Rfor language throughout.
From award-winning director Ben Affleck, Air reveals the unbelievable game-changing partnership between a then-rookie Michael Jordan and Nike’s fledgling basketball division which revolutionized the world of sports and contemporary culture with the Air Jordan brand. This moving story follows the career-defining gamble of an unconventional team with everything on the line, the uncompromising vision of a mother who knows the worth of her son’s immense talent, and the basketball phenom who would become the greatest of all time.
PG-13for strong language and crude/sexual references
Woody Harrelson stars in the hilarious and heartwarming story of a former minor-league basketball coach who, after a series of missteps, is ordered by the court to manage a team of players with intellectual disabilities. He soon realizes that despite his doubts, together, this team can go further than they ever imagined.
The world is a mysterious place when seen through the eyes of an animal. EO, a grey donkey with melancholic eyes, meets good and bad people on his life’s path, experiences joy and pain, endures the wheel of fortune randomly turn his luck into disaster and his despair into unexpected bliss. But not even for a moment does he lose his innocence.
Rfor some violence, sexual material and language.
Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as Daniels, the film is a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh) who can't seem to finish her taxes.
Join us for a wine & cheese reception in our cafe and a special screening of Hilma followed by a post-film Q&A with the film's stars Tora Hallstrom and Lena Olin (Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee), and the director Lasse Hallstrom (Academy Award nominee). Reception at 6:30pm, Film at 7:00pm. Exploring the enigmatic life of Hilma af Klint, now recognised as one of the West's first abstract artists.
Anne-Marie Buckland and Jon Trost are reuniting to give perspective on online dating. As friends who have seen each other through the highs and lows of dating post divorce in the new era of digital romance, they will present both the hilarious and the hideous. Come hear personal anecdotes and gain much needed psychological wisdom on attachment styles, how to go about dating online with sanity, strength and a sense of humor.
Please join LifeChangers esteemed guest Mark Rozzo-a celebrated writer, reporter and musician as we forward the conversation. Mark began his career at The New Yorker, and was a National Arts Journalism fellow at Columbia University. He is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair (where he was previously deputy editor) and was a columnist at The Los Angeles Times Book Review. His reporting, essays, and reviews —on art, design, architecture, literary culture, popular music, and food—have appeared in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Oxford American, The Washington Post, Esquire, Vogue, Architectural Digest, Galerie, Town & Country, BookForum, and Air Mail, among other publications. He has released albums with various bands and has created music for TV and films (including Sidney Lumet’s Before the Devil Knows You're Dead) and soundtracks for Audible.com. He teaches nonfiction writing at Columbia and lives in New York City with his family. His recent best selling book, Everybody Thought We Were Crazy (Ecco Press, 2022) chronicles life In L.A during the sixties, as seen through the lens of Dennis Hopper and Brooke Hayward and their emblematic love story which ropes in the coolest of cool cats during a cultural blitz no one will forget. Moderated by Nancy Steiner
Rfor brief drug use, nudity and language.
Twenty-five-year-old French woman returns to Korea - the country she was born in before being adopted by a French couple - for the very first time. She decides to track down her biological parents, but her journey takes a surprising turn.
The 1987 cult sci-fi classic returns to the big screen followed by a Q&A with special guest Ed Neumeier, the film's screenwriter. After attending UCLA Film School, Ed worked as a gofer on the TV show Taxi, spending nights at the writers’ room door listening and waiting for pages. Thereafter, he worked as a Story Analyst, reading scripts at Paramount and Columbia Pictures, and as a creative executive at Universal. His first script (co-written with Michael Miner) was RoboCop (1987), which he co-produced with Jon Davison for director Paul Verhoeven. He reteamed with Davison and Verhoeven for Starship Troopers (1997). Neumeier worked again with Michael Miner on the script for Anaconda: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) and also wrote and produced Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004) for director Phil Tippet. Neumeier and Miner were awarded shared writing credit with Josh Zetumer by the Writers Guild of America for the use of their original work in the remake of RoboCop (2014), directed by Jose Padilha. He is currently writing an original screenplay, “Young Sinner,” a political thriller set in Washington D.C., for director Paul Verhoeven. When a good cop (Peter Weller) gets blown away by ruthless thugs, innovative scientists and doctors piece him back together as an unstoppable crime-fighting cyborg called Robocop. But while cleaning up the streets of violence-ravaged Detroit, Robocop is tormented by memories of his former life, and now he's out for more than justice ... he wants revenge!
It is a fictional story about two Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju (Charan) and Komaram Bheem (Rama Rao), who fought against the British Raj and Nizam of Hyderabad respectively.
PG-13for sequences of action and violence, and language.
From New Line Cinema comes “Shazam! Fury of the Gods,” which continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word “SHAZAM!,” is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam. “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” stars returning cast members Zachary Levi (“Thor: Ragnarok”) as Shazam; Asher Angel (“Andi Mack”) as Billy Batson; Jack Dylan Grazer (“It Chapter Two”) as Freddy Freeman; Adam Brody (“Promising Young Woman”) as Super Hero Freddy;Ross Butler (“Raya and the Last Dragon”) as Super Hero Eugene; Meagan Good (“Day Shift”) as Super Hero Darla; D.J. Cotrona (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”) as Super Hero Pedro; Grace Caroline Currey (“Annabelle: Creation”) as Mary Bromfield / Super Hero Mary; Faithe Herman (“This Is Us”) as Darla Dudley; Ian Chen (“A Dog’s Journey”) as Eugene Choi; Jovan Armand (“Second Chances”) as Pedro Pena; Marta Milans (“White Lines”) as Rosa Vasquez; Cooper Andrews (“The Walking Dead”) as Victor Vasquez; with Djimon Hounsou(“A Quiet Place Part II”) as Wizard.
In this heartfelt and moving tribute to Laura Nyro singer/songwriter and pianist Christine Spero and her group/duo take the listener on an unforgettable journey through some of Laura's most memorable songs. Classics like "Eli's Comin'" "Wedding Bell Blues", "Stoned Soul Picnic", "And When I Die", "Sweet Blindness," "Stoney End". Spero Plays Nyro reminds us that Laura's music is poignant and timeless. The arrangements are hip, the vocals are beautiful, the musicianship is stellar. The exquisite arrangements are true to Laura's originals but with many sweet creative touches, beautifully interpreted in the group's own distinct style. Christine has fully recaptured Laura's spirit and passion with beautiful renditions running the breadth and depth of Laura's emotions. Featuring Christine Spero /piano and vocal, Elliot Spero/saxes and percussion, Steve Rust/bass and Peter O'Brien/drums.
Back once again by popular demand! Live standup comedy featuring performers from Last Comic Standing, The Tonight Show, America's Got Talent and Comedy Central. Hosted by Ray Ellin (Comedy Central's This Week at the Comedy Cellar, NBC, Late Net, new show Trivia Truck) and starring Cory Kahaney (Grand Finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing, semifinalist on America's Got Talent, CBS' Late Show), Brian Scott McFadden (CBS' Late Show, CBS' Late Late Show, film The Secret Life with Water Mitty with Ben Stiller, new Dry Bar special Accents and Nonsense) and Mike Vecchione (Multiple appearances on NBC's Tonight Show, hit film King of Staten Island, new YouTube special The Attractives).
Friends of John Jay Homestead presents Linda Colley in conversation on her latest book. Are Constitutions the safeguards of freedom? Tracing the global history of written Constitutions from the 1750s to now, Colley weaves in changes in warfare, communications and global expansion, and describes how governments – including ours – also use their Constitutions to signal their legitimacy and modern-ness to the world. Colley received the Order of the British Empire: DBE (Dame of the Order of the British Empire) in 2022; she is the Shelby M.C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton. Reception and check in begin at 6:30pm, lecture at 7:00pm, and book signing to follow.
The Lost Weekend: A Love Story” explores the 18-month relationship (1973-1975) that John Lennon spent with May Pang, his Chinese American assistant turned lover (on Yoko Ono’s insistence). With May's help, Lennon reunited with his son Julian and had his most artistically and commercially productive period post-Beatles - with the albums "Mind Games", "Walls and Bridges" which included his only #1 Hit Single "Whatever Gets You Through the Night", "Rock and Roll" and collaborated with Elton John, David Bowie, Harry Nilsson, Mick Jagger, and Ringo to name a few. Pang chronicles it all revisiting her younger self, a naïve 22-year old experiencing her first unforgettable love.
New York Times best selling author Kristy Woodson Harvey comes to Bedford Playhouse to discuss her heartwarming new novel The Summer of Songbirds, in which four women come together to save the summer camp that changed their lives and rediscover themselves in the process. Kristy is the New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, including The Wedding Veil, Under the Southern Sky, and The Peachtree Bluff series, which is in development for television with NBC. A Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s school of journalism, her writing has appeared in numerous online and print publications including Southern Living, Traditional Home, USA TODAY, Domino, and O. Henry. Kristy is the winner of the Lucy Bramlette Patterson Award for Excellence in Creative Writing and a finalist for the Southern Book Prize. Her books have received numerous accolades including Southern Living’s Most Anticipated Beach Reads, Parade’s Big Fiction Reads, and Entertainment Weekly’s Spring Reading Picks. Kristy is the cocreator and cohost of the weekly web show and podcast Friends & Fiction. She blogs with her mom Beth Woodson on Design Chic, and loves connecting with fans on KristyWoodsonHarvey.com. She lives on the North Carolina coast with her husband and son where she is (always!) working on her next novel.
PGfor action and mild violence.
A plumber named Mario travels through an underground labyrinth with his brother, Luigi, trying to save a captured princess. Feature film adaptation of the popular video game.
The Trail Running Film Festival is back on tour and coming to your town for a great night of films, inspiration, and community. You're invited to celebrate with us running as a universal practice. Come explore our collective and individual potential, and let's pursue our wildest dreams. We're excited to bring you stories from around the world by filmmakers sharing their work of adventure, inclusivity, wilderness, art, and diversity across the trail and ultra community.
Trivia Night returns to the Bedford Playhouse Cafe, hosted by Kristen and Rachel from Rock Paper Scissors Custom Events. Play solo or as a team and test your knowledge on a wide range of topics, including movies, music, history, geography and more. Food and drink available for sale from the bar.
You may not have heard the term “workplace bullying” before, but there is a good chance you’ve experienced it. According to research conducted in 2021, about 30% of Americans have been subject to bullying at work, about 19% have witnessed it, and about 49% have felt their work is affected by it. Despite the prevalence of this experience, most people who are targets of bullying by bosses or peers feel alone, guilty, and ashamed. In her forthcoming book WALK AWAY TO WIN: A Playbook to Combat Workplace Bullying, Megan Carle aims to shine some light on this insidious and often invisible form of workplace violence. Workplace bullying usually isn’t even acknowledged as a distinct problem within a company’s culture; instead, it’s considered the cost of doing business with certain “difficult” people. But Carle shows that not only does bullying take an immense physical and mental toll on the people who are the targets, but on the colleagues who witness it, and the bottom lines of the companies that tolerate it. Moderated by Fran Hauser. Raised in a rough-and-tumble family of boys, Megan Carle began her career as a Customer Service Representative at Nike in 1988. Over the next thirty years, she rose steadily through the executive ranks of one of the world’s most successful companies and best-known brands. Carle was elevated, multiple times, to roles no woman had ever held—including stints leading international teams in London and Amsterdam—culminating in her dream job: Vice President/General Manager of North American Basketball. She also contributed to multiple product innovation launches, as well as brand and marketplace positioning around key global events. After leaving Nike, she founded Carle Consulting LLC, providing strategic marketing advice to consumer products companies. Carle also earned an executive coaching certification, and counsels C-suite executives and emerging leaders. She speaks frequently about corporate culture, leadership, and workplace bullying to executives and employees of major brands across the U.S. Carle is a co-founder of The Wing Women, an active professional network of over 600 Nike alums. She and her husband live in Portland, Oregon, with their two children and dog. Fran Hauser is passionate about leveling the playing field for women. She does this through her investing, writing, and speaking. Fran has invested in over 30 female-founded companies across consumer tech, CPG, media & publishing, and wellness. She is the best-selling author of The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate which has been translated into six languages and was named “Best Business Book of the Year, 2018” by Audible. Fran’s new book, Embrace the Work, Love Your Career is quickly becoming the go-to for women seeking more joy and fulfillment in their career. Fran regularly speaks at conferences and organizations to help women build careers they love while staying true to themselves. Much of her current work is informed by 15 years spent in media, where she rose through the ranks at Time Inc. to the C-Suite. She lives in Bedford with her husband and two sons.
The Spizzwinks(?) are America's oldest underclassmen a capella group, performing their unique brand of tongue-in-cheek humor on the Bedford Playhouse stage. The Spizzwinks(?) are fully enrolled students, performing concerts all over the world during school vacations from local New Haven elementary schools all the way to businesses and universities in cities such as London, Cape Town, Los Angeles, Beijing, and Istanbul. Recent American concert highlights include singing at the United States State Department, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, the Connecticut Open tennis tournament, and for Lady Gaga at Yale’s Emotion Revolution summit. The Spizzwinks(?)’ international concerts include singing for John Kerry in Beijing, at the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, China, at historic churches in Istanbul, and with the Cape Town youth choir. Also featuring performances by local high school groups The Treblemakers from John Jay High School and the Greenwich Academy choral group.