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Met Opera Live, Nationwide

Opera is supposed to be elitist and inaccessible, but ironically cinema is coming to its rescue. New York's Metropolitan Opera has become a global leader in the field, and three of its productions stream live in HD in cinemas across the country this month: Mozart's La Clemenza Di Tito, Verdi's Un Ballo In Maschera (updated to a film-noirish context) and his Egyptian epic, Aïda. It might not be the same as the live experience, but it's a damn sight cheaper, and truly different.

Picturehouse & Curzon cinemas & various venues, Sat to 27 Dec

Jonas Mekas, London

Mekas is just about the last surviving link to the golden postwar age of American avant garde film-making, which has been a well of inspiration for modern cinema, indie and mainstream. He helped preserve the work of Andy Warhol, »

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