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.
2017, Yaël Farber, UK, 120 min. With Isabella Nefar, Ramzi Choukair.
“Imposingly ritualistic, and spiritually intense…it looks amazing.” — Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph
The story has been told before, but never like this: an occupied desert nation; a radical from the wilderness on hunger strike; a girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the center of a revolution. Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production. (Description courtesy of NT Live)
2017, Dominic Cook, UK, 155 min. With Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee.
“Surpasses your wildest dreams for this show. It’s jaw-droppingly great.” — Paul Taylor, The Independent
“Imelda Staunton is unforgettable.” — Michael Billington, Guardian
New York, 1971, and there’s a party onstage at 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. This dazzling new production of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical features a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21. Please note that this performance of FOLLIES includes strobe lighting. DCP digital. (Description courtesy of NT Live)