New Releases


  • The Imitation Game    Dec 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, Jan 6, 7
  • Foxcatcher    Dec 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
  • Wild    Dec 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game


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

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 himself on charges of 'gross indecency,' little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, The Imitation Game follows a genius who, under nail-biting pressure, helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.

Jan. 6, 7:15 Q&A Science on Screen event w/computer scientist and Turing Award recipient Leslie Valiant. His work has ranged over several areas of theoretical computer science, particularly complexity theory, learning, and parallel computation. He also has interests in computational neuroscience, evolution and artificial intelligence. Copies of his latest book, Probably Approximately Correct, will be available for purchase courtesy The Village Bookstore. 

Jan. 7, 7:15 Q&A screenwriter Graham Moore and JBFC Board President Janet Maslin.  A graduate of Columbia University, Moore is also the author of the New York Times best-seller The Sherlockian.

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

Leonard Maltin's review

Thurs. Dec 18   8:00 PM 9:30 PM
Fri. Dec 19   3:00 PM 5:25 PM 7:50 PM 10:10 PM
Sat. Dec 20   12:10 PM 2:40 PM 5:05 PM 7:30 PM 9:55 PM
Sun. Dec 21   12:10 PM 2:40 PM 5:05 PM 7:30 PM 9:55 PM
Mon. Dec 22   1:30 PM 4:00 PM 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
Tues. Dec 23   2:30 PM 5:00 PM 7:30 PM 9:55 PM
Wed. Dec 24   1:30 PM 4:00 PM 6:30 PM 9:00 PM
Thurs. Dec 25   12:10 PM 2:40 PM 5:05 PM 7:30 PM 9:55 PM
Tues. Jan 6   7:15 PM 1
Wed. Jan 7   7:15 PM 2

1 $7 (members), $12 (nonmembers)
2 $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)
Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher


"...[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 identifies filmmakers connected to Westchester,  provides a public showcase for new work, highlights emerging and established talent, and helps build a stronger community among area filmmakers. 

 

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

Peter Rainer's review

Thurs. Dec 18   8:30 PM
Fri. Dec 19   3:10 PM 5:45 PM 8:30 PM
Sat. Dec 20   2:35 PM 5:15 PM 7:55 PM 10:20 PM
Sun. Dec 21   2:50 PM 5:20 PM 8:20 PM
Mon. Dec 22   5:40 PM 8:30 PM
Tues. Dec 23   5:40 PM 8:30 PM
Wed. Dec 24   5:40 PM 8:30 PM
Thurs. Dec 25   2:50 PM 5:30 PM 8:20 PM

Wild

Wild


“...Vallée has taken a contemplative book where, frankly, very little happens and transformed it into a gut-punching drama.." (Tina Jordan, Entertainment Weekly)


With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed makes the rash decision to hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.

Jean Marc Vallee. 2014. 115 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

Entertainment Weekly review

Fri. Dec 19   2:30 PM 5:00 PM 7:25 PM 9:50 PM
Sat. Dec 20   11:30 AM 2:00 PM 4:30 PM 7:00 PM 9:25 PM
Sun. Dec 21   11:30 AM 2:00 PM 4:30 PM 7:00 PM 9:25 PM
Mon. Dec 22   2:00 PM 4:30 PM 7:00 PM 9:25 PM
Tues. Dec 23   3:10 PM 5:25 PM 7:50 PM 10:10 PM
Wed. Dec 24   2:00 PM 4:30 PM 7:00 PM 9:25 PM
Thurs. Dec 25   11:30 AM 2:00 PM 4:30 PM 7:00 PM 9:25 PM