A well-acted, poignant drama about a long married couple who get a bad diagnosis.
For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A hit with audiences around the country, don’t miss this year’s selection of Animated Shorts, plus a selection of addition shorts – HENRIETTA BULKOWSKI (USA, 16 min. featuring the voices of Chris Cooper and Ann Dowd!), THE BIRD AND THE WHALE (Ireland, 6 min.), HORS PISTE (France, 5 min.), MAESTRO (France, 2 min). Runtime: Approx. 80 mins.
Sunday, August 4th at 2:30 in Rhinebeck
Inspired by accounts of great voyages from Irish history and mythology, writer & poet Danny Sheehy and his crew embarked on a 2,500 km voyage from Ireland to Santiago de Compostela.
Set during the Irish famine, Black ’47 tells the story of a British army deserter who returns home to find his mother dead of starvation and his brother hanged, leading him down a path of justice for both his family and country.
Isabelle Huppert gives audiences yet another reason to venerate her as she raises arched eyebrows to new heights in this wicked pulp thriller from Academy Award®-winning director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Breakfast on Pluto).
Academy Award Nominee – Willem Dafoe (Best Actor)
Golden Globe Nominee – Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama (Willem Dafoe)
Artist/filmmaker Julian (BASQUIAT, THE DIVING BELL & THE BUTTERFLY, BEFORE NIGHT FALLS) Schnabel’s new film is a journey inside the mind of Vincent van Gogh (Willem Dafoe in a magnificent performance), who, in the face of skepticism, ridicule, and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art..
In his first film made outside his native Chile, Sebastián Lelio (A FANTASTIC WOMAN, GLORIA) directs Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in an adaptation of Naomi Alderman’s novel about a woman who returns home to her orthodox Jewish community in London and rekindles a romance with her cousin’s wife.
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts? Not if it’s the latest twist on horror by Yorgos Lanthimos starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, and Alicia Silverstone. If you didn’t like The Lobster, this isn’t the film for you. But if you’re interested in genre-exploding, semiotically challenging fare, come take a chance.
Charming, intimate, and warm-hearted, School Life provides an empathetic portrait of the work gifted teachers do to help children flourish.
Inspired by his own life and his love for music, writer/director John (ONCE) Carney takes us back his old stomping grounds – 1980s Dublin – to tell a story where music has the power to take us beyond the turmoil of everyday life.
Brie Larson won an Oscar as Best Actress this year; so in case you missed it, here’s another chance. Based on the Booker-shortlisted best-seller by Emma Donaghue, ROOM is a tale of survival and endurance that is by turns harrowing, suspenseful, and wondrous. Recounting the story of a mother and child escaping from the captivity in which they have been held for several years, this visionary drama explores the trauma of being stolen from the world — and the marvel of discovering it for the first time.
Adapted by Nick Hornby (WILD, AN EDUCATION, ABOUT A BOY) from Colm Toibin’s acclaimed novel, BROOKLYN is an exquisitely crafted period piece about a young Irish immigrant who finds herself poised between two worlds in 1950’s America.
|Following the international success of The Guard, director John Michael McDonagh and a brilliant Brendan Gleeson reunite in this blackly comic drama about a good priest tormented by his community in a small and picturesque Irish town.|
|Gleeson is Father James who, in the film’s gripping first scene, is threatened with death during confession. A man tells of how he was sexually abused by a priest from the age of seven, and has decided that the only way to rectify matters is to kill an innocent clergyman. He calmly gives Father James a week to get his matters in order. Father James knows the man who made the threat (though he’s kept hidden from the viewer), and Calvary then takes us on a twisted journey through a motley crew of villager suspects. A fantastic supporting cast including Chris O’Dowd (The Sapphires), Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes) and Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), people the village with a range of richly drawn characters who exasperate Father James as he prepares to face his own personal Calvary.|
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|A son returns to Ireland and must come to terms with his past in writer/director Gerard Hurley’s second film.|
|After 20 years of no contact with his father, Jack McCarthy (Gerard Hurley) travels from New York to his father’s death-bed in Cork. Upon arrival he discovers that his father, Larry (Karl Johnson) is alive and well enough and has duped him into returning home. Soon, father and son are entangled in a painful battle of wills and are forced into dealing with their painful family history. At the core of their conflict is Larry’s denial about the death of his wife, Jacks mother. Jack’s only relief is in the company of an attractive American tourist (Lili Taylor). The story explores the difficult and painful, but often hilarious ways they forge a begruding peace.|
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