Woman In Gold May 22-28

WOMAN IN GOLD is the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Reynolds), she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way. (C) TWC                                                       Rated PG-13 1 Hour 50 Min

Bolshoi Ballet: Ivan the Terrible

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Date Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at 1:00pm

For the 5th consecutive year worldwide and its first year on Vashon Island, The Bolshoi Ballet returns to cinemas with 7 ballets including 4 satellite broadcasts from Moscow and 3 recorded shows.
The greatest ballet company in the world offers a spectacular new 2014-2015 season on the big screen featuring 5 magnificent classics including The Nutcracker and Swan Lake and 2 unreleased ballets, The Legend of Love and Ivan the Terrible, captured live and broadcast to cinemas on the same day of the performance.
Audiences across the globe will be able to enjoy these outstanding performances with the Bolshoi principals, soloists and corps de ballet, in cinemas only.
Each program will be preceded by a 20 minute “pre-show” which takes place before each ballet. It will play the 20 minutes before the scheduled start time listed below It includes views of Moscow, views of the Bolshoi Theatre and the season trailer.
General Tickets $15. Honored Citizens, Children $ Students $14. Groups of 20 or more $11 each
Tickets online or at the Box Office
Ivan the Terrible is Yuri Grigorovich’s dazzling ballet of intrigue and murder in 16th-century Russia. Following his coronation as the Tsar of all the Russias, Ivan IV must choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters as Tsarina. He selects Anastasia Romanovna. Their marriage proves to be a happy one. Unfortunately the Boyars continue to plot against him and eventually poison his beloved wife. Ivan sinks into madness. This powerful and dramatic two-act ballet Premiered in 1975. It’s lyrical evocation of life in 16th century Russia, is filled with vigor and grace. Hugely popular with western audiences, this impressive work in the true Bolshoi style has recently been revived to take its rightful place in the company’s modern repertoire.

The Salt of the Earth May 29th – June 1st

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty. Sebastião Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer. (C) Sony Classics

Rated PG-13    1 hour 50 min

Community Cinema Final Showing for the Season

CommunityCinemafullrunposterWEBCommunity 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.

Limited Partnership
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.

Vashon Audubon Free Event

Tuesday, June 9th, 6 PM at Vashon Theatre
Vashon Audubon Society presents Dr. John Marzluff screening two short films and discussing his new book Welcome to Subirdia. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. John Marzluff is Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington whose decades of research on ravens and crows have produced numerous award-wining books, hundreds of scientific papers and has been the focus of 2 film documentaries on PBS. His most recent book Welcome to Subirdia reveals how residential areas host a splendid array of biological diversity, and may play a key role I preventing loss of species in face of climate change and human impact. Suburb yards and green areas have become valuable habitats for birds and other threatened species.

The first screening is a how-to for creating a bird-friendly garden with ponds, fountains, nesting boxes and green barriers. Learn the ten important steps to follow for the well being of birds. The second film deals with funeral behavior of crows tapping into decades of corvid research that Dr. Marzluff has pioneered. Both films were directed by Michael Werner. Q&A will follow both films with a brief intermission.

Dr. John Marzluff is also leader of the US Fish and Wildlife Recovery Team for the endangered Mariana Crow and a Fellow of the American Ornithologist’s Union.

This program is co-sponsored by Vashon Theatre and Island Greentech.

Copies of Welcome to Subirdia will be available for sale.