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March 2013 Events at Tampa Theatre

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There is always something going on at the Tampa Theatre. March 2013 brings new releases, documentaries and tours of this historic landmark in downtown Tampa.

1. A Place at the Table 3/1-3/14/13

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

Tampa Theatre will be showing the film A Place at the Table Friday, March 1 through Thursday, March 14.

50 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford. Their stories are interwoven with insights from experts including sociologist Janet Poppendieck, author Raj Patel and nutrition policy leader Marion Nestle; ordinary citizens like Pastor Bob Wilson and teachers Leslie Nichols and Odessa Cherry; and activists such as Witness to Hunger’s Mariana Chilton, Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio and OSCAR®-winning actor Jeff Bridges.

Show times for this film are 7:30 p.m. weeknights; 2:30, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children, seniors, military and Tampa Theatre members at the box office, located at 711 N. Franklin Street in downtown Tampa.

2. Happy People: A Year In The Taiga 3/15-18/13

Image courtesy of Music Box Films

Tampa Theatre will be showing the film Happy People: A Year In The Taiga Friday, March 15 through Monday, March 18.

At A Glance: A documentary on the indigenous people living in Bakhtia, the heart of the Siberian Taiga; some 300 villagers whose daily routines have barely changed over the last century and live according to their own values and cultural traditions.

Deep in the heart of the Siberian Taiga, far away from civilization, 300 people inhabit the small village of Bakhta at the river Yenisei. There are only two ways to reach this outpost: by helicopter or boat. There‘s no telephone, running water or medical aid. The locals, whose daily routines have barely changed over the last centuries, live according to their own values and cultural traditions. With insightful commentary written and narrated by acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), Happy People takes viewers on yet another unforgettable journey into remote and extreme natural landscapes, following one of the Siberian trappers through all four seasons of the year to tell the story of a culture virtually untouched by modernity.

Show times for this film are TBD and will be posted on www.TampaTheatre.org. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children, seniors, military and Tampa Theatre members at the box office, located at 711 N. Franklin Street in downtown Tampa.

3. 56 UP 3/23-3/28/13

Tampa Theatre will be showing the film 56 UP Saturday, March 23 through Thursday, March 28

In 1964, acclaimed filmmaker Michael Apted (Coal Miner's Daughter, Gorillas in the Mist) began his career as a researcher on a new experimental series called Seven Up, which explored the Jesuit maxim “Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man.” The original concept was to interview 14 children from diverse socio-economic backgrounds from all over England to see whether a class system was in place. By asking the children about their lives and their dreams for the future, differences in attitudes and opportunity were witnessed.

For almost a half century, Apted has interviewed the original group every seven years, examining the progression of their lives. Now they are 56. From success and disappointment, marriage and childbirth, to poverty and illness, nearly every facet of life is discussed with the group, as they assess whether their lives have ultimately been ruled by circumstance or self-determination.

Show times for this film are TBD and will be posted on www.TampaTheatre.org. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children, seniors, military and Tampa Theatre members at the box office, located at 711 N. Franklin Street in downtown Tampa.

4. On The Road 3/29/13

Tampa Theatre will be showing the film On The Road beginning Friday, March 29.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Walter Salles and based on the iconic novel by Jack Kerouac, On The Road tells the provocative story of Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), a young writer whose life is shaken and ultimately redefined by the arrival of Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund), a free-spirited, fearless, fast talking Westerner and his girl, Marylou (Kristen Stewart).

Traveling cross-country, Sal and Dean venture out on a personal quest for freedom from the conformity and conservatism engulfing them in search of the unknown, themselves, and the pursuit of “it” -- the pure essence of experience. Seeking unchartered terrain and the last American frontier, the duo encounter an eclectic mix of men and women -- Bull (Viggo Mortensen), Camille (Kirsten Dunst), Carlo (Tom Sturridge), Jane (Amy Adams), Terry (Alice Braga), Galatéa (Elisabeth Moss) – each impacting their journey indelibly.

Show times for this film are TBD and will be posted on www.TampaTheatre.org. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children, seniors, military and Tampa Theatre members at the box office, located at 711 N. Franklin Street in downtown Tampa.

5. Sex Symbols of the Silver Screen – 3 p.m. Sundays

Before there was George Clooney, there was a young Marlon Brando. Before there was Angelina Jolie, there was Marilyn Monroe. And before all of them, there was the original “it” girl, silent film seductress Clara Bow. Sunday afternoons will sizzle as Tampa Theatre presents eight classic movies featuring some of the most iconic Sex Symbols of the Silver Screen on select Sundays, Jan. 13 – March 17.

Films in March are:

  • To Catch A Thief starring Grace Kelly and Cary Grant
    3 p.m. Sunday, March 3
    Notorious jewel thief John Robie (Grant) has retired to the French Riviera, and when police accuse him of a series of robberies matching his old style, he vows to clear his name by catching the real criminal in the act. He charms the owner of the Riviera’s most valuable gems, Francie (Kelly), who falls for his advances until her jewels turn up missing. But as Robie tries to solve the case and win Francie back, the crook he exposes is not who he expected.
  • It starring Clara Bow
    3 p.m. Sunday, March 10
    In a film that gained her the title of the original “it” girl, Clara Bow stars as spunky shop girl Betty Lou Spence, who has a crush on Cyrus Waltham, Jr. (Antonio Moreno), her wealthy and handsome boss at the department store. But despite vastly different social classes, competition from his socialite girlfriend and Betty Lou’s plot to help protect a sickly friend’s baby from meddling social workers, Cyrus just can’t resist that “it” factor for long. Silent film with live accompaniment by Dr. Steven Ball on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.
  • Roman Holiday starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck
    3 p.m. Sunday, March 17
    Frustrated by her tightly controlled and overly scheduled life, Princess Ann (Hepburn) slips out of the embassy to enjoy a day in Rome, where she meets Joe Bradley (Peck.) The American reporter doesn’t immediately recognize his royal acquaintance, but once he does, he smells a story and quickly offers to play tour guide with the help of his friend and photographer, Irving (Eddie Albert.)

 

Tickets for the Sex Symbols of the Silver Screen classic movie series are $9 for adults and $7 for Tampa Theatre members; tickets for the silent film “It” with live accompaniment are $12 for adults and $10 for children, seniors, military and members at the box office, or online at www.TampaTheatre.org ($2 convenience fee applies).

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