April 20, 2018

Upcoming Films

Wild & Scenic Film Festival, presented by Rockland Organized for Sustainability and a Safe Aquifer, and Rivertown Film

Enjoy the great outdoors in one of the great movie palaces, at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Earth Day (Sunday, April 22). Celebrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. This is the largest environmental film festival held in the US. After…

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BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

Once known as “the most beautiful woman in the world,” Hedy Lamarr was a study in contradictions. Arriving from Vienna in the 1930’s she appeared in a series of films that ranged from her first, a pre-code film in which she famously appeared nude, to romantic thrillers with the likes of Charles Boyer. But behind…

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LEANING INTO THE WIND: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY

Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor whose work is nature-based and ephemeral. His self-described way of approaching the world is either to walk on the path or walk through the hedge. Goldsworthy prefers trudging through the hedge as opposed to walking on the more prosaic sidewalk next to it. UK/GERMANY, 2017, 93 minutes, rated PG…

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UNSEEN DEMME

Short films by Jonathan Demme Discussion with Brooklyn Demme Jonathan Demme was one of the most respected filmmakers of his generation, known for his award-winning feature films, his use of music, and his widely seen documentaries that often chronicled people and causes he believed in. Unseen Demme will present more recent films that haven’t been…

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THE DEATH OF STALIN

An eccentric, comic shocker about the iron-fisted Soviet ruler who racked up countless crimes against humanity, and his world of ashes and blood. When he falls ill and hovers near death, his toadies—Khrushchev among them—scurry around, organizing his funeral and engaging in a theatre of sycophancy, each to suit their own ambitions and needs. USA/UK,…

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A FANTASTIC WOMAN

The winner of the 2018 Best Foreign Language Oscar, the film introduces us to Marina, a waitress and occasional cabaret singer, who lives in Chile with her lover, Orlando. Marina is transgender, and strives for her dignity despite enormous odds. When Orlando dies, Marina’s identity is called into question, and she is dismissed by Orlando’s…

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COLUMBUS

When a renowned architecture scholar falls ill, his son finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana, where he strikes up a friendship with a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops they explore both the town and their conflicted emotions: his estranged relationship with his father, and her reluctance to…

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