Battleship Potemkin - Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Live
Thursday January 18, 2018 at 7:00PM

On Thursday, January 18, at Providence’s Avon Cinema, the renowned Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) will perform live its original score for Battleship Potemkin (1925), director Sergei Eisenstein’s cinematic epic of martial oppression and revolutionary triumph.

Tickets for the 7:00 film concert are $30, and are available below. All online ticket sales are 'Will Call" and will be available at the Avon Cinema boxoffice at 6:00PM on the day of the event. All tickets are General Admission. All seats for the 7:00 film concert are $30.00. No Passes, Value Cards or Gift Cards will be honored. A $1.00 processing fee per ticket will be charged for online ticket sales. Tickets can be purchased on our Special Events Page.

The BSFO will open the program with two world premieres, performing new scores for never-before-seen restorations of short films The Rosary and Suspense (both 1913). Both titles are among the mere 20 surviving films by pioneering female writer/director/actor Lois Weber, one of the most important and prolific auteurs of the silent era.

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra
The 17-piece BSFO, made up of the top film composers and instrumentalists at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, performs its original, student-composed scores live to picture, led by the ensemble’s conductors in perfect synchronization with the classic film, for a thrilling, only-in-the-theatre experience.

Describing the BSFO’s 2016 performance at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, übercritic Leonard Maltin said: “nothing short of thrilling… When the film concluded, over a thousand people leapt to their feet, cheering. I can’t wait to hear the Boston-based orchestra again, accompanying a different silent film."

Battleship Potemkin – Sergei Eisenstein (1925) Generally regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, Potemkin is the dramatization of a 1905 mutiny on a Russian battleship. Commissioned by the Central Executive Committee of the Soviet Union to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first Russian revolution, Eisenstein’s film transcends its propagandist beginnings, to depict a thrilling triumph of the human spirit over the forces of oppression. The BSFO’s score for Battleship Potemkin world premiered in the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Sounds of Silents® program in 2011.



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Bolshoi Ballet: ROMEO AND JULIET – Sunday, January 21, 2018 1:00 LIVE
In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy. Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh retelling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.

 Online ticket sales are not available for this event. Tickets may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office 2 weeks before the event.
Exhibition on Screen: DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS - Thursday January 25, 2018 at 6:30
A Bigger Picture 2012 & 82 Portraits and One Still Life 2016 Directed by Phil Grabsky and presented by Tim Marlow Running time: 85 minutes 

Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. 

Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness.

Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London. 

Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity.

 Online ticket sales are not available for this event. Tickets may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office 2 weeks before the event.
Bolshoi Ballet: THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS – Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 1:00 ENCORE
At a theatre performance of ‘Manon Lescaut,’ the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love. Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.

 Online ticket sales are not available for this event. Tickets may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office 2 weeks before the event.
Providence Children’s Film Festival

February 16-25
The Providence Children’s Film Festival presents the best of independent and international children’s cinema to inspire, delight, educate, and connect a diverse community of children and families from Rhode Island and throughout New England. The 9th annual Providence Children’s Film Festival takes place February 16-25 at main venues (including the Avon Cinema) within walking distance of downtown Providence and at satellite venues across Rhode Island, with over ten days of screenings, filmmaking workshops, and conversations and activities that help deepen the film-watching experience.

During the Festival, PCFF screens an average of 16 feature-length and 75 short films—including live-action, documentary, and animation—made by filmmakers from around the world. Films are selected for their compelling stories with a global perspective that challenge young audiences to better understand the world. PCFF believes in providing enriching shared film opportunities for youth from an early age, inspiring and cultivating a new generation of filmmakers, storytellers, and engaged citizens. With PCFF Cinema Passports in hand, young filmgoers travel on the magic carpet of film, learning about other countries, cultures and people. Go to http://providencechildrensfilmfestival.org/ for more details.
Bolshoi Ballet: THE FLAMES OF PARIS – Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 1:00 LIVE
In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way. Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s “The Flames of Paris.” With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.

 Online ticket sales are not available for this event. Tickets may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office 2 weeks before the event.
Bolshoi Ballet: GISELLE – Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 1:00 ENCORE
When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death. Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for more than 150 years at the Bolshoi.

 Online ticket sales are not available for this event. Tickets may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office 2 weeks before the event.
Exhibition on Screen: CÉZANNE PORTRAITS OF A LIFE - Thursday March 22, 2018 at 6:30
From the National Portrait Gallery London, Musée d’Orsay Paris & National Gallery of Art Washington DC 


Directed by Phil Grabsky
Running time: 85 minutes 

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is thrilled to present one of the most talked about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington. 

One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now.

 Online ticket sales are not available for this event. Tickets may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office 2 weeks before the event.
National Theatre Live: JULIUS CAESAR - March 25, 2018 at 12:30
Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

 Online ticket sales are not available for this event. Tickets may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office 2 weeks before the event.
Exhibition on Screen: VINCENT VAN GOGH: A NEW WAY OF SEEING - Thursday May 24, 2018 at 6:30
From the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

Directed by David Bickerstaff
Running time: 90 minutes 

Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff.
Showcasing Van Gogh’s iconic works like never before and featuring exclusive interviews with the curatorial team at the Van Gogh Museum, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite from Season 2 makes a welcome return to the big screen.

 Online ticket sales are not available for this event. Tickets may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office 2 weeks before the event.
Bolshoi Ballet: COPPÉLIA – Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 1:00 LIVE
Swanhilda notices her fiancé Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppélia is not what she seems, and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson. The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancé with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker. The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous “dance of the hours,” and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humor in this effervescent production.

 Online ticket sales are not available for this event. Tickets may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office 2 weeks before the event.
Exhibition on Screen: I, CLAUDE MONET - Thursday June 21, 2018 at 6:30

Directed by Phil Grabsky
Running time: 87 minutes 

After premiering in Season 4 of EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, I, Claude Monet is back by popular demand, revealing the heart and soul of arguably the world’s most loved artist. 
Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his Giverny garden, his humour, insight and love of life are revealed.  
Told through Monet’s own words and shot on location at the very spots he painted, the film features his most loved paintings in an unforgettable, immersive art experience.

 Online ticket sales are not available for this event. Tickets may be purchased at the Avon Cinema box office 2 weeks before the event.