Exhibitions on Screen: American Impressionism
Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:30


Following the smash hit Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse from Season 3 of EXHIBITION ON SCREEN comes a new film based on the hugely popular exhibition ‘The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement’ from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia – the birthplace of the American garden movement & the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut – widely considered the home of American impressionism.

American impressionism took its lead from French artists like Renoir and Monet but followed its own path that over a thirty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about a much-loved artistic movement.

The story of American impressionism is closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Traveling to studios, gardens and treasured locations throughout the Eastern United States, UK and France, this mesmerizing film is a feast for the eyes.

All seats for Exhibition On Screen special events are $13.00. No Passes, Value Cards or Gift Cards will be honored. Tickets are available at the door.
Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
Sunday March 26 from 3:00 to 10:00


Sunday March 26 3:00 PM
The Best And Worst Days Of George Morales' Unnaturally Long Life (Narrative 24 minutes)

Broke (Narrative 95 minutes)


Sunday March 26 5:30 PM

Pony (Narrative 31 minutes)

The Guys Next Door (Documentary 74 minutes)


Sunday March 26 8:00 PM
Phil's Camino (Documentary 27 minutes)

Walk With Me: The Trials Of Damon J. Keith (Documentary 103 minutes)


The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is strongly committed to raising the profile of its winning filmmakers after the annual August event concludes. The New England Tour is the direct fulfillment of this commitment. This coming March and April, our six VTeddy Award winning films from 2016 will tour together throughout New England, appearing at great venues across the region including the Avon Cinema on March 26. Shows are at 3:00, 5:30 and 8:00. Admission for each show is $12.00. We thoroughly enjoyed bringing our 2015 winners to appreciative audiences last spring and we met many wonderful people along the way. We’re absolutely looking forward to the 2017 New England Tour featuring this year’s winners. For More Information And To Watch the Tour Trailer click here!


Bolshoi Ballet: A Hero of Our Time
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 12:55 PM


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Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him…

“Give me everything, it is still not enough.” The story based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov’s literary masterpiece in three separate stories recounting his heartbreaking betrayals. Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi.


Music: Ilya Demutsky
Choreography: Yuri Possokhov
Libretto: Kirill Serebrennikov
Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet


Captured live on April 9, 2017
National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
SUNDAY APRIL 23, 2017 AT 12:30 PM


Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London.


Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage.  As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increas- Ingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.
National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night
SUNDAY APRIL 30, 2017 AT 12:30 PM


Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. 

The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.
National Theatre Live: Obsession
SUNDAY MAY 14, 2017 AT 12:30 PM


Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.
National Theatre Live: Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf
Sunday May 21, 2017 at 12:30 PM


Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London. In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.
National Theatre Live: Peter Pan
SUNDAY JUNE 11, 2017 AT 12:30 PM


All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike!
Exhibitions on Screen: Michelangelo: Love and Death
Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 6:30


To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo who, with Leonardo, is considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance – and perhaps of all time. This film explores his relationship with his contemporaries and his immense artistic practice that included painting, sculpture and architecture. Among the works explored are the universally adored David in Florence, the Sistine Chapel in Rome and the Manchester Madonna (today at the National Gallery).

This major new film goes to the heart of just who was this tempestuous, passionate giant of art history.

All seats for Exhibition On Screen special events are $13.00. No Passes, Value Cards or Gift Cards will be honored. Tickets are available at the door.
National Theatre Live: Salome
SUNDAY JUNE 25, 2017 AT 12:30 PM


The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged re- telling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yaël Farber (Les Blancs) draws on multiple accounts to create her urgent, hypnotic production on the stage of the National Theatre.
National Theatre Live: Yerma
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 AT 12:30 PM


The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award- winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. The unmissable theatre phenomenon sold out at the Young Vic and critics call it ‘an extraordinary theatrical triumph’ (The Times) Set in contemporary London, Piper’s portrayal of a woman in her thirties desperate to conceive builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Please note that this broadcast does not have an interval.