TED '16: Dream "Opening Night" Live in Cinemas
Hosted by TED’s curator Chris Anderson, the approximately 100-minute theatrical screening of this event will debut the first evening of TED 2016: Dream (live directly from Vancouver, Canada from February 15-22), featuring world-renowned thinkers, artists and storytellers who will share their “ideas worth spreading” about the greatest dreams we are capable of dreaming. What emerges is a spirit of wonder and optimism that represents the world at its best. For the cinema-going audience, watching “opening night” at TED16 will be a one-of-a-kind opportunity to join in the experience with the 1,200 attendees in Vancouver – the world’s leading thinkers and doers who have won every international prize of excellence from Nobel Laureates, to Pulitzer Prize authors, to Oscar winners.
February 15, 2016
Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood Gallery
Francisco Goya is Spain’s most celebrated artist and considered the father of modern art. Not only a brilliant observer of everyday life and Spain’s troubled past, he is a gifted portrait painter and social commentator par excellence. Goya takes the genre of portraiture to new heights and his genius is reappraised in a landmark exhibition at The National Gallery, London. Through a great collection of unique works and Goya’s letters, we reflect upon the man himself and the world he painted. Goya is an artist whose powerful vision and technical prowess makes him one of the most admired icons of the artistic world.
National Theatre Live: As You Like It
Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind. With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.
THE BOLSHOI BALLET – Spartacus
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. Principal dancer Mikhail Lobukhin is stunning in the role of the legendary gladiator, along with Svetlana Zakharova as Aegina and Vladislav Lantratov as Crassus. (SPARTACUS was recorded live on October 20, 2013)
Sunday, March 6, 2016 Encore
Great Digital Film Fest 2016
The Great Digital Film Festival presents your favourite sci-fi, fantasy and cult films back on the big screen! This year's line-up includes action classics like Dirty Harry and Runaway Train, cult favourites like Big Trouble In Little China, Serenity and Labyrinth and recent hits like Inception and Mad Max: Fury Road! And for being such great fans over the years, we're offering 200 BONUS SCENE® points for every film you see at the festival. The more films you see, the more bonus points you earn! This year's festival takes place February 5-11. See you there!
Love Live! The School Idol Movie (Japanese w/e.s.t.).
Although µ’s, the defending champions of the school idol tournament, plans to dissolve their group after the graduation of their senior members, they receive news that leads them to holding a concert event! The 9 girls continue to learn and grow in this new and unfamiliar world. What is the last thing that these girls can do as school idols? With the clock ticking, what kind of meaning will the µ’s members find in performing the most exciting live performance? ** Please note this film presentation is in Japanese with English subtitles**
Classic Film Series: When Harry Met Sally
Can a man and a woman be friends, or does sex always get in the way? Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal star as two best friends of the opposite sex in the blockbuster, heartwarming romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally . Harry Burns and Sally Albright meet when the share a car on a trip from Chicago to New York right after both graduate from college. As the two build their lives and careers in Manhattan, they find love and heartache--with other people--but their paths continue to cross and their friendship continues to grow over the years ... until they confront the decision whether to let their friendship develop into romance. Academy Award nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.
Women of Faith: An Amazing Joyful Journey
The cinema event will take viewers on a journey of Women of Faith through the years, on stage and off, on their travels with World Vision, their impact on audiences, in short the way they've changed the world. Partly historical, and frequently hysterical, this unique cinematic experience will be packed with some of the most popular pieces from the beloved speaking team as well as music and performances from Christian contemporary artists that appeared on the tour. Featuring never-before-seen interviews, outtakes, and behind the scenes footage, this event presentation will bring back memories for all those who have attended a Women of Faith weekend as well as create new memories for those experiencing it for the first time.
February 18, 2016
Jonas Kaufmann: An Evening with Puccini
On the 14th June German tenor Jonas Kaufmann walked onto the stage of La Scala Milan, the home of Italian opera, for one of the most highly anticipated performances of 2015. The concert made national news in Italy and following five encores and 40mins of applause audiences were still left wanting more. This legendary performance is now the focus of a new concert film directed by Brian Large and produced by Arts Alliance. Cinema audiences worldwide will experience this unforgettable event, and be treated to a revealing introduction to Puccini - the man, the musician, the celebrity - narrated by Jonas and featuring rare archive footage.
IMAGINE DRAGONS - SMOKE + MIRRORS LIVE
For the first time ever, one of the world’s hottest bands, Imagine Dragons, are coming to cinemas worldwide for one night only, with their concert Smoke + Mirrors Live. Filmed as part of their current tour, Smoke + Mirrors Live features hits such as Demons, It’s Time and the Grammy Award-winning Radioactive from their platinum-selling debut album Night Visions. Experience (or re-live!) the original concert up-close-and-personal with the band!
March 2, 2016
Presentations may not be available at all participating theatres for all advertised dates.