Carrying all they own on their backs, the Penan People of Borneo are one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer peoples in existence that still live a nomadic life – a way of being that predates the dawn of agriculture and the domestication of plants and animals for food. Their word Tawai expresses a feeling for the land that is their home, yet has no equivalent in the dominant languages of today. Might Tawai be an expression of something that we no longer feel? This poetic film follows Bruce Parry (of BBC’s Tribe, Amazon and Arctic), on his journey of exploration, from the forests of Borneo to the Indian subcontinent, from deep in the Amazon to the Isle of Skye, investigating what has happened to humankind since we stopped roaming and began to settle, since we stopped flowing with nature and began to shape it to our own needs. This film is offered as 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.
For an entire week, Hopewell Theater will celebrate Halloween with, Fright Fest , a mini fest of classic Halloween horror films from October 25 - 31, 2018. The slate of films are icons of horror cinema, and will be displayed in all their gory glory on the big screen. John Carpenter’s groundbreaking slasher film Halloween kicks off the fest. The film premiered four decades ago, changing the landscape of horror cinema forever. To celebrate this storied film franchise the Hopewell Theater will screen the original 1978 classic at 7:00 p.m on October 25th, the 40th anniversary of its original release. Other classics in the line up are as follows:

Thursday, October 25 @ 7pm
HALLOWEEN

Friday. October 26 @ 7pm
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON

Saturday, October 27 @ 11:15 AM
Family Matinee, Halloween Edition: GHOSTBUSTERS

Saturday, October 27 @ 1:30pm
THE SHINING

Sunday, October 28 @ 5:15pm
FRANKENSTEIN

Sunday, October 28 @ 7pm
ROSEMARY'S BABY

Tuesday, October 30 @ 7pm
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN

Wednesday, October 31 @ 7pm
THE EXORCIST

WXPN Welcomes The Campbell Brothers , a Sacred Steel: African-American gospel music group with electric steel guitar and vocal. This tradition is just now emerging from the House of God Keith Dominion Church, where for over sixty years it has been an integral part of worship and a vital, if little known, American tradition. As the music moves from sanctuary to concert hall -- including the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Symphony Space -- secular audiences are now able to appreciate a performance both devoted and rocking.

Pedal steel guitarist Chuck Campbell and his lap steel-playing brother Darick are two of the finest in this tradition. Rounding out the band, which has been playing together for nearly two decades, is a high-energy rhythm section featuring brother Phil Campbell on electric guitar and his son Carlton on drums. Katie Jackson's classic, gutsy gospel vocals bring the ensemble to a level of energy and expression that defies description. The Campbell Brothers present a compelling, rich variety of material from the African-American Holiness-Pentecostal repertoire with a new twist: the growling, wailing, shouting, singing and swinging voice of the steel guitar, played as you have never heard it played before. Don't miss them on HT's stage this Saturday!
Hopewell Theater is pleased to offer $6 movie tickets for any regularly priced screening Tuesday - Thursdays + Weekend Matinees!
Please note: offer cannot be combined with other discounts. Not valid for some special programs.
LAST CHANCE!
THE WIFE closes Wednesday!

Joan and Joe remain complements after nearly 40 years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm and diplomacy into the private role of a great man's wife. As Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Joan starts to think about the shared compromises, secrets and betrayals.
AND DON'T MISS:
MOVIES, COMEDY, & LIVE MUSIC
COMING SOON
RED
Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. MGC Artistic Director Michael Grandage directs this first ever UK revival since directing the world premiere at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009. The production went on to win six Tony Awards, including Best Play. Award-winning stage and screen actor Alfred Molina reprises his critically acclaimed performance as the American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. He is joined by rising star Alfred Enoch of US television drama series How to Get Away With Murder as his assistant Ken. Wednesday, November 7 at 7pm!
Crybaby Matinee: MARCH OF THE PENGUINS
At the end of each Antarctic summer, the emperor penguins of the South Pole journey to their traditional breeding grounds in a fascinating mating ritual that is captured in this documentary by intrepid filmmaker Luc Jacquet. The journey across frozen tundra proves to be the simplest part of the ritual, as after the egg is hatched, the female must delicately transfer it to the male and make her way back to the distant sea to nourish herself and bring back food to her newborn chick.Tickets for family matinees are $6. Thursday, November 15 at 11 am! 

Starting in December, Crybaby Matinees will take place every Thursday at 11 am, though not all films will be programmed in advance.
Upcoming dates in the series:
Dec 6: Film TBD
Dec 13: Film TBD
Dec 27: ELF
Jan 10: Film TBD
Jan 17: Film TBD
Jan 24: MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER - Tickets coming soon!
Jan 31: Film TBD
CALL OF THE FOREST: THE FORGOTTEN WISDOM OF TREES
The Art of Living Well Series
The science and enchantment of the global forest provides us with answers to modern dilemmas. ‘Call Of The Forest – The Forgotten Wisdom Of Trees’ is a documentary featuring scientist and acclaimed author Diana Beresford-Kroeger. The film follows Diana as she investigates our profound biological and spiritual connection to forests. Her global journey explores the science, folklore, and restoration challenges of this essential ecosystem. This film is offered as 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. One night only! Thursday, November 15 at 7 pm.

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

Tuesday, December 4
DYING TO KNOW: RAM DASS & TIMOTHY LEARY
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Tuesday, December 18
CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY
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Tuesday, December 25
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Tuesday, January 8
THE PROFESSOR: TAI CHI'S JOURNEY WEST
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Tuesday, January 22
FINDING JOE
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Family Matinee:
THE GOONIES
The classic film about a band of adventurous kids who take on the might of a property developing company which plans to destroy their home to build a country club. When the children discover an old pirate map in the attic, they follow it into an underground cavern in search of lost treasure but come up against plenty of dangerous obstacles along the way. One showtime only! Saturday, November 24 at 4:30 pm. Tickets for family matinees are $6.

Upcoming films in the series:

Saturday, December 1 at 4:30pm
ELLIOT THE LITTLEST REINDEER
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Saturday, December 29 at 2:15pm
ELF

Saturday, January 24 at TBD
MARY & THE WITCH'S FLOWER
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Saturday, February 23 at TBD
WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE
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From Stage to Screen: MAMMA MIA SING-ALONG
Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, (Amanda Seyfried) the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day. Join us for a special screening that encourages you to sing-a-long!  Saturday, November 24 at 7pm!
From Stage to Screen:
THE KING AND I
The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I comes to cinemas in this unmissable event recorded live from London’s iconic Palladium. Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, ‘Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen’ (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance. Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. Thursday, November 29 at 7 pm! 

THE POLAR EXPRESS
Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Two chances to watch this classic holiday animated film! A Crybaby Screening on Thursday, December 20 at 11 am and Wednesday, December 26 at 7 pm.
From Stage to Screen:
THE ROYAL BALLET PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER
A Christmas treat for the whole family and a classic with a special place in the hearts of ballet fans around the world. The Nutcracker has long been one of the most delightful ways to discover the enchantment of ballet – and makes for a delicious seasonal treat for all the family. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved music is matched to a magical adventure on Christmas Eve for Clara and her Nutcracker doll. Their journey to the Land of Sweets brings with it some of the most familiar of all ballet moments, such as the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers. Peter Wright’s production for The Royal Ballet keeps true to the spirit of this Russian ballet classic, with period details and dancing snowflakes. The many solo roles and ensembles put the world-class skills of the Company to the fore in this Christmas classic.  Saturday, December 22 at 1:30 pm and Sunday, December 23 at 4:30 pm.
GREMLINS
A gadget salesman is looking for a special gift for his son and finds one at a store in Chinatown. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the `mogwai' but sells it to him with the warning to never expose him to bright light, water, or to feed him after midnight. All of this happens and the result is a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas Eve. Sunday, December 23 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 30 at 6:45 pm.
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE -
The Art of Living Well series
George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence - who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years. This film is a part of Hopewell Theater's  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, December 25 at 7 pm and Saturday, December 29 at 4:30 pm.
ELF
George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence - who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years. Thursday, December 27 at 7 pm. Crybaby Matinee screening on Thursday, December 27 at 11 am and a Family Matinee on Saturday, December 29 at 2:15 pm .
20TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS
Returning to theaters across North America this fall, the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS will present 15 thought-provoking, poignant, and very funny animated shorts from around the world. In a year when the best and worst of human nature has been on constant display, the works in this year’s show remind us of both the universality of shared ideals, as well as the diverse challenges we face. Opens Saturday, December 29!
LIVE COMEDY & BRUNCH COMING SOON
This Really Happened...
Storytelling at HT!
Join us for an evening 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, November's installment will feature storytellers Jamie Brickhouse, Rhonda Hansome, Nick Kupsey, Sharon Spell, Gail Thomas, and Michael Schwartz.
Friday, November 2
8 pm

Julia Scotti
Julia is a nationally headlining comedian, former teacher, author, speaker, and transgender woman. She was a quarter-finalist and fan favorite on season 11 of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT,on NBC in 2016. She was a judge’s favorite with Simon Cowell saying “You genuinely made me laugh”, and Howie Mandel quoted as saying “You have so much to offer, you are a joy." Comedians Tyler Rothrock and Steve Trevelise join Julia as featured acts.
Friday, November 23
8 pm

The Liars Show
Call it an unreality show. Since the summer of 2006, The Liar Show has taken the art of deception to theaters, cabarets and cultural centers around the U.S. and Canada and was called “A Winner” (The Scotsman) and received 4 Stars during a month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. At each show, four performers tell short personal stories, but listen carefully, because one of these people is making it all up. Interrogate the cast and expose the Liar to win an unbelievable T-shirt. But as The Washington Post wrote of the show: “Prizes mean nothing compared with the sweet victory of being recognized as the savviest people in the room.” Brad Lawrence hosts storytellers Cyndi Freeman, Marie Faustin, Tracy Rowland & Leslie Goshko.
Friday, December 7
8 pm
Women of a Certain Age
With Louis CK, Bill Cosby and Al Franken out of the comedy circuit and no doubt many more “balls” to drop, the only funny people left are the legendary women of stand up.

Women of a Certain Age Comedy is a show straight from the unfettered mouths and uninhibited minds of the funniest, most daring, most experienced people in comedy: the women that have seen it all. 

They’ve raised children both on and off the road, having club bouncers watch their babies while onstage. These women have stayed in comedy condos where you don’t want to use a blacklight on anything. They’ve been told women aren’t funny and asked to trade sexual favors for work. Trust us, they have A LOT to say and they say it hysterically. Saturday, January 19 at 8 pm
Gypsy Jazz Brunch with Pyrenesia!

Join us for a delicious and entertaining brunch catered by the renowned Max Hansen and performed by the gypsy-swing-jazz-folk quartet, Pyrenesia. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet with an array delectable food items while listening to the uplifting tunes of Pyrenesia. Formerly known as the River City Healers, Pyrenesia is a gypsy-swing-jazz-folk quartet based in the beautiful river town Lambertville, NJ. Combining original compositions with the Django Reinhardt tradition of gypsy jazz, Eastern European and klezmer melodies, and anything else that swings, Pyrenesia delivers a foot-stomping, dress-swirling, hand-clapping experience to lift spirits and transport listeners to a musical landscape as vast as the Pyrenees mountains are high. Sunday, November 18 @ 11am

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LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
XPN Welcomes Dar Williams with Seth Glier
"One of America’s very best singer-songwriters"
Thursday, November 1 7:30 pm
XPN Welcomes An Evening with Johnny Irion & Pat Sansone of Wilco
One of the most exciting artists of the folk-rock spectrum teams up with Wilco's Pat Sansone
Saturday, November 10 8 pm
Heather Maloney with Izzy Heltai
"Riveting, adventurous, thought-provoking" Massachusetts singer songwriter
Friday, November 16 8pm
Stephane Wrembel
Steeped in the gypsy-jazz traditions, "one of the finest guitarists in the world"
Friday, November 30 8pm
Experience the Art & Science of Mantra with Suzin Green
Experience the awesome power of yogic chant.
Thursday, December 6 8 pm
Band of Changes
A foot in country, a hand in seventies rock, a toe in folk, a finger in post-punk.
Saturday, December 8 8pm
Family Fun Concert: Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats
Award winning children’s artist making jazz age inspired music for families.
Saturday, December 15 Noon
The Slambovian Circus of Dreams: A Very Slambovian Christmas
New York based folk-rock band returns to HT!
Friday, December 21 8 pm
XPN Welcomes Jill Sobule
One of the top New York singer-songwriters of the last decade, grown-up music for an adolescent age.
Saturday, December 22 8pm
An Intimate Evening with Bettye LaVette
Soul singer-songwriter combines elements of blues, funk, gospel, rock and roll, and country.
Friday, December 28 8pm
Family Fun Concert: The Green Planet Band
Jam out to Rock N Roll classics!
Saturday, January 5 Noon
Seamus Egan Project
Multi-instrumentalist who's put his mark on the sound of the Irish flute, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle, and low whistle, among others.
Saturday, January 5 8 pm
Mamma's Marmalade
Classic bluegrass instrumentation bringing fresh vibrancy to old traditions.
Saturday, January 26 8 pm
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Willie Nile
"Better than most performers have to offer by far." - Rolling Stone 
On sale to HT Members now! General admission on sale 10/22!
Saturday, February 23 8pm
Chris Smither
"Weathered singing and unhurried picking" - Rolling Stone
Member pre-sale begins Monday, November 5!
Saturday, April 20 8pm
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.