If you can’t make it out to enjoy the charm of the Fringe, stay at home and have a little theatre binge.
Me & Orson Welles
What a whirl, what a world! High schooler Richard Samuels lucks into a role in a daring Broadway production of Julius Caesar. Cues, staging, rehearsals, romance, rivalries; he has a lot to learn. And the first thing to learn is never upstage Mercury Theatre’s genius director, 22-year-old Orson Welles.
Tensions abound and the music swells in the story about the famous musical team of Gilbert and Sullivan. The two men who were extremely different in size and stature were even more different in temperament and style. Yet, they still managed to create memorable theater. This is the story of the making of one of their most famous collaborations, The Mikado.
Jane Austen in Manhattan
Rival theater companies compete to produce their own unique versions of Jane Austen’s childhood play, ‘Sir Charles Grandison’. George Midash buys the play’s manuscript at Sotheby’s for Pierre, the head of the avant-garde theater troupe. Another troupe, headed by the traditional Lilianna Zorska, strives to produce their own version of the play. In her first role, a young actress is manipulated by Pierre to join his company. When Lilianna decides to match wits with Pierre, events begin to mirror those that occur with the play itself.
A hitman from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city’s theatre arts scene.
NHL Playoffs Ed.
This year’s playoffs have been nothing but bananalands! Here’s a couple of beauties that you can take home with you this weekend if the conference finals are not enough!
Tough Guy: The Bob Probert Story
An intimate portrait of legendary NHL tough guy Bob Probert, told through exclusive interviews with his family, friends, teammates, and rivals, featuring game footage, news reports, and never-before-seen home movies.
Explores a small Canadian mining town’s eccentric obsession with its legendary junior hockey team, and how the team and the community thrive off one another.
Though you won’t be able to check out and experience the latest addition to Indigenous Film this weekend, you are able to sign-up for the Library’s screening of Three Feathers hosted by the inimitable Richard Van Camp!
Based on the novel of the same name by Richard Van Camp, ‘Three Feathers’ is set and was filmed in Fort Smith. Flinch, Bryce, and Rupert have been sent by their Elders to live nine months on the land. There, the young men learn to take responsibility for their actions and acquire the humility required to return home.
Maria by Callas
The definitive portrait of one of history’s most extraordinarily talented women. Go beyond Callas, the original diva, and meet Maria, the woman who longed for a normal life. Told through private letters, unpublished memoirs, performances and TV interviews, the film is the first to tell the life story of the legendary Greek-American opera singer completely in her own words with never-before-seen footage.
A searing romantic thriller about a young man whose suspicions spin out of control when the free-spirited woman he loves disappears.