The Drop

Now showing
in Woodstock
Sept 29 – Oct 2
Mon – Thur 7:30
Ends Thursday
(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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The Skeleton Twins

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Starts Friday
in Woodstock 
Oct 3 – 9
Fri 7:30
Sat – Sun 5:45 8:00
Mon – Thur 7:30
(US/2014/dir by Craig Johnson)
R / 93 mins
Bi-coastal estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong.  
With nearly perfect pitch these two comedic actors reveal how their father’s suicide and their mother’s abandonment has scarred them nearly to the breaking point. Each acts out their own pain; Maggie, married to the nicest guy (Luke Wilson) finds ways to sabotage herself. And Milo who’s seemingly failed in his quest to become an actor in L.A. moves in with his sister. She brings him home where he stirs things up only to find that his sister is equally damaged in her own right. There are definitely laughs here, including a terrific sequence where the two lip-sync reliving their ’80s love for Starship’s “Nothing’s Gonna Stop us Now.” But what makes this film so powerful is the leads’ terrif acting and the strong script. 
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Pharaoh

In Woodstock 
Oct 4
Sat 2:30
(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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