• The Metropolitan Opera: Agrippina Encore

    Rating

    Not Rated

    Synopsis

    An encore performance of Handel's Agrippina will be shown in select cinemas nationwide on Wednesday, March 4. As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel's tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar's wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.

    Release Date

    March 4, 2020

    Genre

    Program

    Distributor

    Fathom Events

    Run time does not include previews3 hr 35 min | Program | Not Rated | Special Engagement (The Metropolitan Opera: Agrippina Encore)Special Engagement, No Passes
  • Western Wednesdays: The Magnificent Seven (1960)

    Rating

    Not Rated

    Synopsis

    Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai (1954) is westernized as The Magnificent Seven. Yul Brynner plays Chris, a mercenary hired to protect a Mexican farming village from its annual invasion by bandit Calvera (Eli Wallach). As Elmer Bernstein's unforgettable theme music (later immortalized as the Marlboro Man leitmotif) blasts away in the background, Chris rounds up six fellow soldiers of fortune to help him form a united front against the bandits. The remaining magnificent six are played by Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, Horst Buchholz, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, and (the one that everybody forgets) Brad Dexter. Though jam-packed with action, William Roberts's screenplay pauses long enough to flesh out each of its characters, allowing the audience to pick their own favorites. The Magnificent Seven was followed by three sequels, not to mention dozens of imitations.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

    Director

    John Sturges

    Starring

    Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, Horst Buchholz, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Vladimir Sokoloff, Rosenda Monteros

    Release Date

    March 4, 2020

    Writer

    William Roberts

    Genre

    Western, Action/Adventure , Drama

    Run time does not include previews2 hr 8 min | Western Action/Adventure Drama | Not Rated