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.Read More

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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Maiden

A film that celebrates the defiant spirit of all the female athletes who have challenged the sporting world’s entrenched sexism, Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989.
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This Changes Everything

In Person: Director Tom Donahue. Friday, August 16th at 8:15pm in Rhinebeck. Co-presented by the Woodstock Film Festival. 
Told first-hand by some of the industry’s leading voices — including Executive Producer Geena Davis, living legends like Meryl Streep, and younger talent such as Yara Shahidi and Chloe Moretz — THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING uncovers what is behind one of the most confounding dilemmas in the entertainment industry… the under-representation and misrepresentation of women.
Click here to purchase tickets through the Woodstock Film Festival website in advance
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Thelma and Louise

Best friends – one, Thelma, a bored housewife, the other, Louise, a straight-laced waitress at a coffee shop –  have grown sick and tired of what they’ve settled for, and decide they need to take a break.
OUTDOOR SCREENING Saturday Aug 24 at Greig Farm, Red Hook (243 Pitcher Ln) … Bring a Picnic or Enjoy Papa’s Best Batch incredible edibles. (Online tickets will be available until the morning of the show. Tickets will also be on sale evening-of at Greig Farm.)  GET ADVANCE TICKETS ON LINE here

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The Silence of Others

Sunday, August 11th, followed by post-screening discussion with Guillermo Fesser
Filmed over six years, The Silence of Others reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, as they organize a groundbreaking international lawsuit and fight a “pact of forgetting” around the crimes they suffered. A powerful and poetic cautionary tale about fascism, and the dangers of forgetting the past.
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Tapped

In celebration of Plastic Free July, Upstate Films and SunCommon co-present this FREE screening! Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Stephanie Soechtig’s debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.
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The 38th Annual Black Maria Short Film Festival

The Black Maria Film Festival returns to Upstate Films Friday August 2nd! Named after Thomas Edison’s film studio, dubbed the “Black Maria” because of its resemblance to the black-box police paddy wagons of the same name, the program features a collection of award-winning works — including animation, narrative, and documentary films chosen by the festival jury. Immediately following the screening, Festival Director Jane Steuerwald will conduct a Q & A with the audience, along with filmmaker Seth Kramer & writer/performer Ann Talman. The show begins at 8:15pm and will take place at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck.
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The Woodstock Film Festival presents: The Great Hack

Sunday, July 21st at 1:30 in Woodstock
Director Jehane Noujaim & Executive Producer Sarah E. Johnson will be in attendance at this screening for a Q&A. Tickets $15
From award-winning filmmakers Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim, THE GREAT HACK uncovers the dark world of data exploitation with astounding access to the personal journeys of key players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal.
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The Last Black Man in San Francisco

The latest film in a growing collection of Bay Area gentrification narratives that includes Barry Jenkins’ Medicine for Melancholy and last year’s Blindspotting, Joe Talbot’s funny, heartfelt, and achingly bittersweet feature tells its story from the perspective of someone who lived it, and who can’t bear to leave their hometown behind.
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The Dead Don’t Die

From writer-director Jim Jarmusch (Stranger Than Paradise, Down By Law, Dead Man, Ghost Dog, Broken Flowers, Paterson…) comes a star-studded horror comedy featuring a cast of Jarmusch regulars (Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Iggy Pop, Steve Buscemi, Tom Waits), along with newcomers Selena Gomez, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, & Carol Kane.
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