In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between number-one-ranked women’s player Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the “Battle of the Sexes” and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world.
Still reeling from his breakup, Adam (Justin Long) is devastated when he learns that his ex (Cobie Smulders) is engaged. The screening will be followed by a q&a with associate producer Sean Rappleyea, moderated by Vincent Nugent. Click here to purchase tickets online in advance.
It’s 1887, the British Empire celebrates Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee and among the kings and princes in attendance is Abdul Karim, a young clerk who has traveled from his famine-ravaged India to present the aging monarch with a ceremonial coin, and despite being told “Whatever you do, you must not look at Her Majesty”, Abdul looks at Victoria, gives her a smile, and so begins one of the most unlikeliest friendships in history.
October 12 – 15, Upstate Films will be showing films for the Woodstock Film Festival at both our Rhinebeck and Woodstock locations!
In Person: Filmmaker Marta Renzi, along with dancers Aileen Passloff and Arthur Avilés. Sunday, October 29th in Rhinebeck at 2pm.
A freewheeling narrative enacted almost entirely through movement and music, Her Magnum Opus is Marta Renzi’s ode to creativity and community.
Join us Saturday, November 4th at 11am in Rhinebeck for a benefit screening (suggested donation $10), followed by a panel discussion anchored by Katherine Volkins, the executive director of RTA and Charles Moore, RTA staff person and alum. This screening is presented by the ENGAGE Film Series (read more on the series below), and proceeds will benefit Rehabilitation Through Arts.
Dramatic Escape transports viewers into the lives of maximum security prisoners at Sing Sing in Ossining, NY, as they mount a stage production of A Few Good Men.
Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, Jenna Fischer, and Michael Sheen star in this touching comedy from director Mike White (Chuck and Buck, The Good Girl, Beatriz at Dinner). Examining the human tendency to take stock around middle age, the story teeters on a man’s waffling self-perceptions as he compares his life against his friends’ lives, and his current position against his youthful aspirations.
The Dardennes brothers – remember THE KID WITH THE BIKE, THE PROMISE, TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT – have an infallible sense of how to make cinema connect the personal with the political, and their latest, a gripping and profound moral tale is no exception.
Stronger is the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.