Current Schedule

Jun
29
Wed
2016
CINEMA PARADISO
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm

(Italy, 1989) Directed and written by Giuseppe Tornatore. Music by Ennio Morricone and Andrea Morricone. Cast: Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Leopold Trieste, Jacque Perrin, Agnese Nano, Antonella Attili, Isa Danielli.

Possibly the best-loved film ever made on the magic of showing – and watching – movies returns to Cinestudio in a stunning new restoration! When an Italian director (Jacques Perrin) gets word that Alfredo, his hometown projectionist has died, he takes a sentimental journey back to his village of Giancaldo, Sicily. We are transported back in time to the director’s childhood (where he is played by Salvatore Cascio), as he is taken under the wing of the gruff projectionist (Philippe Noiret), watches countless movies, and falls in love.
Winner, Special Jury Prize for Best Director at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
“Movie lovers will lose their hearts to Cinema Paradiso, not out of nostalgia, but for Tornatore’s vigorous demonstration of the enduring power of dreams.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone. 123 min.
Cinema Paradiso

Jun
30
Thu
2016
CINEMA PARADISO
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm

(Italy, 1989) Directed and written by Giuseppe Tornatore. Music by Ennio Morricone and Andrea Morricone. Cast: Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Leopold Trieste, Jacque Perrin, Agnese Nano, Antonella Attili, Isa Danielli.

Possibly the best-loved film ever made on the magic of showing – and watching – movies returns to Cinestudio in a stunning new restoration! When an Italian director (Jacques Perrin) gets word that Alfredo, his hometown projectionist has died, he takes a sentimental journey back to his village of Giancaldo, Sicily. We are transported back in time to the director’s childhood (where he is played by Salvatore Cascio), as he is taken under the wing of the gruff projectionist (Philippe Noiret), watches countless movies, and falls in love.
Winner, Special Jury Prize for Best Director at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
“Movie lovers will lose their hearts to Cinema Paradiso, not out of nostalgia, but for Tornatore’s vigorous demonstration of the enduring power of dreams.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone. 123 min.
Cinema Paradiso

Jul
1
Fri
2016
FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm

(Iran, 2006) Directed by Asghar Farhadi. Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi and Mani Haghighi. Cast: Hadieh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Hamid Farrokh-Nezhad, Pantea Nahram.

Don’t miss the premiere of a 2006 film (just released in the States) by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who directed About Elly and A Separation, which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Farhadi’s movies illuminate the discord – often within the same family – between those who follow strict tradition, and those who look to a more secular future. A portrait of a marriage in peril, Fireworks Wednesday takes place during the Persian New Year celebration in Tehran. Hedieh Tehrani stars as Mojdeh, a strong-willed woman who suspects her husband Morteza (Hamid Farokh-Nezhad), of having an affair with their next-door neighbor. As the marriage blows up, Mojdeh enlists the help of her young house cleaner Roohi (Taraneh Alidoosti) to spy on her rival.
“Mournful, enigmatic and compulsively engrossing, Fireworks Wednesday gives viewers a chance to watch a master at work.” Ann Hornaday, Washington Post. 102 min.

Jul
2
Sat
2016
FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm

(Iran, 2006) Directed by Asghar Farhadi. Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi and Mani Haghighi. Cast: Hadieh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Hamid Farrokh-Nezhad, Pantea Nahram.

Don’t miss the premiere of a 2006 film (just released in the States) by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who directed About Elly and A Separation, which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Farhadi’s movies illuminate the discord – often within the same family – between those who follow strict tradition, and those who look to a more secular future. A portrait of a marriage in peril, Fireworks Wednesday takes place during the Persian New Year celebration in Tehran. Hedieh Tehrani stars as Mojdeh, a strong-willed woman who suspects her husband Morteza (Hamid Farokh-Nezhad), of having an affair with their next-door neighbor. As the marriage blows up, Mojdeh enlists the help of her young house cleaner Roohi (Taraneh Alidoosti) to spy on her rival.
“Mournful, enigmatic and compulsively engrossing, Fireworks Wednesday gives viewers a chance to watch a master at work.” Ann Hornaday, Washington Post. 102 min.

Jul
3
Sun
2016
FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY
Jul 3 @ 2:30 pm

(Iran, 2006) Directed by Asghar Farhadi. Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi and Mani Haghighi. Cast: Hadieh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Hamid Farrokh-Nezhad, Pantea Nahram.

Don’t miss the premiere of a 2006 film (just released in the States) by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who directed About Elly and A Separation, which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Farhadi’s movies illuminate the discord – often within the same family – between those who follow strict tradition, and those who look to a more secular future. A portrait of a marriage in peril, Fireworks Wednesday takes place during the Persian New Year celebration in Tehran. Hedieh Tehrani stars as Mojdeh, a strong-willed woman who suspects her husband Morteza (Hamid Farokh-Nezhad), of having an affair with their next-door neighbor. As the marriage blows up, Mojdeh enlists the help of her young house cleaner Roohi (Taraneh Alidoosti) to spy on her rival.
“Mournful, enigmatic and compulsively engrossing, Fireworks Wednesday gives viewers a chance to watch a master at work.” Ann Hornaday, Washington Post. 102 min.

FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm

(Iran, 2006) Directed by Asghar Farhadi. Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi and Mani Haghighi. Cast: Hadieh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Hamid Farrokh-Nezhad, Pantea Nahram.

Don’t miss the premiere of a 2006 film (just released in the States) by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who directed About Elly and A Separation, which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Farhadi’s movies illuminate the discord – often within the same family – between those who follow strict tradition, and those who look to a more secular future. A portrait of a marriage in peril, Fireworks Wednesday takes place during the Persian New Year celebration in Tehran. Hedieh Tehrani stars as Mojdeh, a strong-willed woman who suspects her husband Morteza (Hamid Farokh-Nezhad), of having an affair with their next-door neighbor. As the marriage blows up, Mojdeh enlists the help of her young house cleaner Roohi (Taraneh Alidoosti) to spy on her rival.
“Mournful, enigmatic and compulsively engrossing, Fireworks Wednesday gives viewers a chance to watch a master at work.” Ann Hornaday, Washington Post. 102 min.

Jul
4
Mon
2016
FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm

(Iran, 2006) Directed by Asghar Farhadi. Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi and Mani Haghighi. Cast: Hadieh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Hamid Farrokh-Nezhad, Pantea Nahram.

Don’t miss the premiere of a 2006 film (just released in the States) by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who directed About Elly and A Separation, which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Farhadi’s movies illuminate the discord – often within the same family – between those who follow strict tradition, and those who look to a more secular future. A portrait of a marriage in peril, Fireworks Wednesday takes place during the Persian New Year celebration in Tehran. Hedieh Tehrani stars as Mojdeh, a strong-willed woman who suspects her husband Morteza (Hamid Farokh-Nezhad), of having an affair with their next-door neighbor. As the marriage blows up, Mojdeh enlists the help of her young house cleaner Roohi (Taraneh Alidoosti) to spy on her rival.
“Mournful, enigmatic and compulsively engrossing, Fireworks Wednesday gives viewers a chance to watch a master at work.” Ann Hornaday, Washington Post. 102 min.

Jul
5
Tue
2016
FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm

(Iran, 2006) Directed by Asghar Farhadi. Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi and Mani Haghighi. Cast: Hadieh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Hamid Farrokh-Nezhad, Pantea Nahram.

Don’t miss the premiere of a 2006 film (just released in the States) by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who directed About Elly and A Separation, which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Farhadi’s movies illuminate the discord – often within the same family – between those who follow strict tradition, and those who look to a more secular future. A portrait of a marriage in peril, Fireworks Wednesday takes place during the Persian New Year celebration in Tehran. Hedieh Tehrani stars as Mojdeh, a strong-willed woman who suspects her husband Morteza (Hamid Farokh-Nezhad), of having an affair with their next-door neighbor. As the marriage blows up, Mojdeh enlists the help of her young house cleaner Roohi (Taraneh Alidoosti) to spy on her rival.
“Mournful, enigmatic and compulsively engrossing, Fireworks Wednesday gives viewers a chance to watch a master at work.” Ann Hornaday, Washington Post. 102 min.

Jul
6
Wed
2016
FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm

(Iran, 2006) Directed by Asghar Farhadi. Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi and Mani Haghighi. Cast: Hadieh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Hamid Farrokh-Nezhad, Pantea Nahram.

Don’t miss the premiere of a 2006 film (just released in the States) by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who directed About Elly and A Separation, which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Farhadi’s movies illuminate the discord – often within the same family – between those who follow strict tradition, and those who look to a more secular future. A portrait of a marriage in peril, Fireworks Wednesday takes place during the Persian New Year celebration in Tehran. Hedieh Tehrani stars as Mojdeh, a strong-willed woman who suspects her husband Morteza (Hamid Farokh-Nezhad), of having an affair with their next-door neighbor. As the marriage blows up, Mojdeh enlists the help of her young house cleaner Roohi (Taraneh Alidoosti) to spy on her rival.
“Mournful, enigmatic and compulsively engrossing, Fireworks Wednesday gives viewers a chance to watch a master at work.” Ann Hornaday, Washington Post. 102 min.

Jul
7
Thu
2016
FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY
Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm

(Iran, 2006) Directed by Asghar Farhadi. Screenplay by Asghar Farhadi and Mani Haghighi. Cast: Hadieh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Hamid Farrokh-Nezhad, Pantea Nahram.

Don’t miss the premiere of a 2006 film (just released in the States) by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who directed About Elly and A Separation, which won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Farhadi’s movies illuminate the discord – often within the same family – between those who follow strict tradition, and those who look to a more secular future. A portrait of a marriage in peril, Fireworks Wednesday takes place during the Persian New Year celebration in Tehran. Hedieh Tehrani stars as Mojdeh, a strong-willed woman who suspects her husband Morteza (Hamid Farokh-Nezhad), of having an affair with their next-door neighbor. As the marriage blows up, Mojdeh enlists the help of her young house cleaner Roohi (Taraneh Alidoosti) to spy on her rival.
“Mournful, enigmatic and compulsively engrossing, Fireworks Wednesday gives viewers a chance to watch a master at work.” Ann Hornaday, Washington Post. 102 min.

Jul
8
Fri
2016
A BIGGER SPLASH
Jul 8 @ 7:30 pm

(Italy/France, 2016) Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Screenplay by David Kajganich, based on the film La Piscine. Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tilda Swinton, Corrado Guzzanti.

A perfect Italian psychological thriller that gets its buzz from the sensuous landscapes, food, and people living on a sun-blasted hideaway on Pantelleria, a volcanic island in the strait of Sicily. Tilda Swinton stars as Marianne Lane, a former rock star recuperating from surgery (and a wild life) that has left her nearly speechless. Marianne’s calm idyll with new lover Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) is interrupted by the arrival of her former manager, a mad flash of energy played by Ralph Fiennes. As Fiennes tries to seduce Marianne, his pouty daughter (Dakota Johnson) catches the attention of Paul. 125 min.

“The cinema of seduction doesn’t get much more overheated than A Bigger Splash, an Italian come-on that doesn’t just want to amuse you, but also to pour you a Negroni before taking you for a midnight spin with the top down.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times.

Jul
9
Sat
2016
A BIGGER SPLASH
Jul 9 @ 2:30 pm

(Italy/France, 2016) Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Screenplay by David Kajganich, based on the film La Piscine. Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tilda Swinton, Corrado Guzzanti.

A perfect Italian psychological thriller that gets its buzz from the sensuous landscapes, food, and people living on a sun-blasted hideaway on Pantelleria, a volcanic island in the strait of Sicily. Tilda Swinton stars as Marianne Lane, a former rock star recuperating from surgery (and a wild life) that has left her nearly speechless. Marianne’s calm idyll with new lover Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) is interrupted by the arrival of her former manager, a mad flash of energy played by Ralph Fiennes. As Fiennes tries to seduce Marianne, his pouty daughter (Dakota Johnson) catches the attention of Paul. 125 min.

“The cinema of seduction doesn’t get much more overheated than A Bigger Splash, an Italian come-on that doesn’t just want to amuse you, but also to pour you a Negroni before taking you for a midnight spin with the top down.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times.

A BIGGER SPLASH
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm

(Italy/France, 2016) Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Screenplay by David Kajganich, based on the film La Piscine. Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tilda Swinton, Corrado Guzzanti.

A perfect Italian psychological thriller that gets its buzz from the sensuous landscapes, food, and people living on a sun-blasted hideaway on Pantelleria, a volcanic island in the strait of Sicily. Tilda Swinton stars as Marianne Lane, a former rock star recuperating from surgery (and a wild life) that has left her nearly speechless. Marianne’s calm idyll with new lover Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) is interrupted by the arrival of her former manager, a mad flash of energy played by Ralph Fiennes. As Fiennes tries to seduce Marianne, his pouty daughter (Dakota Johnson) catches the attention of Paul. 125 min.

“The cinema of seduction doesn’t get much more overheated than A Bigger Splash, an Italian come-on that doesn’t just want to amuse you, but also to pour you a Negroni before taking you for a midnight spin with the top down.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times.

Jul
10
Sun
2016
Exhibition On Screen Painting The Modern Garden: MONET to MATISSE
Jul 10 @ 2:30 pm

(UK, 2016) Directed by David Bickerstaff.

“I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. – Claude Monet” An avid horticulturist, Claude Monet was arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art, and are all featured in Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, an innovative exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Take a magical journey from the exhibition walls to the wonder and beauty of artists’ gardens like Giverny and Seebull. Guided by passionate curators, artists and garden enthusiasts, this remarkable collection of Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, and avant-garde artists of the early 20th century will reveal the rise of the modern garden in popular culture and the public’s enduring fascination with gardens today. 93 min.

“A ravishing joy from start to finish.” The Guardian *****

“Time and space dissolve in pure shimmering light and colour.” The Telegraph ****

“A show that feels as intellectually invigorating as it is visually delightful.” The Times ****

A BIGGER SPLASH
Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm

(Italy/France, 2016) Directed by Luca Guadagnino. Screenplay by David Kajganich, based on the film La Piscine. Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tilda Swinton, Corrado Guzzanti.

A perfect Italian psychological thriller that gets its buzz from the sensuous landscapes, food, and people living on a sun-blasted hideaway on Pantelleria, a volcanic island in the strait of Sicily. Tilda Swinton stars as Marianne Lane, a former rock star recuperating from surgery (and a wild life) that has left her nearly speechless. Marianne’s calm idyll with new lover Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) is interrupted by the arrival of her former manager, a mad flash of energy played by Ralph Fiennes. As Fiennes tries to seduce Marianne, his pouty daughter (Dakota Johnson) catches the attention of Paul. 125 min.

“The cinema of seduction doesn’t get much more overheated than A Bigger Splash, an Italian come-on that doesn’t just want to amuse you, but also to pour you a Negroni before taking you for a midnight spin with the top down.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times.