Still Alice

Now showing
in Rhinebeck.
Ends Thursday. 
Mar 2 – Mar 5  
Mon 6:00
Tues 6:00
Wed 6:00
Thur 6:00

(US / 2014 / Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland)
PG-13 / 101 mins.
* Golden Globe winner for Best Actress, Academy Award nominee for Best Actress  
Based on a best-seller by Lisa Genova and featuring a Golden Globe-winning performance from Julianne Moore, STILL ALICE is a searing, unsparing, portrayal of a professor brought down in mid-career by Early Onset Alzheimer’s. 
Alice Howland, happily married to her husband John (Alec Baldwin) and mother to three grown children (Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, and Hunter Parrish), is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested as she struggles to stay connected to who she once was. A tough-minded look at a difficult disease, STILL ALICE is at once heartbreaking and inspiring, as powerful as it is crushing.
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Mr. Turner

 

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Now showing
in Rhinebeck
Continuing
next week
Mar 2 – 5 Mar 6 – 12
Mon 7:00
Tues 7:00
Weds 3:45 7:00
Thur 7:00

Fri 4:45 8:00
Sat 4:45 8:00
Sun 4:45 8:00
Mon 7:30
Tues 7:30
Weds 3:45 7:30
Thur 7:30
 
(UK/2014/Writer/Dir Mike Leigh)
R / 2 hours 29 mins
* Four Academy Award Nominations: Best Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, Original Score 
Mike Leigh who’s given us some amazing films about contemporary life – SECRETS & LIES, NAKED, LIFE IS SWEET – as well as some captivating period dramas (TOPSY TURVY, VERA DRAKE) here, with Dick Pope, his director of photography, takes us back to the nineteenth century and the last twenty five years of the celebrated, groundbreaking, difficult painter JMW Turner (1775-1851). 
Sad and joyful, ‘Mr Turner’ offers a wonderfully rich tapestry of experience and digs deeply into a complicated, contradictory life. Timothy Spall won Best Actor at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for his performance as the great if eccentric British painter. Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.
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Timbuktu

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Now showing
in Rhinebeck.
Ends this week.
Mar 2 – Mar 5
Mon 8:10
Tues 8:10
Wed 3:50
Thur 8:10
 (Mauritania/ 2014/ dir by Abderrahmane Sissako)
Unrated / 97 mins
 2015 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award Nominee
A timely drama by one of Africa’s greatest filmmakers, set in the fabled Northern Mali city where music, laughter, cigarettes, even soccer have been banned following the invasion of a foreign Jihadist army.
It is 2012 when the country has been invaded by a foreign Jihadist army, which despite the diversity of Timbuktu, has imposed strict Islamic rule. Music and soccer are banned, while women are obliged to cover their heads and hands, and avoid the presence of men to whom they are not related. The film focuses on the effects of these brutal changes when a close-knit, loving family of herders – Kidane, his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old shepherd – living in the dunes but not far from Timbuktu run afoul of the new rulers.“In providing audiences a chance to bear witness to unspeakable suffering as well as dazzling defiance and human dignity, Sissako has created a film that’s a privilege to watch.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post 
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Force Majeure

Showing in Rhinebeck.
Last showing.
 
Mar 3
Wed 8:10 
(Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France / 2014 / Directed by Ruben Östlund)
R / 118 mins
* Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Film
In this beautiful, audacious film, Ruben Östlund turns a keenly analytic eye on the principles we supposedly live by and explores what happens when our codes of conduct are abruptly stripped away.
On a family skiing vacation in the French Alps, Tomas (Johannes Bah Kuhnke) and Ebba (Lisa Loven Kongsli) are enjoying lunch with their two children when thunderous booms emanating from the mountain above them interrupt their meal. The complacent Tomas initially dismisses the possibility of danger – but when it appears that there may be an avalanche, he grabs his cellphone and bolts, leaving his wife and children to fend for themselves. When nothing catastrophic happens as a result of the avalanche, the film probes the incident’s emotional fallout, as husband and wife debate what actually occurred, and what Tomas’s proper response should have been – a battle that eventually threatens not just Tomas and Ebba’s relationship, but those of the people around them. Psychologically acute and boasting a number of bravura moments that range from terrifying to comic, FORCE MAJEURE is both an insightful probe into gender roles and family dynamics and a clever lampoon of fragile bourgeoisie masculinity. In Swedish with subtitles. 
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Coming Next...

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Starts Friday
in Rhinebeck 
 
March 6 – 12
Fri 3:00 5:40 8:10
Sat 2:00 4:15 6:50 9:20
Sun 3:00 5:40 8:10
Mon 5:40 8:10
Tues 5:40 8:10
Wed 3:00 5:40 8:10
Thur 5:40 8:10
 
 (UK/2015/John Madden)
PG / 122 mins
It’s been a few years since we last met up with the folks who retired to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, and it’s time to catch up.
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself. (c) Fox Searchlight
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She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

SBWSA  special shows
Rhinebeck:
March 7 Sat 1:30
Woodstock:
March 8 Sun 1:30
(US / 2014 / Directed by Mary Dore)
Unrated / 92 mins. 
In Person: Sat March 7 (Rhinebeck) 1:30 show with Nancy Kennedy editor/co-producer, and
Sun March 8 (Woodstock) 1:30 show with Sheila Isenberg (NY Radical Feminists) and Carol Hanisch (NY Radical Women – Redstockings)
SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971.
Taking us from the founding of NOW — with ladies in hats and gloves — to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation, the film recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality and in the process created a world-wide revolution. Instead of romanticizing the early movement, SHE’S BEAUTIFUL dramatizes its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory. Still resonating today for women who are facing new challenges around reproductive rights and sexual violence, the film shows present-day activists creating their generation’s own version of feminism and inspires women and men to work for feminism and human rights. Unrated / 92 mins. 
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