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Arts Calendar / October 30 / Film
Mama Weed (La Daronne)
21:50, 00:05. Crime, comedy, drama. France 2020, 110 min. Directed by Jean-Paul Salome. Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Hippolyte Girardot, Farida Ouchani, Liliane Rovere, Iris Bry. In French with Russian subtitles. The protagonist works as a freelance translator from Arabic to French in the French Ministry of Justice. She is a widow, her daughters have grown up and she spends most of her time with her mother, who needs her care. But one day it turns out that her nurse, Khadija, is also the mother of a drug mule. At this moment, the protagonist hatches a plan that unexpectedly leads her to the top of a criminal pyramid.
Pioner Cinema on Kutuzovsky 
The King of Staten Island
16:40. Comedy, Drama. USA 2020, 142 min. Directed by Judd Apatow. Starring: Pete Davidson, Bel Powley, Ricky Velez. In English with Russian subtitles. Scott has been a case of arrested development since his firefighter dad died. He spends his days smoking weed and dreaming of being a tattoo artist until events force him to grapple with his grief and take his first steps forward in life.
Pioner Cinema on Kutuzovsky 
The War with Grandpa
16:55. Comedy, Drama, Family. USA 103 min. Directed by Tim Hill. Starring: Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle. In English with Russian subtitles. Upset that he has to share the room he loves with his grandfather, Peter decides to declare war in an attempt to get it back.
Pioner Cinema on Kutuzovsky 
Theatre HD Live in Cinema: Nixon in China
The Metropolitan Opera 2011, 176 min. Conductor: John Adams. Starring: James Maddalena, Robert Brubaker, Kathleen Kim. In English. John Adams’s groundbreaking work vividly brings to life President Nixon’s 1972 visit to communist China. Peter Sellars’s Met production, based on his 1987 world-premiere staging, features choreography by Mark Morris and stars James Maddalena as Nixon, Robert Brubaker as Chairman Mao, Janis Kelly as First Lady Pat Nixon, Russell Braun as Chinese Premier Chou En-lai, and Kathleen Kim as Chiang Ch’ing, Mao’s wife. From the pomp of the public displays to the intimacy of the protagonists most private moments, Adams, Sellars, and librettist Alice Goodman reveal the real characters behind the headlines in this landmark American opera. Watch online here.
Theatre HD Live in Cinema: Simon Boccanegra
The Metropolitan Opera 2010, 149 min. Directed by Giancarlo Del Monaco. Starring: Adrianne Pieczonka, Marcello Giordani, Placido Domingo. In Italian. When this sumptuous production by Giancarlo del Monaco opened in 1995, legendary tenor Plácido Domingo gave a riveting performance as the fiery revolutionary Gabriele Adorno, a tenor part. In the 2010 revival, he made history by taking on the baritone title role, one of Verdi’s most fascinating characters, and thrilling audiences with his multifaceted and gripping portrayal. Boccanegra is beset on all sides, juggling political adversaries bent on murder with his love for his long-lost daughter Amelia (Adrianne Pieczonka). James Levine’s conducting brings out all the color and surging emotion of Verdi’s magnificent score. Watch online here.
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