The Drop

Coming Sept 12
Fri 4:20 6:50 9:10
Sat 4:20 6:50 9:10
Sun 3:20 5:50 8:10
Mon & Tues 5:50 8:10
Wed 3:20 5:50 8:10
Thurs 5:50 8:10
(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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Mother Joan of the Angels – from Masterpieces of Polish Cinema

Sept 14 Rhinebeck
Sunday 8:15
(Poland/1960/dir by Jerzy Kawalerowicz)
ur/ 111 mins
Young, virtuous exorcist Father Suryn is assigned a difficult task: he must investigate a case of demonic possession after a local priest is burnt for tempting the nuns of a convent.
Arriving at the nunnery, he meets its abbess, Mother Joan, thus embarking a struggle against the forces of darkness to save her soul. Inevitably the priest must choose between sacrificing his own purity and saving the convent from evil. A visually sophisticated film, Mother Joan of the Angels is a study of faith, sin and redemption. 1961 Cannes Film Festival – Jury Special Prize – winner, Palme d’Or – nominated.
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Now showing
in Rhinebeck
Sept 12 – 18
Fri 4:30 7:00
Sat 4:30 9:15
Sun 3:30
Mon 8:15

Tues 8:15
Wed 3:30 6:00
Thur 6:00 
(Ireland / 2014 / Directed by 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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Magic in the Moonlight

Now showing
in Rhinebeck 
Sept 12-18
Fri  9:15
Sat 7:00 
Sun 6:00
Mon 6:00
Tues 6:00
Wed 8:15

Thurs 8:15

(USA / 2014 / Directed by Woody Allen)
PG-13 / 100 mins. 
Fresh off of an Oscar nomination for Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen returns with a sun-soaked romance set in 1920s France, about a beguiling spiritualist and the man hired to debunk her.
Against a backdrop of wealthy mansions, gorgeous Mediterranean vistas, and fashionable jazz joints, Sophie (Emma Stone) works as a medium for a rich family. When an Englishman (Colin Firth) is brought in to convince her employers of her fraudulent nature, he becomes increasingly puzzled by the accuracy of her soothsaying and impressed by her trickery. As his cynicism is challenged, he gradually falls for the young woman and a series of personal and professional complications ensue. With a stellar cast including Eileen Atkins, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, and Jacki Weaver, Magic in the Moonlight is a terrific ensemble comedy from one of the true masters of cinema.
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