Love is Strange

Now showing
in Woodstock 
Starts in
Rhinebeck 
Sept 22 – 25 Fri Sept 26 
Mon – Thur 7:30 (last show) 
(USA, France / 2014 / Directed by Ira Sachs)
R / 94 mins. 
After 39 years together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when news of their marriage reaches the Catholic school where George works, he is fired from his longtime job, and the couple can no longer afford their New York City apartment.
As a temporary solution, George moves in with two cops next door, while Ben moves to Brooklyn to live with his nephew, Eliot; Eliot’s wife, Kate; and their teenage son. As Ben and George struggle to secure a new apartment, the pain of living apart and their presence in two foreign households test the resilience and relationships of all involved. Propelled by exquisite performances from John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, and Marisa Tomei, this subtle drama is suffused with gentle humor. From distinguished indie filmmaking veteran Ira Sachs (Keep the Lights On, Forty Shades of Blue), Love Is Strange blends the romance of New York City’s streets and skyline with a delicate Chopin piano score, poignantly capturing a modern day love story. In English and Russian with subtitles. 
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The Drop

Starts Friday
in Woodstock
Sept 26 – Oct 2
Fri – Sun 5:30 8:00
Mon – Thur 7:30 
(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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Mother Joan of the Angels – from Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

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In Woodstock 
September 27
Saturday 3:00 
(Poland/1960/dir by Jerzy Kawalerowicz)
ur/ 111 mins
Young, virtuous exorcist Father Suryn is assigned a difficult task: he must investigate a case of demonic possession after a local priest is burnt for tempting the nuns of a convent.
Arriving at the nunnery, he meets its abbess, Mother Joan, thus embarking a struggle against the forces of darkness to save her soul. Inevitably the priest must choose between sacrificing his own purity and saving the convent from evil. A visually sophisticated film, Mother Joan of the Angels is a study of faith, sin and redemption. 1961 Cannes Film Festival – Jury Special Prize – winner, Palme d’Or – nominated.
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