Opening Friday, April 20
NR | DV | CC | 82 mins | 2018 | Directed by Alison Chernick
"A shelf full of Grammys and Emmys shows how far Perlman has come, but neither accolades nor disability seems to have left him jaded. 'Itzhak' captures more than just notes on a scale. It reveals a vibrant spirit behind the music."
See a trailer here.
-Pat Padua, Washington Post
From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to…Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman’s violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; “praying with the violin,” says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick’s enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. Itzhak himself is funny, irreverent and self-deprecating, and here his life story unspools in conversations with masterful musicians, family and friends, and most endearingly his devoted wife of 50 years, Toby. Itzhak and Toby’s lives are dedicated to their large, loving, Jewish family in NYC and their continual support of young musicians. As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself, ITZHAK is a portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and above all, love.
Apr. 20, Fri. 2:30, 7:45 PM
Apr. 21, Sat. 2:30, 7:45 PM
Apr. 22, Sun. 12:00, 5:15 PM
Apr. 23, Mon. 7:45 PM
Apr. 24, Tues. 7:45 PM
Apr. 25, Wed. 2:30, 7:45 PM
Apr. 26, Thurs. 7:45 PM
You still have time to see...
ISLE OF DOGS
PG-13 | DV | CC | 101 mins | 2018 | Directed by Wes Anderson
"Wes Anderson's stop-motion canine fairy tale-with a timely political subtext-is a triumph of pure imagination. Expect to wag your metaphorical tail in delight."
See a trailer here.
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
When, by executive decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, 12-year-old Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.
Apr. 20, Fri. 5:15 PM
Apr. 21, Sat. 5:15 PM
Apr. 22, Sun. 2:30 PM (Open Captions)
Apr. 23, Mon. 5:15 PM
Apr. 24, Tues. 5:15 PM
Apr. 25, Wed. 5:15 PM
Apr. 26, Thurs. 5:15 PM
NR (10+) | 56 mins | 2017 | Directed by Matt Skerrit
Saturday, April 21 @ 11:00AM
See a trailer here.
City of Greenbelt students and parents are invited to a free screening of the movie ANGST. Free and open to the public.
Featuring Olympian Michael Phelps, this movie aims to raise awareness about anxiety in children and teens. This topic is timely since students will begin PARCC testing the following week and because schools have seen an increase in bullying over the past few years. Following the movie a brief discussion will be lead by Gretchen Schock, Owner of Bee Yoga Fusion, and Donna Behe, PGCPS Guidance Counselor, where students can ask questions and gain access to additional resources. Whether you think you suffer from anxiety or would just like to learn more, everyone is welcome to attend. Appropriate for ages 10 and up.
Special thanks to our sponsors Bee Yoga Fusion, City of Greenbelt ACE, Eleanor Roosevelt High School PTSA, Greenbelt Elementary School PTA & Greenbelt Middle School PTA.
Stage on Screen Series
ROYAL OPERA: BIZET CARMEN
English Subtitles | 230 mins
Music: Georges Bizet
Director: Barrie Kosky
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša
Carmen: Anna Goryachova
Don José: Francesco Meli
Micaëla: Anett Fritsch
Escamillo: Kostas Smoriginas
Sunday, April 22 @ 7:30PM
Monday, April 23 @ 12:30PM
See a trailer here.
Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than five hundred times at Covent Garden alone. This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a farfrom-traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.
See the rest of our Stage on Screen series here.
STORYTIME ON SCREEN
Monday, April 23 @ 10:30am
Storytime On Screen is a completely FREE event held from 10:30 – 11:30 AM the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month in partnership with the Prince George's County Memorial Library Service. Each Storytime on Screen includes a story, a short movie, and a craft.
Check out this review of Storytime on Screen from the blog that gives you tips on what to do in Prince George's County, Route One Fun!
Free of charge through generous support of the Friends of New Carrollton Library and Friends of Greenbelt Library.
|Coming Soon: MUNE: GUARDIAN OF THE MOON
Sat. Apr. 28 at 11:00AM
When the evil ruler of the underworld steals the sun from Sohone, a small lunar faun and a girl made of wax help Sohone get the sun back to restore order to the universe.
See the rest of our Family Series here.
Coming Soon: LEAN ON PETE
Opening Friday, May 4
Charley, a teen living with his single father, finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean On Pete. When he learns Pete is bound for slaughter, the two embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a place to call home.
See the trailer here.
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