Wow! What a Week Ahead: ANNA KARENINA & A LATE QUARTER Open Friday, Nov 20; & Mary Pickford in SPARROWS One Show Only, 7:30pm Thursday Dec 6

ANNA KARANINA is the third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with acclaimed director Joe Wright, following the award-winning box office successes Pride & Prejudice and Atonement, is a bold, theatrical new vision of the epic story of love, adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s timeless novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard. The story powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart. As Anna (Ms. Knightley) questions her happiness and marriage, change comes to all around her. — (C) Focus trailer

When the beloved cellist of a world-renowned string quartet receives a life changing diagnosis, the group’s future suddenly hangs in the balance: suppressed emotions, competing egos, and uncontrollable passions threaten to derail years of friendship and collaboration. As they are about to play their 25th anniversary concert, quite possibly their last, only their intimate bond and the power of music can preserve their legacy. Inspired by and structured around Beethoven’s Opus 131 String Quartet in C-sharp minor, A LATE QUARTET pays homage to chamber music and the cultural world of New York. An outstanding ensemble cast, including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Christopher Walken, lends weight and depth to A Late Quartet’s melodramatic script, and the result is insightful and emotionally satisfying. © Rotten Tomatoes trailer

 

Mark your calendars now for a very special event: Thursday, December 6 at 7:30pm the Kentucky Theatre in conjunction with the Library of Congress presents Mary Pickford’s 1926 classic SPARROWS. Live organ accompaniment provided by Ben Model. Christel Schmidt, editor of Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies (co-published by the Library of Congress and the University Press of Kentucky) will present the program and sign copies of her book. Admission is $8 and advance tickets are available on-line by clicking on the button on the right. trailer

 

 

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