The Trip to Italy

Now showing
in Rhinebeck

Sept 19 – 25
Fri 4:20 6:50 9:10
Sat 4:20 6:50 9:10
Sun 3:20 5:50 8:10
Mon 5:50 8:10
Tues 5:50 8:10
Wed 3:20 5:50 8:10
Thur 5:50 8:10
(UK / 2014 / Directed by Michael Winterbottom)
Unrated / 108 mins.
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon return for another highly entertaining round of sumptuous travel in The Trip to Italy, a most welcome sequel to 2010’s The Trip that follows our intrepid armchair gastronomes on a tour of Italy from northern Piemonte to the sun-drenched Amalfi Coast.
Enlisted to chronicle a tour of high-end restaurants and historical sights along the Italian peninsula, Coogan and Brydon find themselves following in the footsteps British poets Percy Shelley and Lord Byron. Much of the pleasure of this latest “Trip” comes from the way Coogan and Brydon interact with their surroundings. And throughout, director Michael Winterbottom nods lovingly to Italy’s rich history as cinematic locale, setting scenes in the street where Humphrey Bogart shot parts of Beat the Devil, the Napoli catacombs visited by Ingrid Bergman in Voyage to Italy, and the cliff-side mansion immortalized by Godard in Contempt. Whetting our palates, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings amid much sparkling banter, riffing on subjects as varied as Batman’s vocal register, the artistic merits of Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill,” and, of course, the virtue of sequels.
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The Drop

Now showing
in Rhinebeck
Sept 19 – 25

Fri 4:30 7:00 9:15
Sat 4:30 7:00 9:15
Sun 3:30 6:00
Mon 6:00 8:15
Tues 6:00 8:15
Wed 3:30 6:00 8:15
Thur 6:00 8:15
(USA / 2014 / Directed by Michael Roskam)
R / 106 mins.
Featuring the talents of the late James Gandolfini, screenwriter Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), and Academy Award nominated director Michael Roskam (Bullhead), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters — “money drops” — in the underworld of Brooklyn bars.
Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost. Also featuring Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ann Dowd and John Ortiz. – Fox Searchlight
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Pharaoh

In Rhinebeck 
Sept 21
Sun 8:15
(Poland / 1965 / Directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz)
Unrated / 153 mins.
An epic production, including battle scenes featuring thousands and refined choreography, Pharaoh focuses on the young Egyptian ruler, Ramses XIII who, with his young passions, love and idealism, has to face the cold pragmatism of dealing with the country’s external enemies and internal struggles.
His position reduced to but a figurehead, Ramses fights to regain power, ultimately falling to absolute control of knowledge by his priests. Riddled with psychological, moral, and philosophical questions on the nature of power, Pharaoh forgoes large battle scenes and romantic kisses in favor of a deeply meaningful artistic creation. Unfortunately, the German releasing firm that acquired the distribution rights to Pharaoh shortened the film for international release and then went bankrupt when there was little interest in the truncated version. Now restored to its original form, Pharaoh brandishes its heroism as a weapon — teaching all that noble defeat is better than silence in the face of morally corrupt politics. 1967 Academy Awards®, USA – Oscar® – nomination. 1966 Cannes Film Festival – Palme d’Or – nomination.
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