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The Scottish Play: Drive-In Movie Event at Sharon Playhouse

The Scottish Play: Drive-In Movie Event at Sharon Playhouse

Cast: Peter Mark Kendall, Tina Benko, Geraint Wyn Davies, Ali Ahn, Will Brill
Writer/ Director: Keith Boynton

A successful actress accepts the role of Lady Macbeth at a small New England theater, where she begins a flirtation with her charmingly awkward young director, and finds herself haunted by the ghost of William Shakespeare – who’s keen to do some rewrites.

With special guest Writer/ Director Keith Boynton. Boynton’s other films include The Now (2009), Chasing Home (2012) and Seven Lovers (2014).

Read C.B. Wismar’s profile on Boynton in Main Street Magazine.

Patio Bar. Dinner available for pre-order from JP Gifford CLICK HERE for menu & ordering details.

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Sunday, September 27, 2020
49 Amenia Road, Sharon, CT 06069

Gates open: 6:00 pm
Introductions: 7:00 pm
Film start: 7:15 pm

Tickets: $50 per car
Includes a goody bag with popcorn & treats.

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Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry

NR / 1:43hrs

Director: Jon Brewer
Writers: Laura Brewer (storyline writer), Laura Royko
Cast: Themetta Berry, Ingrid Berry, Charles Berry Jr.

CHUCK BERRY tells the story of the Granddaddy of Rock & Roll. In this highly-anticipated OFFICIAL and fully-authorized feature documentary, the absolute instigator of Rock and Roll, Chuck Berry, is truly revealed with exclusive access to his family, friends, famous fans and the music icons he inspired. Despite his iconic status, and reverence for his talent by rock’s heroes John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, Steve Van Zandt, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, all featured, Chuck Berry was at heart, a family man. He was a prolific craftsman of words and chords; an undisputed and stunning combination of talent and charisma.

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$12 ($10 with The Moviehouse discount)

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Rentals are valid for 48hrs.

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Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President

Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President

1:36hrs

Cast: Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Greg Allman, Jimmy Carter
Director: Mary Wharton

“When Jimmy Carter was just a kid in south Georgia, he loved gospel music so much that he didn’t need the hymnbook to sing along. As it turned out, this lifelong passion for music gave him an unexpected edge as a presidential candidate: through folk, soul, jazz, and rock ‘n’ roll, Carter tapped into a force that transcended racial and generational divides, and often party lines. And after the disillusionment of the Watergate era, the musicians sensed that Carter wasn’t faking it; the likes of Bob Dylan, the Allman Brothers, and Willie Nelson even forged friendships.

Part-rockumentary, part-presidential portrait, Jimmy Carter: Rock ‘n’ Roll President combines rare archival footage with era-defining live performances: Aretha Franklin, Jimmy Buffett, Paul Simon, Dizzy Gillespie, and Herbie Hancock only scratch the surface. Mary Wharton traces how Carter’s genuine approachability became key to his political appeal and allowed him to connect with voters who may only have known him as a small-town peanut farmer. But even more urgently, it shows us the unifying potential of a leader who believed, in a twist on Dylan’s words, that America could get busy being born, even as it seemed busy dying.” — Loren Hammonds, TriBeca Film Festival

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Sibyl

Sibyl

1:50hrs

Cast: Virginie Efira, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Gaspard Ulliel, Sandra Hüller
Director: Justine Triet,
Screenplay: Justine Triet, Arthur Harari

Sybil follows a psychotherapist (Virginie Efira) who decides to quit her practice and return to writing instead. As Sibyl starts dropping patients, she begins to struggle with excess time and a lack of inspiration—until she gets a call from Margot (Adèle Exarchopoulos), a young actress wrapped up in a dramatic affair
with her costar, Igor (Gaspard Ulliel), who happens to be married to the film’s director (Sandra Hüller). Becoming further enmeshed in Margot’s life, Sibyl starts to blur past and present, fiction with reality, and the personal with the professional as she begins to use Margot’s life as source material for her novel.

In French with subtitles.

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Available 9/11

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Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

1:25hrs

Cast: Werner Herzog, Bruce Chatwin, Karin Eberhard
Writer/ Director: Werner Herzog

When Bruce Chatwin, travel writer and author of ‘In Patagonia’ was dying of AIDS, his friend Werner Herzog made a final visit. As a parting gift, Chatwin gave him his rucksack. Thirty years later, Herzog sets out on his own journey, inspired by Chatwin’s passion for the nomadic life.

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Jazz on a Summer’s Day

Jazz on a Summer’s Day

Directors: Bert Stern, Aram Avakian
Cinematography: Bert Stern, Courtney Hesfela, Raymond Phelan
Screenplay: Albert D’Annibale, Arnold Perl

Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island and directed by world-renowned photographer Bert Stern, Jazz on a Summer’s Day features intimate performances by an all-star line-up of musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O’Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington, and closes with a beautiful rendition of The Lord’s Prayer by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning. The film has been beautifully and extensively restored in 4K.

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Desert One

Desert One

1:47hrs

Cast: Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, Ted Koppel
Director: Barbara Kopple
Writer: Francisco Bello

From Two-time Academy Award®-winning filmmaker, Barbara Kopple, Desert One tells the incredible tale of America’s secret mission to free the hostages of the 1979 Iranian revolution, which has been called “the most audacious, difficult, complicated, rescue mission ever attempted.”

This is the thrilling story of a group of Americans working together to overcome the most difficult problem of their lives. Among those Americans is President Jimmy Carter, readying to face are-election challenge when self-described student revolutionaries suddenly take power in Iran. Anti-American students take the U.S. embassy in Tehran by force and hold hostage fifty-two American diplomats and citizens. If the president takes aggressive military action, as many pundits advocate, he believes the hostages will be killed. That outcome is simply not one he is willing to accept. Publicly he takes a posture of pursuing diplomatic talks as his only answer, knowing this will create a perception of weakness that may be exploited by his opponents, but in secret he green-lights the training for a rescue mission.

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RBG

RBG

A film by Betsy West and Julie Cohen

Magnolia will be re-releasing the film this Friday, 9/25, in theaters and via virtual cinema. In both cases, they will be donating all of the proceeds to the ACLU Women’s Rights Project

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg’s exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

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Proceeds benefit the ACLU Women’s Rights Project.

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

1:51hrs

Cast: Oliver Sacks, Roberto Calasso, Kate Edgar, Atul Gawande, Temple Grandin
Director: Ric Burns

Legendary neurologist and author Oliver Sacks (Awakenings; The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat) shares the intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment resistant to his work in this illuminating documentary by Ric Burns. Sacks was a fearless explorer of unknown mental worlds who helped redefine our understanding of the brain and mind, the diversity of human experience, and our shared humanity. A month after receiving a fatal diagnosis, Sacks sat down for a series of filmed interviews in his apartment in New York City. For eighty hours, surrounded by family, friends, and notebooks from six decades of thinking and writing about the brain, he talked about his life and work, his abiding sense of wonder at the natural world, and the place of human beings within it. Drawing on these deeply personal reflections, as well as nearly two dozen interviews with close friends, family members, colleagues and patients, and archival material from every point in his life, this film is the story of a beloved doctor and writer who redefined our understanding of the brain and mind.

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Available 9/25

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The Artist’s Wife

The Artist’s Wife

1:34hrs

Stars: Lena Olin, Bruce Dern, Juliet Rylance
Director: Tom Dolby
Screenplay: Tom Dolby, Nicole Brending, Abdi Nazemian

Claire (Lena Olin) lives a domestic life in the Hamptons as the wife of celebrated artist Richard Smythson (Bruce Dern). Once a promising painter herself, Claire now lives in the shadow of her husband’s illustrious career. While preparing work for his final show, Richard’s moods become increasingly erratic, and he is diagnosed with dementia. As his memory and behavior deteriorate, she shields his condition from the art community while trying to reconnect him with his estranged daughter and grandson from a previous marriage. Challenged by the loss of her world as she knew it, Claire must now decide whether to stand with Richard on the sidelines or step into the spotlight herself.

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Available 9/25

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Aggie

Aggie

1:32hrs

Director: Catherine Gund

Aggie is a feature-length documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life. Emmy-nominated director Catherine Gund focuses on her mother’s journey to give viewers an understanding of the power of art to transform consciousness and inspire social change. Aggie is internationally recognized for her robust and prescient support of artists–particularly women and people of color–and her unwavering commitment to social justice issues. After falling in love with art as a high-school student, Aggie discovers a new way of looking at the world. The film opens with Aggie selling Roy Lichtenstein’s “Masterpiece” For $165 million to start the Art for Justice Fund. The proceeds from one of the highest grossing artworks ever sold fuel a monumental effort to reform the American criminal justice system and end mass incarceration. The film captures Aggie as a true maverick who demonstrates the unique role and potential of collectors and benefactors to use art to fight justice. This is untapped terrain, and we see Aggie leading the way.

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Available 10/9

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