Far From the Madding Crowd

Now showing
in Rhinebeck
May 22 – 28
Fri 3:45 6:30 9:00
Sat 3:45 6:30 9:00
Sun 2:45 5:30 8:00
Mon 5:30 8:00
Tues 5:30 8:00
Wed 2:45 5:30 8:00
Thur 5:30 8:00
(UK, US / 2015 / Directed by Thomas Vinterberg)
PG-13 / 119 mins. 
Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD is the story of Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), a resilient young woman who comes into property in Victorian England’s West Country.
Desiring to maintain her independence in a patriarchal world, Bathsheba sees no reason to settle down with a man she doesn’t truly love. Yet her willfulness is fetching, and Bathsheba captivates the hearts of three suitors — Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a neighboring sheep farmer; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. Directed by Thomas Vinterberg (THE CELEBRATION, THE HUNT), the film is a calm and stately rendition of Hardy’s timeless story. Relying mostly on natural light and spacious widescreen frames to capture Dorset in all its rugged, forbidding beauty, Vinterberg evokes the sense of a hard-working society where function trumps lavishness and where human passions must often be bottled-up to protect social order.
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Dior and I

Now showing
in Rhinebeck 
May 22 – 28
Fri 6:45 9:10
Sat 4:00 9:10
Sun 3:00 5:45
Mon-Tue 5:45
Wed 3:00 8:10
Thur 8:10 
(France / 2014 / Written and Directed by Frédéric Tcheng)
Unrated / 90 mins. 
Frédéric Tcheng’s solo directorial debut brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director-a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators.
Melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision. (C) Official Site.
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Merchants of Doubt

Now showing
in Rhinebeck 
May 22 – 28
Fri 4:00
Sat 6:45
Sun 8:10
Mon-Tue 8:10
Wed-Thu 5:45 
(US / 2014 / Directed by Robert Kenner)
PG-13/ 96 mins.
Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin.
It’s rare these days for someone to say something like “there’s no evidence pesticides are harming us” as they once did, and that’s where the concept of “merchanting doubt” comes in. Today, it’s more common to say “the jury is out” or “we need more study.” By seeding public discourse in such ways, pundits-for-hire can help stall government action due to “lack of consensus.” In Merchants of Doubt, filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver tongued pundits, who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities, yet who have the contrary aim of spreading confusion about well-studied public threats — ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change. What the film makes clearest is that these issues shouldn’t be political, but the strategy works with almost maddening perfection in America’s hyper-partisan, spin-addicted 24-7 news cycle.
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