The Grand Budapest Hotel

Now showing
in Rhinebeck 
Next week
in Rhinebeck
Apr 14 – 17
Apr 18 – 24
Mon 6:00 8:15
Tues 6:00 8:15
Wed 6:00 8:15
Thur 6:00 8:15

Fri 4:30 7:00 9:15
Sat 4:30 7:00 9:15
Sun 4:30 7:00
Mon 6:00 8:15
Tues 6:00 8:15
Wed 3:30 6:00 8:15
Thur 6:00 8:15
(UK, Germany / 2014 / Directed by Wes Anderson)
R / 100 mins. 
Wes Anderson’s (Rushmore, The Royal Tennenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom) anticipated new film tells the adventurous tale of Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes) and Zero Moustafa (Toni Revolori), a legendary hotel concierge and the lobby boy who becomes his protege.
After a one-night stand with the beautiful Madame D. (Tilda Swinton), Gustave finds himself embroiled in a web of dramatic developments – including the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, a murder accusation, and a battle over an enormous family fortune. With a stellar cast (Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, and Jude Law, among others), Anderson’s latest is a showcase for talent. Framed against the backdrop of a dramatically changing 1920s Europe and inspired by the films of Ernst Lubitsch and Billy Wilder, Grand Budapest uses different aspect ratios and film styles, making it a visual romp that’s stuffed with mood, wit, and unconventional plot points. A charming, sophisticated gem.
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The Lunch Box

THE LUNCH BOX
Now showing
in Rhinebeck 
Next week
in Rhinebeck 
April 14 – 17
April 18 – 24
Mon 6:15 8:25
Tue 6:15 8:25
Wed 3:45 6:15 8:25
Thur 6:15 8:25

Fri 4:45 7:15
Sat 4:45 7:15
Sun 4:45
Mon 6:15
Tue 6:15
Wed 3:45 6:15
Thur 6:15 
 
(India, France, Germany / 2013 / Directed by Ritesh Batra)
PG / 104 mins
Set in Mumbai, home to over 18 million, this delicate debut feature is predicated on a mistake in which a wife’s special lunch meant for her neglectful husband is instead delivered by the usually efficient lunch-box couriers to a lonely widower on the verge of retirement.
With no reaction from her husband, Ila (Nimrat Kaur) puts a note for her husband in his next lunchbox but it continues to be delivered to a stranger named Saajan (Irrfan Khan). Soon the two are sending one another notes through the lunchbox. What begins as an innocent mistake develops into an opportunity for the two to express themselves about their loneliness, memories, regrets, fears, and even small joys. They each discover a new sense of self and find an anchor to hold on to. A remarkable portrait of life in Mumbai that weaves in themes of gender, class, and generational difference into its delicate love story.
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To Be or Not To Be

To be or not to be
In Rhinebeck
April 16  
Wed 3:30  
(US / 1942 / Dir by Ernst Lubitsch)
Pre-Ratings / 99 mins
If you liked The Grand Budapest Hotel, check out To Be or Not to Be! Director Wes Anderson cites Ernst Lubitsch’s Hollywood-ized Europe as one of the major influences on his Grand Budapest Hotel.
Set in Nazi-occupied Warsaw, To Be or Not to Be  stars Jack Benny and, in her final screen appearance, Carole Lombard as husband-and-wife thespians. He’s the ham; she’s the wry. To save the Polish anti-Nazi underground from being rounded up, the two leads along with their theater-troupe colleagues have to risk all and put on quite a performance. This is a Hollywood film of the boldest black humor, which went into production soon after the U.S. entered World War II. Lubitsch manages to brilliantly balance political satire, romance, and urgent wartime suspense in a comic high-wire act. Who (other than Lubitsch) knew Jack Benny could act? And Carole Lombard was a perfect foil who died tragically at the age of 32 in a plane crash.
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Dom Hemingway

Now showing
in Woodstock 
Moves to Rhinebeck
this Friday 
April 14 – 17 April 18 – 24
Mon 7:30
Tues 7:30
Wed 7:30
Thur 7:30 
Fri 9:25
Sat 9:25
Sun 7:15
Mon 8:25
Tues 8:25
Wed 8:25
Thur 8:25 
 
(UK / 2013 / Directed by Richard Shepard)
R / 93 mins. 
Jude Law plays Dom Hemingway, a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous.
After twelve years in prison, he sets off with his partner in crime Dickie (Richard E. Grant) looking to collect what he’s owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss Mr. Fontaine (Demian Birchir). After a near death experience, Dom tries to re-connect with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke), but is soon drawn back into the only world he knows, looking to settle the ultimate debt. — Fox Searchlight

“The most mesmerizing drama of British low lifery since Sexy Beast.” – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

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