NTL is the National Theatre's groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Fresh on the heels of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary comes a season filled with big stars and some International (and American!) classics.
In December comes the highly anticipated production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience). Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) star in this taut two-hander, captured live from London’s West End this summer. Skylight screens at Cinemapolis at 6:30 pm on Thursday, December 11th and again at 1:30 pm on Saturday, December 13th.
NTL rings in the New Year with a striking new dance-theatre piece from DV8 Physical Theatre. JOHN authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. Containing adult themes, strong language, and nudity, the production is suitable for mature audiences only. JOHN leaps onto the Cinemapolis screen at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 15th and again at 1:30 pm on Saturday, January 17th.
A family favorite rounds out the currently scheduled season. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery. Captured live in January, this family friendly production will appear on Cinemapolis screens at 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 19th and again at 1:30 pm on Saturday, February 21st.
As London’s stage season continues, more titles will be added throughout 2015. Tickets for each of these special, high-definition National Theatre Live broadcasts are available at the Cinemapolis box office and online at cinemapolis.org. General admission tickets are $22 each, with discounted $18 tickets available for students, seniors and Cinemapolis members.
Visionary, reformer, and legislator Constance Cook was a Republican Assemblywoman who decriminalized abortion in New York State in 1970; Roe V Wade was based on her work. Connie Cook: A Documentary tells the story of Connie’s life.
This screening of the film by Sue Perlgut and Nils Hoover of CloseToHome Productions, is a benefit for Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes and the documentary. The documentary is a project of Social Ventures and PEGASYS Studios. Carol Bushberg Real Estate and Diane’s Downtown Automotive are sponsoring the screening.
Constance Eberhardt Cook was a woman ahead of her time. She was a pilot, a graduate of law school in 1943, one of only a few female corporate lawyers in NYC in the 1940’s and an important historical pioneer in the fight for women’s rights. She represented Tompkins County as a Republican in the New York State Assembly when there were only two other women there in the 1960’s and early 1970’s.
Through the political process, she implemented legislation concerning broad-based public control of education and the decriminalizing of abortion. Her efforts regarding abortion became the critical model for the rest of the country. Mrs. Cook spent more than 10 years in the NY State assembly, always aware of her constituents’ needs. In 1974, she was the first woman vice-president of Cornell University. That same year she sued the Episcopal Church so that women could be priests and she won. Cook was an innovator and many changes that have taken place in American life came about because of her drive, determination, and humanitarianism.