Brad’s Status: October 20-26

When Brad Sloan accompanies his college bound son to the East Coast, the visit triggers a crisis of confidence in Brad’s Status, writer and director Mike White’s bittersweet comedy. Brad has a satisfying career and a comfortable life with his family, but it’s not quite what he imagined during his college glory days. Showing his son around Boston, Brad can’t help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends. As he imagines their wealthy, glamorous lives, he wonders if this is all he will ever amount to. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or is, in some ways at least, the most successful of them all.

Genre: Comedy/Drama
Written & Directed by: Mike White
Starring: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer

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Rating: R
1hr 41 min

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The Metropolitan Opera Presents: Vincenzo Bellini’s “Norma”

 

Sunday, October 22nd at 4:00PM

$20/18

The season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, which she has sung to acclaim at the Met in 2013, as well as at the Canadian Opera Company, San Francisco Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Lyric Opera of Chicago—making her one of the world’s leading interpreters of the iconic title character. Joyce DiDonato co-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Calleja as Pollione and Matthew Rose as Oroveso. Carlo Rizzi conducts and Sir David McVicar directs the new production.

Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Production: Sir David McVicar
Set Designer: Robert Jones
Costume Designer: Moritz Junge
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable

Join us at 3:15 for Live Jazz Piano by Randy Bruce as we celebrate the premiere of The Metropolitan Opera at Vashon Theatre!

 

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The Best of Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2017 – October 25th & 26th

 

Shine On!  – The Best Animated Films from Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2017

 What makes you shine? The characters in these sweet and funny films have special things that make them glow and grow. Join them as they play with their friends and families, discover new things about themselves, and take journeys to near and far. If you close your eyes and make a wish, you might even be able to join them on a trip to the moon

Running time: 64 minutes. For all ages.

 

Ampersand (Erin Shea, USA, 2016, animated, 2016, 3:11 min, no dialogue)  Go on a playful musical journey from the subatomic to the galactic, that touches on science ideas including wave particle duality, evolution and pollination. Watch the film: https://vimeo.com/183772682

 

The Sled Winner of CFFS Catbus Kids Jury Prize for Best Storytelling (Olesya Shchukina, Russia, animated, 2016, 4:19 min, no dialogue)  The little squirrel finds something he has never seen before. Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/183250732

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Battle of the Sexes! October 27-November 2nd

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s World #1 Billie Jean King and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.

Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough

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Rating: PG-13
2 hr 1 min

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Blade Runner 2049 plays November 3rd – 9th

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director: Denis Villenueve
Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Jared Leto

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Rating: R
2 hr 44 min

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Loving Vincent begins November 10th

The world’s first fully oil painted feature film, brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history’s most celebrated artists.

Genre: Animation, Biography
Director: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Stars: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk

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Rating: PG-13
1 hr 34 min

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STAR WARS: The Last Jedi

Opens December 14th at Vashon Theatre

Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.

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