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.

Allured by the hedonistic lifestyle of Lord Henry Wotton (George Sanders), vain Dorian Gray (Hurt Hatfield) sells his soul to remain forever young and beautiful, but his inner ugliness is betrayed by a morphing hidden portrait. Angela Lansbury won her first Golden Globe for her role as Sybil in this award- winning adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s celebrated novel.

Shown in conjunction with the east coast premiere of Theo Morrison and John Cox's Oscar.

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

The tragically short and troubled life of visionary jazz saxophonist Charlie “Yardbird” Parker is brought to the screen by award-winning director and jazz connoisseur Clint Eastwood. For his portrayal of Parker, whose inner demons and wild substance abuse silenced his musical genius at age 34, Forest Whitaker won the best actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Shown in conjunction with the World Premiere production of Daniel Schnyder and Bridgette A. Wimberly's Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD.