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Saint Laurent

In Rhinebeck
May 29 – June 4
Fri-Sat 5:30 8:30
Sun 3:00
Mon-Tue 5:20
Wed 2:30 7:45
Thur 7:45 
(France & Blegium / 2014 / Directed by Bertrand Bonello)
R / 150 mins.
A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
“Featuring an amazing cast of French actors including Gaspard Ulliel, Lea Seydoux and Jeremie Renier, SAINT LAURENT beckons with the promise of an inside look at the hectic and mysterious world of fashion. Shepherding you past security with a flash of a V.I.P. all-access pass, it confers instant insider status made even more alluring by the element of time travel. It’s giddy, intoxicating, decidedly decadent feeling, but SAINT LAURENT is more than merely seductive. YSL’s commitment to elegance was all-consuming, and also represented a kind of transcendental consumerism. His life, or at least this movie’s idea of it, was both sumptuous and empty, hedonistic and sad. He was a creator and, even more, a collector, of attractive people, intense experiences and beautiful things.”—From A.O. Scott’s, New York Times review. In French with English subtitles. 
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Lambert and Stamp

Starts Friday
in Woodstock 
May 29 – June 4
Fri-Sat 7:30 
Sun 5:00
Mon-Thur 7:30
(USA / 2014 / Directed by James D. Cooper)
R / 117 mins. 
Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp, aspiring filmmakers, set out to make a cinema verite documentary about the mod world of rock and roll, but sidetracked instead into managing and developing the sonic powerhouse that came to be called THE WHO.
Their gorgeously propulsive footage — the rock documentary that was never completed — lays a foundation for director James D. Cooper’s kaleidoscopic study of an era and a rare friendship’s creative bond. Present-day interviews with the surviving principals, now grown older, reflect thoughtfully on their relationships and life trajectories. (c) – Sony Pictures Classics   In German, French, and English with subtitles. 
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The Hunting Ground

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Woodstock May 30 Rhinebeck May 31
Sat 1:30 Sunday 8:00
 (US/2014/dir by Kirby Dick)
PG-13 / 90 mins
IN PERSON: Tara Sanders, Exhale to Inhale’s program director for Upstate New York. Exhale to Inhale’s mission is to empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to heal and reclaim their lives through the grounding practice of yoga. Tickets: $11 Adults / $9 Seniors and Students / $7 Members and Kids under 16. 
A documentary exposé about the huge yet hidden problem of sexual assault on college campuses nationwide. 
From the team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, a vital and frank investigation of sexual assault in the U.S. military, comes another startling exposé – about rape on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice – despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level. (C) Radius-TWCi.

 A must-watch work of cine-activism, one that should be seen by anyone headed to college and by those already on campus. – Manhola Dargis, NY Times

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Love and Mercy

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Coming June 5
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 (US/2015/dir by Bill Pohlad)
PG-13 / 120 mins
The multi-layered story of Brian Wilson, the musical genius of the Beach Boys, features Paul Dano and John Cusack, Dano as the younger Wilson and Cusack when he’s aged.
This unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys is set against the era defining catalog of Wilson’s music. The film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. (C) Roadside Attractions…  Cast includes Paul Giamatti as Wilson’s controlling shrink and Elizabeth Banks as the woman who helps save his life. 
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Iris

Coming Soon
(USA / 2014 / Directed by Albert Maysles)
PG-13 / 80 mins.
IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades.
More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris’ dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. “I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows.” (C) Magnolia.
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I’ll See You In My Dreams

Coming Soon
(USA / 2015 / Directed by Brett Haley)
PG-13 / 92 mins.
In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age.
After the death of her beloved dog, Carol (Blythe Danner) finds the everyday activities that have given her life structure – her regular bridge game, gardening, a glass of wine or two – have lost their luster. With the support of three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman). (c) Bleecker Street
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Coming Soon
(USA / 2015 / Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon)
PG-13 / 104 mins. 
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in as anonymously as possible, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life.
He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ‘co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer – he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be. – (c) Fox Searchlight 
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