Wednesday July 12th at 1:30 in Rhinebeck
A ship is wrecked on the rocks and Sebastian is lost, but his twin sister Viola is washed ashore. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out (as a man) to explore new land.
The “too big to fail” 2008 Wall St. meltdown: Much has been written; hands have been thoroughly wrung, and now here’s the true tale of the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the heinous greed-induced financial crisis. By the director of HOOP DREAMS.
IN PERSON: Tobe Carey Sat July 1st at 2:00pm in Woodstock. Free show.
Thomas Cole and Frederic Church and many of the Hudson River School of landscape painters are known world-wide, but actually it was Kingston’s John Vanderlyn who was the first local artist to gain major fame around the globe.
Read the book, then watch the movie! Sunday July 30th at 1pm, Upstate Films and Oblong Books co-present this screening, followed by a book discussion.
Adapted by William Goldman from his novel of the same name, it’s not difficult to see why The Princess Bride has become a classic in the years since its 1987 release. Heroic fantasies, we often feel, should be lighter than air, hot as dragon fire, and fast as a sword in the sunlight. And that’s what we get from this epic delight — along with an ample supply of humor and foolery.
In this atmospheric thriller from writer/director Sofia Coppola, the arrival of a Union soldier (Colin Farrell) disrupts the cloistered existence of women at a Virginia boarding school.
Saturday, July 8 at 9pm, the Woodstock Film Festival presents this special screening at Upstate Films Woodstock. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director John Edginton, as well as Michael Lang, the co-creator of the 1969 Woodstock Music & Arts Festival, and Joe Cocker’s manager, plus other surprise guests.
Based on the true story of folk artist Maud Lewis, Maudie depicts the unlikely romance between the artist and the hardened reclusive bachelor who paved the way for her success.
Jonathan Demme, who passed away this past April, was a great friend to arthouses nationwide. He first came to Upstate Films in the late ’70s after making Citizens Band and returned two more times – to present Cousin Bobby and a special show of Philadelphia along with writer Ron Nyswaner. July 19th, in tandem with arthouse theaters across the country, Upstate will screen Demme’s concert film Stop Making Sense in celebration of his life and work.
The real-life courtship of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon is the basis for this dramedy that stars Kumail, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano.