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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, March 29
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
The Dance Historian Is In: José Limón UPDATE 3/16/2017
UPDATED 3/16/2017 David is unable to host March 29th screening, (not to worry, he's doing well), but we are thrilled to announce that Carla Maxwell, Legacy Director of the José Limón Dance Foundation, and Sarah Stackhouse, one of the company's leading stagers of Limón's work will be stepping in to lead the screening. Both Carla and Sarah were also principal dancers with the company. Please join us on Wednesday, it's going to be a wonderful program! Seating is first come, first served. Prog…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, April 6
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Closer
Closer Directed by Mike Nichols, 2004 104 minutes This film version of Patrick Marber's Olivier-winning, Tony-nominated play stars Julia Roberts, Jude Law, and Oscar nominees Clive Owen and Natalie Portman. 40 Years of London and New York Theatre on Film is presented in conjunction with Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London. Photo credit: Photofest
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, April 8
@ 1 p.m.
dance cuba Dreams of Flight
Cuba in Motion: A Day of Cuban Dance Cinema dance cuba Dreams of Flight Produced and directed by Cynthia Newport, dance cuba Dreams of Flight "is a breathtakingly beautiful film by any standard" and a unique expression of Cuban culture in all its profound and complex glory. Central figures include Carlos Acosta, Lorna Feijoo, Alicia Alonso and Fernando Alonso. To celebrate the Library's recent acquisition of Newport's dance cuba collection, join us for a special screening of the feature…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, April 8
@ 3:30 p.m.
Time Dead Time Alive
Cuba in Motion: A Day of Cuban Dance Cinema Time Dead Time Alive A cinematic mediation by Guston Sondin-Kung on the legacy of Elfriede Mahler, an American dance choreographer and one of the founders of Cuba’s modern dance school that sought asylum in Cuba immediately following the revolution in 1959. Following the screening, join a conversation with filmmaker Sondin-Kung and other special guests. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a fi…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, April 17
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Proof
Proof Directed by John Madden, 2005 101 minutes David Auburn's American play won a Tony on Broadway, and transferred to the West End, where Gwyneth Paltrow took over the lead role and won an Olivier nomination. She repeats her role as the troubled daughter of a recently deceased mathematical genius in the film version, which costars Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Hope Davis. 40 Years of London and New York Theatre on Film is presented in conjunction with Curtain Up: Celebrating the…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, April 26
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
The Dance Historian Is In: Merce Cunningham Lost and Found
Merce Cunningham Lost and Found Recently discovered recordings of work by Cunningham. Seating is first come, first served. Program subject to change.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, May 4
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd Directed by Tim Burton, 2007 117 minutes Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece won Tonys and Olivier Awards, but it still took almost three decades for it to reach the big screen, courtesy of Grand Guignol maestro Tim Burton. Johnny Depp received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of the murderous barber of the title, while Helena Bonham Carter plays Mrs. Lovett, baker of the worst pies in London. 40 Years of London and New York Theatre on Film is presented in conjunction…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, May 15
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Frost/Nixon
Frost/Nixon Directed by Ron Howard, 2008 123 minutes Frank Langella reprises his Olivier-nominated, Tony-winning role as former American President Richard Nixon, and Michael Sheen plays British interviewer David Frost in this adaptation by Peter Morgan of his play. 40 Years of London and New York Theatre on Film is presented in conjunction with Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London. Photo credit: Photofest
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, May 31
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Dance Historian Is In: Frederick Ashton
A film of the Frederick Ashton retrospective program performed at Covent Garden in 1970. Seating is first come, first served. Program subject to change.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Thu, June 1
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Once
Once Directed by John Carney 2007, 85 minutes The Irish film that inspired the Tony-winning, Olivier-nominated stage musical stars Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, who also composed the score (including Oscar-winning song “Falling Slowly”). 40 Years of London and New York Theatre on Film is presented in conjunction with Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London. Photo credit: Photofest
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, June 19
@ 6 p.m.
LPA Cinema Series
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots Directed by Julian Jarrold 2005, 107 minutes Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the drag queen who designs the title footwear in this British film, which inspired the Tony and Olivier Award-winning American musical. Joel Edgerton costars as the straight owner of the shoe factory. Series presented in conjunction with the exhibition Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London. Photo credit: Photofest
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, June 28
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Dance Historian Is In: A Folk Tale
A recording of this August Bournonville masterpiece, created for the Royal Danish Ballet in 1854. Seating is first come, first served. Program subject to change.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers

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