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Wednesday, July 23

Begin Again

New Releases

"...[T]here are times when the thing you want most is not a big, important movie but a simple, beautiful story told with sensitivity, warmth, humor and a big heart. Times when you don’t need a movie to save your life, you just need a movie to make you feel good. For those times, John Carney is playing our tune." (Steve Pond, The Wrap)

A soul-stirring music-filled comedy from from the writer-director of Once. Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again is an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Also starring: Catherine Keener, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, and Mos Def.

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John Carney. 2014. 101 m. R. USA.

3:00 PM 5:15 PM 7:40 PM   9:55 PM  

Life Itself

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"James cuts - as in all of his best work - straight to the human heart of the matter, celebrating both the writer and the man, the one inseparable from the other, largely in Ebert's own words." (Scott Foundas, Variety)

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) explores Roger Ebert's legacy, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. Based on Ebert's bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself is deeply personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. 

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Variety review


Steve James. 2014. 112 m. R. USA. Magnolia Pictures.

4:30 PM 9:30 PM  

Amy Winehouse: One Shining Night

Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2014

"It's fitting that this gem of a film on the late Amy Winehouse feels short, because so did her life...Five years later, she left all of us. Anyone who wants to remember what she left behind needs to see One Shining Night." (David Hinckley, New York Daily News)

Before she became “the pre-eminent vocal talent of her generation” (BBC)—and well before her 2011 death—she was simply Amy Winehouse, playing an acoustic set in a tiny church for an Irish TV music series in 2006. This intimate film features moving performances of songs from Back to Black (“Rehab,” “You Know I’m No Good”), and her candid conversation about how Mahalia Jackson, Thelonious Monk, and Salt-N-Pepa helped her forge her own style.

WITH CLIPS from rare family interviews, home movies and special collaborations!

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New York Daily News review


Maurice Linnane. 2012. 45 m. NR. Ireland. N/A.

7:30 PM  



Thursday, July 24

ROH Live: Manon Lescaut

World Stage on Screen

Puccini’s romantic masterpiece returns to Covent Garden for the first time in over two decades in a new staging by Jonathan Kent under the baton of Music Director Antonio Pappano. The exciting Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais sings the title role, a young woman who must choose between love and luxury. Jonas Kaufmann appears as her lover Des Grieux. 

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Jonathan Kent. 2014. 180 m. NR. UK, Italian with subtitles. Screenvision.

2:00 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $17.50 (members), $22.50 (nonmembers)

Begin Again

New Releases

"...[T]here are times when the thing you want most is not a big, important movie but a simple, beautiful story told with sensitivity, warmth, humor and a big heart. Times when you don’t need a movie to save your life, you just need a movie to make you feel good. For those times, John Carney is playing our tune." (Steve Pond, The Wrap)

A soul-stirring music-filled comedy from from the writer-director of Once. Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again is an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Also starring: Catherine Keener, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, and Mos Def.

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John Carney. 2014. 101 m. R. USA.

3:15 PM   5:30 PM   9:45 PM   9:55 PM  

Life Itself

New Releases

"James cuts - as in all of his best work - straight to the human heart of the matter, celebrating both the writer and the man, the one inseparable from the other, largely in Ebert's own words." (Scott Foundas, Variety)

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) explores Roger Ebert's legacy, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. Based on Ebert's bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself is deeply personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. 

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Variety review


Steve James. 2014. 112 m. R. USA. Magnolia Pictures.

5:25 PM   7:50 PM   10:10 PM  



Friday, July 25

Boyhood

New Releases

"... [I]t's almost Joycean in its appreciation of the scruffy magic of everyday life." (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)


Filmed over 12 years, Richard Linklater's latest is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane). Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood is a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and impossible to watch without thinking about one's own journey through life.

Tues, July 22 Q&A actor Ellar Coltrane and NY Times critic Janet Maslin 

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New York Times review


Richard Linklater. 2014. 165 m. R. USA. IFC Films.

12:05 PM   12:30 PM   3:15 PM   4:00 PM   6:30 PM   8:30 PM   9:40 PM  

Begin Again

New Releases

"...[T]here are times when the thing you want most is not a big, important movie but a simple, beautiful story told with sensitivity, warmth, humor and a big heart. Times when you don’t need a movie to save your life, you just need a movie to make you feel good. For those times, John Carney is playing our tune." (Steve Pond, The Wrap)

A soul-stirring music-filled comedy from from the writer-director of Once. Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again is an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Also starring: Catherine Keener, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, and Mos Def.

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John Carney. 2014. 101 m. R. USA.

3:45 PM   5:50 PM   8:05 PM   10:15 PM  



Saturday, July 26

Boyhood

New Releases

"... [I]t's almost Joycean in its appreciation of the scruffy magic of everyday life." (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)


Filmed over 12 years, Richard Linklater's latest is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane). Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood is a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and impossible to watch without thinking about one's own journey through life.

Tues, July 22 Q&A actor Ellar Coltrane and NY Times critic Janet Maslin 

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New York Times review


Richard Linklater. 2014. 165 m. R. USA. IFC Films.

12:00 PM   12:45 PM   3:15 PM   4:00 PM   6:30 PM   8:30 PM   9:40 PM  

Begin Again

New Releases

"...[T]here are times when the thing you want most is not a big, important movie but a simple, beautiful story told with sensitivity, warmth, humor and a big heart. Times when you don’t need a movie to save your life, you just need a movie to make you feel good. For those times, John Carney is playing our tune." (Steve Pond, The Wrap)

A soul-stirring music-filled comedy from from the writer-director of Once. Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again is an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Also starring: Catherine Keener, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, and Mos Def.

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John Carney. 2014. 101 m. R. USA.

12:10 PM   2:25 PM   5:00 PM   7:15 PM   9:30 PM  



Sunday, July 27

Boyhood

New Releases

"... [I]t's almost Joycean in its appreciation of the scruffy magic of everyday life." (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)


Filmed over 12 years, Richard Linklater's latest is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane). Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood is a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and impossible to watch without thinking about one's own journey through life.

Tues, July 22 Q&A actor Ellar Coltrane and NY Times critic Janet Maslin 

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New York Times review


Richard Linklater. 2014. 165 m. R. USA. IFC Films.

12:00 PM   12:45 PM   3:15 PM   4:00 PM   6:30 PM   7:30 PM   9:40 PM  

Begin Again

New Releases

"...[T]here are times when the thing you want most is not a big, important movie but a simple, beautiful story told with sensitivity, warmth, humor and a big heart. Times when you don’t need a movie to save your life, you just need a movie to make you feel good. For those times, John Carney is playing our tune." (Steve Pond, The Wrap)

A soul-stirring music-filled comedy from from the writer-director of Once. Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again is an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Also starring: Catherine Keener, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, and Mos Def.

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John Carney. 2014. 101 m. R. USA.

12:10 PM   2:25 PM   5:00 PM   7:15 PM   9:30 PM  



Monday, July 28

Boyhood

New Releases

"... [I]t's almost Joycean in its appreciation of the scruffy magic of everyday life." (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)


Filmed over 12 years, Richard Linklater's latest is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane). Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood is a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and impossible to watch without thinking about one's own journey through life.

Tues, July 22 Q&A actor Ellar Coltrane and NY Times critic Janet Maslin 

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New York Times review


Richard Linklater. 2014. 165 m. R. USA. IFC Films.

2:35 PM   4:15 PM   6:00 PM   7:30 PM   9:15 PM  

Begin Again

New Releases

"...[T]here are times when the thing you want most is not a big, important movie but a simple, beautiful story told with sensitivity, warmth, humor and a big heart. Times when you don’t need a movie to save your life, you just need a movie to make you feel good. For those times, John Carney is playing our tune." (Steve Pond, The Wrap)

A soul-stirring music-filled comedy from from the writer-director of Once. Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again is an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Also starring: Catherine Keener, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, and Mos Def.

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John Carney. 2014. 101 m. R. USA.

5:25 PM   7:40 PM   9:55 PM  



Tuesday, July 29

Boyhood

New Releases

"... [I]t's almost Joycean in its appreciation of the scruffy magic of everyday life." (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)


Filmed over 12 years, Richard Linklater's latest is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane). Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood is a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and impossible to watch without thinking about one's own journey through life.

Tues, July 22 Q&A actor Ellar Coltrane and NY Times critic Janet Maslin 

close

New York Times review


Richard Linklater. 2014. 165 m. R. USA. IFC Films.

3:00 PM   3:45 PM   6:15 PM   9:30 PM  

Begin Again

New Releases

"...[T]here are times when the thing you want most is not a big, important movie but a simple, beautiful story told with sensitivity, warmth, humor and a big heart. Times when you don’t need a movie to save your life, you just need a movie to make you feel good. For those times, John Carney is playing our tune." (Steve Pond, The Wrap)

A soul-stirring music-filled comedy from from the writer-director of Once. Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again is an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Also starring: Catherine Keener, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, and Mos Def.

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John Carney. 2014. 101 m. R. USA.

3:10 PM   5:25 PM   7:40 PM   9:55 PM  

Woody Guthrie at 100! Live at the Kennedy Center

Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2014

Woody Guthrie’s granddaughter Anna Canoni kicks things off with a multimedia introduction including rare photographs and audio clips, and then we’ll screen Jim Brown’s film of 2012’s spectacular Woody Guthrie tribute concert in Washington that featured Judy Collins, Jackson Browne, Roseanne Cash, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ani DiFranco, and many more. It’s a moving all-star celebration of his contributions to American music, culture, and history.

INTRODUCED by Anna Canoni, Senior Operations Manager of Woody Guthrie Publications and Guthrie’s granddaughter

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Jim Brown. 2013. 85 m. NR. USA.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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



Wednesday, July 30

Boyhood

New Releases

"... [I]t's almost Joycean in its appreciation of the scruffy magic of everyday life." (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)


Filmed over 12 years, Richard Linklater's latest is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane). Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood is a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and impossible to watch without thinking about one's own journey through life.

Tues, July 22 Q&A actor Ellar Coltrane and NY Times critic Janet Maslin 

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New York Times review


Richard Linklater. 2014. 165 m. R. USA. IFC Films.

1:00 PM   3:00 PM   4:15 PM   6:15 PM   7:30 PM   9:30 PM  

Begin Again

New Releases

"...[T]here are times when the thing you want most is not a big, important movie but a simple, beautiful story told with sensitivity, warmth, humor and a big heart. Times when you don’t need a movie to save your life, you just need a movie to make you feel good. For those times, John Carney is playing our tune." (Steve Pond, The Wrap)

A soul-stirring music-filled comedy from from the writer-director of Once. Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again is an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Also starring: Catherine Keener, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, and Mos Def.

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John Carney. 2014. 101 m. R. USA.

3:10 PM   5:25 PM   7:40 PM   9:55 PM  



Thursday, July 31

Boyhood

New Releases

"... [I]t's almost Joycean in its appreciation of the scruffy magic of everyday life." (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)


Filmed over 12 years, Richard Linklater's latest is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane). Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood is a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and impossible to watch without thinking about one's own journey through life.

Tues, July 22 Q&A actor Ellar Coltrane and NY Times critic Janet Maslin 

close

New York Times review


Richard Linklater. 2014. 165 m. R. USA. IFC Films.

2:00 PM   3:00 PM   3:45 PM   6:15 PM   7:00 PM   9:30 PM  

Begin Again

New Releases

"...[T]here are times when the thing you want most is not a big, important movie but a simple, beautiful story told with sensitivity, warmth, humor and a big heart. Times when you don’t need a movie to save your life, you just need a movie to make you feel good. For those times, John Carney is playing our tune." (Steve Pond, The Wrap)

A soul-stirring music-filled comedy from from the writer-director of Once. Starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, Begin Again is an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Also starring: Catherine Keener, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, and Mos Def.

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John Carney. 2014. 101 m. R. USA.

3:05 PM Cancelled 10:10 PM  

Dick Hyman in Reel Time

Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2014

Playing piano and showing film clips, legendary composer, arranger, conductor and pianist Dick Hyman will share selections from his favorite film scores and discuss the process of applying music to film—a subject he’s mastered on feature films including Woody Allen’s Zelig, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Broadway Danny Rose, Stardust Memories, Hannah and Her Sisters, Radio Days, Norman Jewison’s Moonstruck, and Jeremy Kagan’s Scott Joplin

LIVE MUSIC and multimedia presentation with jazz legend Dick Hyman  

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Various Directors. 90 m. NR. . N/A.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $20 (members), $30 (nonmembers)



Wednesday, August 6

Harlem Street Singer: The Guitar Gospel of Reverend Gary Davis

Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2014

Featuring LIVE MUSIC Performance by Woody Mann!

A new film celebrating the great American ragtime and gospel musician, whose unique style and remarkable skills on the guitar made him an icon in 1960s New York and inspired a generation of musicians. Harlem Street Singer celebrates the beauty and spirituality of his music as well as the human qualities that made Reverend Davis a much beloved teacher and minister. Featuring great performances and interviews with musicians he influenced and taught, including Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane, David Bromberg and Woody Mann. 

Q&A filmmakers Trevor LaurenceSimeon Hutner and producer/musician Woody Mann. Guitarist Woody Mann received his first musical schooling in the living room of Reverend Gary Davis, and complemented this with formal training at New York’s celebrated Juilliard School. He has since become one of the world’s most renowned guitar masters and song writing story tellers with his own contemporary improvisational style.

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Simeon Hutner/ Trevor Laurence. 2013. 78 m. NR. USA. N/A.

7:45 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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



Wednesday, August 13

Dennis Elsas' Rock n' Roll Never Forgets

Sounds of Summer: New Music Documentaries 2014

Join legendary New York radio personality Dennis Elsas for this live multimedia experience featuring highlights from his history-making interviews with John Lennon, Elton John, Jerry Garcia, and others. As one of the pioneers of the progressive FM radio revolution at WNEW-FM, and now on air from New York City on 90.7 WFUV and nationally on SiriusXM Satellite Classic Vinyl (26), he’s had a front row seat for rock’s greatest eras and shares his favorite stories and experiences. A fascinating and fun show.

MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION by WFUV's Dennis Elsas 

Click here for a brief video preview Dennis Elsas

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Various Directors. 2014. 90 m. USA.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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



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