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65 years of excellence








June 2 – June 8


dir. Andrzej Wadja, Documentary / Drama, Not Rated, Poland, Polish with English subtitles, 2017, 98 min.


Biopic of Polish avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski (played here by Boguslaw Lind), who frequently clashed with his country's communist authorities and their narrow-minded conception of what art should aspire to be. Directed by Andzej Wajda ( Kanal, Ashes & Diamonds, Man of Iron etc.). Recognized a Poland’s greatest director. A inspiration to generations of filmmakers, Andrzej Wajda died shortly after this movie was released.




June 2 - June 8


dir. Nacho Vigalondo   June 2 – June 8, Action / Sci-Fi / Drama / Thriller. Fantasy / Comedy, Rated “R”, USA, English, 2017, 109 min.

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an ordinary woman who, after losing her job and being kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.






June 9 – June 15


dir. Laura Poitras, Documentary, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 92 min.

Laura Poitras, Academy Award winning director of Citizenfour, returns with her most personal and intimate film to date. Filmed over six years, Risk is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organization he leads and fracture the movement he inspired. Capturing this story with unprecedented access, Poitras finds herself caught between the motives and contradictions of Assange and his inner circle. In a new world order where a single keystroke can alter history, Risk is a portrait of power, betrayal, truth, and sacrifice






June 9 – June 15






Thomas Lennon, Documentary, USA, English and Burmese, Japanese, Amharic, Malagasy, Arabic, French, Pashtu, Marathi, Hebrew, Krio, Tagalog, Nepalese, Punjabi, Polish, Haitian Creole, Spanish with English titles, 2017, 87 min


Directed by Academy Award® winner Thomas Lennon and shot around the globe by 40 filmmaking teams, Sacred immerses the viewer in an exploration of spirituality across cultures and religions. At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film, sweeping in global reach and yet intensely intimate, explores faith as primary human experience: how it is used to navigate the milestones and crises of private life.











JUNE 16, 1904   -   JUNE 16 2017




June 16 – June 22,

dir. Ken Loach, Drama, Not Rated, UK, English, 2017, 100 min.


Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the latest from legendary director Ken Loach is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who’s never owned a computer, he lives according to his own common sense moral code. But after a heart attack leaves him unable to work and the state welfare system fails him, the stubbornly self-reliant Daniel must stand up and fight for his dignity, leading a one-man crusade for compassion that will transform the lives of a struggling single mother (Hayley Squires) and her two children.



JUNE 16 - JUNE 22


dir.  Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchonov,  Drama, Not Rated, Bulgaria, Bulgarian w/ English subtitles, 2017, 101 min.

Tsanko Petrov, a railroad worker, finds millions of leva on the train tracks. He decides to turn the money over to the police, for which the state rewards him with a new wristwatch that soon stops working. Meanwhile, Julia Staikova, head of the PR department of the Ministry of Transport, loses Petrov's old watch, a family relic. Here starts his desperate struggle to recover both his old watch and his dignity.






 June 23 – June 29

dir. Julian Rosenfeldt, Drama, Not Rated, Germany / Australia, English, 2017, 95 min.

From acclaimed visual artist Julian Rosefeldt, Manifesto features Cate Blanchett in 13 distinct, must-see vignettes that incorporate timeless manifestos from 20th century art movements. From anchorwoman to homeless man, from Pop Art to Dogma 95, a chameleonic Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance as she transforms herself like never before. Rosefeldt weaves together history’s most impassioned artistic statements in this stunning and contemporary call to action.





June 23 – June 29

dir. Bruno Dumont, Comedy, Not Rated, France, French / English w/ Engish titles, 2017, 122 min.


The bourgeois and extremely eccentric Van Peteghem family have settled in for another summer at their cliff-top villa overlooking the picturesque Slack Bay. Their leisurely rhythm of sunbathing and seaside constitutionals is soon interrupted by the arrival of two bumbling inspectors investigating a string of tourists gone missing.

With the incomparable Juliette Binoche.






June 30 – July 6


dir.Robin Swicord, Drama, Not Rated, USA, English, 2017, 106 min.

What would your life look like without you in it? Outwardly, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) is the picture of success. He has a loving wife (Jennifer Garner) and two daughters, a prestigious job as a Manhattan lawyer, and a comfortable home in the suburbs. Inwardly, though, he’s suffocating. One day, something snaps and Howard goes into hiding in his garage attic. Leaving his family to wonder what happened to him, he observes them from the attic window—an outsider spying in on his own life. As the days of self-imposed isolation stretch into months, Howard begins to wonder: is it even possible to go back to the way things were? Driven by a tour de force, darkly comic performance from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, Wakefield is a provocative look at what it means to walk away from it all.




JUNE 30 - JULY 6



dir.  Gillies MacKinnon, Comedy / Romance, Not Rated, UK, English, 2017, 98 min


In 1943, the people of the isolated Scottish island of Todday are largely unaffected by wartime rationing, until their supply of whisky runs out. In the midst of this catastrophe, Sergeant Odd returns on leave to court Peggy Macroon, the daughter of the local shopkeeper. Meanwhile, her sister Catriona has just become engaged to meek schoolteacher George Campbell, although his stern, domineering mother refuses to give her approval. During a storm, the freighter S.S. Cabinet Minister runs aground near Todday and begins to sink. Two local inhabitants investigate and learn from its departing crew that the cargo consists of 50,000 cases of whisky. A battle of wits ensues between the stuffy English commander Wagget, who wants to confiscate the salvaged cargo, and the islanders.

Starring Eddie Izzard

For all of you who were charmed and amused by the 1950's British comedies from Ealing Studios ... have a taste of a wee dram

"Whisky Galore! is first and foremost comfort cinema"

Nathaniel Hood






July 14 – July 20


dir. Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, Comedy, Not Rated, France, French with English subtitles, 2017, 83 min.

When Fiona’s (Fiona Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters, she encounters Dom (Dominique Abe), the affable, but annoying tramp who just won’t leave her alone






                                       JULY 19


                                      In Memory of Jonathan Demme                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


Universally acclaimed as one of the best concert films ever made, Stop Making Sense documents the groundbreaking Talking Heads at their peak and was directed by Jonathan Demme. In honor of its fifteenth anniversary, Stop Making Sense was digitally re-mixed and re-mastered with the newest state-of-the-art Dolby technology.

In tribute to Jonathan Demme, a brilliant filmmaker and passionate supporter of indie movies and movie houses, who died this  April, theaters across the country are showing his Stop Making Sense on July 19















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