The Favourite

10 Academy Award Nominations – Olivia Colman (Best Actress), Rachel Weisz (Best Supporting Actress), Emma Stone (Best Supporting Actress), Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Picture
Golden Globe Winner – Olivia Colman (Best Actress)
The 18th C English royal court is re-imagined by Yorgos (The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Dogtooth) Lanthimos and not too surprisingly he lays waste to costume drama expectations, and instead gives us a trio of extravagant and ruthless women who take no prisoners but are human, all too human. Golden Globe Nominee – Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Supporting Actress (Emma Stone), Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz), Best ScreenplayRead More


Academy Award Nominee – Best Makeup and Hair Design
Based on a short story by Let the Right One In author John Ajvide Lindqvist, Border seamlessly fuses social commentary, fantasy, and psychological insight to tell the story of Tina (Eva Melander) — a woman born with a facial “disfiguration,” a strange scar on her tailbone, and the ability to sense or smell how people feel.Read More

The House That Jack Built

Wednesday, November 28th at 8:20 in Rhinebeck
Boundary-pushing cinema-provocateur Lars von Trier’s (BREAKING THE WAVES, DANCER IN THE DARK, MELANCHOLIA, ANTICHRIST, etc) latest, THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT, has its North American premiere Wednesday, November 28, with a special one-night-only show of the director’s cut – the version shown at this year’s Cannes Film Festival where the director was greeted with a 10-minute standing ovation and where the film, the tale of a serial killer, prompted many to walk out. Not for the faint-hearted.
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The Bookshop

Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s acclaimed 1978 novel this elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community, is timely and timeless.
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The Wife

Academy Award Nominee – Glenn Close (Best Actress)
Golden Globe nominee – Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama (Glenn Close)

Glenn Close gives a commanding performance as Joan Castleman, a wife contemplating the implications of her devotion after 40 years of marriage.
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Summer With Monika

Celebrate Ingmar Bergman’s 100th Birthday with the first film in Upstate’s retrospective…
“Inspired by the earthy eroticism of Harriet Andersson, in the first of her many roles for him, Bergman turned in a work of stunning maturity with this sensual and ultimately ravaging tale of young love. A girl (Andersson) and boy (Lars Ekborg) from working-class families in Stockholm run away from home to spend a secluded,romantic summer at the beach. Inevitably, it is not long before the pair are forced to return to reality. The version initially released in the U.S. was reedited by its distributor into something more salacious, but this original version of Summer with Monika stands as one of Bergman’s most important films”
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The Square

Academy Award Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film
From the Swedish provocateur who gave us Force Majeure comes this striking new film. One of his most audacious pieces to date and winner of the Palme D’Or at Cannes, The Square is a no-holds-barred satire of the postmodern art world.
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I Called Him Morgan

The first line of David Edelstein’s New York review: “The “I” in the ghostly documentary I Called Him Morgan is Helen Morgan, the “him” Lee Morgan, the transcendental bop trumpeter whom Helen (his wife) shot in the chest on a snowy night in 1972, some years after she’d pulled him out of the gutter and helped him kick the heroin habit that had ended his career.”
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A Man Called Ove

*Academy Award Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film, Makeup & Hair
Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential bitter old man living, if you can call it that, next door.
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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared

Now showing 
in Rhinebeck
Aug 10 – 13
Mon-Tue 6:00
Wed 3:15
Thur 8:20 
(Sweden, Russia, France, UK, Spain / 2013 / Written and Directed by Felix Herngren)
R / 114 mins. 
Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run, comic fable The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared abounds with irreverent charm.
After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya. Like an unruly Nordic cousin of Forrest Gump, Allan’s youthful escapades and current adventures weave together into an offbeat treat for anyone who’s young at heart.  Starring beloved comedian Robert Gustafsson, this fanciful spin on world history is based on a best-selling novel and also the highest-grossing Swedish film of all time. – Music Box Films   In Swedish, Russian, French, Spanish, and English with subtitles. 
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Force Majeure

Showing in Rhinebeck.
Last showing.
Mar 3
Wed 8:10 
(Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France / 2014 / Directed by Ruben Östlund)
R / 118 mins
* Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Film
In this beautiful, audacious film, Ruben Östlund turns a keenly analytic eye on the principles we supposedly live by and explores what happens when our codes of conduct are abruptly stripped away.
On a family skiing vacation in the French Alps, Tomas (Johannes Bah Kuhnke) and Ebba (Lisa Loven Kongsli) are enjoying lunch with their two children when thunderous booms emanating from the mountain above them interrupt their meal. The complacent Tomas initially dismisses the possibility of danger – but when it appears that there may be an avalanche, he grabs his cellphone and bolts, leaving his wife and children to fend for themselves. When nothing catastrophic happens as a result of the avalanche, the film probes the incident’s emotional fallout, as husband and wife debate what actually occurred, and what Tomas’s proper response should have been – a battle that eventually threatens not just Tomas and Ebba’s relationship, but those of the people around them. Psychologically acute and boasting a number of bravura moments that range from terrifying to comic, FORCE MAJEURE is both an insightful probe into gender roles and family dynamics and a clever lampoon of fragile bourgeoisie masculinity. In Swedish with subtitles. 
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Searching for Sugar Man

Nov 19 – 22
Mon 8:15
Tues 8:15
Wed 6:10 (last show)

(Sweden, UK / 2011 / directed by Malik Bendjelloul)
Unrated / 85 mins. 
In this breakout documentary (an audience favorite at this year’s Sundance Film Festival) two fans search for  Rodriguez, a troubadour of the early 1970s who vanished after two albums and a half-finished third…. Tells the true story of the greatest ‘70s US rock icon who never was, how he was rediscovered in a far off land and finally became the legend he always deserved to be.
In late-1960s Detroit, singer/songwriter Rodriguez attracted a following with his mysterious presence, soulful melodies, and prophetic lyrics. But after recording a few albums, he disappeared into obscurity, trailed by sensationalist stories surrounding his depression and death. When a bootleg record found its way to South Africa in the early 1970s, a time when South Africa was becoming increasingly divided by Apartheid, Rodriguez’s anti-establishment lyrics resonated with a whole generation of disaffected Afrikaners. Though banned by the government, his album went platinum and Rodriguez became elevated to cult status. In this pastiche of sweeping cityscapes, voice-over, and intimate interviews, Bendjelloul captures the moods of Detroit and South Africa in the seventies and the mysteries of what happened to Rodriguez and the profits from his record sales.
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Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

In Rhinebeck

Oct 3, Mon 8:00
(Sweden/2011/dir by Göran Olsson)
Unrated / 100 mins.
In 2007, director Goran Hugo Olsson stumbled across an archive of footage languishing in the basement of a Swedish television station.  What he had found was a trove of interviews with some of the most influential and outspoken members of the Black Power movement spanning the late 60’s and early 70’s.
Scenes of urban revolt and mass demonstrations were not uncommon in the American media, but the Swedish footage is set apart in it’s interest in the major articulators of the Black Power movement.  Nearly lost forever, the interviews gathered by the “fair-skinned and starry-eyed” Swedish journalists are rare glimpses into the core of a movement often seen in this country as having been resolved with a happy ending.  The words of Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale, and Angela Davis (just to name a few) reveal more than simply an historical moment that has passed, but through the decades since their utterance maintain an uncomfortable relevance for our own times.
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The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest

December 6 – 9
Mon 7:45
Tue 7:45
Wed 5:30
Thur 5:30 – Last Show
(Sweden/Denmark/Germany / 2009 / dir by Daniel Alfredson)
The final film based on Stieg Larsson’s acclaimed Millennium Trilogy, THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST finds our heroine, Lisbeth Salander, recovering in the hospital, while once again working to uncover a vast conspiracy swirling around her and her partner, Mikael Blomkvist.
The film begins immediately after the events of the THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE, with Lisbeth (Noomi Rapace), recovering from multiple bullet wounds at the hands of her father, awaiting trial for triple murder. With the help of her steadfast partner, journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), they work together to both clear her name and identify the true villains in the vast conspiracy that framed her. Once again featuring riveting performances from the two leads, the film is a proud send-off for everyone’s favorite computer-hacking, conspiracy-uncovering, bisexual tattooed pixie.
Unrated / 148 mins.
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The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Girl Who Played With Fire
August 6 – 12
Fri 9:30
Sat 1:45 4:20
Sun 9:30
Mon 8:30
Tues 8:30
Wed 5:45
Thur 5:45 – LAST SHOW

(Sweden / 2010 / dir by Daniel Alfredson)
The follow-up to THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO is the second film adaptation based on the best-selling Millennium trilogy written by the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson.
Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace), the petite, damaged but genius computer hacker and tattoed tough girl, is back as is journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Mikael Nyqvist). He and his colleagues have decided to publish an exposé about a sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden. They know that it will rock their country as it implicates well-known and poweful members of Swedish society. On the eve of publication, the two investigating reporters, a young couple, are brutally murdered. When the fingerprints on the murder weapon are Lisbeth Salander’s, only spurned lover Blomkvist believes in her innocence. As he follows Lisbeth, to find her before something horrible happens, he learns much about her tortured past and much about the nastiness of some of his fellow countrymen. In Swedish with English subtitles.
R / 129 mins.
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Everlasting Moments

May 4-7
Mon – Tues 8:00
Wed – Thurs 6:00


(Sweden / 2008 / dir by Jan Troell)


A devoted family woman living in early 20thC Sweden discovers a natural—and life-altering—talent for photography.

Maria Larsson (Maria Heiskanen) is a Finnish-born woman married to Sigge (Mikael Persbrandt), a bull-like dockworker who is often drunk and abusive, although he can be charming. When the dockworkers go on strike, Maria tries to pawn the only valuable object the family owns—a camera won in a lottery but never used. Instead, the pawn shop owner, Sebastian Pedersen (Jesper Christensen), encourages her to use it. Slowly, and with no consciousness of “art,” Maria discovers her natural bent for photography. Sweden’s entry for the 81st Academy Awards and a nominee for Best Foreign Film Golden Globe. In Swedish with subtitles.

unrated / 131 mins

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