Coming Attractions

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FENCES

| 2016 | 133 minutes | |
Directed by Denzel Washington


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Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball’s color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on…

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LION

| 2016 | 120 minutes | |
Directed by Garth Davis

Sunday January 22, 2017 4:00PM

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Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary…

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JACKIE

, , | 2016 | 95 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Pablo Larraín

Sunday January 22, 2017, 7:30pm
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 7:30pm
Thursday January 26, 2017, 4:00pm

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JACKIE is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). JACKIE places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary…

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HIDDEN FIGURES (special Science On Screen showing 1/26)

| 2017 | 127 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Ted Melfi

Wednesday January 25, 2017, 4:00PM
Thursday January 26, 2017, 7:30PM (Special Science on Screen screening)

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The Film Society, in collaboration with SCIENCE ON SCREEN grant program will be presenting a special showing of HIDDEN FIGURES on January 26 with special guest.  Look for more details soon.   As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group…

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LA LA LAND

| 2016 | 128 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Damien Chazelle

Written and directed by Academy Award (R) nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day…

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20TH CENTURY WOMEN

| 2017 | 118 minutes | | ,
Directed by Mike Mills

During the summer of 1979, a Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord (Annette Bening) decides the best way she can parent her teenage son (Lucas Jade Zumann) is to enlist her young tenants – a quirky punk photographer (Greta Gerwig), a mellow handyman (Billy Crudup) and her son’s shrewd best friend…

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2017 OSCAR SHORTS

| 2016 | |

Friday February 10, 2017

For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 10th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with…

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TONI ERDMANN

, , | 2016 | 162 minutes | | ,
Directed by Maren Ade

Winfried doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change…

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NERUDA

, , , , | 2016 | 107 minutes | | ,
Directed by Pablo Larraín

An investigator launches a search for Pablo Neruda, a Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, who became a fugitive in his own country for his Communist leanings during the 1940s.

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NT LIVE: NO MAN’S LAND

2016 | 150 minutes | |
Directed by Sean Mathias

Sunday February 19, 2017, 1:00PM

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Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s NO MAN’S LAND, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London.  One summer’s evening, two aging writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby.  As the…

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OPERA: THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO

2014 | 180 minutes | | , ,
Conductor Philippe Jordan, Director Zabou Breitman

Sunday March 12, 2017, 12:00PM

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Sung in German. Die Entführung aus dem Serail was the first grand opera in the German language to be constructed as a Singspiel, the German theatrical form in which spoken and sung text alternate. At a period when the influence of the Ottoman Empire on its Austrian neighbor lent a certain Turkish…

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EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

| 2015 | 123 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Ciro Guerra

Wednesday April 19, 2017

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT is a 2015 Colombian adventure drama film directed by Ciro Guerra. The film won the Art Cinema Award in the Directors’ Spotlight section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and it is nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. The film tells two…

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NT LIVE: HEDDA GABLER

2016 | 210 minutes | |

Sunday April 23, 2017, 12:00PM

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“I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free… Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van…

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OPERA: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

2017 | 100 minutes | | , ,
Composer Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Choreographer George Balanchine, Conductor Simon Hewett

Sunday May 21, 2017, 1:00PM

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Numerous choreographers have delved into Shakespeare to find dramatic material for their ballets, beginning with Jean-Georges Noverre, an ardent defender of the “action ballet” and Marius Petipa, who was the first to use Mendelssohn’s stage music. George Balanchine, who also loved the score, would prove no exception. In 1962 he created his…