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STILL ALICE

| 2014 | 99 minutes | |
Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland

Sunday March 01, 2015, 4:00PM BUY TICKETS

Elevated by a gripping performance from Julianne Moore, STILL ALICE is a heartfelt drama that honors its delicate themes with bravery and sensitivity. Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her…

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TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

, , , | 2014 | 95 minutes | | ,
Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne

Sunday March 01, 2015 7:30PM
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For the first time, Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne team up with a major international star, Marion Cotillard, to create a universal story about working-class people living on the edges of society. Sandra (Cotillard) has just returned to work after recovering from a serious bout with depression. Realizing that the company…

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Classic Film Night: DOUBLE INDEMNITY

| 1944 | 107 minutes | |
Directed by Billy Wilder

Wednesday March 04, 2015, 7:30PM
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Rediscovered Noir New Yorker cartoonist, Paul Karasik has chosen three great examples of Film Noir that are even better shown on the BIG screen at the MV Film Center– DOUBLE INDEMNITY, IN A LONELY PLACE, and SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS. DOUBLE INDEMNITY seethes with lust and vengeance, featuring Fred MacMurray and the sultry…

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MR. TURNER

2014 | 149 minutes | |
Directed by Mike Leigh

Friday March 06, 2015, 7:30PM
Saturday March 07, 2015 4:00PM
Thursday March 12, 2015, 7:30PM BUY TICKETS

MR. TURNER explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito…

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Classic Film Night: IN A LONELY PLACE

| 1950 | 93 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Nicholas Ray

Wednesday March 11, 2015, 7:30PM
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Rediscovered Noir New Yorker cartoonist, Paul Karasik has chosen three great examples of Film Noir that are even better shown on the BIG screen at the MV Film Center– DOUBLE INDEMNITY, IN A LONELY PLACE, and SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS. IN A LONELY PLACE may feature Humphrey Bogart’s greatest performance. If you…

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STUBBORN/ UNE HISTOIRE AMÉRICAINE

, | 2015 | 85 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Armel Hostiou

Saturday March 14, 2015, 4:00PM
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French and English with English subtitles Artist Barbara (Kate Moran) tires of her (very) brief relationship with Vincent (Vincent Macaigne) and leaves him behind in Paris. But the resolute Vincent follows her to America, determined to win back her affections. Shot in New York in wintertime and featuring daytime soap veteran and…

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OPERA in cinema: Cavalleria and Pagliacci

| 2014 | 170 minutes | |
Enrico Castiglione

Sunday March 15, 2015, 12pm
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Cavalleria Rusticana Adapted from the short story written by Giovanni Verga, Cavalleria Rusticana is a one-act opera considered one of the classics of verismo opera. The opera was composed by Pietro Mascagni, with a libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti, as part of an 1888 competition by Milanese publisher Edoardo Sonzogno. After winning the…

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IN THE COURTYARD/ DANS LA COUR

| 2014 | 97 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Pierre Salvadori

Sunday March 15, 2015, 7:30PM
Saturday March 28, 2015 4:00PM
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French with English subtitles National treasure Catherine Deneuve sinks her teeth into the role of Mathilde, a former social worker inhabiting an upscale apartment with her husband Serge (Féodor Atkine). When slovenly musician Antoine (Gustave Kervern) applies by chance for a caretaker job in their building, Mathilde insists Serge hire him, despite…

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GABY BABY DOLL

| 2014 | 88 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Sophie Letourneur

Saturday March 21, 2015, 4:00PM
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French with English subtitles As the awkward, insecure bubbly Gaby, Lolita Chammah suggests a Gallic Greta Gerwig in one of her not-quite-formed-adult roles. Upon arriving in the country, she’s promptly discarded by her boyfriend, and as solitude is not an option, the companionship-starved Gaby seeks out a replacement. She finds it in…

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HIPPOCRATES/ HIPPOCRATE

| 2014 | 102 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Thomas Lilti

Sunday March 22, 2015, 7:30PM
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French with English subtitles Novice doctor Benjamin (Vincent Lacoste), interning in his father’s ward, makes a rookie mistake that costs a patient his life. The administration quickly covers up his wrongdoing, but the dead man’s wife begins asking questions and Benjamin’s overworked colleagues resent his nepotism. Lilti’s biting dramedy posits that “Hippocratic” and…

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NY Film Critics Premiere: DANNY COLLINS, featuring a simulcast Q&A with Al Pacino afterwards

| 2015 | 106 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Jill Nicholls and Dan Fogelman

Tuesday March 24, 2015, 7:30PM

Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can’t give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40 year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love…

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LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT/LES COMBATTANTS

| 2014 | 98 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Thomas Cailley

Saturday March 28, 2015, 4:00PM
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French with English subtitles A triple winner at last year’s Cannes, where it played in the Directors’ Fortnight, Love at First Fight offers a warm and refreshing coming-of-age story. Easygoing and naïve Arnaud (Kévin Azaïs) plans to spend the summer helping his brother in the family carpentry business. But when he meets Madeleine (Adèle…

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EAT YOUR BONES/ MANGE TES MORTS

| 2014 | 94 minutes | | , , ,
Directed by Jean-Charles Hue

Sunday March 29, 2015, 7:30PM
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French with English subtitles Eighteen-year-old Jason (Jason François), on the verge of baptism, finds his values tested when half-brother Fred (Frédéric Dorkel) returns from a 15-year prison stint anything but rehabilitated. The two, along with a third brother and a cousin, team up to steal a truckload of copper, but they prove…

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OPERA in cinema: L’ELISIR D’AMORE

| 2012 | 130 minutes | |
Rolando Villazón

Sunday April 12, 2015, 12 pm
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Presentation From the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden comes this spectacular production of Gaetano Donizetti’s wonderful L’Elisir d’Amore. Set as a classic Western, this is the second directorial work of Rolando Villazón (following his directorial debut in 2011 with Werther at Opera de Lyon). Villazòn as director and Nemorino — these tidings alone were…

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OPERA in cinema: RIGOLETTO

| 2014 | 129 minutes | |
Stefano Vizioli

Sunday May 10, 2015, 12pm
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Presentation Considered one of Giuseppe Verdi’s greatest accomplishments, Rigoletto continues to enthrall audiences worldwide with its tragic plot and famous arias. One of the most popular arias of all time, “La donna e’ mobile,” is so catchy that prior to Rigoletto’s premiere in Venice of 1851, Verdi swore the tenor to secrecy,…