Co-presented with  Princeton Center for Yoga & Health Rama Ramanathan  will introduce the film and lead a post-film discussion after the film. 

AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi,” which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. (Apparently, it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad.) By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today.

This film is a part of Hopewell Theater's ongoing  The Art of Living Well series  featuring inspiring films, speakers and interactive discussions exploring ways of cultivating serenity, meaning and a deeper connection to one’s self and the world.  Tuesday, March 19 at 7 pm
Director Jonathan Demme captures the frantic energy and artsy groove of the new-wave/pop-rock group The Talking Heads in this concert movie shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983. What emerges on screen says as much about director Demme's taste and sensitivity as it does about the group and it's visionary leader David Byrne. Though some of the material in Stop Making Sense overlaps with the Talking Heads' earlier concert film The Name of This Band is Talking Heads, one never gets the feeling of by-the-numbers repetition; the group's energy is such that it virtually explodes from the screen.

This film is a part of Hopewell Theater's newest series, Films That Made Music , a series of rock documentaries about some of the most legendary pop, rock and R&B groups of our time. These beloved films provide an unvarnished look at iconic musicians and offer deeper insights into the music that defines our lives.

After sold-out performances in New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, Jamie Brickhouse - voices on Beavis and Butthead, 4-time Moth champion, performer on WGBH/PBS-TV, and past cast member of This Really Happened...Storytelling at HT - brings his multi award-winning, critically-acclaimed solo show Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother to the Hopewell Theater. Directed by Obie Award-winning David Drake (The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me) and based on his critically-acclaimed memoir, it is his alcoholic odyssey from small-town sissy to louche Manhattanite that’s wickedly intoxicating as he hits bottom and discovers he can’t escape the all-consuming love of his mother Mama Jean. A Texan Elizabeth Taylor with the split personality of Auntie Mame and Mama Rose, she never has a thought she doesn’t speak. Darkly comic, the Washington Post says the show is "as stylish as his slick sport coats." It’s a show for anyone who’s had a mother, is a mother, the recovery set, GLBTQ folks (and those who love them), fans of David Sedaris, and anyone who loves a compelling story told with heart, humor and poignancy. Friday, March 22 at 8 pm.
Tito and the Birds is a film about a little boy and his journey to save the world. Tito, a shy 10-year-old boy, lives in a world on the brink of pandemic. Fear is crippling people, making them sick and transforming them. Tito realizes, based on his father's past research, that there may be a way to utilize the local pigeon population and their songs to create a cure for the disease. His father was forced to leave when Tito was only six and the struggle to find a cure becomes linked with the search to find his father again, along with his own identity. Part action part drama, Tito's journey is at once an uplifting and insightful adventure about a boy fighting to find out what is right and to learn how to overcome his own fear. A Family Matinee will screen on Saturday, March 23 at 4:30 pm and a Crybaby Matinee will screen on Thursday, March 28 at 11 am.
From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, APOLLO 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future. A HT staff favorite at Sundance Film Festival this year, APOLLO 11 opens Saturday, March 23.
Last Chance!
LOVING VINCENT + LOVING VINCENT THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM double feature closes Wednesday!
In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist's final letter and ends up investigating the artist's final days. Special double feature includes the short documentary about the making of the film, LOVING VINCENT: THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM.
Concessions Specials

Receive one package of Chocolate Covered Graham Cracker Star Cookies free with the purchase of an entree OR Buy one package and get one free!
AND DON'T MISS:
MOVIES, COMEDY, & LIVE MUSIC
COMING SOON
THE GARDENER
The Art of Living Well series
The Gardener is a documentary reflecting on the meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives. Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his 20 acres English style garden and summer estate. Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s foremost private gardens. Created over three generations, it is an enchanted place of beauty and surprise, a horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century. Tuesday, April 2 at 7 pm.

All screenings are at 7 pm. Upcoming films in The Art of Living Well series:

Tuesday, April 16
CALL OF THE FOREST:
THE FORGOTTEN WISOM OF TREES

Tuesday, April 30
INQUIRING NUNS

Tuesday, May 14
MANTRA: SOUNDS INTO SILENCE
with post-film discussion with Suzin Green
Princeton Environmental Film Festival: THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET filmmaker screening
There are 8,000 miles of roads and paths in New York City and for the past six years Matt Green has been walking them all – every street, park, cemetery, beach, and bridge. It's a five-borough journey that stretches from the barbershops of the Bronx to the forests of Staten Island, from the Statue of Liberty to Times Square, with Matt amassing a surprisingly detailed knowledge of New York's history and people along the way.

Something of a modern-day Thoreau, Matt gave up his former engineering job, his apartment, and most of his possessions, sustaining his endeavor through couch-surfing, cat-sitting and a $15-per-day budget. He’s not sure exactly why he’s doing it, only knowing that there’s no other way he’d rather spend his days. Executive produced by Oscar® nominee Jesse Eisenberg, The World Before Your Feet is a tribute to an endlessly fascinating city and the freedom to be found, wherever you live, in simply taking a walk.

This screening is presented in partnership with the Princeton Environmental Film Festival , which is presented by the Princeton Public Library. Director Jeremy Workman and subject Matt Green will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A session. There is a limit of 2 tickets per person. Friday , April 12 at 7 pm.

To reserve tickets, please call 609-466-1964.
THE LAST WALTZ
Films That Made Music
 Martin Scorsese chronicles the most legendary night in rock history, as an unparalleled lineup of rock superstars -- including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison -- take the stage for "The Band's" 1976 farewell concert.
Thursday, April 18 at 7 pm.

All screenings are at 7 pm. Upcoming films in Films That Made Music series:

Thursday, May 30
PURPLE RAIN

Thursday, June 20
GIMMIE SHELTER
Tickets coming soon!
THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER
Family Matinee
In the second live-action Muppets film, intrepid journalists Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo snag an assignment reporting on a British jewel heist. Arriving in England, the trio settles in at the raucous Happiness Hotel and seeks out socialite Lady Holiday, the victim of the theft. Soon Miss Piggy appears, intending to work for Lady Holiday, but she ends up being framed by the aristocrat's scheming brother, Nicky. Kermit and company work to clear Piggy's name.
Saturday, April 20 at 2:30 pm

Saturday, May 25 at 4:30 pm
WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Saturday, June 22 at 4:30 pm
THE RED BALLOON & WHITE MANE
Tickets coming soon!
Crybaby Matinees
Crybaby Matinees take place every Thursday at 11 am, though not all films will be programmed in advance.
Upcoming dates in the series:
April 4: Film TBD
April 11: Film TBD
April 25: Film TBD
May 2: Film TBD
COMEDY, PERFORMANCE, FAMILY IMPROV, & BRUNCH CLUBS COMING SOON
This Really Happened... Storytelling at HT
Join us for our ongoing series This Really Happened... featuring some of the most hilarious and moving storytellers on stage. With a rotating cast of storytellers, the show is always fresh. Audience members can also claim a spot in the show and share a "two-minute tale" at the open-mic at the end of each show, for up to six audience members. Hosted by Joey Novick , each show will be one hour long with no intermission, followed by the open mic segment of “two-minute tales." The cast for the April 5 show is to be announced.
Friday, April 5 at 8 pm.
The C Word
with Dwayne Dunlevy
“The “C” is for comedy says Dwayne, “wink, wink” a twinkle in his eye. “Since it’s a show for adults, it’s nice to know you can’t go too far. Then, it’s all up to God anyway.”

It was in 2010 that Dwayne premiered the first ever The “C” Word to a standing room only audience at the famed Harlan’s cabaret. The sometimes bawdy, always personal show received high praise from audiences that consisted of both locals of the New Hope, PA area as well as New Yorkers and Philadelphians who cited the show’s quality and authenticity.

Writer and Producer Dwayne Dunlevy created the show as a way to bring live theatre in the form of Stand-up comedy back to the famed artist town. Dwayne’s own stand-up career began in Brooklyn, New York, circa 1995 where he won an award for his first ever stand-up routine in front of a live audience at Pratt University. From there it was steady experience by fire at comedy clubs in New York and Philadelphia for Dwayne who now, two decades later, performs at public and private events throughout the tri-state area.
Saturday, April 6 at 8 pm
Brunch Club featuring cellist Dan Kassel
Join us for a delicious and entertaining brunch with a performance by cellist Dan Kassel. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet with an array of delectable food items while listening to the uplifting tunes! Emotionally provocative and layered in symphonic warmth, Dan Kassel's solo cello music brings this classical instrument to new heights. Using an acoustic cello, Dan bridges the gaps between Klezmer and Irish folk, Indian classical and down-tempo electronic music, levity and suspense. His ability to use technology to loop and layer his instrument into expansive tapestries of sound is impressive, but the element that really stands out is the cello's deep and moving resonance. His work has been featured by WXPN, NJ.com and other independent blogs, and his piece, "Moonslice," won an Honorable Mention in 2014's International Songwriting Contest.

A performance only ticket is available. To purchase, select mezzanine seats at check out or call our box office at 609-466-1964 for assistance. 
Sunday, April 14 at 11 am.

Mark you calendars for future Brunch Clubs:

Mother’s Day Brunch ft. live music by O'Neill & Martin
Sunday, May 12 at 11 am
Show Up, Kids: Interactive Family Friendly Improv
Following sold out runs in NYC, LA, and the UK, Peter Michael Marino's critically acclaimed "Show Up, Kids!” makes its Hopewell premiere! When the main attraction doesn’t show up, Pete enlists the kids to help create a comedy show from set to sound, plot to props, and costumes to characters. What could possibly go wrong? This entirely unique, improvised family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a comedic twist on the traditional kids’ show.

★★★★★ “A fantastic performance! Marino handles the unpredictability of working with children in an improvised environment with great skill and grace!” Backstage on the Fringe

Saturday, April 13 at 12 pm
Italian Bred
with Candice Guardino
Writer, actress, and storyteller Candice Guardino is quickly making a name for herself in the entertainment industry. Her creative brand of comedy and family humor is captivating audiences by embodying multi- dimensional characters she creates. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Staten Island, Candice’s family always spoke at full volume. But they weren’t fighting, “that’s just how they communicated.” Within this 85 minute Theatrical Comedy, Candice slips in & out of her family impersonations as she cooks up a full meal of growing up Staten Island. The stories in “Italian Bred” are derived from Candice’s real childhood experiences. She recounts her upbringing by impersonating her family’s unique personalities, especially that of her outspoken, Grandma Frannie’s unfiltered words & wisdom.

There is an optional 6 pm Supper Club ticket available for Tables 1 through 15. Upgrade your ticket to a $70 Supper Club ticket at check out. Supper Club ticket includes a ticket to the performance. Menu info on website.
Interactive Mantra Meditation Concert with Sri Shyamji Bhatnagar
This concert offers us a rare opportunity to experience authentic, traditional mantra chanting by a world-renowned master of naada yoga, the yoga of sound, as a vehicle of spiritual attainment and as a healing art. Sri Shyamji will play the tambura and chant mantras especially designed to create soorya akaasha, a spacious state of deep peace and contentment. Soorya akasha opens the mind and heart to profound meditative states.

Sri Shyamji Bhatnagar is a master of naada yoga, the creator of Microchakra Psychology and the founder of InnerTuning® systems. His international network of students and professionals learn his methods in New York City, New Hope, PA and throughout Europe.

Please note: in order to create a special environment for this performance, concessions sales will be limited to beverages. Concessions sales will cease 5 minutes before the performance begins. This program is a part of Hopewell Theater's ongoing The Art of Living Well series featuring inspiring films, speakers and interactive discussions exploring ways of cultivating serenity, meaning and a deeper connection to one’s self and the world. 
Saturday, April 27 at 8 pm
Bread and Puppet present Diagonal Life: Theory and Praxis
Diagonals are created from the leaning power of hurt verticals," says Peter Schumann, founder and director of Bread and Puppet Theater, which will present their new play, Diagonal Life: Theory and Praxis, at Hopewell Theater on May 9th. We inhabitants of Western modernity are no strangers to verticality, from the architecture of our cities, to the "ladder(s) of success" we're asked to scale, to the incessant wakefulness required of us, postponing the horizontal pleasures of sleep. Bread and Puppet's Diagonal Life presents the diagonal as a potent and promising opposition to the dominating verticality of our culture. Puppeteers long ago realized that the most aesthetically radical movements for puppets are diagonals, because these movements are cannot be sustained by human actors or dancers for more than a moment. (Gymnasts upsidedown themselves frequently and with ease, but diagonal positions remain inaccessible without the use of puppet.) Diagonal Life brings all the bewildering, beguiling, and downright funny possibilities and implications of diagonality to life with song, dance, magic, mechanism, and stunning cardboard and paper maché puppets painted in Peter Schumann's exuberant, slapdash expressionist style.

The Bread and Puppet Theater was founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side. Besides rod-puppet and hand puppet shows for children, the concerns of the first productions were rents, rats, police, and other problems of the neighborhood. In 1974 Bread and Puppet moved to a farm in Glover in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Bread and Puppet is one of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country.
Thursday, May 9 at 8 pm
LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
XPN Welcomes The Allman Betts Band
Ft. Devon Allman & Duane Betts, the sons of Allman Brothers Band legends Gregg Allman & Dickey Betts
Sunday, March 31 7:30 pm
The Secret Sisters
Alabama-born, Grammy nominated Americana singing/songwriting sisters
Sunday, April 7 7:30 pm
Nellie McKay
British-American singer-songwriter & Broadway performer
Saturday, April 13 8pm
XPN Welcomes Chris Smither
"Weathered singing and unhurried picking" - Rolling Stone
Saturday, April 20 8pm
Max Weinberg's Jukebox
Get ready to party! Audience members pick the set list in real time! Meet and Greet tix available.
Thursday, April 25 7:30 pm
Sam Reider and the Human Hands
Virtuoso jazz and bluegrass musicians from Brooklyn, NY
Friday, May 10 8:00 pm
XPN Welcomes The Felice Brothers with Johnathan Rice
American folk rock/country rock band from the Catskills
Sunday, May 12 7:30 pm
Damien Jurado
with Anna St. Louis
Singer/Songwriter touring new album In The Shape Of A Storm
Wednesday, May 22 7:30 pm
Carbon Leaf
Blending rock, folk, Celtic, bluegrass and Americana traditions into a high-energy style
Thursday, June 6 7:30 pm
Sarah Dash: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin
 Sarah Dash shares stories from her friendship with Aretha Franklin and sings songs from Aretha's songbook.  
Saturday, June 15 8:00 pm
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet Celebrates Dave Brubeck's Centennial
Sons of Cool Jazz great Dave Brubeck bring their unique inventiveness to HT
Saturday, July 20 8:00 pm
Sloan Wainwright
Folk music luminary who defies standard categorization
Saturday, July 27 8:00 pm
Danielia Cotton
Hopewell's own returns to HT!
Saturday, September 7 8:00 pm
Steve Forbert and the New Renditions
Respected singer/songwriter with new book and album
On sale to HT members now!
Saturday, September 14 8:00 pm
Jonah Tolchin
Artfully occupies the gulf between old-school tradition and contemporary appropriation
Saturday, October 12 8 pm
Live music that spans the sonic spectrum. Indie, foreign and classic cinema. Satisfying snacks and personable people. Here at Hopewell Theater, they all come together. Join us for an upcoming event . Or join us for real and become a member to receive special perks and privileges. Either way, you’re in for a selectively eclectic experience.