The inspirational story of the "Sultan of Swat" – through his ups and downs on the road to fame. Warner Brothers; Directed by Roy Del Ruth, Black and White; Not Rated; 107 minutes; 1948.
An unknown batter takes a losing 1930s baseball team to the top of the league. TriStar Pictures; Directed by Barry Levinson, Rated PG; 134 minutes; 1984.
The story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Warner Bros.; Directed by Brian Helgeland. Rated PG-13; 128 minutes; 2013.
Artist Series Concert. The music of Franz Lehár’s classic comes to life on stage with the countrymen of a wealthy widow scheming to keep her money in the principality by finding her “the right” husband. The operetta has enjoyed extraordinary international success since its 1905 premiere in Vienna.
During World War II, with much of the male population in the trenches, the all-women’s baseball league kept the sport alive. Columbia Pictures; Directed by Penny Marshall. Rated PG; 128 minutes; 1992.
An Iowa farmer hears voices telling him to build a baseball diamond – and a magical journey begins. Universal Pictures; Directed by Phil Alden Robinson. Rated PG; 106 minutes; 1989.
Noted art historian and author Jonathan Lopez, reveals the facts behind the fiction of master forger Han van Meegeren. His forgeries of the work of the great Dutch artist, Johannes Vermeer, were purchased by some of the most prestigious, and notorious, collectors of the day including Andrew Mellon and Herman Goering.
Solos and duets from operas including Carmen, Baby Doe, La Boheme, The Pearl Fishers – with popular songs from My Fair Lady, Man of La Mancha, Aspects of Love, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and more…
Enjoy the hilarious comic antics of Chris Allison, award-winning hand-balancer Christian Stoinev and his canine cohort Scooby, the quick-change magical transformation act of Olga & Vladimir Smirnov, the magnificent “Queen of the Air,” Dolly Jacobs, and more!
This film, The Rising Tide, directed by Robert Adanta, looks at the emerging post-Mao art scene in China through the works of several prominent artists some of whom are featured in the exhibition, Seeing the Unseen. The film will be introduced by the director and then followed by a post-screening discussion.