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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 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 .

3:00 PM   5:15 PM   7:30 PM Cancelled 10:10 PM  

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.

3:05 PM   5:30 PM   7:45 PM   9:55 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  

Gone Girl

Special Events

"Gone Girl shows the remarkable things that can happen when filmmaker and material are this well matched." (Kenneth Turan, LA Times)


One of the most highly anticipated films of the year!
Gone Girl, directed by David Fincher and based upon the bestseller by Gillian Flynn, centers on the marriage of Nick and Amy Dunne. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: 
Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

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David Fincher. 2014. 145 m. R. USA. 20th Century Fox.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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



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] 9:30 PM  

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

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   5:10 PM   7:15 PM   9:20 PM  

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.

3:10 PM   5:25 PM   7:35 PM   9:45 PM  



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  

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.

12:10 PM   2:25 PM   5:00 PM   7:15 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.

close

NYTimes review


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

12:20 PM   2:35 PM   5:10 PM   7:30 PM   9:40 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  

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 .

12:20 PM   2:30 PM   5:00 PM   7:05 PM  

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.

2:45 PM   5:10 PM   7:30 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  

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 .

3:00 PM   5:00 PM   9:55 PM  

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.

3:10 PM   5:30 PM   7:45 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  

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   3:10 PM   9:40 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   5:20 PM   7:35 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 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   5:10 PM   9:45 PM  

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.

4:45 PM   7:30 PM   9:50 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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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  

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 .

3:00 PM   9:45 PM  

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.

3:30 PM   7:45 PM   9:55 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 with JBFC Executive Director Edie Demas

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Travis Rummel & Ben Knight. 2014. 87 m. NR. USA. Patagonia.

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)



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  



Tuesday, October 21

The Great Flood

Focus on Nature 2014

Bill Morrison (The Miners’ Hymns) has created another great work of visual poetry —with no words, just music and archival footage. This time his subject is the 1927 Mississippi River flood, the worst such disaster in US history. It inundated large portions of 10 states, caused $400 million in damages, and displaced tens of thousands, accelerating the African-American migration north. Using decaying films of the time to tell the wrenching story, Morrison teams with guitarist/composer Bill Frisell, whose sublime score seamlessly meshes with the images. 

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Bill Morrison. 2013. 80 m. NR. USA. Icarus Films.

7:15 PM  



Thursday, October 23

NT Live: Skylight

World Stage on Screen

Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the highly anticipated West End production of Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry. On a bitterly cold London evening, teacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

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Stephen Daldry. 2014. 135 m. NR. UK. BYexperience.

2:00 PM  

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

Seeds of Time

Focus on Nature 2014

Gene banks are crumbling, crops are failing, and the effects of climate change are felt by farmers around the world. But agricultural pioneer Cary Fowler is racing against time to preserve crop diversity and protect the future of our food. His one-man mission to solve a global crisis takes him from Rome to Russia and, finally, to a remote Arctic island that may hold the key to saving our seeds—and ultimately our species. This beautiful film by filmmaker Sandy McCleod is both a call to action and a provocative essay on the essence of diversity.

Q&A filmmaker Sandy McLeod and film subject Cary Fowler with JBFC Programming Director Brian Ackerman

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Sandy McLeod. 2013. 77 m. NR. USA.

7:15 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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



Friday, October 24

All That Jazz

Dance on Film 2014

"An uproarious display of brilliance, nerve, dance, maudlin confessions, inside jokes and, especially, ego." ( New York Times)

All-new 4K DCP restoration. “It’s showtime, folks!” After a 15-year restoration supported by Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation,  Bob Fosse’s classic is back on the big screen. Winner of four Oscars, it’s the story of the massively talented, pill-popping choreographer/director Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider playing a man not so different from Fosse himself), frantically juggling his personal life, art, and intimations of mortality. With star turns by Ann Reinking, Jessica Lange, Cliff Gorman, and Ben Vereen. 

Introduction by psychotherapist and former recording engineer Glenn Berger, who worked closely with Bob Fosse on the recording, mixing, and sound production for All That Jazz.

Opening Night Reception: Join us for a light reception at the Media Arts Lab following the film. Wine generously donated by: 
 

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Bob Fosse. 1979. 123 m. R. . 20th Century Fox.

7:15 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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



Saturday, October 25

Upaj: Improvise

Dance on Film 2014

 “One of the most blissful dance experiences of the decade.” (San Francisco Chronicle)  

Tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith, age 32, meets 68-year-old Pandit Chitresh Das, master of the kathak tradition—and something clicks. They collaborate on India Jazz Suites, taking it to theaters and the pulsating streets of India and the US. Winner: Best Documentary at Dance Camera West. 

WITH Melt : The sensual, dramatic experience of the physical body in exile and surrender. Shot at the Salt Pile under the Manhattan Bridge. • Noémie Lafrance. 2010. 10 m. NR. US/Canada. 

Q&A Oct. 29, 7:30: Jason Samuels Smith with host Peter Pucci. Tony-, Emmy-, and American Choreography Award winner Jason Samuels Smith has appeared in So You Think You Can Dance, in Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk, and on stages around the world. 

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Hoku Uchiyama. 2013. 70 m. NR. USA. Hindipendent Films.

3:00 PM  

Flex Is Kings

Dance on Film 2014

“An eye-popper showing  the old pop and lock brought to thrilling, disorienting  extremes.” (Village Voice)  

Straight out of East New York, Brooklyn, comes the dance form called flexing, with its pugilistic physicality, fierce narrative drive, and display of bodily contortions and illusions. Flex Is Kings takes us inside the competitors' daily lives as they work to vanquish their rivals in the upcoming Battlefest King of the Streets.

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Deidre Schoo/Michael Beach Nichols. 2013. 80 m. NR. US.

5:00 PM  

Dancing Is Living: Benjamin Millepied

Dance on Film 2014

“I want to create ballets that use the classical craft and yet still feel intensely modern.” (Millepied) 

From LA to Paris, dance to filmmaking, Benjamin Millepied is a man on the move. Americans may know him best as the choreographer behind Aronofsky’s Black Swan (and as Natalie Portman’s husband), but he’s also founder of the innovative LA Dance Project and the new director of the Paris Opera Ballet. Dancing Is Living chronicles Millepied in all his varied roles. 

WITH Millepied’s Short Films Forest Swords: The Weight of Gold (2014. 5 m.): The brooding music of Forest Swords, dancer Billy Barry, and the solitude of a Dead Sea landscape. Aria (2012. 3 m.): The freeform movement of jookin star Lil Buck set to a Bach melody in urban LA. • The Amoveo Company.

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Louis Wallecan. 2014. 65 m. NR. France/USA, English/French with subtitles. Production Mareterraniu.

7:30 PM  



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