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Sunday, January 25

Citizenfour

New Releases

"...[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)

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. 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.

12:00 PM  

The Imitation Game

New Releases

"One of the year's finest films; I could happily watch The Imitation Game again." (Leonard Maltin)

Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Leading Role. During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst, and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing on charges of 'gross indecency,' unwittingly incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant and complicated man.

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Leonard Maltin's review


Morten Tyldum. 2014. 114 m. PG-13. UK/USA. The Weinstein Company.

12:10 PM   2:35 PM   5:10 PM   8:30 PM  

A Most Violent Year

New Releases

"...Chandor’s absorbing no-bull NYC drama further clarifies what might be the most promising career in American movies: an urban-headed filmmaker attuned to economies of place and time, with an eye on the vacant throne of Sidney Lumet.." (Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York)

A Critical Favorite! Set during the winter of 1981 -- statistically one of the most crime-ridden in New York City's history -- A Most Violent Year follows the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built. This provocative film stars Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, David Oyelowo (Selma), and Albert Brooks. 

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Time Out New York review


J.C. Chandor. 2014. 125 m. R. USA. A24 Films.

12:20 PM   3:00 PM   5:35 PM   8:10 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

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

Nominated for 9 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor in a Leading Role. 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.

2:25 PM  

Rockers

Jonathan Demme's Rarely Seen Cinema

"Rockers holds its ground, thanks to its funny, offbeat players and sinuous reggae score." (Janet Maslin, New York Times)


This cult classic was originally intended to be a documentary but blossomed into a rollicking Robin Hood style tribute to the roots and rhythms of Jamaica. Starring Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace and Richard "Dirty Harry" Hall, and many other prominent reggae musicians playing fictionalized versions of themselves, Rockers is the story of oppressed Jamaican musicians getting even with the "mafia types" that run the business. Featuring the music of Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, Third World, Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, Gregory Isaacs, Kiddus I, Junior Murvin, Inner Circle, the Heptones, and the Abyssinians. "An excellent soundtrack, and an endearingly witty script which digresses through explanations of the Rasta faith and countless idiosyncratic solidarity rituals, make for a delightful piece of whimsy." (Time Out New York)

Q&A filmmaker Ted Bafaloukos via Skype

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New York Times review


Theodoros Bafaloukos. 1978. 100 m. NR. . The Blue Sun Film Company.

5:00 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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

Boyhood

New Releases

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


Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. 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.

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New York Times review


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

7:45 PM  



Monday, January 26

A Most Violent Year

New Releases

"...Chandor’s absorbing no-bull NYC drama further clarifies what might be the most promising career in American movies: an urban-headed filmmaker attuned to economies of place and time, with an eye on the vacant throne of Sidney Lumet.." (Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York)

A Critical Favorite! Set during the winter of 1981 -- statistically one of the most crime-ridden in New York City's history -- A Most Violent Year follows the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built. This provocative film stars Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, David Oyelowo (Selma), and Albert Brooks. 

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Time Out New York review


J.C. Chandor. 2014. 125 m. R. USA. A24 Films.

2:45 PM   5:15 PM   9:50 PM  

The Imitation Game

New Releases

"One of the year's finest films; I could happily watch The Imitation Game again." (Leonard Maltin)

Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Leading Role. During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst, and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing on charges of 'gross indecency,' unwittingly incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant and complicated man.

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Leonard Maltin's review


Morten Tyldum. 2014. 114 m. PG-13. UK/USA. The Weinstein Company.

2:50 PM   5:10 PM   7:50 PM  

Boyhood

New Releases

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


Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. 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.

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New York Times review


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

3:30 PM  

The 12th Man: Football, Film, and Fandom

We Got Game: Sports on Film

A program for the fair-weather fans, the bandwagon jumpers, and the diehards alike. We'll screen the NFL Films produced America's Game profile of the 1968 New York Jets followed by a freewheeling discussion with a writer who spent 2011 embedded with the Jets, a Hard Knocks producer, and a journalist who may or may not be a jinx

Q&A author Nicholas Dawidoff, NFL Films senior producer Paul Camarata, and journalist/writer Sam Tanenhaus. Copies of Dawidoff's highly acclaimed book, Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football, will be available for purchase courtesy of the Village Bookstore.

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n/a. 2015. 90 m. NR. .

7:30 PM  

 $7 (members), $12 (nonmembers)

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

After Dark

"The biggest honest-to-God discovery of 2014." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon)


A big hit at Sundance, this Iranian feminist vampire drama directed by newcomer Ana Lily Amirpour is being hailed as a new classic. It’s a moody, gorgeous black-and-white cinematic original with an outstanding soundtrack. The setting is a deeply unsavory ghost town that already reeks of death and loneliness—and that’s before the hijab-clad main character rolls in on a skateboard. 

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Salon review


Ana Lily Amirpour. 2014. 100 m. NR. Iran/USA, Persian with subtitles. Kino Lorber Films.

7:45 PM  

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

Birdman

New Releases

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

Nominated for 9 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor in a Leading Role. 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.

10:10 PM  



Tuesday, January 27

A Most Violent Year

New Releases

"...Chandor’s absorbing no-bull NYC drama further clarifies what might be the most promising career in American movies: an urban-headed filmmaker attuned to economies of place and time, with an eye on the vacant throne of Sidney Lumet.." (Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York)

A Critical Favorite! Set during the winter of 1981 -- statistically one of the most crime-ridden in New York City's history -- A Most Violent Year follows the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built. This provocative film stars Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, David Oyelowo (Selma), and Albert Brooks. 

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Time Out New York review


J.C. Chandor. 2014. 125 m. R. USA. A24 Films.

3:50 PM   6:25 PM   9:00 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

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

Nominated for 9 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor in a Leading Role. 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.

4:00 PM   6:35 PM  

The Imitation Game

New Releases

"One of the year's finest films; I could happily watch The Imitation Game again." (Leonard Maltin)

Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Leading Role. During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst, and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing on charges of 'gross indecency,' unwittingly incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant and complicated man.

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Leonard Maltin's review


Morten Tyldum. 2014. 114 m. PG-13. UK/USA. The Weinstein Company.

4:30 PM   7:00 PM   9:30 PM  

Boyhood

New Releases

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


Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. 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.

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New York Times review


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

9:10 PM  



Wednesday, January 28

The Imitation Game

New Releases

"One of the year's finest films; I could happily watch The Imitation Game again." (Leonard Maltin)

Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Leading Role. During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst, and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing on charges of 'gross indecency,' unwittingly incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant and complicated man.

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Leonard Maltin's review


Morten Tyldum. 2014. 114 m. PG-13. UK/USA. The Weinstein Company.

2:45 PM   5:10 PM   7:50 PM   10:10 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

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

Nominated for 9 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor in a Leading Role. 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.

2:50 PM   5:15 PM  

Hermitage Revealed

Frameworks: Art on Film

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. To mark its 250th anniversary the museum opened its doors for the filming of Hermitage Revealed  taking audiences on a journey through the museum’s tumultuous history from imperial palace to state museum, and offers unprecedented access to special collections and exclusive areas that remain hidden from the public eye. From Rembrandt to Russian masterpieces, from prehistoric artifacts to the private gemstone collection of Catherine The Great, from Michelangelo to Matisse and more, the exquisite treasures the Hermitage has to offer are seemingly endless.

Members of the Katonah Museum of Art, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Hudson River Museum, and Neuberger Museum: Bring your membership card and receive the JBFC member discount for one ticket to this program.

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Margy Kinmonth. 2014. 83 m. NR. . Abramorama.

3:00 PM  

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

A Most Violent Year

New Releases

"...Chandor’s absorbing no-bull NYC drama further clarifies what might be the most promising career in American movies: an urban-headed filmmaker attuned to economies of place and time, with an eye on the vacant throne of Sidney Lumet.." (Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York)

A Critical Favorite! Set during the winter of 1981 -- statistically one of the most crime-ridden in New York City's history -- A Most Violent Year follows the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built. This provocative film stars Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, David Oyelowo (Selma), and Albert Brooks. 

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Time Out New York review


J.C. Chandor. 2014. 125 m. R. USA. A24 Films.

5:00 PM   7:35 PM   10:05 PM  

Boyhood

New Releases

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


Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. 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.

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New York Times review


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

7:45 PM  



Thursday, January 29

A Most Violent Year

New Releases

"...Chandor’s absorbing no-bull NYC drama further clarifies what might be the most promising career in American movies: an urban-headed filmmaker attuned to economies of place and time, with an eye on the vacant throne of Sidney Lumet.." (Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York)

A Critical Favorite! Set during the winter of 1981 -- statistically one of the most crime-ridden in New York City's history -- A Most Violent Year follows the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built. This provocative film stars Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, David Oyelowo (Selma), and Albert Brooks. 

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Time Out New York review


J.C. Chandor. 2014. 125 m. R. USA. A24 Films.

2:45 PM   5:15 PM   7:50 PM   10:15 PM  

The Imitation Game

New Releases

"One of the year's finest films; I could happily watch The Imitation Game again." (Leonard Maltin)

Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Leading Role. During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst, and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing on charges of 'gross indecency,' unwittingly incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant and complicated man.

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Leonard Maltin's review


Morten Tyldum. 2014. 114 m. PG-13. UK/USA. The Weinstein Company.

2:50 PM   5:10 PM   7:35 PM   9:55 PM  

Boyhood

New Releases

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


Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. 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.

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New York Times review


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

3:30 PM  

No No: A Dockumentary

We Got Game: Sports on Film

“Smart and sympathetic... Dock Ellis didn’t need a no-hitter, stoned or otherwise, to define himself; he was his own best work.” (New York Times)


On June 12, 1970, Pittsburgh Pirate Dock Ellis threw 
a no-hitter, one of only 276 recorded in 136 years of baseball history—and he’s the only pitcher ever to claim he did so while high on LSD. An engaging profile of one of the most intimidating pitchers of the 1970s, a true original who was as outspoken about racial prejudice during his career as he was frank about his addictions after.

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Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No: Ellis provides his own moment-by-moment account of the historic day in this animated short. 

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Jeff Radice. 2014. 100 m. NR. USA. The Orchard.

7:30 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

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

Nominated for 9 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor in a Leading Role. 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.

9:40 PM  



Saturday, January 31

Maidentrip

We Got Game: Sports on Film

"A journey of self-realization, made immensely more involving by virtue of being seen through its subject’s first-person perspective.” (Slant)

Family Friendly!
In 2010 14-year-old Laura Dekker set out to become the youngest person ever to sail solo around the world. After a lengthy legal battle that sparked a storm of international media scrutiny, Laura was finally off, exploring the world in search of freedom and adventure. This true coming-of-age story is told in large part through Laura’s own video and in her own brave, defiant voice. For all ages (film does include some four-letter words).

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Jillian Schlesinger. 2013. 82 m. NR. USA. First Run Features.

2:00 PM  



Sunday, February 1

Hermitage Revealed

Frameworks: Art on Film

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. To mark its 250th anniversary the museum opened its doors for the filming of Hermitage Revealed  taking audiences on a journey through the museum’s tumultuous history from imperial palace to state museum, and offers unprecedented access to special collections and exclusive areas that remain hidden from the public eye. From Rembrandt to Russian masterpieces, from prehistoric artifacts to the private gemstone collection of Catherine The Great, from Michelangelo to Matisse and more, the exquisite treasures the Hermitage has to offer are seemingly endless.

Members of the Katonah Museum of Art, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Hudson River Museum, and Neuberger Museum: Bring your membership card and receive the JBFC member discount for one ticket to this program.

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Margy Kinmonth. 2014. 83 m. NR. . Abramorama.

12:00 PM  

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



Monday, February 2

A Most Wanted Man

Programmers' Picks 2014

“I was riveted by this adaptation of John le Carré’s haunting moral wasteland. Anton Corbijn has formulated a perfect vehicle for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s spell- binding performance as the broken, disheveled German intelligence officer Günther Bachmann, who eerily embodies Hoffman’s own humanity, vulnerability, and commitment in the final moments of his unforgettable career.” (Karen Sloe Goodman, Film Programmer)


The machinations of the intelligence community in Europe come to light through the experience of a German intelligence officer.

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Anton Corbijn. 2014. 122 m. R. Germany/UK/USA. Roadside Attractions .

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Mr. Turner: A FrameWorks Screening w/Gillian Forrester

Frameworks: Art on Film

Mr. Turner is high on my list of best art biopics ever." (Roberta Smith,NY Times)


Academy Award Nominee for Best Cinematography.
 The latest from master filmmaker Mike Leigh explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), who is 
both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

An authority on J.M.W. Turner, Gillian Forrester has contributed to both the Oxford Companion to J.M. W. Turner and to the catalog for the J.M. W. Turner retrospective, the most comprehensive ever presented in the US. She also organized the “Turner’s Drawing Book: the Liber Studiorum” exhibition at the Tate Gallery and she is currently working on “Dort or Dordrecht, the Dort Packet-Boat from Rotterdam Becalmed,” to take place at the Yale Center for British Art in 2018. 

The Center has outstanding holdings of works by J.M.W. Turner, including a remarkable sketchbook dating from the 1840s containing coastal views which Turner almost certainly used during his stays at Margate that are so vividly portrayed in Mr Turner.  Several of the  Center’s paintings, notably Staffa, Fingal’s Cave, were featured in this remarkable film.

Q&A Gillian Forrester, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Yale Center for British Art

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Mike Leigh. 2014. 150 m. R. UK. Sony Pictures Classics.

6:45 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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Under the Skin

Programmers' Picks 2014

“Glazer seamlessly weaves vérité footage into a sci-fi film, resulting in a truly surreal viewing experience that lingers in the corners of your psyche long after you’ve left the theater. It’s visually stunning and tailor-made for the big screen—don’t watch this one on your television.” (Gina Duncan, Film Programmer)


The sublimely cinematic story of an otherworldly seductress (Scarlett Johansson) who beguiles lonely men in the evening in Scotland.

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Jonathan Glazer. 2014. 108 m. R. UK. A24 Films.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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Tuesday, February 3

Force Majeure

Programmers' Picks 2014

“Everyone at the Toronto Film Festival loved this film, so when I finally got to see it, I had high expectations—which were instantly exceeded. A searing, slow burn of a movie that puts a marriage chillingly— and thrillingly—in the crosshairs, where the smallest crack radiates in all directions.” (Brian Ackerman, Programming Director)


An avalanche turns everything upside down for a family on holiday in the French Alps. 

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Ruben Östlund. 2014. 118 m. R. France/Denmark/Sweden/Norway, Various languages with subtitles. Magnolia Pictures.

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Love Is Strange

Programmers' Picks 2014

“I saw this exquisite film at last year’s Berlin Film Festival and knew our audiences would enjoy its tender, universal story of mature love and NYC apartment troubles. Featuring a charming ensemble cast and a breakout performance by Charlie Tahan, playing Marisa Tomei’s teenage son.” (Kathryn Bonomi, Film Programmer)


Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) tie the knot after
being together for 39 years and instantly find their lives—and living situation—profoundly altered.

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Ira Sachs. 2014. 94 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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Wednesday, February 4

The One I Love

Programmers' Picks 2014

The One I Love completely turned me on my head. It’s the most inventive storytelling I’ve seen all year and a superb debut from newcomer Charlie McDowell. Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss are fantastic together and are the two biggest reasons why this is my absolute favorite underseen film from last year.” (Andrew Jupin, Film Programmer)


What begins as a romantic retreat soon becomes surreal, as a couple on the brink of separation confronts an unexpected dilemma.

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Charlie McDowell. 2014. 91 m. R. USA. RADiUS-TWC.

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Thursday, February 5

The Only Real Game

We Got Game: Sports on Film

“Warm-hearted... A stirring ode to cultural bridge-building.” (LA Times)


Men and women living in the tiny northeastern India state of Manipur defy armed conflict, drugs, gun trafficking, and HIV/AIDS through—of all things—a surprising pas- sion for baseball. The film, narrated by Melissa Leo, chronicles the efforts of a group of baseball-loving New Yorkers and Major League Baseball representatives who arrive and team up with Manipuri men, women, and children to try to help a few dreams come true. It’s an astonishing story on many levels, told beautifully.

Q&A filmmaker Mirra Bank with Executive Director Edie Demas 

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Mirra Bank. 2013. 82 m. NR. India/USA.

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Honeymoon

After Dark

"A lean, low-budget debut that taps into newlywed anxiety with subtle wit and no small amount of style." (Jeannette Catsoulis, NY Times)


Young newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway,
Control) and Bea (Rose Leslie, Game of Thrones) head to a cabin in the woods in search of romance. But after Paul finds Bea wandering disoriented in the middle of the night, everything changes and romance slowly gives way to terror. An exquisitely paranoid, chilling thriller. 

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Leigh Janiak. 2014. 87 m. R. USA. Magnet Releasing.

7:45 PM  

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



Tuesday, February 10

ROH: Alice in Wonderland

World Stage on Screen

Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland arrived on the stage in 2011 with a burst of colour, theatrical magic and inventive choreography. Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary characters, from the highly-strung Queen of Hearts, who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty's famous Rose Adage, to dancing playing cards, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. Alice and the Knave of Hearts dance a tender, loving pas de deux of delicate beauty. But the ballet does not avoid the darker undercurrents of Lewis Carroll’s story – a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party are all created in vivid detail. Run time includes two intermissions.

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n/a. 2014. 175 m. G. UK. Abramorama.

3:00 PM  



Wednesday, February 11

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

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"... [A] small miracle of a film, captures the grass-roots swirl of New York City with an extraordinary sensory attuning to urban life." (Stephen Holden, New York Times )

Free Community Event! This award-winning film tells the story of Ricky, a 13-year old boy with Asperger's Syndrome who gets lost one day in the New York City subway system. While his mother frantically searches for him above ground, the sensory-sensitive Ricky is exposed to the cacophony, eccentricity, and menace found in New York's underground, resulting in a truly authentic view into both the wonders and the horrors of what lies below. This program is presented in partnership with Pleasantville SEPTA (Special Education PTA).

RECEPTION Please Join us for a light reception following the screening.

To attend the event, please RSVP via email to Lori Zakalik at 
Lzakalik@burnsfilmcenter.org with the subject “SEPTA Event.”

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Sam Fleischner. 2014. 102 m. NR. USA, English/Spanish with subtitles. Oscilloscope.

7:00 PM 

 Please see RSVP information above.



Thursday, February 12

Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television

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The Videofreex were a pioneering collective of creative young people who used the brand-new technology of portable video to tell the world about the social changes of the 1960s and ’70s. (They recorded Abbie Hoffman, for example, as well as Black Panther Fred Hampton, just months before his murder.) At a time when the three big networks ruled the TV airwaves, the Videofreex aired their unique footage in a way that became a model for public access stations across the country, and an inspiration for a new generation of artists and activists using social media. We’ll show some of the group’s videos as well as excerpts from Here Come the Videofreex, a work-in- progress documentary. 

Q&A Dorsky Museum curator Andrew Ingall, filmmaker Jon Nealon, and Videofreex members Skip Blumberg and Nancy Cain (via skype)

Presented in partnership with the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. The exhibition, “Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television,”  opens Feb. 7th.
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Various Directors. 2015. 60 m. NR. .

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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

Why Sports?: A Shorts Program

We Got Game: Sports on Film

Free for JBFC Members! A fun and spirited selection of short films examining the appeal of sports of all kinds—from boxing to synchronized swimming to competing to be the greatest record breaker ever. Thitles include: I Beat Mike TysonEvery Runner Has a ReasonThe HeatAlways a FireAquadettesFollow Your FearsThe RunnersThe Jump, The Record Breaker. Free tickets for members available at the box office ONLY (in advance or on the day of the screening) while tickets last. Advance tickets may also be purchased online. 

Want more great shorts? Check out Short of the Week

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Various Directors. 80 m. NR. Various Countries.

7:45 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $7 (members), $12 (nonmebers)
Free for JBFC Members! Free tickets available at the box office ONLY (in advance or on the day of the screening) while tickets last. Advance tickets may also be purchased online.



Saturday, February 14

Bringing Up Baby

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Projected in 35mm. Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, a leopard named Baby, a million dollars, snappy dialogue, and irresistible humor—along with true love—all come together in this classic screwball comedy.

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Howard Hawks. 1938. 102 m. NR. USA. 20th Century Fox.

5:00 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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



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