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Royal Opera House: Boris Godunov
 Royal Opera House: Boris Godunov
Wednesday, July 13 at 1:00pm – Presented with Virginia Opera

This beloved opera is inspired by the true story of the Russian Tsar who ruled the country at the end of the 16th century. Boris comes to power by supposedly murdering the true heir, the nine-year-old Tsarevich Dmitry. This new production directed by Richard Jones of Mussorgsky's opera is conducted by Antonia Pappano. Interwoven with Russian icons and Eastern folklore, this haunting and political opera is a drama of conscience and oppression where the characters are pushed to their very limits. (160 mins)

With an opening introduction by Dr. Glenn 'Doc Opera' Winters.

Doors open at 12:40pm
All seats are $10. Tickets available at the box-office 20 minutes before showtime. No advance ticket sales.

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Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood
 Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood
Tuesday, July 19 at 7:15pm – 'Exhibition On Screen'
Presented with the Chrysler Museum

Francisco Goya is Spain’s most celebrated artist and considered the father of modern art. Influenced by Rembrandt and Velazquez, Goya explored a new realism where he did not flatter and was not afraid to reveal what he saw physically and psychologically. His genius has been reappraised in a landmark exhibition at The National Gallery, London. Through extensive location footage, the film travels to Spain and then goes back in time to reveal Goya’s rich and eventful life. (93 mins)

Introduction by Erik Neil, director of Chrysler Museum.

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Weiner
 Weiner
Wed, July 13 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

Sex, lies, and cellphone texts: watch the wildest political meltdown in recent history as it unfolds. It’s 2013 and Anthony Weiner—still reeling from the sex scandal that ended his political career two years earlier—is back in the spotlight as he mounts an audacious comeback campaign for New York City mayor. But it’s not long before history repeats itself and new sexting allegations leave Weiner and his aides scrambling to contain the damage. Granted unfettered access to the candidate and his campaign, filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg capture a jaw-dropping, behind-the-scenes look at the political machine as it breaks down. Winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize. (96 mins)

"Hubris, narcissism, tabloid spectacle and massive self-deception collide with the mesmerizing inevitability of a slow-motion train wreck in Weiner, an engrossing, almost shamefully entertaining documentary." – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

"Hilarious. One of the best documentaries ever made about a political scandal."
— David Ehrlich, Rolling Stone



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7 A.M.
 7 A.M.
One of the first documentaries to definitively explore why it's a lack of businesses, not a lack of jobs, that makes black people the poorest people in America. 7A.M. interviews leading scholars, academics and businessmen exploring in depth why racism is not a social issue but an economic one.

Introduction and post-film discussion

Note: This is a third party theater rental that is open to the public. Naro Ticket Books are not valid for this event. Special admission applies.

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The Jungle Book (2016)
 The Jungle Book (2016)
Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. Featuring the voices of Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, Lupita Nyong'o and Giancarlo Esposito. The Jungle Book seamlessly blends live action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. (PG, 106 mins)


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Faith in Film: Last Days in the Desert
 Faith in Film: Last Days in the Desert
Sunday, July 10 at 7:15pm

Faith in Film series--Hosted by Rev. Scott Hennessy, a film buff and teacher, and the priest at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Norfolk.

Writer and director Rodrigo Garcia has faithfully reimagined a chapter of Jesus from his forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus (Ewan McGregor) struggles with the Devil, also played by McGregor, over the fate of an ordinary family in crisis, setting for himself a dramatic test with distinctly human conflicts. (PG-13, 98 mins)

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Genius
 Genius
From Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan (The Aviator, Hugo, Skyfall) and acclaimed Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage in his feature film debut, comes this stirring drama about the complex friendship between the world-renowned book editor Maxwell Perkins (who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway) and the larger-than-life literary giant Thomas Wolfe. Based on the biography ‘Max Perkins: Editor of Genius’ by A. Scott Berg, Genius stars Colin Firth as Perkins, Jude Law as Wolfe, Nicole Kidman as Aline Bernstein, a costume designer sharing a tumultuous relationship with Wolfe, Laura Linney as Louise Perkins, Max’s wife and a talented playwright, Guy Pearce as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dominic West as Ernest Hemingway. (PG13, 104 mins)

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Maggie`s Plan
 Maggie`s Plan
Writer/director Rebecca Miller (The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The Ballad of Jack and Rose) returns with a witty, modern romantic comedy. Greta Gerwig stars as Maggie Hardin, a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker working in education, who without success in finding love, decides now is the time to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding (Ethan Hawke), an anthropology professor and struggling novelist, Maggie falls in love for the first time and adjusts her plans for motherhood. Complicating matters, John is in an unhappy marriage with Georgette (Julianne Moore), an ambitious academic who is driven by her work. With some help from Maggie's eccentric and hilarious best friends, married couple Tony and Felicia (Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph), Maggie sets in motion a new plan that intertwines their lives and connects them in surprising and humorous ways. Maggie’s Plan is a sweet, sophisticated and funny exploration of the unexpected complexities of modern romance, mixing heart and humor in a story of the delightful variability of relationships over the course of time. (R, 98 mins)

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Unlocking The Cage
 Unlocking The Cage
Wednesday, July 6 at 7:15pm – 'New Non-Fiction Film'

Civil rights lawyer Steven Wise has the unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. Arguing that cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins and elephants have the capacity for limited personhood rights, Steve and his legal team are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform a chimpanzee from a ‘thing’ with no rights to a ‘person’ with legal protections. Legendary filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker (Don’t Look Back) and Chris Hegedus (The War Room) have captured a monumental shift in our culture, as the public and judicial system show increasing receptiveness to Steve’s impassioned arguments. (91 mins)

Post-film discussion:
Gabe Walters is Counsel and Manager of Legislative Affairs for the PETA Foundation, and he advocates for animal rights in legislatures and courts across the country.
Tripp York, Ph.D. is an instructor of Religious Studies at Va Wesleyan College and ODU. His latest book is 'The End of Captivity?'

“Thoughtful, compelling and heroic. The film made me proud to be a primate.” - Jon Stewart

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Mal Vincent Classic Film Festival
 Mal Vincent Classic Film Festival
A series of classic films hosted by the Virginian-Pilot's film and theater critic Mal Vincent on Monday night in July and August (also shows Tuesday afternoons without Mal, with matinee showtimes to be announced each week.) This year's series kicks off July 11th.

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