Opera at the Movies

Presented by Opera Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr Film Institute

All events are held at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute (824 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010). General admission tickets are $12.00 and discounts are available for seniors, students, and BMFI members.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
In conjunction with The Barber of Seville
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
7:00 p.m.
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This frenetic black comedy twists and turns around a cast of fiery, if not unstable, women who are all tangentially bound together through their dysfunctional liaisons with men. This breakout success shot writer/director Pedro Almodóvar into the international spotlight, and was nominated for several awards, including the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Shown in conjunction with Opera Philadelphia’s new production of The Barber of Seville, which was inspired by Almodóvar’s film, a selection from the opera will be performed prior to the screening.

The Picture of Dorian Gray
In conjunction with Oscar
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Tickets on sale later this year. Watch the trailer.

Oscar and Golden Globe-winning adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic story about a mysterious young man whose painted portrait ages through the years while he remains young. Starring Oscar-winner George Sands (All About Eve), multiple Oscar and Emmy-nominee Angela Lansbury (Gaslight, TV's Murder, She Wrote) and Oscar-winner Donna Reed (From Here to Eternity). (Description from YouTube.com)

In conjunction with Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Tickets on sale in 2015. Watch the trailer.

Bird is a 1988 American biographical film, produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, of a screenplay written by Joel Oliansky. The film is a tribute to the life and music of jazz saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker. It is constructed as a montage of scenes from Parker's life, from his childhood in Kansas City, through his early death at the age of thirty-four. Starring Forest Whitaker as Charlie Parker. (Description from Wikipedia)