In 1948, just three years after the liberation of Nazi death camps, a group of Jewish American pilots answered a call for help. In secret and at great personal risk, they smuggled planes out of the U.S., trained behind the Iron Curtain in Czechoslovakia and flew for Israel in its War of Independence.
Five Days, Five Nights (Fünf Tage, Fünf Nächte) takes place in Dresden in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. While Dresden is in ruins, over two thousand paintings by artists including Rembrandt, Raphael, Rubens, Giorgione, and Vermeer have disappeared from the city’s Old Masters Picture Gallery. Red Army captain Leonov and his soldiers have been ordered to recover the lost paintings.
Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).
In this darkly comedic odyssey, Rinko Kikuchi stars as Kumiko, whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of a popular film she’s mistaken for a documentary, fixating on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota.
Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (THE IMITATION GAME; TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY) in the Young Vic’s "magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold" production of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.
Flatmates Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires who are just trying to get by in modern society. From paying rent and doing housework to trying to get invited in to nightclubs, they’re just like anyone else - except they’re immortal and must feast on human blood.
Less a documentary than a visual poem, Hiroshi Teshigahara’s Antonio Gaudí takes viewers on a tour of Gaudí’s truly spectacular architecture, including his massive, still-unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona.
The steamy story of a midlife affair that shook the foundations of the ancient world comes to vivid life in the Stratford Festival production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the powerful rulers whose insatiable love leads to the greatest of tragedies.
BLADE RUNNER, based on the novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by science fiction master Philip K. Dick, is a haunting look at reality, memory and mortality set against the dystopian future of Los Angeles, 2019.
An Israeli woman seeking to finalize a divorce from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws, in this powerhouse courtroom drama from sibling directors Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz.
This is Charlie Chaplin's greatest hit and arguably his masterpiece, with more great Chaplin moments than any other, including one of the greatest dance sequences in film history — done with dinner rolls.
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In hopes of rescuing his neighborhood from country club developers, Mikey Walsh convinces his band of “Goonies” to seek out famed pirate One-Eyed Willie’s buried treasure... that is if they can get past those pesky booby traps, not to mention hot-on-their-tail mobsters the Fratellis.
Sophie, who toils in the hat shop opened years ago by her late father, is unexpectedly befriended by Howl, a strange but flamboyant wizard. The Witch of the Waste, however, is displeased with Sophie and Howl's budding friendship, and turns the pretty young woman into an ugly and aged hag.
The team behind the Oscar®-nominated THE INVISIBLE WAR presents a scorching exposé of the startling prevalence of sexual assault at bastions of higher learning and of the powerful interests that re-victimize vulnerable students while shielding perpetrators.
Shot over the course of five years by first time filmmaker Al Hicks, KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON depicts a 23-year-old, blind piano prodigy, Justin Kauflin, and music legend and teacher Clark Terry, 89. With expert commentary by NEPR Jazz à la Mode Host Tom Reney.
Based on a Hans Christian Andersen story, the wildly satirical THE KING AND THE MOCKINGBIRD follows a shepherdess and a chimney sweep who seek to escape from the clutches of a tyrannical king. A masterpiece of traditional hand-drawn cell animation, the film is credited by celebrated Japanese animators Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata as inspiring the creation of their world-famous Studio Ghibli.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Shakespeare’s King John, with commanding performances by Tom McCamus, Seana McKenna, Graham Abbey and Patricia Collins, directed by Tim Carroll, whose recent Shakespeare productions took Broadway by storm.
Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.
Manchild Pee Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) lives an idyllic life until someone nabs his most prized possession: a fire engine-red customized bicycle. He embarks on an epic cross-country search to find his lost love, unpacking a cross-section of American archetypes along the way.
THE PLEASURES OF BEING OUT OF STEP profiles legendary jazz writer Nat Hentoff, whose career tracks the greatest cultural and political movements of the last 65 years. With expert commentary by NEPR Jazz À La Mode Host Tom Reney.
A young boy named Sosuke rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, and they embark on a fantastic journey of friendship and discovery before Ponyo’s father, a powerful sorcerer, forces her to return to her home in the sea.
The hilarious highlight of John Boorman’s HOPE AND GLORY (1987), nominated for 5 Oscars: 9-year-old Bill Rohan rejoices in the destruction of his school by an errant Luftwaffe bomb. QUEEN AND COUNTRY picks up the story nearly a decade later as Bill begins basic training in the early Fifties, during the Korean War.
A superlative saga of courage and compassion, RUN BOY RUN tells the extraordinary true story of a Polish boy who seeks the kindness of others in his solitary struggle to outlast the Nazi occupation and keep alive his Jewish faith.
Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis) feature in the highly anticipated production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience), broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre Live.
Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters and must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family.
Noah Baumbach’s exploration of aging, ambition and success stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a middle-aged couple whose career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives.