Still Alice (2014)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama
A linguistics professor and her family find their bonds tested when she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.
Directors:Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
Writers:Lisa Genova (novel), Richard Glatzer (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Stars:Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart | See full cast and crew »
Skylight ( Make-up Showing)
Saturday, March 28th 1:00pm
Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) 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.
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died.
As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
National Theatre Live and the Vashon Theatre Present Stage to Screen
Tickets General $20, Honored Citizen/Student/Child $18, Advance Group Sales $15
This collection of performances is filmed in front of a live theatre audience at various Broadway and London Performance houses. They are shot and recorded in high resolution giving the audience the best seats in the house! In addition to National Theatre Live, we also have scheduled performances with Bolshoi Ballet, English National Opera, and Royal Shakespeare Company for the 2014/2015 season.
World Circus Sunday, March 29th 1:00pm
63 min | Documentary, Family, History
Following five circus acts from around the world to the 'Academy Awards' of circus competitions, the Monte Carlo Circus Festival, the film will reveal the behind the scenes life, history,
Community Cinema Vashon is back for a 6th season of presenting FREE preview screenings of films from PBS's Independent Lens series. Community Cinema Vashon is presented free to the public on the last Tuesday each month September through May thanks to the generous support of Voice of Vashon, Island GreenTech, and the Vashon Theatre. The films start at 6pm, and a discussion follows each 60-minute long film.
By Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly
Screening March 31, 2015 at 6pm, VASHON THEATRE - FREE!
Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, they recover from the trauma of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home.
By Thomas G. Miller and Kirk Marcolina
Screening May 26, 2015 at 6pm, VASHON THEATRE - FREE!
After falling in love, a Filipino American and an Australian in 1975 became one of the world’s first same-sex couples to legally marry. The pioneering couple’s fight for justice raged on for 40 years, paving the way for the eventual defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act.
McFarland USA: April 3-9
From Disney comes MCFARLAND, the true against-all-odds story of the 1987 McFarland high school cross country team in an economically challenged community.
Rating:PG (for thematic material, some violence and language)
Directed By:Niki Caro
Written By: William Broyles Jr. , Bettina Gilois , Grant Thompson , Christopher Cleveland , Chris Cleveland
Runtime:2 hr. 9 min.
Big in Japan Friday April 3rd 8:30pm
A fundraiser for Friends of the Vashon Library & Vashon Film Society
100 min | Comedy, Music | 20 February 2015 (USA)
$10 per ticket
A struggling Seattle Rock band, Tennis Pro, take one last shot at making it big as they embark on a comical musical odyssey in Tokyo with hopes to prevent their day jobs from becoming their careers.
Director: John Jeffcoat
Writer: John Jeffcoat
Stars: David Drury, John Jeffcoat, Sean Lowry
Grammy Award winner Bill Frisell and Eyvind Kang will perform at the Vashon Theater, April 7th to support Vashon Youth and Family Services. Join these jazz legends and their special guest Michael Whitmore, for a wonderful night of groundbreaking music.
Cinderella Coming April 10-16
When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods.
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Writer: Chris Weitz (screenplay)
Stars: Lily James, Hayley Atwell, Cate Blanchett
Bolshoi Ballet:Romeo & Juliet
Buy tickets for Bolshoi Ballet:ROMEO AND JULIET
Date Sunday, April 12th, 2015 at 1:00pm
Running time 2hr, 15
Music Sergei Prokofiev
Libretto Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov and Adrian Piotrovsky
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Cast Alexander Volchkov (Romeo), Anna Nikulina (Juliet)
In Verona, the rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues brings bloodshed to the city. When the Capulets organise a masked ball in honour of their daughter Juliet, Romeo Montague and his friend Mercutio attend incognito because of the hatred that tears the two houses apart. Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love, and are distraught when they realise they belong to rival families.
William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. With its famous melodies, rhythmic variety and universal theme, this story of impossible love remains an all-time favourite, and is one of the world’s most popular ballets.
Stellar performances by Alexander Volchkov and Anna Nikulina illuminate this masterpiece, making the immortal tale of the lovers of Verona an unforgettable experience.
(Ballet recorded live on May 12th, 2013)
Island Green Tech and RJ's Kids present
The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)
April 21st at 6pm
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Please join us in this fund raising event for Rj's Kids. Prior to the start of the movie Alex Echevarria, a East Asian scholar and black belt Kenpo master will speak about the history of Chinas most popular and ancient story of the Monkey King. Funds raised from this event will sponsor a co-operative and interactive community dinner.
Jason (Michael Angarano), an American teenager, is a huge fan of Hong Kong cinema and old kung-fu movies. While browsing in a Chinatown pawn shop, he discovers the stick weapon of an ancient Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. The magic relic transports Jason back in time, where he joins a band of legendary martial-artists on a quest to free the imprisoned man.
Director: Rob Minkoff
Writer: John Fusco
Stars: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano |
$5 per person
Ancient Future Apr 29, 2015 7:30 PM
Celebrating its 36th year, Ancient Future is the world's first and longest running ensemble dedicated to world fusion music. They've sold over 150,000 albums and millions of samplers,and performed over 1,000 concerts. Ancient Future has become a large collective of master musicians from around the world with many smaller ensembles within it. Strains of passionate flamenco and ethereal Indian raga emanate from this program featuring world guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort and Indian tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar accompanied by special guest bassist Jason Everett.
Matthew Montfort (scalloped fretboard guitar)
Recognized as one of the world's 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists by DigitalDreamDoor.com, the leader of Ancient Future is a pioneer of the scalloped fretboard guitar (an instrument combining qualities of the South Indian vina and the steel string guitar). Montfort spent months in intensive study with vina master K.S. Subramanian in order to fully apply the South Indian gamaka (note-bending) techniques to the guitar.
Vishal Nagar (tabla)
Vishal Nagar is considered one of the most gifted tabla players of his generation. Born into a family of musicians, Vishal began training at an early age under the guidance of the late Ustad Latif Ahmed Khan and continued with Ustad Shamim Ahmed Khan of the same Delhi Gharana (school). Starting his performance career at the age of eight, he has performed around the globe including Asia, Europe, and the USA.
Jason Everett (7-string fretless bass)
Special guest Jason Everett (aka Mister E) attended Northern Arizona University on a full scholarship for music and started playing professional gigs at sixteen years old. Jason started his own world fusion group in 1990 called Tal Maya and has since played with many well-known artists including Vishal Nagar, Andre Feriante, John Wubbenhorst, Overton Berry, Tarana, and Facing East. Buy tickets Here
SciFi Sunday Spaceballs (1987)
date to be Confirmed!
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 24 June 1987 Planet Spaceball's President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.
Director: Mel Brooks
Writers: Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan
Stars: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis
English National Opera-La Traviata- May 10th at 1:00
La traviata tells the moving story of how the beautiful but fragile courtesan Violetta is coerced into sacrificing her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of her lover’s reputation.
A tragic and resonant tale of society and morality, Verdi’s masterpiece combines compelling characters with hugely powerful, moving and instantly recognisable melodies, making it one of the most emotionally engaging and popular operas of all time. Peter Konwitschny’s celebrated production returns to ENO, cutting to the very heart of the opera’s themes of passionate love and tragic death with a modern and uncluttered staging, and a running time of less than two hours.
Making her UK debut as Violetta is soprano Elizabeth Zharoff, who stars alongside ENO Harewood Artist Ben Johnson as Alfredo and acclaimed baritone Anthony Michaels-Moore as Alfredo’s father, Giorgio Germont.
La traviata is sung and surtitled in English | Running time: 1hrs 50mins
Merchants of Doubt
PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary
A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.
Writers:Robert Kenner, Kim Roberts
Stars:Frederick Singer, Naomi Oreskes, Jamy Ian Swiss
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Vashon Island dances to its own beat. Unlike the Bainbridge, Bremerton, or even Kingston ferries, if you walk onto the one departing Fauntleroy for the southwesterly isle, you're sort of stranded. Even if you bring a bike, the hill you're confronted with at the onset of the three-mile ride to Vashon's tiny commercial strip is so daunting that you'll be thumbing it in no time. But once you make it there, it's worth it, in large part because of the Vashon Theatre. Sure, they show movies—really interesting documentaries, charming indies, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse at midnight. There's something for everyone, a sentiment amplified by the fact that the theater also hosts live music and theatrical productions—even an Oscar-night party, replete with a red carpet and snazzily dressed revelers. It's not just a great place to take in a flick; it's a community anchor, and a sure sign that the silver-screen experience can be preserved for as long as people are willing to breathe ingenuity and life into it. —Mike Seely