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.
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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.
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Now showing
in Rhinebeck
Sept 15 – 18
Mon 8:15
Tues 8:15
Wed 3:30 6:00
Thur 6:00 (last show)
(Ireland / 2014 / Directed by John Michael McDonagh)
R / 101 mins
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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The Pier

Ger Lili Beach
In Rhinebeck
March 19 
Wednesday 1:30 
(Ireland / 2011 / Written and directed by Gerard Hurley)
Unrated / 84 mins
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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