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Sing Street
 Sing Street
Director John Carney (Once, Begin Again) returns to his Irish roots in his new  comedy. Set in Dublin during the 1980s, 14-year-old Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) tries to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised - calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of that decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos. (PG13, 106 mins)

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The Meddler
 The Meddler
With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini (Susan Sarandon) has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori (Rose Byrne), a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when Lori is forced to demand personal boundaries, Marnie is left to find new ways to channel her eternal optimism and generosity. In so doing she changes the lives of others and along the way enriches her own life when she develops a relationship with a new male friend played by J.K. Simmons (Oscar winner for Whiplash). (PG13, 100 mins)


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Concert: A Beethoven Journey
 Concert: A Beethoven Journey
Sunday, May 22 presented with WHRO

From filmmaker Phil Grabsky (In Search of Mozart, In Search of Beethoven) comes a new documentary that follows the global tour of world-class pianist Leif Ove Andsnes over a period of several years. The film shows his search for the definitive interpretation of Beethoven's five concertos that Andsnes performs in collaboration with major orchestras the world over. The film seeks to reveal Beethoven in a way rarely seen before and bears witness to what is increasingly being regarded as one of the greatest interpretations ever of these five great pieces of music. (92 mins)

Film Introduction by Dwight Davis of WHRO.

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Florence and the Uffizi Gallery
 Florence and the Uffizi Gallery
Tuesday, May 17 at 7:15pm – 'Exhibition On Screen'
Presented with Chrysler Museum

The most beautiful and representative works of art of the Italian Renaissance are seen in in this journey through the city that was once the cradle of civilization. We experience the best work of the masters in high definition close-up: Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Raphael, Leonardo, Caravaggio and Botticelli. Particular attention is given to the treasure house containing many of these masterpieces, the Uffizi Gallery. Antonio Natali, director of the Uffizi, who will welcome us inside the Gallery and will detail the key works. The film's narration is provided in the historical role of the dramatically recreated Lorenzo the Magnificent, a mastermind of the Renaissance. (75 mins)


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City of Gold
 City of Gold
Wednesday, May 18 at 7:15pm – New Non-Fiction Film

Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Jonathan Gold is a food writer like no other, passionately celebrating the glorious culinary diversity of multicultural Los Angeles, from Oaxacan grasshopper soup to hand-cut tonkotsu ramen to a particularly unctuous pad see ew. Combing through colorful neighborhoods in his green pickup, Gold sniffs out his next strip-mall discovery and, in the process, uncovers stories of immigrants whose family recipes are helping them build a new American Dream. With inexhaustible curiosity and razor-sharp intellect, Gold opens Angelenos’ eyes to the mouth-watering world around them. (91 mins)
http://www.cityofgolddoc.com

Post-film discussion: Longtime local food critics Marisa and Steve Marsey write for Veer Magazine

"In essence, City of Gold is a celebration of a critic who helped define a city by what it eats. And at a bargain price. So take notes, and dig in." – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone



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Royal Ballet On Screen – Romeo and Juliet
 Royal Ballet On Screen – Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday, May 11 matinee at 1:00pm
Presented with Virginia Opera

This new Opera Series at the Naro will include premieres of six operas and six ballets from The Royal Opera House in London. Each screening is hosted by much-loved personalities of the Royal Opera House with exclusive interviews and footage from backstage and behind the scenes.

ROMEO AND JULIET This beautiful Royal Ballet production is the first ballet in our new series that will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece. The love-struck Romeo will be danced by Australian Principal Steven McRae and his beautiful Juliet by American Principal Sarah Lamb. The gripping score is by Prokofiev. 'Royal Ballet On Screen' is presented with Virginia Opera. (160 mins including two intermissions)

Doors open at 12:40pm
Tickets at door – $10 for all seats. No advance ticket sales.


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Catching The Sun
 Catching The Sun
Wednesday, May 11 presented with Virginia Chapter of Sierra Club

The global race to lead the clean energy future is seen through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. as well as China and Germany. We see unemployed American workers participating in a solar jobs training program in order to find jobs in the solar industry. But the U.S. is playing catch-up in the trillion dollar global energy transition. How will the U.S. actually be able to build a clean energy economy? (75 mins)

Post-film discussion:

"One notion underlying Shalini Kantayya’s winning documentary, Catching the Sun, is that solar power is not only a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels but can also effectively curtail unemployment."
– Andy webster, The New York Times

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The First Monday In May
 The First Monday In May
Tuesday, May 10 at 7:15pm presented with Chrysler Museum

THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY This new documentary follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended fashion exhibition in history, "China: Through The Looking Glass," an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi (Ivory Tower, Page One) captures the collision of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events chaired every year by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Featuring a cast of fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano as well as a host of contemporary pop icons like Rihanna, the movie dives into the debate about whether fashion should be viewed as art. (90 mins)

"The whole film is a delicious excuse to gawk – at the magnificent costumes, at the diplomatic dance of museum personnel and party planners, and at the sumptuous squish of so many egos sharing space." – Kimberly Jones, Austin Chronicle



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