Sky and Ground

This powerful film gives voice and body(ies) to the term “refugees” as it accompanies a family on foot from Aleppo, Syria on their trek to reach relatives in Germany. Join us Saturday, April 13th at noon for a screening and discussion with filmmaker Joshua Bennett; Lea Matheson, senior advisor on migration and humanitarian issues in the Office of the President at the UN; Vassar College professor Maria Höhn, co-founder of the Mid-Hudson Refugee Solidarity Alliance and Director of the Consortium on Forced Displacement, Migration, and Education; and Ahed Festuk, an activist from Aleppo who is now living in NY, and who was one of the pioneering women demonstrators against Bashar al-Assad. This event is being presented for FREE. Donations taken at the door will benefit the Refugee Welcome Corporation in Albany (suggested donation $10).
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Mar 4 – 7

Mon 7:30
Tues 7:30
Wed 7:30
Thur 7:30 (last show)

(Austria, France, Germany / 2012 / Written and Directed by Michael Haneke)
PG-13 / 127 mins
* Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film *
Winner of the 2013 Golden Globe as well as the Palme D’Or at Cannes and Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film, Michael (Cache, The White Ribbon, The Piano Teacher) Haneke’s film draws on the talents of Jean-Louis Trintignant (A Man and A Woman, The Conformist…) and Emmanuelle Riva (Hiroshima Mon Amour) to detail the dilemma that confronts a married couple in their eighties as one of them gradually succumbs to illness.
Ensconced in an apartment that fits them like an old glove and happily settled into their long-established domestic routines, Georges and Anne’s world is upended when Anne suddenly displays symptoms of a stroke. As Georges struggles to care for her at home, each day brings new challenges. After a brief time, a visit from the couple’s dutiful daughter Eva (Isabelle Huppert) proves how distant Georges and Anne’s lives are from the rest of the world. A masterpiece of compassion and understanding, Haneke’s film is a magisterial work from an artist who gazes fearlessly, unblinkingly into the soul.
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August 21 – 27 ends Thursday
Fri 9:15
Sat 4:15 6:45
Sun 8:15
Mon-Tues 8:15
Wed-Thur 5:45
(Austria / 2008 / dir. by Götz Spielmann)
An Oscar nominee for best-foreign language film, REVANCHE is a heady crime drama focusing on the intersecting lives of two couples, and the moral implications of revenge.
Alex (Johannes Krisch) and the ravishing Tamara (Irina Potapenko) are both trapped in the employ of a seedy Viennese brothel-he as a would-be gangster / gofer, and she as a prostitute. Wanting desperately to escape the nastiness of their work, Alex decides to rob a local bank in order to fund their getaway to a better life. A harrowing look at Europe’s violent and seedy underworld, a tense character study, and an existential portrait of revenge and redemption, REVANCHE is difficult to watch, but harder to ignore. In German with subtitles.
Unrated / 121 mins.
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