New Releases


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Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes


Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world's most famous detective. Directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Kinsey), the film features an aging Sherlock Holmes (Sir Ian McKellen) who returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper (Laura Linney) and her young son, Roger (Milo Parker). Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love - before it's too late.

Bill Condon. 2015. 104 m. PG. UK/USA. Roadside Attractions .

Fri. July 31   7:30 PM 9:45 PM
Sat. Aug 1   12:15 PM 2:25 PM 5:15 PM 7:30 PM 9:45 PM
Sun. Aug 2   12:15 PM 2:25 PM 5:15 PM 7:30 PM 9:45 PM
Mon. Aug 3   3:00 PM 5:10 PM 7:25 PM 9:40 PM
Tues. Aug 4   1:05 PM 3:15 PM 5:25 PM 7:40 PM 9:55 PM
Wed. Aug 5   1:00 PM 3:10 PM 5:25 PM 7:40 PM 9:55 PM
Thurs. Aug 6   1:10 PM 3:20 PM 5:30 PM 7:45 PM 9:55 PM

Irrational Man

Irrational Man


"[Woody] Allen has crafted a suspenseful mind-teaser that might feel too much like an intellectual exercise if [Joaquin] Phoenix and [Emma] Stone didn't infuse it with such raw humanity." (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)


Westchester Exclusive!
Philosophy professor Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) is at rock bottom emotionally, unable to find any meaning or joy in life. He feels that everything he's tried to do, from political activism to teaching, hasn't made any difference. But Abe's prespective becomes rosier when an existential act gives 
him a reason to live.

Woody Allen. 2015. 97 m. R. USA. Sony Pictures Classics.

Fri. July 31   7:45 PM 8:30 PM 9:50 PM
Sat. Aug 1   12:25 PM 1:30 PM 2:35 PM 3:30 PM 5:25 PM
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Sun. Aug 2   12:25 PM 1:30 PM 2:35 PM 3:30 PM 5:25 PM
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Mon. Aug 3   1:10 PM 3:20 PM 4:10 PM 5:30 PM 6:15 PM
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Tues. Aug 4   1:25 PM 2:00 PM 3:35 PM 4:10 PM 5:45 PM
  8:00 PM 9:35 PM 10:05 PM
Wed. Aug 5   1:10 PM 2:10 PM 3:25 PM 4:25 PM 5:40 PM
  6:40 PM 7:55 PM 8:45 PM 10:10 PM
Thurs. Aug 6   1:00 PM 2:00 PM 3:35 PM 5:00 PM 7:10 PM 9:15 PM

The Stanford Prison Experiment

The Stanford Prison Experiment


"The ensemble shines in demonstrating the complexities of the individuals who either endure or exploit this system of abusive power dynamics." (Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times)

In 1971, Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo (Billy Crudup) cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system. The results astonished the world. The Stanford Prison Experiment, based on the research of Dr. Zimbardo (who was a consultant on the film), is a dramatic retelling of what went shockingly wrong.

Kyle Patrick Alvarez. 2015. 122 m. R. USA. IFC Films.

Fri. July 31   9:00 PM
Sat. Aug 1   3:00 PM 6:00 PM
Sun. Aug 2   12:00 PM 6:00 PM
Mon. Aug 3   4:00 PM 7:00 PM
Tues. Aug 4   7:00 PM 9:45 PM
Wed. Aug 5   9:40 PM
Thurs. Aug 6   4:05 PM 9:45 PM

Phoenix

Phoenix


"The director's last film was the superb 2012 Barbara, also starring Hoss and Zehrfeld, another romance with a mystery built in; Phoenix is an even finer piece of work, so beautifully made that it comes close to perfect." (Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice)


A spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion, and deception, Phoenix evokes the shadows and haunted mood of post-war Berlin. Nelly (Nina Hoss), a German-Jewish nightclub singer, has survived a concentration camp, but with her face disfigured by a bullet wound. After undergoing reconstructive surgery, Nelly emerges with a new face, one similar but different enough that her former husband, Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld), doesn't recognize her. Rather than reveal herself, Nelly walks into a dangerous game of duplicity and disguise as she tries to figure out if the man she loves may have been the one who betrayed her to the Nazis. Phoenix weaves a complex tale of a nation's tragedy and a woman's search for answers as it builds towards an unforgettable, heart-stopping climax. Opening night film of the 2015 Westchester Jewish Film Festival.

Christian Petzold. 2014. 98 m. PG-13. Germany, German with subtitles. IFC/Sundance Selects.

Village Voice

Fri. July 31   9:25 PM
Sat. Aug 1   12:05 PM  Cancelled 2:10 PM 5:05 PM 7:15 PM 9:25 PM
Sun. Aug 2   12:05 PM
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Mon. Aug 3   3:10 PM
  5:20 PM 7:35 PM 9:50 PM
Tues. Aug 4   1:15 PM 3:25 PM
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Wed. Aug 5   1:05 PM 3:15 PM
  5:30 PM 7:45 PM 10:05 PM
Thurs. Aug 6   1:15 PM 3:25 PM
  5:35 PM 7:50 PM 10:00 PM

Amy

Amy


"Amy is an emotionally stirring and technically polished tribute, its sprawling mass of diverse source material elegantly cleaned up, color-corrected and shaped into a satisfying narrative." (Hollywood Reporter)

Despite just two albums to her name, Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once-in-a-generation musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines.

Asif Kapadia. 2015. 128 m. R. UK. A24 Films.

Sat. Aug 1   12:00 PM 9:00 PM
Sun. Aug 2   3:00 PM 9:00 PM
Mon. Aug 3   1:00 PM 9:45 PM
Tues. Aug 4   1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Wed. Aug 5   1:30 PM 4:30 PM
Thurs. Aug 6   1:05 PM 7:05 PM