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National Theatre Live: National Theatre’s War Horse
Genres: Page to Screen
Running Time: TBA
The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse, broadcast live from London’s West End to cinemas.
Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit, capturing the imagination of four million people around the world.
Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.
Don’t miss your chance to experience this landmark production in a cinema near you.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Genres: Comedy, Drama (13 LVN)
Running Time: 1hr 39min
This comedy drama from Wes Anderson (Royal Tenenbaums, Darjeeling Limited) recounts the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune – all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent.
DIRECTED BY Wes Anderson
PRODUCED BY Jeremy Dawson,Scott Rudin,Steven Rales
Werther (Massenet) (Opera)
Running Time: TBA
Director Richard Eyre returns to the Met with a new staging of Massenet’s tragic romance Werther, starring Jonas Kaufmann and Sophie Koch in their first Met performances as the brooding poet Werther and his unattainable love, Charlotte. Lisette Oropesa sings the role of Sophie, Charlotte’s sister; David Bizic makes his Met debut as Charlotte’s fiance, Albert; and Jonathan Summers is Charlotte’s father, Le Bailli. Alain Altinoglu conducts the first new Met production of the opera in more than forty years.
Running Time: 1hr 38min
Starring: Anna Maxwell Martin,Barbara Jefford,Judi Dench,Mare Whittingham,Ruth McCabe,Sophie Kennedy Clark,Steve Coogan
Based on the celebrated book by Martin Sixsmith, this drama, directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen, Dangerous Liaisons) centres on Philomena Lee (Judi Dench), who, along with many other unwed women, was forced by Catholic authorities in 1950s Ireland to give up her child for adoption.
After 50 years of searching for her son without any luck, Philomena convinces a recently unemployed and unapologetically cynical journalist named Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) to help her.
Their long search takes them from Ireland to the USA where they come face-to-face with some long-buried secrets.
DIRECTED BY Stephen Frears
PRODUCED BY Gabrielle Tana,Tracey Seaward
August: Osage County
Genres: Comedy, Drama (16L)
Running Time: 2hrs 1min
Starring: Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney, Ewan McGregor, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Meryl Streep, Sam Shepard
This comedy, based on Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize winning play, centres on the Weston clan who reconvene from their lives elsewhere to the family home in the US Midwest upon the death of their patriarch Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard).
As the family members argue and joke, old truths come to the surface, jealousies flourish, and eventually each of the characters is forced to confront some past hurt or future fear.
Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney and Benedict Cumberbatch head up a stellar cast.
DIRECTED BY John Wells
PRODUCED BY George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Jean Doumanian, Steve Traxler
Dallas Buyers Club
Genres: Documentary, Drama (16LPSND)
Running Time: 1hr 56min
Starring: Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey
When Texan cowboy Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey) is diagnosed with HIV, he is prescribed a highly-toxic drug and given thirty days to live. Refusing to accept this death sentence, Woodroof taps into the world of underground pharmaceuticals and becomes a kingpin of an unapproved alternative treatment that is both restorative and life extending. Woodroof struggles with the FDA as he helps spread awareness of the government’s misinformation, taking a stand against the politically corrupt who prefer to profit from the sick instead of aiding them in their recovery.
DIRECTED BY Jean-Marc Vallee
PRODUCED BY Rachel Winter, Robbie Brenner