Performances & Entertainment
Made in the Americas Film Series
Select Wednesdays in July, 6:00 pm, Copeland
Join us for this new film series celebrating Chinese and South American cultures in conjunction with the landmark exhibition Made in the Americas: The New World Discovers Asia. Featuring more than 80 masterpieces from a remarkable era of early global trade that changed the course of history, the exhibition is open now through January 8, 2017, in The Galleries at Winterthur. $5 per Member. $8 per nonmember. Non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks may be purchased at the Winterthur food cart in the lobby. Outside food/beverages strictly prohibited.
Wednesday, July 13, 6:00 pm
Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
Diarios de motocicleta (original title)
Director: Walter Salles
Rated R; subtitled
On a break before his last semester of medical school, Ernesto "Che" Guevara (Gael García Bernal) travels with his friend Alberto Granado (Rodrigo De la Serna) from Brazil to Peru by motorcycle. The two men soon witness the great disparities in South America, encountering poor peasants and observing the exploitation of labor by wealthy industrialists. When they reach a leper colony in Peru, Ernesto's values have changed so much that he sides with the sufferers, forgetting his own comfort.
Wednesday, July 20, 6:00 pm
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Wo hu cang long (original title)
Directed by Ang Lee
Rated PG-13; subtitled
In 19th century Qing Dynasty China, a warrior (Chow Yun-Fat) gives his sword, Green Destiny, to his lover (Michelle Yeoh) to deliver to safe keeping, but it is stolen, and the chase is on to find it. The search leads to the House of Yu where the story takes on a whole different level.
Wednesday, July 27, 6:00 pm
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
Como agua para chocolate (original title)
Director: Alfonso Arau
Rated R; subtitled
The youngest daughter in her family, the beautiful Tita (Lumi Cavazos) is forbidden to marry her true love, Pedro (Marco Leonardi). Since tradition dictates that Tita must care for her mother, Pedro weds her older sister, Rosaura (Yareli Arizmendi), though he still loves Tita. The situation creates much tension in the family, and Tita's powerful emotions begin to surface in fantastical ways through her cooking. As the years pass, unusual circumstances test the enduring love of Pedro and Tita.
Gerald Dickens Performs!
Thursday, August 4, 2016, 1:00 & 6:00
Copeland Lecture Hall
Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of the author Charles Dickens, returns by popular demand after his sold-out performances at Winterthur of A Christmas Carol. His fascination with the life and works of Charles Dickens led him to write and direct further one-man shows. This performance features two, one-hour shows—A Child’s Journey with Dickens and Mr. Dickens Is Coming!. There is one intermission and a meet and greet follows the performance. $10 per Member. $15 per nonmember. $8 for children 12 and under. To purchase tickets, please call 800.448.3883 or order online.
A Child’s Journey with Dickens
When Dickens returned to America in 1868 he was old, in poor health, and in constant fear for his safety following a narrow escape in a rail disaster a few years earlier. At the heart of this show is a young girl’s, Kate Douglas Wiggin, memory of meeting the great man on a train journey in New England, and Dickens’s enchantment with both her boldness and innocence. An enchanting tale for all ages!
Mr. Dickens Is Coming!
This entertaining, one-man show presents a light-hearted and varied look at the life of Charles Dickens as seen through the lens of his colorful characters, diary extracts, and observations by the people who knew him. Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of the author, adds in a few of his own 21st- century views, painting a masterly picture of his famous ancestor with words, gestures, and feelings.
Gerald Dickens will return Thursday, December 8, for performances of the ever-popular A Christmas Carol.