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CASTLES IN THE SKY
Saturday, August 1 at 11:00 AM

(2014) RUNNING TIME: 1:30

Eddie Izzard stars as the pioneer of radar who fought the scientific establishment to get radar working in time to spot Nazi attacks. It is the mid-1930s and the storm clouds of WWII are forming in Germany. This film charts the work of Robert Watson Watt, the pioneer of Radar, and his hand-picked team of eccentric yet brilliant meteorologists as they struggle to turn the concept of Radar into a workable reality.

Hamstrung by a tiny budget, seemingly insurmountable technical problems and even a spy in the camp, Watson Watt also has to deal with marital problems as he chases his dream. By 1939, Watson Watt and his team have developed the world's first Radar system along the south east coast of England - a system that, in 1940, will prove pivotal in winning the Battle of Britain.


 

 

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HITLER ON TRIAL

Saturday, August 15 at 11:00 AM
(2012) RUNNING TIME: 1:30

In November 1930 brown-shirted storm troopers of Hitler's SA break into the Communist Eden Palace club, killing several members. Jewish lawyer Hans Litten prosecutes them and, at the suggestion of his boss Rudolf Olden,agrees to subpoena Hitler, who had supposedly renounced violence yet who clearly supported the SA, to discredit him as a popular figure.

Against the advice of his assistant Margot Furst Hans prepares his case,even involving Stennes, a rival Nazi to Hitler. At the trial Hans,the practised lawyer,runs rings round Hitler, who is frequently unable to answer his questions.

The Brown Shirts are convicted but it is a Pyrrhic victory for two years later Hitler will become chancellor, Hans will be arrested and he will die in Dachau concentration camp.


The Tivoli is again teaming up with BBC Worldwide North America .This August, we bring you four feature films free of charge which celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War ll.

This showcase is a follow up to last year’s highly successful series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1. These films have never been released in the US before and cover a variety of topics and star many well-known British actors.

Tickets will be offered on a first-come, first served basis at the Tivoli Box Office day of show only.
The box office opens at 10:30am on each of these Saturdays. Please join us.

Wodehouse

WODEHOUSE IN EXILE

Saturday, August 8 at 11:00 AM
(2013) RUNNING TIME: 1:30

Tim Pigott-Smith (The Jewel in the Crown, Bloody Sunday) stars in the title role cast heads up this intimate film about how author, P.G.Wodehouse, came to face a charge of treason during WWII and how this quintessential Englishman, creator of Jeeves and Wooster, became an exile from his own country and never set foot on English soil again.

At the start of the war, Wodehouse and his wife Ethel (Zoe Wanamaker) are living in France but fail to escape the invading Germans when their car breaks down. Wodehouse is sent to an internment camp in Poland where he entertains his fellow inmates with his witty anecdotes so that a German who met him in America suggests that Wodehouse be allowed to broadcast to the Americans - not yet in the war - thus giving the impression that the Third Reich is not so monstrous. Wodehouse is released and sent to Berlin to make his broadcasts, which abound in political naivety, and he is shocked when a fellow internee whom he suspects of actively working for the Nazis is released. Whether he understood what he was doing remains a controversy to this day


 

 

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COPENHAGEN

Saturday, August 22 at 11:00 AM
(2002) RUNNING TIME: 1:30

Stephen Rea and Daniel Craig co-star in this 2002 film, based on the Tony Award-winning drama by Michael Frayn. This celebrated syory imagines what might have happened between the physicists Niels Bohr (Rea) and Werner Heisenberg (Craig) on a particular night in September of 1941. Heisenberg was collaborating with Nazis in Germany; Bohr, a Jew, was living in occupied Denmark but had contact with physicists on the Allied side. Something in this meeting destroyed their longstanding friendship

Frayn envisions their ghosts--and that of Bohr's wife, Margrethe (Francesca Annis, Dune)--reliving, arguing, and fantasizing about a conversation in which an innocent topic like skiing could slide into a dangerous discussion of physics and politics. This skillfully woven and well-acted conversation, far from being a static talk-fest, has all the dynamism of a psychological thriller.

Though not new it is long unavailable. Aired on PBS in 2002 not seen since DVD out of print for over a decade.