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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

Kill the Messenger

New Releases

"Sometimes, when David takes on Goliath, David is the one who ends up getting defeated." (David Carr, NY Times)

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, who uncovered a conspiracy with explosive implications. Webb's investigation takes him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the highest corridors of power in Washington, D.C. - and draws the kind of attention that threatens his career, his family, and his life.

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NY Times


Michael Cuesta. 2014. 112 m. R. USA. Focus Features.

2:05 PM 10:00 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.

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New York Times review


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

2:10 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.

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NYTimes review


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

5:00 PM  

Pride

New Releases

"Warchus really knows how to stage musical theater for the movies. He makes you want to dance. More amazing, however, is that he also makes you want to vote." (Wesley Morris, Grantland)

Inspired by an extraordinary true story. In the summer of 1984, the National Union of Mineworkers goes on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the mineworkers, as the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

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Grantland review


Matthew Warchus. 2014. 120 m. R. UK. CBS Films.

5:05 PM   7:35 PM  

Men, Women & Children

Special Events

Members-Only Event! The latest from the filmmaker of Young Adult and Up in the Air centers on a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. Through their experiences it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers.

Q&A filmmaker Jason Reitman w/JBFC President Janet Maslin

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Jason Reitman. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Paramount Pictures.

7:00 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $15 (members only)

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


SOLD OUT Unredeemed tickets may become available for purchase. Sign up at the box office for the stand-by line one hour before showtime.

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

7:15 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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

Birdman

New Releases

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

Westchester Exclusive! 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.

9:45 PM  



Friday, October 24

Birdman

New Releases

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

Westchester Exclusive! 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.

1:00 PM   1:30 PM   2:30 PM   3:30 PM   4:15 PM   5:00 PM   6:00 PM   7:30 PM   8:30 PM   10:00 PM   10:10 PM  

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 Wine Enthusiast

 

SOLD OUT Unredeemed tickets may become available for purchase. Sign up at the box office for the stand-by line one hour before showtime.

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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

Birdman

New Releases

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

Westchester Exclusive! 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.

12:00 PM   12:30 PM   1:00 PM   2:30 PM   3:30 PM   5:05 PM   6:00 PM   7:45 PM   8:30 PM   9:30 PM   10:10 PM  

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  



Sunday, October 26

Birdman

New Releases

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

Westchester Exclusive! 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.

12:00 PM   12:30 PM   1:00 PM   3:00 PM   4:00 PM   5:30 PM   6:30 PM   8:00 PM  

Lads Go Dancing

Dance on Film 2014

“As exciting as a thriller, staged fantastically, brilliantly photographed.” (Swiss TV)  

Kummerbuben wants to be the first rock band to perform in Bern’s hallowed Metropolitan Theatre, and a dancer with the city’s ballet company seizes her chance to choreograph to their music. An inspired, if bumpy, partnership ensues as the dancers bend their discipline to accommodate the rough and tumble passion of the lads in the band. 

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Steve Walker. 2012. 85 m. NR. Switzerland, German/Swiss-German with subtitles. Recycled TV, Switzerland.

2:30 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  

Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

Dance on Film 2014

“Dance as contact sport, carnival sideshow, and high-risk daredevilry.” (Variety)

The “Evel Knievel of dance,” Elizabeth Streb pushes her dancers to trade fear for “extreme action” as they walk on walls, spin from cables, and aim for the sky. Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity takes us up close as Streb wills her company to defy gravity, and the dancers test the limits of their own bodies to spectacular ends.


Q&A Oct. 28, 7:30: director Catherine Gund and choreographer Elizabeth Streb with host Peter Pucci 

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Catherine Gund. 2014. 82 m. NR. UK/USA. The Film Collaborative.

7:00 PM  



Monday, October 27

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.

6:00 PM  

Birdman

New Releases

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

Westchester Exclusive! 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.

7:00 PM   7:45 PM   9:25 PM   10:05 PM  

Swag n' Bach: A Path To Choreography

Dance on Film 2014

“For me, making a new dance is unpredictable, anxiety producing, adrenaline filled, and ultimately exhilarating.” (Peter Pucci) 

MANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE AT THE JBFC
Inspired by Shakespeare’s use of the word swagger and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, renowned choreographer Peter Pucci, Artist in Residence at Manhattanville College, crafts a new piece before our very eyes. Collaborating with 11 student dancers and the college’s Digital Media Department, Pucci presents this insider’s look, with all its invention and challenges.  

Q&A filmmaker/choreographer Peter Pucci, co-director/producer Tony Ely, and dancers 

Presented in collaboration with the Manhattanville College Dance and Theatre Department 

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Peter Pucci. 2014. 63 m. NR. US.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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



Tuesday, October 28

Birdman

New Releases

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

Westchester Exclusive! 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   4:30 PM   5:35 PM   7:00 PM   8:00 PM   9:30 PM   10:00 PM  

Lads Go Dancing

Dance on Film 2014

“As exciting as a thriller, staged fantastically, brilliantly photographed.” (Swiss TV)  

Kummerbuben wants to be the first rock band to perform in Bern’s hallowed Metropolitan Theatre, and a dancer with the city’s ballet company seizes her chance to choreograph to their music. An inspired, if bumpy, partnership ensues as the dancers bend their discipline to accommodate the rough and tumble passion of the lads in the band. 

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Steve Walker. 2012. 85 m. NR. Switzerland, German/Swiss-German with subtitles. Recycled TV, Switzerland.

5:00 PM  

Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

Dance on Film 2014

“Dance as contact sport, carnival sideshow, and high-risk daredevilry.” (Variety)

The “Evel Knievel of dance,” Elizabeth Streb pushes her dancers to trade fear for “extreme action” as they walk on walls, spin from cables, and aim for the sky. Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity takes us up close as Streb wills her company to defy gravity, and the dancers test the limits of their own bodies to spectacular ends.


Q&A Oct. 28, 7:30: director Catherine Gund and choreographer Elizabeth Streb with host Peter Pucci 

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Catherine Gund. 2014. 82 m. NR. UK/USA. The Film Collaborative.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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



Wednesday, October 29

Birdman

New Releases

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

Westchester Exclusive! 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   3:45 PM   4:30 PM   5:30 PM   7:00 PM   8:00 PM   9:30 PM   10:00 PM  

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.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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



Thursday, October 30

Birdman

New Releases

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

Westchester Exclusive! 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   4:30 PM   5:30 PM   7:00 PM   8:00 PM   9:30 PM  

Globe on Screen: The Taming of the Shrew

World Stage on Screen

"A laugh out loud production." (Time Out)

Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew introduces one of theatre’s great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play’s equivocal and controversial conclusion. Cast: Tom Anderson, David Beames, Jamie Beamish, Michael Bertenshaw, Simon Paisley Day, Pip Donaghy, Patrick Driver, Tom Godwin, Christopher Keegan, Sarah MacRae, Pearce Quigley, Samantha Spiro, Joseph Timms, Rick Warden, and Helen Weir.

Run time includes a fifteen minute intermission.
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Toby Frow. 2014. 182 m. NR. UK. Abramorama.

3:00 PM  

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

The Overview Effect

Special Events

“A masterful work.” (Carter Emmart, Director of Astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History)

A must-see on the big screen! Viewed over 6.5 million times to date, Overview is an award-winning online short that reveals the incredible experience astronauts have when they see our earth from space – a perspective-altering experience called the Overview Effect. Directed by Guy Reid, Overview features interviews with astronauts and insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications of the Overview Effect and its importance in our understanding of society and our relationship to the environment. 

Plus a sneak peak of scenes from Reid's work-in-progress. A new feature-length documentary follow-up to Overview, Planetary presents a stunning visual portrait of our Earth, taking us on a journey across continents with intimate interviews with astronauts, scientists, environmentalists, and philosophers. 

Q&A Guy Reid, filmmaker and co-founder of the Planetary Collective, with JBFC founder Steve Apkon. The Planetary Collective is a creative organization dedicated to Worldview Interruption. Guy Reid is a founding member and has a MA in Leadership for Sustainable Development from Forum for the Future in London, and studied Eastern Philosophy and Religion at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) with a focus on Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and the relationship between worldview and ecology.

 

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

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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



Friday, October 31

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)

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 Eric 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.

3:00 PM   5:20 PM   7:45 PM   10:05 PM  

Overnight Horror Marathon

After Dark

12 straight hours of horror films-- 2 advanced previews hot off the festival circuit, 2 gorgeously restored classics (one in 3D!), 1 rarely screened classic (on 35mm!), 2 contemporary favorites and a cult classic w/ live commentary by the We Hate Movies podcast hosts! We’ll provide some treats-- including DVD giveaways-- and food will be available for purchase for when you get those midnight munchies. 

Stay for all 8 films and receive a free pass to all After Dark screenings for 2015, as well as a chance to win a free pass to all regular screenings for 2015! 

Check out the JBFC Blog for more information and clues about each film!

Hosted by After Dark curator Andrew Jupin

Some material will be for mature audiences—by attending you consent that you understand and agree.

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n/a. 2014. 720 m. NR. .

10:00 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Buy early and save! Purchase your tickets by Fri., Oct. 24 and save $10!
Reduced Price Tickets: $25 (members), $35 (nonmembers)



Saturday, November 1

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)

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 Eric 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   2:25 PM   5:00 PM   7:25 PM   9:55 PM  



Sunday, November 2

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)

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 Eric 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   2:25 PM   5:00 PM   7:40 PM  

Community Event on Underage Substance Abuse

Special Events

Join us for a free screening and panel discussion about underage substance abuse in Westchester County. We will screen the short documentary Whispering Spirits, which tells the story of Justin Veatch, a 17-year old musician from Yorktown Heights who tragically died as a result of a drug overdose in 2008. The film follows Justin's family as they grapple with the devastating loss of their son and come to reconnect with him through the incredible music he left behind. Film Details: Sean Gallagher. 2014. 27 m. NR. USA, in English.

Q&A John Mueller, Yonkers Captain of Police and member of Pleasantville STRONG, Ellen Morehouse, Executive Director of Student Assistant Services, and Lilly Neuman, Community Outreach and Education Coordinator for St Vincent's Hospital with JBFC Executive Director Edie Demas

Presented in partnership with Pleasantville STRONG (Safe Teens, Real Opportunities, New Goals), a newly formed community coalition dedicated to reducing underage drinking and drug use by involving all sectors of the community to create and support on-going substance abuse prevention and reduction strategies. 

This Community Event is free and open to the public, on a first-come, first-served basis. To attend the event, please RSVP via email to Lori Zakalik at Lzakalik@burnsfilmcenter.org with the subject “Pleasantville Event.”

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n/a. 60 m. NR. .

7:30 PM RSVP Information Above



Monday, November 3

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)

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 Eric 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.

3:00 PM   5:20 PM   7:45 PM   10:05 PM  



Tuesday, November 4

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)

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 Eric 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.

3:00 PM   5:20 PM   10:05 PM  



Wednesday, November 5

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)

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 Eric 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.

3:00 PM   5:20 PM   7:45 PM   10:05 PM  



Thursday, November 6

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)

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 Eric 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.

3:00 PM   5:20 PM   7:45 PM   10:05 PM  

Rosewater

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

Opening Night!The Daily Show host Jon Stewart comes to the JBFC with a special preview of his directorial debut. Starring Gael García Bernal, Rosewater is based on the experiences of Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, who was arrested in Tehran and then held and tortured for 118 days. While this film is not a documentary, the importance of its subject matter and Stewart’s beloved—and improbable—role as one of our preeminent commentators on world affairs makes it a perfect fit for Global Watch 2014. Rosewater opens in theaters on Nov. 14. 

Q&A Jon Stewart with JBFC President Janet Maslin. Join us for a RECEPTION at the Media Arts Lab following the discussion. Wine generously donated by Wine Enthusiast.

 
Global Watch is sponsored by the Louis & Anne Abrons Foundation and the Theodore & Renee Weiler Foundation.
 

SOLD OUT Unredeemed tickets may become available for purchase. Sign up at the box office for the stand-by line one hour before showtime.

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Jon Stewart. 2014. 103 m. NR. USA. Open Road Films.

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $40 (members only)
SOLD OUT Unredeemed tickets may become available for purchase. Sign up at the box office for the stand-by line one hour before showtime.



Friday, November 7

The Joe Show

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“I hate it. It’s a horrible movie, but everybody should see it.” (Joe Arpaio)

As response time is compromised for screen time, credibility for celebrity, and safety for sound bites, it’s clear that Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s priority is to stay in the spotlight. In this shocking, entertaining documentary we see him spinning sex crimes, racism, murder, and more to his advantage—business as usual through six terms in office. A must-see look at a politician who deftly uses the media for his own gain.

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Randy Murray. 2014. 105 m. NR. USA. Film Buff.

3:00 PM   7:10 PM  

The Missing Picture

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“The audacity of The Missing Picture...is equaled only by its soulfulness. Brilliant.” (New York Times

Nominated for an Academy Award, filmmaker Rithy Panh’s re-creation of his Cambodian childhood under the Khmer Rouge is like nothing else. Panh combines beautifully detailed clay figures and elaborate dioramas with photographs, music, and narration to create this poignant and unique remem- brance, full of poetry and pain. 

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Rithy Panh. 2013. 92 m. NR. France/Cambodia, French with subtitles. Strand Releasing.

5:10 PM   9:20 PM  



Saturday, November 8

The Overnighters

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“One of the most remarkable examples of layered nonfiction storytelling in some time.” (Indiewire) 

While the economy has crashed in the rest of the country, Williston, North Dakota is booming. Thousands of desperate job seekers overwhelm the small town, putting residents at odds with the local pastor, who urges them to “love thy neighbor.” This festival favorite is making headlines for its complex portrait of the pastor at the center of the story.

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Jesse Moss. 2014. 90 m. NR. USA. Drafthouse films.

12:00 PM   2:00 PM   4:00 PM   6:00 PM   8:00 PM   10:00 PM  



Sunday, November 9

Pine Ridge

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“A quietly absorbing debut.” (Hollywood Reporter)

More than one critic has commented that if Terrence Malick shot a documentary, it would look like this. With lyrical images contrasting stark poverty with stunning natural beauty, this is a fly-on-the-wall intro- duction to several remarkably open individuals on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. What shapes their lives and dreams? With the weight of history bearing down on this community, we are left to draw our own conclusions.

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Anna Eborn. 2013. 76 m. NR. Denmark/USA.

12:00 PM   2:00 PM  

My Afghanistan: Life in the Forbidden Zone

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“People are just trying to live their lives while war rages in their back gardens.” (Nagieb Khaja) 

Nagieb Khaja, a Danish journalist of Afghan origin, secretly gives mobile phones with cameras to ordinary people in remote Afghan communities and asks them to film their daily lives. The resulting glimpses into their war-torn existence reveals rare humanizing moments as well as the devastating impact of decades of war.

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Nagieb Khaja. 2012. 88 m. NR. Denmark/Afghanistan, Various languages with subtitles. Danish Film Institute.

4:00 PM  

The Last Season

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“This is not just a search for an elusive mushroom; it’s also a search for healing, meaning, and rebuilding family in the wake of profound violence.” (Sara Dosa)

Every fall the foggy Oregon woods become a bustling world focused on the hunt for the elusive matsutake mushroom, much prized in Japan. Against this backdrop, the lives of two former soldiers intersect. One was a sniper with the US Special Forces in Vietnam, and the other led a platoon in the anti-Communist Cambodian Freedom Fighters—and together they find a new beginning. 

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Sara Dosa. 2014. 78 m. NR. USA.

7:30 PM  



Monday, November 10

My Afghanistan: Life in the Forbidden Zone

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“People are just trying to live their lives while war rages in their back gardens.” (Nagieb Khaja) 

Nagieb Khaja, a Danish journalist of Afghan origin, secretly gives mobile phones with cameras to ordinary people in remote Afghan communities and asks them to film their daily lives. The resulting glimpses into their war-torn existence reveals rare humanizing moments as well as the devastating impact of decades of war.

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Nagieb Khaja. 2012. 88 m. NR. Denmark/Afghanistan, Various languages with subtitles. Danish Film Institute.

3:00 PM   5:00 PM  

The Last Season

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“This is not just a search for an elusive mushroom; it’s also a search for healing, meaning, and rebuilding family in the wake of profound violence.” (Sara Dosa)

Every fall the foggy Oregon woods become a bustling world focused on the hunt for the elusive matsutake mushroom, much prized in Japan. Against this backdrop, the lives of two former soldiers intersect. One was a sniper with the US Special Forces in Vietnam, and the other led a platoon in the anti-Communist Cambodian Freedom Fighters—and together they find a new beginning. 

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Sara Dosa. 2014. 78 m. NR. USA.

7:15 PM  



Tuesday, November 11

The Joe Show

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“I hate it. It’s a horrible movie, but everybody should see it.” (Joe Arpaio)

As response time is compromised for screen time, credibility for celebrity, and safety for sound bites, it’s clear that Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s priority is to stay in the spotlight. In this shocking, entertaining documentary we see him spinning sex crimes, racism, murder, and more to his advantage—business as usual through six terms in office. A must-see look at a politician who deftly uses the media for his own gain.

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Randy Murray. 2014. 105 m. NR. USA. Film Buff.

3:00 PM   5:05 PM  

Watch Me: Life and Love on the Silver Screen

Special Events

A Special Evening with Anjelica Huston! Legendary actress and Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston will join Janet Maslin to discuss her exceptionally candid new memoir, Watch Me. Through clips and discussion, we will revisit the most memorable roles and collaborations from her stellar career, and also discuss her turbulent and spirited seventeen-year relationship with Jack Nicholson, the death of her father, legendary director John Huston, and her marriage to sculptor Robert Graham. Ticket price includes a signed copy of Ms. Huston's new memoir, Watch Me

Q&A Academy Award Winner Anjelica Huston with JBFC President Janet Maslin

SOLD OUT Unredeemed tickets may become available for purchase. Sign up at the box office for the stand-by line one hour before showtime.

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

7:30 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

 Tickets: $40 (members), $50 (nonmembers), book included with ticket purchase.



Wednesday, November 12

The Missing Picture

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“The audacity of The Missing Picture...is equaled only by its soulfulness. Brilliant.” (New York Times

Nominated for an Academy Award, filmmaker Rithy Panh’s re-creation of his Cambodian childhood under the Khmer Rouge is like nothing else. Panh combines beautifully detailed clay figures and elaborate dioramas with photographs, music, and narration to create this poignant and unique remem- brance, full of poetry and pain. 

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Rithy Panh. 2013. 92 m. NR. France/Cambodia, French with subtitles. Strand Releasing.

3:00 PM   5:00 PM   7:00 PM  

Samurai Rebellion

Frameworks: Art on Film

The great Toshiro Mifune stars as an aging swordsman in this gripping Edo-period story of a family that defies their lord’s command in favor of true love—and risks destruction. Director Kobayashi builds the tension to a sword-flashing conclusion in this key work of samurai cinema. We’re playing a 35mm print struck in 2005 from a restored, high-definition digital transfer. 

Introduction by Takuya Tsunoda, a Japanese film expert and a PhD candidate in Film & Media Studies and East Asian Languages & Literatures at Yale.

Presented in conjunction with the Katonah Museum of Arts exhibition “Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor” (through Jan. 4, 2015). 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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Masaki Kobayashi. 1967. 121 m. NR. Japan, Japanese with subtitles. Janus Films.

7:15 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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

Hollow: An Interactive Documentary

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

A Local Element Selection. Hollow is a Peabody Prize–winning interactive documentary and participatory web-based project that examines the future of rural America through the eyes and voices of those living in McDowell County, WV. It combines video portraits, data visualizations, photography, community- generated content, and soundscapes to bring these stories to life in a unique and imaginative way. 

Q&A Jeff Soyk, Art Director & UI/UX Designer and Elaine McMilliion Sheldon, Project Director & Producer via Skype.

 

Local Element provides a public showcase for new work, fosters emerging talent, and helps build a stronger community among area filmmakers. 

Tickets are free. RSVP to Lzakalik@burnsfilmcenter.org with the subject line “Hollow.” Space is limited.

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Elaine McMillion Sheldon. 2013. 90 m. NR. USA.

7:30 PM RSVP Only



Thursday, November 13

NT Live: Of Mice and Men

World Stage on Screen

James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Calvary) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage by National Theatre Live.  This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship. Directed by Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway’s August: Osage County), the production was nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Chris O'Dowd.

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Anna D. Shapiro. 2014. 150 m. NR. USA. BYexperience.

2:00 PM  

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

Pine Ridge

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“A quietly absorbing debut.” (Hollywood Reporter)

More than one critic has commented that if Terrence Malick shot a documentary, it would look like this. With lyrical images contrasting stark poverty with stunning natural beauty, this is a fly-on-the-wall intro- duction to several remarkably open individuals on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. What shapes their lives and dreams? With the weight of history bearing down on this community, we are left to draw our own conclusions.

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Anna Eborn. 2013. 76 m. NR. Denmark/USA.

3:00 PM   5:00 PM   7:00 PM  

To Be Takei

After Dark

Best known as Sulu on the original Star Trek TV series and in six movies that followed, George Takei is unlikely social media royalty. His online empire includes almost eight million fans—including Trekkies, Howard Stern fans, and the LGBTQ community—who devour his kitten jokes, civil rights advocacy, and sci-fi/fantasy memes. Part camp, part conviction, the film is hilarious, entertaining, and provocative.

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Jennifer Kroot. 2014. 94 m. NR. USA.

7:45 PM  



Friday, November 14

Point and Shoot

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“An eye-opening tale...allowing viewers access not only to the mind of a revolutionary but of a revolution.” (LA Times

Two-time Oscar nominee Marshall Curry is back with this suspenseful, award-winning tale of a young Baltimore man who set off for Africa in 2006 on a self-described “crash course in manhood.” After buying a motorcycle and a video camera, he took—and documented—a three-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip, and ended up fighting with the rebels against Gaddafi in Libya.

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Marshall Curry. 2014. 82 m. NR. USA. The Orchard.

3:00 PM   5:00 PM   7:00 PM   9:00 PM  



Saturday, November 15

The Green Prince

Global Watch: Crisis, Culture, and Human Rights

“Terrific...as gripping as any high-concept Hollywood thriller.” (The Guardian

Audiences are riveted by this unbelievable true story of the son of a Hamas leader who became one of Israel’s most prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who protected him. Portraying their complex world of impossible choices via emotional testimony and dramatic action sequences, The Green Prince reveals a deeply human transformation that challenges many assumptions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

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Nadav Schirman. 2014. 95 m. PG-13. Germany/Israel/UK/USA, English/Hebrew with subtitles. Music Box Films.

12:00 PM   2:00 PM   4:00 PM   6:00 PM   8:00 PM   10:00 PM  

Charlie Chaplin Shorts w/ Live Music by Not So Silent Cinema

Special Events

With live music by the Not So Silent Cinema Trio. Come to see Chaplin’s The Adventurer, The Cure, and The Pawnshop. Made for the Mutual Film Company in 1916–17, these shorts showcase the Little Tramp’s hilarious acting, directing, and writing, which helped shaped the course of movie history. 

Brendan Cooney’s new scores add to the fun. At first, the melodies sound familiar (Chopin’s “Minute Waltz,” Schubert’s “Ave Maria”) but they gradually morph into something completely different: a boogie-woogie, for example, or a boisterous drinking song. The music will be performed live on stage by Martha Hyde on clarinet, Carlos Santiago on violin, and Brendan Cooney on piano.

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Charlie Chaplin. 60 m. NR. . Lobster Films.

1:00 PM    [Add to My Calendar]

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



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