Clouds of Sils Maria

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Now showing
in Woodstock 
Starts Friday
in Rhinebeck 
May 4 – 7
Mon-Thur 7:30
 (France/2014/dir by Olivier Assayas)
R / 124 mins
Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz light up this exhilarating, behind-the-scenes look at art, acting and aging. 
Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is an actress at the peak of her international career who is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years earlier. Back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young woman who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant (Kristen Stewart) to rehearse in Sils Maria, a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Chloë Grace Moretz) is to take on the role of Sigrid, and Maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself. (C) Sundance Selects
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Welcome to Me

Starts Friday
in Woodstock 
May 8 – 14
Fri 7:30
Sat 8:00
Sun 5:30
Mon-Thur 7:30 
(US / 2015 / Directed by Shira Piven)
R / 105 mins.
Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig — Bridesmaids, The Skeleton Twins) suffers from borderline personality disorder, and she manages it — and the accompanying medications and therapeutic care — fairly well. Finding grounding in her daily routine, she obsessively watches Oprah and carefully monitors her protein-laden diet. But when her numbers come up in the state lottery, suddenly her focus shifts toward eighty million dollars’ worth of possibilities… 
In quick succession, Alice buys a stretch of hours at a local television company, eschews her medication and therapy, moves into a casino, and creates her own talk show about — what else? — herself. On its surface, Welcome to Me is a parable about how wish fulfillment doesn’t always lead to happiness, but screenwriter Eliot Laurence layers in perceptive observations about the hollowness of fame and our current culture of confession. Surrounded by wonderful performances from a supporting cast including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Robbins, and Joan Cusack, Wiig shines at the center in her one-woman-show. 
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The Salt of the Earth

This weekend
in Woodstock
May 9 – 10
Sat 5:30
Sun 8:00
(France, Brazil, Italy / 2015 / Directed by Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado)
PG-13 / 110 mins. 
“For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been traveling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity.
He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty. Sebastião Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.” – Sony Pictures Classics. In French, Portuguese, and English with subtitles. 
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