Cheating, Scheming & Mistaken Identities in Zany Comedy Redux
Raymonde Chandebise suspects her husband is being unfaithful. She sets a trap for him by inviting him anonymously to a rendezvous at the Minet-Galant hotel. Mr. Chandebise responds to the invitation by sending his faithful friend Tournel, unaware that the hotel porter, Poche, is his look-alike. The hotel subsequently becomes the scene of a gigantic farce where mistaken identities, lies and deception run out of control without anyone able to make it all stop…
With its impressive construction and incredible inventiveness, A Flea in Her Ear marked Feydeau’s triumphant return to vaudeville in 1907. Fickle husbands feature alongside jealous wives. Doors slam. A classic comedy of morals!
Starring Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron, Academy Award® winner Nicole Kidman, Academy Award® nominee John Lithgow and Academy Award® nominee Margot Robbie, based on the real scandal, BOMBSHELL is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it. Directed by Emmy® Award winner Jay Roach and written by Academy Award® winner Charles Randolph.
BOMBSHELL also stars Emmy® Award winner Kate McKinnon, Golden Globe® nominee Connie Britton, Emmy® Award winner Mark Duplass, Emmy® Award nominee Rob Delaney, Golden Globe® nominee Malcolm McDowell and Academy Award® winner Allison Janney.
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A Series Exploring Spiritual Enlightenment
Jenniffer interviews Dr. Jay Kumar
Dr. Jay shares insights from his new book, Science of a Happy Brain: Thriving in the Age of Anger, Anxiety, and Addiction.
• Current scientific research and ancient wisdom create practical tools and applied strategies for you to achieve a Happy Brain.
• Investing in happiness creates the foundation for a more compassionate, tolerant, integrated, and resilient society—one that functions more successfully on all fronts, from families and friendships to schools and governments.
Happy people make a happy world. Now more than ever, we need this!
Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world's largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything – his future, his family, and his own life - to expose the truth.
Akram Khan's Giselle is an award-winning production in glorious high definition on the big cinema screen. This acclaimed version choreographed by Akram Khan is hailed as "a beautiful and intelligent remaking of the beloved classic” by The New York Times and "a masterpiece of 21st century dance” by The Mail On Sunday.
One of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, Giselle has been reimagined by celebrated choreographer Akram Khan. In this retold story of love, betrayal and redemption, Tamara Rojo, Lead Principal and Artistic Director of English National Ballet, dances the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory.
With staging and costumes by Academy-Award winning designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), the ballet has won an Olivier Award, received rapturous 5-star reviews and was sold out when performed at London's renowned Sadler's Wells Theatre. Filmed live at the Liverpool Empire in October 2017, Akram Khan’s Giselle is directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon.
The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history.
From the triumphant to the savage, the ethereal to the tactile, some of western civilization’s greatest artworks focus on this pivotal moment. This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day.
Shot on location in Jerusalem, United States and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages and thus depicts the history of us all.
This highly engaging film takes us on a journey through the life of one of the most prevalent female icons: Frida Kahlo. She was a prolific self-portraitist, using the canvas as a mirror through all stages of her turbulent and, at times, tragic life. Guided with interview, commentary and Frida’s own words, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN uncovers that this, however, was not a life defined by tragedy.
Featuring key exhibitions and interviews with world-renowned Kahlo curators, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN explores the extraordinary symbolism and themes in these personal canvases to seek a deeper understanding of the real Frida Kahlo.
Using cinema to take an up-close and intimate look at her works we examine how great an artist she can be considered. Displaying a treasure trove of colour and a feast of vibrancy on screen, 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, men, women, politics and her cultural heritage.
We might think we already know Frida Kahlo – the image of floral crowns, big brows and folk style clothing have made her a muse to generations – but what lies beneath the surface of this intensely passionate woman?
For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits.
The exhibition will display more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself. One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also one of very few 20th-century artists who portrayed themselves with such consistency.
Spanning nearly seven decades his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later. When seen together, his portraits represent an engrossing study into the dynamic of ageing and the process of self-representation. This intensely compelling exhibition creates a unique opportunity for EXHIBITION ON SCREEN to reveal the life’s work of a master in one show.
SPECIAL NATIONWIDE SCREENING MARCH 26
Imagine an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe and could help save the planet. Fantastic Fungi is a revelatory time-lapse journey, from 2019 Maui Film Festival Visionary Award honoree and director Louie Schwartzberg, about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago. Better yet, you'll see it through the eyes of mycologists, like renowned Paul Stamets exing about the unlimited potential of fungi in the fields of food, medicine, expanding consciousness, bioremediation, neurogenesis and treating end-of-life anxiety. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
The Sunday January 5 2:00 screening will have a post screening discussion led by Gregory M. Mueller, PhD, chief scientist and Negaunee vice president of science, Negaunee Institute for Plant Conservation Science and Action, Chicago Botanic Garden. Dr. Mueller's research focuses on the evolution, ecology, and conservation of fungi, especially mushrooms.
SPECIAL SCREENING WITH FILMMAKER APRIL WRIGHT TALKBACK
Other countries built palaces for royalty; in the United States we built them to watch movies. GOING ATTRACTIONS celebrates the splendor and grandeur of the great cinemas of the United States, built when movies were the acme of entertainment and the stories were larger than life, as were the venues designed to show them: Thousands of seats, giant screens, exotic and ornate interiors with balconies and lounges, in-house organs and orchestras, amazing marquees, and air conditioning back when houses had none. The film also tracks the eventual decline of the palaces, through to today's current preservation efforts. A tribute to America's great art form and the great monuments created for audiences to enjoy them in.
PG-13for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references, and drug material
Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.
ONE EARTH FILM FESTIVAL
POST SCREENING DISCUSSION LED BY DR. SUSAN BUCHANAN, CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SCIENCES, UIC
Dr. Buchanan is an expert in health problems related to toxic substances and other environmental hazards in the workplace or community.
Hundreds of synthetic toxins are now found in every baby born in America and the government and chemical corporations are doing little to protect citizens. With guidance from world-renowned physicians and environmental leaders, Soozie Eastman interviews scientists and politicians, to uncover how we got to be so overloaded with chemicals and if there is anything we can do to take control of our exposure.
For a quarter-century, Henry Brockman has worked alongside nature to grow delicious organic vegetables on his idyllic Midwestern farm. But farming takes a toll on his aging body and Henry dreams of scaling back. While his former apprentices run the farm, Henry spends a “fallow year” with his wife Hiroko in Japan. But things don’t turn out as planned, and Henry must grapple with the future of farming in a changing climate on personal, generational, and global levels.
Henry’s sabbatical frees his mind enough to let climate change enter his consciousness, unbidden and unwelcome, and he realizes he will have to re-envision the future of farming — for himself and for coming generations.
Steeped in images of natural beauty, this thoughtful, engaging, and quietly observed documentary shows us what’s involved in bringing good food to the table, and how biodiversity, adaptability, and resilience are key to survival in an evermore unpredictable future.
Spectacular, breathtaking, emotional, and high-tech show based on a masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy. Anna Karenina is a classic literature masterpiece about the relationship between a man and a woman. The dramatic love story between a married lady Anna Karenina and a dashing military officer Alexey Vronsky takes place amidst the glitter and luxury of the Russian nobility in the second half of the 19th century.
The musical’s characters struggle with overwhelming and controversial feelings — love and betrayal, passion and duty, hope and desperation. Although almost a century and a half has passed since the time of the story, the events unfolding before the audience are gripping and touching in their timeless quality.
Featuring Moscow musical scene stars Ekaterina Guseva, Dmitry Ermak, Valerie Lanskaya, Natalia Bystrova, Igor Balalaev, Sergey Lee, Andrey Birin, Alexander Marakulin, Lika Rulla, and others.
SPECIAL POST SCREENING DISCUSSION LED BY Amy Roberts, Senior Curator of Mammals, Brookfield Zoo
In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. In THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES Anne (now 85) retraces her steps, and with letters and stunning, original 16mm film footage offers an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a first hand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Both the world's first 'giraffologist', whose research findings ultimately became the foundation for many scientists following in her footsteps, and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as setbacks. THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES gives us a moving perspective on both.