Clueless

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Now a modern classic this comedy is loosely based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma but here transposed to Beverly Hills where a wealthy, good-looking fashion forward high school girl, Cher Horowitz, is happy to orchestrate her friends’ lives, even as she dabbles in her own affairs of the heart, and all the while adding to the lexicon. Totally! Whatever!

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Oscar Shorts 2020 – Animation

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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 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.Read More

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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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 – Animation

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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 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.

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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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Clemency

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In this gripping drama, Alfre Woodard delivers a deeply powerful performance as prison warden Bernadine Williams who, after years of carrying out lethal injections, must contend with the devastating emotional fallout her job creates.

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Little Women

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Based on Louisa May Alcott’s groundbreaking 1868 novel of the same name, Greta (LADY BIRD) Gerwig’s adaptation unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, relives and reflects back and forth from childhood to adulthood and back.
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Bombshell

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Academy Award winners Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman play two of the on-air personalities of Fox News (Megyn Kelly & Gretchen Carlson) and Margot Robbie is a composite character, an ambitious evangelical new hire in this powerful movie about how the CEO of Fox News, Roger Ailes, was finally dethroned due to his sexual harassment of at least twenty-three women.
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A Hidden Life

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Shot on location in the alps of Austria and Italy, the latest film from Terrence Malick (BADLANDS, THE TREE OF LIFE, DAYS OF HEAVEN) is based on the true story of Franz Jägerstetter, an Austrian conscientious objector during the second world war.
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Dark Waters

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Inspired by the shocking and heroic story of an attorney (Mark Ruffalo) who risks his career and family by representing West Virginia farmers who believe their cattle and crops were poisoned by toxic waste dumped by DuPont in local landfills.
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Marriage Story

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This compassionate and probing portrait of a disintegrating marriage, written and directed by Vassar alum, Noah (THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, GREENBERG, FRANCES HA, KICKING AND SCREAMING) Baumbach, is his own incredibly well-acted KRAMER VS KRAMER.
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Honey Boy

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HONEY BOY, written by and starring Shia LaBeouf (PEANUT BUTTER FALCON) goes in search of himself and takes on the daring and therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father as he struggles to deal with his frayed mental health in this most cathartic and engaging film.

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JoJo Rabbit

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Winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival… And yet, not everyone will like JoJo Rabbit, and at times you’ll wonder if you should. A coming-of-age comedy whose hero is a 10 year-old German boy during World War II who wants to be a Nazi/Adolf Hitler as comic relief? As it walks some precarious high wires, Taika Waititi’s latest (Boy, What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Thor: Ragnarok) takes a risky premise and delivers a piece of grandly entertaining provocation.
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Harriet

Lifting Harriet Tubman from the pages of history, Kasi Lemmons’ portrait of the powerful American icon evokes the surge of faith, principle, and raw courage that drove her to repeatedly risk her life.
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One Child Nation

China’s One Child Policy, the extreme population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one child, may have ended in 2015, but the process of dealing with the trauma of its brutal enforcement is only just beginning.
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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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The Laundromat

Friday, October 11th at 8:15 in Rhinebeck: Film, Q&A, and book signing with author Jake Bernstein. Each ticket includes a copy of The Laundromat (previously published as Secrecy World) by Jake Bernstein, courtesy of Netflix. Jake will sign books before the film begins.
CLICK here for Tickets (2 free per courtesy of Netflix)  (*If asked for a code, enter: UpstateFilms)

The film is adapted from Secrecy World by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Jake Bernstein, and directed by Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lies and Videotape, Erin Brockovich, The Limey, Traffic, Ocean’s Eleven, Contagion, Side Effects…)
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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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The Peanut Butter Falcon

A modern-day adventure story, The Peanut Butter Falcon stars Shia LaBeouf as an outlaw fisherman who takes a wrestling-obsessed young man with Down syndrome (Zack Gottsagen) under his wing.
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Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

Based on the wryly funny bestseller by Maria Semple, Where’d You Go, Bernadette? is an inspiring comedy about a loving mom (Cate Blanchett) who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family.
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Sword of Trust

“Mel (Marc Maron) is a cantankerous pawnshop owner in Alabama who spends most of his time swindling customers while trying and failing to get his man-child employee Nathaniel (Jon Bass) to do any work. When Cynthia (Jillian Bell) and her wife Mary (Michaela Watkins) try to hawk a Civil War-era sword inherited from Cynthia’s recently deceased grandfather, he tries to get the better of them…
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Luce

A smart psychological thriller with a cast including Kelvin Harrison Jr., Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, & Octavia Spencer, Luce tells the complicated story of a poster child for the American Dream who may be in great trouble.
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Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution

Wednesday, August 28th at 8:15 in Rhinebeck
Upstate Films and SunCommon present this FREE screening of filmmaker James Redford’s journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier across the US. The screening will be accompanied by a brief presentation from a representative from Citizen’s Climate Lobby, a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.
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Skin

Jamie Bell stars as Bryon Widner, a young man raised by skinheads who underwent operations to remove his racist tattoos after turning his back on hatred and violence with the support of a mother of three and a Black activist.
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Curing the Incurable?

Saturday, August 3rd at 1:30 in Woodstock. Presented by Radio Woodstock 104, director Gary Null will lead a q&a following the film. Suggested donation $10. 
Acclaimed natural health and nutrition expert Gary Null, in his newest film, interviews medical experts, doctors, nurses, and psychologists, who are using new techniques, cutting edge science, along with breakthrough methods, to restore people to optimal health.
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Fantastic Fungi

(11/30 screening features Q&A with producers Steve Apkon and Martina Hale after the show.)

FANTASTIC FUNGI is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet.
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