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You Can’t Afford Not to go to the Movies

You Can’t Afford Not to go to the Movies

Word on the Street is: WEDNESDAY is the day to go out! So, we’ve moved FIVEDAY to Wednesday! Stop in to see Any Movie, Any Time on Wednesdays for just $5!

Make FIVEDAY your new weekly Habit…for family fun day, or the perfect date night!

A $2.50 Charge is added for all RealD 3D Movies.

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WEDNESDAYS ALL DAY.

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FilmWorks Forum: Fresh

FilmWorks Forum: Fresh

FilmWorks Forum in collaboration with the American Farmland Trust
SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2010

Directed by: Ana Sofia Joanes

FRESH” celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision of our food and our planet’s future. FRESH addresses an ethos that has been sweeping the nation and is a call to action America has been waiting for.

Following the screening: Panel discussion with leaders in the Hudson Valley farm and food movement.

American Farmland Trust
David Haight, New York Director of American Farmland Trust

Winter Sun Farms
Jim Hyland, President
farm2tablecopackers.com

Great Performances/ Katchkie Farm
Liz Neumark

Edible Hudson Valley Nancy Brannigan Painter

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Sunday, April 18th, 2010 at 11:30 am
Open to the Public Free of Charge

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FilmWorks Forum: Ghost Bird

FilmWorks Forum: Ghost Bird

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2011

FilmWorks Forum in collaboration with the Audubon Sharon presents a Feature Documentary filmed in the swamps of Eastern Arkansas
Directed by: Scott Crocker

Synopsis: Set in a murky swamp overrun with birders, scientists, and reporters, Ghost Bird explores
the limits of certainty, the seductive power of hope, and how one phantom woodpecker
changed a sleepy Southern town forever.

Q&A following the screening
with Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut

Mr. Comins is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford , and has worked in the bird conservation arena for the last 15 years. Patrick has deep Yankee roots. His family has lived in Connecticut since 1635, a legacy that strengthens his deep personal commitment to conserving the habitats and character of the state. He began his career with the Connecticut Audubon Society doing bird surveys on the coast at the McKinney NWR and then worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a biological technician at the Refuge. He has been with Audubon Connecticut as the Director of Bird Conservation for Connecticut since 2000, overseeing Connecticut ’s Important Bird Areas and other conservation programs.He is the principal author of Protecting Connecticut’s Grassland Heritage and President of the ConnecticutOrnithological Association and was the 2007 recipient of their Mabel Osgood Wright Award.

Open to the Public Free of Charge

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FilmWorks Forum: Human Terrain: War Becomes Academic

FilmWorks Forum: Human Terrain: War Becomes Academic

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012

A Special Screening of Award-Winning Film ‘Human Terrain’ with Filmmaker James Der Derian
Presented by the SALISBURY FORUM in collaboration with the FilmWorks Forum of The Moviehouse.

‘Human Terrain’is two stories in one. The first exposes a new Pentagon effort to enlist the best and the brightest in a struggle for hearts and minds. Facing long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military initiates ‘Human Terrain Systems’, a controversial program that seeks to make cultural awareness the centerpiece of the new counterinsurgency strategy. Designed to embed social scientists with combat troops, the program swiftly comes under attack as a misguided and unethical effort to gather intelligence and target enemies. Gaining rare access to war games in the Mojave Desert and training exercises at Quantico and Fort Leavenworth, Human Terrain takes the viewer into the heart of the war machine and a shadowy collaboration between American academics and the military.

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Sunday February 26, 2012 at 11:30AM

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FilmWorks Forum: MICHAEL

FilmWorks Forum: MICHAEL

18 Minutes, followed by Q&A

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 11:00 a.m.
Open to the Public, Free of Charge

In celebrating local filmmakers, we are proud to announce a free private screening at the Moviehouse of the film “Michael” directed by alum of Indian Mountain School, Hotchkiss, and most recently New York University, Harry Bainbridge

Shot entirely at Indian Mountain School, “Michael”, a short drama, chronicles the experience of one boy at a youth boarding school on September 11, 2001. A poignant investigation of society’s expectations of loss versus the real experience of it, the film is both personal and universal, drawing on the director’s autobiography to expose the surrealness felt by all in the immediate aftermath of tragedy. Michael must grapple with the ghost of his father, a man whom he never knew, but who defines him, and whose death before Michael’s birth in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing was publicly lamented, but privately withheld. Michael explores the experience of absence on an occasion that privileges those who know somebody who died’ over those who remain outsiders.

After the film the director and main stars of the film, Adam McKoy (Michael), and Lizzie Devlin (Claire), will hold a Q and A, followed by a reception. The screening and reception are free, open to all in the community, and all who come will receive a free DVD of the film.

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Saturday, December 1st at 11AM

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FilmWorks Forum: The Civic Life Project 2014

FilmWorks Forum: The Civic Life Project 2014

The Salisbury Forum/FilmWorks Forum collaboration with The Civic Life Project

SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING Drugs, Guns, Redemption & Edward Snowden: Stories from Young Filmmakers Exploring the Drug Culture, Gun Violence, Sexual Assault and NSA Surveillance.

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Admission: FREE

The Civic Life Project is an alternative to the standard High School Civics Class. The project is a collaboration with high school teachers, which allows educators to use filmmaking to transform the classroom into a laboratory for civics. The Civic Life Project brings professional journalists and filmmakers into the classroom to mentor students as they produce a short documentary film. By capturing the imagination of students, filmmaking offers a unique approach to education; where students discover that education can go beyond the classroom. The goal is to empower students, teaching them that they have a voice and the power to transform their community.

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FilmWorks Forum: Alive Inside

FilmWorks Forum: Alive Inside

1 Hr 45 Mins

A Special Screening
Sunday, November 9 – 11 a.m.
Sponsored by Senior Behavioral Health at Sharon Hospital and Filmworks Forum.

Five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia — many of them alone in nursing homes. A man with a simple idea discovers that songs embedded deep in memory can ease pain and awaken these fading minds. Joy and life are resuscitated, and our cultural fears over aging are confronted. Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.

A FREE Community Event.

Following the Screening
A Special Dementia Forum with Doctors from Sharon Hospital Senior Behavioral Health Unit.

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Sunday, November 9 – 11 a.m.
Free of Charge. No Tickets Necessary

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FilmWorks Forum/Salisbury Forum:Kids For Cash

FilmWorks Forum/Salisbury Forum:Kids For Cash

Sunday, February 1, 2015.

Salisbury Forum and Filmworks Forum of The Moviehouse present:

Kids for Cash is a riveting look behind the notorious scandal that rocked the nation when it first came to light in 2009. Beginning in the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania elected a charismatic judge who was hell-bent on keeping kids in line. Under his reign, over 3,000 children were ripped from their families and imprisoned for years for crimes as petty as creating a fake MySpace page. When one parent dared to question this harsh brand of justice, it was revealed that the judge had received millions of dollars in payments from the privately-owned juvenile detention centers where the kids—most of them only in their early teens—were incarcerated. Exposing the hidden scandal behind the headlines, KIDS FOR CASH unfolds like a real-life thriller. In a major dramatic coup, the film features extensive, exclusive access to the judges behind the scheme. Now serving a 28 year sentence in federal prison, the former juvenile court judge at the heart of the scandal shares his ulterior motives.

Before the film: In a short video, Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT), who has made improving juvenile justice one of his legislative goals, introduced the film.
Screening was followed by a Q&A with Director Robert May

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FilmWorks Forum: The Civic Life Project 2015

FilmWorks Forum: The Civic Life Project 2015

A Special Presentation by The Salisbury Forum in Collaboration with FilmWorks Forum

Sunday, June 7 – Doors Open at 11:00 a.m. show starts 11:30 p.m.

Should marijuana be legalized in Connecticut? Why is there so much mistrust between police and minority youths? Can teenagers live without social media? What happens when they try to give up their cell phones and tablets for two weeks? Are many children being over-medicated for ADD and ADHD?

These are some of the complex and controversial subjects student film makers tackled this year under the Civic Life Project. Many of these high school juniors and seniors found their views changed when they started asking questions and getting answers.

Students at the Stamford Academy charter school had never really talked to a police officer before starting their documentary on police “Mistrust.” Housey students are finding out what life is really like for a gay, lesbian or transgender teenager. Another group is working on the controversial issues involved in teaching about religions in a public school.

Please join us to see these interesting and provocative films and hear from the student filmmakers on why they chose their subjects and what they have learned.

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Sunday, June 7 Doors Open at 11:00 a.m. show starts 11:30 p.m.
FREE: NO TICKET REQUIRED

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FilmWorks Forum: The Hudson: River at Risk

FilmWorks Forum: The Hudson: River at Risk

2 Hrs.

Sunday, August 16th – 11:30 a.m.

A FilmWorks Forum presentation of three important short films outlining the current risks facing our beloved river and its environs.

BOMB TRAINS ON THE HUDSON
THE LONG SHADOW OF INDIAN POINT
A BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS

Each film will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Filmmaker & Director Jon Bowermaster:

Panel participants include:
Jon Bowermaster: Filmmaker/Moderator
Ned Sullivan, President, Scenic Hudson
Didi Barrett, NYS Assemblymember
Cliff Weathers, Communications Director, Riverkeeper

Listen to WHDD’s Marshall Miles interview Jon Bowermaster & Ned Sullivan about this event.

For many years, the Hudson river, like so many waterways, was treated like an infinite waste barrel, a receptacle for poisonous chemicals, hazardous waste, trash of all descriptions. But in the past forty years, thanks to a committed group of environmentalists and their agencies (Riverkeeper, Scenic Hudson, Clearwater and more) the river has become markedly cleaner. While it is still an under-utilized natural resource, increasingly it is used by boaters, kayakers, even swimmers as a recreational playground. But the river, in the words of Riverkeeper’s John Lipscomb, has “had a foot on its neck” for more than one hundred years and still today, despite the efforts to clean it up, there are environmental risks and concerns.

Since it is our hometown river (Oceans 8 Films are headquartered here in the Hudson Valley), Bowermaster and his crew decided to take a closer look at several of the more prominent risks: – The boom in transportation of crude oil down the river by barge and rail car – The always-problematic aging nuclear power plant at Indian Point – The impact of the building of a replacement to the Tappan Zee Bridge and its ultimate teardown – the largest construction project in North America.

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SUNDAY, August 16: 11:30 a.m.

FREE TO THE COMMUNITY
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FilmWorks Forum: The Millionaires’ Unit

FilmWorks Forum: The Millionaires’ Unit

1 Hr. 45 MIns.

The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power

Sunday, January 17, 11:15 a.m.

Presented by The Salisbury Forum and FilmWorks Forum

Leading the Q&A after the screening will be co-producer and co-director RON KING. Joining Ron will be GEOFF ROSSANO from Salisbury and MARC WORTMAN from New Haven.

Cast: Bruce Dern, Kevin Joy, Dan Evans
Directors: Darroch Greer, Ron King
Writer: Darroch Greer

Seven years in the making and filmed on three continents, as well as locally at the Rhinebeck Aerodrome, this documentary tells the dramatic story of a group of Yale students motivated by patriotism, courage, and honor, joined the Navy at the outbreak of World War I, learned to fly, and went on to battle deadly U-boats over the Atlantic. They were the first to fly for America in WW1, some of them making the ultimate sacrifice.

Books by both Geoff Rosano and Marc Wortman will be available for purchase at the event by Oblong Books & Music.

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Sunday, January 17, 11:15 a.m.

FREE ADMISSION
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FilmWorks Forum: Most Likely to Succeed

FilmWorks Forum: Most Likely to Succeed

Sunday, April 3 – 11:00 a.m.

Writer/Director: Greg Whiteley
Cast: Scott Swaaley

After the screening there will be a panel discussion with:
Charles Noyes: Farm Curriculum and Programming Coordinator, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT.
Marcie Wistar: Middle and High school science teacher, Kildonan School.
Lisa Carter: Principal, Salisbury Central School
Sarah Sprague: Science Department Chair, Indian Mountain School
Ian Strever: Assistant Principa, Housatonic Valley Regional High School , Falls Village, CT
Matt Dilley: Science Deptartment Chair & Physics Teacher, Millbrook School
Amanda Ruhe: Science and Technology Teacher, Dutchess Day School
Sandra Charlap: Founder & Advisor for Edge, a self-directed, interdisciplinary learning program at The Kildonan School

The current educational system in the United States was developed a century ago during the rise of the industrial age and was once the envy of the world. However, the world economy has since transformed profoundly, but the US education system has not. Schools are attempting to teach and test skills, when mastered, that still leave graduates woefully unprepared for the 21st Century. After presenting this problem, the documentary focuses on the story of a school in San Diego that is completely rethinking what the experience of going to school looks like. As we follow students, parents and teachers through a truly unorthodox school experience, the audience is forced to consider what sort of educational environment is most likely to succeed in the 21st century?

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Sunday, April 3 – 11:00 a.m.

FREE OF CHARGE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

TICKETS NOT REQUIRED

Complimentary Refreshments will be served.

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FilmWorks Forum: One by One: The Teachings of Diana King

FilmWorks Forum: One by One: The Teachings of Diana King

Presented in collaboration with The Kildonan School

Sunday, April 24 – 11:00 a.m.

After the film: Lecture & Book Signing with Diana King, Founder of The Kildonan School

In 2005, Kildonan School co-founder Diana Hanbury King published the book One by One: Working With Dyslexia, The Story of Dunnabeck and Kildonan. In it, Diana discusses her stories of working with dyslexic students for over six decades. Now emmy Award winning filmmaker Harvey Hubell V has created a documentary chronicling King and her groundbreaking work.

“I have been teaching dyslexic students all my working life. This book is an account of my experiences, and of the thousands of teachers and students with whom it has been my privilege to work. While the students remain the same—endlessly fascinating in their ways of learning and failing to learn—other things have changed during the past sixty years.”—-Diana King

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Sunday, April 24:
11:00

FREE & Open to the Public – TICKETS NOT REQUIRED

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FilmWorks Forum: Civic Life Project 2016

FilmWorks Forum: Civic Life Project 2016

2 hrs

Sunday, June 12 – 11:30 AM

The Fourth Annual Presentation by The Salisbury Forum and FilmWorks Forum of The Moviehouse

Young filmmakers from our local high schools explore a variety of issues that impact teens, schools and communities in a presentation of short documentaries. A civic education is essential to the preservation and improvement of our democracy. This presentation will be a chance for each of us to model how an engaged community can talk and listen to each other with respect and without judgment.

The CIVIC LIFE PROJECT challenges students to learn about our democracy, discover their community and “find their voice” through the creation of documentary film.

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Special Presentation
Sunday, June 12 – 11:30 AM

FREE OF CHARGE
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FilmWorks Forum: SCREENAGERS - Growing Up in the Digital Age

FilmWorks Forum: SCREENAGERS - Growing Up in the Digital Age

Documentary & Panel Discussion
Sponsored by Indian Mountain School

Sunday, October 23, 11 AM

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

After the film there will be a panel discussion & Q&A about the topics presented.

Moderator: Jody Soja, Head of School at Indian Mountain

Thomas Miller, LCSW is a Clinical Social Worker/Therapist with over 15 years experience who provides individual, family, couples, and group therapy to people of all ages. He specializes in working with clients that are dealing with depression, anxiety, OCD, substance abuse, addiction in their family, school related behavioral problems, attention-deficit issues, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, clients that identify as LGBT, adoption/attachment issues.

Jay Barillaro is an IMS teacher in his 20th year teaching at independent schools. During that time, in addition to teaching and administrative positions, he has served as an Asst. Network Administrator and Web Developer. He has devised curriculum for teaching Latin in a 1:1 iPad classroom, and has used Canvas, EdModo, wiki-sites, and other on-line venues for collaborative learning. He currently teaches Latin and a coding elective at IMS.

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Sunday, October 23, 11 AM

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FilmWorks Forum:  BEING MORTAL

FilmWorks Forum:  BEING MORTAL

Sponsored by Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association and Sharon Hospital

Sunday, October 30, 11:30 AM

Following the screening, you are invited to stay for a discussion with health care professionals: Donna DiMartino, RN, MSN, Virginia Gold, LSW, Dr. Mark Marshall, DO, Donna Schmidt, RN & the Rev. Eileen Epperson

Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers of childbirth, injury, and disease from harrowing to manageable. But when it comes to the inescapable realities of aging and death, what medicine can do often runs counter to what it should.

Through eye-opening research and gripping stories of his own patients and family, Gawande reveals the suffering this dynamic has produced. Nursing homes, devoted above all to safety, battle with residents over the food they are allowed to eat and the choices they are allowed to make. Doctors, uncomfortable discussing patients’ anxieties about death, fall back on false hopes and treatments that are actually shortening lives instead of improving them. And families go along with all of it.

Donna DiMartino, Hospice Director, SVNA talked to WHDD’s Marshall Miles about BEING MORTAL recently. Click this link to listen in.

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Sunday, October 30, 11:30 AM

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FilmWorks Forum:  NEWTOWN

FilmWorks Forum:  NEWTOWN

Presented by Salisbury Forum in collaboration with FilmWorks Forum

Sunday, January 29, 11:30 AM

With post-screening discussion led by the film’s Producer & Director, Kim Snyder

Director: Kim A. Snyder
Music composed by: iZLER
Cinematography: Derek Wiesehahn

Twenty months after a horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., that took the lives of 20 elementary school children and six educators on Dec. 14, 2012, the small New England town is in a complex psychological tangle in the wake of yet another act of mass killing at the hands of a disturbed young gunman. The film provides access into the lives and homes of those who remain, all of whom have been indelibly changed by the events.

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Sunday, January 29, 11:30 AM

FREE OF CHARGE – NO TICKETS REQUIRED

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FilmWorks Forum: TRIBAL JUSTICE

FilmWorks Forum: TRIBAL JUSTICE

2hrs

Two judges, two tribes, one goal: restoring justice.

Sunday, March 26, 11 AM

With post-screening discussion led by the film’s Director, Anne Makepeace.

In Anne Makepeace’s new documentary, two Native American judges reach back to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities, and create a more positive future for their youth. By addressing the root causes of crime, they are providing models of restorative justice that are working. Mainstream courts across the country are taking notice.

Anne Makepeace has been a writer, producer, and director of award-winning independent films for more three decades. Tribal Justice, will premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February 2017, and will culminate in a national PBS broadcast later this year.

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Sunday, March 26, 11 AM

A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
TICKETS NOT REQUIRED

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FilmWorks Forum: Thomas Chapin - Night Bird Song

FilmWorks Forum: Thomas Chapin - Night Bird Song

Sunday, May 21, 11 AM

Sponsored by The Salisbury School

Produced, Written & Directed by: Stephanie J. Castillo

Destined to be among the great virtuosos of jazz, Thomas Chapin, an alto sax and flute master, was nearing the pinnacle of his meteoric rise when leukemia took him in 1998, at the age of 40. Fame and world recognition eluded him despite the mark he left on jazz n the ’80s and ’90s, but his passionate life, and incandescent music remain unforgettable to fans who knew him, and musicians who played with him. Today, his music is inspiring a new generation of artists and musicians who have discovered his legacy. This new documentary draws an intimate portrait of this musical explorer who transcended the boundaries of jazz and dissolved the distinctions between sound and music. This film ensures that he will no longer be only a footnote in jazz and his indelible mark will be made.

After the film: Two of the musicians featured - Peter McEachern and Mario Pavone, who both played with Chapin, will lead a community discussion and Q&A with the film’s Writer, Producer & Director – Stephanie Castillo.

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Sunday, May 21 – 11 AM

Admission FREE

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FilmWorks Forum/Salisbury Forum: The Civic Life Project

FilmWorks Forum/Salisbury Forum: The Civic Life Project

Sunday, June 11, 11:30 AM

The 5th Annual Presentation by The Salisbury Forum and FilmWorks Forum of The Moviehouse

Young filmmakers from our local high schools explore a variety of issues that impact teens, schools and communities in a presentation of short documentaries. The CIVIC LIFE PROJECT challenges students to learn about our democracy, discover their community and “find their voice” through the creation of documentary film.

The five films being presented on Sunday are:
1. Education Declined – How funding cuts affect the quality of education at one of the state’s premier magnet schools and why court orders prevent the school from adding more students even though it has a long waiting list of applicants.
2. The Magic of The Atom – How the nuclear power safety issue and the alternatives to fossil fuels are becoming entwined in the vagaries of the marketplace.
3. Pre-trial Detention – This film from the Stamford Academy charter school follows a fellow student who was jailed for three months before he even had a trial because he couldn’t make a $150,000 bail.
4. The Last Decision – In this film from Monument Mountain High School students explore how to prevent their friends from making the same mistakes that led to the death of a fellow student in a DUI accident.
5. The Dark Room – Students from Housatonic Valley Regional High School examine how society perceives mental illness and the stigmas associated with it. The film features a fellow student who suffered from depression. There are interviews with other patients and those working on their behalf.

These are provocative and well produced documentaries on important social and public issues. The student film makers will be on hand to discuss their projects.

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FilmWorks Forum: The Long Friday

FilmWorks Forum: The Long Friday

Sunday, June 25, 11 AM

In this FilmWorks Forum presentation you will see an excerpt of a new documentary film by local filmmaker Pamela Hogan, which will be followed by a talk, Q&A and community discussion moderated by Anne Makepeace with Pamela Hogan and two women featured in the film – Gudrun Jonsdottir and Elisabet Gunnarsdottir–joining us live via Skype from Reykjavik.

The Long Friday is the inspiring and little-known story of the women of Iceland who brought their country to its knees in a single day. On a crisp Fall morning in 1975, 90% of Iceland’s women walked off the job and out of their homes, refusing to work, cook or take care of the children from noon to midnight. Initially seen as a huge joke by many men, the meticulously planned collective action came to be known as the long Friday – a day that transformed the national narrative about the place of women in society and laid the foundation for Iceland’s proud title today as the world’s most gender-equal country.

The film will strike a chord with women everywhere whose feminist revolutions remain unfinished. Today, for the eighth year in a row, Iceland ranks #1 on the global gender-equality index – while the U.S. has dropped to a dismal #45. American women are participating in the workforce and heading households in greater numbers than ever before. Yet the gender wage gap amounts to as much as $1 million per woman over the span of a her career; and shockingly the U.S. is the world’s only industrialized country that does not guarantee paid parental leave.

Pamela Hogan is an Emmy award-winning filmmaker known for the series Women, War and Peace, and Looks Like Laury, Sounds Like Laury, named one of “The Best TV Shows of 2015” by The New York Times.

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FilmWorks Forum: Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

FilmWorks Forum: Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

A Discovery Channel Documentary
Sunday, July 23 – 11AM
Sponsored by Discovery & American Farmland Trust

Directed by: Susan Froemke and John Hoffman
Co-Directed and Produced by: Beth Aala
Produced by: Susan Froemke and Miriam Horn
Narrated by: Tom Brokaw
Based on the book by Miriam Horn (forthcoming from W.W. Norton in September of this year).

From America’s heartland come four unexpected warriors for a hidden but far-reaching conservation movement: a Montana rancher, two Kansas farmers, and a Louisiana fisherman. With a passion for the terrain that defines their identity, each has bridged long-standing divides—between rural communities and outside experts, people that work the land and federal bureaucrats— to preserve the landscapes that sustain their livelihoods. Discovery’s RANCHER, FARMER, FISHERMAN, shines a light on this unheralded movement and offers inspiring solutions to the challenges confronting America’s wild land and wildlife, fisheries and croplands. Weaving together the stories of four unlikely conservation heroes working in America’s heartland, working families cross political boundaries to arrive at real solutions for protecting the land and sea that define our country – and are crucial to all of our survival.

Following the screening David Haight, NY State Director – American Farmland Trust will lead a panel discussion and Q&A with:

John Hoffman, Director/Executive Producer Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman and EVP, Documentaries, Discovery.
Eric Pooley, SVP for Strategy and Communications – Environmental Defense Fund
Mark Doyle, Business Manager – Fishkill Farms
Jennifer Fimbel, Agricultural Educator & Ag Navigator – Cornell Cooperative Extension
Ben Dobson, Farm Manager, Stone House Farm & Director of OMRI

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Sunday, July 23 – 11 AM

Admission: FREE -Tickets not required.

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FilmWorks Forum: Il Villaggio di Millbrook

FilmWorks Forum: Il Villaggio di Millbrook

Presented in partnership with Beartooth Film Productions
Sunday, November 19 – 11 AM

FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING

J Galassi

Join us after the film for a discussion with the filmmakers, moderated by Jonathan Galassi, President & Publisher – Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

Two years in the making, “Il Villaggio di Millbrook” (“The Village of Millbrook”) is a beautifully filmed, sensitive documentary about immigration and assimilation in small-town America. It was the vision of Barbara Hanson Pierce, a longtime Dutchess County resident, who wanted to explore Millbrook’s Italian roots. The film grew out of Millbrook’s Museum in the Streets© project, a permanent, bi-lingual, historical walking tour of the village, which Pierce, as co-chair, shepherded to its opening in 2014. As a follow-up, she wanted to film the stories of some of Millbrook’s oldest families of Italian descent, whose ancestors came in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to work on the great estates.Through a combination of skillful camera work and seamless editing, the film interweaves historical photos with 15 moving and sometimes amusing interviews. It combines memory and nostalgia, and conveys a sense of the fabric of the community that united these Italian immigrants in their new country, as they adapted to this small village in upstate New York. The historical photos in the film were culled from a wide variety of places, including the Millbrook Historical Society, the Library of Congress, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Jonathan Robertson composed an original score.

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Sunday, November 19 – 11 AM

FREE – Tickets not Required

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FilmWorks Forum: A Plastic Ocean

FilmWorks Forum: A Plastic Ocean

Presented by Salisbury Forum

Sunday, January 21, 11:30 AM

Dr. Beth Gershuny

With post-screening discussion led by: Mark K. Spalding, President of The Ocean Foundation and Angel Braestrup, Executive Director of the Munson Foundation

When producer Jo Ruxton joined an expedition to the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the North Pacific Gyre, 1500 miles off the coast of San Francisco, to ascertain its impact and discovered free-floating microplastics instead of an anticipated solid mass that could be contained, Jo knew she had to begin the film that would become A Plastic Ocean.

The problem of plastic pollution is growing exponentially every year; we are producing more than 300 million tons of plastic, half of this is designed for single use, and each year around 8 million tons of it ends up in our oceans. We can solve this problem and we can do it by educating and engaging everyone in a conversation to rethink plastic. Plastic Oceans is working to change the way we deal with plastic waste by challenging society’s perception that this indestructible substance can be treated as ‘disposable’. Plastic Oceans Foundation engages people of all ages, in all social situations, to understand the danger of continuing to perceive plastic to be disposable. Once they become aware of the ultimate threat to human health, it will become a personal choice to prevent plastic waste from entering the environment.

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Sunday, January 21, 11:30 AM

Free FilmWorks Forum Event
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FilmWorks Forum: Chasing Coral

FilmWorks Forum: Chasing Coral

Sunday, April 22, 11AM
A Special Earth Day Community Screening from the filmmakers that brought us CHASING ICE
Sponsored by the North East Conservation Advisory Council with funds provided by Eric Roberts

John Hoffman, Joshua Ginsberg, Chris Kennan

Introduced by Emmy Award-winning Director/Producer, and Executive VP of Documentaries for Discovery John Hoffman who will also moderate a panel discussion and audience Q&A after the film with Dr. Joshua Ginsberg, President of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies & Chris Kennan, North East – Millerton Council member who works closely with the town’s Climate Smart Community Conservation Advisory Committee.

Directed by: Jeff Orlowski
Starring: Andrew Ackerman, Pim Bongaerts, Neal Cantin, Phil Dustan

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

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Sunday, April 22, 11AM

FREE. No tickets required

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Spring Exhibition: OFF CAMPUS

Spring Exhibition: OFF CAMPUS

Student Art from The Hotchkiss School
April 2 – May 30, 2018

Our spring exhibit features images by over 30 student artists currently enrolled at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT. These works represent a wide variety of subject matter and media, including digital photography, traditional photography, paintings in oil and acrylic, mixed media collage, assemblage, and drawings in graphite, charcoal, pastels and colored pencil.

Founded in 1891, The Hotchkiss School is a coeducational boarding school, located at 11 Interlaken Road in Lakeville, Connecticut. For more information on the arts and arts events at The Hotchkiss School visit http://www.hotchkiss.org/arts or call 860-435-4423.












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Exhibition on Screen Encore: Vincent Van Gogh - A New Way of Seeing

Exhibition on Screen Encore: Vincent Van Gogh - A New Way of Seeing

Tuesday, May 22, 7PM
Sunday, June 3, 1PM

Directed by: David Bickerstaff.

Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary. Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this brilliant film about one of the world’s favorite artists, marks both a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. Experience the wonder of seeing these masterpieces on the big screen while specially invited guests, including world renown curators and art historians, offer their interpretations and explanations of his work. With exclusive new research revealing incredible recent discoveries, the Van Gogh Museum has helped craft a cinema experience like no other.

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Showtimes:

Tuesday 5/22, 7PM
Sunday 6/3 1PM

General $14 / Members $12

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Royal Ballet: Manon

Royal Ballet: Manon

3hrs including intermission

Wednesday, May 30, 6PM
Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Jules Massenet
Conductor: Martin Yates

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel by Abbé Prévost, already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. Renowned dance musician Leighton Lucas and his assistant Hilda Gaunt provided a score drawn from across Massenet’s music, including his famous yearning Elégie as the theme for the lovers. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles of Manon and Des Grieux danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.

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Showtimes:

Wednesday, May 30, 6PM

General $21 / Gold Members $16

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Summer Exhibition - GETZ: Covers from “The New Yorker” Magazine

Summer Exhibition - GETZ: Covers from “The New Yorker” Magazine

June 2-August 28
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 2, 4:30-6:30 PM

Our Summer Exhibition features the iconic work of the late Arthur Getz. Getz is best known for his fifty-year career as a cover artist for The New Yorker magazine. Between 1938 and 1988, two hundred and thirteen Getz covers appeared, making Getz the most prolific New Yorker cover artist of the twentieth century.

The show will feature thirty of Getz’s original cover paintings, covering the span of Getz’s work from the 1950’s through to the 1980’s. The works for this extraordinary exhibition have been generously loaned to The Moviehouse by Getz’s family and are not for sale.

The writer John Updike, in his foreword to The Complete Book of Covers from The New Yorker, 1925 – 1989, wrote: “The artist who has contributed most covers is Arthur Getz, whose alert eye and confident brush find endless silent dramas of contrast and tone in the world around us…”

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Showtimes:

Opening Reception
Saturday, June 2, 4:30-6:30 pm

Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

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TCM Big Screen Classics: The Producers

TCM Big Screen Classics: The Producers

A Special 50th Anniversary Event
Wednesday, June 6

Cast: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars, Lee Meredith
Writer/Director: Mel Brooks

“I want… I want… I want everything I’ve ever seen in the movies!” Once the King of The Great White Way, Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) is reduced to romancing old ladies to finance his next flop show. But when nervous accountant Leopold Bloom (Gene Wilder) surmises that more money could be made from a flop than a hit, the next step is to produce the Busby Berkeleyesque musical Springtime for Hitler and to cast stoned-out Flower Child “LSD” (Dick Shawn) in the lead. A surefire flop — or is it? Writer/director Mel Brooks nabbed an Oscar® for Best Original Screenplay of 1968, while his movie skyrocketed from controversial cult comedy to Classic, now on the National Film Registry and umpteen lists of the funniest movies ever made, with Mostel & Wilder considered the greatest comedy team since Laurel & Hardy and The Marx Brothers.

See the restored film from Studiocanal and Rialto Pictures in honor of the 50th anniversary of its release. Includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

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Showtimes:

Wednesday, June 6

Pre-Show: 6:30 PM
Film: 7:00 PM

General $14 / Members $12

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Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18 Season Finale: Coppélia

Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18 Season Finale: Coppélia

2:45hrs

Sunday, June 10, 12:55PM

Music: Léo Delibes
Choreography: Sergei Vikharev after Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti

Swanhilda notices her fianceé Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppélia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson… The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th -century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fianceé with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker. The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous “dance of the hours,” and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humor in this effervescent production.

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Showtimes:

Sunday, June 10, 12:55PM

General $21 / Gold Members $16

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Exhibition On Screen Encore: I, Claude Monet

Exhibition On Screen Encore: I, Claude Monet

Tuesday, June 19, 7PM

Directed by: Phil Grabsky

Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Despite this, and perhaps because of it, Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. Then, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his garden at Giverney, his humour, insight and love of life is revealed.

Shot on location in Paris, London, Normandy and Venice I, Claude Monet is a cinematic immersion into some of the most loved and iconic scenes in Western Art.

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Showtimes:

Encore: Tuesday, June 19, 7PM

General $14 / Members $12

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TCM Big Screen Classics: West Side Story

TCM Big Screen Classics: West Side Story

2:33hrs

Rated: PG

Wednesday, June 27, 7PM

Cast: Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer
Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
Music: Leonard Bernstein, Irwin Kostal

Don’t miss the chance to see this classic musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet in which two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival’s sister. A modern take on Romeo & Juliet.




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Showtimes:

Wednesday, June 27, 7PM

General $14 / Members $12

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Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine

50th Anniversary
Sunday, July 8, 4PM

Rated: G

Director: George Dunning
Characters: Jeremy Hilary Boob, Ph.D, Chief Blue Meanie, Old Fred, Lord Mayor, John Lennon, Max, Ringo, George, Paul
Screenplay: Al Brodax, Erich Segal, Lee Minoff, Jack Mendelsohn, Roger McGough

The music-loving inhabitants of Pepperland are under siege by the Blue Meanies, a nasty group of music-hating creatures. The Lord Mayor of Pepperland (Dick Emery) dispatches sailor Old Fred (Lance Percival) to Liverpool, England, where he is to recruit the help of the Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr). The sympathetic Beatles ride a yellow submarine to the occupied Pepperland, where the Blue Meanies have no chance against the Fab Four’s groovy tunes.

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Showtimes:

Sunday, July 8, 4PM

General $14 / Members $12

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Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

3hrs including 2 intermissions

Wednesday, July 18, 6PM
Live from the Royal Opera House, London
The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Additional choreography: Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Koen Kessels

Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

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Showtimes:

Wednesday, July 18, 6PM

General $21 / Gold Members $16

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RBG

RBG

A film by Betsy West and Julie Cohen

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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All Performances are downstairs unless indicated with -up

Mon 5/21, Wednesday 5/23 & Thur 5/24 4:30 6:40
Tues 5/22 4:30 6:40-up
Fri 5/25 4:30-up 7:00 9:15-up
Sat 5/26 & Sun 5/27 2:00-up 4:30 7:00-up 9:15
Mon 5/28 2:00 4:30-up 7:00
Tue 5/29 & Thur 5/31 4:30-up 6:40-up
Wed 5/30 3:45

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

2:15hrs

Rated:

Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Clint Howard, Paul Bettany, Warwick Davis, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton
Director: Ron Howard
Screenplay: Lawrence Kasdan, Jonathan Kasdan

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

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Showtimes:

Premiere Thursday May 24 at 7:00 PM

All Performances are downstairs unless indicated with -UP

Fri 5/25 3:45 6:30-up 8:55
Sat 5/26 & Sun 5/27 1:00 3:45 6:30-up 8:55
Mon 5/28 1:20 4:10 6:30-up
Tue 5/29 – Thur 5/31 4:00 7:00

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Life of the Party

Life of the Party

1:45hrs

Rated: PG-13

Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph, Julie Bowen, Matt Walsh, Stephen Root, Jacki Weaver, Adria Arjona, Debby Ryan
Director: Ben Falcone
Screenplay: Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone

When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna—now Dee Rock—embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.

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Showtimes:

All performances are upstairs

Mon 5/21 & Wed 5/23 4:10 6:50
Tues 5/22 & Thur 5/24 4:10

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Book Club

Book Club

104mins

Rated: PG-13 for sex-related material throughout, and for language

Cast: Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Dreyfuss, Andy Garcia, Candice Bergen, Wallace Shawn, Alicia Silverstone, Don Johnson, Craig T. Nelson
Director: Bill Holderman
Screenplay: Bill Holderman, Erin Simms

Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage. Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached. Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through a decades-old divorce. Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. Join the Club May 18, 2018.

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Showtimes:

All Performances are downstairs unless indicated with UP

Mon 5/21 – Wed 5/23 4:00 6:30
Thur 5/24 4:00 6:50-up
Fri 5/25 4:20 6:40-up 9:05
Sat 5/26 & Sun 5/27 1:40 4:20-up 6:40 9:05-up
Mon 5/28 1:40-up 4:20 6:40-up
Tue 5/29 & Thur 5/31 4:20 6:45
Wed 5/30 4:20-up 6:45-up

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Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2

2hrs

Rated: R

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand, T.J. Miller, Zazie Beetz, Leslie Uggams, Stefan Kapicic
Director: David Leitch
Screenplay: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Ryan Reynolds

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

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Showtimes:

All Performances are upstairs unless indicated with DN

Mon 5/21 & Wed 5/23 4:20 7:00
Tue 5/22 4:20 6:50
Thur 5/24 4:20 7:10
Fri 5/25 3:55 6:25-DN 9:10
Sat 5/26 & Sun 5/27 1:10 3:55 6:25-DN 9:10
Mon 5/28 1:30 4:00 6:55-DN
Tue 5/29 – Thur 5/31 4:10 7:10

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Spring Exhibition: OFF CAMPUS

Spring Exhibition: OFF CAMPUS

Student Art from The Hotchkiss School
April 2 – May 30, 2018

Our spring exhibit features images by over 30 student artists currently enrolled at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT. These works represent a wide variety of subject matter and media, including digital photography, traditional photography, paintings in oil and acrylic, mixed media collage, assemblage, and drawings in graphite, charcoal, pastels and colored pencil.

Founded in 1891, The Hotchkiss School is a coeducational boarding school, located at 11 Interlaken Road in Lakeville, Connecticut. For more information on the arts and arts events at The Hotchkiss School visit http://www.hotchkiss.org/arts or call 860-435-4423.












 


 

Exhibition on Screen Encore: Vincent Van Gogh - A New Way of Seeing

Exhibition on Screen Encore: Vincent Van Gogh - A New Way of Seeing

Tuesday, May 22, 7PM
Sunday, June 3, 1PM

Directed by: David Bickerstaff.

Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary. Enjoying complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, this brilliant film about one of the world’s favorite artists, marks both a major re-showing of the gallery’s collection and a celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. Experience the wonder of seeing these masterpieces on the big screen while specially invited guests, including world renown curators and art historians, offer their interpretations and explanations of his work. With exclusive new research revealing incredible recent discoveries, the Van Gogh Museum has helped craft a cinema experience like no other.

 


 

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Rated:

Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Clint Howard, Paul Bettany, Warwick Davis, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton
Director: Ron Howard
Screenplay: Lawrence Kasdan, Jonathan Kasdan

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

 


 

Royal Ballet: Manon

Royal Ballet: Manon

Wednesday, May 30, 6PM
Kenneth MacMillan’s powerful telling of Manon and Des Grieux’s tragic love is a masterpiece of modern ballet, set to music by Massenet.

Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Jules Massenet
Conductor: Martin Yates

Kenneth MacMillan’s source for Manon was the 18th-century French novel by Abbé Prévost, already adapted for opera by Massenet and Puccini. Renowned dance musician Leighton Lucas and his assistant Hilda Gaunt provided a score drawn from across Massenet’s music, including his famous yearning Elégie as the theme for the lovers. The premiere was given on 7 March 1974, with the lead roles of Manon and Des Grieux danced by Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell. The ballet quickly became a staple of The Royal Ballet’s repertory, and a touchstone of adult, dramatic dance.

 


 

Summer Exhibition - GETZ: Covers from “The New Yorker” Magazine

Summer Exhibition - GETZ: Covers from “The New Yorker” Magazine

June 2-August 28
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 2, 4:30-6:30 PM

Our Summer Exhibition features the iconic work of the late Arthur Getz. Getz is best known for his fifty-year career as a cover artist for The New Yorker magazine. Between 1938 and 1988, two hundred and thirteen Getz covers appeared, making Getz the most prolific New Yorker cover artist of the twentieth century.

The show will feature thirty of Getz’s original cover paintings, covering the span of Getz’s work from the 1950’s through to the 1980’s. The works for this extraordinary exhibition have been generously loaned to The Moviehouse by Getz’s family and are not for sale.

The writer John Updike, in his foreword to The Complete Book of Covers from The New Yorker, 1925 – 1989, wrote: “The artist who has contributed most covers is Arthur Getz, whose alert eye and confident brush find endless silent dramas of contrast and tone in the world around us…”

 


 

TCM Big Screen Classics: The Producers

TCM Big Screen Classics: The Producers

A Special 50th Anniversary Event
Wednesday, June 6

Cast: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars, Lee Meredith
Writer/Director: Mel Brooks

“I want… I want… I want everything I’ve ever seen in the movies!” Once the King of The Great White Way, Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) is reduced to romancing old ladies to finance his next flop show. But when nervous accountant Leopold Bloom (Gene Wilder) surmises that more money could be made from a flop than a hit, the next step is to produce the Busby Berkeleyesque musical Springtime for Hitler and to cast stoned-out Flower Child “LSD” (Dick Shawn) in the lead. A surefire flop — or is it? Writer/director Mel Brooks nabbed an Oscar® for Best Original Screenplay of 1968, while his movie skyrocketed from controversial cult comedy to Classic, now on the National Film Registry and umpteen lists of the funniest movies ever made, with Mostel & Wilder considered the greatest comedy team since Laurel & Hardy and The Marx Brothers.

See the restored film from Studiocanal and Rialto Pictures in honor of the 50th anniversary of its release. Includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

 


 

Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18 Season Finale: Coppélia

Bolshoi Ballet 2017/18 Season Finale: Coppélia

Sunday, June 10, 12:55PM

Music: Léo Delibes
Choreography: Sergei Vikharev after Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti

Swanhilda notices her fianceé Franz is infatuated with the beautiful Coppélia who sits reading on her balcony each day. Nearly breaking up the two sweethearts, Coppélia is not what she seems and Swanhilda decides to teach Franz a lesson… The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th -century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fianceé with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker. The company’s stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous “dance of the hours,” and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humor in this effervescent production.

 


 

Exhibition On Screen Encore: I, Claude Monet

Exhibition On Screen Encore: I, Claude Monet

Tuesday, June 19, 7PM

Directed by: Phil Grabsky

Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Despite this, and perhaps because of it, Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. Then, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his garden at Giverney, his humour, insight and love of life is revealed.

Shot on location in Paris, London, Normandy and Venice I, Claude Monet is a cinematic immersion into some of the most loved and iconic scenes in Western Art.

 


 

Oceans 8

Oceans 8

Premiere: Thursday, June 7, 7PM

Rated: PG-13

Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna , Awkwafina
Director: Gary Ross
Screenplay: Gary Ross, Olivia Milch

Five years, eight months, 12 days…and counting. That’s how long Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it’s going to take—a team of the best in their field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller (Cate Blanchett). Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita (Kaling); street con Constance (Awkwafina); expert fence Tammy (Paulson); hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna); and fashion designer Rose (Bonham Carter). The target is a cool $150 million dollars in diamonds—diamonds that will be around the neck of world-famous actress Daphne Kluger (Hathaway), who will be centerstage at the event of the year, the Met Gala. The plan is rock solid, but everything will need to be flawless if the team is going to get in and get away with the ice. All in plain sight.

 


 

TCM Big Screen Classics: West Side Story

TCM Big Screen Classics: West Side Story

Rated: PG

Wednesday, June 27, 7PM

Cast: Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer
Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
Music: Leonard Bernstein, Irwin Kostal

Don’t miss the chance to see this classic musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet in which two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival’s sister. A modern take on Romeo & Juliet.




 


 

Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine

50th Anniversary
Sunday, July 8, 4PM

Rated: G

Director: George Dunning
Characters: Jeremy Hilary Boob, Ph.D, Chief Blue Meanie, Old Fred, Lord Mayor, John Lennon, Max, Ringo, George, Paul
Screenplay: Al Brodax, Erich Segal, Lee Minoff, Jack Mendelsohn, Roger McGough

The music-loving inhabitants of Pepperland are under siege by the Blue Meanies, a nasty group of music-hating creatures. The Lord Mayor of Pepperland (Dick Emery) dispatches sailor Old Fred (Lance Percival) to Liverpool, England, where he is to recruit the help of the Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr). The sympathetic Beatles ride a yellow submarine to the occupied Pepperland, where the Blue Meanies have no chance against the Fab Four’s groovy tunes.

 


 

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

Wednesday, July 18, 6PM
Live from the Royal Opera House, London
The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, with additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.

Choreography: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Additional choreography: Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton
Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Koen Kessels

Swan Lake was Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. That success is secured not only by the sublime, symphonic sweep of Tchaikovsky’s score, but also by the striking choreographic contrasts between Petipa’s royal palace scenes and the lyric lakeside scenes created by Ivanov.

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