Mr Holmes

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Aug 3 – 6 Aug 7 – 13 
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(US/2015/Writer/Director Bill Condon)
PG / 105 mins
MR HOLMES is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 
It’s 1947, and an aging Sherlock Holmes (Sir Ian McKellen) returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper  (Laura Linney) and her young son, Roger (Milo Parker). Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late. (C) Roadside Attractions.
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Amy

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Aug 3 – 6 Aug 7 – 13
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(UK / 2015 / Directed by Asif Kapadia)
R / 128 mins
Six-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse, with a voice described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, was a pop star/jazz artist who wrote and sung from her heart until her untimely death at 27.
Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse’s appeal crossed cultural and psycho-demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a huge star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense – her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of the modern era. Her huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with her troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically unravel. Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.

 It’s a perceptive examination of the singer’s need for love — from her friends, family, colleagues, husband and public — and the ways in which that need went unmet, or was exploited, at the times it ached in her the most.
– Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph

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Jimmy’s Hall

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Now showing
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Aug 3 – 6
Mon-Thur 6:00
(UK/2015/dir by Ken Loach)
PG-13 / 106 mins
Ken Loach’s latest film, set in 1921, takes us to an Ireland on the brink of Civil War where Jimmy Gralton’s sin was to build the Pearse-Connolly Hall, a place where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream…but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its socialist and free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and powerful conservative politicians who forced Jimmy to flee.
A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns to County Leitrim from the US to look after his mother and vows to live the quiet life. The hall stands abandoned and empty, and despite the pleas of the local youngsters, remains shut. However as Jimmy reintegrates into the community and sees the poverty, and growing cultural oppression, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He makes the decision to reopen the hall in the face of what they may do to him.
“Loach, whose THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY won the Palme D’Or at Cannes, is a pure spirit in the world of directing, for nearly 50 years sticking to his vision of the betrayal of the working class: in movies for the BBC, in docs, in features — though this may be his last film. He and his longtime scriptwriter Paul Laverty combed Irish history to find a figure you might see as Loach’s intellectual double… Cinematographer Robbie Ryan offers a more realistic mix of green and brown than the standard verdant Gaelic hues, sudden close-up views of black sods of earth being worked, and spontaneous-seeming outdoor dance leap-ups as kids joyously move.”

 Stephen Holden, NY Times: “One of the pleasures of “Jimmy’s Hall,” a likable period piece directed by the social-realist British filmmaker Ken Loach, is its unswerving belief in old-fashioned populist heroes.”

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London National Theatre: The Audience

In Rhinebeck 
August 5
Wed 2:00 
(UK / 2015 / Directed by Stephen Daldry)
Nominated for three Tony Awards®, The Audience sees Helen Mirren reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II, following her Academy Award® win for the same role The Queen. Encore screenings of the original West End production of The Audience, captured live in London in 2013, feature an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren. Tickets $15 Adults / $14 Seniors / $13 Members
For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.
From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. The Audience has received three 2015 Tony Award® nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Helen Mirren), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (Richard McCabe) and Best Costume Design (Bob Crowley). The production has also been nominated for 6 Outer Critics Circle Awards (including Outstanding New Broadway Play), 4 Drama League Awards (including Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play) and 2 Drama Desk Awards (including Outstanding Actress in a Play).
Unrated / 3 hours
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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared

Starts Friday
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Aug 7 – 13
Fri-Sat 4:10
Sun 3:10
Mon-Tue 6:00
Wed 3:15
Thur 8:20 
(Sweden, Russia, France, UK, Spain / 2013 / Written and Directed by Felix Herngren)
R / 114 mins. 
Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run, comic fable The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared abounds with irreverent charm.
After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya. Like an unruly Nordic cousin of Forrest Gump, Allan’s youthful escapades and current adventures weave together into an offbeat treat for anyone who’s young at heart.  Starring beloved comedian Robert Gustafsson, this fanciful spin on world history is based on a best-selling novel and also the highest-grossing Swedish film of all time. – Music Box Films   In Swedish, Russian, French, Spanish, and English with subtitles. 
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