Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance

Now showing
in Rhinebeck 
Oct 31 – Nov 6
Fri 4:00 6:45 9:20
Sat 4:00 6:45 9:20
Sun 2:45 5:30 8:00
Mon 5:30 8:00
Tues 5:30 8:00
Wed 2:45 5:30 8:00
Thur 5:30 8:00
 (US/2014/Alejandro G. Iñárritu)
R / 119 mins
A black comedy – the hit of Venice Film Festival & now here in the States – tells the story of a washed up actor (Michael Keaton) – famous for portraying an iconic superhero – as he struggles to mount a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim past glory. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and a fellow actor as he attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
Peter Debruge, VARIETY: “A quarter-century after “Batman” ushered in the era of Hollywood mega-tentpoles — hollow comic-book pictures manufactured to enthrall teens and hustle merch — a penitent Michael Keaton returns with the comeback of the century, “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” a blisteringly hot-blooded, defiantly anti-formulaic look at a has-been movie star’s attempts to resuscitate his career by mounting a vanity project on Broadway. In a year overloaded with self-aware showbiz satires, Alejandro G. Inarritu’s fifth and best feature provides the delirious coup de grace — a triumph on every creative level, from casting to execution, that will electrify the industry, captivate arthouse and megaplex crowds alike, send awards pundits into orbit and give fresh wings to Keaton’s career.”
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My Old Lady

Now showing
in Rhinebeck 
Oct 31 – Nov 6
Fri 4:15 7:00 9:25
Sat 4:15 7:00 9:25
Sun 3:00 5:45 8:10
Mon 5:45 8:10
Tues 5:45 8:10
Wed 3:00 5:45 8:10
Thur 5:45 8:10
(US/2014/Israel Horovitz)
PG-13 / 107 mins
Mathias Gold inherits an apartment in Paris: What good luck! But the “old lady” who’s been there for years refuses to vacate: What bad luck!
Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline), a down-on-his-luck New Yorker, inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile and cash in, he’s unprepared to deal with the live-in tenant who is not prepared to budge. The apartment is a viager – a domicile that’s part of an ancient French real estate system with complex rules pertaining to its resale – and the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), who has lived in the apartment with her daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas) for many years, is eligible to collect monthly payments from Mathias until her death. 
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