Now Playing in Rhinebeck

Now Showing in Rhinebeck



In a role that was made for her, Lily Tomlin stars as Elle Reid, an ill-tempered lesbian who has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend (Judy Greer) when she finds herself on an all-day odyssey to raise the money her granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) needs for an abortion.
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Learning to Drive

A tender reminder that two people can achieve intimacy in the unlikeliest of situations, LEARNING TO DRIVE stars Patricia Clarkson as a Manhattan writer and Ben Kingsley as the Sikh instructor who teaches her how to drive.
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The Third Man

“Of all the movies I have seen, this one most completely embodies the romance of going to the movies.” – Roger Ebert, in 2000
Sir Carol Reed’s post-WWII film (along with Rossellini’s OPEN CITY) captures the physical and psychological devastation of Europe not through a neo-realist lens but through a film-noir mix of oblique camera angles, shadows, zither music courtesy of a musician who was discovered playing at a restaurant, plus stylized acting pitting the shadowy Orson Welles’ Harry Lime versus the opportunistic Joseph Cotten.
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Now Showing in Woodstock

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Pawn Sacrifice

Drawing more worldwide interest than any chess match before or since, the 1972 World Chess Championship between American prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and the USSR’s defending champion Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber) was dubbed “The Match of the Century.”
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About Upstate Films


Upstate Films opened in May of 1972 as a single-screen non-profit cinema staffed by its three founders. We launched our program in 16mm showing an eclectic mix of classic Hollywood and foreign films reflecting a wide-ranging diversity of themes, styles, countries, eras. Soon Upstate began to find and foster an audience interested in supporting an alternative to mainstream cinema. Upstate came of age so to speak along with the "independent" film movement screening sought-after indie features and documentaries along with films that were rarely screened in this country, much less in a semi-rural area. Over the decades, Upstate has shown thousands of films and hosted hundreds of filmmakers and critics, on its way to becoming a critically-acclaimed destination itself. Read more of the story...