"And the Oscar goes to…": 2024 Academy Awards film series
5 Oscar-nominated international feature films + 3 Oscar-nominated best feature films
+ 3 Oscar-nominated shorts programs (animated & live action & documentary)
+ 2 Oscar-nominated best animated feature films + 1 bonus international shortlisted film
now playing until March 21 - See details here.

NOW SHOWING IN RHINEBECK
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NOW SHOWING IN SAUGERTIES
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NOW SHOWING IN RHINEBECK
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NOW SHOWING IN SAUGERTIES
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★Lou Reed: The King Of New York
7:00 pm
—Book Signing and Presentation with author WILL HERMES, facilitated by music critic HOLLY GEORGE-WARREN—  Part of the FORWARD! (author series) and SONIC WAVE film series —-  An evening with two of the greats in music journalism, Holly George-Warren and Will Hermes, as they speak about The Velvet Unde , ...
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The Zone of Interest
Writer-director Jonathan Glazer audaciously approaches the horrors of Auschwitz through depicting only ordinary life, following a hard-working camp commandant and his brisk, cheerful wife Hedwig (Sandra Hüller) as they engage in their everyday tasks. The Zone of Interest transforms their denial into an investigation: d , ...
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The Upsetter: The Life & Music of Lee “Scratch” Perry
7:00 pm
—Part of the SONIC WAVE film series —-  Listen to this: For Lee “Scratch” Perry’s approval of this documentary, he requested that the filmmakers bring $5000 in a paper bag to a dinner with Perry’s ex-wives and children. This was all of course before his passing. Naturally, this should raise a few questions , ...
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Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project
Nikki Giovanni was one of the breakout authors of the Black Arts Movement, and continued her powerful career throughout the sixties to present day. Now, in this intimate meditation of her life, featuring the poet and narrated by actress Taraji P. Henson, we are able to immerse ourselves in the historic moments that hav , ...
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★CLOSE UP: Nashville (1976)
11:00 am
—WITH SPECIAL GUEST: ACTOR ALLAN NICHOLLS IN PERSON – and SCREENWRITER JOAN TEWKESBURY OVER SKYPE — This near-perfect film is a sprawling epic about the five days leading up to a political gala in Nashville. The film has 24 main characters (including Shelly Duvall, Alan Arkin, Karen Black, Keith Carra , ...
Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project
Nikki Giovanni was one of the breakout authors of the Black Arts Movement, and continued her powerful career throughout the sixties to present day. Now, in this intimate meditation of her life, featuring the poet and narrated by actress Taraji P. Henson, we are able to immerse ourselves in the historic moments that hav , ...
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★CLOSE UP: Dead Ringer w/ director Allan Nichols
7:00 pm
—Part of the SONIC WAVE film series —- With director Allan Nichols in-person, we are able to screen the director’s cut of Dead Ringer. (dir. Allan F. Nicholls, U.S, 1981-1983, 101m) OK counterculture nerds, here is the lost, never-released feature film Dead Ringer. Made to promote rocker Meat Loaf’s follow-up to the hi , ...
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★Live from Upstate: Bob Marley: One Love w/ Pre-screening Live Musical Tribute
6:30 pm
—FEATURING UPSTATE REGGAE POSSIE—-SPECIAL OPENING NIGHT FOR THIS FILM’S RUN— A musical drama that transcends Bob Marley’s public persona and weaves intimate biographical moments gleaned from the people closest to him. Produced by Rita and Ziggy Marley (among others), and starring Kingsley Ben-Ad , ...
The Taste of Things
Set in 1885 France, this savory romantic drama is about a famous restaurant owner (Benoît Magimel) and his even more talented chef (Juliette Binoche) who refuses to marry. After years of attraction, he finally decides to prepare her a meal. The immersive visual array of food, combined with magnetic performances, is a j , ...
★Love Jones
7:30 pm
The ‘90s answer to the term “situationship” is Love Jones, in which the romance between a young poet and a photographer gets complicated by the desire for something deeper. This exciting independent film with a brave ending and killer soundtrack (Lauren Hill, Duke Ellington, Cassandra Willson) debuted at Sundance in 19 , ...
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★Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit
1:00 pm
—FREE SCREENING, Please RSVP— part of the MIGHTY BLIGHTY family film series  Get there early for a short, interactive pre-show provided by Paper Heart, Poughkeepsie’s proudest puppeteers. This one-man troupe builds characters based on audience prompts, leading to a spontaneous storyline.  The two greatest c , ...
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★Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were Rabbit
1:00 pm
—FREE SCREENING, Please RSVP— part of the MIGHTY BLIGHTY family film series  Get there early for a short, interactive pre-show provided by Paper Heart, Poughkeepsie’s proudest puppeteers. This one-man troupe builds characters based on audience prompts, leading to a spontaneous storyline.  The two greatest c , ...
★Foreward!: Rebel Music: Bob Marley and Roots Reggae
7:00 pm
—In conjunction with the release of the new biopic BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE, opening Feb. 14 at the Orpheum, we present the latest installment of Foreword! (author series) at Starr Cinema— A show and tell with photographer Kate Simon in conversation with writer Holly George Warren  , ...
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Pianoforte
7:00 pm
—Part of the SONIC WAVE film series— A breathtaking glimpse into the emotional rollercoaster that plays out among young contestants of the International Chopin Piano Competition. A testament to the remarkable power of music and an intimate coming-of-age portrait. ( Jakub Piatek, Germany/Poland 2023, 91m) , ...
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★How Should a President Be? A Movie-Clip Driven Conversation
6:30 pm
A lively conversation about the presidency at the start of this election cycle with NY Times bestselling authors Alexis Coe and Alyssa Mastromonaco (who also served as a deputy chief of staff). They will screen short clips of  fictional depictions of presidents in crisis mode, revealing how the electorate views nationa , ...
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Drive-Away Dolls
Carefree Jamie (Margaret Qualley) and uptight Marian (Geraldine Viswanathan) both need a break from the current plights of their life, so they embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee. Everything is going great until they cross paths with a group of inept criminals along the way. (dir. Ethan Coen, U.S, 2024, 84m , ...
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★Song of the Sea
1:00 pm
—FREE SCREENING, Please RSVP — part of the MIGHTY BLIGHTY family film series  This animation masterwork steeped in Irish myth mixes the magical and the everyday to immerse us in an enchanted world.” —L.A. Times   , ...
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★Song of the Sea
1:00 pm
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Called to the Mountains
7:00 pm
—Part of the SONIC WAVE film series—A celebration of Bluegrass 45, one of the first prominent bluegrass bands in Japan from the 1960s. The documentary chronicles  the bands’ lives, from Japan to the Deep South where they retrace their 1971 US tour. They embrace that heartfelt music called to them, accepted , ...
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Orlando, My Political Biography
5:00 pm
This first feature film by renowned philosopher and trans activist Paul B. Preciado invokes the Virginia Woolf novel Orlando: A Biography in order to reflect on Orlando’s mutability. Orlando is a smart musical that riffs on ideas of representation and gender. To make this film, Preciado enlisted 25 trans actors to bask , ...
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Perfect Days
Wim Winders (Paris, Texas, Wings of Desire) directs and Kōji Hashimoto (Babel, 13 Assassins) stars in an expertly crafted character study of a toilet bowl cleaner in Japan. This expansive, quietly joyful film invites us into the life of a person whose job allows him time to observe and be thankful.  (dir. Wim Wenders, , ...
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★Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
—FREE SCREENING, Please RSVP — part of the MIGHTY BLIGHTY family film series  The Ian Fleming classic by way of Roald Dahl about an eccentric inventor and his kids. (dir. Ken Hughes, 144 min., 1968)   , ...
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★Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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