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January 2018

The Sound of Music

January 21 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States
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In 1930's Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun. When the Navy captain Georg Von Trapp writes to the convent asking for a governess that can handle his seven mischievous children, Maria is given the job. The Captain's wife is dead, and he is often away, and runs the household as strictly as he does the ships he sails on. The children are unhappy and resentful of the governesses that their father keeps hiring, and have managed to run each of them off one by one. When Maria arrives, she is initially met with the same hostility, but her kindness, understanding, and sense of fun soon draws them to her and brings some much-needed joy into all their lives -- including the Captain's. Eventually he and Maria find themselves falling in love, even though Georg is already engaged to a Baroness and Maria is still a postulant. The romance makes them both start questioning the decisions they have made. Their personal conflicts soon become ... Directed by Robert Wise Stars Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker

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The Ice Storm

January 24 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States
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In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her husband's lies. Their son, Paul, home for the holidays, escapes to the city to pursue an alluring rich girl from his prep school. And young, budding nymphomaniac, Wendy Hood roams the neighborhood, innocently exploring liquor cabinets and lingerie drawers of her friends' parents, looking for something new. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century.  Directed by Ang Lee Stars Kevin Kline, Joan Allen and Sigourney Weaver

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McCabe & Mrs. Miller

January 31 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States
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Set in winter in the Old West. Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a young Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. The shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to use her experience to help McCabe run his business, while sharing in the profits. The whorehouse thrives and McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. He refuses, and his decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, and the town. Directed by Robert Altman Stars Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and Rene Auberjonois Introduction by Peter Lurie. Q&A follows the movie.

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