Greta

Isabelle Huppert gives audiences yet another reason to venerate her as she raises arched eyebrows to new heights in this wicked pulp thriller from Academy Award®-winning director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Breakfast on Pluto).
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Roma

Academy Award winner – Best Foreign Film
Roma was one of 2018’s most anticipated films, and it’s been the subject of rapturous reviews since its fall festival debut. The lushly shot, monochromatic domestic drama from Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mamá También) — who also served as his own cinematographer — tells the story of a family in Mexico City and a girl who works for them.
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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

If Beale Street Could Talk

Academy Award Nominee – Regina King (Best Supporting Actress), Best Original Score, Best Adapted Screenplay
Golden Globe Nominee – Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Screenplay, & Golden Globe Winner – Regina King (Best Actress)

From Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk brings a colorful, romantic eye to James Baldwin’s novel about a young couple tragically separated by a false arrest.
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Roma

Academy Award winner – Best Foreign Film
Roma was one of 2018’s most anticipated films, and it’s been the subject of rapturous reviews since its fall festival debut. The lushly shot, monochromatic domestic drama from Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mamá También) — who also served as his own cinematographer — tells the story of a family in Mexico City and a girl who works for them.
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On the Basis of Sex

A wonderful companion piece to last summer’s hit documentary, RBG, On the Basis of Sex stars Felicity Jones as young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, following her trajectory from law school to impassioned advocate for gender equality.
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No Choice

Although 59 percent of US adults say that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, it remains one of the most divisive issues in America. Join us Saturday, February 9th at noon in Rhinebeck for a benefit screening of selected shorts from Bill Moyers’ No Choice series, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Elana Michelson, SUNY Empire State College professor, activist, and author. The panel will also feature Ruth-Ellen Blodgett, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley; Robin Marty, author of Handbook for a Post-Roe America; Shannon Wong, Chapter Director of the NYCLU Lower Hudson Valley Chapter, and Eileen Meltzer, nurse practitioner. Proceeds from this screening will benefit Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley. Suggested donation $10. 
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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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Studio 54

Join us February 15th at 8:15pm in Rhinebeck for a tribute to disco! Scott Taylor, a former Studio 54 bartender; Myra Sheer, Steve Rubell’s assistant; and Susan Shapiro, one of the videographers who contributed original footage to Tyrnauer’s documentary, will be at the screening in person for a Q&A. Come in costume! A prize will be awarded for the best outfit. Tickets $12 Adults / $10 Seniors & Students / $8 Members. Proceeds from this screening will benefit LEAF of the Hudson Valley, a legal environmental advocacy fund protecting natural resources and curbing overdevelopment in Rockland County. Online ticket sales have ended, but tickets are still available for purchase at the box office, beginning at 1:45 today.
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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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Vice

8 Academy Award Nominations – Christian Bale (Best Actor), Sam Rockwell (Best Supporting Actor), Amy Adams (Supporting Actress), Best Director, Best Editing, Makeup & Hair, Best Original Screenplay, Best Motion Picture
6 Golden Globe Nominations, & Golden Globe Winner – Christian Bale (Best Actor)

VICE explores the epic story about how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. The film reunites McKay with Christian Bale (THE BIG SHORT), who stars as Cheney, and also features Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush and Amy Adams as Mrs. Lynn Cheney. Read More

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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Green Book

Academy Award Nominee – Viggo Mortensen (Best Actor), Mahershala Ali (Best Supporting Actor), Best Editing, Best Original Screenplay
Golden Globe Nominee – Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy (Viggo Mortensen), Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), Best Director, Best Screenplay
Tonight – After our last show, Charles Wessler who produced the movie, and who also produced THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY and many others, will be on hand to talk about the film.

GREEN BOOK, winner of this year’s coveted People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, shares this honor with some other recent recipients, many of which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture including THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI; LA LA LAND; ROOM; THE IMITATION GAME; 12 YEARS A SLAVE; THE KING’S SPEECH; SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.
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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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Wildlife

Elegantly adapted from Richard Ford’s 1990 novel, actor Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave) directorial debut follows the trials and tribulations of 14-year-old Joe (Ed Oxenbould), the only child of housewife Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) and wayward golf pro Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) whose marriage is crumbling in a small town in 1960s Montana.
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Monrovia, Indiana

While shrinking in population, 46 million people still live in rural Mid-American towns, making them important formative centers for politics and values. In the aftermath of the 2016 election, journalists had to reckon with being out of touch with some of these red-state areas. In his own way, Wiseman helps fill that void with his latest film by immersing us in a corner of the Midwest seldom depicted on film.
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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Academy Award Nominee – Richard Grant (Best Supporting Actor), Melissa McCarthy (Best Actress), Best Adapted Screenplay
Golden Globe nominee – Best Actress (Melissa McCarthy), Best Supporting Actor (Richard E. Grant)

Based on the real-life escapades of author Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) who finds herself desperate to pay the rent and buy her beloved pet cat food after she’d run through her earlier success in the 1970s and ’80s as a celebrity biographer.
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Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

Legendary blues musician Paul Butterfield was a white, teen-age harmonica player who grew up on Chicago’s south side where he learned the blues from the original black masters performing nightly in his own back yard. Muddy Waters became Paul’s mentor and lifelong friend, happy to share his wisdom and expertise with such a gifted young acolyte.
Post-Screening Q&A with Gabe Butterfield at Upstate & later at Colony 8pm – Gabe Butterfield & Friends play the music of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band
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Boy Erased

Golden Globe Nominee – Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama (Lucas Hedges), Best Original Song
Starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, and Russell Crowe, Boy Erased plunges into the cloistered world of conversion therapy and tracks a young man’s uphill journey from ostracism toward self-acceptance.
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Free Solo

Academy Award Nominee – Best Documentary Feature
You don’t need to be a climbing enthusiast to marvel at Free Solo. With its extraordinary cinematography, nothing can match the wonders of humans and nature, and the sheer movie-going suspense, captured in this acclaimed documentary by filmmakers Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (Meru).
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Bad Santa

This show is FREE FOR MEMBERS… Happy Holidays! 
The holidays may not be merry and bright, but they do provoke laughs in this dark comedy about a conman and his partner who run into problems when they pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve.
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Rodents of Unusual Size

In Person: Director Jeff Springer. Friday, November 16th at 8:15pm in Rhinebeck
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina put 80% of New Orleans underwater and demolished nearly all waterfront structures.  But this film is not about Katrina, it is about the larger region south of New Orleans that survived the hurricane and is now facing its latest threat — hordes of monstrous 20 pound rodents known as “nutria”.
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What They Had

First time writer-director Elizabeth Chomko’s intergenerational drama about a family dealing with Alzheimer’s features a wonderful ensemble cast and a judicious trickle of humor.
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Fahrenheit 11/9

Michael Moore’s FAHRENHEIT 11/9 is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live, exploring two questions about the Trump Era: How did we get here, and how do we get out?Read More

Beautiful Boy

Golden Globe Nominee – Best Supporting Actor (Timothée Chalamet)
Fresh from his breakout role in Call Me By Your Name, Academy Award nominee Timothée Chalamet turns in a remarkable performance as a young man suffering from addiction.
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The Old Man and the Gun

Golden Globe Nominee – Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy (Robert Redford)
Written and directed by David Lowery (A Ghost Story) and featuring performances from Academy Award winners Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek, The Old Man and the Gun is the type of glorious bank-robber movie they just don’t make anymore.
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The Exorcist

Online ticket sales ended this morning, but tickets are available day-of at the box office (cash and check only)
Happy Halloween from Upstate Films and Oblong Books! Inspired by the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in the United States, William Peter Blatty’s best-selling book and William Friedkin’s award-winning film follow the demonic possession of a 12 year-old girl and her mother’s attempts to win her back.
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We the Women of Afghanistan: A Silent Revolution

Saturday October 20th at 1pm, join the Engage Film Series for a benefit screening of WE THE WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN, followed by a panel discussion on the international community’s involvement with women’s rights and opportunities abroad. The discussion will be anchored by filmmaker Nahid Shahalimi, Sean Hepburn Ferrer, and Susan Findel. Proceeds will benefit Let Us Learn, a UNICEF initiative bringing innovative educational opportunities to some of the world’s most vulnerable children (Suggested donation $10).
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Fahrenheit 11/9

Michael Moore’s FAHRENHEIT 11/9 is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live, exploring two questions about the Trump Era: How did we get here, and how do we get out?Read More

BlacKkKlansman

Spike (She’s Gotta Have It, Malcolm X, Do the Right Thing, When The Levees Broke, Jungle Fever, He Got Game, etc) Lee’s latest, winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, stars John David Washington as Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer who successfully infiltrates the KKK.
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Far from the Tree

The life-affirming FAR FROM THE TREE, based on Andrew Solomon’s award-winning bestselling non-fiction book Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, could be a companion piece to WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? – its about what it means to be family, and above all, about love, no matter what.
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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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We the Animals

Based on the celebrated novel by Justin Torres, We the Animals celebrates the complicated identity of three bi-racial brothers growing up in upstate New York the 1980s.
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