Writer-director Whit (METROPOLITAN, LAST DAYS OF DISCO, BARCELONA, DAMSELS IN DISTRESS) Stillman brings a unique sense and sensibility to his adaptation of an unpublished Jane Austen novel that stars Kate Beckinsale as a sassy social climber in the 1790s who’s blissfully unaware of her own self-absorption, and who doesn’t let the truth get in the way of a good story, after all “facts are horrid things”.
Try as you might, there’s nothing you can control about fate. But Maggie is determined to make her own happiness rather than wait for circumstance to serve it up for her in this delightfully witty new film from gifted writer-director Rebecca Miller (Personal Velocity, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee).
This new documentary is about one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt, who caused an uproar when she coined the phrase the “banality of evil” while covering the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann for the New Yorker magazine.
Guest speaker: Roger Berkowitz: Academic Director of Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities at Bard College, date yet to be determined
The Prince of Sneth, cellist Rushad Eggleston, returns with little warning to Woodstock, NY making Memorial Day’s night something to remember. If you’ve never seen Rushad play live, you won’t want to miss it; his musical technique is so inventive that he has literally changed the way people are playing the cello, and he has invented and tapped into incredibly joyous music from a number of parallel universes. $15/$12 members/$10 kids
Directed by Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED, based on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind’s best-selling book Life Animated: a story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism, tells the real-life inspirational story of his son Owen, a boy who couldn’t speak for years until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. Co-presented with the Woodstock Film Festival. Tickets: $15/$14 seniors/$13 members/under 16. Following the screening, a Q&A with director Roger Ross Williams