Special Events

Monday, April 20 at 6:30 PM

The Michael Dively Social Justice and Diversity Endowment at the
Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and Tropic Cinema Present

4 Nights 4 Justice
Some Justice for All.  Less Justice for Some.

A Series of Four Films Presented by Filmmakers

Champagne Receptions with Filmmakers at 6:30 PM
Filmmaker Q&A’s Follow Every Screening

DAMNATION
Directed by Travis Rummel

From the end of the Great Depression, America has built dams -- about 80,000 of them cover the U. S.  Imposing and impervious, dams provide hydroelectric power and tame unpredictable rivers.  But as dams age, their legitimacy has also weakened in public discourse.  They destroy natural fisheries and ecosystems and enrich a few government and energy interests.  Some environmental groups encourage lawmakers to get rid of dams – some advocate doing it themselves.

“4 Nights 4 Justice” is funded, in part, by Holly S. Merrill and W. Ann Reynolds

General Admission $18 – Tropic Members $15

Monday, April 20 at 6:30pm

Classic Movie Series: CHARADE(1963)

Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn star in this stylish comedy-thriller directed by Stanley Donen, very much in a Hitchcock vein. Grant plays Peter Joshua, who meets Reggie Lampert (Hepburn) in Paris and later offers to help her when she discovers that her husband has been murdered.

Hosted by Craig Wanous
Tickets $10, Members $7

Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30pm

A Special Screening of
BALLET 422

Directed by: Jody Lee Lipes

Cinematographer and documentarian Jody Lee Lipes crafts an intimate, fly-on-the-wall documentary offering a rare peek into the highly-guarded world of professional ballet. The film shadows Justin Peck, the 25-year old choreographer of the New York City Ballet, as he undertakes the Herculean task of creating the company's 422nd original piece while simultaneously fulfilling his role as a Corps de Ballet member. Lipes chronicles Peck's creative process from its embryonic stages to its highly anticipated premiere, quietly observing as he balances a roster of musicians, designers, and dancers from this famed institution. Ballet 422 is a powerful celebration of the skill and endurance of Peck and his fellow NYCB dancers-as well as those who remain hidden in the wings.

Tickets $11.50, Members $8.50

A Special Thanks to Ann Reynolds for Sponsoring this Event!

..Thursday. April 23 at 7:00pm

New York Film Critics Series: The WATER DIVINER

Peter Travers from Rolling Stone will Interview Russel Crowe in a live telecast.

7:00pm Preshow, 7:30 Screening
Directed & Starring Russell Crowe

An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.

Tickets $20, Tropic Members $18

Monday, April 27 at 6:30pm

Classic Movie Series: TWO FOR THE ROAD (1967)

Starring Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney

A couple in the south of France non-sequentially spin down the highways of infidelity in their troubled ten-year marriage.

Hosted by Craig Wanous

Tickets $10, Members $7

..Tuesday. May 12 at 7:00pm

New York Film Critics Series: EVERY SECRET THING w/ Diane Lane, Dakota Fanning, Amy Berg, Fran McDormand

7:00pm Preshow, 7:30 Screening

A detective looks to unravel a mystery surrounding missing children and the prime suspects: two young women who, seven years ago, were put away for an infant's death.

Tickets $20, Tropic Members $18

Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30pm

Performance onScreen Series: CAESAR & CLEOPATRA

CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA is a witty and seductive comedy about the relationship between a veteran Roman political strategist and an enchanting Egyptian teenage queen. Stratford's production was hailed by The New York Times as "the climactic event in the company's impressive current season." Now movie audiences can witness the acclaimed performance of legendary Canadian actor Christopher Plummer, and experience the drama, intrigue and comedy of George Bernard Shaw's celebrated play. The production also stars Nikki M. James, who later went on to receive the 2011 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon. The high quality production captures the true experience of witnessing Shaw's celebrated play on the prestigious Stratford Festival stage.

Tickets $20, Members $18

 

Tuesday, June 9 at 6:30pm

Performance onScreen Series: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY: THE MUSICAL (2:40)

Pearl Harbor, 1941, where the girls sing “don’cha like Hawaii”, the men of G Company sing the blues, and where even on an army base, love and desire are never very far away. When the troubled Private Prewitt falls for the kind hearted escort club girl Lorene, and when his platoon sergeant, Warden, embarks on a dangerous affair with his commanding officer’s wife, Karen, the lives of both men are set on a course they cannot control.

As war approaches, the worlds of the four lovers and the soldiers of G Company are dramatically ripped apart. Sir Tim Rice’s magnificent new musical From Here To Eternity is adapted from one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century; a gripping tale of illicit love and army life which translates in to a breath-taking, romantic and excitingly original show, set to join the front rank of great musicals.

Tickets $20, Members $18

 

Tuesday, June 23 at 6:30pm

Performance onScreen Series: SHOWBOAT (Rising Alt not confirmed)

ConductorJohn DeMain, DirectorFrancesca Zambello

ChoreographerMichele Lynch

CastHeidi Stober | Michael Todd Simpson | Bill Irwin | Patricia Racette | Angela Renée Simpson | Morris Robinson

Number of actsMusical in 2 acts, Total running time2h 24min

Running time by actAct I: 1h 24 min | Act II: 1h, Sung inEnglish

A true classic of American musical theater, this tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920s is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of the bitter legacy of racism. Director Francesca Zambello’s grand-scale production is “a triumph—a stylish, fast-paced and colorful show that had the capacity audience on its feet, cheering loud and long” (Chicago Classical Review). The magnificent Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II score, which includes such classic songs as “Ol’ Man River,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” “Make Believe” and “You Are Love,” will sound glorious “under the authoritative baton of music-theater maestro John  DeMain” (Chicago Tribune). “No one should miss it” (Chicago Sun-Times).

According to General Director David Gockley, “Show Boat will be done in grand opera fashion in the way the creators conceived. The Opera House is—I believe—the appropriate venue for these great classic musicals that require full-voiced, ‘legit’ singing.”

“One memorable song follows another, each an enduring thread in the fabric of American popular culture.” –Chicago Tribune

Tickets $20, Members $18

 

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