The Trip to Italy

Now showing
in Woodstock
Moves to

Sept 15 – 18
September 19 
Mon 7:30
Tues 5:30
Wed 7:30
Thurs 7:30
(UK / 2014 / Directed by Michael Winterbottom)
Unrated / 108 mins.
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon return for another highly entertaining round of sumptuous travel in The Trip to Italy, a most welcome sequel to 2010’s The Trip that follows our intrepid armchair gastronomes on a tour of Italy from northern Piemonte to the sun-drenched Amalfi Coast.
Enlisted to chronicle a tour of high-end restaurants and historical sights along the Italian peninsula, Coogan and Brydon find themselves following in the footsteps British poets Percy Shelley and Lord Byron. Much of the pleasure of this latest “Trip” comes from the way Coogan and Brydon interact with their surroundings. And throughout, director Michael Winterbottom nods lovingly to Italy’s rich history as cinematic locale, setting scenes in the street where Humphrey Bogart shot parts of Beat the Devil, the Napoli catacombs visited by Ingrid Bergman in Voyage to Italy, and the cliff-side mansion immortalized by Godard in Contempt. Whetting our palates, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings amid much sparkling banter, riffing on subjects as varied as Batman’s vocal register, the artistic merits of Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill,” and, of course, the virtue of sequels.
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Coming Next...

Love is Strange

Starts Friday
in Woodstock 
Sept 19 – 25
Fri 5:45 8:00
Sat 5:45 8:00
Sun 5:45 8:00
Mon – Thur 7:30 
(USA, France / 2014 / Directed by Ira Sachs)
R / 94 mins. 
After 39 years together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when news of their marriage reaches the Catholic school where George works, he is fired from his longtime job, and the couple can no longer afford their New York City apartment.
As a temporary solution, George moves in with two cops next door, while Ben moves to Brooklyn to live with his nephew, Eliot; Eliot’s wife, Kate; and their teenage son. As Ben and George struggle to secure a new apartment, the pain of living apart and their presence in two foreign households test the resilience and relationships of all involved. Propelled by exquisite performances from John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, and Marisa Tomei, this subtle drama is suffused with gentle humor. From distinguished indie filmmaking veteran Ira Sachs (Keep the Lights On, Forty Shades of Blue), Love Is Strange blends the romance of New York City’s streets and skyline with a delicate Chopin piano score, poignantly capturing a modern day love story. In English and Russian with subtitles. 
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Woodstock Comedy Festival

Sept 19 – 21
Fri Sat Sun Events all over town
SUNDAY Sept 21st FILM SCREENINGS at Upstate Films 132 Tinker St Woodstock
Sunday at 12:30 IRWIN & FRAN and Sunday at 3:00 A NIGHT AT WHIPLASH
Woodstock Comedy Festival is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation with a mission: Comedy for a Cause. Each year our net profits will be donated to our charity partners Polaris Project and Family of Woodstock for the battle against human trafficking and domestic violence. Our second-annual festival is a three-day weekend event (Sept. 19-21) in the little town with a lot to laugh at, with everything from stand-up comedy to sketch comedy, improv to panels, films and more. 
Irwin & Fran Screening September 21st at 12:30 PM
Life with Professor Irwin Corey and his wife Fran. Irwin is 98 years old and is a well known comedian, entertainer and political satirist. Fran is 95 and his wife of 71 years. Dick Gregory summarizes Irwin’s contributions and family friend Susan Sarandon narrates.
*Q&A to follow with Writer/Producer/Director Jordan Stone. 83 Minutes
A Night at Whiplash Screening September 21st at 3:00 PM
Whiplash is a weekly standup show at the UCB Theatre in New York. Every Monday night at 11pm, people have a chance to see some of the best stand ups in the world today performing ten to twenty-minute sets. Hosted by Leo Allen, Whiplash has become one of NYC’s premiere standup shows. Film includes sets from comedians such as Janeane Garafolo and Eugene Mirman. *Q&A to follow with Director/Host Leo Allen, producer Jeremy Levenbach, and producer/DP Vincent Peone. 86 Minutes 
 AFAD6F5C-7B52-4D50-81D8-DF5021871CAE-150x200WCF was founded in 2011 by Chris Collins, a semi-retired psych professor who believes in a good laugh and a good cause. Either that or he had nothing better to do other than enlist the aid of the funniest people around to spread laughter in the town of Woodstock, while gaining some good karma. Chris and his team of modestly attractive producers will make the Woodstock Comedy Festival a good time (for good causes) this year, and for many years to come.
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