National Theatre Live
The Gene Siskel Film Center, in association with National Theatre Live, is excited to be one of the sites for the groundbreaking best of British theater, straight from the London stage.
SPECIAL PRICES: $14 GENERAL • $8 MEMBERS /STUDENTS
Please note that our normal matinee discount prices will not apply at 2:00 pm matinees of these special screenings.
All About Eve
2018, Ivo van Hove, UK, 130 min.
With Gillian Anderson, Lily James
“Irresistible allure…drop-dead wit.”—Paul Taylor, Independent
“A show that reeks of chic…both a satire on, and a love letter to, the hermetic absurdities of the theater.”
—Michael Billington, Guardian
ALL ABOUT EVE tells the story of Margo Channing (Anderson), legend and true star of the theater. The spotlight is hers, and always has been. But now there’s Eve (James), her biggest fan—young, beautiful Eve, the golden girl, the girl next door. But you all know about Eve…don’t you…? Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, adapted from the 1950 film by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and the play "The Wisdom of Eve" by Mary Orr, asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old. DCP digital. (Description courtesy of NT Live)
2013, Stephen Daldry, UK, 180 min.
With Helen Mirren, Haydn Gwynne
“Seductive and delicious…peppered with humor, pathos and satire.”—Andrew L. Urban, Urban CineFile
Captured live from London’s West End in 2013, this Tony Award-winning production starring Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth returns to the screen in honor of NT Live’s tenth anniversary. For 60 years, Queen Elizabeth has met with each of her twelve prime ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher and finally David Cameron, the Queen advises her prime ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. DCP digital. (Description courtesy of NT Live)