Keyword: performance

Now You See Me

Now You See Me (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 116 minutes Release date: 05/30/2013
The world's greatest illusionists - "The Four Horsemen" - pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances. The super-team of illusionists shower the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of an elite FBI squad in a game of cat-and-mouse.
Get On Up

Get On Up (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 138 minutes Release date: 07/31/2014
Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film gives a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of James Brown, on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.
Misérables

Les Misérables (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 152 minutes Release date: 12/24/2012
After Jean Valjean - an ex-convict once imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread - breaks parole, he is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert. Valjean adopts a new identity and prospers as a factory owner. When he agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.
Truman Show

The Truman Show (1998)

Rated: PG Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 06/04/1998
The film that made critics sit up and take notice of Jim Carrey's dramatic chops, the legendary funnyman is Truman Burbank in "The Truman Show," director Peter Weir's satirical look at a man raised from infancy to adulthood in front of television cameras. Unbeknownst to him, Carrey lives in a bubble where actors have played his family and cameras have followed his every move since the day he was...
Step Up 2 The Streets

Step Up 2 The Streets (2008)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 97 minutes Release date: 02/13/2008
When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the school's hottest dancer Chase to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore's underground dance battle The Streets, she ultimately finds a way to live her dream while building a bridge...
Sound of Music

The Sound of Music (1965)

Rated: G Runtime: 174 minutes Release date: 03/30/1965
A former nun leaves the convent to become a governess for the seven children of a wealthy, Austrian widower who has grown into a cold disciplinarian. Soon, the she opens the children to the wonders of life and the joy of music - and eventually softens the heart of their father and gains his love.
Walk the Line

Walk the Line (2005)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 135 minutes Release date: 11/17/2005
In 1955, a tough, skinny guitar-slinger who called himself J.R. Cash walked into the soon-to-be-famous Sun Studios in Memphis. It was a moment that would have an indelible effect on American culture. With his driving freight-train chords, steel-eyed intensity and a voice as deep and black as night, Cash sang blistering songs of heartache and survival that were gutsy, full of real life and unlike...
Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect (2012)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 112 minutes Release date: 09/27/2012
Beca is that girl who'd rather listen to what's coming out of her headphones than what's coming out of anyone's mouth. Arriving at Barden University, she finds herself not right for any clique but is somehow muscled into one she would never have picked on her own - alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls with nothing in common except how good they sound when they sing together. When Beca...
Music and Lyrics

Music and Lyrics (2007)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 02/13/2007
Alex Fletcher is a washed-up '80s pop star who's been reduced to working the nostalgia circuit at county fairs and amusement parks. The charismatic and talented musician gets a chance at a comeback when reigning diva Cora Corman invites him to write and record a duet with her, but there's a problem--Alex hasn't written a song in years, he's never written lyrics, and he has to come up with a hit in...
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

Rated: PG Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 06/07/2012
Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Gloria the hippo, and Melman the giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved New York City and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a travelling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style.
Shut Up and Play the Hits

Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: 106 minutes Release date: 07/17/2012
On April 2nd, 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour...
Birdman: Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

Birdman: Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 119 minutes Release date: 10/16/2014
Riggan Thomson hopes that by spearheading an ambitious new Broadway play he will, among other things, revive his moribund career. In many ways, it is a deeply foolhardy move - but the former cinema superhero has high hopes that this creative gambit will legitimize him as an artist and prove to everyone - and himself - that he is not just a Hollywood has-been. With the play's opening night looming...
Deceptive Practices: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

Deceptive Practices: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 88 minutes Release date: 04/16/2013
Magician Ricky Jay began performing tricks before he even started kindergarten. His amateur magician grandfather was his early tutor, and by the age of seven, Jay made his TV debut. He was barely in his 20s the first time he made magic on "The Tonight Show." Through interviews and archival material we come to understand Jay's lifelong passion for his craft and his deep appreciation for those who...
Watch Indian Circus

Watch Indian Circus (2010)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 103 minutes Release date: 11/29/2010
When the circus comes to a small Indian village, seven-year-old Ghumroo and his younger sister Panni want nothing more than a ticket to the big show. The youngsters take a keen interest in a cash payment their father received from the local politicians to secure his vote. However, it turns out they are not the only ones interested in their father's sudden windfall.
Love We Make

The Love We Make (2011)

Rated: None Runtime: 94 minutes Release date: 01/08/2011
On the morning of September 11, 2001 McCartney was in a plane on the tarmac, about to leave NYC when the attacks occurred. Grounded, he returned to the city and witnessed first-hand the shock and devastation that overtook New York. Shooting in black-and-white directors Maysles and Kaplan capture McCartney rehearsing with his band for the concert, connecting with New Yorkers on the streets, and...
Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 130 minutes Release date: 12/14/2006
Set in the turbulent early 1960s to mid-70s, the tale follows the rise of a trio of women--Effie, Deena and Lorrell--who have formed a promising girl group called The Dreamettes. At a talent competition, they are discovered by an ambitious manager named Curtis Taylor, Jr., who offers them the opportunity of a lifetime: to become the back-up singers for headliner James "Thunder" Early. Curtis...
Last Waltz

The Last Waltz (1978)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 03/30/1978
A music documentary of THE BAND's last performance at San Francisco's Winterland in 1976. It captures the drama of behind the scene moments of the conflicts and harmonies, triumphs and difficulties that culminate in the last waltz.
Shine a Light

Shine a Light (2008)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 04/03/2008
In autumn 2006 the Rolling Stones gave two concerts at Beacon Theatre in New York. Here, in the 2,800-seater old Broadway theatre that opened in 1928, we encounter living legends Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood and Charlie Watts. Before an enthusiastic audience that includes Hillary and Bill Clinton, the Stones present their hit songs as well as less known numbers. Guest appea­rances...
Michael Jackson's This Is It

Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009)

Rated: PG Runtime: 111 minutes Release date: 10/27/2009
A rare glimpse into the final days of Michael Jackson, the documentary is compiled from over one hundred hours of rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage of the legendary entertainer preparing for his 50 sold-out shows at London's O2 Arena that were scheduled to commence in July 2009 before his untimely death in June at age 50. Interviews with collaborators and close friends of the late performer...

Roy Cohn/Jack Smith (1995)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 08/03/1995
A double portrait of two complex minds, and two completely opposing approaches to gay sexuality.
Muppets Most Wanted

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

Rated: PG Runtime: 112 minutes Release date: 03/20/2014
The Muppets gang go on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe's most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine-the World's Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit-and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number...
Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert

Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert (2008)

Rated: G Runtime: 75 minutes Release date: 01/31/2008
Captures 14-year-old singing sensation, Miley Cyrus, in concert at several venues on her 2007 54-city tour. She performs as both a solo artist and as her popular television character, Hannah Montana.
Muppets

The Muppets (2011)

Rated: PG Runtime: 98 minutes Release date: 11/22/2011
On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary and Gary's girlfriend Mary from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets' former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help...
Incredible Burt Wonderstone

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 03/14/2013
Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton have ruled the Las Vegas Strip for years, raking in millions with illusions as big as Burt's growing ego. But lately the duo's greatest deception is their public friendship, as they've secretly grown to loathe each other. Facing cutthroat competition from guerilla street magician Steve Gray, whose cult following surges with each outrageous...
NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage

NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 05/01/2014
London's Old Vic, NYC's Brooklyn Academy of Music and Sam Mendes' Neal Street Productions launched a collaborative effort called the Bridge Project to mount new productions of classic works, mostly by Shakespeare. This documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look at the company's final production, "Richard III" starring Kevin Spacey, from rehearsals in London to its international tour, which...
Dir: Jeremy Whelehan
With: N/A