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CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU Q&A's this Weekend with Police Guitarist Andy Summers

Based on his acclaimed memoir, CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU follows Andy Summers' journey from his early days in the ‘60s music scene, to chance encounters with drummer Stewart Copeland and bassist Sting, which led to the formation of The Police. Throughout the band’s career Summers captured its history with his candid photographs. Utilizing rare archival footage and insights from the guitarist’s side of the stage, the film brings together past and present as the band members reunite for a global reunion tour in 2007. Mr. Summers and CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU producer Norman Golightly will participate in Q&A's this weekend on the following s [...]
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MAN FROM RENO Q&A's at the Royal and Playhouse Opening Weekend

A stranger in the increasingly strange city of San Francisco, Japanese crime novelist Aki (Ayako Fujitani of Tokyo!) is unsure of precisely what role she has to play in a real-life murder mystery involving ambiguous MacGuffins and amorphous identities. Unfolding in lonely places such as bookshops and hotel bars, Dave Boyle's (Surrogate Valentine, White On Rice, Big Dreams Little Tokyo) moody thriller MAN FROM RENO uncovers exhilarating new takes on genre conventions. We are opening MAN FROM RENO on Friday, March 27 at the Royal and Playhouse. The filmmaker and lead actors will participate in Q&A's on the following schedule: Playhous [...]
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SAGRADA: THE MYSTERY OF CREATION: Antoni Gaudi's 19th Century Vision Closing in on Completion

One of the most iconic and enduring human structures ever built, Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia is a unique and fascinating architectural project conceived by Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century. More than 125 years after construction began, the basilica still remains unfinished. SAGRADA celebrates Gaudi’s vision and the continuing work of countless laborers, artisans, designers and architects as they strive to complete the colossal project while delving into the mysterious process of artistic creation. We are opening SAGRADA on Friday, April 3rd at our Playhouse 7 theater. The BBC just posted this short video about how the Sagrada's [...]
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EFFIE GRAY Opens Chain-Wide April 3; Royal Q&A with Twice Oscar-Nominated EFFIE GRAY Costume Designer Ruth Myers

In EFFIE GRAY, actress-screenwriter Emma Thompson portrays the forbidden realms of Victorian society through the true story of the marriage of Effie Gray and renowned art critic John Ruskin, exposing a secret world of unrequited passion hidden behind the veil of an opulent public life. Set in an era when neither divorce nor homosexuality were tolerated, EFFIE GRAY is the story of a beautiful young woman coming of age, and finding her own voice in a world where women were expected to be seen but not heard. Within the lush environs of a world brimming with art, painting, high society and feverishly bucolic scenes of the Scottish countryside, EF [...]
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Actor-Writer-Director Pif on his Feature Film Debut THE MAFIA ONLY KILLS IN SUMMER

THE MAFIA ONLY KILLS IN SUMMER is a subversive, irreverent Italian film about Arturo, a young boy whose obsession with the Mafia’s casual presence in his city surpasses even his passion for Flora, the beautiful schoolmate who remains his main love interest until adulthood. The filmmaker uses Arturo’s unrequited love story as the vehicle to narrate the most tragic events in Italy’s recent history, starting with the Cosa Nostra’s criminal actions in Sicily in the ’70s, including their notorious murders of judges. THE MAFIA ONLY KILLS IN SUMMER, which we will open at the Royal, Playhouse and Town Center on March 27, was directed, narrated and [...]
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