Weekly Update

Weekly Update – Holiday Extras

At The Tull Family Theater:

Tonight's Classic Tuesdays screening at 7:30 is Breakfast at Tiffany's (NR), with the feel and sounds of the 1960s. The next Classic Tuesday: The Wizard of Oz (G) on Nov. 14 at 7:30 comes with an incentive for generations to attend together.

For ONE WEEK ONLY, The Tull Family Theater welcomes the vivid and thought-provoking documentary, Jane (PG), about the life and work of Jane Goodall. The film has won many awards and received a rare 100% on RottenTomatoes.com.

Mythology mixes with action in a fight for the survival of an entire civilization in Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13), playing through Tuesday, Nov. 21. A favorite of The Tull Family Theater's patrons, Loving Vincent (PG-13) will have its final showing on Thursday, Nov. 16. Your last chance to view Breathe (PG-13), the surprisingly joy-filled film based on a true story of a young man with polio is Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 2:15. Victoria and Abdul (PG-13) will wave goodbye on Thursday, Nov. 9.

Cultural Screenings: The popular opera-on-screen series continues with Puccini's La Bohème (NR) on Thursday, Nov. 9, and an encore on Sunday, Nov. 19. A documentary about a landmark year in The Paris Opera (NR) will show on Sunday, Nov. 12. Cultural Screening tickets are discounted by the theater to $15 a person.

See holiday favorites on the big screen this year, including  a sing-along version of The Sound of Music (G), National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (PG-13) and more! Also advance tickets are being pre-sold for major new releases: Justice League (PG-13) with a Sneak Preview on Thursday, Nov. 14; Disney-Pixar's Coco (PG); and Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Veterans Day: Active military and veterans receive regular ticket discounts with military ID. On Saturday, Nov. 11, they'll also get a free small bag of popcorn.

 

Jane

PG | 1h 30min | Documentary, Biography

Director: Brett Morgen
Starring: Jane Goodall

Despite dozens of documentaries, never-before-screened footage tells about the life and work of Jane Goodall with Jane (PG).

"Whatever you know about Jane Goodall, there's more to learn from Jane, a gorgeous documentary devoted to the life of the famed primatologist and her life's work with chimpanzees," says CNN.

As a young girl, Goodall loved, studied and sketched animals. Because she couldn't afford college, she attended secretarial school. Not letting go of her passion, she approached world-known anthropologist Louis Leakey about working in Africa, and landed funding to study chimpanzees there. A trail blazer in many ways, she earned a Ph.D. from Cambridge University without ever receiving an undergraduate degree.

Goodall, now 83, was in the wilds at a time when, National Geographic says, "women typically were discouraged from pursuing careers in science."

With the "abundant," fresh footage, says the New York Times, "Jane will delight those familiar with Ms. Goodall and provide a vibrant introduction for newcomers."

"For all the advancements that Goodall brought to our understanding of chimpanzees," the Washington Post observes,"the real lesson of Jane may be that it is connection—whether among humans or chimpanzees—that is the true measure of a species."

Friday, November 10
1:30 | 5:45
Saturday, November 11
3:45 | 8:00
Sunday, November 12
2:45 | 7:15
Monday, November 13
6:30
Tuesday, November 14
3:15 | 5:00
Wednesday, November 15
3:45 | 7:45
Thursday, November 16
1:15 | 5:00

Thor: Ragnarok

PG-13 | 2h 10min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett

Thor, son of the Norse god Odin (yes, that's Anthony Hopkins under the eye patch and beard), is back! Variety deems this latest release "easily the best of the Thor movies."

Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch and Pittsburgh native Jeff Goldblum are part of what RogerEbert.com calls "the overqualified supporting cast."

Reviewers' consensus is that this film is fun and funny. " Thor: Ragnarok manages to poke fun at the constant churn of myth and entertainment of which the movie itself is a part," says Village Voice.

Tuesday, November 7
2:00 | 4:30 | 7:00
Wednesday, November 8
2:00 | 4:30 | 7:00
Thursday, November 9
2:00 | 4:30 | 7:00
Friday, November 10
1:00 | 3:30 | 6:00 | 8:30
Saturday, November 11
1:00 | 3:30 | 6:00 | 8:30
Sunday, November 12
2:00 | 4:30 | 7:00
Monday, November 13
6:00
Tuesday, November 14
2:00 | 4:30 | 7:00
Wednesday, November 15
2:00 | 4:30 | 7:00
Thursday, November 16
2:00 | 4:30 | 7:00

Loving Vincent

PG-13 | 1h 34min | Animation, Biography, Crime

Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
Starring: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk

The world's first oil-painted, animated feature film, Loving Vincent  brings to life the paintings and inhabitants of Vincent van Gogh's work. A resounding patron response, including many seeing the film for the second time, has kept this picture on the screen at The Tull Family Theater—a clear sign that a film is worthwhile.

Patron Kelly Bellini of Mount Lebanon is planning to be one of those second-timers before Loving Vincent closes on Thursday, Nov. 16. "As an art educator and appreciator, it was very fascinating how they incorporated van Gogh's art into the story," she says.

Tuesday, November 7
5:00
Wednesday, November 8
7:15
Thursday, November 9
5:00
Friday, November 10
3:45 | 8:00
Saturday, November 11
1:30 | 5:45
Sunday, November 12
4:45
Monday, November 13
4:30
Tuesday, November 14
1:15
Wednesday, November 15
1:45 | 5:45
Thursday, November 16
3:00

Classic Tuesdays

Breakfast at Tiffany's

NR | 1h 55min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director: Blake Edwards
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal

In Breakfast at Tiffany's, a young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way. "It had a sense of style that will always linger. It is also beloved because it is buoyed by a certain wistfulness that is unforgettable," said Britain's Telegraph on the film's 50th anniversary.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is an ensemble of giants: stars Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, a novella by Truman Capote, and the haunting Moon River theme, one of the most beloved songs of Aliquippa High School graduate Henry Mancini. Injecting jazz elements into many orchestral compositions, Mancini drew wide recognition for his work: four Oscars, 20 Grammies and a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award, a Golden Globe, a Hollywood Star and a commemorative postage stamp. Recapture that memorable, poignant scene with Audrey Hepburn, the fire escape and us!

Tuesday, November 7
7:30

The Wizard of Oz

G | 1h 42min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor
Starring: Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley

How many generations can you gather together to watch Dorothy, Toto and friends? For The Wizard of Oz and all holiday classics, the theater will give free tickets to the family bringing the most generations to the shows. In the event of a tie, the family with the eldest relative will win, with the family receiving one free ticket for each generation represented. Brave the witches, flying monkeys and poppy fields for some family bonding.

“In truth, any opportunity to see the film on the big screen is welcome,” says Entertainment Weekly. As a family outing, the event may be unparalleled, says Newsday. “Any reason to show your children The Wizard of Oz on a big screen seems like a good one.”

Tuesday, November 14
7:30 p.m.

Cultural Screenings

Puccini's La Bohème

2h 35min with intermission | Recorded live on stage

Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Director: Richard Jones

Starring: Michael Fabiano, Nicole Car

Fans of the Broadway musical RENT will find the plot of the opera La Bohème familiar as the source material for the musical. When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.

Acclaimed director Richard Jones  directs a new production of Puccini’s La Bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focuses on the lives of young artists as they eke out an existence in Paris, the artistic capital of the 19th century.

The Independent rates this work as a five-star performance, saying "Jones takes a work by the scruff of its neck and makes of it something startlingly new."

Thursday, November 9
7:30
Sunday, November 19
12:30

The Paris Opera

NR | 1h 50min | DocumentaryDirector: Jean-Stéphane Bron

Starring: Stéphane Lissner, Benjamin Millepied
French and English with English subtitles

This documentary follows the first season (2015-16) of new director Stéphane Lissner’s tenure, who arrived with the goal to make the Paris Opera less of an elitist institution and more appealing to younger audiences. The first production, Moses and Aaron, has the added edge of a live bull on stage, which the trainer warns could crush people if he acts up.

But other humans proved a greater danger. At the company’s first performance after the Paris terror attacks that killed 137 on Nov. 15, 2015, the San Francisco Chronicle reported, “Lissner tells a sold-out crowd, ‘What better response than to perform—perform, perform, perform. … The world of live performance is stronger than their barbarity.’” Lasting nearly 350 years, the Paris Opera lives on.

“…Certainly, it’s a must for opera fans,” proclaims the Chronicle.

Sunday, November 12
12:30 p.m.

Sneak Peek

Justice League

PG-13 | 2 hr 1min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa

In Justice League, the latest superhero epic, Bruce Wayne/Batman (Ben Affleck) is fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman. He enlists the help of newfound ally, Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) to face an even greater enemy.

Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. Despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late. The action picture arrives for a sneak preview and stays for a full run.

Thursday, November 16
7:30

Coming Thanksgiving Week

Coco

PG | 1h 49min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Directors: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
Starring: Edward James Olmos, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach

Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, 12-year-old Miguel Rivera holds onto his dream of becoming a musician. In a twist on Day of the Dead celebrations, Miguel and his dog, Dante, end up entering the Land of the Dead, where he tries to learn of his shoemaker family ‘s hatred of music. “Steeped in Mexican culture and folklore, the production ranks among Disney-Pixar’s most engaging efforts,” says Hollywood Reporter of the “truly resplendent Coco.”

Not only “Pixar’s most original effort since Inside Out, it’s also among its most emotionally resonant, touching on themes of belonging common to Finding Dory and Toy Story 3. …The gorgeous production also boasts vibrant visuals and a peerless voice cast populated almost entirely by Mexican and Latino actors.”

“Expect Pixar's latest to continue the studio's tradition of stunning visuals and emotional stories,” says Common Sense Media. “But there will also likely be intense scenes with ghosts, skeletons and other supernatural aspects that could be too much for younger/more sensitive viewers.”

Coming in December

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Director: Rian Johnson

Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver

You know you're going to watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi and see the latest adventures of Rey and company. Please support the nonprofit Tull Family Theater with your patronage.

 

Thursday, December 14
7:00
Friday, December 15
12:00  | 3:00 |  6:00 | 9:00
Saturday, December 16
12:00  | 3:00 |  6:00 | 9:00
Sunday, December 17
1:00 | 4:00 | 7:00
Monday, December 18
6:00
Tuesday, December 19
1:00 | 4:00 | 7:00
Wednesday, December 20
1:00 | 4:00 | 7:00
Thursday, December 21
1:00 | 4:00 | 7:00

Tickets now available!

CULTURAL SCREENINGS

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11/9 & 11/19

11/12

CLASSIC TUESDAYS

ALL CLASSICS ARE 

 

11/30 & 12/10

11/7 

HOLIDAY CLASSICS ALL HOLIDAY CLASSICS ARE 

 11/24 SING-ALONG * at 10:30 a.m. 11/25 at 10:30 a.m.

You know the songs by heart and will at least HUM-along. So start practicing for the sing-out-loud version, with conductor Lou Valenzi, on 11/24!

 

12/5 at 7:30

12/12 at 7:30

  

12/19 at 7:30

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