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Kagemusha

October 5

Japan | 1980 | 180 Minutes | Akira Kurosawa

The first feature to play at the new Capitol Hill location of the Egyptian theater upon opening in 1980, this Akira Kurosawa fan favorite was also winner of the Palm D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Set in 16th century feudal Japan, the director’s return to the samurai genre is stunningly colorful and huge in scope.

Memphis

September 19 - 21, 2014

USA | 2014 | 79 Minutes | Tim Sutton

This stunning, abstract drama from director Tim Sutton is a portrait of both a city and an artist. Blues musician Willis Earl Beal gives an explosive and semi-auto-biographical performance as a struggling musician who claims to have mystical powers as wanders the streets of Memphis, a city steeped in folklore, music, and surrealism.

NT Live: Frankenstein

October 31 - November 2, 2014

United Kingdom | 2011 | 2hr 14min | Danny Boyle

Back by popular demand for Halloween, this 2011 production directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) features Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's "Sherlock," 12 Years a Slave) as the creature and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS's "Elementary," Trainspotting) as Victor Frankenstein.

NT Live: Frankenstein (Reverse Cast)

October 31 - November 2, 2014

United Kingdom | 2011 | 2hr 9min | Danny Boyle

In this alternate version of Danny Boyle's stage adaptation of the classic monster story, the stars swap roles with Jonny Lee Miller taking on the role of the creature, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein.

NT Live: Medea

October 10 - 16, 2014

United Kingdom | 2014 | 90 Minutes | Carrie Cracknell

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) takes the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy. Under the direction of Carrie Cracknell, this new adaptation “quakes with female rage and powerlessness” (The Observer), and features music by Will Gregory and Alison Goldfrapp.

NT Live: Skylight

November 7 - 13, 2014

United Kingdom | 2014 | 135 Minutes | Stephen Daldry

Special Week-Long NT Live Engagement! Returning to the National Theatre after last year’s sell-out hit "The Audience", Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry presents this new production of the Olivier Award-winning play featuring stars Bill Nighy and star Carey Mulligan.

NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire

October 3 - 9, 2014

United Kingdom | 2014 | 180 Minutes with intermission | Benedict Andrews

The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic's history, Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire returns with Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby  as Stella.

Orlando

October 5

United Kingdom | 1992 | 94 Minutes | Sally Potter

One of the most audacious films of the New Queer Cinema of the 1990's, Sally Potter's groundbreaking film features Tilda Swinton in a gender-bending role as a young Renaissance man who transforms into a modern woman over the course of 400 years.

Palo Alto

September 29

USA | 2014 | 100 minutes | Gia Coppola

Based on the book by James Franco, writer-director Gia Coppola provides an unflinching portrait of adolescent lust, boredom, and self-destruction. Emma Roberts stars as a shy, sensitive teen who is torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on a sweet stoner classmate. Meanwhile, the recklessness of her party-hungry friends starts to spiral into chaos.

Starred Up

Opens: September 5

United Kingdom | 2013 | 106 Minutes | David Mackenzie

In this powerful, visceral, and gritty drama from director David Mackenzie (Young Adam), an explosively violent teenage inmate intentionally gets himself transferred to an adult prison, planning to confront a very familiar prisoner–his own father.

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