Amy

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Now showing
in Woodstock 
Moves to 
Rhinebeck 
July 27 – 30 Fri July 31 
Mon-Thur 7:30
(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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Irrational Man

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Starts Friday
in Woodstock 
July 31 – Aug 6
Fri 6:45 9:00
Sat 4:30 6:45 9:00
Sun 4:30 6:45 9:00

Mon-Thur 7:30 
(US/2015/Writer/Director Woody Allen)
R / 94 mins
In the past few years we’ve seen A SERIOUS MAN (Coen Bros) and A SINGLE MAN (Tom Ford) and now, Woody Allen’s 45th film as writer/director gives us IRRATIONAL MAN referencing the title of a popular 1958 book that was meant to explain French existentialism.
His latest – another film about the “perfect murder” – concocts a tale about a philosophy professor whose dismal depression may be cured by committing a murder, not for love or money, but for a kind of justice. Set at a New England liberal arts college, Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) is the new philosophy prof whose reputation as a womanizing alcoholic precedes him. Soon after his arrival he’s corralled by an unhappily married colleague, Rita Richards (Parker Posey) and he tries fending off a bright student Jil Pollard (Emma Stone). At his Cannes’ Film Fest press conference, Allen said,“I think in everybody’s life there are turning points when you suddenly realize that something momentous could happen if you make a choice. In this case, the choice that Joaquin’s character makes is irrational, but it’s not so irrational given the choices that we all make in our lives.”
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