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Classic Film Wednesdays: THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI

| 1920 | 67 minutes | |
Robert Wiene

Wednesday April 23, 2014, 7:30 pm

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This German Expressionist masterpiece makes great use of its chilling premise and stylized set design. Caligari’s Expressionist style ultimately led to the dark shadows and sharp angles of the film noir urban crime dramas of the 1940′s, many of which were directed by such German emigres as Billy Wilder and Robert Siodmak….

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THE LUNCHBOX

| 2014 | 105 mins | | ,
Ritesh Batra

Thursday April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM
Friday April 25, 2014 4:00 PM
Sunday April 27, 2014, 7:30 PM

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Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but, unbeknownst…

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ERNEST AND CELESTINE – Ernest & Celestine offers old-fashioned delights for animation lovers of all ages

| 2013 | 80 mins | | ,
Stéphane Aubier , Vincent Patar

Friday April 25, 2014, 7:30 PM
Saturday April 26, 2014 4:00 PM
Sunday April 27, 2014, 4:00 PM

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Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest & Celestine is winner of the Cesar Award for Best Animated Feature and numerous festival prizes. Voiced in English language (no subtitles). Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified…

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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

| 2014 | 100 mins | |
Wes Anderson

Saturday April 26, 2014, 7:30 PM

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Wes Anderson’s (Rushmore, The Royal Tennenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom) highly anticipated new film tells the adventurous tale of Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes) and Zero Moustafa (Toni Revolori), a legendary hotel concierge and the lobby boy who becomes his protege. After a one-night stand with the beautiful Madame D. (Tilda Swinton), Gustave finds himself…

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NY Film Critics Series: LOCKE with on-screen appearances by actor Tom Hardy and director/writer Steven Knight

, | 2014 | 85 minutes | | ,
Steven Knight

Tuesday April 29, 2014, 7:30 pm
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Ivan Locke has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his…

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PARTICLE FEVER

| 2014 | 99 minutes | | ,
Mark Levinson

Thursday May 01, 2014, 7:30 pm

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Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity. For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the…

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FINDING VIVIAN MAIER

| 2014 | 83 mins | |
John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

Friday May 02, 2014, 7:30 PM

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A mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and discovered decades later, is now considered among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. An…

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NY Film Critics Series: CHEF

| 2014 | 115 Minutes | |

Tuesday May 06, 2014, 7:30 pm
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Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo)…

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FREE MEMBER EVENT: An Advance Premiere of BELLE

| 2014 | 105 minutes | |
Amma Asante

Thursday May 08, 2014, 7:30 pm
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This film is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her…

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OPERA in Cinema: Verdi’s NABUCCO

| 2014 | 170 minutes | |
Daniele Abbado’

Sunday May 25, 2014, 12:00 PM
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Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated talents of our time, is making a major role debut. This is a rare chance to see a genre-defining masterwork, containing some of the greatest choral music ever written, along with some wonderful arias and ensembles. This new production of Nabucco is unmissable. Domingo takes…

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DRIVING MISS DAISY

, | 2014 | 90 minutes | |

Thursday June 05, 2014, 7:30 pm
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Two of the world’s greatest living actors- five-time Tony Award and three-time Academy Award nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner James Earl Jones star in Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer –Prize winning play Driving Miss Daisy. Driving Miss Daisy, shot during the play’s Australian tour, after sell out…

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Opera in Cinema: Verdi’s TRAVIATA

| 1994 | 190 minutes | |
Richard Eyre's

Sunday June 22, 2014, 12:00 PM
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Old favorite, star studded cast – Renee Fleming, Thomas Hampson (baritone), Joseph  Calleja (tenor) Verdi’aviata, based on Alexander Dumas fils’s play La Dame aux camélias, is one of Verdi’s most popular operas, combining drama, passion and memorable melodies. Verdi’s tragic tale of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love is vividly presented…

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SAFETY LAST! Presented with live music score and performance by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

| 1923 | 70 mins | | , ,
Fred Neymeyer

Thursday June 26, 2014, 7:30 PM
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The Film Center is proud to welcome Berklee College of Music Professor Sheldon Mirowitz and the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra for a special presentation of their original new score, for our screening of the stunningly restored Safety Last!.  The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin was the sweet innocent,…

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FILM+MUSIC FESTIVAL – Exploring music and culture through film



Thursday June 26, 2014
Friday June 27, 2014
Saturday June 28, 2014
Sunday June 29, 2014
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The MV Film Society will be presenting a weekend of  feature films and shorts that celebrate the convergence of music, culture, and film. Music and film flow naturally together. Our second annual Film + Music Festival will bring you closer to the music you love, or introduce you to some you’ve never…

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OPERA in Cinema: MANON LESCAUT

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Jonathan Kent

Monday July 21, 2014, 7:30 PM
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Puccini’s first triumph returns to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent.Puccini’s sumptuous, richly-coloured score is characterized by youthful vitality and filled with glorious melodies. Despite a troubled gestation (five librettists were engaged in the project), the premiere of Manon Lescaut in 1893 was Puccini’s first…