Guest Artist Series—Guest Artist Series subscribers save 15%! Save 10% with the Guest Artist Mini-Series! Just purchase tickets to two or more separate events.
College Performing Arts Series—Patrons can save 25% with two easy ways to subscribe: Subscriptions and Passbooks. Season subscriptions offer same-night, same-seat tickets to every performance in the series. The Passbook is a coupon redeemable for five tickets that can be used in any combination to one or more of the College Performing Arts Series shows. Advance reservations are required. Passbook coupons are only redeemable for performances scheduled Thursday through Sunday. All performances are reserved seating.
Saturday Morning Children’s Series—Designed for short attention spans, these performances are 50 to 60 minutes in length and are general admission seating. Saturday Morning Children’s Series subscribers save 10% and are assured lost ticket protection.
Laurence Olivier, United Kingdom, 1955, 158 minutes, Color
August 1, 2016 at 7 p.m.
In Richard III, director, producer, and star Laurence Olivier brings Shakespeare’s masterpiece of Machiavellian villainy to ravishing cinematic life. Olivier is diabolically captivating as Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who, through a series of murderous machinations, steals the crown from his brother Edward. And he surrounds himself with a royal supporting cast, which includes Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, and Claire Bloom. Filmed in VistaVision and Technicolor, Richard III is one of the most visually inspired of all big-screen Bard adaptations.
AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS
Louis Malle, France (English Subtitles), 1987, 105 minutes, Color
August 8, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Au revoir les enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie—until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Malle’s own childhood, the film is a subtle, precisely observed tale of courage, cowardice, and tragic awakening.
THE AGE OF THE MEDICI (PARTS 1 & 2)
Roberto Rossellini, Italy, 1973, 164 minutes, Color (English subtitles)
August 15, 2016 at 7 p.m.
THE AGE OF THE MEDICI (PART 3)
Roberto Rossellini, Italy, 1973, 92 minutes, Color (English subtitles)
August 29, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Roberto Rossellini’s three-part The Age of the Medici is like a Renaissance painting come to life: a portrait of fifteenth-century Florence, ruled by the Medici political dynasty. With a lovely score from composer Manuel de Sica (son of Vittorio), this grand yet intimate work is a storybook conjuring of a way of life and thought.
Ken Loach, United Kingdom, 1970, 99 minutes, Color
August 22, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Named one of the ten best British films of the century by the British Film Institute, Ken Loach’s KES, is cinema’s quintessential portrait of working-class Northern England. Billy (an astonishingly naturalistic David Bradley) is a fifteen-year-old miner’s son whose close bond with a wild kestrel provides him with a spiritual escape from his dead-end life. KES brought to the big screen the sociopolitical engagement Loach had established in his work for the BBC, and pushed the British “angry young man” film of the sixties into a new realm of authenticity, using real locations and nonprofessional actors. Loach’s poignant coming-of-age drama remains the now legendary director’s most beloved and influential film.