Magic in the Moonlight

Now showing
in Rhinebeck 
Aug 22 – 28
Fri – Sun 4:00 6:15 8:30
Mon – Tues 6:15 8:30
Wed 4:00 6:15
Thur 6:15 8:30
(USA / 2014 / Directed by Woody Allen)
PG-13 / 100 mins. 
Fresh off of an Oscar nomination for Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen returns with a sun-soaked romance set in 1920s France, about a beguiling spiritualist and the man hired to debunk her.
Against a backdrop of wealthy mansions, gorgeous Mediterranean vistas, and fashionable jazz joints, Sophie (Emma Stone) works as a medium for a rich family. When an Englishman (Colin Firth) is brought in to convince her employers of her fraudulent nature, he becomes increasingly puzzled by the accuracy of her soothsaying and impressed by her trickery. As his cynicism is challenged, he gradually falls for the young woman and a series of personal and professional complications ensue. With a stellar cast including Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, and Jacki Weaver, Magic in the Moonlight is a terrific ensemble comedy from one of the true masters of cinema.
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Boyhood

Now showing 
in Rhinebeck 
Aug 22 – 28
Fri 5:00 8:20
Sat 4:30*  8:20
Sun 5:00 8:20
Mon – Thur 5:00 8:20
(USA / 2014 / Directed by Richard Linklater)
R / 163 mins.

*In Person: Producer John Sloss will be in Rhinebeck for a q&a after Saturday’s 4:30 show

Rare is the opportunity to see a cast age naturally over the span of a single film. Ambitiously, Richard Linklater (Before Midnight, Waking Life, Slacker) filmed this intimate domestic epic on and off since 2002, following Mason (Ellar Coltrane) from first grade through his first year of college.
The result is a deeply moving story made up of unlikely moments. Structured like a series of short films, each covering one of those 12 years, we watch as the characters grapple with life’s joys, compromises, and discoveries. Watching Coltrane age in real time along with co-stars Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, and scene-stealing Lorelei Linklater, we see deeper into their characters. For instance, Olivia (Arquette) is shown early on reading the first Harry Potter novel to her children, and in due time we watch as they eagerly line up at midnight to purchase the sixth volume. Like the best fiction, Boyhood conveys greater truth about coming to terms with the world at large, and the cumulative impact of seeing something resembling a life unfold over the course of one film is overwhelming. A humanist heartwarmer, the film celebrates getting through life’s muddles as a heroic achievement. In English and Spanish with subtitles.
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A Will for the Woods

In Rhinebeck 
August 24
Sunday 12:30
(USA / 2013 / Directed by Amy Browne, Tony Hale, Jeremy Kaplan, and Brian Wilson)
In Person: co-directors Jeremy Kaplan, Amy Browne, Tony Hale, and Brian Wilson
In A Will for the Woods, a man’s passionate wish for a green burial inspires a profoundly affecting and optimistic portrait of people finding meaning in death.
Musician, folk dancer, and psychiatrist Clark Wang battles lymphoma while facing a potentially imminent need for funeral plans. Determined that his last act will not harm the environment and may even help protect it, Clark discovers the movement to further sustainable funerals and helps move a local cemetarian to establish the first natural burial ground in North Carolina. As Clark and his family play out their lives, we watch like a fly on the wall – from their home movies, through Clark’s medical tests and treatments, his final visits with family in Ann Arbor, and his funeral. The result is an undeniably moving documentary with a compassionate, personal approach.
Unrated / 93 mins.
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Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema: Innocent Sorcerers

In Rhinebeck 
August 27
Wed 8:30
(Poland / 1960 / Dir by Andrzej Wajda)
Release date: December 17, 1960
Unrated / 88 mins.
While a student in the Łódź school, Jerzy Skolimowski (the author of Knife in the Water), cowrote Innocent Sorcerers with Andrzej Wajda. A love story and a portrait of young Poles in the 1950s the film tells the tale of two people meeting in a bar.
They don’t care about the future; their lives seem to consist of going out, playing jazz and having love affairs with no strings attached. The night begins for them with a seemingly simple scenario — from small talk to bed. But as dawn approaches, what starts as an insignificant episode grows in meaning. 1961 Edinburgh IFF – diploma.
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