May 24-30: We've got a BIG week at the Playhouse!

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We start Friday with another Hamilton premiere: THE WHITE CROW, Ralph Fiennes' fine biopic of one of the greatest dancers that ever lived, Rudolf Nureyev. Staying with the Soviet theme, there are a few more chances to see Judi Dench in RED JOAN on the weekend. We get retro and irreverent on Friday night with the 45th anniversary of Mel Brooks' comedy classic, BLAZING SADDLES. Cult film fans won't want to miss UNDER THE SILVER LAKE, a mind-trip from the director of IT FOLLOWS. On Monday we have a special, one night only double-bill: the new documentary about writer Ursula K. Leguin, followed by the 1990 film version of The Handmaid's Tale (one ticket gets you into both films). Wear red! We have partnered with the Royal Botanical Gardens to screen a series of gardening films, starting Tuesday with FIVE SEASONS: THE GARDENS OF PIET OUDOLF. On Wednesday we have a Ted Barris book launch (with special guests), followed by a showing of the 1955 film, THE DAM BUSTERS. Finally, on Thursday there is a "Spring Fling" fundraiser, featuring a screening of the Hamilton-shot, Oscar-winning film, THE SHAPE OF WATER. Keep scrolling for details.


 

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"Director Ralph Fiennes makes this hypnotic look into the young life of controversial ballet icon Rudolph Nureyev (Oleg Ivenko) a thing of bruised beauty and an exhilarating gift." - Rolling Stone

"The White Crow tells the story of ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev and his sensational escape to the west in the early 60s at the age of 23, while on his first European tour. Dance is represented as a transcendental experience of success, of leaving behind the past and reinventing the future.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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"While Joan's early years are absolutely fascinating, it is the refreshing concept of Dench's elderly communist agent that gives this drama its real bite and edge." - Daily Mirror

“A good old-fashioned British spy thriller with a bewitching female heroine (or anti-heroine, if you will) played by the excellent actresses Judi Dench and (as her younger self) Sophie Cookson, Red Joan revisits the incredible real-life spy case of Melita Norwood. It is directed with a strong sense for character by Trevor Nunn, the former director of the Royal Shakespeare Co.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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45th Anniversary!

June 7 & 8! “Mel Brooks devised his most outrageous comedy with the brilliantly funny Blazing Saddles. Immediately setting the tone with a hilarious parody in the title song (music by John Morris, lyrics by Brooks), sung by Frankie Laine, Brooks swiftly proceeds to satirize every Western ever made.

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"One of the year's most interesting and absurdly entertaining puzzles. Should not be overlooked or ignored since it comes from one of the best filmmakers working today." - NOW

“The fog is thick in Under the Silver Lake—but it’s neither the funk of pot smoke (though there is some of that) nor bad weather. Rather, it’s the confusion located somewhere behind Andrew Garfield’s brow. His character, Sam, prowls the streets like a Scooby-less Shaggy in search of answers to a riddle he only half comprehends.

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“The flame in Ursula K. Le Guin only grew, the closer she came to the end of her life. By the time she was in her 80s, she was spitting out sparks like a campfire. ‘I was not saying what they expected the old lady from Oregon to say,’ Le Guin, who died in 2018 explains in a new documentary about her life, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin.

No screenings currently scheduled.

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An immersion in the life and work of the most influential landscape designer of the last 50 years, Piet Oudolf. More than just a movie for gardeners, Five Seasons changes the way all of us think about and ultimately see beauty itself.

Co-presented by Royal Botanical Gardens. Immerse yourself in some of the world’s most beautiful gardens in this documentary on revolutionary landscape designer Piet Oudolf.

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"One of the truly great war films."

TED BARRIS BOOK LAUNCH & SCREENING OF THE 1955 FEATURE FILM (4K restoration)

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Thursday, May 30 - 6:30pm

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GIVING BACK AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

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"Coppola's masterpiece reveals something new every time you watch it." - BBC

THE GODFATHER will be introduced by Trevor Cole, author of The Whisky King, who will speak briefly on the Rocco Perri gangster-era in Hamilton. “Marlon Brando’s magic is revived in The Godfather in his intuitive grasp of Mario Puzo’s Don Corleone, a living symbol o

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The iconic Canadian singer/songwriter, now 80, gets candid in refreshingly complex music doc.

"From the song he refuses to perform to his admiration for Drake, a songwriting legend reflects on his lyrics and longevity with candour and humour. At 80 years young (and currently recording another album), Gordon Lightfoot continues to entertain and enlighten.

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