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T h e M u s i c H a l l ’s M o n t h l y M a g a z i n e

Summer 2010

WISH YOU WERE HERE! ...having a drink in the Founders Lobby Lounge and looking so cool as we hang out before The Big Lebowski – love that SummerFilm Cult Classics series! ...getting a preview of SummerFilm at the Members-Only Trailer Party June 3rd! ...catching the latest from the London stage on our screen – London Assurance looks hysterical – Fiona Shaw is legendary! ...sitting on the decks downtown, watching our working harbor from “the best seat in Portsmouth” and then grooving to the vibe of the legendary Herbie Hancock!

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...chilling out and sipping a cocktail to DJ Mike Marchand in the Founders Lobby at Summer Underground on June 18. ...with the family for Kids RULE! movies each month – the documentary on Babies looks so intriguing.


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Cult Classics: Blue Velvet

Featuring: The Kids Are All Right

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The best concert experience in New England!


A powerhouse 12-piece big band uniting some of Cuba’s finest musicians!

Friday, June 4, 2010 • 8pm • Tickets: $29, $25 The guitarist and harmony singer will be joined by longtime musical partner bluegrass singer/songwriter Gillian Welch, and members of Old Crow Medicine Show. “songcraft as soul-baringly timeless as Twenties Delta blues” – ROLLING STONE SPONSORS: Clear Eye Photo

HERBIE HANCOCK Wednesday June 16, 2010 • 7:30pm Tickets: $90, $75 Blending funk, jazz, and pure musical genius! Come see the legendary musical icon in his Music Hall debut!

SPONSORS: Barbara Henry, Hampton, NH; Olde Port Properties; Seaport Fish; Clear Eye Photo

The soul/folk/rock/pop diva.

Saturday, July 10, 2010 • 8pm Tickets: $34, $28

“a cult favorite” – Rolling Stone

Double Grammy Award-winning LA rock/ hip-hop/Latin band returns!

SPONSORS: Carpe Diem Coffee Roasting Company; Olde Port Properties; Robert’s Maine Grill; Smuttynose Brewing Company; Clear Eye Photo

“brass-infused Latin dance party” – BILLBOARD SPONSOR: Clear Eye Photo

Led by the legendary Buena Vista Social Club member Juan de Marcos González, the All Stars create a night of Cuban music and dancing! SPONSORS: Bottomline Technologies, Inc.; Clear Eye Photo

“brilliant” – Rolling Stone

Sunday, July 11, 2010 7:30pm • Tickets: $57, $45 Opening Act: Jamie McLean


Led by the visionary behind the Buena Vista Social Club recordings.

Wednesday June 30, 2010 • 7:30pm Tickets: $39, $28

An Evening with


Friday, July 23, 2010 • 8pm Tickets: $64, $48

Jonny Lang

The Queen of Folk Music!

Thursday, August 12, 2010 • 8pm Tickets: $62, $49 Opening Act: Sharon Little

“she is needed as much as ever” – NEW YORK TIMES

Grammy Award winner with the voice of an ancient bluesman.

SPONSORS: Barbara Henry Hampton, NH; Lamprey Brothers; Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC; Clear Eye Photo

“moves the music into the next millennium” – Luther Allison SPONSOR: The Oar House; Clear Eye Photo; Squamscott Press

Tickets for the 2010-2011 season on sale to members Saturday, June 5! 10am: Box Office walk up sales. Noon: online and over the phone.

On sale to the public Saturday, July 10 at noon. Become a member and buy early! Call (603) 433-3100 x 28

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SummerFilm ’10: The very best from independent and foreign cinema to the latest from Hollywood, with a unique Wednesday genre series running right down the middle, all presented in The Music Hall’s air conditioned restored historic auditorium on our enormous screen in Dolby Digital Surround Sound. Summer goes by fast - be quick or you'll miss it. Sun 6/6@7:30

Sun 6/13@4&7:30

Mon 6/7@7:30

Tue 6/8@7:30






Wed 6/9@7:30

The granddaddy of cult films. Tim Curry in drag, Barry Bostwick, a very young Susan Sarandon and there’s always room for Meat Loaf. One of the most bizarrely entertaining and satisfying musicals ever made.

(NR, 123 mins, UK, 2009)

(R, 100mins, US, 1975)

Mon 6/14@7:30

Tue 6/15@7:30

Mon 6/21@7:30

Tue 6/22@7:30

Wed6/16 6/16@7:30 Wed NO FILM

Wed 6/23@7:30

Mon 6/28 @ 7pm

Wed6/30 6/30@7:30 Wed NO FILM

Tue 6/29@7:30

Thu 6/10@7:30


Sun 7/4@4&7:30

Sun 7/11 Live @ 7:30

Sun 7/11@4&7:30 Intimately Yours: Joan Armatrading

Mon 7/5@7:30

Tue 7/6@7:30

Thu 6/17@7:30

Magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzles the eyes in this sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. From the producers of The Triplets of Belleville. (PG, 75mins, Fr, 2009)

Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece purposely confuses crime and punishment, cause and effect, hero and villain, irony and satire, and many other concepts, creating a truly unique work of art in the process. Malcolm McDowell stars. (R, 136mins, UK, 1971)

Mon 7/12@7:30

Wed 7/14@7:30

Tue 7/13@7:30

When a young American (Amanda Seyfried) travels to the city of Verona, home of the star-crossed lover Juliet Capulet, she joins a group of volunteers who respond to letters to Juliet seeking advice about love. Also stars Vanessa Redgrave. (PG, 105mins, US, 2010) Sun 7/18@4&7:30

Mon 7/19@7:30

Tue 7/20@7:30

A smart and charming comedy exploring the secrets people choose to keep from their loved ones and the realization that the truth is easier to cope with than well-intentioned white lies. Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Alan Arkin. (PG13, 100mins, US, 2009) Sun 7/25@4&7:30

Mon 7/26@7:30

Tue 7/27@7:30

This international smash hit from the makers of Gomorrah is an utterly charming tale of good food, feisty ladies and unlikely friendships during Italy’s biggest summer holiday, Pranzo di Ferragosto. Subtitled. (NR, 75mins, It, 2008)


Sun 8/1@4&7:30

Mon 8/2@7:30

Tue 8/3@7:30

Syracuse (Colin Farrell) is a fisherman who catches a beautiful and mysterious woman in his nets. At first appearing to be dead, she comes alive before his eyes. This is just the beginning of the magic Ondine brings. From Neil Jordan. (PG13, 111mins, Ir, 2009) Sun 8/8@4&7:30

Sun 8/15@4&7:30

Mon 8/9@7:30

Tue 8/10@7:30

Sun 8/29@4&7:30

Wed 7/21@7:30

Thu 6/24@7:30

A different chapter in the trilogy each night: June 24, 25, 26 (respectively). See more info on the next page.

Thu 7/1@7:30

Wed 7/28@7:30

Tue 8/24@7:30

Wed 8/4@7:30

Sat 6/19@7:30

Fri 6/25@7:30

Sat 6/26@7:30 Sat 6/26@2pm

A trilogy which follows several KidsRule!: How to Train Your Dragon characters in intertwining storylines united by the horror wrought by the "Yorkshire Ripper," a serial killer who terrorized northwest England in the 1970s and 80s each film directed by a notable director. 1974, 1980, 1983 Sat 7/3@7:30

Thu 7/8@7:30

Fri 7/9@7:30

Sat 7/10 Live @ 8 Yours: SatIntimately 7/10@7:30 Ozomatli

A stylish, twist-filled film noir centered on an adulterous couple whose scheming leads to arson, blackmail and murder. From the Edgerton brothers whom some are calling the “Coens of Australia.” (R, 105mins, Au, 2008) Thu 7/15@7:30

Fri 7/16@7:30

Sat 7/17@7:30

Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy and Ultimatum) re-team for their latest electrifying thriller set in the chaotic early days of the war in Iraq. (R, 115mins, Fr, 2010) Thu 7/22@7:30

Fri 7/23 Live @ 8

Fri 7/23@7:30 Intimately Yours: Joan Baez

Sat 7/24@7:30

Sat 7/24@2pm

What happens after you say“I do”? KidsRule!: Oceans Life is everything the ladies ever wished it to be, but it wouldn’t be “Sex and the City” if life didn’t hold a few more surprises, this time in the form of a glamorous, sun-drenched adventure. (R, 147mins, US, 2010) Thu 7/29@7:30

Fri 7/30@7:30

Sat 7/31@7:30

Acclaimed director James Ivory’s (The Remains of the Day, A Room with a View, Howards End) 23rd collaboration with two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Anthony Hopkins and Laura Linney star. (PG13, 118mins, US, 2009) Thu 8/5@7:30

Fri 8/6@7:30

Sat 8/7@7:30

Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Amanda Peet and Rebecca Hall star in writer/director Nicole Holofcener’s perceptive and devastatingly funny take on modern life’s contradictions, good intentions and shaky moral bearings. (R, 90mins, US, 2010)

Wed 8/11@7:30

Fri 8/13@7:30

Thu 8/12 Live @ 8 Thu 8/12@7:30 Intimately Yours: Jonny Lang

Wed 8/25@7:30

Mon 8/30@7:30

Wed 9/1@7:30

The Beatles' songs may have provided the soundtrack for the lives of those coming of age in the 1960s and for many since, but their catalogue acts as the literal soundtrack in this romantic musical from visionary director Julie Taymor. (PG13, 133mins, US, 2007)

Sat 8/14@7:30

Annette Bening, Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington, Jimmy Smits and Samuel L. Jackson star in a film about the common core in three women's lives: they each have been profoundly affected by adoption. Directed by Rodrigo Garcia. (R, 125mins, US, 2009) Thu 8/19@7:30

Just remember you’re standing on a planet that’s revolving at 900 miles an hour and do beware of the salmon mousse and the wafer thin mints. Oh, fishy, fishy, fishy fish! From the Terrys Jones and Gilliam and the rest of the Python crew. (R, 107mins, UK, 1983) A schoolgirl travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home, only to come face to face with evil spirits, bloodthirsty pianos, and a demonic housecat. “A psychedelic ghost tale” from Nobuhiko Obayahshi. Subtitled. (NR, 88mins, Ja, 1977)

Jan Kounen directs this drama that chronicles the romance between fashion designer Coco Chanel (Anna Mouglalis, Merci Pour Le Chocolat) and composer Igor Stravinsky (Mads Mikkelsen, Casino Royale). Subtitled. (R, 120mins, Fr, 2009)

Fri 6/18@9pm

From 26 year-old first time writer/director Richard Kelly comes a provocative, genre-busting fable that caused quite a stir at Sundance in 2001. “Holden Caulfield meets the spirit of Philip K. Dick in 1988”? (R, 113mins, US, 2001)

Amelie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet brings his trademark style and whimsy back to the screen in a film about a group of friends who come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers. Subtitled. (R, 105mins, Fr, 2009) Tue 8/31@7:30

Sat 6/12@4&7:30

With this Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, Argentinean writer/director Juan Jose Campanella has created a multi-layered and poignant thriller based around a twenty-five year old cold case. Subtitled. (R, 127mins, Ar, 2009)

Sam Raimi’s classic cult-horror romp. Bruce Campbell returns as Ash. Playing a tape of dark incantations releases a sinister force from the woods around the cabin where Ash has brought his girlfriend. Deadites rise up and rejoice! (R, 84mins, US, 1987)

Wed 8/18@7:30

Mon 8/23@7:30

Fri 6/18@6:30

Fri 7/2@7:30

Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk. A pitch-black comedy of striking intensity. Starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter in a David Fincher film. Who would YOU fight? (R, 139mins, US, 1999)

Mon 8/16@7:30

(R, 87mins, US, 2010)

Sun 8/22@4&7:30

Fri 6/11@7:30

(R, 82mins, US, 1984)

A severed ear, a sexy nightclub singer and a nitrous-sniffing psychopath? Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern and Dean Stockwell tear up the screen in David Lynch’s masterpiece. (R, 120mins, US, 1986)

Hailed at Sundance, 2010 - The first film by renowned and anonymous graffiti artist Banksy, whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank.

Sat 6/5@7:30

A waterbound mental hospital housing the criminally insane. Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo, Max von Sydow, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, and Jackie Earle Haley. Directed by Martin Scorsese. (R, 138mins, US, 2010)

Rob Reiner’s classic Mock-Rock-umentary including the song classics: Big Bottom, Smell the Glove and Sex Farm. Don’t miss the chance to see it but please do not crush the tiny Stonehenge. This film goes to 11.

Tilda Swinton turns in a masterful performance in this sumptuous and complex drama that tells the story of a wealthy family in Milan whose lives are rapidly changing. From acclaimed writer/director Luca Guadagnino. Subtitled. (R, 120mins, It, 2009) Tue 8/17@7:30


Summer Underground w/ DJ

Live–Intimately Yours: Afro-Cuban All Stars Wed 7/7@7:30

Intimately Yours: Fri 6/4@7:30 Dave Rawlings Machine

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger, a member of the powerful Vanger clan disappeared. Her body was never found, yet her beloved uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is in his own tightly knit, but dysfunctional family. Subtitled. (NR, 152mins, Sw, 2009)

June 5 @ 7:30pm

Hye-ja is a single mom to naïve and dependent 27-year-old Do-joon. Her son is her raison d’être. When he is accused of the murder of a young girl, Hye-ja sets out to find the girl’s killer and prove her son’s innocence. Subtitled. (R, 128mins, SK, 2009)


Fri 6/4 Live @ 8

A strikingly beautiful documentary - funny, awe-inspiring and endearing - captures modern cowboys’ journey, wrangling thousands of sheep across Montana mountains, amid sweepingly dramatic vistas and endless skies. (NR, 101mins, US, 2009)

Live–Intimately Yours: Herbie Hancock

The Dude, Walter, Donny, Maude, the Jesus, some Nihilists, a marmot, a soiled rug, a severed toe, Logjammin’, lots of bowling and White Russians add up to form an excellent adventure at the hands of the Coen brothers.(R, 117mins, US, 1998)

NT Live in HD: London Assurance

FreeThu popcorn,6/3@7:30 raffle and film trailers then stay for Sweetgrass!

June 16 @ 7:30pm

A highly-regarded documentary that explores how greed, political power, and good intentions colluded to violate Albert C. Barnes' wishes and scatter his exquisite art collection across the globe. (NR, 101mins, US 2010) Sun 6/27@4&7:30


Members ThuOnly: Trailer Party Thu 6/3@5:30


Mia is a volatile teenager who is always in trouble in school and who has become ostracized by her friends. One summer's day her mother brings home a mysterious stranger who promises to bring love into their lives.

There is a secret in the life of Mussolini: a wife, Ida Dalser and a son, Benito Albino, who was born, acknowledged and then denied. It is a dark page in history, one ignored in the official biography of the Duce. Subtitled. (NR, 128mins, It, 2009) Sun 6/20@4&7:30

Join us for an in-depth discussion following the film

Fri 8/20@7:30

Sat 8/21@7:30

A brother and sister with two moms seek out their birth father in this “funny, smart and sexy” film by Lisa Cholodenko (Laurel Canyon, High Art). Mark Ruffalo, Annette Bening and Julianne Moore star. (R, 104mins, US, 2010)

Thu 8/26@7:30

Fri 8/27@7:30

Sat 8/28@7:30

Sat 8/28@2pm

An affable Texas lawman has everyone KidsRule!: Babies fooled. He comes off as your average nice guy but hides a sick, secret temptation to murder. Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba star in a Michael Winterbottom film. (NR, 109mins, US, 2010) Thu 9/2@7:30

Fri 9/3@7:30

Sat 9/4@7:30

Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe and acclaimed director Ridley Scott mark their fifth collaboration with this retelling of the classic Robin Hood legend. Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett plays Maid Marian. (PG13, 140mins, US, 2010)


An Evening to Remember: Your Company Holiday Party at The Music Hall! Contact Mary Horigan at

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SummerFilm Golden Tickets – Golden Single: $150 (admission to all Summer-

Films, 1 fountain drink, 1 medium popcorn) Golden Double: $300 (2 admissions to all SummerFilms, 2 fountain drinks, 1 large popcorn). Please note: Not valid for HD Broadcast.

Cult: \k lt\ (noun) from Latin cultus - care, adoration. - Great devotion to a person, idea, object, movement, or work. This Summer our very special Wednesday series features a sampling of films from across the spectrum of movies with their own devoted followings. With help from our friends at The Wire (and other shady sources) we have selected 11 extraordinary films that made up their own rules and cut across the expectations of critics and the mainstream in order to win the hearts of movie fans and earn their place in the cult film pantheon. Learn the lines, study the strange traditions, and plunge into the subculture of the initiated (almost) every Wednesday for a fun fan party featuring signature cocktails from our Founders Lobby bar and other mildly-insane specials.

Kids RULE! movies

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Films for the pint sized crowd...



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How to Train Your Dragon


SAT., 6/26 @ 2pm • 1 SHOW ONLY! Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view. Based on the book by Cressida Cowell.

OCEANS SAT., 7/24 @ 2pm • 1 SHOW ONLY!

“gripping…watch and you’ll never forget” – LA Times

Narrated by Pierce Brosnan and featuring spectacular never-before-seen imagery captured by the latest technologies, Oceans offers an unprecedented look beneath the sea in a powerful motion picture.

Mesmerizing neo-noir three-part epic recounts the horror wrought by the “Yorkshire Ripper,” a serial killer who terrorized northwest England in the 1970s and 80s. Three films, three directors, three crews. Same screenwriter, same cast. Strongly made. Note: Each film can certainly stand alone. Caution – adult content!

BABIES SAT., 8/28 @ 2pm • 1 SHOW ONLY!

Red Riding 1974 (NR, 104mins, UK, 2009). Directed by Julian Jarrold (Brideshead Revisited).

Filmmaker Thomas Balmes offers an adorable look at the first year of life of four babies from around the world, from Mongolia to Namibia to San Francisco to Tokyo. Some subtitles.

Red Riding 1980 (NR, 94mins, UK, 2009). Directed by James Marsh (Man on Wire). Red Riding 1983 (NR, 100mins, UK, 2009). Directed by Anand Tucker (Shopgirl).

Historic Tours

Telluride by the Sea

September 24 - 26, 2010 Patron Pass: $200; Weekend Pass: $85; Individual Tickets: $12.50

Fun-for-all-ages behind-the-scenes tours of The Music Hall! Tickets: $6 ($5 members)

Get In, Get Underground Friday, June 18 • 9pm-midnight

Every other Wednesday 5:30-6:45pm. June 9th & 23rd July 7th & 21st August 4th & 18th

Six Films. Three Days. One Weekend Festival of New Cinema.

After the sun goes down DJ Unseen Cinema spins rare grooves and classic cuts to kick off the summer - one night only in the city’s best downtown lounge.

SPONSORS: BayRing Communications; Harbour Light Strategic Marketing; Isles of Shoals Steamship Co.; Jackson Lewis LLP; New Hampshire Public Television; Ocean Bank; Petersen Engineering, Inc.; The Portsmouth Brewery; Radici; Seatrade International Co., Inc.; Smuttynose Brewing Company; Veris Wealth Partners; The Wire

Tickets: $8 advance, $10 day of, on sale now, limited to 150 people. 21+ event.

September 1st & 15th

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NT Live @ The Music Hall: National Theatre of London HD Broadcast Series:

London Assurance

Monday, June 28, 2010 • 7pm • Pre-show starts at 6:30pm Ticket $27.50 (18 & under: $15)

Based on the brilliantly funny play written in 1841 by Dion Boucicault, the Irish genius of London theatre in the age of Dickens. Boucicault created two of the great comic roles of the English stage, played by Simon Russell Beale and the legendary Fiona Shaw. The story: Sir Harcourt Courtly is lured away from fashionable London by the promise of a rich and beautiful young bride, Grace, until her charms are eclipsed by her hearty cousin, the foxhunting Lady Gay Spanker. SPONSOR: Seatrade International Co., Inc.

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