Mr. Turner

 

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Now showing
in Rhinebeck
 
Mar 6 – 12  
Fri 4:45 8:00
Sat 4:45 8:00
Sun 4:45 8:00
Mon 7:30
Tues 7:30
Weds 3:45 7:3
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(UK/2014/Writer/Dir Mike Leigh)
R / 2 hours 29 mins
* Four Academy Award Nominations: Best Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, Original Score 
Mike Leigh who’s given us some amazing films about contemporary life – SECRETS & LIES, NAKED, LIFE IS SWEET – as well as some captivating period dramas (TOPSY TURVY, VERA DRAKE) here, with Dick Pope, his director of photography, takes us back to the nineteenth century and the last twenty five years of the celebrated, groundbreaking, difficult painter JMW Turner (1775-1851). 
Sad and joyful, ‘Mr Turner’ offers a wonderfully rich tapestry of experience and digs deeply into a complicated, contradictory life. Timothy Spall won Best Actor at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for his performance as the great if eccentric British painter. 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 in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.
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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Starts Friday
in Rhinebeck 
 
March 6 – 12
Fri 3:00 5:40 8:10
Sat 2:00 4:15 6:50 9:20
Sun 3:00 5:40 8:10
Mon 5:40 8:10
Tues 5:40 8:10
Wed 3:00 5:40 8:10
Thur 5:40 8:10
 
 (UK/2015/John Madden)
PG / 122 mins
It’s been a few years since we last met up with the folks who retired to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, and it’s time to catch up.
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself. (c) Fox Searchlight
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She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

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Rhinebeck:
March 7 Sat 1:30
Woodstock:
March 8 Sun 1:30
(US / 2014 / Directed by Mary Dore)
Unrated / 92 mins. 
In Person: Sat March 7 (Rhinebeck) 1:30 show with Nancy Kennedy editor/co-producer, and Sun March 8 (Woodstock) 1:30 show with Sheila Isenberg (NY Radical Feminists) and Carol Hanisch (NY Radical Women – Redstockings)
SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971.
Taking us from the founding of NOW — with ladies in hats and gloves — to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation, the film recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality and in the process created a world-wide revolution. Instead of romanticizing the early movement, SHE’S BEAUTIFUL dramatizes its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory. Still resonating today for women who are facing new challenges around reproductive rights and sexual violence, the film shows present-day activists creating their generation’s own version of feminism and inspires women and men to work for feminism and human rights. Unrated / 92 mins. 
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