Red Army

Now showing
in Woodstock 
Mar 30 – Apr 2
Mon – Tues 7:30
Wed-Thur no show
(US, Russia / 2014 / Directed by Gabe Polsky)
PG / 85 mins.
From Oscar nominated and Emmy award-winning filmmakers, RED ARMY is a feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team.
Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. From the USSR to Russia, the film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union. RED ARMY is an inspiring story about the Cold War played out on the ice rink, and a man who stood up to a powerful system and paved the way for change for generations of Russians. In English and Russian with subtitles. PG / 85 mins. — Sony Pictures Classics

“Even if you know it’s the story of a legendary hockey team and not the fierce Soviet-era military machine, you will be surprised by its sociopolitical and personal content and the engaging way it tells its story.” – Kenneth Turan, LA Times

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The Wrecking Crew

Now showing
in Woodstock 
this weekend 
Mar 30 – Apr 2 April 4 – 5
Mon-Tue no show
Wed-Thur 7:30
Sat – Sun 5:30 
(US/2015/dir by Denny Tedesco)
PG / 95 mins
STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN and 20 FEET FROM STARDOM whet our appetites for films that celebrate the unheralded musical talents that made the pop hits the HITS, and this new entry is flat-out fun.
What the Funk Brothers did for Motown…The Wrecking Crew did, only bigger, for the West Coast Sound. Six years in a row in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, the Grammy for “Record of the Year” went to Wrecking Crew recordings. And now, THE WRECKING CREW tells the story in pictures and that oh, so glorious sound. The favorite songs of a generation are all here, presented by the people who made them for you. THE WRECKING CREW is a documentary film produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco. The film tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960’s. It didn’t matter if it was Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds or The Beach Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “west coast sound” a dominant cultural force around the world. The film is a fun and moving tribute from Denny to his father and to the music, the times and to the secret star-making machine known only as “The Wrecking Crew”. (C) Magnolia
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Coming Next...

What We Do in The Shadows

Starts Friday
in Woodstock 
April 3 – 9
Fri – Thur 7:30
(NZ/2014/Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement)
R / 86 mins
“Just when it looked like the vampire genre had been bled dry, along comes the insanely inspired horror-satire “What We Do in the Shadows” to give it fresh bite.” – Michael Rechtshaffen, LA Times
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead. Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series “Flight of the Conchords,” co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of friends reveal to us or, rather, to the documentary crew that’s filming them, the details of their daily-make that nightly-routine. Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, and in appearance from adorably youthful to Nosferatu-crusty, they squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies, and deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet.
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