Sunday, December 17th at Noon
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
Genre: Drama, Family
Directed by: Frank Capra
Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
2 hr 10 min
Sunday, December 24th at 12:00PM
A firm family favourite with Tchaikovsky’s mesmerizing score, a Christmas tree that magically grows, a battle between toy soldiers and an Army of Mice, and the famous role of the Sugar Plum Fairy danced by Royal Ballet Principal Sarah Lamb with her Prince, Principal dancer Steven McRae, this event presented by Darcey Bussell is not to be missed.
Peter Wright’s enchanting production tells the story of Clara, danced by Royal Ballet Principal Francesca Hayward, whose Christmas is transformed by a visit from Drosselmeyer, a mysterious magician and maker of magical toys. Drosselmeyer longs to break a curse that has turned his nephew, danced by Australian Principal Alexander Campbell, into a nutcracker doll.
Matched with exquisite designs and world-famous melodies, this production of The Nutcracker has enthralled audiences for over 30 years since its opening in 1984. It showcases the full energy of the Company, alongside the emerging talent of young dancers from The Royal Ballet School. The stunning costumes, numbering around 600 and dating back to the world-premiere, are revitalized for the show.
Sunday, January 7th at 1:00PM
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.
Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).
Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.
8 Borders 8 Days
Tuesday, January 9th at 6:00PM
Backbone Meaningful Movies presents the award-winning documentary, 8 Borders 8 Days, Tuesday, January 9th at 6 pm. Following the film screening, the Vashon Resettlement Committee will speak about the three Syrian families they’ve helped to resettle on Vashon Island.
The film tells the story of a single mother who faces the consequences of America closing its doors to families fleeing war. With no answer to her application for resettlement in the US, and every other path to safety closed off, a smuggler’s raft to Europe is the only way out. Discover the realities faced by this fiercely-determined mother and learn why she is willing to risk her children’s lives for a better future. The acclaimed documentary is an immersive experience of their eight-day journey to safety.
The screening is made possible thanks to support from Island Green Tech and Vashon Theatre. Admission is by donation to Backbone Campaign; there will be an additional opportunity to support the Vashon Resettlement Committee
DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS: A Bigger Picture 2012 & 82 Portraits and One Still Life 2016
February 4th at 1:00PM & February 5th at 4:30PM
Directed by Phil Grabsky and presented by Tim Marlow Running time: 85 minutes
Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide.
Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness.
Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London.
Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:30PM
Tickets $30 in advance/ $35 at the door
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