On the Reel: ‘Born in China’
April 20, 2017
NT Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
Shows Thursday, April 20 at 7:15 p.m. and Wednesday, April 26 at 3:30 p.m. at Sierra Cinemas. (See page 2)
Born in China
Running time 79 minutes.
Starts Friday, April 21 at Del Oro Theatre.
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Disneynature's new True Life Adventure film "Born In China" takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard–an elusive animal rarely caught on camera–faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China's vast terrain–from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest–on the wings of red-crowned cranes, seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together.
Running time 132 minutes.
Starts Friday, April 21 at Sierra Cinemas.
Empires fall, love survives. When Michael (Oscar Isaac), a brilliant medical student, meets Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana's boyfriend Chris (Christian Bale), a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to get their people to safety and survive themselves. The Promise is directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Terry George.
The MET Opera: Eugene Onegin.
Shows Saturday, April 22 at 9:55 a.m. at Del Oro Theatre. (See page 23).
The Islands and the Whales,
Running time 83 minutes.
Shows Sunday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Nevada Theatre.
Winner Best of Festival Award. Also showing: Pangolin (13) by Katie Schuler and Nick Rogacki. Winner Best Short Award. (see page 5).