Chef

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Continuing in Rhinebeck 
July 21 – 24 July 25 – 31
Mon 5:50 8:15
Tues 5:50 8:15
Wed 3:15 5:50 8:15
Thur 5:50 8:15
Fri 4:15 6:50 9:15
Sat 4:15 6:50 9:15
Sun 3:15 5:50 8:15
Mon 5:50 8:15
Tues 5:50 8:15
Wed 5:50 8:15
Thur 5:50 8:15
(USA / 2014 / Directed Jon Favreau)
R / 114 mins. 
When Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next.
Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love. – Open Road Films
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Life Itself

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in Rhinebeck 
July 21 – 24
Mon & Tues 6:00
Wed & Thur 8:20
(Ends Thursday)
(USA / 2014 / Directed by Steve James)
R / 114 mins.
Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert.
Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself explores the legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. A story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent, Life Itself is a tribute to a man who lived his life for films, transcending subject and form to get at a portrait that is not just intimate and revealing, but cinema-loving and inspiring.
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Venus in Fur

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in Rhinebeck 
July 21 – 24
Mon Tues 8:20
Wed 3:30 6:00
Thurs 6:00
(Ends Thursday)
(France/2014/dir by Roman Polanski)
unrated / 96 mins
David Ives’ Tony Award-winning Broadway play, based on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s groundbreaking novella, is the latest film from Roman Polanski. 
After a long day auditioning actresses for his play, writer-director Thomas (Mathieu Amalric) is on the phone with his fiancee complaining about his wasted day auditioning a bevy of lame actresses. As they make plans to meet, in strides Vanda (Emmanuelle Seigner) a whirlwind of erotic energy who convinces him to give her a chance to audition for the role of a woman who enters into an agreement with her male counterpart to dominate him as her slave. At first she seems to embody everything Thomas finds wrong. She is pushy, foul-mouthed, desperate and seemingly ill-prepared, but when he reluctantly agrees to let her read for the part, he is stunned and captivated. Not only is Vanda a perfect fit, but she apparently has researched the role exhaustively, learned her lines by heart and even brought her own props. The likeness proves to be much more than skin-deep. As the extended “audition” builds momentum, Thomas moves from attraction to obsession until, with Vanda taking an ever more dominant role, the balance of power shifts.
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Alive Inside

Starts Friday
in Rhinebeck 
July 25 – 31
Fri 4:30 7:00
Sat 7:00 9:20
Sun 6:00
Mon 8:20
Tues 8:20
Wed 3:30 6:00
Thur 6:00
(USA / 2014 / Directed by Michael Rossato-Bennet)
Unrated / 73 mins. 
Following the work of social worker Dan Cohen, Alive Inside reveals how music can awaken memories and emotions that have been asleep for years, sometimes decades.
In an effort to bring music to the lives of nursing home residents, Dan Cohen visits John, a quiet Army vet who served at Los Alamos, who perks up at the sound of the Andrews Sisters. Denise, a Schubert fan, pushes away the walking frame she’s been using every day for two years and begins to dance. Inert and depressed, the Cab Calloway-loving Henry is fully rejuvenated, swaying his arms and crooning in perfect pitch. Demonstrating how connecting the elderly to the music they love not only combats memory loss but also supplements a broken health care system often indifferent to interpersonal connections, Alive Inside is moving, inspiring, and worthy of attention.
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A Hard Day’s Night

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Starts Friday
in Rhinebeck 
July 25 – 31
Fri 9:20
Sat 4:30
Sun 8:20
Mon & Tues 6:00
Wed 3:15 8:20
Thur 8:20
(UK/1964/dir by Richard Lester)
G / 87 mins
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night by enjoying the new digital restoration of one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time!
Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A Hard Day’s Night, in which the bandmates play wily, exuberant versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever.
Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, including the title track, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and “If I Fell,” A Hard Day’s Night, which re-conceived the movie musical and exerted an incalculable influence on the music video, is a deliriously entertaining film.
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A Short History of Decay

July 27
Sunday 3:00
(USA / 2013 / Directed by Michael Maren)
In Person: Writer/Director Michael Maren
Generational differences provide both insight and humor in this unusual story about a failed Brooklyn writer who visits his ailing parents in Florida.
Soon after Nathan’s (Bryan Greenberg) girlfriend dumps him, he learns that his father has had a stroke. Flying home to his parents’ spacious home in Florida, where his dad is recovering and his mom is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, Nathan brings with him a New York City ennui. While he spends most of his time sitting around feeling sorry for himself, to spice things up he chats up a French girl at a bar, has lunch with his mother’s sunny manicurist, and bickers with his visiting older brother. As Nathan gradually begins to question the emptiness of his idleness, director Michael Maren’s story subtly transcends its particulars to become a resonant and revelatory film.
R / 94 mins.
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