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17 Oct 2019

Cinema

Bring a Baby: A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (U)

Will Becher, Richard Phelan

Shaun the Sheep’s highly anticipated return to the big screen heralds the arrival of a visitor from far across the galaxy: the adorable alien LU-LA, who crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm. Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure as he sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home.

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17 Oct 2019

Cinema

Senior Citizen Kane Club: Joker (15)

Todd Phillips

Join us for our Senior's screening of this intimate and introspective character study, which stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime.

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17 Oct 2019

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Scheme Birds (15)

Ellen Fiske & Ellinor Hallin

Lyrical yet unflinching in its gaze, this heartbreakingly tender documentary asks what causes a person to change - and whether it’s ever too late to do so. This screening, presented by Take One Action Film Festivals as part of the University of Dundee’s Festival of the Future, will be followed by an audience discussion.

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19 Oct 2019

Cinema

Discovery Opening Gala: A Minuscule Adventure

Discovery Film Festival

Three years after Minuscule: Valley Of The Lost Ants delighted audiences at Discovery Film Festival 2016, the ant, the ladybird and the spider are back with a brand new adventure.

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20 Oct 2019

Cinema

Relaxed: Shorts for Wee Ones 2019

#DiscoveryFilmFest

Join us for a relaxed screening of this collection of short films, a wonderful mix of stories from around the world, suitable for ages 3+.

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20 Oct 2019

Cinema

Ciné Sunday: Love Beats

#DiscoveryFilmFest

Edu, a young musician who lives in London, returns for ten days to his hometown in Spain to attend his brother's wedding. The return awakens in him the need to recover everything he left behind: especially his connection with his former flame...

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15 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019

Cinema

Subtitled: Joker (15)

Todd Phillips

Batman's iconic arch nemesis finally gets his own film with this chillingly plausible origin story, which serves as a brilliant showcase for star Joaquin Phoenix.

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18 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool (15)

Stanley Nelson

All that jazz - and so much more - 20th century music’s trumpet-playing prince of darkness receives the candid documentary his controversial genius deserves.

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23 Oct 2019

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Lost Lives (15)

Dermot Lavery, Michael Hewitt

This poignant testament to the physical and emotional cost of war centres on the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Lost Lives will be screening with a recorded Q+A from the London Film Festival to mark the 50th anniversary of the start of the conflict in Northern Ireland.

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20 Oct 2019 - 24 Oct 2019

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The Last Tree (15)

Shola Amoo

After a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, Femi, a British teenager of Nigerian heritage, moves to inner London to live with his mum. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, Femi has to figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take, and what it means to be a young black man in London.

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11 Oct 2019 - 24 Oct 2019

Cinema

Joker (15)

Todd Phillips

Batman's iconic arch nemesis finally gets his own film with this chillingly plausible origin story, which serves as a brilliant showcase for star Joaquin Phoenix.

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25 Oct 2019

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The Lost Boys (15)

Joel Schumacher

Get ready for all things 80s this Halloween! Part horror, part teen flick, cult classic The Lost Boys follows brothers, Sam and Michael (Jason Patric) who become involved with a pack of vampires when they move into an offbeat Northern California town.

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26 Oct 2019

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The Footballest

#DiscoveryFilmFest

Based on the popular Spanish children's-book series by Roberto Santiago, this film tells the story of 11-year-old Pakete who becomes a major YouTube sensation – for all the wrong reasons.

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20 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019

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Shorts for Middle Ones 2019

#DiscoveryFilmFest

Always fresh and hugely imaginative, each of the short films in this compendium offers its own unique take on storytelling and dramatic style.

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26 Oct 2019

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The Tingler (15)

William Castle

This classic Hollywood horror stars Vincent Price as an obsessed pathologist who discovers and captures a parasitic creature that grows when fear grips its host - the aptly named Tingler. Screening in celebration of its 60th anniversary - just in time for Halloween!

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26 Oct 2019

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Live from the Met: Manon

Laurent Pelly’s enchanting production, starring exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role, explores the devastating consequences when excess and passion collide.

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27 Oct 2019

Cinema

Relaxed: A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (U)

Will Becher, Richard Phelan

Join us for a relaxed screening of the latest Shaun the Sheep adventure, which sees Shaun up to alien-powered fun with the adorable inter-galactic visitor LU-LA.

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27 Oct 2019

Cinema

Ciné Sunday: The Peanut Butter Falcon (12A)

Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz

Zak, a young man with Down Syndrome, escapes from his care home with the dream of becoming a professional wrestler. He joins forces with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small time outlaw turned unlikely coach along the way in this vivid, Mark Twain-esque adventure.

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14 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019

Cinema

Subtitled: A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (U)

Will Becher, Richard Phelan

Shaun the Sheep’s highly anticipated return to the big screen heralds the arrival of a visitor from far across the galaxy: the adorable alien LU-LA, who crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm. Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure as he sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home.

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27 Oct 2019

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The Silent Revolution

#DiscoveryFilmFest

Based on real events, this is a slow burn thriller that asks the audience at what point is it important to stand up and tell the truth, regardless of the consequences?

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28 Oct 2019

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Western Stars + Bruce Springsteen Q&A (PG)

Thom Zimny , Bruce Springsteen

Touching on themes of love and loss, loneliness and family and the inexorable passage of time, this documentary evokes the American West - both the mythic and the hardscrabble - weaving archival footage and Springsteen's personal narration with song to tell the story of new album Western Stars.

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29 Oct 2019

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Exhibition on Screen: Leonardo - The Works

Phil Grabsky

Marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death: for the first time ever, all of Leonardo’s paintings will be shown in Ultra-HD on the big screen, complete with commentary by the world’s leading experts.

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27 Oct 2019 - 30 Oct 2019

Cinema

Subtitled: The Peanut Butter Falcon (12A)

Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz

Zak, a young man with Down Syndrome, escapes from his care home with the dream of becoming a professional wrestler. He joins forces with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small time outlaw turned unlikely coach along the way in this vivid, Mark Twain-esque adventure.

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14 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019

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A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (U)

Will Becher, Richard Phelan

Shaun the Sheep’s highly anticipated return to the big screen heralds the arrival of a visitor from far across the galaxy: the adorable alien LU-LA, who crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm. Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure as he sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home.

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25 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019

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Non-Fiction (15)

Olivier Assayas

A comedy of art, affairs and midlife crises, director Olivier Assayas' (Personal Shopper, Clouds of Sils Maria) film paints a hilarious and sprightly portrait of high class people with low class values.

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25 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019

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The Peanut Butter Falcon (12A)

Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz

Zak, a young man with Down Syndrome, escapes from his care home with the dream of becoming a professional wrestler. He joins forces with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small time outlaw turned unlikely coach along the way in this vivid, Mark Twain-esque adventure.

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25 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019

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Mystify: Michael Hutchence (15)

Richard Lowenstein

An intimate narrative portrait, imbued with authenticity, warmth and humour, of the internationally renowned INXS frontman, Michael Hutchence.

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31 Oct 2019

Cinema

Let the Right One In (15)

Tomas Alfredson

A 12-year-old boy befriends a mysterious young girl whose appearance in town suspiciously coincides with a horrifying series of murders in this perfect snowstorm of a film; assured yet daring, baldly violent yet subtle and intimate. Relive this horror masterpiece on the big screen this Halloween.

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02 Nov 2019

Cinema

Relaxed: Shorts for Middle Ones 2019

#DiscoveryFilmFest

Join us for a relaxed screening of fresh and hugely imaginative short films, each offering its own unique take on storytelling and dramatic style.

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02 Nov 2019

Cinema

Shorts for Tinies 2019

#DiscoveryFilmFest

Taking just a few of the titles from our Shorts for Wee Ones collection, this 45 minute programme mixes film screenings with fun activities suitable for those up to the age of 5 (and their adults).

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26 Oct 2019 - 02 Nov 2019

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Shorts for Wee Ones 2019

#DiscoveryFilmFest

This collection of short films is a wonderful mix of stories from around the world, suitable for ages 3+.

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02 Nov 2019

Cinema

Singin' in the Rain (U)

Stanley Donan

It’s 1927 in Hollywood and the stuntman-turned-matinee-idol star of Monumental Pictures, Don Lockwood is caught in the bumpy transition from silent films to talkies. When the studio’s attempts to make their own talkie turn disastrous, it’s down to Don, his songwriter best friend Cosmo and ingénue love interest Kathy to save the day… by turning the film into a musical. Full of classic songs like Singin’ in the Rain, Make ‘Em Laugh and Good Morning, Singin’ in the Rain is pure singing, dancing, laughing movie-watching joy.

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02 Nov 2019

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Slut In A Good Way

#DiscoveryFilmFest

Taking a Jane Austen-esque comedy of manners, mixing it with a healthy steal from Aristophanes' classical comedy ‘Lysistrata’, and then firmly planting it in the 21st century world of work leads to a fresh and invigorating exposé of sexual relations in a (still) male-dominated society.

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03 Nov 2019

Cinema

Ciné Sunday: For A Happy Life

#DiscoveryFilmFest

Amel and Mashir, two young people from Brussels, love each other – in secret. How can they save their love without hurting everyone around them?

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03 Nov 2019

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Chuskit

#DiscoveryFilmFest

Sprightly Chuskit’s dream of going to school is cut short when she is rendered a paraplegic after an accident in this fascinating portrait of a very different world.

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03 Nov 2019

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Dilili In Paris

#DiscoveryFilmFestival

A stirring tale of good overcoming evil, in which our young dashing heroine must prove her bravery, determination and street smarts in order to piece together the answers that are evading everyone else.

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04 Nov 2019

Cinema

Connect (15)

Marilyn Edmond

Shot on location in North Berwick, Connect is a heartfelt drama which aims to open conversations around mental health. The film is the directorial debut of Scottish filmmaker Marilyn Edmond, who will be joining us after the film for an audience Q&A.

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07 Nov 2019

Cinema

Bring a Baby: Sorry We Missed You (15)

Ken Loach

Three years after I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach and his long-term collaborators (screenwriter Paul Laverty and producer Rebecca O’Brien) return with another devastatingly powerful portrait of contemporary Britain.

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07 Nov 2019

Cinema

Senior Citizen Kane Club: Sorry We Missed You (15)

Ken Loach

Three years after I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach and his long-term collaborators (screenwriter Paul Laverty and producer Rebecca O’Brien) return with another devastatingly powerful portrait of contemporary Britain.

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13 Oct 2019 - 07 Nov 2019

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By the Grace of God (15)

François Ozon

Francois Ozon's gripping true-life drama tells the story of three men who come together to dismantle the code of silence around historic abuse cases within the Catholic Church.

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01 Nov 2019 - 07 Nov 2019

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Monos (15)

Alejandro Landes

High in the mountains of South America, a motley group of children and teenagers train and wait for instruction, each engaged in a battle for survival. This tense tale of child soldiers from director Alejandro Landes is completely and utterly thrilling.

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09 Nov 2019

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Live from the Met: Madama Butterfly

Anthony Minghella’s vividly cinematic staging of Puccini’s tale of unrequited love returns to our screens featuring soprano Hui He in the devastating title role.

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10 Nov 2019

Cinema

Ciné Sunday: The Aeronauts (PG)

Tom Harper

A breakfast roll, tea/coffee and a thrilling hot-air balloon adventure starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne - we've got you covered this Sunday morning!

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10 Nov 2019

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Harry Birrell Presents Films of Love and War (12A)

Matt Pinder

Matt Pinder’s beautifully composed, captivating documentary explores the world of amateur filmmaker Harry Birrell, who captured his own extraordinary life on camera. We are thrilled to welcome director Matt Pinder and producer Carina Birrell to DCA to present their film and answer audience questions after the screening.

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03 Nov 2019 - 11 Nov 2019

Cinema

Subtitled: Sorry We Missed You (15)

Ken Loach

Three years after I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach and his long-term collaborators (screenwriter Paul Laverty and producer Rebecca O’Brien) return with another devastatingly powerful portrait of contemporary Britain.

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14 Nov 2019

Cinema

Bring a Baby: The Aeronauts (PG)

Tom Harper

Set in 1862 and inspired by true events, The Aeronauts follows wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and headstrong scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne), as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history.

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14 Nov 2019

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Senior Citizen Kane Club: The Aeronauts (PG)

Tom Harper

Set in 1862 and inspired by true events, The Aeronauts follows wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and headstrong scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne), as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history.

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18 Oct 2019 - 14 Nov 2019

Cinema

Sorry We Missed You (15)

Ken Loach

Three years after I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach and his long-term collaborators (screenwriter Paul Laverty and producer Rebecca O’Brien) return with another devastatingly powerful portrait of contemporary Britain. Preview screening presented by Take One Action Film Festivals as part of the University of Dundee’s Festival of the Future.

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08 Nov 2019 - 14 Nov 2019

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A Dog Called Money (15)

Seamus Murphy

As imaginative as the creative process it documents, A Dog Called Money is a uniquely intimate journey through the inspiration, writing and recording of PJ Harvey record The Hope Six Demolition Project.

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23 Nov 2019

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Live from the Met: Akhnaten

Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines as the revolutionary Pharaoh who transformed ancient Egypt in this vivid contemporary production.

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30 Nov 2019

Cinema

CBeebies Christmas Show 2019

Discovery Family Film Club

This winter, follow the trail to your favourite annual CBeebies Christmas Show, back on the big screen for a family-friendly cinema experience!

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01 Dec 2019

Cinema

Relaxed: CBeebies Christmas Show 2019

Discovery Family Film Club

This winter, follow the trail to your favourite annual CBeebies Christmas Show, back on the big screen for a family-friendly cinema experience!

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11 Jan 2020

Cinema

Live from the Met: Wozzeck

After wowing audiences with his astounding production of Lulu in 2015, South African artist William Kentridge now focuses his extraordinary visual imagination on Berg’s other operatic masterpiece, set in an apocalyptic pre–World War I environment.

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14 Jan 2020

Cinema

Exhibition on Screen: Lucian Freud - A Self Portrait

David Bickerstaff

A must-see for anyone interested in 20th-century and 21st-century art, this film explores one of the most highly original and popular artists of recent years - the grandson of Sigmund Freud - who was a key figure in London’s radical post-war art scene.

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24 Jan 2020

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Rob Roy with live music by David Allison (12A)

HippFest on Tour

Join us for Rob Roy, the impressive and rarely screened biopic of one of Scotland’s best-known outlaws, complete with a newly commissioned score by multi-instrumentalist David Allison - performed live!

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01 Feb 2020

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Live from the Met: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles.

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29 Feb 2020

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Pre Opera Talk: Agrippina

Andrew Roger, tutor of opera appreciation courses at the University of Dundee, joins us before Agrippina for an insightful and engaging discussion about the opera.

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29 Feb 2020

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Live from the Met: Agrippina

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads as the imperious title empress in the Met’s first-ever performance of this tale of deception and deceit.

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14 Mar 2020

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Live from the Met: Der Fliegende Holländer

Returning to the Met for the first time since 2012, Sir Bryn Terfel CBE stars as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation in this co-production with L’Opéra de Québec and Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam.

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07 Apr 2020

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Exhibition on Screen: Easter in Art

Phil Grabsky

This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day.

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11 Apr 2020

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Live from the Met: Tosca

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09 May 2020

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Live from the Met: Maria Stuarda

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06 Jul 2020

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Exhibition on Screen: Frida Kahlo

Ali Ray

Made in collaboration with those who knew Frida Kahlo, this highly researched and visually spectacular feature-length film marks her birthday with a worldwide special event screening.

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