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Film: Robert Altman's Prêt-à-Porter
Film: Robert Altman's Prêt-à-Porter Wed December 07, 2016

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Robert Altman applied his familiar technique of overlapping and interwoven story lines to high fashion in this 1994 satire. Prêt-à-Porter (Ready to Wear) follows the lives of designers, models, journalists and celebrities in the hectic days of Paris Fashion Week. Noted for its many Hollywood and fashion industry cameos, the true highlights are the runway sequences, shot on location, using actual fashion shows. Ticket includes entry to Emphatics.

 

$5 per person / FREE for Members

 
Film: Bill Cunningham New York
Film: Bill Cunningham New York Wed December 14, 2016

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In 2010 director Richard Press crafted this documentary of Bill Cunningham, photographer and mainstay on the New York fashion scene. In his signature blue jacket, Cunningham was both relentless and cheerful in his chronicling of the fashion world and his pioneering work snapping street style. His decades-long contribution to the New York Times is discussed through interviews with colleagues, friends and subjects. Ticket includes entry to Emphatics.

 

$5 per person / FREE for Members

 
NTLive: Les Liaisons Dangereuses
NTLive: Les Liaisons Dangereuses Sun December 18, 2016

 

Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others' hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.

 

$18 for non-Members / $15 for Museum Members and Students w/ID (Does not include General Admission)

 
Film: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
Film: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Wed January 04, 2017

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Peter Greenaway's 1989 dark comedy/drama is the story of Albert Spica, an ill-mannered London gangster who takes control of a French restaurant. When his disgusted wife begins a not-so-secret affair with a restaurant patron, Spica plots revenge. Lauded for its cinematography and formalist film-making techniques, the film features lavish costumes designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. Please note: This film is rated NC-17 and contains nudity and difficult subject matter. Ticket includes entry to Emphatics.

 

$5 per person / FREE for Members

 
Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty Sun January 29, 2017

 

On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her... In this resplendent and magical classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dream-like journey through this classic fairytale complete with jewel fairies, a magical kingdom, a youthful princess and a handsome prince in this purest style of classical ballet. The Bolshoi's sumptuous staging with its luxurious sets and costumes gives life to Perrault's fairy tale unlike any other.

 

$18 for non-Members / $15 for Museum Members and Student w/ID (Does not include General Admission)

 
Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake
Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake Sun February 05, 2017

 

At moonlight on the banks of a mysterious lake, Prince Siegfried meets the bewitched swan-woman Odette. Completely spellbound by her beauty, he swears his faithfulness to her. However, the Prince realizes too late that Fate has another plan for him... A ballet of ultimate beauty and a score of unparalleled perfection born at the Bolshoi in 1877. In the dual role of white swan Odette and her rival black swan Odile, prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova exudes both vulnerability and cunning through superb technical mastery, alongside the powerful and emotional Siegfried, Denis Rodkin. Including breathtaking scenes with the Bolshoi's corps de ballet, this is classical ballet at its finest.

 

$18 for non-Members / $15 for Museum Members and Students w/ID (Does not include General Admission)

 
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