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Nov 12

Exciting job openings in our Sales team

  We are on the search for two Theatrical film superstars! Our fast-paced International Sales team are recruiting for the roles of Sales and Distribution Executive, UK & Ireland and Sales and Distribution Manager, Asia-Pacific Region. If you are interested in working with our fantastic team at Arts Alliance, and to be a part of our…

Nov 07

SF Bio Cinemas to broadcast live performances from The Royal Opera House

Arts Alliance and Sweden’s leading cinema chain SF Bio announce a new partnership to show live performances of ballet and opera from The Royal Opera House in London. The season began with Giuseppe Verdi’s opera I due Foscari staring Plácido Domingo in the title role. The forthcoming season, which includes seven operas and three ballets…

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Past Events

  • Matisse – from Tate Modern and MoMA New York

    Exhibition on Screen

    Celebrating the giant of modern art, Matisse, on the big screen.

    Hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history, the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition is now available to see at local cinemas, and features exclusive new footage from MoMA New York.

    Audiences are invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary about this once-in-a-lifetime blockbuster exhibition with expert contributions from those that knew Matisse as well as curators, historians, Tate director Nicholas Serota and MoMA director Glenn Lowry. Plus there are breathtaking specially commissioned performances by Royal Ballet principal dancer Zenaida Yanowsky and jazz musician Courtney Pine. Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Henri Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates.

    “The way the film captured Matisse at work, bringing his artistry to life – including resonant readings from Simon Russell Beale – was genuinely inspiring” – Apollo Magazine

  • I due Foscari

    Royal Opera House

    In I due Foscari, atmospheric sets and lavish Renaissance costumes transported audiences to a Venetian world of political intrigue and double-dealing. Verdi’s opera starting Placido Domingo as part of the 2014/2015 Season, was conducted by Antonio Pappano and broadcast Live to cinemas around the world on 27th October 2014. Read more about the production at The Royal Opera House website.

    Directed by Thaddeus Strassberger. Performed by The Royal Opera Chorus with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

  • Manon

    Royal Opera House

    Kenneth MacMillan’s acclaimed tragic ballet Manon is a modern masterpiece.

    The ballet is a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, with this current run marking it’s 40th-anniversary staging. Starring Marianela Nuñez and Federico Bonelli, the performance was relayed live to cinemas across the world at 7.15pm BST on 16 October 2014.

    The Cast

    Royal Ballet Principals Marianela Nuñez and Federico Bonelli perform the roles of Manon and her lover Des Grieux. Ricardo Cervera is Manon’s brother Lescaut, Christopher Saunders is the wealthy gentleman Monsieur G.M., Laura Morera is Lescaut’s Mistress and Gary Avis plays the Gaoler. The performance was conducted by Martin Yates.

    The Story

    Based on an 18th-century novel by Abbé Prévost, Manon is a tragic love story about an innocent girl who is drawn away from the man she loves by her desire for wealth and luxury.

    From the start of the ballet to the end, the journey is so clear for Manon,” says Marianela, “You really can get lost in the story and forget who you are for those three hours.”

    5 things you need to know about Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon.

  • One Direction: Where We Are – The Concert Film

    Global pop superstars, One Direction, brought their record breaking ‘Where We Are’ world tour to cinemas around the globe for one weekend only on 11th and 12th October 2014 with their first ever full concert movie on the big screen.

    Released in a record breaking 78 countries on an unprecedented 3,400 screens worldwide, fans had the opportunity to join Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis on their sell-out tour for the full One Direction concert experience.

    Recorded at Milan’s iconic San Siro stadium, the film captured 75 mins of heart-pounding live concert highlights, along with a peek behind the scenes in a never-seen-before interview with the band.

    The event was the largest ever global Event Cinema release with an estimated total Box Office of $15M.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Globe On Screen

    Shakespeare’s teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play showcases some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry with its seriousness only fleetingly glimpsed beneath the dreamlike surface. Starring Olivier Award-winner Michelle Terry and directed by Globe Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole.

    Read more about the Globe on Screen season in cinemas

  • Macbeth

    Globe on Screen

    From its mesmerising first moments to the last fulfilment of the witches’ prophecy, Shakespeare’s gripping account of the profoundest engagement with the forces of evil enthrals the imagination. Eve Best’s directorial debut stars double Olivier Award-winner Samantha Spiro and Lord Of The Rings’s Billy Boyd.

    Read about other releases from the Globe on Screen season in cinemas

  • Matisse Live from Tate Modern

    From the season 'Exhibition on Screen'

    Part of the Exhibition on Screen season. Matisse – Live from Tate Modern, celebrated the giant of modern art on the big screen and was broadcast to cinemas in the UK in June 2014.

    Cinema audiences were invited to enjoy an intimate, behind-the-scenes tour of the blockbuster Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition which opened to international acclaim in April 2014. A giant of modern art, the landmark show explored the final chapter in Matisse’s career, which saw him ‘carving into colour’ and creating his series of spectacular cut-outs.

    The film features interviews with experts including Tate Director Nicholas Serota and friends and relatives of Matisse, and includes rare archive footage of him at work. Cinema audiences enjoyed breathtaking new performances inspired by Matisse’s cut-outs from the Royal ballet.

  • The Tempest

    Globe on Screen

    Imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment. Starring double Olivier Award-winner Roger Allam and Colin Morgan from BBC’s Merlin.

    Read more about Globe on Screen releases in cinemas

  • Swedish House Mafia: Leave the World Behind

    Who walks away from success? In just a few years electronic dance trio Swedish House Mafia were amongst the biggest, highest paid names in dance music. Yet, despite their success, in June 2012 the group announced they were to split following a spectacular farewell world tour.

    Directed by Christian Larson, ‘Leave the World Behind’ allowed audiences worldwide to experience these mind-blowing live shows from the group’s final days, including never-before-seen interviews and exclusive concert footage alongside intimate backstage access bringing the fans closer to the artists and their music than ever before.

  • The Sleeping Beauty

    Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

    In ‘The Sleeping Beauty’, cinema audiences journeyed with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magic spells in a live broadcast of Petipa’s classic ballet.

  • Goldfrapp: Tales of Us

    ‘Tales of Us’ was a unique cinema event marking the return of one of music’s most breathtaking and critically acclaimed artists. A never before seen film inspired by the remarkable new album, followed by an intimate live performance exclusively for cinema audiences, resulted in a stunning state of the art audio and visual cinema experience.

  • Don Giovanni

    Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

    Kasper Holten, ROH Director of Opera, presented a mesmerizing live broadcast of his new production of Mozart’s sublime tragicomedy.

  • Giselle

    Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

    The greatest of all Romantic ballets and a tale of betrayal, supernatural spirits and love that transcends death; Peter Wright’s production of Giselle was presented by Darcey Bussell in a relay live from the Royal Opera House.

  • Parsifal

    Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

    Wagner’s final great masterpiece returned to Covent Garden in an inventive new staging by Stephen Langridge, beamed live to cinemas around the world.

  • The Nutcracker

    Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

    One of the best-loved of all ballets, The Nutcracker tells the story of how a young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s glittering score. Broadcast live to cinema audiences worldwide in December 2013.

  • Coldplay Live 2012

    Three amazing shows in one brilliant film of Coldplay’s extraordinary Mylo Xyloto world tour. World-conquering British rock band Coldplay released their fifth album ‘Mylo Xyloto’ to rave reviews in October 2011, topping the charts around the world. Including footage from shows at Paris’s Stade de France, Montreal’s Bell Centre and the band’s triumphant Pyramid Stage headline performance at Glastonbury 2011, ‘Coldplay Live 2012’ allowed cinema audiences worldwide to experience this spectacular live concert. Director Paul Dugdale was previously responsible for Adele’s ‘Live at the Royal Albert Hall, London’ and The Prodigy’s ‘World’s On Fire’ concert films.

  • Les Vêpres Siciliennes

    Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

    The Royal Opera’s first ever staging of Verdi’s grand opera, directed by Stefan Herheim in his UK debut, with Antonio Pappano conducting a world-class cast including Erwin Schrott, Bryan Hymel and Lianna Haroutounian.

  • Don Quixote

    Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

    Carlos Acosta’s exuberant production of this classic tale of friendship, love and loyalty, bursting with joie de vivre.

  • Turandot

    Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2013-14

    Cinema audiences were invited to join The Royal Opera with a live relay of their spectacular 2013 Season opener, Andrei Serban’s production of Puccini’s exotic final opera.

  • Springsteen & I

    Springsteen & I is a documentary by the fans, for the fans. It features video footage of dedicated fans from all over the world and includes previously unseen archive footage of Bruce in action. It is a truly heartfelt and passionate film which will turn you into a fan yourself, if you are not one already. The film was distributed across 2,500 cinema screens to over 50 countries in 2013.

  • Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino

    Andrea Bocelli’s global cinema debut, a breath-taking film of the ‘Love In Portofino’ concert, released around the world to allow cinema audiences to experience the world’s most beloved tenor performing the world’s greatest love songs in one of the most romantic settings on earth.

    Captured live in August 2012, Andrea Bocelli and musical host David Foster perform and share the stage with a sensational ensemble of supporting talent, including Caroline Campbell on violin, German star Helene Fischer and Brazilian singer-songwriter Sandy on vocals, Chris Botti playing trumpet, and Bocelli’s fiancée Veronica Berti joining him for a duet of Something Stupid, all backed by a 40 piece orchestra & rhythm section. The film also features an exclusive cinema interview with Bocelli and family filmed at his Italian home.

  • George Harrison: Living In The Material World

    Using rare and never-before-seen footage from George Harrison’s childhood, his years as a Beatle, and the ups and downs of his solo career, Academy-Award-winning director Martin Scorsese traces the arc of George’s journey from his birth in 1943 to his passing in 2001. Despite its epic reach, the film is deeply personal. Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, and Olivia and Dhani Harrison, among many others, talk openly about George’s many gifts and contradictions and reveal the lives they shared together.

  • Pearl Jam Twenty

    A documentary on the band Pearl Jam that marks their 20th anniversary in the year 2011.

  • Kylie 3D: Aphrodite Les Folies

    Kylie Minogue performs songs from her album Aphrodite and classic hits in her Les Folie Tour, recorded in London on the 11th and 12th of April 2011.

  • Foo Fighters: Back and Forth

    Foo Fighters Back And Forth chronicles the 16 year history of the Foo Fighters: from the band’s very first songs created as cassette demos Dave Grohl recorded during his tenure as Nirvana’s drummer, through its ascent to their Grammy-winning, multi-platinum, arena and stadium headlining status as one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.

  • Prodigy: World’s On Fire

    World’s on Fire is the first live album and second DVD by English electronic dance music band The Prodigy, released on 11 May 2011.

FAQs

Q. I can’t find a screening in my local area of one of your films. How can I find out if there will be any screenings near me?

A. If there isn’t a screening in your area, or if you’ve missed a limited screening run, we’d recommend you contact your local cinema to find out if there could be a screening in future. Our releases often return to screens for encores.

Q. I would like to book to screen an Arts Alliance film. Who should I contact?

A. Please email Sales@ArtsAlliance.com.

Q. Where can I find press materials for your films?

A. Please visit http://aam-locker.com/app and register an account, and let us know which titles you require access to.

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