Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name. At school, Juan is known as Ernesto. And he meets María, who only has one name. Based on true facts, set in the Argentina of 1979, this film is "one about love".
EASY PREY is a dramatic exploration of the ways in which bullying behavior effects those involved from parent to teacher to friend to community. In it, six fictional characters tell their side of the story about one tragic bullying incident.
This Oscar nominated film is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other.
Directors: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabío
Writers: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Senel Paz
Stars: Jorge Perugorría, Vladimir Cruz, Mirta Ibarra
Showtimes: THURS, OCT 2 @ 6:30 PM + SAT, OCT 4 @ 1:30 PM
Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.
"I choose to take back my life. My life."
Helen McCrory returns to the National to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power with music written by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.
CULTURA Ithaca will be hosting CINE con CULTURA, a film festival featuring Latin American films, in celebration of Latino Heritage Month from September 16 - October 14. The festival will take place at Cinemapolis on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm.
The Cine con CULTURA festival features nine films made entirely in Latin America by Latin American production companies. The films are from a variety of countries and vary greatly in subject matter from civil unrest to immigration of children into United States to homosexuality to zombies!
Before each feature presentation independent short films with local ties to Ithaca will be screened. The festival also has a theme of celebrating the great Mexican comedian Cantinflas and features one of his great films Si Yo Fuera Diputado(1952), which is the only film on the roster that will not have English subtitles, as well as Cantinflas shorts before each feature. Talk-backs will occur after each film with panelists leading a community discussion on the topics touched by each film.
The festival will end on Tuesday October 14 with a very special presentation to be announced at a later date. There will be a reception following this final screening.
Tickets are available at the Cinemapolis Box office (and online below) and are $7.50 for General Admission ($6 for Students/Seniors) as well as $50 for a festival pass to see all nine films ($40 for Students/Seniors).
The festival is co-sponsored by a variety of entities from Ithaca, Cornell University (CU), and Ithaca College (IC) including the Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County; Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival; IC Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services; IC Latin American Studies Dept.; IC Dept. of Modern Languages and Literature; CU Latino Studies Program; CU Latin American Studies Program; CU Performing & Media Arts; and CU Dept. of Comparative Literature; among others.
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Cine con CULTURA Film Festival Schedule (all showtimes are 7pm):
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 opens in October with Medea, a major new production of Eurpides’ powerful tragedy, retold by playwright Ben Power. Starring Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) as the titular vengeful wife and mother, the new version is directed by Carrie Cracknell. The performance, captured live on September 4th, screens at Cinemapolis at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 2nd and again at 1:30 pm on Saturday, October 4th.
Just a few short weeks go by before an American classic graces the screen. 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.
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.
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.