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Monday, November 24

Birdman

New Releases

"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

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New York Magazine


Alejandro González Iñárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

3:00 PM   5:40 PM   8:15 PM  

Whiplash

New Releases

"It is one of those scorching films that burns through emotions, uses up actors, wrings out audiences. And the jazz, well, it has its own moments of brutal, breathtaking fusion." (Betsy Sharkey, LA Times)


An ambitious young jazz drummer (Miles Teller) teams up with a brilliant, but exacting instructor (J.K. Simmons). However his
 passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink.

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LA Times review


Damien Chazelle. 2014. 106 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

3:05 PM   5:15 PM   10:00 PM  

Tough Love

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“Takes on the incredibly broken system of child welfare system, which seems to be hurting as much as it is helping.” (Indiewire)

An inside look at two parents’ battles to be reunited with their children. Through intimate, verité footage, we witness first-hand the child welfare system’s complex bureaucracy, the powerful role poverty and prejudice play in keeping parents and children apart, and the massive challenges parents must overcome in order to put their families back together.

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Stephanie Wang-Breal. 2014. 83 m. NR. USA. Eyewang Pictures.

3:30 PM  

Out in the Night

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“Meticulously laid out, making the gross miscarriage of justice clear.” (Village Voice

One evening in New York City, a group of New Jersey women were verbally threatened and physically attacked by an older man. And then they were arrested and ultimately convicted as perpetrators of gang assault. Here, they tell their story, also demonstrating in devastating detail how the media, homophobia, and racism together stigmatize and victimize gay people of color. 

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Blair Dorosh-Walther. 2014. 75 m. NR. USA. Women Make Movies.

5:30 PM   7:30 PM  

The Dog

After Dark

The many sides of John Wojtowicz— lover, husband, soldier, activist, mama’s boy, bank robber—come to light in this stranger-than-fiction look at the man whose botched 1972 bank heist inspired Dog Day Afternoon. With extraordinary archival footage of the robbery and the early gay liberation movement, as well as interviews with the motor- mouth eccentric and self-professed “pervert” at its center.

Q&A Reel Talk with JBFC Programmer Andrew Jupin

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Allison Berg/François Keraudren. 2014. 101 m. NR. USA. Drafthouse films.

7:45 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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



Tuesday, November 25

Birdman

New Releases

"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

close

New York Magazine


Alejandro González Iñárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

3:00 PM   5:25 PM   8:00 PM  

Whiplash

New Releases

"It is one of those scorching films that burns through emotions, uses up actors, wrings out audiences. And the jazz, well, it has its own moments of brutal, breathtaking fusion." (Betsy Sharkey, LA Times)


An ambitious young jazz drummer (Miles Teller) teams up with a brilliant, but exacting instructor (J.K. Simmons). However his
 passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink.

close

LA Times review


Damien Chazelle. 2014. 106 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

3:05 PM   5:15 PM   7:30 PM   9:45 PM  

Private Violence

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“Just by being truthful and honest with its subjects, this film feels like a call to action. Listen to it.” (Film Threat)

Through the eyes of two survivors—Deanna Walters, a brutally beaten mother who seeks justice, and Kit Gruelle, an advocate—we bear witness to the complexities of intimate partner violence. These women’s experiences challenge entrenched assump- tions and provide a window into a world that’s been hidden by our silence, laws, and lack of understanding.

Q&A Nov. 23, 2:00: Hope’s Door Executive Director CarlLa Horton, Director of the Westchester County Office for Women Robin Schlaff, and Laura Rossi, Esq., Senior Program Officer of Westchester Community Foundation

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Cynthia HIll. 2014. 80 m. NR. USA.

3:30 PM  

A Quiet Inquisition

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“Dr. Carla Cerrato’s bravery cannot be underestimated.” (filmmakers Kahn and Zeka) 

Because of Nicaragua’s 2007 total ban on abortion, an Ob-Gyn at a Managua public hospital confronts a terrible choice: Should she provide care she believes will save her patients’ lives, or follow the law? Named one of the films not to miss at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, A Quiet Inquisition offers a compelling example of what prohibition looks like on the ground through the eyes of the medical professional.

Q&A Nov. 23, 6:00: filmmaker and former JBFC educator Holen Sabrina Kahn, via Skype

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Holen Kahn/Alessandra Zeka. 2014. 65 m. NR. USA, Spanish with subtitles. N/A.

5:30 PM  

E-Team

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“A dynamic and immersive piece of you-are-there verité.” (Variety)

“They’re kind of like a human rights Mod Squad.” —filmmaker Katy Chevigny

Racing to the scene of alleged human rights abuses, the Emergency Team of Human Rights Watch fearlessly shines light in the darkest places of our planet. Here, they sneak across the Syrian border as the civil war rages, and dodge bullets in the aftermath of the Gaddafi regime. “Intrepid” doesn’t even begin to describe these courageous individuals. Winner: Best Cinematography, Sundance.

Q&A Nov. 25, 7:15: filmmaker Ross Kauffman

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Katy Chevigny/ Ross Kauffman . 2014. 88 m. NR. USA, English/Various languages with subtitles.

7:15 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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

Citizenfour

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

"...[A]n urgent, gripping real-life spy story that should be seen by every American, and quite likely by everybody else too." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon)

Laura Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted emails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four." With her camera in tow, she and journalist Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before your eyes.

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Salon.com review


Laura Poitras. 2014. 114 m. R. Germany/USA, English/German/Portuguese. RADiUS-TWC.

9:55 PM  



Wednesday, November 26

Foxcatcher

New Releases

"...[A]n altogether extraordinary film about the psychopathology of the ties that bind..." (Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor)

A psychological drama directed by Bennett Miller and starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, and Sienna Miller. Based on actual events, the film tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) when he is invited by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train. This gripping tale is sure to be an awards season favorite.

Local Element: Filmmaker Bennett Miller and screenwriter Dan Futterman grew up in Mamaroneck and Larchmont. Local Element proves a public showcase for new work, fosters emerging and established talent, and helps build a stronger community among area filmmakers. 

     
close

Peter Rainer's review


Bennett Miller. 2014. 130 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

3:00 PM   5:35 PM   8:15 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

close

New York Magazine


Alejandro González Iñárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

3:05 PM   8:00 PM  

E-Team

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“A dynamic and immersive piece of you-are-there verité.” (Variety)

“They’re kind of like a human rights Mod Squad.” —filmmaker Katy Chevigny

Racing to the scene of alleged human rights abuses, the Emergency Team of Human Rights Watch fearlessly shines light in the darkest places of our planet. Here, they sneak across the Syrian border as the civil war rages, and dodge bullets in the aftermath of the Gaddafi regime. “Intrepid” doesn’t even begin to describe these courageous individuals. Winner: Best Cinematography, Sundance.

Q&A Nov. 25, 7:15: filmmaker Ross Kauffman

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Katy Chevigny/ Ross Kauffman . 2014. 88 m. NR. USA, English/Various languages with subtitles.

3:30 PM  

The Kill Team

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“Essential, no matter your political convictions.” (New York Magazine

The astonishing story of Adam Winfield, a young infantryman who attempted to alert the military to atrocities his platoon was committing in Afghanistan. After his fellow soldiers heard what he’d done, Winfield was forced to make a split-second decision that would change his life forever. With access to all involved—including Winfield and his startlingly candid compatriots—this is a rare, intimate look at the hazy morality of war.

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Dan Krauss. 2013. 79 m. NR. USA. Oscilloscope Pictures.

5:30 PM  

Whiplash

New Releases

"It is one of those scorching films that burns through emotions, uses up actors, wrings out audiences. And the jazz, well, it has its own moments of brutal, breathtaking fusion." (Betsy Sharkey, LA Times)


An ambitious young jazz drummer (Miles Teller) teams up with a brilliant, but exacting instructor (J.K. Simmons). However his
 passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink.

close

LA Times review


Damien Chazelle. 2014. 106 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

5:45 PM   9:15 PM  

Tough Love

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“Takes on the incredibly broken system of child welfare system, which seems to be hurting as much as it is helping.” (Indiewire)

An inside look at two parents’ battles to be reunited with their children. Through intimate, verité footage, we witness first-hand the child welfare system’s complex bureaucracy, the powerful role poverty and prejudice play in keeping parents and children apart, and the massive challenges parents must overcome in order to put their families back together.

close


Stephanie Wang-Breal. 2014. 83 m. NR. USA. Eyewang Pictures.

7:30 PM  



Thursday, November 27

Foxcatcher

New Releases

"...[A]n altogether extraordinary film about the psychopathology of the ties that bind..." (Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor)

A psychological drama directed by Bennett Miller and starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, and Sienna Miller. Based on actual events, the film tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) when he is invited by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train. This gripping tale is sure to be an awards season favorite.

Local Element: Filmmaker Bennett Miller and screenwriter Dan Futterman grew up in Mamaroneck and Larchmont. Local Element proves a public showcase for new work, fosters emerging and established talent, and helps build a stronger community among area filmmakers. 

     
close

Peter Rainer's review


Bennett Miller. 2014. 130 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

11:30 AM   2:10 PM   5:00 PM   7:40 PM   10:15 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

close

New York Magazine


Alejandro González Iñárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

11:40 AM   2:20 PM   4:50 PM   7:20 PM   9:50 PM  

Whiplash

New Releases

"It is one of those scorching films that burns through emotions, uses up actors, wrings out audiences. And the jazz, well, it has its own moments of brutal, breathtaking fusion." (Betsy Sharkey, LA Times)


An ambitious young jazz drummer (Miles Teller) teams up with a brilliant, but exacting instructor (J.K. Simmons). However his
 passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink.

close

LA Times review


Damien Chazelle. 2014. 106 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

12:00 PM   2:30 PM   5:10 PM   7:30 PM   10:00 PM  



Friday, November 28

Foxcatcher

New Releases

"...[A]n altogether extraordinary film about the psychopathology of the ties that bind..." (Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor)

A psychological drama directed by Bennett Miller and starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, and Sienna Miller. Based on actual events, the film tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) when he is invited by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train. This gripping tale is sure to be an awards season favorite.

Local Element: Filmmaker Bennett Miller and screenwriter Dan Futterman grew up in Mamaroneck and Larchmont. Local Element proves a public showcase for new work, fosters emerging and established talent, and helps build a stronger community among area filmmakers. 

     
close

Peter Rainer's review


Bennett Miller. 2014. 130 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

11:30 AM   2:10 PM   5:00 PM   7:40 PM   10:15 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

close

New York Magazine


Alejandro González Iñárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

11:40 AM   2:20 PM   4:50 PM   7:20 PM   9:50 PM  

Whiplash

New Releases

"It is one of those scorching films that burns through emotions, uses up actors, wrings out audiences. And the jazz, well, it has its own moments of brutal, breathtaking fusion." (Betsy Sharkey, LA Times)


An ambitious young jazz drummer (Miles Teller) teams up with a brilliant, but exacting instructor (J.K. Simmons). However his
 passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink.

close

LA Times review


Damien Chazelle. 2014. 106 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

12:00 PM   2:30 PM   5:10 PM   7:30 PM   10:00 PM  



Saturday, November 29

Foxcatcher

New Releases

"...[A]n altogether extraordinary film about the psychopathology of the ties that bind..." (Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor)

A psychological drama directed by Bennett Miller and starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, and Sienna Miller. Based on actual events, the film tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) when he is invited by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train. This gripping tale is sure to be an awards season favorite.

Local Element: Filmmaker Bennett Miller and screenwriter Dan Futterman grew up in Mamaroneck and Larchmont. Local Element proves a public showcase for new work, fosters emerging and established talent, and helps build a stronger community among area filmmakers. 

     
close

Peter Rainer's review


Bennett Miller. 2014. 130 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

11:30 AM   2:10 PM   5:00 PM   7:40 PM   10:15 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

close

New York Magazine


Alejandro González Iñárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

11:40 AM   2:20 PM   4:50 PM   7:20 PM   9:50 PM  

Whiplash

New Releases

"It is one of those scorching films that burns through emotions, uses up actors, wrings out audiences. And the jazz, well, it has its own moments of brutal, breathtaking fusion." (Betsy Sharkey, LA Times)


An ambitious young jazz drummer (Miles Teller) teams up with a brilliant, but exacting instructor (J.K. Simmons). However his
 passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink.

close

LA Times review


Damien Chazelle. 2014. 106 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

12:00 PM   2:30 PM   5:10 PM   7:30 PM   10:00 PM  



Sunday, November 30

Foxcatcher

New Releases

"...[A]n altogether extraordinary film about the psychopathology of the ties that bind..." (Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor)

A psychological drama directed by Bennett Miller and starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, and Sienna Miller. Based on actual events, the film tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) when he is invited by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train. This gripping tale is sure to be an awards season favorite.

Local Element: Filmmaker Bennett Miller and screenwriter Dan Futterman grew up in Mamaroneck and Larchmont. Local Element proves a public showcase for new work, fosters emerging and established talent, and helps build a stronger community among area filmmakers. 

     
close

Peter Rainer's review


Bennett Miller. 2014. 130 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

12:00 PM   2:40 PM   5:20 PM   8:00 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

close

New York Magazine


Alejandro González Iñárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

12:10 PM   2:50 PM   5:30 PM   8:10 PM  

Citizenfour

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

"...[A]n urgent, gripping real-life spy story that should be seen by every American, and quite likely by everybody else too." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon)

Laura Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted emails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four." With her camera in tow, she and journalist Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before your eyes.

close

Salon.com review


Laura Poitras. 2014. 114 m. R. Germany/USA, English/German/Portuguese. RADiUS-TWC.

12:20 PM  

Whiplash

New Releases

"It is one of those scorching films that burns through emotions, uses up actors, wrings out audiences. And the jazz, well, it has its own moments of brutal, breathtaking fusion." (Betsy Sharkey, LA Times)


An ambitious young jazz drummer (Miles Teller) teams up with a brilliant, but exacting instructor (J.K. Simmons). However his
 passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink.

close

LA Times review


Damien Chazelle. 2014. 106 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

3:00 PM   5:10 PM   7:30 PM  



Monday, December 1

Foxcatcher

New Releases

"...[A]n altogether extraordinary film about the psychopathology of the ties that bind..." (Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor)

A psychological drama directed by Bennett Miller and starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, and Sienna Miller. Based on actual events, the film tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) when he is invited by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train. This gripping tale is sure to be an awards season favorite.

Local Element: Filmmaker Bennett Miller and screenwriter Dan Futterman grew up in Mamaroneck and Larchmont. Local Element proves a public showcase for new work, fosters emerging and established talent, and helps build a stronger community among area filmmakers. 

     
close

Peter Rainer's review


Bennett Miller. 2014. 130 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

3:00 PM   5:40 PM   8:20 PM   10:10 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

close

New York Magazine


Alejandro González Iñárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

3:05 PM   5:30 PM  

Whiplash

New Releases

"It is one of those scorching films that burns through emotions, uses up actors, wrings out audiences. And the jazz, well, it has its own moments of brutal, breathtaking fusion." (Betsy Sharkey, LA Times)


An ambitious young jazz drummer (Miles Teller) teams up with a brilliant, but exacting instructor (J.K. Simmons). However his
 passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink.

close

LA Times review


Damien Chazelle. 2014. 106 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

4:40 PM   8:00 PM  



Tuesday, December 2

Foxcatcher

New Releases

"...[A]n altogether extraordinary film about the psychopathology of the ties that bind..." (Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor)

A psychological drama directed by Bennett Miller and starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, and Sienna Miller. Based on actual events, the film tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) when he is invited by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train. This gripping tale is sure to be an awards season favorite.

Local Element: Filmmaker Bennett Miller and screenwriter Dan Futterman grew up in Mamaroneck and Larchmont. Local Element proves a public showcase for new work, fosters emerging and established talent, and helps build a stronger community among area filmmakers. 

     
close

Peter Rainer's review


Bennett Miller. 2014. 130 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

3:00 PM   5:40 PM   8:20 PM   10:00 PM  

Whiplash

New Releases

"It is one of those scorching films that burns through emotions, uses up actors, wrings out audiences. And the jazz, well, it has its own moments of brutal, breathtaking fusion." (Betsy Sharkey, LA Times)


An ambitious young jazz drummer (Miles Teller) teams up with a brilliant, but exacting instructor (J.K. Simmons). However his
 passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink.

close

LA Times review


Damien Chazelle. 2014. 106 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

3:05 PM   5:15 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

close

New York Magazine


Alejandro González Iñárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

4:30 PM   7:35 PM  



Wednesday, December 3

Foxcatcher

New Releases

"...[A]n altogether extraordinary film about the psychopathology of the ties that bind..." (Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor)

A psychological drama directed by Bennett Miller and starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, and Sienna Miller. Based on actual events, the film tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) when he is invited by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train. This gripping tale is sure to be an awards season favorite.

Local Element: Filmmaker Bennett Miller and screenwriter Dan Futterman grew up in Mamaroneck and Larchmont. Local Element proves a public showcase for new work, fosters emerging and established talent, and helps build a stronger community among area filmmakers. 

     
close

Peter Rainer's review


Bennett Miller. 2014. 130 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

3:00 PM   5:40 PM   8:20 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

close

New York Magazine


Alejandro González Iñárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

3:05 PM   5:35 PM   8:05 PM  

Whiplash

New Releases

"It is one of those scorching films that burns through emotions, uses up actors, wrings out audiences. And the jazz, well, it has its own moments of brutal, breathtaking fusion." (Betsy Sharkey, LA Times)


An ambitious young jazz drummer (Miles Teller) teams up with a brilliant, but exacting instructor (J.K. Simmons). However his
 passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink.

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Damien Chazelle. 2014. 106 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

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



Thursday, December 4

Foxcatcher

New Releases

"...[A]n altogether extraordinary film about the psychopathology of the ties that bind..." (Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor)

A psychological drama directed by Bennett Miller and starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, and Sienna Miller. Based on actual events, the film tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) when he is invited by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train. This gripping tale is sure to be an awards season favorite.

Local Element: Filmmaker Bennett Miller and screenwriter Dan Futterman grew up in Mamaroneck and Larchmont. Local Element proves a public showcase for new work, fosters emerging and established talent, and helps build a stronger community among area filmmakers. 

     
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Bennett Miller. 2014. 130 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

3:00 PM   5:40 PM   8:20 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

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Alejandro González Iñárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

3:05 PM   5:35 PM   8:05 PM  

Whiplash

New Releases

"It is one of those scorching films that burns through emotions, uses up actors, wrings out audiences. And the jazz, well, it has its own moments of brutal, breathtaking fusion." (Betsy Sharkey, LA Times)


An ambitious young jazz drummer (Miles Teller) teams up with a brilliant, but exacting instructor (J.K. Simmons). However his
 passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink.

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LA Times review


Damien Chazelle. 2014. 106 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

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



Friday, December 5

The Japanese Dog

Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema

Opening Night w/reception! In this understated drama about family reconciliation, Romania’s greatest actor, Victor Rebengiuc (Forest of the Hanged, Niki and Flo) plays Costache, a man who has lost his wife, his house, and everything he owned in a flood. The unexpected return of his son, Ticu, from Japan forces the men to become a family again. Costache becomes a real grandfather to his seven- year-old grandson, while Ticu corrects mistakes from the past. “A Yasujiro Ozu drama done in the Romanian style” (Slant Magazine), this New Directors/New Films selection represents Romania in the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar race. Join us for a reception following the screening.

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Tudor Cristian Jurgiu. 2013. 90 m. NR. Romania, Romanian with subtitles.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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

The Babadook

After Dark

Critics are raving about this gruesome treat, a shattering psychological study of a single mother who battles her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, her own demons, and a sinister presence all around her. Time Out New York, for example, calls this first feature “commanding,” Others say it’s “expertly unsettling” and “astonishingly assured.”

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Jennifer Kent. 2014. 93 m. NR. Australia. IFC Films.

9:45 PM  



Saturday, December 6

The Second Game

Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema

Director Corneliu Porumboiu watches a 25-year-old soccer match with his father, who was the referee in 1988. Pitting the Bucharest rivals Steaua and Dinamo against each other, this is soccer at its best—but you don’t have to be a fan to enjoy it. Behind the archival images, the commentaries, and the funny parallels drawn between sports and cinema is a look at the elusive way we relate to our country’s—and, to a certain extent, our parents’—past. Best Romanian Film at the Transilvania International Film Festival.

 

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Corneliu Porumboiu. 2013. 97 m. NR. Romania, Romanian with subtitles.

7:30 PM  

The Babadook

After Dark

Critics are raving about this gruesome treat, a shattering psychological study of a single mother who battles her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, her own demons, and a sinister presence all around her. Time Out New York, for example, calls this first feature “commanding,” Others say it’s “expertly unsettling” and “astonishingly assured.”

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Jennifer Kent. 2014. 93 m. NR. Australia. IFC Films.

9:45 PM  



Sunday, December 7

Goodbye to Language

Jonathan Demme's Rarely Seen Cinema

"Godard can't stop himself from exploring new ways to make pictures. He seems to enjoy doing so almost as much as he enjoys frustrating the expectations of those who still want a movie to have a beginning, a middle and an end, in that order.” (Mark Jenkins, NPR)


At 83, Godard makes his first foray into the world of 3D, joined by his dog Roxy, who is the de facto "star" of this oblique and challenging film. Jury Prize Winner, Cannes Film Festival.

Q&A filmmaker Jonathan Demme 

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Jean-Luc Godard. 2014. 70 m. NR. France, French with subtitles. Kino Lorber Films.

5:00 PM  

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

Quod Erat Demonstrandum

Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema

In 1984, a brilliant mathematician becomes the target of the secret police after publishing an article in an American journal without permission from the Communist authorities. His best friend’s wife, a colleague, is trying to join her husband in France. And a Securitate agent is investigating both of them. This tense story of paranoia and betrayal, skillfully shot in black and white with remarkable attention to period detail, was a New Directors/New Films selection and the winner of a Special Jury Prize at the 2013 Rome Film Festival.

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Andrei Gruzsniczki. 2013. 107 m. NR. Romania, Romanian with subtitles.

7:30 PM  



Monday, December 8

I'm An Old Communist Hag

Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema

Emilia’s quiet, provincial life is no longer when her daughter suddenly returns from Canada, along with her American fiancé. The happy reunion quickly turns complicated. Moreover, the 60-year-old Emilia, who is well known in the neighborhood for her Communist nostalgia, is asked to be part of a documentary about the extensive festivities organized in those times. This bittersweet drama features yet another subtle performance from Romania’s greatest actress, Luminita Gheorghiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Child’s Pose).

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Stere Gulea. 2013. 94 m. NR. Romania, English/Romanian with subtitles.

5:00 PM  



Tuesday, December 9

NT Live: JOHN

World Stage on Screen

Lloyd Newson, artistic director of the acclaimed DV8 Physical Theatre, interviewed more than 50 men about love and sex and based this new production on the story of one of them, named John. Dance and spoken word combine to create a raw theatrical experience with adult themes, strong language, and nudity. 

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Lloyd Newson. 2014. 80 m. NR. UK. BYexperience.

3:00 PM  

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

Where Are You, Bucharest?

Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema

Twenty-three years after the Romanian Revolution, people are back on the streets of Bucharest, reclaiming University Square, the public space that was home to so many anti-Communist demonstrations. The director follows their stories for one year, from the first protests to the referendum against the president. This is a poignant documentary about people who are devastated and impulsive, lost and encouraged, all at once— and about a revolution that becomes a tragic absurdity. You need no special knowledge about Romania’s messy politics to resonate with this frantic, desperate, and mordantly funny film.

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Vlad Petri. 2014. 80 m. NR. Romania, Romanian with subtitles.

7:30 PM  



Wednesday, December 10

Viktoria

Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema

In 1979, despite her attempts to avoid an unwanted pregnancy, Boryana gives birth to Viktoria. Born with no belly button, Viktoria is proclaimed “the baby of the decade,” a symbol of Communist Bulgaria. When the regime collapses in 1989, Viktoria’s life is turned upside down, and the hardships of the new time bind her and her mother together. Coproduced with Romania, the first Bulgarian film to play at Sundance is a truly innovative epic infused with strikingly surreal images. It’s one of the most original films about the Communist chimera.

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Maya Vitkova. 2014. 155 m. NR. Romania/Bulgaria, Romanian with subtitles.

7:00 PM  



Thursday, December 11

Altman

Special Events

Ron Mann's new documentary is an in-depth look at the life and times of filmmaker Robert Altman. While refusing to bow down to Hollywood's conventions, or its executives, Altman's unique style of filmmaking won him friends and enemies, earned him world-wide praise, and occasionally scathing criticism, and proved that it is possible to make truly independent films. The program will also feature three rarely-screened Altman directed short films: The Party (1966, 3 mins), Pot Au Feu (1966, 9 mins), and The Kathryn Reed Story (1966, 15 mins).

Q&A filmmaker Ron Mann and Kathryn Reed Altman, Altman's widow, with Jonathan Demme

Copies of the first authorized visual biography of Robert Altman, Altman, will be for sale after the screening, courtesy of The Village Bookstore. The book features a forward from Martin Scorsese and contributions from Altman’s collaborators and contemporaries including Frank Barhydt, E. L. Doctorow, Roger Ebert, Jules Feiffer, Julian Fellowes, James Franco, Tess Gallagher, Pauline Kael, Garrison Keillor, Michael Murphy, Lily Tomlin, Alan Rudolph, Michael Tolkin, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. 

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Ron Mann. 2014. 95 m. NR. . Abramorama.

7:00 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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

Frank

After Dark

A truly original offbeat comedy about a wannabe musician (Domhnall Gleeson) who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by an enigmatic musical genius (Michael Fassbender, who sports a large fake head), and the terrifying Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal). Funny, strange, and surprisingly touching.

Q&A Reel Talk with JBFC Programmer Andrew Jupin

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Lenny Abrahamson. 2014. 95 m. R. Ireland/UK. Magnolia Pictures.

7:45 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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



Saturday, December 20

It's a Wonderful Life

Special Events

Everyone will enjoy this Christmas favorite on the big screen, as it was meant to be seen. Never before has George Bailey’s plight seemed so painful. And never before has the work of his guardian angel Clarence—who shows George the good he has done in the world—been so sweet. It’s as touching and warm now as it was on the day it was released. 

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

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Frank Capra. 1946. 130 m. NR. USA. Paramount Pictures.

12:00 PM    [Add to My Calendar]



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