Archive for July, 2018

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE FALLOUT Fri-Thurs (Aug 3-9) 7:30pm plus Sun-Tues (Aug 5-8) 2pm

Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense 
Runtime: 147 min
Rated: TBA
Trailer: Mission Impossible FalloutStars: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg
Director: Christopher McQuarrie

Synopsis: The best intentions often come back to haunt you.  MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.

VAN GOGH (In the Gallery Series) – Sun (Sept 9) 2pm

Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies

Genre: Documentary  Runtime; 1 hr, 30 min
Rated: G

Synopsis: A new look at Van Gogh, through the legacy of the largest private collector of artworks by the Dutch painter: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), who, in the early 20th Century, ended up buying nearly 300 of his works, paintings and drawings included.

It tells the tormented, existential parable of a painter, seen through passages from his brother Theo’s letters, which set the pace of the exhibition, and it shows images of the places he lived and stayed in, from Paris to Provence. The opportunity to tell the story of this collection and of the burning passion for art that led to it, is an outstanding exhibition on Van Gogh. ‘Amid wheat fields and clouded skies’ at the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza, brings together 40 paintings and 85 drawings from the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Holland, now home to Helene’s heritage.
This is an exhibition that will not only tell us about Van Gogh’s art and his genius, but it will also allow us to understand the importance of drawing as part of his artistic technique.

All tickets for In the Gallery Series events are $11 and are available at the door.


KONELINE (SC Film Soc) Sun (Sept 16) 2pm

More info to follow

Verdi’s AIDA (Met Opera) Sat (Oct 6) 10am

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Aida Conductor: Nicola Luisotti
Production: Sonja Frisell
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Runtime: 3 hrs 36 min, approx.

Stars: Soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as her formidable rival in the Met’s monumental production.

Tickets: $24 (General), $20 (Senior/Youth)

Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (Theatre from London)- Sun (Oct 14) 2pm

Genre: Dance/Musical/Romance/Stage  
Runtime: 2 hrs, 40 min approx
Rated: G

Stars: Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope, Haydn Oakley
Director: Christopher Wheeldon

Synopsis: This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits ‘S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to the big screen.
Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war… Experience this “truly ravishing” (The Guardian) production in the comfort of your local cinema.

All tickets are $15 each and are available at the box office on the day of the show.


Saint-Saens SAMSON ET DALILA (Met Opera) Sat (Nov 10) 10am

Composer: Camille Saint-Saën
Conductor: Sir Mark Elder
Production: Darko Tresnjak
Language: Sung in French with English subtitles
Runtime: 3 hrs 4 min, approx.

Cast: Samson (Roberto Alagna), Dalila (Elena Garanca), High Priest (Laurent Naouri), Abimélech (Elchin Azizov), The Old Hebrew (Dmitry Belosselskiy)

Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elena Garanca and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award-winning director of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years.

Tickets: $24 (General), $20 (Senior/Youth)

Transmission of The Met: Live in HD in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr



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