The hardest working man in show business Giver‘s this week at the Civic.
It’s star time at the Apollo, um the Civic, as James Brown takes the stage in the vessel of Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in 42. Get On Up (rated PG) splits this week with The Giver (rated PG), where a young boy in a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice learns from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world where maybe, just maybe, he may choose to break from the program and listen to a sampling of the JBE, The James Brown Experience.
After a taste of the funk, don’t forget to get your fill from the Royal Opera House in London. Tosca is the next installment in the Performance on Screen series, a collaboration between the Civic and Capitol Theatres on Wed. Aug. 20 @ 7:00. Set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples’ control of Rome threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of Italy, Tosca contains depictions of torture, murder and suicide, as well as some of Puccini’s best-known lyrical arias.
Ida finally makes its appearance on the Civic screen as our Thurs. Aug. 21 screening. Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.
[one_half]Get On Up
Fri. Aug. 15 @ 7:00pm, Sat. Aug. 16 @ 9:00pm, Sun. Aug. 17 @ 7:00pm, Tues. Aug. 19 @ 9:00pm[/one_half][one_half_last]The Giver
Fri. Aug. 15 @ 9:45pm, Sat. Aug. 16 @ 7:00pm, Sun. Aug. 17 @ 2:00pm, Tues. Aug. 19 @ 7:00pm[/one_half_last][one_half]Tosca
Wed. Aug. 20 @ 7:00pm[/one_half][one_half_last]
Thus. Aug. 21 @ 7:30[one_half_last]