falls asleep, lulled by the haze of opium, Aspicia comes to life and his passion for her will take him on a fantastic journey.

Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition
June 5 & 8
Tutankhamun: The Last Exhibition(2022)
To mark the centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb . Tutankhamun. The Last Exhibition offers spectators, for the first time ever, an extraordinary opportunity to meet the Pharaoh, and relive those unique moments on the big screen following exclusive coverage of how 150 items from among his treasures, were moved to become part of the biggest international exhibition ever dedicated to the Golden Boy. ”Please watch them, before they return back to Egypt forever,” said Mostafa Waziry, secretary general of the Egyptian Ministry of State for Antiquities. Much will be revealed through high-resolution photographs by Sandro Vannini, one of the most prolific photographers of Tutankhamun’s treasures, which consist of over 5400 objects.

#treasures #AncientEgypt #pharaoh #GoldenBoy #Anniversary #Exhibition #tutmania

Botticelli: Florence and the Medici (Botticelli e
July 17 & 20
Botticelli: Florence and the Medici (Botticelli e(2022)
Beauty, creativity, genius: the Renaissance Florence of Lorenzo de’ Medici, known as the Magnificent, was a powerhouse of art and culture coexisting with a dark side. Made up of power struggles, intrigues and brutal violence. One artist, more than any other, was able to project into his works, the lights and shadows of an era destined never to be forgotten: Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510). From the outset of his career under the wing of the Medici family, Botticelli asserted himself as the inventor of an ideal Beauty, which found its maximum expression in works such as The Allegory of Spring and the Birth of Venus.
Rated NR