The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.
Director: Amma Asante
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
Rated R 2 Hours 21 Minutes
Thursday, May 4th 7:00pm
Writer / Director Robin Swicord (Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Memoirs of a Geisha, Matilda) has graciously offered to let us screen her new film “Wakefield” before its LA and NY premieres on May 19th. 100% of the proceeds will go to Vashon Community Care! Robin will do a Q&A after the show.
A man’s (Bryan Cranston) nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife (Jennifer Garner) and live in his attic for several months.
Tickets are $12 for Generals and $10 for seniors. They can be bought online https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/1199?siteToken=S8xWxG1eukyLNjwXQXDLbA%3D%3D Or at the Vashon Theatre Box Office, during our evening hours .
Director: Robin Swicord
Writer: Robin Swicord
At Vashon Theatre May 1st, 3rd and May 18th & 19th $20/ $18
TED Cinema Experience brings the collective energy of the electrifying TED Conference to select cinemas around the world this April and May.
Three events from the sold-out TED2017 Conference in Vancouver, Canada, themed “The Future You,” will be broadcast to over 700 cinemas across the world. TED Cinema Experience invites audiences to watch as extraordinary speakers give the talk of their lives and share new ideas worth spreading live from the TED stage. In keeping with TED2017’s theme, this year’s speakers and performers will unveil the freshest ideas and insights to help ask the questions about our future selves that we often don’t have time for.
“Many people know and love TED Talks, but most have never experienced the energy and excitement of witnessing TED Talks being presented for the first time ever – at the annual TED Conference in Vancouver,” says Alex Hofmann, TED’s Director of Global Distribution & Licensing. “TED Cinema Experience invites cinema audiences to join the journey for one, two, or all three events, and provides a front row seat to the wonder, inspiration, and world-shifting insight that only happens at TED.”
TED Cinema Experience: TED2017 Opening Event Monday May 1st 4:00 & 7:00pm at Vashon Theatre
For the second year in a row, TED is inviting communities around the country to join the opening night of its conference by watching 6-7 new TED Talks presented live for the first time before 1,500 TED attendees in Vancouver, Canada. Experience the electric opening night of TED, with half a dozen TED Talks and performances from:Designer Anab Jain, Cyberspace analyst Laura Galante, Artist Titus Kaphar, Grandmaster and analyst Garry Kasparov, Author Tim Ferriss, The band OK Go, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
TED Cinema Experience: TED2017 TED Prize Event Wednesday May 3rd 4:00 & 7:00pm at Vashon Theatre
Cinema-goers will get to watch as TED Prize winner Raj Panjabi receives a $1 million award towards a creative, bold wish to spark global change. By investing in a powerful idea every year, the TED Prize accelerates progress toward solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. The event will also feature an update from past TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak, as well as talks from exceptional TED speakers.
On the second night of TED2017, the TED Prize screening offers a lineup of awe-inspiring speakers with big ideas for our future, including: Champion Serena Williams, Physician and writer Atul Gawande, Data genius Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Movement artists Jon Boogz + Lil Buck
TED Cinema Experience: TED2017 Highlights Exclusive May 18th at 8:30, and May 19th at 4:00pm
TED will be opened up for the public like never before, with a program created exclusively for cinema audiences. This event will give cinema-goers a first-of-its-kind look at the TED2017 conference experience, driven by revelatory TED Talks and performances captured live that highlight some of the most insightful, inspiring and exciting moments of the week-long TED2017. “TED fans in select cinemas worldwide will have access like never before to participate in TED’s annual conference, right in their communities,” said Julie Borchard-Young, co-president of BY Experience. “By expanding the offering in cinemas from Opening Night in 2016 to three events in 2017, TED is building a new community, while dazzling audiences with stimulating TED Talks on subjects that matter today.”
Tuesday May 2, 2017- 7:00pm- $15/ $14
All hail Macbeth! Join us in cinemas nationwide and watch Macbeth claw his way to power in the stark world of the 11th century. Returning from victory on the battlefield where they have helped crush a rebellion against King Duncan of Scotland, the warriors Macbeth and Banquo are accosted by three mysterious women. These weird sisters greet Macbeth as Thane of Cawdor – a title belonging to one of the vanquished rebels – and predict he will subsequently become king. When Duncan quickly rewards Macbeth with the executed Cawdor’s title, Macbeth – with the encouragement of his ambitious wife – begins to contemplate fulfilling the second part of the sisters’ prophecy by taking his destiny into his own murderous hands.
SpectiCast and the Stratford Festival are proud to present Antoni Cimolino’s chilling production of Macbeth. It has been praised as “a thrilling terror,” (Globe and Mail) “a bold and brutal take on the Scottish King’s tragic tale” (Toronto Star), and “a brilliant, terrifying show” that leaves people “gasping in the dark” (Chicago Tribune). Starring Ian Lake in “a galvanizing performance as an unusually young and sexually magnetic Macbeth” (New York Times) and Krystin Pellerin as “a standout Lady Macbeth … at once adorable yet devious” (Postmedia), this is a production that will haunt your dreams and leave you tingling.
Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.
Director: James Gunn
Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana , Bradley Cooper , Dave Bautista
Rated PG-13 Runtime 2 hours 17 minutes
Running time 2:45
Music- Ilya Demutsky, Choreography- Yuri Possokhov, Libretto- Kirill Serebrennikov, Cast- The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet
Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself
and the women around him…
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
and other treasures of the Mauritshuis, the Netherlands
May 21, 2:00pm $9/ $8
After two years on a blockbuster world tour, the ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ has returned home to the much-loved Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague, which has just completed extensive renovations. With huge queues lining up for a glimpse of her enigmatic beauty and nearly 1.2 million visitors at its stop in Japan, the enduring appeal of this masterpiece is indisputable. The beautifully filmed documentary goes in pursuit of the many unresolved riddles surrounding the extraordinary painting and its mysterious creator Vermeer. Who was this girl? Why and how was it painted? Why is it so revered?
RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes
Woman’s Way Red Lodge presents Ixcanul, an arresting story about two strong indigenous Mayan women, Tuesday, May 23rd at 6 pm. Admission is by donation.
In the film, Maria, a 17 year old Mayan girl, lives and works with her parents on a coffee plantation in the foothills of an active volcano in Guatemala. An arranged marriage awaits her. But Maria doesn’t sit back and accept her destiny. Pepe, a young coffee cutter who plans to migrate to the USA becomes her possible way out. The landscape’s beauty, the Mayan daily rituals, and the non-professional actors render this award winning film a sublime portrait of both hardships endured and womens’ strength. Red Lodge thanks Island GreenTech and Vashon Theatre for making this screening possible