LOVE IS STRANGE
Showtimes: Fri - Thurs 4:50 only Crybaby Thursday Matinee: 11:20 am+ 4:50 onlyEnds Thursday
After Ben and George get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing -- a situation that weighs heavily on all involved.
Director: Ira Sachs
Writers: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias
Stars: Marisa Tomei, Alfred Molina, John Lithgow
The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be captured live at their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.
Joe Crookston is an internationally touring artist, songwriter, performer who lives in Ithaca.
Joe’s song “Blue Tattoo” is the inspiration for “Blue Tattoo,” a documentary film that relates how he and Holocaust survivor Dina Jacobson of Elmira, NY came together to form a unique friendship with a common sense of purpose. The documentary recently premiered at the Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival.
The Cinemapolis screening on Wednesday, October 22 will be the Ithaca premiere of the documentary. Joe will introduce the film with songs and stories. There will be a facilitated community discussion after the showing.
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.
The season continues on October 23rd, as Gillian Anderson stars in the London production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Already fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, this exciting rendition of Tennessee Williams’ masterpiece will screen at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 23rd and again at 1:30 pm on Saturday, October 25th.
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.
Recent population studies have shown babies born by Caesarean Section have approximately a 20% increased risk of developing asthma, 20% increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes, a similar risk with obesity and slightly smaller increases with gastro-intestinal conditions like Crohn's disease or coeliac disease. These conditions are all linked to the immune system.
“Microbirth” explores several possible explanations. If a baby is born by Caesarean Section, scientists hypothesise this could alter the “seeding” of the baby's microbiome, the critical transfer of good bacteria from mother to baby at birth. Scientists suggest this could lead to the baby's immune system not developing to its full potential. Another hypothesis is the actual process of vaginal birth, including the cocktail of hormones produced during labour, could profoundly affect the baby's immune regulation and metabolism.
Panel Discussion to follow film! Join along with local practitioners and scientists to talk about how what we can do locally to prevent and repair improperly seeded micro biomes in ourselves and our children.
Confirmed panelists include: Rodney Dietert, Cornell University Ammitai Worob, DC, Sea Change Family Chiropractic ...and more!
SOFT VENGEANCE is a film about Albie Sachs, a lawyer, writer, art lover and freedom fighter, set against the dramatic events leading to the overthrow of the apartheid regime in South Africa. Shining a spotlight on Albie’s story provides a prism through which to view the challenges faced by those unable to tolerate a society founded on principles of slavery and disempowerment of South Africa’s majority black population.
This special screening will feature a Q &A with filmmaker Abby Ginzberg. Ginzberg has been producing and directing award-winning documentary films for nearly three decades . Her work has focused on character-driven stories, racial and gender discrimination and social justice issues, and has been screened at film festivals and broadcast on public television networks nationally and internationally.
The Readers’ Theatre of Ithaca (RTI) is proud to announce their 2014-2015 season, their fifth season and first full season at their new location in the heart of downtown Ithaca – CINEMAPOLIS.
The selected new, modern, and edgy works for 2014-2015 are PHOTOGRAPH 51, by Anna Ziegler; WRECKS, by Neil LaBute; CHATROOM, by Enda Walsh; and H20, by Jane Martin. A history play, a romance with a twist, a dark comedy about bullying, and a theatre love story said to be Martin’s best yet. RTI’s second annual fundraiser benefit performance reading will be SINKHOLE, by Anne Marie Cummings (RTI’s Founder and Artistic Director), a play about the lengths we go to in order to feel safe in America. The season begins with three performances of PHOTOGRAPH 51, from September 26th through the 28th. Dates for upcoming performances can be found at the RTI WEBSITE.
New to the performance readings will be ON SCREEN TALK-BACKS. RTI will conduct and film 10-minute Skype interviews with all four playwrights. Following each performance reading, the curtain will come down and the interviews will be shown on screen in Theatre #1, the 96-seat movie theatre which RTI transforms into an intimate theatre for live performances.
PRE-SHOW TALKS by directors will continue to be posted on RTI’s BLOG at least one week prior to performances, and in an effort to be green, all programs for plays will continue to be downloadable from iPhones, smartphones, and computers from RTI’s homepage.
Another new feature to RTI’s season of performance readings are plays performed OFF-BOOK, plays that are FILMED & SCREENED (mixing the mediums of film and theatre – done exceedingly well by a supporter of RTI, writer/director Neil LaBute), and a performance reading that’s ACTOR-DIRECTED.
LaBute’s WRECKS will be performed off-book and Walsh’s CHATROOM will be filmed and screened. The Irish-born playwright, Walsh, and his agent in the UK, Curtis Brown, gave RTI full permission to film his new play which was first seen as part of the Shell Connections series at the National Theatre in London in 2005. The 2013 new play H20 will be directed by the two actors starring in the production.
In addition to a full season of performance readings, Cummings created a new initiative that will be spearheaded by Tim Mollen (Binghamton director, writer, and actor): THE WRITER’S CAFE, a podcast of new and unproduced works by New York State playwrights that will be recorded in the lobby of CINEMAPOLIS. A select number of readings each year will be recorded and aired on RTI’s website.
Tickets for PHOTOGRAPH 51 are now ON SALE BELOW. Stay tuned for more information about a special one-night-only screening of EASY PREY at Cinemapolis one week following PHOTOGRAPH 51. This screening will be free and open to the public. EASY PREY is about five fictional characters who tell their side of the story regarding one tragic bullying incident. To learn more about EASY PREY and its important anti-bully message, visit RTI’s BLOG for an audio recording by director Cummings. Talk-backs will be held at the one-night screening with the cast and writers. EASY PREY is supported by Cornell University, Mighty Yoga, and Silk Oak.