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Monday, September 22

My Old Lady

New Releases

"Mr. Kline's performance, in particular, infuses a story of father-son strife with emotional heat." (Stephen Holden, New York Times)

Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant, a fiesty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith) and her daughter (Kristin Scott Thomas) who are not prepared to budge.

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New York Times review


Israel Horovitz. 2014. 107 m. PG-13. France/UK/USA. Cohen Media Group.

3:00 PM 5:10 PM 9:55 PM

The Skeleton Twins

New Releases

The Skeleton Twins is a well-written and acted movie about contemporary life that doesn’t strain for melodrama and is largely devoid of weepy soap opera theatrics." (Stephen Holden, NYTimes)


When estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) feel they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong.

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NYTimes review


Craig Johnson. 2014. 93 m. R. USA. Roadside Attractions .

3:05 PM 4:55 PM 7:40 PM 9:40 PM

The Square

ANA: Contemporary Arab Cinema

This Oscar-nominated film takes us deep into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the Egyptian Revolution, introducing us to young people fighting for a free society, armed only with cameras, social media know-how, and determination. Winner of the Audience Award at Sundance, among others, it’s earned exceptional reviews and sparked conversation far and wide. Filmmaker Jehane Noujaim (Control Room) calls it “a love letter to the people fighting for change.”

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Jehane Noujaim. 2013. 90 m. NR. Egypt/USA, Arabic. GathrFilms.

3:10 PM 7:30 PM

Omar

ANA: Contemporary Arab Cinema

People were already talking about Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad when his second feature, Paradise Now, won the Golden Globes. And now, with Omar (and its Academy Award nomination), critics used words like masterpiece. A twisty, searing thriller about love and betrayal in the Occupied Territories, it’s a dynamic drama about moral dilemmas facing those on the frontlines of a conflict that shows no sign of letting up. 

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Hany Abu-Assad. 2013. 98 m. NR. Palestine, Arabic/Hebrew with subtitles. Adopt Films.

5:00 PM

The Trip to Italy

New Releases

"Coogan, Brydon and Winterbottom journey to the Mediterranean in this warmly enjoyable continuation of their improvised cultural and culinary adventures." (Scott Foundas, Variety)

In this witty follow-up to the 2010 film, The Trip, Michael Winterbottom reunites Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (playing semi-fictionalized versions of themselves) for a new culinary road trip, this time a grand tour of Italy. Enjoy the idyllic Italian landscape, from Liguria to Capri, gastronomic treasures and the crackling chemistry between two of Britain's top comedians. The Trip to Italy is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity that will make your mouth water. 

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Variety review


Michael Winterbottom. 2014. 108 m. R. UK. IFC Films.

9:30 PM



Tuesday, September 23

My Old Lady

New Releases

"Mr. Kline's performance, in particular, infuses a story of father-son strife with emotional heat." (Stephen Holden, New York Times)

Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant, a fiesty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith) and her daughter (Kristin Scott Thomas) who are not prepared to budge.

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New York Times review


Israel Horovitz. 2014. 107 m. PG-13. France/UK/USA. Cohen Media Group.

3:00 PM   5:10 PM   7:40 PM   9:55 PM  

The Trip to Italy

New Releases

"Coogan, Brydon and Winterbottom journey to the Mediterranean in this warmly enjoyable continuation of their improvised cultural and culinary adventures." (Scott Foundas, Variety)

In this witty follow-up to the 2010 film, The Trip, Michael Winterbottom reunites Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (playing semi-fictionalized versions of themselves) for a new culinary road trip, this time a grand tour of Italy. Enjoy the idyllic Italian landscape, from Liguria to Capri, gastronomic treasures and the crackling chemistry between two of Britain's top comedians. The Trip to Italy is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity that will make your mouth water. 

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Variety review


Michael Winterbottom. 2014. 108 m. R. UK. IFC Films.

3:05 PM   5:20 PM   9:30 PM  

The Skeleton Twins

New Releases

The Skeleton Twins is a well-written and acted movie about contemporary life that doesn’t strain for melodrama and is largely devoid of weepy soap opera theatrics." (Stephen Holden, NYTimes)


When estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) feel they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong.

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NYTimes review


Craig Johnson. 2014. 93 m. R. USA. Roadside Attractions .

3:10 PM   5:30 PM   9:40 PM  

Before Snowfall

ANA: Contemporary Arab Cinema

Siyar, a teenager from an Iraqi Kurdistan village, is on a quest to find his sister, who has fled an arranged  marriage. He knows an honor killing is necessary to restore his  family’s reputation, and as the eldest son he must see it through.  But as he travels west, he discovers deeper truths that call into  question everything he knew about dignity, loyalty, and love.  This is an emotional road movie with a vivid visual punch. 

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Hisham Zaman. 2013. 96 m. NR. Germany/Norway/Iraq, Kurdish. Paradox.

7:30 PM  

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Special Events

"One of the most truthful documentaries about show business I've seen. Also maybe the funniest... She remains one of the most transgressive and fearless of comedians, and one of the quickest, fastest and most merciless. The doc shows a life force of formidable energy." (Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times)

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work peels away the mask of the iconic comedian and exposes the struggles, sacrifices and joy of living life as a ground breaking female performer. The film is an emotionally surprising and revealing portrait of one the most hilarious and long-standing career women ever in the business.

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Ricki Stern/Anne Sundberg. 2010. 84 m. NR. US. IFC Films.

7:45 PM  



Wednesday, September 24

My Old Lady

New Releases

"Mr. Kline's performance, in particular, infuses a story of father-son strife with emotional heat." (Stephen Holden, New York Times)

Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant, a fiesty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith) and her daughter (Kristin Scott Thomas) who are not prepared to budge.

close

New York Times review


Israel Horovitz. 2014. 107 m. PG-13. France/UK/USA. Cohen Media Group.

3:00 PM   5:10 PM   7:40 PM   9:55 PM  

The Skeleton Twins

New Releases

The Skeleton Twins is a well-written and acted movie about contemporary life that doesn’t strain for melodrama and is largely devoid of weepy soap opera theatrics." (Stephen Holden, NYTimes)


When estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) feel they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong.

close

NYTimes review


Craig Johnson. 2014. 93 m. R. USA. Roadside Attractions .

3:05 PM   5:05 PM   7:55 PM   10:05 PM  

The Trip to Italy

New Releases

"Coogan, Brydon and Winterbottom journey to the Mediterranean in this warmly enjoyable continuation of their improvised cultural and culinary adventures." (Scott Foundas, Variety)

In this witty follow-up to the 2010 film, The Trip, Michael Winterbottom reunites Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (playing semi-fictionalized versions of themselves) for a new culinary road trip, this time a grand tour of Italy. Enjoy the idyllic Italian landscape, from Liguria to Capri, gastronomic treasures and the crackling chemistry between two of Britain's top comedians. The Trip to Italy is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity that will make your mouth water. 

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Variety review


Michael Winterbottom. 2014. 108 m. R. UK. IFC Films.

3:10 PM   5:30 PM   10:00 PM  

Scheherazade's Diary

ANA: Contemporary Arab Cinema

The inmates of Lebanon’s Baabda Prison dig deep into their own pasts as they prepare and present the first theater performance staged inside an Arab women’s prison. This project, run by drama therapist/filmmaker Zeina Daccache, gives “murderers of husbands, adulterers, and drug felons” voices as victims of domestic violence and other trauma, enabling them to express the challenge of living as a woman in Lebanon—and ultimately speaking for all victims of oppression.

Q&A filmmaker and drama therapist Zeina Daccache via skype

 

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Zeina Daccache. 2013. 78 m. NR. Lebanon, Arabic. Catharsis.

7:30 PM  



Thursday, September 25

My Old Lady

New Releases

"Mr. Kline's performance, in particular, infuses a story of father-son strife with emotional heat." (Stephen Holden, New York Times)

Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant, a fiesty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith) and her daughter (Kristin Scott Thomas) who are not prepared to budge.

close

New York Times review


Israel Horovitz. 2014. 107 m. PG-13. France/UK/USA. Cohen Media Group.

3:00 PM   5:10 PM   7:40 PM   9:55 PM  

The Skeleton Twins

New Releases

The Skeleton Twins is a well-written and acted movie about contemporary life that doesn’t strain for melodrama and is largely devoid of weepy soap opera theatrics." (Stephen Holden, NYTimes)


When estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) feel they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong.

close

NYTimes review


Craig Johnson. 2014. 93 m. R. USA. Roadside Attractions .

3:05 PM   5:05 PM   7:10 PM   9:15 PM  

The Trip to Italy

New Releases

"Coogan, Brydon and Winterbottom journey to the Mediterranean in this warmly enjoyable continuation of their improvised cultural and culinary adventures." (Scott Foundas, Variety)

In this witty follow-up to the 2010 film, The Trip, Michael Winterbottom reunites Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (playing semi-fictionalized versions of themselves) for a new culinary road trip, this time a grand tour of Italy. Enjoy the idyllic Italian landscape, from Liguria to Capri, gastronomic treasures and the crackling chemistry between two of Britain's top comedians. The Trip to Italy is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity that will make your mouth water. 

close

Variety review


Michael Winterbottom. 2014. 108 m. R. UK. IFC Films.

3:10 PM   5:30 PM   7:50 PM   10:05 PM  



Friday, September 26

Ashes and Diamonds

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

Martin Scorsese says, “I was overwhelmed by the film: the masterful direction, the powerful story, the striking visual imagery, and the shocking performance by Zbigniew Cybulski, considered the Polish James Dean.” It takes place on the last day of World War II and the first day of postwar peace—and the night between, when everything changes. Maciek, a young Polish resistance soldier, is at a crossroads: As the Communists take over from the Nazis, should he abandon the cause he’s been fighting for? 

SEPT. 26, 3:10 FREE SCREENING FOR JBFC MEMBERS! Tickets available at the box office ONLY (in advance or the day of the screening) while they last. Tickets may also be purchased online.

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Andrzej Wajda. 1958. 103 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

1:00 PM Cancelled 3:10 PM 1     [Add to My Calendar] 5:20 PM   7:30 PM   9:40 PM  

1 Free Screening for JBFC Members!



Saturday, September 27

Austeria

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

On the eve of World War I, refugees seek sanctuary from the Russian army in an inn belonging to a Jewish man, at a time when Polish Jews faced a holocaust before the Holocaust. Though the film was immediately dubbed a masterpiece, Kawalerowicz was forced to alter its original ending to dispel any negative image of the Russian regime.

Sept. 27, 5:30 FREE SCREENING FOR JBFC MEMBERS! Free tickets available at the box office ONLY (in advance or the day of the screening) while they last. Tickets may also be purchased online.

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Jerzy Kawalerowicz. 1982. 107 m. NR. Poland, German/Hebrew/Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

12:00 PM   5:30 PM 1     [Add to My Calendar]

1 Free Screening for JBFC Members!

Man of Iron

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

A masterful drama about the limitations of the press and the events leading to one of the most crucial events of the 20th century. Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes and nominated for an Academy Award, it captures the passion, tragedy, and anxiety of the tumultuous time around the formation of the Solidarity trade union and the rise of Lech Walesa.

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Andrzej Wajda. 1981. 153 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

2:10 PM   8:00 PM  



Sunday, September 28

Camouflage

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

With wit and humor, renowned director Krzysztof Zanussi highlights the shallowness and cynicism of academia through a frank depiction of the relationship between a young linguistics professor and his diabolical senior colleague. Though it was not intended to be political, Camouflage was harshly received and quickly banned by the Polish government. 

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Krzysztof Zanussi. 1976. 100 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

12:00 PM   2:05 PM   5:00 PM   7:10 PM  

You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

Jonathan Demme's Rarely Seen Cinema

"... [A] sly, elegant meditation on the relationship between reality and artifice. But it is a thought-experiment driven above all by emotion." (A.O. Scott, New York Times)

Based on two works by the playwright Jean Anouilh, the film opens with a who's-who of French acting royalty being summoned to the reading of a late playwright's last will and testament. There, the playwright (Denis Podalydès) appears on a TV screen from beyond the grave and asks his erstwhile collaborators to evaluate a recording of an experimental theater company performing his Eurydice-a play they themselves all appeared in over the years. But as the video unspools, instead of watching passively, these seasoned thespians begin acting out the text alongside their youthful avatars, looking back into the past rather like mythic Orpheus himself

Q&A Academy Award winner and series host Jonathan Demme

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Alain Resnais. 2012. 115 m. NR. France/Germany, French with subtitles. Kino Lorber Films.

5:00 PM  

 Tickets: $9 (members), $14 (nonmembers)



Monday, September 29

Camouflage

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

With wit and humor, renowned director Krzysztof Zanussi highlights the shallowness and cynicism of academia through a frank depiction of the relationship between a young linguistics professor and his diabolical senior colleague. Though it was not intended to be political, Camouflage was harshly received and quickly banned by the Polish government. 

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Krzysztof Zanussi. 1976. 100 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

1:00 PM Cancelled 5:05 PM  

The Illumination

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

A young man leaves his small town and comes to the capital to study, hoping that science can answer his big, universal questions. With the success of this masterpiece—which blends animation, experimental techniques, and documentary footage—Krzysztof Zanussi gained international recognition for proving that philosophy could be translated into successful cinema. 

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Krzysztof Zanussi. 1972. 92 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

3:05 PM   7:40 PM   9:35 PM  

A Broadway Lullaby

World Stage on Screen

LIVE PERFORMANCE by Laura Osnes and Kate Dawson. A Broadway Lullaby provides a lively look at the rehearsals, recordings, and artistic process of making Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project, a book and CD of original lullabies and illustrations created to raise funds to combat breast cancer. The film and CD feature a star-filled roster of actors, singers, composers, and children’s illustrators including Raul Esparza, Sutton Foster, Audra McDonald, Anika Noni Rose, Brian d’Arcy James, Vanessa Williams, Jules Feiffer, and many others.

Q&A filmmaker Barbara Rick, Tony award-winning composer Rupert Holmes, and award-winning music producer Matt Pierson with JBFC Executive Director Edie Demas. Laura Osnes will perform “I Love You,” written by Oscar winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (“Let It Go”)Kate Dawson, co-creator of Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project, will sing "Lullaby for Midnight" written by Rupert Holmes.

Laura Osnes was last seen on Broadway as the title role in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (Drama Desk Award; Tony, OCC, Drama League noms.). Matt Pierson’s discography includes Pat Metheny, Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Kirk Whalum, Jane Monheit, and countless others. Rupert Holmes is a multiple Tony award-winning playwright and composer. He has arranged and conducted numerous recordings of his own songs with Barbra Streisand. Peabody & Emmy award-winner Barbara Rick is a highly accomplished director, producer, writer, and photographer.

Over the Moon book and CD sale after the screening. All proceeds serve women with breast cancer, their families, and research for a cure.

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Barbara Rick. 2012. 40 m. NR. USA.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)



Tuesday, September 30

Ashes and Diamonds

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

Martin Scorsese says, “I was overwhelmed by the film: the masterful direction, the powerful story, the striking visual imagery, and the shocking performance by Zbigniew Cybulski, considered the Polish James Dean.” It takes place on the last day of World War II and the first day of postwar peace—and the night between, when everything changes. Maciek, a young Polish resistance soldier, is at a crossroads: As the Communists take over from the Nazis, should he abandon the cause he’s been fighting for? 

SEPT. 26, 3:10 FREE SCREENING FOR JBFC MEMBERS! Tickets available at the box office ONLY (in advance or the day of the screening) while they last. Tickets may also be purchased online.

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Andrzej Wajda. 1958. 103 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

1:00 PM Cancelled 3:10 PM   5:30 PM   7:40 PM   9:45 PM  



Wednesday, October 1

Man of Iron

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

A masterful drama about the limitations of the press and the events leading to one of the most crucial events of the 20th century. Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes and nominated for an Academy Award, it captures the passion, tragedy, and anxiety of the tumultuous time around the formation of the Solidarity trade union and the rise of Lech Walesa.

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Andrzej Wajda. 1981. 153 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

2:00 PM Cancelled 5:30 PM   8:30 PM  

Kiss The Water

Focus on Nature 2014

OPENING NIGHT! Sensual and haunting, the documentary Kiss the Water spins the simple life of Megan Boyd into a fairy tale. Living in isolation on the Scottish coast, Boyd tied flies—beautiful little works of art that drew salmon to the hook like no other. As word of her talent spread, she attained mythic status, and fishermen (even a prince, the Prince of Wales) appeared at her door. Seamlessly incorporating hand-painted animation, this enchanting film is an unforgettable evocation of Boyd’s passion and the mysterious Scottish landscape.

Q&A Richard Tisch, president of the board of trustees and Catherine Comar, executive director of the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester, Vermont. Join us for a light RECEPTION at the Media Arts Lab. Wine generously donated by:
 

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Eric Steel. 2013. 79 m. NR. USA. Avatar Films.

7:00 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $15 (members), $20 (nonmembers)



Thursday, October 2

Austeria

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

On the eve of World War I, refugees seek sanctuary from the Russian army in an inn belonging to a Jewish man, at a time when Polish Jews faced a holocaust before the Holocaust. Though the film was immediately dubbed a masterpiece, Kawalerowicz was forced to alter its original ending to dispel any negative image of the Russian regime.

Sept. 27, 5:30 FREE SCREENING FOR JBFC MEMBERS! Free tickets available at the box office ONLY (in advance or the day of the screening) while they last. Tickets may also be purchased online.

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Jerzy Kawalerowicz. 1982. 107 m. NR. Poland, German/Hebrew/Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

1:00 PM Cancelled 5:05 PM  

The Illumination

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

A young man leaves his small town and comes to the capital to study, hoping that science can answer his big, universal questions. With the success of this masterpiece—which blends animation, experimental techniques, and documentary footage—Krzysztof Zanussi gained international recognition for proving that philosophy could be translated into successful cinema. 

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Krzysztof Zanussi. 1972. 92 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

3:10 PM   7:20 PM   9:20 PM  



Friday, October 3

A Short Film About Killing

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

Three lives intersect on a bleak winter’s day: a cab driver cleaning his car, a lawyer who’s just passed his bar exam, and a sociopath preparing his murder weapon. This award-winning, unflinching examination of murder was a sensation at the Cannes Film Festival and opened the door to director Krzysztof Kieslowski’s international career.

Oct. 3, 7:00: Q&A Cineaste editor Rahul Hamid. A cinema scholar and film critic, Hamid's interests include Iranian cinema, silent film, narrative, modernism and cinema. He teaches at NYU and is an editor at Cineaste Magazine, one of America’s oldest film publications.

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Krzysztof Kieslowski. 1987. 85 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

1:00 PM Cancelled 3:00 PM   5:00 PM   7:00 PM 1     [Add to My Calendar] 7:00 PM  

1 Tickets: $7 (members), $12 (nonmembers)



Saturday, October 4

The Saragossa Manuscript

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

The Saragossa Manuscript is a mind-bendingly imaginative, sexy film about a 19th-century Belgian officer who stumbles across an ancient manuscript, starts reading, and falls into a storybook land inhabited by demons and other mystical forces. Filled with illusions, it was a favorite of both Jerry Garcia and Luis Buñuel 

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Wojciech Has. 1964. 182 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

12:00 PM   7:00 PM  

Black Cross

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

A depiction of the 13th-century heroic campaign against the invading Order of the Teutonic Knights, Black Cross, the first Polish historical blockbuster, is the country’s most viewed movie of all time. It features battles galore, political maneuvering, and tragic love. A truly grand epic. 

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Aleksander Ford. 1960. 172 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

3:30 PM  



Sunday, October 5

Bears

Focus on Nature 2014

For the Whole Family! A thrilling, moving story set against a stunning Alaskan backdrop, Bears showcases the first year in the life of a pair of brown bear cubs. Fantastic photography brings us into their den and by their sides as they learn to fish for salmon and survive on their own.

Followed by music and storytelling by Bill Gordh! Gordh is an award-winning banjo-playing storyteller and a nationally known educator. He collaborated on the JBFC’s Seeing Stories curriculum, which uses storytelling and media to foster early literacy. 

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Alastair Fothergill & Keith Scholey. 2014. 78 m. USA. Disneynature.

12:00 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $7 (members), $12 (nonmembers), $7.50 (children under 12)

The Constant Factor

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

A hit at Cannes and winner of several international awards, Krzysztof Zanussi’s convincing drama portrays an idealistic young man, Witold, who dreams of climbing the Himalayas but becomes entangled in daily life. Face to face with personal loss and workplace corruption, he sees his dreams begin to crumble, but he must move forward. 

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Krzysztof Zanussi. 1980. 90 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

12:10 PM   2:10 PM   4:10 PM  

Black Cross

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

A depiction of the 13th-century heroic campaign against the invading Order of the Teutonic Knights, Black Cross, the first Polish historical blockbuster, is the country’s most viewed movie of all time. It features battles galore, political maneuvering, and tragic love. A truly grand epic. 

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Aleksander Ford. 1960. 172 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

6:30 PM  



Monday, October 6

Night Train

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

A subtle, intimate psychological study and a poetic tale ofloneliness, Night Train brings two travelers together in a train compartment. Their emotions play out in the middle of a trainload of travelers who seem quite average—though when the police arrive, it turns out that they can behave in a most surprising way. 

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Jerzy Kawalerowicz. 1959. 98 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

1:00 PM Cancelled 3:05 PM   5:10 PM   7:20 PM   9:25 PM  



Tuesday, October 7

The Constant Factor

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

A hit at Cannes and winner of several international awards, Krzysztof Zanussi’s convincing drama portrays an idealistic young man, Witold, who dreams of climbing the Himalayas but becomes entangled in daily life. Face to face with personal loss and workplace corruption, he sees his dreams begin to crumble, but he must move forward. 

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Krzysztof Zanussi. 1980. 90 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

1:00 PM Cancelled 3:00 PM   5:00 PM   7:00 PM   9:00 PM  



Wednesday, October 8

A Short Film About Killing

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

Three lives intersect on a bleak winter’s day: a cab driver cleaning his car, a lawyer who’s just passed his bar exam, and a sociopath preparing his murder weapon. This award-winning, unflinching examination of murder was a sensation at the Cannes Film Festival and opened the door to director Krzysztof Kieslowski’s international career.

Oct. 3, 7:00: Q&A Cineaste editor Rahul Hamid. A cinema scholar and film critic, Hamid's interests include Iranian cinema, silent film, narrative, modernism and cinema. He teaches at NYU and is an editor at Cineaste Magazine, one of America’s oldest film publications.

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Krzysztof Kieslowski. 1987. 85 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

1:00 PM Cancelled 3:00 PM   5:00 PM  

The Saragossa Manuscript

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

The Saragossa Manuscript is a mind-bendingly imaginative, sexy film about a 19th-century Belgian officer who stumbles across an ancient manuscript, starts reading, and falls into a storybook land inhabited by demons and other mystical forces. Filled with illusions, it was a favorite of both Jerry Garcia and Luis Buñuel 

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Wojciech Has. 1964. 182 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

7:10 PM  

Gringo Trails

Focus on Nature 2014

As they travel around the globe, tourists are often changed by their experiences—but what is the impact on the places they visit? Gringo Trails reveals the unanticipated effect of tourism on cultures, economies, and the environment from Thailand to Timbuktu, telling startling stories of change wrought in the name of adventure and fun. This nuanced, absorbing, clever film lays out the issues and suggests alternatives for people who want to travel responsibly.

Q&A filmmaker/anthropologist Pegi Vail, associate director of NYU’s Center for Media, Culture, and History, with JBFC Programmer Karen Sloe Goodman.

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Hollywood Reporter's Gringo Trails review


Pegi Vail. 2013. 79 m. USA. Icarus Films.

7:15 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $7 (members), $12 (nonmembers)



Thursday, October 9

Night Train

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

A subtle, intimate psychological study and a poetic tale ofloneliness, Night Train brings two travelers together in a train compartment. Their emotions play out in the middle of a trainload of travelers who seem quite average—though when the police arrive, it turns out that they can behave in a most surprising way. 

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Jerzy Kawalerowicz. 1959. 98 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

1:00 PM Cancelled 3:05 PM   5:10 PM  

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Special Events

In this loose adaptation of the beloved childrens book, 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life-a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. But soon he learns that no one is immune-- anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one! Also starring: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and a special appearance by Dick Van Dyke!

Popcorn not enough for your hungry kids? Visit our website for a list of dinner and dessert options.

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Miguel Arteta. 2014. 81 m. PG. USA. Walt Disney Pictures.

6:00 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers), $7.50 (children)

Black Cross

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

A depiction of the 13th-century heroic campaign against the invading Order of the Teutonic Knights, Black Cross, the first Polish historical blockbuster, is the country’s most viewed movie of all time. It features battles galore, political maneuvering, and tragic love. A truly grand epic. 

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Aleksander Ford. 1960. 172 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

7:15 PM  

The Third Plate

Focus on Nature 2014

“Barber challenges everything you think you know about food; it will change the way you eat. If I could give every cook just one book, this would be the one.” (Ruth Reichl) 

A BURNS BOOKTALK AND MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION with Dan Barber, co-owner and chef of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Barber has received multiple James Beard awards. His opinions on food and agricultural policy have been published widely. He serves on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition and in 2009 he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

In his latest book, The Third Plate, award-winning chef Dan Barber offers his ideas for a revolutionary way of eating that will radically transform America’s cuisine for the sake of our food, our health, and our land. 

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n/a. 2014. 60 m. NR. .

7:15 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Booktalk only: $7 (members), $12 (nonmembers)
Booktalk plus signed book: $25



Friday, October 10

Blind Chance

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

One moment, one train, and three completely different outcomes. From Krzysztof Kieslowski comes a film examining three alternative versions of the life of a young man who runs and barely makes—or misses—a train. Blind Chance was heavily censored by the Communist regime, and this restored version includes scenes never before shown to the public. 

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Krzysztof Kieslowski. 1987. 122 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

2:00 PM Cancelled 5:00 PM   7:30 PM   9:55 PM  



Saturday, October 11

The Promised Land

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

Andrzej Wajda’s powerful drama is a tale about the strength of male friendship. Three friends—a Polish nobleman, a German, and a Jew—shrink from nothing to build their factory empire. Chaneling Dickens, Wajda paints a stark picture of Lodz, a chaotic industrial city during the birth of 19th-century capitalism. 

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Andrzej Wajda. 1974. 169 m. NR. Poland, Various languages with subtitles. Milestone Films.

12:00 PM   6:05 PM  

The Last Day of Summer

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

Tadeusz Konwicki’s crew of five had a spare screenplay about two lonely people meeting on a beach, one Ariflex camera, and 6,000 meters of black-and-white film—and they created an austere artistic masterpiece. Awarded the Grand Prix in Venice, among many other honors. 

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Tadeusz Konwicki. 1958. 61 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

3:15 PM   4:40 PM  

The Wedding

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

A peasant bride and her upper-class groom have tied the knot, and it’s time for a party. Everyone’s having a good time—old and young, rich and poor are dancing, flirting, eating, and drinking. But something uncanny begins to color the joy as ghosts from the past begin to mingle with the celebrations. Complex and layered, The Wedding is a landmark in Polish cinema. 

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Andrzej Wajda. 1972. 107 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

9:20 PM  



Sunday, October 12

Mother Joan of the Angels

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

A visually sophisticated study of faith, sin, and redemption, this is the story of a priest with a difficult task: He must investigate a case of demonic possession in a community of beautiful nuns. When he meets the abbess, Mother Joan, a thrilling philosophical struggle ensues that will force him to choose between his own purity and that of the convent. 

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Jerzy Kawalerowicz. 1960. 110 m. NR. Poland, Latin/Polish. Milestone Films.

12:00 PM   2:15 PM   5:00 PM   7:15 PM  



Monday, October 13

Pharaoh

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

An epic production—complete with battle scenes featuring a cast of thousands and stunning choreography—Pharaoh focuses on the young Egyptian ruler Ramses XIII who had to reconcile his passions and idealism with the cold realities of ruling. Full of questions on the nature of power, this artistic creation is now restored to its original form. 

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Jerzy Kawalerowicz. 1966. 152 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

2:00 PM Cancelled 5:00 PM   8:00 PM  

Globe on Screen: Twelfth Night with Mark Rylance

World Stage on Screen

"I can’t remember being so ridiculously happy for the entirety of a Shakespeare performance..." (Ben Brantley, NY Times)

The all-male Original Practices production, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe around 1601, stars award-winning Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry.Twelfth Night’s sell-out performances led to a hit run in London’s West End and Broadway! Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night is a moving comedy of loss and misplaced love and includes some of the most exquisite songs Shakespeare ever wrote. Run time includes a 15 minute interval. 

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Tim Carroll. 2013. 190 m. NR. UK. Abramorama.

3:00 PM  

 Tickets: $25 (members), $35 (nonmembers)



Tuesday, October 14

Blind Chance

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

One moment, one train, and three completely different outcomes. From Krzysztof Kieslowski comes a film examining three alternative versions of the life of a young man who runs and barely makes—or misses—a train. Blind Chance was heavily censored by the Communist regime, and this restored version includes scenes never before shown to the public. 

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Krzysztof Kieslowski. 1987. 122 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

2:00 PM Cancelled 5:00 PM   7:30 PM   9:55 PM  

DamNation

Focus on Nature 2014

Big dams, once seen with pride as engineering wonders, are increasingly viewed as barriers to the health of our rivers. Where dams come down, rivers spring back to life, giving salmon and other fish renewed access to primeval spawning grounds. With majestic cinematography, DamNation reveals huge landscapes altered by dams—but it also sheds light on a shift in values: from the conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.

Q&A Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan and New York Times environmental blogger and Pace professor Andrew Revkin

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Travis Rummel & Ben Knight. 2014. 87 m. NR. USA. brick + mortar productions.

7:15 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $7 (members), $12 (nonmembers)



Wednesday, October 15

The Wedding

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

A peasant bride and her upper-class groom have tied the knot, and it’s time for a party. Everyone’s having a good time—old and young, rich and poor are dancing, flirting, eating, and drinking. But something uncanny begins to color the joy as ghosts from the past begin to mingle with the celebrations. Complex and layered, The Wedding is a landmark in Polish cinema. 

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Andrzej Wajda. 1972. 107 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

1:00 PM Cancelled 9:45 PM  

The Promised Land

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

Andrzej Wajda’s powerful drama is a tale about the strength of male friendship. Three friends—a Polish nobleman, a German, and a Jew—shrink from nothing to build their factory empire. Chaneling Dickens, Wajda paints a stark picture of Lodz, a chaotic industrial city during the birth of 19th-century capitalism. 

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Andrzej Wajda. 1974. 169 m. NR. Poland, Various languages with subtitles. Milestone Films.

3:10 PM   6:30 PM  

As You Wish: Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

Special Events

An Evening with Cary Elwes and The Princess Bride!  Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come. 

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner. 

Q&A actor Cary Elwes with Janet Maslin

All ticket-buyers will receive a signed copy of Elwes' book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of The Princess Bride. Books courtesy of the Village Bookstore 

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n/a. 2014. 120 m. NR. .

7:00 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $25 (members), $35 (nonmembers)
Priority Purchase: JBFC Members at the Film Buff level and above may purchase tickets now. Any remaining tickets will go on sale at noon on Fri. Sep 26.



Thursday, October 16

Mother Joan of the Angels

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

A visually sophisticated study of faith, sin, and redemption, this is the story of a priest with a difficult task: He must investigate a case of demonic possession in a community of beautiful nuns. When he meets the abbess, Mother Joan, a thrilling philosophical struggle ensues that will force him to choose between his own purity and that of the convent. 

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Jerzy Kawalerowicz. 1960. 110 m. NR. Poland, Latin/Polish. Milestone Films.

1:00 PM Cancelled 6:05 PM   8:30 PM  

The Last Day of Summer

Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

Tadeusz Konwicki’s crew of five had a spare screenplay about two lonely people meeting on a beach, one Ariflex camera, and 6,000 meters of black-and-white film—and they created an austere artistic masterpiece. Awarded the Grand Prix in Venice, among many other honors. 

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Tadeusz Konwicki. 1958. 61 m. NR. Poland, Polish with subtitles. Milestone Films.

3:15 PM   4:40 PM  



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