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Room 237

Playing April 26th to May 2nd

Many movies lend themselves to dramatic interpretations, but none as rich and far ranging as Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. In LA filmmaker Rodney Ascher’s ROOM 237, we hear from people who have developed far-reaching theories and believe they have decoded the hidden symbols and messages buried in the late […]

The Gatekeepers

Playing April 26th to May 2nd

 

Charged with overseeing Israel’s war on terror-both Palestinian and Jewish- the head of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service is present at the crossroad of every decision made. For the first time ever six former heads of the agency agreed to share their insights and reflect publicly on their […]

Eslmeralda from the Bolshoi Ballet

Paris, at the end of the 15th century.

Act I
Scene 1: The Cour des Miracles. A Small Square.
Sunset. Tradesmen, members of the bourgeoisie and the common folk make haste to leave the market square which, as darkness falls, turns into the Cour des Miracles – a kingdom of tramps, gypsies and beggars. Gringoire, who has […]

Il Trovatore

“Il Trovatore,” or “the troubadour,” is the story of star-crossed lovers, mixed-up infants, and acts of vengeance. Count Di Luna and Manrico, the wandering minstrel or “troubadour” of the title, are rivals for Lady Leonora’s love. When Leonora declares her love for Manrico, the two men duel. Although Manrico has the chance to kill […]

Ginger & Rosa

London, 1962. Two teenage girls – GINGER & ROSA – are inseparable. They skip school together, talk about love, religion and politics and dream of lives bigger than their mothers’ domesticity. But the growing threat of nuclear war casts a shadow over their lives. Ginger (Elle Fanning) is drawn to poetry and protest, while […]

Amour

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple’s bond of love is severely tested.

FASTER, HIGHER, STRONGER: THE OLYMPICS ON SCREEN

With the London 2012 Games around the corner, The Picture House is proud to offer “Faster, Higher, Stronger: The Olympics on Screen,” a series celebrating and exploring the on-screen legacy of the Olympics. The Games have evolved to become much more than simply the world’s foremost sports competition, with issues involving global politics and […]