The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.
SYNOPSIS FOR 'BOLSHOI BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER'
Captured live the same day from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, The Nutcracker comes to cinemas across the U.S.
On Christmas Eve, Marie’s Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince, and together their wonderful adventure begins. The Nutcracker invites audiences of all ages on a magical journey, through a world of enchantment, complete with dancing snowflakes and dolls that have come to life, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. The timeless holiday classic returns to the Bolshoi stage this December.
SYNOPSIS FOR 'THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD'
Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Pictures have partnered to bring Academy Award® winner Peter Jackson’s poignant WWI documentary They Shall Not Grow Old to The Clover.
Jackson recorded a special introduction to the film—which he has called his most personal—offering his perspective on why the film is important for audiences, who have never experienced WWI footage as anything but grainy black & white…and silent. In “They Shall Not Grow Old,” Jackson opens a window to the past in a way that has never been seen or heard before, noting, “Restoration is a humanizing process.” The screening will be immediately followed by special content offering firsthand insights into what went into this groundbreaking feat of research, filmmaking and storytelling.
The acclaimed documentary is an extraordinary look at the soldiers and events of the Great War, using film footage captured at the time, now presented in a way the world has never seen. By utilizing state-of-the-art restoration, colorization and 3D technologies, and pulling from 600 hours of BBC archival interviews, Jackson puts forth an intensely gripping, immersive and authentic experience through the eyes and voices of the British soldiers who lived it.
SYNOPSIS FOR 'THE MET OPERA: LA TRAVIATA'
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love.
Language: Italian, with English subtitles
SYNOPSIS FOR 'NEVER-ENDING MAN: HAYAO MIYAZAKI'
The Academy Award®-winning director of Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and My Neighbor Totoro goes on a new adventure.
In 2013, Academy Award®-winning film director and animator Hayao Miyazaki suddenly announced his retirement at the age of 72. But he can’t shake his burning desire to create. After an encounter with young CGI animators, Miyazaki embarks on a new project to utilize CGI for the first time ever. But the artist, who has been adamant about hand-drawn animation, confronts many challenges that threaten to cancel the film. Can an old master who thinks he’s past his prime shine once again? This program goes behind the scenes over two years as Miyazaki overcomes struggles to create his short film Boro the Caterpillar using CGI.
SYNOPSIS FOR 'GEORGE TAKEI’S ALLEGIANCE'
Straight from its Broadway run and inspired by the true-life experience of its star George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes), Allegiance follows one family’s extraordinary journey in this untold American story. Their loyalty was questioned, their freedom taken away, but their spirit could never be broken. Rejoice in one family’s triumphant story of hope, love, and forgiveness in this groundbreaking musical.
Experience George Takei’s ground-breaking Broadway musical on the big screen, featuring an exclusive conversation with the creative team.
SYNOPSIS FOR 'JIM HENSON’S HOLIDAY SPECIAL'
Celebrate the holidays with Jim Henson! Two beloved specials have been remastered and are coming to the big screen, Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas and The Bells of Fraggle Rock. The event includes an all-new featurette with a special guest!
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
Based on a book by Russell and Lillian Hoben, this beloved Christmas story, with music from Paul Williams and an all-puppet cast of woodland creatures, tells the story of Ma and Emmet Otter - a family that has little more than each other. When a talent show is held in town, a fifty-dollar prize gives them each hope of buying the other a real present this year.
The Bells of Fraggle Rock
Deftly addressing the melancholy many people feel during the holidays as they struggle to find meaning in the special time of year "The Bells of Fraggle Rock" begins as Gobo Fraggle wonders why he doesn't have his normal excitement over The Festival of the Bells, the most wonderful day of the year for Fraggles. Though his friends try to cheer him up, Gobo ventures on an expedition to the center of Fraggle Rock - a journey that teaches him the importance of individual faith.
SYNOPSIS FOR 'BUTTONS: A NEW MUSICAL FILM'
Buttons, a new musical fairy tale film from creator director Tim Janis takes you on a journey to discover that sometimes believing can be the greatest adventure of all!
During a time of robber barons, mills, and rising industry, two orphan children meet two unexpected visitors (Dick Van Dyke & Angela Lansbury) who turn the tide of events and change their lives forever.
Narrated by Robert Redford and Kate Winslet, the film also features actors Abigail Spencer, Jane Seymour, Roma Downey, Ioan Gruffudd, Katie McGrath, Robert Picardo, Charles Shaughnessy, Paul Greene, John de Lancie, and "Nova" a song written by Sir Paul McCartney. The film introduces Alivia Clark, Noelle Parker, Devlin Stark, Reilly Anspaugh, and Tom Rhoads.
Includes a special tribute to legendary dancer, director and choreographer Gene Kelly, hosted by Kelly’s wife and biographer Patricia Ward Kelly. Join Patricia as she shares intimate, behind-the-scenes stories about some of her husband’s most popular and universally beloved movies.
SYNOPSIS FOR 'NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: ANTONY & CLEOPATRA'
Captured live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.
Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.
Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.
SYNOPSIS FOR 'ALLEGIANCE TO BROADWAY'
Allegiance to Broadway follows Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione along with the Broadway musical Allegiance’s creative team from page to stage as they grapple with the tough subject matter of this shameful period in American history, and their obligation to maintaining and furthering George Takei’s legacy.
From rehearsals to marketing meetings and everywhere in between, this documentary sheds a light on the tough nature of show business and the creative decisions that all Broadway producers must face when trying to navigate the rough waters of Broadway.
SYNOPSIS FOR 'IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE'
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
SYNOPSIS FOR 'AQUAMAN'
Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.
SYNOPSIS FOR 'BUMBLEBEE'
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.
SYNOPSIS FOR 'SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE'
Spider-Man crosses parallel dimensions and teams up with the Spider-Men of those dimensions to stop a threat to all reality.
SYNOPSIS FOR 'MARY POPPINS RETURNS'
Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.
SYNOPSIS FOR 'WIDOWS'
Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
SYNOPSIS FOR 'RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET'
Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph", Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.
SYNOPSIS FOR 'CREED II'
Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned light heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.
SYNOPSIS FOR 'FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD'
The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series set in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander.
SYNOPSIS FOR 'WHITE CHRISTMAS'
A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.
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