Moonlight Feb 24-Feb 27

The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

The Oscars THIS SUNDAY!! Final Vashon Film Society Oscar Night

We’ll be rolling out the red carpet at the Vashon Theatre for Vashon Film Society’s inimitable annual celebration of movies, creativity, and community this Sunday.  Yes, it’s time for OSCAR NIGHT AT THE VASHON THEATRE this weekend, and this one is special because VFS is calling it a wrap and presenting the 20th and final Academy Awards party.  Be sure to come uptown for the fun of the paparazzi interviews, the thrift shop prom dresses, the clever celebrity impersonations, and oohing and ahhing at the Hollywood broadcast on the big screen.  

All ages are encouraged to participate in the Oscar Night costume contest which happens on the commercial breaks from the TV telecast. From kids to teenagers, adults to the “Cher” award for most outrageous outfit, Vashon shows yes, we CAN shed our rubber boots and dress up! Gingerbread Oscar awards will go to the winners, and this year, VFS has even added an award category: the Meryl Streep Award for use of celebrity to promote social justice. 

Tickets for Oscar Night at the Vashon Theatre can be purchased at the theatre box office and Vashon Bookshop. Admission is $10 all ages ($12 day of show), and the festivities start at 4 pm when the paparazzi, led by John Sage of FinchHaven Digital Photography. meet the arrivmg “stars” and “celebrities” in front of the theatre. There will be interviews and twirls on the red carpet, and guests will be welcomed into the theatre for our legendary, family-friendly Academy Awards viewing party. 

Our mistress of ceremonies is the divalicious Maria Glanz, and she will be assisted by her rising star son, Finn Judd. Catering partner Snapdragon Bakery and Cafe returns with an elegant meal to sustain fans during the big screen celebration. The vegetarian meal is $10 (cash or checks please), and beverages and snacks are available at the theatre concessions counter during the show. 

For more information, call Vashon Film Society at 567-4768 or drop by the Vashon Theatre. Be there on Sunday, February 26 or you’ll be in the dark …

Greentech & VIGA present “Seed: The Untold Story” Tuesday February 28th 6pm

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.

Vashon Film Society “I am not your Negro”

“I Am Not Your Negro”, a powerful Academy Award nominated documentary about the crisis of the American spirit, will be shown by Vashon Film Society on Wednesday and Thursday, March 1 and 2 at the Vashon Theatre.
 
In the documentary, filmmaker Raoul Peck has expanded legendary writer James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript into a radical examination of race in America connecting Baldwin’s experiences in the civil rights movement to present day #BlackLivesMatter.
 
The film confronts the deep connections between the lives and assassinations of Baldwin’s close friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. and issues a prophetic warning about the disease of racism.
 
Both Vashon Theatre screenings are at 8:30 pm, and general admission is $9/$8 for seniors, military, and youth. For more information, call Vashon Film Society at 567-4768.

Moana March 3, 4 &5 4:30pm

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

Rated PG

1hour 47 minutes

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake Encore

Swan Lake: Sunday March 5th  1:00pm
Encore
Running time 3:005.BOL_SWAN LAKE_OFFICIAL HD_Svetlana Zakharova and Denis Rodkin (c)Damir Yusupov

Music Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography Yuri Grigorovich Libretto Yuri Grigorovich
Cast Svetlana Zakharova (Odette/Odile), Denis Rodkin (Prince Siegfried), Artemy Belyakov (the Evil
Genius), Igor Tsvirko (the Fool)
At moonlight on the banks of a mysterious lake, Prince Siegfried meets the bewitched swan-­‐ woman
Odette. Completely spellbound by her beauty, he swears his faithfulness to her. However, the Prince
realizes too late that Fate has another plan for him….
A ballet of ultimate beauty and a score of unparalleled perfection born at the Bolshoi in 1877. In
the dual role of white swan Odette and her rival black swan Odile, prima ballerina Svetlana
Zakharova exudes both vulnerability and cunning through superb technical mastery,  alongside the
powerful and emotional Siegfried, Denis Rodkin. Including breathtaking scenes with the Bolshoi’s
corps de ballet, this is classical ballet at its finest.
Captured live on Jan 25, 2015

NTL: No Mans Land March 12 -1pm, March 16-8:30pm

National Theatre Live
No Man’s Land
 
Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London.
 
One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby.  As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.
 
Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don’t miss this glorious revival of Pinter’s comic classic. The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.