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Songs of World War l

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Pack up Your Troubles
Commemorate World War I
Monday, August 25
1:00-2:00 pm
Free Admission

Sing along to the songs that were sung in the music halls and trenches during World War I and discover the fascinating stories behind them.

La Boheme

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August 16-17
Saturday, 2:00 pm
Sunday, 2:00 pm
$15 Adults
$12 Seniors
$10 Students
*Cinephile cards not applicable for Royal Opera House screenings.
Running time with intervals: 2 hours, 45 min.

A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark – so begins one of the great romances of all opera. John Copley’s production brings 19th-century Paris to the stage in vivid detail.

In 2014, RPL Film Theatre audiences are invited to step inside the famed Royal Opera House and experience the world’s finest opera in the highest possible quality digital production and sound formats.

The Royal Opera, under the direction of Antonio Pappano, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned for its outstanding performances of traditional opera, and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers, such as Harrison Birtwistle, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Thomas Ades. Some of the most famous singers of all time have performed with the Company, including Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, and the late Luciano Pavarotti.

Borgman

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August 21-24
Thursday/Saturday, 9:15-11 pm
Friday/Sunday, 7-9 pm
(Netherlands 2013, 115 min.) 14A
In Dutch with English Subtitles

This quirky, deeply unsettling tale of a picture-perfect family who seemingly perfect life is upended by a vagrant intruder named Borgman (Jan Bijvoet) is sure to become a cult classic! Premiering at Toronto International Film Festival 2013 in the Vanguard Program, “Borgman is a beautifully composed and shot by cinematographer Tom Erisman – frame by frame, it’s as orderly and austere as one of Marina’s casual-chic table settings might be. Van Warmerdam keeps the movie’s structure sleek, too: It doesn’t build to a climax so much as make its way around a final, grimly elegant curve.” Village Voice

A Most Wanted Man

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August 21-24
Thursday/Saturday, 7-9:15 pm
Friday/Sunday, 9:15-11 pm
(UK/USA/GERMANY 2014, 121 min.) R

Director Anton Corbijn on Philip Seymour Hoffman: ‘He was a giant of a man’ “Crumpled Philip Seymour Hoffman is our jaundiced guide through the Hamburg underbelly in Anton Corbijn’s sombre adaptation of John le Carre’s 2008 novel; a movie that is stately and well-structured almost to a fault. Hoffman plays Gunther Bachmann of German intelligence, leading us under the arches, past the soup kitchens, on his way to the bar. Gunther has seen it all. He has his Scotch in one hand and his fag in the other. He’s knackered and cynical and his air of gloom permeates the film like tobacco smoke… Corbijn rustled up an eye-catching feature debut with the acclaimed Ian Curtis biopic Control back in 2007. A Most Wanted Man will no doubt win him new admirers. It’s a professional old-school espionage outing, intricate as clockwork and acted with relish by the ever-watchable Hoffman.” The Guardian UK

Oh! What a Lovely War

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August 20
Wednesday, 6:30 pm
(144 minutes, 1969) G
Show starts at 6:30 pm.
Director: Richard Attenborough

A savagely witty satire of WWI waged by the privileged and fought by the innocent poor, is staged as a series of vaudeville skits and musical production numbers performed by an all-star cast.