Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Billy Elliot: The Musical Live from London’s West End is a celebration of one of the world’s most popular and successful stage shows. A modern-day fairy tale of a young boy who exchanges boxing gloves for ballet shoes, Billy’s story is set during the 1980’s miner’s strike in northern England, where his determination inspires an entire community. From the creative team behind the original film and music legend Elton John, this story of self-discovery, determination, love and hope is brought to life in this funny, uplifting and spectacular experience that you’ll want to experience again and again! (Original Title - Billy Elliot: The Musical Live) - 2014 Universal City Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all...
There had never been any trouble at Mardindale's -- the factory that dominated the town of Melsham, until Travers came to work there. But then that was Travers' intention. He came to make trouble. There was only one man brave enough to stand up to him, and this is the story of Tom's fight to protect himself and his family from the bullying tactics of the union.
Sixty year-old Huw Morgan looks back on his life as a boy (Roddy McDowall) in a small Welsh mining town. His reminiscences reveal the disintegration of the closely knit Morgans, and his devoted parents (Donald Crisp, Sara Allgood), while capturing the sentiments and issues of their time. Maureen O'Hara and Walter Pidgeon co-star in this acclaimed screen classic, the story of one family's dreams, struggles and triumphs.
"You can't tear your eyes away" (Entertainment Weekly) from this "wicked, psychosexual thriller" (Daily Variety) starring ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER Natalie Portman* and directed by Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler ). Portman delivers "the performance of her career" (Vanity Fair ) as Nina, a stunningly talented but dangerously unstable ballerina on the verge of stardom. Pushed to the breaking point by her driven artistic director (Vincent Cassel) and the threat posed by a seductive rival dancer (Mila Kunis), Nina's tenuous grip on reality starts to slip away -- plunging her into a waking nightmare. *Actress, Black Swan, 2010
Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds) and Academy Award winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love) star in acclaimed director Cary Fukunaga daring new adaptation of the timeless romance. When orphaned governess Jane Eyre (Wasikowska) arrives at imposing Thornfield Hall, she's intrigued by her brooding wealthy employer, Rochester (Fassbender). His dark moods and the strange occurrences in the house lead her to discover a terrible secret that he had hoped to hide from her forever. Critics proclaim this captivating, sensual film is beautiful. A splendid example of how to turn a beloved work of classic literature into a movie." (A.O. Scott, The New York Times)
FISH TANK is the story of Mia (KATIE JARVIS), a volatile 15-year-old, who is always in trouble and who has become excluded from school and ostracized by her friends. One hot summer's day her mother (KIERSTON WAREING) brings home a mysterious stranger called Connor (MICHAEL FASSBENDER) who promises to change everything and bring love into all their lives.
Based on real-life events, Black Fury brings viewers deep into Depression hard times...and into the heart of Joe Radek, a simple, hardworking coal miner used and thrown away by racketeers eager to muscle in on the unions. Paul Muni, who personified 1930s anguish as the doomed hero of I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, makes Joe an unforgettable character: likeable, headstrong, too easily led and finally a towering force for justice as he takes on company goons single-handed. As sinewy and visceral as the overworked men it celebrates, Black Fury pulls no punches, which may explain why it was banned in Pennsylvania, the state where this classic from Casablanca director Michael Curtiz is set.
Jamie Bell is Hallam Foe, a troubled young man whose knack for voyeurism paradoxically reveals his darkest fears and his most peculiar desires. Driven to expose the true cause of his mother's death, he instead finds himself searching the rooftops of the city of Edinburgh for love. MPAA Rating: R
Pawel Pawlikowski's BAFTA award-winning film juxtaposes the secret longings of two very different young women: Mona (Natalie Press), who's bored and tired of poverty, and Tamsin (Emily Blunt), who's long ceased to be impressed with her well-heeled lifestyle. When their worlds collide unexpectedly, Mona and Tamsin sense an immediate attraction. But can their unusual friendship survive their differences?
When Josey Aimes (Academy Award winner CHARLIZE THERON) returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage, she needs a good job. A single mother with two children to support, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region - the iron mines. The mines provide a livelihood that has sustained a community for generations. The work is hard but the pay is good and friendships that form on the job extend into everyday life, bonding families and neighborhoods with a common thread. MPAA Rating: R (c) 2005 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.