Jonathan Zimmermann (Bruno Ganz) believes that he will soon die of leukemia. The unscrupulous American Tom Ripley (Dennis Hopper) learns of this and exploits Zimmermann’s illness for his own purposes. A new 4K restoration!
Simon Godwin (MAN AND SUPERMAN) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash. The 'Beaux': Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their 'Stratagem': to marry for money.
After Barbara and Adam Maitland die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose "help" quickly becomes dangerous.
A young girl walks through a secret door and discovers a parallel reality that is eerily similar to the life she already knows, in director Henry Selick's animated adaptation of Neil Gaiman's international best-seller.
Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and culture of the late 20th century, working with the Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, Nico, the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones. DANNY SAYS follows Fields from Harvard Law dropout to “punk pioneer” and beyond. Live appearance by Director Brendan Toller and subject Danny Fields!
The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion.
Director Michel Gondry (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND) takes a surreal trip through the mind of a wildly creative man whose attempts to balance his colorful dreams with his stark reality are complicated by the arrival of a beautiful woman. A Science On Screen presentation!
Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, SONG OF THE SEA tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. A 2015 Oscar-nominated film!
Saeed "Shariff" Torres, a counterterrorism informant for more than two decades, takes on what he swears is his last job for the FBI and invites filmmakers to follow his covert efforts to befriend a suspected jihadist - without informing his superiors.
Animal rights activists free a group of infected chimpanzees to horrifying results in this speculative sci-fi horror effort from director Danny Boyle (TRAINSPOTTING, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE). A Science On Screen presentation!
German prevaricator Baron Munchausen is seen quelling a war that he himself started, flying into the stratosphere on the back of a cannonball, ballooning to the moon, exploring the innards of a volcano, and being swallowed by a whale
Fievel Mousekewitz and his family of Russian-Jewish mice escape from their homeland in the late 1800s, boarding a boat headed toward America to evade the Czarist rule of the Russian cats. Fievel, however, is separated from his family upon his arrival in New York City, and he discovers to his horror that there are cats in America too (his father said there weren't).
A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.
See performances by some of jazz’s greatest artists in these vintage shorts, digitally restored by the Cohen Film Collection from the best existing 35mm elements! Expert commentary by NEPR Jazz À La Mode host Tom Reney.
Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on journey full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho Panza in search of his perfect woman. On the way he meets Kitri, the dazzling daughter of an innkeeper who he thinks might be his ideal love.
The Bolshoi's panache and excellence are combined in Fadeyechev’s critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance with Leon Minkus' famous score.
Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, who, as a baby in an orphanage, was stowed away in Santa’s sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father,
Mitra Farahani’s lyrical documentary explores the enigma of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called “Persian Picasso,” whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran.
Based on the Oscar-winning short documentary and adapted by the writer of PHILADELPHIA, FREEHELD is the true love story of Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) and Stacie Andree (Ellen Page) and their fight for justice.
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson star as a quartet of Manhattan-based "paranormal investigators." Armed with electronic paraphernalia, the team rids The Big Apple of ghoulies, ghosties and long-legged beasties.
A goalkeeper is sent off after committing a foul during an away game. He wanders aimlessly through the unfamiliar town, spends the night with the box-office attendant of a movie theater, and strangles her the next morning. But instead of turning himself in or fleeing, Bloch then goes to his ex-girlfriend’s place in the country and passively waits there for the police to come and arrest him.
James Stewart stars as a small-town nobody, on the brink of suicide, who believes his life is worthless. Guardian angel Henry Travers shows him how wrong he is by letting Stewart see what would have happened had he never been born.
This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë's masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year, when the story was performed over two evenings. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance.
This opulent triptych was inspired by Balanchine’s visit to the famous jeweler Van Cleef & Arpels on New York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the citites and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone.
A young bourgeois, Armand Duval, falls madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, a gorgeous courtesan celebrated by the Parisian high society. Despite her infidelity, Armand will do all he can to win the beautiful woman’s heart and convince her to leave her indulgent life.
Extremely shy Lars (Ryan Gosling) finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size plastic woman.
Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, The Nutcracker is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil.
This unconventional road movie is based on a script by Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard and tells the story of Travis (Harry Dean Stanton), a man who wanders out of Mexico and into Texas one day, in the blazing heat of the “Big Bend.”
THE POLAR EXPRESS revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family's dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself, is all just a myth.
The slow death of the celluloid film industry has provoked some lively attempts to reinvent photochemical filmmaking in a more artisanal form. This program of shorts draws together contemporary experiments with hand-painted, hand-processed, and handmade cinema by Kerry Laitala, Louise Bourque, Peter Tscherkassky, Stan Brakhage, and others. Artist Kerry Laitala in person!
Magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes in this sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times.
In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian king, is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented upheaval.
Grigorovich's Spartacus was created at the Bolshoi in 1968 and has since remained the Russian company’s signature ballet. This most spectacular production is an epic tour de force, giving full expression to the virility and strengh for which the Bolshoi’s male dancers are renowned.
A biker known as Stray Dog seeks to honor his commitments to family, neighbors, biker brothers, and fellow veterans while wrestling with the everlasting puzzle of conscience, remorse, and forgiveness. With Director Debra Granik in person!
Many suitors dream of marrying the lovely and docile Bianca, including Luciento. However her father will not let anyone marry her before her elder sister, the ill-tempered shrew Katharina, is herself married.
THERE WILL BE BLOOD is Paul Thomas Anderson's loose adaptation of the novel Oil! by Upton Sinclair, and it focuses its attentions on Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), a miner who happens upon black gold.
A box office bomb when it opened in 1982, THE THING is now regarded as one of horror master John Carpenter's finest films, with incredible practical effects work by Rob Bottin and a score by Ennio Morricone. A double feature with David Cronenberg's VIDEODROME!
Starring James Woods and Deborah Harry in one of her first film roles, Videodrome is one of writer/director David Cronenberg’s most original and provocative works, fusing social commentary with shocking elements of sex and violence. A double feature with John Carpenter's THE THING!
Live introduction and Q&A by filmmaker Barbara Hammer! Hammer creates a layered portrait of poet Elizabth Bishop, from her childhood to her death in 1979. The film is loosely organized around Bishop's stays in Nova Scotia, Key West, Brazil, and Cambridge—the homes she made for herself and the lovers she took.
The main characters in WINGS OF DESIRE are guardian angels - benevolent, invisible beings in trench coats - who listen to the thoughts of mortals and attempt to comfort them. One of them, Damiel (Bruno Ganz), wishes to become human after he falls in love with the beautiful trapeze artist Marion (Solveig Dommartin).
Seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Director Debra Granik in person!
In Nicolas Roeg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel The Witches, a young boy is vacationing at the seaside with his grandmother when he discovers that the hotel he is staying at is hosting a convention of witches.