Oscar Shorts 2020 – Documentary (Program A)

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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 Documentary Shorts.  (Running Time: Approx. 80 mins)
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1917

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Oscar Shorts 2020 – Documentary (Program B)

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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 Documentary Shorts.  Running Time: Approx. 80 minutes
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Oscar Shorts 2020 – Documentary (Program A)

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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 Documentary Shorts.  (Running Time: Approx. 80 mins)
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Oscar Shorts 2020 – Documentary (Program B)

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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 Documentary Shorts.  Running Time: Approx. 80 minutes
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63 Up

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This amazing long form series began in 1964 as 7 UP by looking at a cross-section of fourteen seven year old children representative of England’s famously rigid class system, with check-in visits every seven years to see what and how they were doing; we’ve been on board for the past 35 years.
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Judy

Anchored by a note-perfect performance from Oscar winner Renée Zellweger, this adaptation of Peter Quilter’s stage play End of the Rainbow presents an intimate portrait of the great Judy Garland who’s down on her luck.
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The Elephant Queen

Athena is a mother who will do everything in her power to protect her herd when they are forced to leave their watering hole. This epic journey, narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor, takes us across the African savannah, and into the heart of an elephant family. A tale of love, loss and coming home.
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Official Secrets

In the run-up to the Shock and Awe attack on Iraq, Keira Knightley is Katharine Gun — a British intelligence officer who risked everything to expose a US plot to force UN delegates to support the Iraq war.
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Aquarela

Aquarela takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. A visceral wake-up call that humans are no match for the sheer force and capricious will of Earth’s most precious element.
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Downton Abbey

Upstairs/Downstairs lives on forever as writer Julian Fellowes and the original cast return to tell the continuing story of the Crawley family, picking up the storyline in late 1927.
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Downton Abbey

The upstairs/downstairs saga of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them in the English countryside in the early 20th century comes to the big screen…
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The Farewell

30-something Billi’s life is going south – her Guggenheim grant application is denied, she’s told she must leave her NYC sublet – but this is put in perspective when she learns that her beloved grandmother back in China — her Nai Nai — is dying… so despite her parents objections, she converts every asset she has into cash, and flies to China to say goodbye to her grandma..
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Wild Rose

Jessie Buckley delivers an unforgettable, star-making performance as Rose-Lynn Harlan, a rebellious country singer who dreams of trading the working-class streets of Glasgow for the Grand Ole Opry of Nashville.
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The Secret Garden

This summer, you can read the book, watch the film, and see a live performance of The Secret Garden! The live production is currently running at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck (click here for details). And on Sunday, July 14th at 12:30pm, Upstate Films and Oblong Books will co-present a special screening of the 1993 film adaptation starring Maggie Smith, followed by an informal book group discussion. Click here to purchase film screening tickets in advance. Click here to purchase the book online through Oblong Books.
Following a silent film version in 1919 and a dramatic rendition in 1949, Agnieszka Holland’s The Secret Garden became the third, and to date the most definitive, adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel for the big screen. Both a critical and a commercial success at the time of its release, Maggie Smith received a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role in the film, and the British Film Institute today includes it in their list of the 50 films you should see by the age of 14.
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Red Joan

Dame Judi Dench stars in this film inspired by the case of Melita Norwood, a British scientist and civil servant who was revealed to have provided scientific secrets to the Soviets as WWII Allies competed to develop the BOMB.
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Peterloo

Veteran British filmmaker Mike Leigh (Topsy-Turvy, Mr. Turner) takes a sobering look at the context and consequences of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre — when Britain’s working class began to fight for its rights to representation, up against an aristocracy that was determined to block an encroachment on its own privileges.
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The Aftermath

Set in postwar Germany in 1946, Rachael Morgan (Keira Knightley) arrives in the ruins of Hamburg during the bitter winter to be reunited with her husband Lewis (Jason Clarke), a British colonel charged with rebuilding the shattered city..
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They Shall Not Grow Old

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit Trilogy) comes this groundbreaking WWI documentary. Applying state-of-the-art restoration, colorization and 3D technologies to century-old footage — carefully chosen from hundreds of hours of original film held in the archives of the Imperial War Museum (IWM) — Jackson has created an intensely gripping, immersive and authentic cinematic experience.
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Stan & Ollie

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star as Laurel & Hardy, leading us on an affectionate tour behind the scenes, and offering a moving portrait of the burdens and blessings of a creative bond.Read More

Mary Queen of Scots

Academy Award Nominee – Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hair
British royals battle one another for the keys to the kingdom in this story of the turbulent life of Mary Stuart.
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2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts – Documentary

For the 14th 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 Documentary Shorts. Click below for information on the program. (Estimated Running Time: 137 mins)
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2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts – Live Action

For the 14th 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 Live Action Shorts. Click below for information on the program. (Estimated Running Time: 108 mins)
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2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts – Live Action

For the 14th 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 Live Action Shorts. Click below for information on the program. (Estimated Running Time: 108 mins)
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2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Animation

For the 14th 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. This year’s program includes the 5 nominees, plus a selection of additional animated shorts.
(Estimated Running time: 75 mins)
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2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts – Documentary

For the 14th 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 Documentary Shorts. Click below for information on the program. (Estimated Running Time: 137 mins)
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2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films – Animation

For the 14th 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. This year’s program includes the 5 nominees, plus a selection of additional animated shorts.
(Estimated Running time: 75 mins)
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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

At Eternity’s Gate

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..
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A Private War

Golden Globe Nominee – Best Actress (Rosamund Pike), Best Original Song
Based on real life foreign correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike) lauded for her courage as she bore witness to wars across the world.
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Tea with the Dames

Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actors of the stage and screen of our time, but they are also longtime friends who gather for a weekend in the country.
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The Children Act

“Smart, elegant, and deeply moving, The Children Act stars two-time Academy Award-winner Emma Thompson in a riveting performance as Fiona Maye, a British High Court judge who, in the midst of a marital crisis, must rule on a life-changing legal case concerning the survival of a teenage boy.
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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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On Chesil Beach

Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling 2007 novella, the drama centers on a sexually awkward young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962 just months before the youth-quake hit Britain triggering the advent of “free love” for a generation.
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