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Italian cinematographer-turned-director Mario Bava developed a reputation as a master celluloid illusionist in addition to creating some of the most gothic and haunting films in cinema history. His work influenced that of Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, and Francis Ford Coppola, among a score of others. Credited with spawning the slasher film craze of the '80's, Bava's skill at matte painting and camera trickery earned him revered status as one of the most resourceful directors of his generation whose cinematic compositions are lush and gorgeous as any portrait.

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October 26 - 7:00

November 9 - 7:00

Loving Vincent
Opens Friday, October 20

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Friday, October 20 - Thursday, Otober 26
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Additional opening week shows will go on sale on Monday, October 16th.

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LOVING VINCENT, the world's first fully oil painted feature film, brings the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history's most celebrated artists. More than six years in the making with the help of 125 specially trained painters, LOVING VINCENT is a uniquely animated film composed of 65,000 painted frames. Drawn from meticulous research and inspired by Van Gogh's masterpieces, subjects, and 800 personal letters, LOVING VINCENT captures the world of Van Gogh in a cinematic experience like no other.


Ai Weiwei's
Human Flow

Opens Friday, October 20

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Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. HUMAN FLOW, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration.The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. HUMAN FLOW is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. HUMAN FLOW comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?


Goodbye Christopher Robin

Opens Friday, October 27

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GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will TIlston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?item15

Opens Friday, November 3

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Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall - a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world's most admired conservationists.

"Few films this year offer up such lush and formal components. Morgen has made a film of deep emotional beauty. Required viewing for anyone seeking a classic in the making."- IndieWire

"One of the best documentaries of 2017. An astonishing accomplishment. Morgen is setting the bar for profile documentaries and changing the rules for his field." - RogerEbert.comitem5

Raphael: The Lord of the Arts

Saturday, November 4 - 11:00am
Tuesday, November 7 - 7:00pm

$12 Adults
$10 Friends of the Tivoli Cardholders



The first film adaptation of the life and work of one of the most famous artists in the world, Raphael Sanzio. Few figures in the history of art have lived a life so full of intensity and fascination. He died young, aged 37, and yet managed to leave an indelible mark on the artistic world. In a well-balanced dialogue between historical reconstruction and expert commentary, the film retraces the most significant moments of Raphaels life. Set in 20 locations, two of which are major exclusives - the Vatican Logge and Cardinal Bibbiena's apartment in the Apostolic Palace - the film explores more than 30 works of art, including the most famous and most representative of Raphael's work. Beauty comes to life through the brushwork and enduring genius of one of the most talented artists the world has ever known.


Todd Haynes'
Opens November 10

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Based on Brian Selznick's critically acclaimed novel, Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.item9

Così_fan_tutte_webROYAL OPERA HOUSE
Die Zauberflote
(The Magic Flute)

One Broadcast Only
Saturday, November 11 - 11:00am

$15 Adults | $13 Seniors/Students
$10 Friends of the Tivoli Cardholders

RUNNING TIME: 3:00 with one intermission


Julia Jones conducts The Royal Opera's spell-binding production of Mozart's The Magic Flute with a wonderful cast including Roderick Williams as Papageno, Sabine Devieilhe as the Queen of the Night and Siobhan Stagg as Pamina. David McVicar's visual feast of a production will see audiences transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart's memorable score, which features some of the most hummable tunes in all opera.


The Square
Opens November 17

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Winner Palme d'Or - 2017 Cannes Film Festival

Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is "The Square", an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian's foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for "The Square". The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.


Così_fan_tutte_webEXHIBITION ON SCREEN
Canaletto & The Art of Venice

Tuesday, November 21 - 7:00pm
Saturday, November 25 - 11:00am

$12 Adults
$10 Friends of the Tivoli Cardholders



EXHIBITION ON SCREEN opens its fifth season with an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice's famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences - Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle - to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain. Cinema-goers will embark on their very own 21st century Grand Tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their 18th century counterparts and immortalised in Canaletto's views - from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world's leading experts in Venetian history, the film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him.



Thursday, November 30 - 7:00pm
Saturday, December 9 - 11:00am

$15 Adults | $13 Seniors/Students
$10 Friends of the Tivoli Cardholders



Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. New York, 1971. There's a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it is directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors). Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim's previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.


Upcoming Screenings
Alphabetical by Title

Mondo Bava Film Series

Ex Libris

Exhibition on Screen
Canaletto & The Art of Venice

Goodbye Christoper Robin

Human Flow - Ai Weiwei


Loving Vincent

National Theatre Live
• Yerma

Pathological Optimist

Rafael: The Lord of the Arts

Royal Opera
The Magic Flute

The Square



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