7 July 2011

We are very excited to be hosting the Screen Arts Festival, a brand new UK-wide cross arts initiative from Picturehouse Cinemas showcasing a wide range of arts content – ballets, operas, plays, and concerts, both pre-recorded and live.

The festival will also include a number of related films, documentaries and special events....

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Ballet highlights include:

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  • The UK premiere for a brand new restoration of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake from 1966 featuring the legendary partnership of Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn
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  • The UK premiere of an inspiring documentary chronicling Cambodian teenager Sokvannara Sar’s meteoric rise to stardom with the Seattle Ballet - Dancing Across Border
     
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The Opera strand boasts:

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  • Three productions from the Met Opera 2010/2011 season (Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and La Fille du Regiment)
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  • A live production of Verdi’s epic Nabucco from Sicily
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  • Another chance to see the acclaimed modernized Don Giovanni from Glyndebourne
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  • A classic Three Tenors concert from 1990.
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From Theatre comes:

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  • A one-off repeat show of the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard starring Zoe Wannamaker,
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  • Three stunning productions from last year’s acclaimed season at the Globe Theatre (Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, The Merry Wives of Windsor)
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The Festival also offers the following film gems:

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  • A Q&A with the legendary Sir David Attenborough tied to the first UK-wide cinema screening of Flying Monsters, the BAFTA winning doc about flying dinosaurs
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  • A rare chance to see Orson Welles’ lost 1965 masterpiece Chimes at Midnight – a brand new, never seen before restoration
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  • A pair of visually ravishing films about Renaissance art – the UK premiere of Lech Majewski’s striking new film about Pieter Breugel The Mills and the Cross (UK premiere) and Peter Greenaway’s 2007 Rembrandt film Nightwatching
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  • The UK premiere of the Roger Corman documentary – Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel
     
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