Calvary

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Now showing
In Woodstock 
August 22 – 28
Fri 5:45 8:00
Sat 3:30 5:45 8:00
Sun 3:30 5:45
Mon – Thur 7:30
(Ireland/2014/dirby John Michael McDonagh)
R / 101 mins
Following the international success of THE GUARD, director John Michael McDonagh and a brilliant Brendan Gleeson reunite in this blackly comic drama about a good priest tormented by his community in a small and picturesque Irish town.
Gleeson is Father James who, in the film’s gripping first scene, is threatened with death during confession. A man tells of how he was sexually abused by a priest from the age of seven, and has decided that the only way to rectify matters is to kill an innocent clergyman. He calmly gives Father James a week to get his matters in order. Father James knows the man who made the threat (though he’s kept hidden from the viewer), and CALVARY then takes us on a twisted journey through a motley crew of villager suspects. A fantastic supporting cast including Chris O’Dowd (The Sapphires), Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes) and Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), people the village with a range of richly drawn characters who exasperate Father James as he prepares to face his own personal Calvary.
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Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema: EROICA

Eroica 1
In Woodstock
August 24
Sun 8:00
(Poland/1957/Andrjez Munk)
ur / 85 mins
Andrzej Munk’s EROICA, a Heroic Symphony in two parts, a masterpiece of the Polish Film School, puts a realist lens to the romantic idea of heroism.
Based on a script by Jerzy Stefan Stawiński, Eroica draws on its author’s first-hand experience as a soldier in the September campaign against the invading German army in 1939. Imprisoned in a POW camp, Stawiński escaped, participated in the Warsaw Uprising, and upon its failure was returned to another POW camp. Eroica displays the futility of the armed struggle against both Germany and Russia, while exposing the idea of heroic suffering as preposterous. In the film, World War II-era Poland is under Nazi occupation. Two stories offer ambiguous images of war: the absurd life of an average bon-vivant who, against his better judgment, participates in the combat; and righteous Polish officers incarcerated in a German camp. Is there any place for glory in the perilous time of war?
1958 Mar del Plata Film Festival – FIPRESCI Prize – winner.
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