Eye in the Sky

7:15 pm | R | 1 hour, 42 minutes | Drama, Thriller, War

Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Eye in the Sky

7:15 pm | R | 1 hour, 42 minutes | Drama, Thriller, War

Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Dance Film Sundays: Ballet Russes from the Paris Opera Ballet

3:00 pm | $12/$10 members/$6 children | 1 hr 58 min | Documentary, History, Music

“Astonish me!” the great Diaghilev would exclaim. And you will be astonished when you see this tribute to his legacy in the HD presentation of the Paris Opera Ballet, in “Ballets Russes.” It is a mixed bill program featuring all-time favorites which are now rarely seen: “Le Spectre de la Rose,” “Afternoon of a Faun,” “Petrushka,” and “The Three Cornered Hat,” four essential works in a breathtaking afternoon that brings together the artistic elite of the early 20th Century – choreographers, painters and composers. The list of “creatives” is irresistible: Debussy, Stravinsky, Falla, Picasso, Bakst, Massine, Nijinsky, and Fokine.

A Sound Meditation and Live SKYPE Q&A with Tom Kenyon

7:15 pm | Free Admission
Sponsored by the Rondout Valley Holistic Health Community

Join us for a sound meditation by Tom Kenyon, tomkenyon.com, one of the most respected sound healers in the world today, followed by a LIve Skype Q & A with Tom.

We will be listening to Tom’s Golden Orb Meditation. This remarkable meditation is a vehicle through which you may enter into a very subtle and profound healing experience with the Tao. The meditation creates the decent of most subtle chi in the form of a Golden Orb and then circulates its nourishing and healing chi throughout the body. When the vitality of our subtle bodies and organs are elevated, life takes on a refined and beautiful quality. The Golden Orb is a deeply nourishing form of chi that would normally be reserved within the elite Inner Circles of Taoist practitioners and not shared with the public. Tom believes this form of alchemy is so beneficial that it should be made available to everyone.

Bring your questions about Tom’s work and the effects of sound on mind, body and spirit to share with Tom during the Live Skype Q & A.

Sponsored by the Rondout Valley Holistic Health Community, RVHHC.org, the Morty and Gloria Wolosoff Foundation and the Rosendale Theatre Collective

Dough

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | | 1 hour, 34 minutes | Comedy, Drama

An old Jewish baker struggles to keep his business afloat until his young Muslim apprentice drops cannabis in the dough and sends sales sky high.

Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean, Game of Thrones) and Pauline Collins (Shirley Valentine) star in this hilarious new comedy that shows you don’t have to be baked to make some Dough!

An old Jewish baker (Pryce) takes on a young Muslim apprentice (Jerome Holder) to save his failing London kosher bakery. When his apprentice’s marijuana stash accidentally falls in the mixing dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves! Dough is a warmhearted and humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places.

Dough

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 34 minutes | Comedy, Drama

An old Jewish baker struggles to keep his business afloat until his young Muslim apprentice drops cannabis in the dough and sends sales sky high.

Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean, Game of Thrones) and Pauline Collins (Shirley Valentine) star in this hilarious new comedy that shows you don’t have to be baked to make some Dough!

An old Jewish baker (Pryce) takes on a young Muslim apprentice (Jerome Holder) to save his failing London kosher bakery. When his apprentice’s marijuana stash accidentally falls in the mixing dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves! Dough is a warmhearted and humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places.

Dough

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 34 minutes | Comedy, Drama

An old Jewish baker struggles to keep his business afloat until his young Muslim apprentice drops cannabis in the dough and sends sales sky high.

Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean, Game of Thrones) and Pauline Collins (Shirley Valentine) star in this hilarious new comedy that shows you don’t have to be baked to make some Dough!

An old Jewish baker (Pryce) takes on a young Muslim apprentice (Jerome Holder) to save his failing London kosher bakery. When his apprentice’s marijuana stash accidentally falls in the mixing dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves! Dough is a warmhearted and humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places.

International Jazz Day Concert for Families in Rosendale

11:00 am | $5/$3 kids

International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz. Each year on April 30, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights promoting freedom of expression and reinforcing the role of youth in enacting social change. International Jazz Day will be celebrated here in the Hudson Valley at The Rosendale Theatre on Saturday, April 30th at 11 AM with a concert for families presented by the Hudson Valley Youth Orchestra (HVYZO) and Youth Arts @ The Rosendale Theatre..

The HVYJO will weave a musical tale telling the of the story of Jazz. From its birthplace in New Orleans to its adolescence in New York. From the swing feel of the great Duke Ellington and Count Basie to the Latin feel of Tito Puente. The concert will be co-directed by Dan Shaut and Bob Shaut and will feature clinicians and students of the Hudson Valley Youth Jazz Orchestra. “Jazz demands a performer to be a creator, a collaborator, a storyteller and an artist. At its best Jazz tells an American story – with swing in our toes, and blues in the heart, it tells the story of the American people; democratic, determined and innovative. HVYJO’s goal is to continue that story” shares Dan Shaut, Director of HVYJO.

“I was present at a sunrise concert in Congo Square in New Orleans at the first International Jazz Day Concert on April 30th, 2012. It was thrilling and I have always dreamed of bringing a program to Rosendale. Youth Arts @ The Rosendale Theatre is proud to help create a program for families to celebrate and learn about the amazing art form of jazz ” Said Carrie Wykoff, Director of Youth Arts @ the Rosendale Theatre.

The HVYJO will be returning to the Rosendale Theatre August 1-5, 2016 to host a week-long summer jazz immersion program for students interested in performing and learning about jazz. Students will study with some of the top jazz musicians in the Hudson Valley and NYC area during rehearsals, master-classes, sectionals and performances. The week culminates with a performance featuring guest artist, Terell Stafford on Friday, August 5 at 5:15 pm at the Rosendale Theatre. For more information about the summer program please go to http://www.shautjazz.com/#!hvyjo/c1ph7.

The International Jazz Day for Families concert will be taking place at The Rosendale Theatre on Saturday, April 30th at 11 AM. Tickets are $3.00 for children and $5.00 for adults. The concert is being generously sponsored by Stewarts and Jazz FM. For more information go to: rosendaletheatre.dreamhosters.com. ;

Red Lines

7:15 pm | Admission by donation | 1 hr 39 min | Documentary, Drama, News

Amnesty International Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter holds their 5th Annual Human Rights Film showing at Rosendale Theater

The Mid-Hudson Valley Amnesty USA Chapter is showing the movie “Red Lines,” winner of eight international film festival awards at Rosendale Theater (408 Main St, Rosendale, NY 12472) on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:15pm. This represents the Amnesty Chapter’s 5th Annual Human Rights Film event at the community owned theater. The documentary “Red Lines” is the riveting story of Razan and Mouaz, as news from the Middle East worsens daily into a nightmare scenario. The story is one presciently foretold in 2012 as these two young, unlikely Syrian activists launch a radical plan for bringing democracy to their country, besieged by the brutal Bashar al-Assad regime. Under threat of death and armed only with the Internet, they organize when no one else will.

Girl Rising

Presented by the Human Rights Youth Interns of the Mid-Hudson Valley United Nations Association
3:00 pm | $5 | PG-13 | 1 hr 41 min | Documentary

A special screening of the film Girl Rising (PG-13) by Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins seeks to bring attention to gender inequity in education in the developing world and foster conversations among high school and college students especially. There will
be a discussion following the film.

Girl Rising journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls’ remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.

National Theatre from London: As You Like It

HAPPY EASTER! | 3:00 pm | $12/$10 members | 2 hrs 40 mins

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.

With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden.

There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

Hail, Ceaser

PG-13 | 1h 46min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Four-time Oscar (R)-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

Embrace of the Serpent

7:15 pm | 2 hours, 5 minutes | NR | Adventure, Drama, History | LANGUAGE: Spanish/Portuguese/German/Latin/Catalan with English Subtitles

El abrazo de la serpiente (original title)

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Hello, My Name is Doris

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 35 minutes | R | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When Doris Miller meets John Fremont, her company’s hip new art director, sparks fly-at least for Doris. In the cluttered house she shared with her late mother, Doris mines the Internet for information on her one-and-only, guided by the 13-year-old granddaughter of her best pal Roz. When Doris begins showing up at John’s regular haunts, she wins over his Williamsburg friends. Her new life brings Doris a thrilling perspective, but also creates a rift between her and her longtime friends and family, who believe she’s making a fool of herself over a guy half her age. Eager for all the experiences she has missed out on, Doris throws caution to the wind and follows her heart for the very first time.

Hello, My Name is Doris

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 35 minutes | R | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When Doris Miller meets John Fremont, her company’s hip new art director, sparks fly-at least for Doris. In the cluttered house she shared with her late mother, Doris mines the Internet for information on her one-and-only, guided by the 13-year-old granddaughter of her best pal Roz. When Doris begins showing up at John’s regular haunts, she wins over his Williamsburg friends. Her new life brings Doris a thrilling perspective, but also creates a rift between her and her longtime friends and family, who believe she’s making a fool of herself over a guy half her age. Eager for all the experiences she has missed out on, Doris throws caution to the wind and follows her heart for the very first time.

Hello, My Name is Doris

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 35 minutes | R | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When Doris Miller meets John Fremont, her company’s hip new art director, sparks fly-at least for Doris. In the cluttered house she shared with her late mother, Doris mines the Internet for information on her one-and-only, guided by the 13-year-old granddaughter of her best pal Roz. When Doris begins showing up at John’s regular haunts, she wins over his Williamsburg friends. Her new life brings Doris a thrilling perspective, but also creates a rift between her and her longtime friends and family, who believe she’s making a fool of herself over a guy half her age. Eager for all the experiences she has missed out on, Doris throws caution to the wind and follows her heart for the very first time.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 51 minutes | R | Drama, Comedy

SNL alumni Tina Fey steps into the well worn shoes of journalist Kim Barker in Paramount Pictures’ adaptation of Barker’s memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which details her years as a reporter in Pakistan and Afghanistan beginning in 2002.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 51 minutes | R | Drama, Comedy

SNL alumni Tina Fey steps into the well worn shoes of journalist Kim Barker in Paramount Pictures’ adaptation of Barker’s memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which details her years as a reporter in Pakistan and Afghanistan beginning in 2002.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 51 minutes | R | Drama, Comedy

SNL alumni Tina Fey steps into the well worn shoes of journalist Kim Barker in Paramount Pictures’ adaptation of Barker’s memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which details her years as a reporter in Pakistan and Afghanistan beginning in 2002.

Juliette of the Herbs

4:00 pm | $7/$5 members | (1998) | Documentary, Biography, History | 1 hr 15 min

Saturday afternoon’s screening will include a Q&A from from filmmaker Tish Streeten and Wise Woman herbalist and Wolf Clan Teacher, White Feather.

Juliette of the Herbs is a beautifully filmed lyrical portrait of the life and work of Juliette de Bairacli Levy: herbalist, author, breeder of Afghan hounds, friend of the Roma, traveller in search of herbal wisdom and pioneer of holistic veterinary medicine. For more than 70 years Juliette lived with the Roma, nomads and peasants of the world, learning the healing arts from these people who live close to nature, and learning from nature herself.

Filmed on location in Greece, Spain, France, Portugal, Switzerland, England and America, and interwoven with Juliette’s vast collection of archival photographs, together with scenes of Romani dancing and Bedouins with their herds, Juliette’s life story is as colorful and exciting as her tremendous wealth of herbal knowledge. Juliette of the Herbs is an inspiring portrait of a remarkable woman.

Juliette of the Herbs

9:30 pm | $7/$5 members | (1998) | Documentary, Biography, History | 1 hr 15 min

Friday, April 15 9:30 pm: Friday night will feature a Q&A with the filmmaker Tish Streeten and International Herbal Teacher and Author, Susun Weed.

Also screening Saturday, April 16, 4:00 pm: Saturday afternoon’s screening will include a Q&A from from filmmaker Tish Streeten and Wise Woman herbalist and Wolf Clan Teacher, White Feather.

Juliette of the Herbs is a beautifully filmed lyrical portrait of the life and work of Juliette de Bairacli Levy: herbalist, author, breeder of Afghan hounds, friend of the Roma, traveller in search of herbal wisdom and pioneer of holistic veterinary medicine. For more than 70 years Juliette lived with the Roma, nomads and peasants of the world, learning the healing arts from these people who live close to nature, and learning from nature herself.

Filmed on location in Greece, Spain, France, Portugal, Switzerland, England and America, and interwoven with Juliette’s vast collection of archival photographs, together with scenes of Romani dancing and Bedouins with their herds, Juliette’s life story is as colorful and exciting as her tremendous wealth of herbal knowledge. Juliette of the Herbs is an inspiring portrait of a remarkable woman.

Youth Arts Savannah Stories: Music, Storytelling and Performing Arts

5:00 pm | $10/$5 children

Savannah Stories is the culmination of the week long Youth Performing Arts intensive. Savannah Stories is a new musical with book, lyrics and music by Hudson Valley music luminary Debbie Lan and featuring a performance by Carol Caru Thompson, a Shekere master, percussionist and story teller.

Based on a selection of African Folktales, the story is set in the Savannah grasslands of Northern South Africa.

The story centers around Bushfowl, who tragically loses her eggs and nest in an accident and so cannot sing her daily Waking Song which calls to Sun to bring on the new day. Touched by her predicament, her animal friends set out to decide how to help Bushfowl and bring back Sun.

Opening the evening’s performance is special guest artist, Carol Caru Thompson, a shekere master. The shekere is a West African instrument consisting of a dried gourd covered with beads woven into a net. “Caru” is a beloved percussionist and storyteller who will be sharing songs and stories from Africa.

This premier of Savannah Stories is a production of Youth Arts @ The Rosendale Theatre, a new committee whose mission is to “Educate, Celebrate, and Collaborate!” The performers are local, youth participants in the week-long performing arts intensive facilitated by Carrie Wykoff, Debbie Lan and Carol Caru Thompson.

Dance Film: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

7:15 pm | 1 hr 32 min | $15/$13 members/$6 children 12 and under

“ Amen!” Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in the internationally beloved “Revelations,” served-up with “Chroma” (Wayne McGregor), “Grace,” (Ronald K. Brown), and “Takademe” (Robert Battle), is coming to Rosendale Theatre in their newly released HD presentation to be screened for the first time in the Hudson Valley. This electrifying show, shot with 5 cameras and thrillingly edited, was captured in June 2015 at David H. Koch Theater, New York City for Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.

The film opens with Wayne McGregor’s sumptuous “Chroma,” set to a score by Joby Talbot with orchestrations of songs by The White Stripes; it is a contemporary ballet full of sensory surprises, sumptuous movement, rock music played by an orchestra, and a luminous set by minimalist architect John Pawson. Next on the bill is one of the most popular works in the Ailey repertory: “Grace,” choreographed by Ron K. Brown, a powerful meeting of modern and West African dance with a soundtrack by Duke Ellington, Roy Davis and Fela Kuti which spellbindingly depicts individuals on a journey to the Promised Land. Ailey’s Artistic Director Robert Battle gives a very interesting interview; and then you will see his “Takademe” which mixes humor and high-flying movement in a savvy deconstruction of Indian Kathak dance rhythms. The presentation closes with an iconic masterpiece of American dance, Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations,” described by The New York Times as “one of the great works of the human spirit.” This stunning, soulful tour de force draws on African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues. It is a very popular program performed by one of America’s most popular dance ensembles. – See more at: http://www.greatamericandance.com/AlvinAiley/#sthash.cO1lupnG.dpuf Recognized by U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled first performance in March 1958 that changed forever the perception of American dance. The Ailey company has since been seen by an estimated 25 million people in 71 countries on six continents, as well as millions more on television, at cinemas, and online. Dance Film Sundays, a series which started in June 2010 under the auspices of the Rosendale Theatre Collective, are held on the 2nd Sunday of every month at Rosendale Theatre.

Dance Film Sundays: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

3:00 pm | 1 hr 32 min | $15/$13 members/$6 children 12 and under
This film will also screen on Wednesday evening, April 13 at 7:15 pm

“ Amen!” Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in the internationally beloved “Revelations,” served-up with “Chroma” (Wayne McGregor), “Grace,” (Ronald K. Brown), and “Takademe” (Robert Battle), is coming to Rosendale Theatre in their newly released HD presentation to be screened for the first time in the Hudson Valley. This electrifying show, shot with 5 cameras and thrillingly edited, was captured in June 2015 at David H. Koch Theater, New York City for Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance.

The film opens with Wayne McGregor’s sumptuous “Chroma,” set to a score by Joby Talbot with orchestrations of songs by The White Stripes; it is a contemporary ballet full of sensory surprises, sumptuous movement, rock music played by an orchestra, and a luminous set by minimalist architect John Pawson. Next on the bill is one of the most popular works in the Ailey repertory: “Grace,” choreographed by Ron K. Brown, a powerful meeting of modern and West African dance with a soundtrack by Duke Ellington, Roy Davis and Fela Kuti which spellbindingly depicts individuals on a journey to the Promised Land. Ailey’s Artistic Director Robert Battle gives a very interesting interview; and then you will see his “Takademe” which mixes humor and high-flying movement in a savvy deconstruction of Indian Kathak dance rhythms. The presentation closes with an iconic masterpiece of American dance, Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations,” described by The New York Times as “one of the great works of the human spirit.” This stunning, soulful tour de force draws on African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues. It is a very popular program performed by one of America’s most popular dance ensembles. – See more at: http://www.greatamericandance.com/AlvinAiley/#sthash.cO1lupnG.dpuf Recognized by U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled first performance in March 1958 that changed forever the perception of American dance. The Ailey company has since been seen by an estimated 25 million people in 71 countries on six continents, as well as millions more on television, at cinemas, and online. Dance Film Sundays, a series which started in June 2010 under the auspices of the Rosendale Theatre Collective, are held on the 2nd Sunday of every month at Rosendale Theatre.

Ornette: Made in America

7:15 | 1 hour, 15 minutes | Documentary, Music | (1985)
Tuesday March 8: live skype with Denardo Coleman
Wednesday March 9: we would like to wish Ornette a Happy Birthday (March 9, 1930 – June 11, 2015)

Ornette: Made In America captures Ornette’s evolution over three decades. Returning home to Fort Worth, Texas in 1983 as a famed performer and composer, documentary footage, dramatic scenes, and some of the first music video-style segments ever made, chronicle his boyhood in segregated Texas and his subsequent emergence as an American cultural pioneer and world-class icon. Among those who contribute to the film include William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Buckminster Fuller, Don Cherry, Yoko Ono, Charlie Haden, Robert Palmer, Jayne Cortez and John Rockwell.

The innovative techniques that director Shirley Clarke and producer Kathelin Hoffman employed in this film very closely parallel the music of the man who is its subject. Clarke defied traditional documentary formats to reveal Ornette’s extraordinary vision through her equally extraordinary filmmaking artistry.

Critically acclaimed when it released in 1985, the film is even more significant today, as Coleman’s influence has increased, while Clarke and Hoffman’s interpretation of his life and times remain as fresh and exciting as ever.

The film focuses on the struggles and triumphs of Ornette Coleman’s life as well as on the inspired intelligence that spawned his creativity and ensured his success. Clarke’s footage includes Ornette in conversation with family and friends; excerpts of interviews, riffs and travels, along with footage of his performances—in his hometown of Fort Worth, TX, in New York, in Morocco and beyond—presents the most comprehensive record of his career available.

The Sholem Aleichem Variety Show

7:30 pm | $15
Advance tickets at:
http://bpt.me/2514028 or call (845) 626-2427

When the beloved Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem —creator of the book and characters on which Fiddler on the Roof is based —died 100 years ago, his last will and testament asked for his fans to honor his memory with annual readings of his works, in whatever language.

Jewish Currents magazine fulfilled that request at the Rosendale Cinema four years ago and sold out the place.

Our new edition of the Sholem Aleichem Variety Show comes bacl to Rosendale on Tuesday, April 12th, for an evening of music, performance, storytelling, video, and great Jewish jokes — including rapid-fire Jewish cabaret songs by Daniel Cainer, and readings and skits by Mikhail Horowitz (with Gilles Malkine), Ann Citron, and Lawrence Bush. The evening will include of course, works by the master, Sholem Aleichem.

There will be noodle kugel and tea instead of popcorn and soda (unless you want both), a free gift to everyone who attends, and an uproarious time. Bring your hanky.

Where to Invade Next

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 2 hours | R | Documentary

This is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Moore, playing the role of “invader,” visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects. The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine is back with this hilarious and eye-opening call to arms. Turns out the solutions to America’s most entrenched problems already existed in the world – they’re just waiting to be co-opted.

Where to Invade Next

7:15 pm | 2 hours | R | Documentary

This is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Moore, playing the role of “invader,” visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects. The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine is back with this hilarious and eye-opening call to arms. Turns out the solutions to America’s most entrenched problems already existed in the world – they’re just waiting to be co-opted.

Where to Invade Next

7:15 pm | 2 hours | R | Documentary

This is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Moore, playing the role of “invader,” visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects. The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine is back with this hilarious and eye-opening call to arms. Turns out the solutions to America’s most entrenched problems already existed in the world – they’re just waiting to be co-opted.

Comedy Showcase Night

9:30 pm | $10 | Rated R

Come out to Rosendale Theatre for its monthly Comedy Showcase! This month, we will be featuring some great local and out of town comedy talents. Henry Liu is your host for the evening.

Performing this month are:

-Dan DiMarino: Headliner for the evening. On the Cousin Joe Show and Laugh It Up Comedy Club.
-Jen Saracino: Kingston BSP and Levity Live
-Keith Black: WOW Comedy in Jersey City and Zach and Joe Show
-Ross Scanio: Co-host of Creekside Pub and Laugh It Up Comedy Club
-Jeff Sklar: Comedy Cabaret North Philadelphia and Helium Comedy Club Philadelphia

Mustang

7:15 pm | $7/$5 members | Turkish with English subtitles

Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls’ family. The family overreacts, removing all “instruments of corruption,” like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives in Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s debut, a powerful portrait of female empowerment.

Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film – 2016 Academy Awards
Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival 2015 Directors’ Fortnight
Special Presentation – Toronto International Film Festival 2015
Winner – Heart of Sarajevo Award, Sarajevo Film Festival 2015
Winner – Europa Cinemas Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2015
Winner – Audience Award, Chicago International Film Festival 2015
Winner – Best First Film Award, Philadelphia Film Festival 2015

WORLD PREMIERE! DEAR PRESIDENT OBAMA, The Clean Energy Revolution Is Now

7:15 pm | $7/$5 members | 1 hr 50 min
Q&A with Writer/Director Jon Bowermaster after the screening

Filmmakers and journalists have been working on the film for nearly three years, filming in more than twenty states and conducting more than 120 interviews. Narrated by actor and activist Mark Ruffalo, the film is a direct appeal to President Obama as he shapes his environmental legacy, but it is also a very loud shout-out to every elected official in the country to carefully consider the growing evidence that proves that leaving fossil fuels in the ground is the only reasonable energy path forward.

Since 2008, under President Obama’s watch, the drilling and fracking industries have boomed across the United States. Today more than twenty million people live within a mile of at least one oil or gas well. Pro-drillers contended this rush would create a newfound “energy independence” in the U.S. In fact, as oil and gas prices have plummeted in the past year forcing industry to shut down rigs and lay off workers, in fact all the boom did was slow progress towards investing in new renewable energy sources.

The film takes a cross-country look at drilling, highlighting its variety of contaminations, the stories of its victims, the false promise of an economic boom, with a focus on clean energy solutions that would allow us to proceed towards a future that does not rely on yet another dirty fossil fuel extraction process. Interviews with scientists, economists, health professionals, geologists and whistle-blowers provide the core information we think will convince the current President and those that will follow to join the “anti-drilling” majority growing across the United States and call for fossil fuels to be left where they belong, in the ground.

An Oceans 8 Film, Written and Directed by Jon Bowermaster and Narrated by Mark Ruffalo.
http://www.dearpresidentobama.com/

Nasty Drew & That Harder Boy: The Mystery of the Family Jewels

9:30 pm | $20 | Burlesque and Drag Live theater

Tickets: http://www.biggayhudsonvalley.com/nasty-drew-that-harder-boy-the-mystery-of-the-family-jewels-rosendale/

Great jumping catfish! Someone has snatched Lady Dubois’ cherished family jewels! Never fear, stripper sleuths Nasty Drew and That Harder Boy are on the case. Watch as they hunt for clues, ward off menacing suspects and loosen up a few buttons of their own on their search to find the dastardly diamond deviant.

Presented by Big Gay Hudson Valley and GayHudson.com, Nasty Drew & That Harder Boy: The Mystery of the Family Jewels is written and produced by Chris Harder the star of BGHV’s annual burlesque cabaret, HUNG With Care. This queer and campy “whodunit” play features some of NYC’s hottest names in burlesque, drag and circus performance.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

2:00 pm matinee | $15/$12 members | PG13

Advanced ticket sales begin March 1, 2016.
General Admission $15.00 ($16.52 w/service fee) Members $12.00 ($13.41 w/service fee) Click here to buy your tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2511260

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a play written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield that parodies the plays of William Shakespeare with all of them being performed (in comically shortened or amalgamated form) by only four actors. Typically, the actors use their real names and play themselves rather than certain characters. The fourth wall is nonexistent in the performance with the actors speaking directly to the audience during much of the play, and some scenes involve audience participation. The director and stage crew may also be directly involved in the performance and become characters themselves. Directed by Christine Crawfis, with Jeffery Battersby, Michael Frohnhoefer, Brian Mathews, and Rick Meyer.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

8:00 pm | $15/$12 members | PG13

Advanced ticket sales begin March 1, 2016.
General Admission $15.00 ($16.52 w/service fee) Members $12.00 ($13.41 w/service fee) Click here to buy your tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2511260

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a play written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield that parodies the plays of William Shakespeare with all of them being performed (in comically shortened or amalgamated form) by only four actors. Typically, the actors use their real names and play themselves rather than certain characters. The fourth wall is nonexistent in the performance with the actors speaking directly to the audience during much of the play, and some scenes involve audience participation. The director and stage crew may also be directly involved in the performance and become characters themselves. Directed by Christine Crawfis, with Jeffery Battersby, Michael Frohnhoefer, Brian Mathews, and Rick Meyer.

The Amazing Nina Simone

7:15 pm | 1 hr 50 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Skype Q&A with the Writer, Producer and Director Jeff L. Lieberman Wednesday, 2/17 after the film

Much beloved and often misunderstood, the story of Americaʼs most overlooked musical genius is finally brought to light in “The Amazing Nina Simone.” Director Jeff L. Lieberman (”Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria”) brings audiences on Nina’s journey from the segregated South, through the worlds of classical music, jazz joints & international concert halls. Navigating through the twists & turns of the 1960’s fight for racial equality, the film delves deep into Nina’s artistry and intentions, answering long-held questions behind Ninaʼs most beloved songs, bold style, controversial statements, and the reason she left America.

Hail, Ceaser

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | PG-13 | 1h 46min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Four-time Oscar (R)-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

Hail, Ceaser

PG-13 | 1h 46min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Four-time Oscar (R)-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

Hail, Ceaser

PG-13 | 1h 46min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Four-time Oscar (R)-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

Requiem for the American Dream

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 13 minutes | Documentary, Biography, News

REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time – the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality – tracing a half- century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority – while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation. Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time – the death of the middle class, and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, REQUIEM is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future.

Dance Film Sundays Presents: Bolshoi Ballet in John Neumeier’s Emotion Packed “Lady of the Camellias”

3:00 pm | $12/$10 members/$6 children

A tragic story of life in the Nineteenth Century Parisian demi-monde, captured by Alexandre Dumas’ tragic novel, is re-imagined in an acclaimed production directed and choreographed by John Neumeier for the Bolshoi Ballet in “The Lady of the Camellias” captured on HD. An assemblage of Chopin’s nocturnes and sonatas, the score is emotionally driving and tender and the production is a masterful choreographic examination of the human psyche with themes of forbidden love, heart-break, and death all in three acts and a prologue. Running time 3 hours and 5 minutes. Ukrainian dancer Edvin Revazov (a guest artist from Hamburg Ballet) portrays Armand Duval, a young man from the bourgeois class, who has fallen madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, danced by Svetlana Zakharova, a gorgeous courtesan celebrated by Parisian high society and nick-named the Lady of the Camellias because she wears a white camellia when she is available to her lover(s) and a red one when her delicate condition precludes making love. As a way of showing the sordid side of the demi-monde Neumeier weaves the story-within-a story of “Manon Lescaut,” danced by Anna Tikhomirova as Manon and Semyon Chudin as Des Grieux. John Neumeier, born in Wisconsin in 1942, has made his career largely outside of the United States first as a dancer and house choreographer for the Stuttgart Ballet, then as Director of Ballett Frankfurt, where he soon caused a sensation due to his new interpretations of such well-known ballets as The Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet. In 1973, he joined The Hamburg Ballet as Director and Chief Choreographer and, under his direction, The Hamburg Ballet became one of the leading ballet companies in Germany. His ballets are in the repertoire of ballet companies world-wide.

Justice! Find Your Voice

4:00 pm | Suggested Donation: $5 children/$10 Adults (proceeds to benefit the Center for Creative Education and Youth Arts @ The Rosendale Theatre). This program is sponsored by Sara McGinty Law. 415 Main Street Rosendale, NY.

The Center for Creative Education (CCE) and Youth Arts @ The Rosendale Theatre proudly premieres a new work, “Justice – Find Your Voice” in honor of Black History Month. The show, a multimedia presentation featuring music, images and dance, has been created by CCE’s new touring performance team A.C.E. – Arts Commando Ensemble and features performers from the award winning Energy Dance Company, the Percussion Orchestra of Kingston (POOK) and SOL! (Sing Out Loud) under the direction of Bryant “Drew” Andrews, CCE Director.

The Revenant

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | R | 2 hr 36 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. THE REVENANT is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker, Academy Award (R) winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel).

The Revenant

7:15 pm | R | 2 hr 36 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. THE REVENANT is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker, Academy Award (R) winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel).

The Revenant

7:15 pm | R | 2 hr 36 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. THE REVENANT is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker, Academy Award (R) winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel).

Sunday Silents Presents – The Golem: How we came into the World

3:00 pm, $7/$5 members

The 1920 film The Golem: How He Came Into the World, will be shown at the Rosendale Theatre Sunday, March 6th, at 3:00 PM as part of the Sunday Silents series. Rabbi Zoe B. Zak of Temple Israel, Catskill, will introduce the film. As for all the silent films in Rosendale’s series, The Golem will be accompanied by the piano virtuosity of Marta Waterman.

The Golem, based on Jewish folklore, is a tolerance film that studies in depth the relationship between Jews and Christians in medieval Prague. It was written, co-directed by, and stars Paul Wegener, an early German filmmaker. To his credit, Wegener refuses to impose stereotypes on either Jews or Christians, and creates individual characters and using mass characterizations only to highlight the themes of the film.

The use of Expressionist scenery and artistic lighting takes advantage of the best tools of silent cinema. The cinematography of this film is said to represent the best of German Expressionism. Sometimes characterized as a “horror” film, The Golem is in fact a cautionary tale depicting good and evil in an polarized civilization. Much of its fascination lies in its visual style. The sets by Hans Poelzig are a strange but cohesive mixture of medieval, nouveau, and surrealism, and the cinematography by legendary photographer Karl Freund uses high contrast black and white to truly remarkable effect. The Poelzig-Freund combination would cast an extremely long shadow, and The Golem would influence not only such German films as Fitz Lang’s Metropolis but the entire cycle of 1930s American horror films that began with the 1931 Bela Lugosi Dracula.

45 Years

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 35 minutes | R | Drama, Romance

There is just one week until Kate Mercer’s forty-fifth wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. By the time the party is upon them, five days later, there may not be a marriage left to celebrate.

Rosendale Theatre Comedy Showcase Night

9:30 pm | $10 | Rated R

Come out to Rosendale Theatre for its monthly Comedy Showcase! This month, we will be featuring some great local and out of town comedy talents. Performing this month are:
Rob Rudolph: SebSi Studio in Saugerties and Alter Egos Power Hour podcast
Jim Felter: Funny Bones and Proctor’s “Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show”
Travis Stealey: Funny Bone and Comedy Works
Jody Lee: Co-host of Creekside Pub and Laugh It Up Comedy Club
Jennifer McMullen: Headliner for the evening, winner of the Capitol Region’s Best of the Best Comedy Contest and Bomber’s Belly Laughs
Henry Liu: Host for the evening

National Theatre from London: The Hangmen

3:00 pm | $12/$10 members | 2 hour 30 min

Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play Hangmen, broadcast live to cinemas by National Theatre Live.

In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what’s the second-best hangman in England to do on the day they’ve abolished hanging?

Amongst the cub reporters and pub regulars dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, his old assistant Syd (Andy Nyman – Peaky Blinders, Death at a Funeral) and the peculiar Mooney (Johnny Flynn – Clouds of Sils Maria) lurk with very different motives for their visit.

Creed

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | PG-13 | 2 hours, 13 minutes | Drama, Sport

The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Adonis Johnson never knew his famous father,world heavy weight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo – the fierce rival who became his closest friend.

Creed

7:15 pm | PG-13 | 2 hours, 13 minutes | Drama, Sport

The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Adonis Johnson never knew his famous father,world heavy weight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo – the fierce rival who became his closest friend.

Creed

7:15 pm | PG-13 | 2 hours, 13 minutes | Drama, Sport

The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Adonis Johnson never knew his famous father,world heavy weight champion Apollo Creed, who died before he was born. Still, there’s no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed’s legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had known in Apollo – the fierce rival who became his closest friend.

The Lady in the Van

7:15 pm | PG-13 | 1 hour, 44 minutes | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her car that’s parked in his driveway.
This film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

The Lady in the Van

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | PG-13 | 1 hour, 44 minutes | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her car that’s parked in his driveway.
This film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

The Lady in the Van

7:15 pm | PG-13 | 1 hour, 44 minutes | Biography, Comedy, Drama

A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her car that’s parked in his driveway.
This film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

Dance Film Sundays: “ANOTHER TELEPATHIC THING”: ANNIE-B PARSON, JONATHAN DEMME, AND BIG DANCE THEATER COLLABORATION

3:00 pm | $12/$10 members/$6 children | 2 hrs

“Another Telepathic Thing,” a rare collaboration between Annie-B Parson, one of America’s leading dance-theater choreographers, and Jonathan Demme, acclaimed film director. Inspired by Mark Twain’s morality tale “The Mysterious Stranger,” the elegant and haunting “Another Telepathic Thing” is a prismatic and complex dance-theater parable performed by Big Dance Theater, the company directed by Parson and co-director Paul Lazar, and captured by Demme on film.

At once cynical and spiritual, the work centers on a charismatic stranger whose visit shatters the peace of a mythic hamlet. Big Dance Theater’s performance of “Another Telepathic Thing” was filmed by Demme (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “Philadelphia,” “Rachel Getting Married”) in February 2000 at Dance Theater Workshop in NYC. The film was completed in 2015 with funding from Dance Film Association’s Production Initiative and premiered at Baryshikov Arts Center. The film features performers Tymberly Canale, Stacy Dawson, Molly Hickok, Cynthia Hopkins, Paul Lazar, and David Neumann, with text supervision by Scott Renderer, music by Cynthia Hopkins, set by Joanne Howard, lights by Jay Ryan, and sound by Jane Shaw.

Outside of Big Dance Theater, Annie-B Parson has created choreography for operas, pop stars, television, movies, theater, ballet and symphonies. Parson choreographed David Byrne’s musical “Here Lies Love” at both the Public Theater and The National Theater in London; Her work for theater, opera and film includes the recent Meryl Streep/Jonathan Demme movie “Ricki and the Flash,” for Nico Muhly’s opera “Dark Sisters,” and such plays as Lucas Hnath’s “Walt Disney” at Soho Rep, Sarah Ruhl’s “Orlando,” “Futurity” at ART, as well as the string quartet ETHEL. She recently choreographed David Bowie/Ivo Van Hove’s new work “Lazarus” at New York Theatre Workshop.

Concussion

TWO NIGHTS ONLY! | 7:15 | 2 hours, 3 minutes | PG-13 | Drama, Sport

Based on the true story of the doctor who discovered CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in football players, and the uphill battle he faced in bringing the information to the public.

The Big Short

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 2 hours, 10 minutes | R | Biography, Drama

Four denizens of the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.

The Big Short

7:15 pm | 2 hours, 10 minutes | R | Biography, Drama

Four denizens of the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.

The Big Short

7:15 pm | 2 hours, 10 minutes | R | Biography, Drama

Four denizens of the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.

Joy

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 2 hours, 4 minutes | PG-13 | Comedy, Drama

JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Jennifer Lawrence stars, with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, Joy defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty, and love.

Joy

7:15 pm | 2 hours, 4 minutes | PG-13 | Comedy, Drama

JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Jennifer Lawrence stars, with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, Joy defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty, and love.

Joy

7:15 pm | 2 hours, 4 minutes | PG-13 | Comedy, Drama

JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, pave the road in this intense emotional and human comedy about becoming a true boss of family and enterprise facing a world of unforgiving commerce. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces. Jennifer Lawrence stars, with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, Joy defies genre to tell a story of family, loyalty, and love.

Brooklyn

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 51 minutes | PG-13 | Drama, Romance

BROOKLYN tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Sunday Silents: Buster Keaton’s The General

with live piano by Marta Waterman
3:00 pm | $7/$5 | 1h 7min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

This unique movie not only draws on the historical drama of the American Civil War by creating convincing characters caught up in those tumultuous days, but it plays the story with humor. It has been said that it is the most serious comic movie ever made.

Keaton plays a hapless train engineer with two loves—one a beautiful girl, and the other, a locomotive named “The General.” When the Civil War breaks out he rushes to sign up, but is rejected because his job as an engineer is too important to the cause. He’s not told the reason and simply feels rejected, as only Keaton can, with a wistful melancholy that is almost funny. His would-be fiancée and her father believe he is unwilling to fight, and his woes are compounded.

What follows is mixup after mixup, some hilarious and all ingeniously displaying Keaton’s acrobatic grace and inventive style, at a level as good as the best work ever done on in the silent film medium. Author Jim Kline has described The General as Keaton’s most personal film, the one that best captures his unique vision, spirit and personality. In many of his films, Buster Keaton starts off as an inept or effete character and develops into a hero. But his competent, ingenious and athletic character in The General, who is also modest, tireless, and underestimated, comes much closer to his real nature.

As for all the silent films in Rosendale’s series, The General will be accompanied by the piano virtuosity of Marta Waterman.

Rosendale Theatre Comedy Showcase Night

9:30 pm | $10 | Rated R

Lets bring in the New Year with a big comedy showcase show with some hilarious people. On the list for this night:

Meg Mahoney: Shamrock Association and Laugh Factory
Pete Vinogradov: Sebsi Studio and Comedy Works in Albany
Lauren Turczak: Comedy Works and Greenwich Village Comedy Club
Mikael Gregg: Worked with Rodney Dangerfield and Kevin James
Jaye McBride: (Headliner for the evening): Boston Comedy Festival and guest on TED Talk
Hosted by Henry Liu

So come out for another roaring great night of laughs!

Amateur Open Mic Comedy Night

9:30 pm | $5 | Rated R

Come out to Rosedale Theatre’s monthly Amateur Open Mic Night. Support local comedy and watch comics hone their craft. Are you a comic or have an interest in performing on stage? This night is for you! Just sign up online at rosendaletheatre.dreamhosters.com/comedy-stand-up/
Comics don’t pay the ticket fee.

Carol

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 58 minutes | R | Drama, Romance

In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

Carol

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 58 minutes | R | Drama, Romance

In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

Carol

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 58 minutes | R | Drama, Romance

In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

Spotlight

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | R | 2 hr 8 min | Biography, Drama, History

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Spotlight

7:15 pm | R | 2 hr 8 min | Biography, Drama, History

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Spotlight

7:15 pm | R | 2 hr 8 min | Biography, Drama, History

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Chi-Raq

7:15 pm NEW TIME FOR NIGHTLY FILMS IN 2016
R | 2h 7min | Drama

After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago’s Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.

A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.

Steve Jobs

1:00 pm | 2 hours, 2 minutes | R | Biography, Drama

Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

Steve Jobs

7:15 pm | 2 hours, 2 minutes | R | Biography, Drama

Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

Steve Jobs

7:15 pm | 2 hours, 2 minutes | R | Biography, Drama

Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company The Winter’s Tale

7:15 pm NEW TIME FOR NIGHTLY FILMS IN 2016
PG 13 | 3 hours | $12/$10 members/$6 children

The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live promises an exceptional series of plays broadcast to cinemas from London’s Garrick Theatre over the course of a year.
The season begins with The Winter’s Tale. Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan.
King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences…

The Winter’s Tale will star a remarkable group of actors, featuring Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley Fraser (Polixenes), Miranda Raison (Hermione) and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company The Winter’s Tale

3:00 pm | PG 13 | 3 hours | $12/$10 members/$6 children

The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live promises an exceptional series of plays broadcast to cinemas from London’s Garrick Theatre over the course of a year.
The season begins with The Winter’s Tale. Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan.
King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences…

The Winter’s Tale will star a remarkable group of actors, featuring Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley Fraser (Polixenes), Miranda Raison (Hermione) and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.

Heart of a Dog

7:30 pm | 1 hour, 15 minutes | NR | Documentary

Lolabelle was Laurie Anderson’s beloved rat terrier. “Hello, little bonehead. I’ll love you forever,” is how she greets the puppy in the movie’s hilarious first scene in which she gives birth to her dog. Dreams, memories, and stories of childhood trauma and loss form a kind of emotional wallpaper against which Anderson foregrounds her story. The musician/composer/poet/philosopher creates a humorous, deeply moving meditation on the relationship of woman and dog, and in the process comments with wit and prescience on the changes in post-9/11 America. Rat terriers are bred to protect borders, but Lolabelle not only engages in the kind of surveillance the filmmaker notes proliferating everywhere, but also plays experimental piano and paints. “Every love story is a ghost story,” Anderson quotes David Foster Wallace, as she illuminates the Buddhist concept of the afterlife (the bardo). HEART OF A DOG employs an original, hypnotic visual language that embraces animation, home movies, and loop-like images, complemented by Anderson’s signature music. The artist dedicates her work “to the magnificent spirit of my husband Lou Reed (1942 – 2013).”

Dance Film Sunday Presents: Millepied, Balanchine, Robbins

3:00 pm | 1 hr 15 min | $12/$10 members/$6 under 12

Great American dance comes to Rosendale by way of Paris in “Millepied, Balanchine, Robbins” in the H.D. Cinema experience from the exquisite Paris Opera Ballet, the world’s oldest ballet company. In this new production captured at the Palais Garnier with its Marc Chagall painted ceiling, Benjamin Millepied, Paris Opera’s director of dance, pays tribute to George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, his artistic masters, in a mixed bill program. As leaders of the American style of ballet and dance in general, very few choreographers have achieved the heights of Balanchine and Robbins. The repertoire for the program includes “Clear, Loud, Bright, Forward,” choreography by Benjamin Millepied, music by Nico Muhly; “Opus 19 / The Dreamer,” choreography by Jerome Robbins, music by Sergei Prokofiev; and “Theme and Variations,” choreography by George Balanchine, music by Tschaikovsky.

The Danish Girl

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | R | 2 hrs | Biography, Drama

Copenhagen, early 1920s. Danish artist, Gerda Wegener, painted her own husband, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), as a lady in her painting. When the painting gained popularity, Einar started to change his appearance into a female appearance and named himself Lili Elbe. With his feminism passion and Gerda’s support, Einar – or Elbe attempted first-ever male to female sex reassignment surgery, a decision that turned into a massive change for their marriage, that Gerda realized her own husband is no longer a man or the person she married before. A childhood friend of Einar, art-dealer Hans Axgil (Matthias Schoenaerts), shows up and starts a complex love triangle with the couple.

The Danish Girl

7:15 pm | R | 2 hrs | Biography, Drama

Copenhagen, early 1920s. Danish artist, Gerda Wegener, painted her own husband, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), as a lady in her painting. When the painting gained popularity, Einar started to change his appearance into a female appearance and named himself Lili Elbe. With his feminism passion and Gerda’s support, Einar – or Elbe attempted first-ever male to female sex reassignment surgery, a decision that turned into a massive change for their marriage, that Gerda realized her own husband is no longer a man or the person she married before. A childhood friend of Einar, art-dealer Hans Axgil (Matthias Schoenaerts), shows up and starts a complex love triangle with the couple.

The Danish Girl

7:15 pm NEW TIME FOR NIGHTLY FILMS IN 2016
R | 2 hrs | Biography, Drama

Copenhagen, early 1920s. Danish artist, Gerda Wegener, painted her own husband, Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne), as a lady in her painting. When the painting gained popularity, Einar started to change his appearance into a female appearance and named himself Lili Elbe. With his feminism passion and Gerda’s support, Einar – or Elbe attempted first-ever male to female sex reassignment surgery, a decision that turned into a massive change for their marriage, that Gerda realized her own husband is no longer a man or the person she married before. A childhood friend of Einar, art-dealer Hans Axgil (Matthias Schoenaerts), shows up and starts a complex love triangle with the couple.

Trumbo

1 pm |$5 MATINEE | R | 2 hrs 4 min | Biography, Drama

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Directed by Jay Roach. Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren

Trumbo

7:15 pm NEW TIME FOR NIGHTLY FILMS IN 2016
R | 2 hrs 4 min | Biography, Drama

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Directed by Jay Roach. Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren

Trumbo

7:15 pm NEW TIME FOR NIGHTLY FILMS IN 2016
R | 2 hrs 4 min | Biography, Drama

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Directed by Jay Roach. Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren

Rosendale Theatre Comedy Showcase (Live Late Show)

9:30 pm | $10/$8 members

It’s getting colder out there but it’s getting hotter in here. We’re just gonna keep trucking along and keep pumping out the laughs to cure you of your cabin fever. The showcase will be featuring:

Adam Izzo: Host for the evening (Carmines Comedy Club and Eleven Grille)
Andrew Hoffman: Performed at Comedy Works in Albany and Bomber’s in Troy
Andy McDermott: Producer of the upcoming Hudson Valley Comedy Festival and co-host of the Alter Egos Power Hour Podcast
Terrance Dalton: Boston Comedy Festival Semi-Finalist and opened for Sean O’Connor and Brian Beaudoin.
BJ Schnoor: Performed at Levity Live and BSP in Kingston
Jake LaMarca and Louie: Headliner for the evening. Performed at Broadway Comedy Club and Comedy Works in Albany.

So either stay in and tell your friends how you watched repeats on Netflix for the hundredth time or you can come out and support your favorite local comics and brag about how you did something unique over the weekend! I’m sure Jessica Jones will still be there when you get home.

Sunday Silents: THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE

3:00 PM | $7/$5 members | Live piano by Marta Waterman

THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE, a 1921 silent masterpiece written, directed by, and starring Victor Seastrom.

THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE is an artistic rendering of a dark morality tale. It has a deep and typically Scandinavian sense of despair and hopelessness. The film begins in a rather grim present, and then we’re told the story through a series of flashbacks (and flashbacks within flashbacks–a pretty complex story structure for 1921), where the main character, David Holm, played by Seastrom, is offered numerous chances at redemption and refuses them all.

The film uses the medium to create an image often basked in a white glow, brilliantly turning what might be the flaws of early film to an advantage by capitalizing on its ghostly, horrific quality. THE PHANTON CARRIAGE is one of the enduring classics of the silent era, at least in Sweden, and was said to be the inspiration for young Ingmar Bergman. Its elaborate special effects that enabled characters to display a semi-transparent quality, helped birth the very art of cinematography and visual effects.

The writing and directing is tight and intelligent, even by today’s standards. In several instances, Seastrom skillfully sets the audience up to suspect one thing, and then pulls out a surprise.

The silent films in Rosendale’s series are enhanced by the piano of Marta Waterman.

New Paltz Rock

2:00 pm | $10/$7 youth/under 10 free

New Paltz Rock will be taking over Rosendale Theater!
Five bands will be rocking out from 2-5pm with special guest Joey Eppard.
This will be an amazing show featuring the talented young musicians who came to us over 2015.
Come down to support and give them a rousing applause as they rock their hearts out.
We will also be featuring artwork from some of our talented young artists.

To reserve tickets email us at: info@newpaltzrock.com

The Romeo Muller Committee Presents “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” and “Noel.”

3 pm | FREE | DOUBLE FEATURE

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (1970)
48 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy |
The film stars actor Fred Astaire as the narrator S.D. Kluger, Mickey Rooney as Kris Kringle/Santa Claus, Keenan Wynn as the Winter Warlock, and Paul Frees in various roles. The film tells the story of how Santa Claus and several Claus-related Christmas traditions came to be. It is based on the hit Christmas song of the same name, which was introduced on radio by Eddie Cantor in 1934, and the story of Saint Nicholas.
Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. Writer: Romeo Muller (teleplay) Stars: Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn

Noel (1992)
23 min | Animation, Family
The story of Noel, a cheerful Christmas ornament with a certain “happiness” that rubs off on the families he lives with.
Director: Masaki Îzuka. Writer: Romeo Muller Stars: Charlton Heston, Larissa Auble, Roscoe Lee Browne

Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Renewal

7:30 pm | $10 | 1 hour

A film by Stephen Blauweiss and Lynn Woods.

In the late 1960s, most of Kingston’s historic downtown Rondout district was demolished in a federally funded urban renewal project. Thousands of people were displaced.
Based mainly on hundreds of slides taken by Eugene Dauner just before and during the destruction. See the community and fabulous 19th century buildings that were lost in this hour-long documentary, which incorporates hundreds of slides, family photos and rare footage. Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal commemorates the vanished community, examines the unfulfilled promises of urban renewal and its devastating impact on residents, and describes how the abandoned area slowly came back to life. The hour-long film, which has an original soundtrack by Peter Wetzler.

For more information visit www.lostrondout.com the Lost Rondout Facebook page or email info@lostrondoutproject.com

Learning to Drive

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 30 minutes | R | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley star in this feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s road blocks.

Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humor, and love in starting life anew.​

Learning to Drive

7:30 pm | 1 hour, 30 minutes | R | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley star in this feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s road blocks.

Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humor, and love in starting life anew.​

Suffragette

7:30 pm | 1 hour, 46 minutes | PG – 13 | Drama, History

Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women’s civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation. Inspired by true events, SUFFRAGETTE is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right tto vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives. The film also stars Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, and Natalie Press. SUFFRAGETTE is directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron from an original screenplay by Emmy Award winner Abi Morgan.

Suffragette

7:30 pm | 1 hour, 46 minutes | PG – 13 | Drama, History

Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women’s civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation. Inspired by true events, SUFFRAGETTE is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right tto vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives. The film also stars Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, and Natalie Press. SUFFRAGETTE is directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron from an original screenplay by Emmy Award winner Abi Morgan.

Suffragette

7:30 pm | 1 hour, 46 minutes | PG – 13 | Drama, History

Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women’s civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation. Inspired by true events, SUFFRAGETTE is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right tto vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives. The film also stars Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, and Natalie Press. SUFFRAGETTE is directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron from an original screenplay by Emmy Award winner Abi Morgan.

Room

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 58 minutes | R | Drama

Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and touching exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child. After 5-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and his Ma (Brie Larson) escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world. As he experiences all the joy, excitement, and fear that this new adventure brings, he holds tight to the one thing that matters most of all–his special bond with his loving and devoted Ma.

Room

7:15 pm NEW TIME FOR NIGHTLY FILMS IN 2016
1 hour, 58 minutes | R | Drama

Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and touching exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child. After 5-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and his Ma (Brie Larson) escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world. As he experiences all the joy, excitement, and fear that this new adventure brings, he holds tight to the one thing that matters most of all–his special bond with his loving and devoted Ma.

Room

7:15 pm NEW TIME FOR NIGHTLY FILMS IN 2016
1 hour, 58 minutes | R | Drama

Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and touching exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child. After 5-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) and his Ma (Brie Larson) escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world. As he experiences all the joy, excitement, and fear that this new adventure brings, he holds tight to the one thing that matters most of all–his special bond with his loving and devoted Ma.

Elf

2:30 pm | $5/$4 members
Advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2465377

The Young Ulster Professionals, Y.U.P., part of the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with their sponsors Selux and Galileo Technology Group, will be hosting Elf at the Rosendale Theatre.

This special showing is open to everyone and all the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the United Way of Ulster County. Bring your children, your nieces, your nephews, your friends, your neighbors and everyone! Join us as we get in the holiday spirit as Buddy the Elf is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity after being raised as an elf at the North Pole.

The United Way of Ulster County [ http://www.ulsterunitedway.org ]targets funds to high quality, local programs and services that meet identified community needs. Their motivation is the belief that it is the right of every individual to ask for help, and to have it granted by compassionate, knowledgeable people.

Y.U.P.’s mission is to develop and connect young professionals in Ulster County to create business, community, and individual success. Please visit http://www.YoungUlsterProfessionals.com for more information.

Friday Night Comedy!

9:30 pm | $10 admission

Tonight’s Line up:
Hosted by Jessieca McNabb: Rosendale Theater and TMI Project
Shannon Cooke: Winner of Levity Live and Owner of Laugh It Up Comedy Club at Mahoney’s Irish Pub in Poughkeepsie
John Goldpaugh: Rosendale Theater and Creekside Pub
Mike McGrath: Creekside Pub and Sebsi Studio
Mo Haskins: Opened for Myq Kaplan and Nikki Carr from Last Comic Standing and TBS’s Pete Holmes.
Rich Williams: Howard Stern Show and Chelsea Lately

Dance Film Sunday: A Ballerina’s Tale

3:00 pm | $12/$10 members/$6 children | 1 hr 25 min | documentary

What does it mean to possess a great talent at the highest levels of the Ballet world? And…what if you don’t look like the prevailing notions of how a ballerina should look? “A Ballerina’s Tale,” the documentary about Misty Copeland, a ballerina who happens to be African-American, will be screened at Rosendale Theatre. Produced and directed by Nelson George, director of the award winning HBO film “Life Support,” “A Ballerina’s Tale” is a cinéma vérité exploration of the life of a person who is making history just by doing her job to her best ability. She has been featured on “60 Minutes,” “The Colbert Report,” and now “Jimmy Kimmel Live”—you want to see for yourself what all the fuss over Misty is all about. The program will last approximately 85 minutes.

American Ballet Theatre, one of the leading ballet companies in the United States, founded 75 years ago, had never promoted a woman of color to the rank of principal dancer. And then along came Misty Copeland! Ms. Copeland, who, after enduring what seemed like career ending injuries in 2012, was finally granted her position of principal dancer in June 2015. Subsequently, she has become a national heroine. Scenes of Ms. Copeland on stage make the film a joy, excerpts from “The Firebird” and “Swan Lake” show her at her loveliest and most purposeful. Also featured in the film is Raven Wilkinson, the legendary African-American Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo dancer.

Sunday Silents: The Kid

3:00 pm | $7/$5 members | With Live Accompaniment by Marta Waterman

A vulnerable, plucky child, a heart-touching tramp, a fallen woman, haunting background music—all make us think of the genius of one man, Charlie Chaplin. His 1921 silent masterpiece, THE KID, was the first full-length film to use these elements, and display the best of his talent. Chaplin, wrote, directed, and acted in the film, and composed the music for it.

Climate Change Theatre Action

7:30 pm | Admission by donation

Climate change is upon us—erratic seasons, floods, fires, and drought, mega-storms like Sandy. The UN is meeting yet again to attempt to take action. But they need help! They need the arts! They need us!

Hudson River Playback Theatre is joining CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTION, a worldwide theatre initiative that is part of ARTCOP21, a larger arts coalition in support of the UN conference.
Join us for an evening that will include two scripted plays, especially commissioned for CCTA, as well as your own very important stories enacted on the spot. What was the first moment when you felt concern for the planet’s future? What scares you the most? What are your hopes, your intentions?

Please bring your stories, reflections, and passions to share with your community. HRPT’s team will listen and then embody those stories in spontaneous theatre, so that everyone gets it.

Local environmental action groups will be on hand with sign-ups and factual information.

All are welcome (school-age and older).

Shaun the Sheep

5:00 pm | PG | 1 hour, 25 minutes | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

Paradise is There

9:30 pm | $7/$5 members

Paradise is There revisits Merchant’s multi-platinum solo debut, Tigerlily, originally released in 1995. The new release is accompanied by a memoir-style documentary film containing live performances, archival footage, and interviews with musicians, friends and fans about the influence the songs of Tigerlily have had over the past 20 years. The film encapsulates Merchant’s entire musical life, and dives deep, song by song, into Tigerlily through the impassioned words of fans, fellow musicians, and Merchant herself. The film is as much an exploration of Merchant’s music as it is the power of music itself to affect us in profound, lasting, and uplifting ways.

Edwina Lee Tyler Drum Performance

3:00 pm | $10/$8 members

EDWINA LEE TYLER is master of the West African Djembe drum. She is acclaimed as one of the earliest pioneers of the women’s drumming movement. During the 1970’s Edwina heard the call of the drum and went to Africa to study. Edwina was the founder and director of “A Piece of the World” an African American women’s drum and dance ensemble. She has toured extensively in the US, Europe, Africa, and Korea & served as Director of Percussion Studies at DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM.
EDWINA’S appearances include Alice Tully Hall (Lincoln Center); Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM); Dance Theatre Workshop (DTW), NYC; La Mama (East Village, NYC); MichFest.

Edwina is known internationally. She has performed on Broadway, television, radio, and video. Her drumming spirit is an inspiration to all. Her credits include Urban Bush Women, Lady Gourd Sangoma, Merian Soto, Ancestral Messengers, Prowess Dance Arts Collective, and more.

Opening with the Rosendale Improvement Association Brass Band and Social Club.

Join Edwina for an after-performance meet-up at the nearby Rosendale Café
For further information, including suggestions for overnight housing & transportation ~ contact morgnecramer@yahoo.com

Best of Enemies

5:00 pm | FILMS @ FIVE | R | 1 hr 17 min | Documentary, History, News

‘Best of Enemies’ is a documentary about the legendary series of nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. Intended as commentary on the issues of their day, these vitriolic and explosive encounters came to define the modern era of public discourse in the media, marking the big bang moment of our contemporary media landscape when spectacle trumped content and argument replaced substance. Best of Enemies delves into the entangled biographies of these two great thinkers and luxuriates in the language and the theater of their debates, begging the question, ‘What has television done to the way we discuss politics in our democracy today?’

Directors: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville. Stars: Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley, Dick Cavett

She’s The Best Thing In It

7:30 pm | 1 hr 14 min | Documentary, Biography | Mary Louise Wilson will join us for a Q&A after the screening
7:30 pm | 1 hr 14 min | Documentary, Biography | Mary Louise Wilson will join us for a Q&A after the screening

Mary Louise Wilson, Tony Award winner (Grey Gardens), travels to her hometown of New Orleans to teach acting to skeptical members of the You Tube generation. An examination of the actor’s craft and a brave woman who has devoted her life to it.

An examination of the actor’s craft and the sacrifices demanded by a lifelong career.

Veteran character actor, and Tony Award winner, MARY LOUISE WILSON, age 79, teaches her first acting class to skeptical members of the YouTube generation, smashing their red carpet illusions and challenging them to bring emotional honesty to their acting. Wilson’s class takes place in New Orleans, where she was raised in the 1940’s. She reconnects with her competitive sister, and examines the scars of a painful childhood, a short-lived marriage, self-sabotage, alcoholism, and her reinvention, at age 60, as playwright and star with her acclaimed one-woman show about fashion icon Diana Vreeland.

Director: Ron Nyswaner Stars: Mary Birdsong, Tyne Daly, Dave Davis

Bridge of Spies

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | PG-13 | 2 hrs 21 min | Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
In the cold war, A lawyer, James B. Donovan recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers that was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission- with a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel who was arrested for espionage in the US.

Director: Steven Spielberg. Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda

Bridge of Spies

7:30 pm | PG-13 | 2 hrs 21 min | Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
In the cold war, A lawyer, James B. Donovan recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers that was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission- with a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel who was arrested for espionage in the US.

Director: Steven Spielberg. Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda

Bridge of Spies

7:30 pm | PG-13 | 2 hrs 21 min | Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
In the cold war, A lawyer, James B. Donovan recruited by the CIA and involved in an intense negotiation mission to release and exchange a CIA U-2 spy-plane pilot, Francis G. Powers that was arrested alive after his plane was shot down by the Soviet Union during a mission- with a KGB intelligence officer, Rudolf Abel who was arrested for espionage in the US.

Director: Steven Spielberg. Stars: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda

Goosebumps

5:00 pm | Films @ Five | PG | 1 hr 43 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, Hannah, and Zach’s friend Champ (Ryan Lee) to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

National Theatre from London: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

7:15 pm | $12/$10 members | 3 hr 30 min | NR |

Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.

Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus), the cast includes Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Janet McTeer (The White Queen) and Dominic West (The Wire). In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton’s irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s thirty year anniversary.

National Theatre from London: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

3:00 pm | $12/$10 members | 3 hr 30 min | NR |

Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.

Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus), the cast includes Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Janet McTeer (The White Queen) and Dominic West (The Wire). In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton’s irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s thirty year anniversary.

The Walk

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | PG | 2 hr 3 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama |

In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.

Director: Robert Zemeckis. Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Guillaume Baillargeon

The Walk

7:30 pm | PG | 2 hr 3 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama |
Q&A with PHILLIPPE PETIT in person after the film on Saturday, 11/28!

In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.

Director: Robert Zemeckis. Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Guillaume Baillargeon

The Martian

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | PG-13 | 2 hrs 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Director: Ridley Scott. Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig

The Martian

7:30 pm | PG-13 | 2 hrs 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Director: Ridley Scott. Stars: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig

Grandma

7:30 pm | R | 1 hr 19 min | Comedy
Lily Tomlin stars as Elle who has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle’s granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 bucks before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.

National Theatre from London: Jane Eyre

3:00 pm | $12/$10 members | 3 hrs 20 min

Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.

This acclaimed re-imagining of Brontë’s masterpiece was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year, when the story was performed over two evenings. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance.

The Prophet

5:00 pm | PG | 1 hour 24 min | Animation, Drama |

Exiled artist and poet Mustafa embarks on a journey home with his housekeeper and her daughter; together the trio must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in Mustafa’s words will incite rebellion.

Directors: Roger Allers, Gaëtan Brizzi, Writers: Roger Allers (screenplay), Kahlil Gibran (novel)Stars: Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek, Quvenzhané Wallis

Pawn Sacrifice

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | PG-13 | 1 hour 55 min | Biography, Drama

Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.

Director: Edward Zwick. Stars: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard

Pawn Sacrifice

7:30 pm | PG-13 | 1 hour 55 min | Biography, Drama

Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.

Director: Edward Zwick. Stars: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard

Pawn Sacrifice

7:30 pm | PG-13 | 1 hour 55 min | Biography, Drama

Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.

Director: Edward Zwick. Stars: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard

Dance Film Sunday Presents: Bolshoi Giselle

3:00 pm |2 hours 30 min | $12/$10 members/$6 children 12 and under

“Dance ‘til you die!” commanded the Queen of the Wilis—but love beyond death intervened. See how Giselle, one of the most endearing ghosts in all time, alights at the Rosendale Theatre in the high definition film presentation of “Giselle” performed by Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet. Music by Adolphe Adam, Yuri Grigorovich’s choreography, sumptuous décor, and the 220-dancer-strong Bolshoi Ballet company—what else do you need? Svetlana Zakharova stars in the title role together with Evgenia Obraztsova, Anastasia Stashkevich, Nina Kapsova and Artem Ovcharenko in arguably the most popular ballet in the classical repertoire.

“Giselle” premiered in Paris, France on June 28, 1841 at the Salle Le Peletier and was first performed by the Ballet du Théâtre de l’Académie Royale de Musique with Carlotta Grisi as Giselle. The ballet’s story came from two sources. Librettists Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Théophile Gautier based the plot on a prose passage about the Wilis in De l’Allemagne by Heinrich Heine, and from a poem called “Fantômes” in Les Orientales by Victor Hugo. It is a cornerstone in the repertoire of almost every major ballet company in the world.

Sicario

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | R | 2 hours 1 min | Action, Crime, Drama |

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Director: Denis Villeneuve. Writer: Taylor Sheridan
Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro

Sicario

7:30 pm | R | 2 hours 1 min | Action, Crime, Drama |

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Director: Denis Villeneuve. Writer: Taylor Sheridan
Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro

Sicario

7:30 pm | R | 2 hours 1 min | Action, Crime, Drama |

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by an elected government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Director: Denis Villeneuve. Writer: Taylor Sheridan
Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro

Phoenix

5:00 pm | PG-13 | 1 hour 38 min | Drama |

A disfigured concentration-camp survivor (Nina Hoss), unrecognizable after facial reconstruction surgery, searches ravaged postwar Berlin for the husband (Ronald Zehrfeld) who might have betrayed her to the Nazis.

Director: Christian Petzold. Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Nina Kunzendorf

“Stardust Melodies” Benefit Event

7:30 pm | $20 | kids 8 years old and up by donation |a benefit for Angela Starks and Jenny Lee Fowler, two local women battling breast cancer.

Wykoff and Motel will be accompanied by Hudson Valley luminaries: Debbie Lan, Charlie Kniceley, Tim Whalen, and Bob Shaut on accompanying instruments. “After 12 years of marriage and 13 years of fandom, I am very excited to be creating a show with Carrie,” said Motel.

Wykoff is a lifelong actor, director, musician, and the founder of Events That Matter, the production company producing Stardust Melodies. She has directed or produced several productions at the Rosendale Theatre, including “Free to be You and Me” and “Schoolhouse Rock.” Wykoff also serves on the Board of Directors of the Theatre as Secretary and is Co-Chair of the Rosendale Street Festival. “Hearing her sing is one of my favorite things to do in life and sharing the stage with her in this way is going to be a blast!” Motel said.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

8:00 pm | $10/$8 in costume and members | 1h 41m | 1975 Musical/Comedy | Rated R

An outrageous assemblage of the most stereotyped science fiction movies, Marvel comics, Frankie Avalon / Annette Funicello outings and rock ‘n’ roll of every vintage. Running through the story is the sexual confusion of two middle American “Ike Age” kids confronted by the complications of the decadent morality of the 70’s, represented in the person of the mad “doctor” Frank N Furter, a transvestite from the planet Transexual in the galaxy of Transylvania. Stars: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick

Live performances throughout the film, lyrics to songs provided for sing-a-longs, $5 bags of audience participation props. NO TOAST, NO CONFETTI, NO WATER PLEASE!!!

Tales of the Hudson Valley

11:00 am
$10/$9 members/$5 children/$20 family of 4

Orange and red leaves crush under foot, the aroma of baking apples and pumpkin bread fills the air, and our hearts thrill at memories from crisp autumn days past. It’s time to celebrate our harvest season with “Tales of the Hudson Valley” a live theatrical performance adapted from Washington Irving’s “Rip van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” which is returning to Rosendale Theatre, sponsored by Westwood Metes and Bounds Realty, for three performances. There will be one performance only for the general public on Saturday, October 17 at 11:00 am. Approximately one hour in length and featuring familiar actors Frank Marquette, Sheila Dvorak, and Matthew Santiago with live music/sound effects by Fre Atlast, “Tales” is made to delight the entire family.

Washington Irving, America’s first man of letters, wrote these classic stories set in the Hudson Valley. Local theater artist Ann Citron directs the performance, which was adapted by playwright Edward Versailles. Making its premiere in 2014, “Tales” is highly entertaining, humorous and insightful. Back by popular demand, “Tales” has become an annual autumn tradition—like apple picking and enjoying our brilliant foliage. Three actors play a total of 22 different characters, which is a very entertaining concept in itself.

Tangerine

5:00 pm | 1 hour, 28 minutes | R | Comedy, Drama

A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.

Sunday Silents: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

3:00 pm | $7/$5 | Piano accompaniment with Marta Waterman

The acclaimed first version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, starring Lon Chaney, will be the first in the Sunday Silents series at the Rosendale Theatre, playing at 3 P.M. Sunday, November 1.

Filmed in 1923, from a novel of 15th century Paris by Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a dramatic tale of a hunchback befriended by a gypsy dancer. It is one of the high points of silent film, a hallmark that has stood the test of time.

A Will for the Woods

3:00 pm | $15 minimum donation | A Benefit for Circle of Friends for the Dying
Q & A with Co-Director and cinematographer Jeremy Kaplan and Suzanne Kelly, PhD, Vice President of Friends of Rhinebeck Cemetery, Inc.

This film is being shown as a benefit for Circle of Friends for the Dying, a local 501(C)3 not-for-profit. It draws the viewer into a life-affirming portrait of people embracing their connection to timeless natural cycles by choosing a green burial. The film follows musician, folk dancer and psychiatrist Clark Wang as he prepares for his own green burial after a terminal diagnosis. He is determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth, a natural alternative to resource intensive burial or cremation. Clark sets out to save a tract of forest with the help of green burial pioneers and the compassionate owner of a cemetery. The film chronicles the steps he takes towards fulfilling a wish – Green Burial came to town.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

FROZENDALE CELEBRATION! | 2:00 pm | (1988) | 1 hour, 45 minutes | PG | Animation, Comedy, Crime | FREE!

In this film, Hollywood’s animated cartoon stars of the 1940s are a subjugated minority, living in the ghettolike “Toontown” One of Toontown’s leading citizens, whacked-out Roger Rabbit, is framed for the murder of human nightclub owner Marvin Acme. Private detective Eddie Valiant reluctantly agrees to clear Roger of the accusation.

Woodstock Film Festival

12:00 – The Babushkas of Chernobyl,
2:15 – Band of Robbers,
5:00 – 1 Giant Leap II: What About Me?,
8:00 – Reconquest of the Useless

To Buy Tickets online and read full synopsis: http://www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/festival2015/films_all.php

Woodstock Film Festival

7:30 pm – Oliver’s Deal

Directed by Barney Elliott | Peru, USA / 2014 / 97 minutes | North American Premiere
In English and Spanish with subtitles

To Buy Tickets online and read full synopsis: http://www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/festival2015/films_all.php

Set against a backdrop of international finance and intrigue in New York and Peru, Oliver’s Deal weaves an intricate tapestry of exploits, corruption, familial bonds, and human redemption that is as heartrending as it is troubling. Oliver Campbell, an American businessman played sympathetically by Stephen Dorff, finds himself torn between the icy corporate CEO portrayed to the tee by Academy Award nominee David Strathairn, and the poverty stricken Peruvian boy who tends the family’s sheep and llamas while dreaming of a new life. Though cold hard greed propels the story, the suffering that eventually seeps in alters the trajectory and softens the hearts of some of the more hardcore characters. In this intense drama that keeps you speculating throughout the interwoven stories, we see people from vastly different walks of life facing situations no one has prepared them for. With a gifted international and American cast and outstanding cinematography, director Barney Elliot tells a story that is unpredictable, emotional and ultimately questioning whether the end can justify the means.

– Svetlana Krotek

Mistress America

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | R | 1 hr, 24 min | Comedy

In MISTRESS AMERICA, Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes.

Director: Noah Baumbach. Writers: Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig (screenplay) Stars: Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke, Seth Barrish

Mistress America

7:30 pm | R | 1 hr, 24 min | Comedy

In MISTRESS AMERICA, Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes.

Director: Noah Baumbach. Writers: Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig (screenplay) Stars: Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke, Seth Barrish

Mistress America

7:30 pm | R | 1 hr, 24 min | Comedy

In MISTRESS AMERICA, Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes.

Director: Noah Baumbach. Writers: Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig (screenplay) Stars: Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke, Seth Barrish

Comedy Benefit for the Hudson Valley Comedy Festival

9:30 pm | $10 | Live show

On October 9th join some of the best national and local stand-up comedy acts at the Rosendale Theatre as we raise money for the upcoming Hudson Valley Comedy Festival. Festival founder and comedian Shannan Hunt hosts as local favorites Andy Mcdermott, Peter Vinogradov, Mike McGrath, Jody Lee, Albany comic Tony Rogers, and NYC powerhouse Yogi Paliwal take the stage. A not-to-miss event!

The 2016 Hudson Valley Comedy Festival is a three day jubilee of comedy that takes place in historic and scenic Kingston, NY and Saugerties, NY- just 2 hours north of NYC and 40 minutes south of Albany. Founded in 2015 by comedian and documentarian Shannan Hunt, comedy producer Chris Khatami and local comedian and producer Andy McDermott, the festival will give upstate New York comedy audiences a chance to attend a mix of stand-up comedy shows, live podcast tapings, comedy film screenings, workshops and panels.

Grandma

1:00 pm | $5 matinee | R | 1 hr 19 min | Comedy
Lily Tomlin stars as Elle who has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle’s granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 bucks before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.

Grandma

7:30 pm | R | 1 hr 19 min | Comedy
Lily Tomlin stars as Elle who has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle’s granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 bucks before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.

A Song for You

7:30 pm | $7 | 1 hr 27 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

The award-winning film A SONG FOR YOU tells the story of George and Gisela Karp who, together with their infant daughter, and after a harrowing 5-year journey, eventually escaped Nazi-occupied France by crossing the Pyrenees on foot with the help of the French Resistance. Over 20,000 other Jews made this same attempt to gain their freedom, yet it is estimated that fewer than 800 were successful. The odds against the Karps reaching safety were quite high – yet they made it through strength of will, perseverance, and with the help of others who risked their own lives to help save the family. The mother’s songs are threaded throughout the film, echoing the singing that brought relief and hope in desperate times. Film director Sharon Karp will host a post-film discussion with the audience.

Diary of a Teenage Girl

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | R | 1 hr 42 min | Drama, Romance

A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother’s boyfriend.

Director: Marielle Heller. Writers: Phoebe Gloeckner (novel), Marielle Heller (screenplay) Stars: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig

Diary of a Teenage Girl

7:30 pm | R | 1 hr 42 min | Drama, Romance

A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother’s boyfriend.

Director: Marielle Heller. Writers: Phoebe Gloeckner (novel), Marielle Heller (screenplay) Stars: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig

Diary of a Teenage Girl

7:30 pm | R | 1 hr 42 min | Drama, Romance

A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother’s boyfriend.

Director: Marielle Heller. Writers: Phoebe Gloeckner (novel), Marielle Heller (screenplay) Stars: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig

The End of the Tour

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 7:30 pm | R | 1 hr 46 min | Drama |

The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, ‘Infinite Jest.’

Director: James Ponsoldt, Writers: Donald Margulies (screenplay), David Lipsky (book). Stars: Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky

The End of the Tour

7:30 pm | R | 1 hr 46 min | Drama |

The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, ‘Infinite Jest.’

Director: James Ponsoldt, Writers: Donald Margulies (screenplay), David Lipsky (book). Stars: Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky

The End of the Tour

7:30 pm | R | 1 hr 46 min | Drama |

The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, ‘Infinite Jest.’

Director: James Ponsoldt, Writers: Donald Margulies (screenplay), David Lipsky (book). Stars: Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky

Dance Film Sunday Presents: Capturing Grace

3:00 pm | $12/$10 members/$6 for children 12 and under | 2 hrs | Documentary, Biography, Drama | Q&A after the film with Anne Olin, Woodstock based dance therapist who runs Parkinson’s Dance & Exercise classes

It seems like two disparate realms. One occupied by some of the most acclaimed dancers in the world, people who move for a living. The other occupied by people who often struggle to move, people who have Parkinson’s disease. This is the story of what happens when those worlds intersect. We followed individuals with Parkinson’s as they prepared to stage a first ever dance performance, under the tutelage of two long time dancers at the Mark Morris Dance Group. It’s a story about determination, adversity, contending with doubt, the transformative power of art and the strength of the human spirit. This is the story of a remarkable community of dancers who have come together to rediscover the meaning of grace.

Sultans of Sonic Soul

10:00 pm | $7 / $5 for moviegoers who show their ticket stub from 7:30 film and RT members)

A Funky Underground Nocturnal Conversation
Live Musical Performance with Peter Head on guitars, Gus Mancini on sax and synth, Rusty Boris on bass, Ruperto Ifil on drums and Very Special guest: Fre Atlast on percussion. Laser light show by: Justin Peone

Stood for the Storm

2:00 pm | Q&A with director Susan Hamovitch after the film
Stood for the Storm will have its New York State premier at the Rosendale Theater. Stood for the Storm, by prize winning documentary film maker, Susan Hamovitch, is the story of Susan Boutwell LaGrange, who was one of those who “stood for the storm,” by which was meant did not evacuate. Sue managed to survive Hurricane Katrina by the skin of her teeth.

Stood for the Storm is a unique film for its time spent with it characters. The film lingers for four years in the home of Susan and her small family, as well as the community of St. Bernard Parish, LA where they live. Sue and her family lived a nickel away from poverty before the storm. And so Katrina not surprisingly dramatically impacts their financial status. They’re dead broke. Yet Sue clutches Quixotic hopes for a “move up” in the world, taking advantage of the rock bottom prices of the gutted houses that have now flooded the market. But she faces countless unanticipated obstacles that make her question the very premise of social mobility. Some if not most are connected to long-held perception of race still holding strong in this part of Louisiana. And then there’s the rest of life. Blindsided by the storms of her adolescent daughter, as well as a newly unemployed husband, she is often caught wondering what life has to offer any more. The film isn’t always easy to watch, but on this 10th anniversary. Stood for the Storm is ultimately a rich and valuable exploration into the complexities of survival in our stratified society.

For more information please visit the website http://stoodforthestorm.com

American Native

7:30 pm | 1 hour 18 minutes | Documentary
American Native is a groundbreaking documentary about a misunderstood indigenous tribe living just thirty minutes from Manhattan. The film explores the group’s fight for recognition as Native Americans after decades of being shrouded in mystery and discrimination. American Native examines the community’s efforts to gain recognition as a Native American tribe from the Federal Government and the private interests that may have colluded behind the scenes to prevent them from doing so. Through expert interviews and unbridled access, the film provides an in-depth look at the complex past, volatile present and endangered future of the Ramapough Lenape Nation.

American Native is currently in the midst of an impressive film festival run with appearances at The Napa Valley, Athens International, St. Tropez, Black Hills and San Antonio Film Festivals among others…most recently winning best documentary feature at the prestigious Manchester International Film Festival in England. Through it all, the film has received some wonderful exposure and garnered praise by several powerful media outlets including The New York Times, Native Sun News, The New Jersey Star Ledger, Asbury Park Press and The Bergen Record.

It is our hope as filmmakers that American Native elicits a conversation about race and identity in our country today by examining the academic, cultural and social definitions of the term ‘Native American.’

To discover more about this important film, visit http://www.americannative-themovie.com where you can watch the trailer, learn about the production team and most importantly, the fascinating history of the Ramapough Lenape Nation.

Amy

7:30pm | 2 hours, 8 minutes | R | Documentary, Biography, Music

Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once in two generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines.

Trainwreck

7:30 pm | 2 hours, 5 minutes | R | Comedy, Romance

Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy. Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo-enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment-but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

7:30 pm | 1 hour, 45 minutes | PG | Action, Adventure, Drama

A ten-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family’s ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country aboard a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.

T.S. Spivet lives on a remote ranch in Montana with his parents, his sister Gracie and his brother Layton. A gifted child with a passion for science, he has invented a perpetual motion machine, for which he has been awarded the prestigious Baird Prize by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. He leaves a note for his family and hops a freight train to make his way across the United States and receive his prize. But no one there suspects that the lucky winner is a ten-year-old child with a very dark secret…

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

7:30 pm | 1 hour, 45 minutes | PG | Action, Adventure, Drama

A ten-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family’s ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country aboard a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.

T.S. Spivet lives on a remote ranch in Montana with his parents, his sister Gracie and his brother Layton. A gifted child with a passion for science, he has invented a perpetual motion machine, for which he has been awarded the prestigious Baird Prize by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. He leaves a note for his family and hops a freight train to make his way across the United States and receive his prize. But no one there suspects that the lucky winner is a ten-year-old child with a very dark secret…

Testament of Youth

WEDNESDAY MATINEES ARE BACK! ONLY $5 AT 1:00

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 2 hours, 9 minutes | PG – 13 | Biography, Drama, History, War

A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I – a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.
Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.

Let’s Go to the Movies Gala Dinner and Auction

Date: October 24, 2015
Time: 6:30 – 11:00 pm
Location: The Belltower (next door to the theatre)
Entertainment: Soul Purpose – 7 piece band and dancing

The Rosendale Theatre Gala event “Let’s Go to The Movies” will take place on October 24, 2015 at the beautiful Belltower Venue, next door to the theatre. This is a red carpet event. Come as the star you know you are! The evening will start with specialty cocktails, then dinner, dancing, and a silent and live auction. Come dance to the 7 piece band, Soul Purpose. We are asking the finest chefs from all around the area to make a very special dish using local ingredients. This will be an elegantly fun affair!
BUY YOUR TICKETS
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Testament of Youth

7:30 pm | 2 hours, 9 minutes | PG – 13 | Biography, Drama, History, War

A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I – a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.
Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.

Testament of Youth

7:30 pm | 2 hours, 9 minutes | PG – 13 | Biography, Drama, History, War

A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I – a story of young love, the futility of war, and how to make sense of the darkest times.
Testament of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman’s point of view. A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.

Trainwreck

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 2 hours, 5 minutes | R | Comedy, Romance

Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy. Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo-enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment-but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.

Trainwreck

7:30 pm | 2 hours, 5 minutes | R | Comedy, Romance

Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy. Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Schumer) head by her rascal of a dad (Colin Quinn) that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo-enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment-but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.

Spy

8:00 pm Film begins later than normal FRIDAY ONLY | 2 hours | R | Action, Comedy, Crime

A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

Irrational Man

7:30 pm | 1 hour, 36 minutes | R | Drama, Mystery

A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.

When a burned-out, brilliant professor – one who believes in lessons from life rather than textbooks – takes a job at a small college, everyone there is abuzz. He becomes involved with a teacher as well as a precocious student, but it takes a dramatic, existential act to turn his life around and make him see the world through a much rosier and more positive perspective. Written and directed by Woody Allen.

Irrational Man

7:30 pm | 1 hour, 36 minutes | R | Drama, Mystery

A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.

When a burned-out, brilliant professor – one who believes in lessons from life rather than textbooks – takes a job at a small college, everyone there is abuzz. He becomes involved with a teacher as well as a precocious student, but it takes a dramatic, existential act to turn his life around and make him see the world through a much rosier and more positive perspective. Written and directed by Woody Allen.

March in the Parade: a Play with Music for Young Audiences

7:30 pm | Free admission | Approximately 1 hour in length | Q & A at the end

Boy oh boy! How things can go wrong when all that you really want to do is decorate your bike for the Fourth of July Parade! “March in the Parade: a Play with Music for Young Audiences” will be given a workshop “work in progress” reading. A winsome new play in development about the adventures of Joey, a Caucasian boy, and Antoinette, an African-American girl, and how their friendship is tested by bullying and racism. It was written by Edward Versailles who also wrote lyrics, with music and lyrics by Harvey Kaiser; AnnChris Warren is the director.

Lambert & Stamp

7:30 pm | R | 1 hr 57 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to search for a subject for their underground movie, leading them to discover, mentor, and manage the iconic band known as The Who and create rock ‘n’ roll history.

Infinitely Polar Bear

7:30 | 1 hour, 30 minutes | R | Comedy, Drama

A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don’t make the overwhelming task any easier.

Maya Forbes autobiographically inflected Infinitely Polar Bear stars Mark Ruffalo as Cameron, a man who suffers from bipolar disorder. After a breakdown forces him to leave his family and move into a halfway house, he attempts to rebuild a relationship with his two daughters, and win back the trust of his wife Maggie (Zoe Saldana). When Maggie decides to go to business school in New York, they decide that he will move back in and take care of the day-to-day care for the kids. Due to his mercurial nature, this leads to a series of quirky, funny, and sometimes frightening episodes. Infinitely Polar Bear screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Shakespeare Slam

5:00 pm, $5

What else would you expect from Rosendale? Rosendale Theatre will celebrate the artistic legacy of William Shakespeare with a Shakespeare Slam—a gathering to tangle with the Bard in songs, soliloquys, scenes, and sketches. The program includes the work of William Shakespeare as well as works that were Shakespeare inspired like “The Original Julius Caesar, with Apologies to Old Jews Telling Jokes,” written by Howard Menikoff. In separate excerpts from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the magical character of Puck will be played respectively by three very different actors. It is an event made for the connoisseur as well as the curious as the theme of this event is to bring the community together in a motley mash-up meant to result “as you like it.” The program will last approximately 75 minutes.

Conceived as a “kick-off” event to commemorate the 5th Anniversary of the purchase of the Theatre by the Rosendale Theatre Collective, the Shakespeare Slam! will include appearances by Doug Motel, Carrie Wykoff, Ann Citron, Mourka, Claudia Brown, Phillip X. Levine, Bobbi Katz, Monique Fowler, Johanna Winer, Raine Grayson, Tim Bruck, Zach Gibson, Don Fraser, Maitreya Wykoff-Motel, Fiona Frazer-Gross, Jason Dempsey, David Wilkes, Marcy Bernstein, Lilly Azmitia, Bill Vanaver, and Krista Muller. We hope that this will become an annual summer tradition for Rosendale.

Quote from Mary Lois Adshead, who is coordinating the event: “This is a first-time venture for Rosendale, and through it we hope to excite a community-wide love for the works of Shakespeare. We’re all having so much fun working with the scenes, which show the infinite artistry and variety of one of the greatest writers of all time! Watching the show will be a great way for young and old to acquaint themselves with some of the most poetic language ever to be created for the stage.”

National Theatre from London: Hamlet

3:00 pm, $12/$10 members | 2 hrs 30 min

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

National Theatre from London: The Audience

3:00 pm, $12/$10 members | PG 13 | running time 2 hours

Nominated for three Tony Awards®, The Audience sees Helen Mirren reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II, following her Academy Award® win for the same role The Queen. Encore screenings of the original West End production of The Audience, captured live in London in 2013, feature an exclusive Q&A with Stephen Daldry and Helen Mirren.

For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.

From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

The Audience has received three 2015 Tony Award® nominations for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Helen Mirren), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role (Richard McCabe) and Best Costume Design (Bob Crowley). The production has also been nominated for 6 Outer Critics Circle Awards (including Outstanding New Broadway Play), 4 Drama League Awards (including Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play) and 2 Drama Desk Awards (including Outstanding Actress in a Play).
The Audience is written by Peter Morgan (The Queen) and directed by two-time Tony Award® winner and Academy Award®-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours), and was presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.
Encore screenings feature a live performance recorded during the original run of the production in London’s West End in 2013, and feature the original West End cast.

National Theatre from London: Everyman

3:00 pm | $12/$10 members | 1 hr 40 min
BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.

Dance Film Sundays: Antonio Gades’ Blood Wedding by the Gades Company and

3:00 pm, $12/$10 members/$6 children

Experience a cornucopia of flamenco and classic Spanish dance when Rosendale Theatre screens Antonio Gades’ Blood Wedding by the Gades Company, captured on HD at Teatro Real, Madrid. Additionally, flamenco artist Anna Mazo and dancers from The Vanaver Caravan SummerDance on Tour! will give the Rosendale Theatre’s new stage floor a good workout with live performances. The program will last approximately 75 minutes.

Created in In 1974, Antonio Gades pushed Spanish dance into new artistic territory with Blood Wedding, a powerful synthesis of flamenco, ballet, folk and contemporary dance tied together with a dramatic story. It is considered a classic. Based on the play by Federico García Lorca, the ballet’s dramaturg is Alfredo Mañas and the music was composed by Emilio de Diego and it features dancers Vanesa Vento and Joaquín Mulero. Gades said about the fight at the end between Leonardo and the Groom, which in a way sums up his attitude to creativity and performance in his art: “That fight is the most difficult thing I’ve done in my whole life. I expect a lot of myself, I expect everything. I want to synthesise that pain, dance like a man that is going to die and is meeting his death with austerity, without becoming frantic or making a spectacle.”

DANCING LESSONS: live theater presented by ACTORS & WRITERS

A & W reading 7-9 pm, Live Auction 9-10
Sponsored by Chronogram and Ulster Savings Bank
A fundraiser for Kids from Nepal
$20 Suggested Donation (More if you can, Less if you can’t)
Doors open @ 6:45 pm

Actors & Writers, in collaboration with the Rosendale Theatre, will present a special reading of Mark St. Germain’s acclaimed play Dancing Lessons as a benefit for earthquake survivors in Nepal.

Performed by local favorites David Smilow and Dannah Chaifetz, and directed by Shelley Wyant, Dancing Lessons is an offbeat comedy about a brilliant, socially clueless professor with pronounced autism who desperately wants to learn how to dance so he can participate in an upcoming awards banquet. He turns to a badly injured Broadway dancer who lives in his building, and learns that emotionally, she’s far more damaged than he is. The Albany Times Union called Dancing Lessons “a terrific new romantic comedy” and the New York Times praised “the adroit writing of Mr. St. Germain, a shrewd specialist in matters of human psychology.”

Doors open at 6:45 and the reading begins at 7pm, to be followed by a live auction from 9-10pm. Admission is flexible: $20 suggested donation (more if you can, less if you can’t). All proceeds will be donated to help earthquake victims in Nepal via the Blue Butterfly Foundation (www.bluebutterflyfoundation.org) and the Himalayan Yeti Club, where 100% of donations go directly to local people in need. All participants are donating their services, and the event is sponsored by the Rosendale Theatre, Ulster Savings Bank, and Chronogram.

The Blue Butterfly Foundation
Changing Lives through the Power of Compassion
Phone: 845-901-8699
PO Box 387, Tillson, New York 12486
For more information:
info@bluebutterflyfoundation.org

National Theatre from London: A View from the Bridge

3:00 pm, $12/$10 members | 2 hours
Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece, broadcast from London’s West End by National Theatre Live.

Spy

7:30 pm | 2 hours | R | Action, Comedy, Crime

A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

Spy

7:30 pm | 2 hours | R | Action, Comedy, Crime

A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

Rosendale Comedy 2Night Market

9:30 pm, $5

Aspiring comics take to the stage!
Series continues through the 4th Friday Night Market Season, ending October 23rd.
Call Gladys Q @ 845-338-3646

Sign up to stand up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aoDUqG2teCKMNanCR4tdKKspS_Vjk0vAhXZp4_Ki3BM/viewform

Rosendale Comedy 2Night Market

9:30 pm, $5

Aspiring comics take to the stage!
Series continues through the 4th Friday Night Market Season, ending October 23rd.
Call Gladys Q @ 845-338-3646

Sign up to stand up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aoDUqG2teCKMNanCR4tdKKspS_Vjk0vAhXZp4_Ki3BM/viewform

Rosendale Comedy 2 NiteMarket

9:30 pm | $5 | Hosted by Jesseica McNabb and Leif Grund

Aspiring comics take to the stage!
Series continues through the 4th Friday Night Market Season, ending October 23rd.
Call Gladys Q @ 845-338-3646

Sign up to stand up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aoDUqG2teCKMNanCR4tdKKspS_Vjk0vAhXZp4_Ki3BM/viewform

Rosendale Comedy 2 NiteMarket

9:30 pm, $5

Aspiring comics take to the stage!
Series continues through the 4th Friday Night Market Season, ending October 23rd.
Call Gladys Q @ 845-338-3646

Sign up to stand up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aoDUqG2teCKMNanCR4tdKKspS_Vjk0vAhXZp4_Ki3BM/viewform

Pitch Perfect 2

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 55 minutes | PG -13 | Comedy, Music

This is the last Wednesday matinee for the months of July & August. See you again in September!

After a humiliating command performance at Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Live performance by The Sojourner Playhouse

2:00 pm & 5:00 pm | FREE admission | Audience members must walk in from designated parking areas during the Rosendale Street Festival

The Sojourner Playhouse is very proud to present The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, an adaptation of the beloved book by L. Frank Baum. Dorothy Gale of Kansas is whisked away to a bizarre world, millions of miles from her home, and goes off in search of a famous wizard to help her return. On her journey- for which her faithful dog Toto tags along- she befriends a motley assortment of characters, all longing to have their wishes fulfilled by the wizard, too. During their quest, they work together to overcome obstacles, only to discover in the end that what they each sought was within reach all along. Director Nikki Vly, with the help of a group of students, wove the script directly from the original book (not the movie)specifically for this cast of children ages eight through eleven. The production is the culmination of the Sojourner Playhouse’s three week summer theater program. The Playhouse is offering the show FREE OF CHARGE at the Rosendale Theater on Saturday, June 18th, at 2 PM and 5 PM, as part of the Rosendale Street Festival. Please come and enjoy the show!

Rocks in my Pocket

5:00 pm | Animation, Comedy, Drama | 1 hr 28 min

Presented by the Hudson Valley Programmer’s Group, “Rocks In My Pockets” is a story of mystery and redemption. The film is based on true events involving five women of Signe Baumane’s family, including herself, and their battles with depression and suicide. It raises questions of how much family genetics determine who we are and if it is possible to outsmart one’s own DNA. The film is packed with visual metaphors, surreal images and a twisted sense of humor. It is an animated tale full of art, women, strange daring stories, Latvian accents, history, nature, adventure and more.

Shake the Dust

3:00 pm, $10/$9 members/$6 children

Follow B-Boys and B-Girls on the streets of Colombia, Cambodia, Uganda, and Yemen in “Shake the Dust,” a fresh documentary about the power of community, dance, and hip-hop as tools for positive social change. From executive producer and rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones and journalist-turned-filmmaker Adam Sjöberg, “Shake the Dust” chronicles the influence of breakdancing and explores how this original music and dance form invented in America strikes a resonant chord world-wide. Showcasing some of the most jaw-dropping breakdancing moves ever committed to film, “Shake the Dust” is an inspiring tribute to the uplifting power of music and movement.

“Shake the Dust” explores the world of breakdancing beyond the New York City streets, charting the movement’s growth in slums, favelas, and ghettos across the globe. “We know we can’t dance our way out of poverty,” a voiceover on the trailer muses. “But breakdancing fills our hearts with hope.” Its soundtrack features music by Nas, Talib Kweli, and Common as well as a roster of international artists. “…[T]he abundant energy and acrobatic prowess displayed by the street kids whose sheer joy in performing is as inspiring as it is infectious,” wrote Frank Scheck in The Hollywood Reporter.
The documentary was produced by David Jacobson, an independent producer & entertainment, who also co-produced the high profile independent feature film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”

Dance Film Sundays, a series which started in June 2010 under the auspices of the Rosendale Theatre Collective, are held on the 2nd Sunday of every month at Rosendale Theatre.

Love & Mercy

7:30 pm | PG-13 | 2 hrs 1 min | Biography, Drama, Music
[Saturday, August 1 – DOUBLE FEATURE $12: Love & Mercy 7:30 + Lambert & Stamp 9:30]

LOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.

Rosendale Comedy 2 NiteMarket

9:30 pm, $5

Aspiring comics take to the stage!
Series continues through the 4th Friday Night Market Season, ending October 23rd.
Call Gladys Q @ 845-338-3646

Sign up to stand up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1aoDUqG2teCKMNanCR4tdKKspS_Vjk0vAhXZp4_Ki3BM/viewform

National Theatre from London: Man and Superman

3:00 pm | $12/$10 members

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

B.R.A.W.L presents THE MEN’S BEAUTY PAGEANT

8:30 pm | $15 or $25 for the first 3 rows
Advance tickets:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1606417

Doors open at 8:00 pm. Music by the Rosendale Improvement Association Brass Band and Social Club gets you in gear starting at 7:30 pm.

Yes, we know, it has been a long time. Since you last heard from us,
Hudson Valley BRAWL hosted our first ever BRAWL in Orange County, raising a lot of money for a collective of women’s organizations based in Newburgh. We also met with theatrical, philanthropic women’s arm wrestling leagues from all over the U.S. at a forum in our nation’s capital. Now we are taking all this spirit and creating something entirely new in our laboratory of hopes and dreams.

Men are so beautiful, we want to celebrate them! The Hudson Valley Broads’ Regional Arm Wrestling League (B.R.A.W.L.), an organization in the business of celebrating women’s strength, is now reaching out to our man friends. People who identify as men, whether straight, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex, ? will be sharing their personal vision of beauty.

Reasons why you would not want to miss this:
-Opening number by Truckpile never before heard on this planet! (So cool!)
-Proceeds go to both Sparrow’s Nest (http://sparrowsnestcharity.org/about-sparrows-nest/) & Rosendale Theatre Collective (rosendaletheatre.dreamhosters.com). (So laudable!)
-Evening Wear! (Total elegance!)
-Swimwear! (Sea worthiness!)
-Talent! (Heavy-duty entertainment!)
-Grandiose notions of a better world! (Fabulosity!)
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Pitch Perfect 2

7:30 pm | 1 hour, 55 minutes | PG -13 | Comedy, Music

After a humiliating command performance at Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.

Pirate Birthday Party

7:15 pm | $10

New Paltz resident Peter Ferland’s homemade feature-length comedy “Pirate Birthday Party” screened in Rosendale in March to a full house. “The plan was to show it once and then move on,” Ferland said. “But it went so well, and there have been so many requests from people who want to see it again, we’re showing it a second time.’”

The family comedy is the story of well-meaning parents who are throwing a birthday party for their 14 year-old son who would rather not be there. A trailer for the movie can be seen on the filmmaker’s website www.peterferland.com and before showtimes at the Rosendale Theatre.

The independent movie was shot in the summer and fall of 2013 and took 2 years to edit. The local cast includes the filmmaker’s sons: Oliver Ferland as the disgruntled teen and Henry Ferland as his irksome younger brother. Nancy O. Graham plays the concerned mother, Jessica Maciag plays his suspicious former teacher. Writer-Director Ferland plays the father.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 2 hours, 9 minutes | R | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

7:15 pm | 2 hours, 9 minutes | R | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

7:15 pm | 2 hours, 9 minutes | R | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

Dear White People

1 hour, 48 minutes | R | Comedy, Drama

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly, provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety’s annual “10 Directors to Watch.”

One Chance

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 43 minutes | PG-13 | Biography, Comedy, Drama

From the director of The Devil Wears Prada, ONE CHANCE is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for ‘Britain’s Got Talent.’ Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice, Paul went on to win ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and the hearts of millions. Fresh from celebrating his Tony Award-winning Broadway run in ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’, BAFTA winner James Corden (THE HISTORY BOYS) stars as Paul Potts and is supported by an acclaimed ensemble cast that includes Julie Walters (MAMMA MIA!, CALENDAR GIRLS, BILLY ELLIOT), Mackenzie Crook (THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN), Colm Meaney (GET HIM TO THE GREEK), Jemima Rooper (KINKY BOOTS) and rising star Alexandra Roach (THE IRON LADY). Directed by David Frankel (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, MARLEY & ME, HOPE SPRINGS) and written by Justin Zackham (THE BUCKET LIST), ONE CHANCE is produced by Mike Menchel, Brad Weston, Kris Thykier (KICK-ASS, THE DEBT, I GIVE IT A YEAR), Simon Cowell, and executive produced by Bob and Harvey Weinstein. (c) Weinstein Co.

Pride

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 2 hours | R | Comedy, Drama, History

PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

Pride

7:15 pm | 2 hours | R | Comedy, Drama, History

PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

Pride

7:15 pm | 2 hours | R | Comedy, Drama, History

PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

America’s Next Top

9:30 pm | Live performance | $15 advance/$20 door
Advance tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/895439

Comic and actor, Julie Novak, debuted her bold, hilarious, and ground-breaking one-woman-show, “America’s Next Top: One Top’s Hysterical Take on Life, Love, Tools and Boxes” during this year’s Women’s Week in Provincetown. “I laughed until I cried,” said one audience member after the show. “I’ve never felt so energized by any other performer I’ve seen in Provincetown and I’ve seen them all,” said a Women’s Week veteran.

My Old Lady

1:00 pm | 1 hour, 47 minutes | PG-13 | Comedy, Drama

Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he’s shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to budge. His apartment is a viager – an ancient French real estate system with complex rules pertaining to its resale – and the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), who has lived in the apartment with her daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas) for many years, can by contract collect monthly payments from Mathias until her death.

Dance Film Sunday: Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb VS. Gravity

3:00 pm, $10/$9 members/$6 children

Take an exhilarating journey with MacArthur “Genius” daredevil choreographer Elizabeth Streb and her dancers as they push the boundaries between action and art in pursuit of human flight in Born To Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity at Rosendale Theatre, on Sunday, November 9, at 3:00 pm (new time). Streb’s movement philosophy “anything too safe is not action” is dazzlingly and breathlessly documented by Emmy-nominated film-maker Catherine Gund. “…Makes for jaw-dropping viewing,” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

HALLOWEEN NIGHT!
9:00 pm | $10/$8 in costume and members | 1h 41m | 1975 Musical/Comedy | Rated R
An outrageous assemblage of the most stereotyped science fiction movies, Marvel comics, Frankie Avalon / Annette Funicello outings and rock ‘n’ roll of every vintage. Running through the story is the sexual confusion of two middle American “Ike Age” kids confronted by the complications of the decadent morality of the 70’s, represented in the person of the mad “doctor” Frank N Furter, a transvestite from the planet Transexual in the galaxy of Transylvania. Stars: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick

Live performances throughout the film, lyrics to songs provided for sing-a-longs, $5 bags of audience participation props. NO TOAST, NO CONFETTI, NO WATER PLEASE!!!

Tales of the Hudson Valley (Live theater!)

11:00 am MATINEE | $12/$10 for senior citizens 65 years and older/$6 for children 12 and under. There is also a 10 percent discount available for parties of 10 or more.

“Tales of the Hudson Valley,” features a theatrical adaptation of the works of Washington Irving, America’s first man of letters. The performance will include portions of Irving’s popular stories and characters, including Rip van Winkle, Ichabod Crane and many others.

Get on Up

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 2 hours, 19 minutes | PG-13 | Biography, Drama, Music

In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award (R)-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.

Get on Up

7:15 pm | 2 hours, 19 minutes | PG-13 | Biography, Drama, Music

In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award (R)-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.

The Skeleton Twins

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 33 minutes | R | Drama

When estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) feel they’re at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong. As the twins reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship.

The Skeleton Twins

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 33 minutes | R | Drama

When estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) feel they’re at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong. As the twins reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship.

Magic in the Moonlight

Two shows! 5:00 pm and 7:15 pm | 1 hour, 37 minutes | PG-13 | Comedy, Romance

Chinese conjuror Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of his age, but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth), a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists’ claims. Persuaded by his friend, Howard Burkan (Simon McBurney), Stanley goes on a mission to the Côte d’Azur mansion of the Catledge family: mother Grace (Jacki Weaver), son Brice (Hamish Linklater), and daughter Caroline (Erica Leerhsen). He presents himself as a businessman named Stanley Taplinger in order to debunk the alluring young clairvoyant Sophie Baker (Emma Stone) who is staying there with her mother (Marcia Gay Harden). Sophie arrived at the Catledge villa at the invitation of Grace, who is convinced that Sophie can help her contact her late husband, and once there, attracted the attention of Brice, who has fallen for her head over heels. What follows is a series of events that are magical in every sense of the word and send the characters reeling. In the end, the biggest trick MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT plays is the one that fools us all. (C) Sony Pictures Classics

Dance Film Sundays: Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Moulin Rouge

2:00 pm | 130 minutes | $10/$9 members/$6 children

Yes, we Can-can! High-kicking choreography, a story of passion and romance set in bohemian Paris, stunning sets and costumes–Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Moulin Rouge – The Ballet is an international hit. The production comes to Rosendale Theatre in the form of a gorgeous HD cinema event on Sunday, September 14, at 2:00 pm. Conceived by choreographer Jorden Morris, Moulin Rouge – The Ballet, is the 75 year old Royal Winnipeg’s biggest box office success to date.

Atlanta’s INtown newspaper proclaimed, “It’s moments like this that make ballet fans out of people who think they don’t like ballet.” The score for Moulin Rouge is a dreamy cocktail from composers Debussy, Massenet, Lehar, and many others including Edith Piaf. Lavish costumes by Anne Armit and Shannon Lovelace and Andrew Beck’s set makes for a theatrical spectacle that is becoming rare-er and rare-er in the ballet world and need to be seen. Stars Amanda Green, Christian Clark, Yosuke Mino, Amar Dhaliwal with the Artists of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, magically transport us to the City of Light.

The Giver

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 37 minutes | PG-13 | Drama, Sci-Fi

The haunting story of THE GIVER centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. THE GIVER is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. (C) Weinstein

The Giver

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 37 minutes | PG-13 | Drama, Sci-Fi

The haunting story of THE GIVER centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. THE GIVER is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. (C) Weinstein

The Giver

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 37 minutes | PG-13 | Drama, Sci-Fi

The haunting story of THE GIVER centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. THE GIVER is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. (C) Weinstein

Land Ho!

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 35 minutes | R | Adventure, Comedy

A pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law sets off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. Their picaresque adventures, from trendy Reykjavík to rugged outback, are a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship.

Land Ho!

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 35 minutes | R | Adventure, Comedy

A pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law sets off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. Their picaresque adventures, from trendy Reykjavík to rugged outback, are a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship.

Land Ho!

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 35 minutes | R | Adventure, Comedy

A pair of 60-something ex-brothers-in-law sets off on a road trip through Iceland, hoping to reclaim their youth. Their picaresque adventures, from trendy Reykjavík to rugged outback, are a throwback to classic bawdy road comedies as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship.

The Forgotten Kingdom

7:15 pm | 1 hour 36 6 min | Drama | in Sesotho with English subtitles
Atang Mokoenya leaves the slums of Johannesburg to return to his ancestral land of Lesotho, where he must bury his estranged father in the remote, mountainous village where he was born. Stirred by memories of his youth, he falls in love with his childhood friend, Dineo, now a radiant young school teacher. Through her, Atang is drawn toward the mystical beauty and hardships of the people and land he had forgotten, and faces his own bittersweet reckoning.

Boyhood

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey. (c) Sundance Film Fest

Boyhood

7:15 pm

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey. (c) Sundance Film Fest

A Most Wanted Man

7:15 pm
When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true identity – oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Willem Dafoe.

Cold in July

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 49 minutes | Drama, Thriller
Q&A with director Jim Mickle and producer Linda Moran on Thursday, July 24

How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of a low-life burglar, Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town; hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Shortly after Dane kills the home intruder, his life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence. Twists and turns continue to pile up as the film reaches its inevitable destination: a gore-soaked dead end. Michael C. Hall brings a shell-shocked vulnerability to his portrayal of Dane that contrasts perfectly with the grizzled “badasses” portrayed by Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. Directed with an excellent eye for the visual poetry of noir, this pulpy, southern-fried mystery is a throwback to an older breed of action films; one where every punch and shotgun blast opens up both physical and spiritual wounds. Cold in July is hard to shake as an east Texas summer.(C) IFC

Cold in July

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 49 minutes | Drama, Thriller

How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of a low-life burglar, Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town; hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Shortly after Dane kills the home intruder, his life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence. Twists and turns continue to pile up as the film reaches its inevitable destination: a gore-soaked dead end. Michael C. Hall brings a shell-shocked vulnerability to his portrayal of Dane that contrasts perfectly with the grizzled “badasses” portrayed by Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. Directed with an excellent eye for the visual poetry of noir, this pulpy, southern-fried mystery is a throwback to an older breed of action films; one where every punch and shotgun blast opens up both physical and spiritual wounds. Cold in July is hard to shake as an east Texas summer.(C) IFC

Cold in July

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 49 minutes | Drama, Thriller
There will be a Q&A with director Jim Mickle and producer Linda Moran on Thursday, July 24

How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of a low-life burglar, Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town; hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Shortly after Dane kills the home intruder, his life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence. Twists and turns continue to pile up as the film reaches its inevitable destination: a gore-soaked dead end. Michael C. Hall brings a shell-shocked vulnerability to his portrayal of Dane that contrasts perfectly with the grizzled “badasses” portrayed by Sam Shepard and Don Johnson. Directed with an excellent eye for the visual poetry of noir, this pulpy, southern-fried mystery is a throwback to an older breed of action films; one where every punch and shotgun blast opens up both physical and spiritual wounds. Cold in July is hard to shake as an east Texas summer.(C) IFC

The Hundred-Foot Journey

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | Rated PG | Drama

In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award (R)-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing. (c) Disney

The Hundred-Foot Journey

7:15 pm | Rated PG | Drama

In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award (R)-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing. (c) Disney

The Hundred-Foot Journey

7:15 pm | Rated PG | Drama

In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award (R)-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing. (c) Disney

Obvious Child

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 24 minutes | R | Comedy, Romance

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy, and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn’t facing it all on her own. It’s allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. And be truly vulnerable. Never failing to find the comedy and humanity in each awkward situation she encounters, Donna finds out along the way what it means to be as brave in life as she is on stage. Anchored by a breakout performance from Jenny Slate, OBVIOUS CHILD is a winning discovery, packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant human honesty. Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre handles the topic of Donna’s unwanted pregnancy with a refreshing matter-of-factness rarely seen onscreen. And with Donna, Slate and Robespierre have crafted a character for the ages – a female audiences will recognize, cheer for, and love.

Obvious Child

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 24 minutes | R | Comedy, Romance

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy, and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn’t facing it all on her own. It’s allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. And be truly vulnerable. Never failing to find the comedy and humanity in each awkward situation she encounters, Donna finds out along the way what it means to be as brave in life as she is on stage. Anchored by a breakout performance from Jenny Slate, OBVIOUS CHILD is a winning discovery, packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant human honesty. Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre handles the topic of Donna’s unwanted pregnancy with a refreshing matter-of-factness rarely seen onscreen. And with Donna, Slate and Robespierre have crafted a character for the ages – a female audiences will recognize, cheer for, and love.

Obvious Child

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 24 minutes | R | Comedy, Romance

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy, and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn’t facing it all on her own. It’s allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. And be truly vulnerable. Never failing to find the comedy and humanity in each awkward situation she encounters, Donna finds out along the way what it means to be as brave in life as she is on stage. Anchored by a breakout performance from Jenny Slate, OBVIOUS CHILD is a winning discovery, packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant human honesty. Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre handles the topic of Donna’s unwanted pregnancy with a refreshing matter-of-factness rarely seen onscreen. And with Donna, Slate and Robespierre have crafted a character for the ages – a female audiences will recognize, cheer for, and love.

Venus in Fur

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 36 minutes | NR |Drama | French with English subtitles

Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play by David Ives, which itself was based on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s groundbreaking novella, VENUS IN FUR is the latest film from master filmmaker Roman Polanski. Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for his new play, writer-director Thomas (Amalric) complains that no actress he’s seen has what it takes to play the lead female character: a woman who enters into an agreement with her male counterpart to dominate him as her slave. Thomas is about to leave the theater when actress Vanda (Seigner) bursts in, a whirlwind of erratic – and, it turns out, erotic – energy. At first she seems to embody everything Thomas has been lamenting. She is pushy, foul-mouthed, desperate and ill-prepared – or so it seems. When Thomas finally, reluctantly, agrees to let her try out for the part, he is stunned and captivated by her transformation. Not only is Vanda a perfect fit (even sharing the character’s name), but she apparently has researched the role exhaustively, learned her lines by heart and even bought her own props. The likeness proves to be much more than skin-deep. As the extended “audition” builds momentum, Thomas moves from attraction to obsession until, with Vanda taking an ever more dominant role, the balance of power shifts completely.

Venus in Fur

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 36 minutes | NR |Drama | French with English subtitles

Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play by David Ives, which itself was based on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s groundbreaking novella, VENUS IN FUR is the latest film from master filmmaker Roman Polanski. Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for his new play, writer-director Thomas (Amalric) complains that no actress he’s seen has what it takes to play the lead female character: a woman who enters into an agreement with her male counterpart to dominate him as her slave. Thomas is about to leave the theater when actress Vanda (Seigner) bursts in, a whirlwind of erratic – and, it turns out, erotic – energy. At first she seems to embody everything Thomas has been lamenting. She is pushy, foul-mouthed, desperate and ill-prepared – or so it seems. When Thomas finally, reluctantly, agrees to let her try out for the part, he is stunned and captivated by her transformation. Not only is Vanda a perfect fit (even sharing the character’s name), but she apparently has researched the role exhaustively, learned her lines by heart and even bought her own props. The likeness proves to be much more than skin-deep. As the extended “audition” builds momentum, Thomas moves from attraction to obsession until, with Vanda taking an ever more dominant role, the balance of power shifts completely.

Venus in Fur

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 36 minutes | NR |Drama | French with English subtitles

Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play by David Ives, which itself was based on Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s groundbreaking novella, VENUS IN FUR is the latest film from master filmmaker Roman Polanski. Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for his new play, writer-director Thomas (Amalric) complains that no actress he’s seen has what it takes to play the lead female character: a woman who enters into an agreement with her male counterpart to dominate him as her slave. Thomas is about to leave the theater when actress Vanda (Seigner) bursts in, a whirlwind of erratic – and, it turns out, erotic – energy. At first she seems to embody everything Thomas has been lamenting. She is pushy, foul-mouthed, desperate and ill-prepared – or so it seems. When Thomas finally, reluctantly, agrees to let her try out for the part, he is stunned and captivated by her transformation. Not only is Vanda a perfect fit (even sharing the character’s name), but she apparently has researched the role exhaustively, learned her lines by heart and even bought her own props. The likeness proves to be much more than skin-deep. As the extended “audition” builds momentum, Thomas moves from attraction to obsession until, with Vanda taking an ever more dominant role, the balance of power shifts completely.

Dance Film Sundays & The Vanaver Caravan Present: India Comes to Rosendale: Bollywood and Rajasthani Dance

2 pm – 4 pm | $10 /$9 members / $6 children | Bollywood Film Festival & Dance Performance at The Rosendale Theatre

4 pm – 6 pm | $35 adults / $25 children | Indian Buffet & Community Dance Workshop at The Rosendale Cafe

All Inclusive Admission: $40 adults / $20 children. Includes: Film screenings, dance performance, dinner, dance lesson, and community dance.

Enjoy a day of Indian dance, music, film, and food right here, in Ulster County. The fruit of The Vanaver Caravan’s widely acclaimed partnership with NGO Udaipur Shakti Works, begun in India in 2012, this initiative is known as Shakti Caravan. A combined effort, Shakti Caravan, is a traveling dance exchange program which creates immersive, meaningful cultural events for local communities, internationally.

Shakti Caravan will host two back-to-back events on Main Street Rosendale to welcome award-winning Indian dancers, Bharat Verma and Kishan Lal Gameti, to New York. Both dancers are founding members of the Caravan in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, and have come to continue the inspiring community outreach developed this year in India.

Life Itself

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 55 minutes | R | Documentary, Biography

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF, explores the legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

Life Itself

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 55 minutes | R | Documentary, Biography

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF, explores the legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

Life Itself

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 55 minutes | R | Documentary, Biography

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF, explores the legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

Begin Again

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE |1 hour, 44 minutes | R | Comedy, Drama, Music

The latest film from writer-director John Carney (ONCE), BEGIN AGAIN is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. BEGIN AGAIN is produced and financed by Exclusive Media and produced by Anthony Bregman, Tobin Armbrust and Judd Apatow.

Begin Again

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 44 minutes | R | Comedy, Drama, Music

The latest film from writer-director John Carney (ONCE), BEGIN AGAIN is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. BEGIN AGAIN is produced and financed by Exclusive Media and produced by Anthony Bregman, Tobin Armbrust and Judd Apatow.

Begin Again

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 44 minutes | R | Comedy, Drama, Music

The latest film from writer-director John Carney (ONCE), BEGIN AGAIN is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. BEGIN AGAIN is produced and financed by Exclusive Media and produced by Anthony Bregman, Tobin Armbrust and Judd Apatow.

Rosendale Street Festival Programming: Children’s Media Project DROP TV

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm | FREE ADMISSION

DROP TV is Children’s Media Project’s creative, high-energy series produced for youth, by youth…amped up and nearly ready for prime time!
DROP TV youth, under the guidance of professional and peer mentorship, are involved in all aspects of planning and production (and post-production): they draft and research story-lines, write scripts, scout out locations, schedule shoots, film and edit their works. This process provides local youth the undeniably marketable skills they need to further develop their goals and careers.
DROP TV highlights short youth-produced videos made by youth producers as well as work from other young video-makers from around the world. DROP TV producers receive hundreds of videos made by youth every year and choose the best short works to share with DROP TV audiences. Some organizations frequently highlighted include: Reel Grrls, Perpich Center For Art Education, Bay Area Video Coalition, and Camera Etc.

Rosendale Street Festival Programming: Children’s Media Project DROP TV

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm | FREE ADMISSION

DROP TV is Children’s Media Project’s creative, high-energy series produced for youth, by youth…amped up and nearly ready for prime time!
DROP TV youth, under the guidance of professional and peer mentorship, are involved in all aspects of planning and production (and post-production): they draft and research story-lines, write scripts, scout out locations, schedule shoots, film and edit their works. This process provides local youth the undeniably marketable skills they need to further develop their goals and careers.
DROP TV highlights short youth-produced videos made by youth producers as well as work from other young video-makers from around the world. DROP TV producers receive hundreds of videos made by youth every year and choose the best short works to share with DROP TV audiences. Some organizations frequently highlighted include: Reel Grrls, Perpich Center For Art Education, Bay Area Video Coalition, and Camera Etc.

The Last Waltz: Rosendale Theatre’s July 4th Music Invasion Weekend

4:00 pm | 1 hour, 57 minutes | PG | Documentary, Music

Martin Scorsese’s documentary of the 1976 final performance of the legendary Sixties rock group The Band is at once a show featuring some of the greatest rock performers of their generation and a bittersweet look back at an era that was just beginning to fade. As Scorsese guides the group through interview segments discussing their 15 years together, these relatively young men sound like battle-weary survivors. But The Band were in splendid form for this show, and their multiple guest stars pulled out all the stops, especially Muddy Waters, whose “Mannish Boy” is so powerful it nearly burns a hole in the screen; Van Morrison, with a rousing performance of “Caravan;” and Bob Dylan, whose “Baby Let Me Follow You Down” displays the brilliant cockiness of his barnstorming days with this band. The all-star camera crew and superb stereo sound mix create what is considered to be of the best-looking and sounding rock films ever (as the opening credit says, play this movie loud!), and two studio-shot sequences with Emmylou Harris and The Staple Singers stand on their own.

Stop Making Sense: Rosendale Theatre’s July 4th Music Invasion Weekend

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 28 minutes | NR | Documentary, Music

BEFORE THE FILM: 7:00 pm Music Trivia Final Smackdown with the winners of Rounds #1 & #2 at the Rosendale Theatre before the film.

Stop Making Sense was the first feature-length documentary effort of filmmaker Jonathan Demme. The director’s subject is The Talking Heads, a new-wave/pop-rock group comprised of David Byrne, Chris Franz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. The film was made during a three-day concert gig at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. What emerges on screen says as much about director Demme’s taste and sensitivity as it does about the group and its visionary leader Byrne. Though some of the material in Stop Making Sense overlaps with the Talking Heads’ earlier concert film The Name of This Band is Talking Heads, one never gets the feeling of by-the-numbers repetition; the group’s energy is such that it virtually explodes from the screen.

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me: Rosendale Theatre’s July 4th Music Invasion Weekend

7:15 | 1 hour, 53 minutes | PG-13 | Documentary

BEFORE THE FILM: 5:00 pm Pre-show cocktails and Round #2 of our Music Trivia fun night at The Rosendale Cafe. Holly George-Warren will sign copies of her Alex Chilton bio, A Man Called Destruction.

Q&A follows the film with director Drew DeNicola and Alex Chilton biographer Holly George-Warren

A feature-length documentary film about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music’s greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star.

July 4th Music Invasion Weekend

Friday, July 4 – Monday, July 7
$7/$5 members or a festival pass for $24 at http://musicinvasion.brownpapertickets.com
Weekend schedule:
Friday, July 4
6:00 pm Opening of “50 Years of Classic LP Covers” in the theater lobby
7:15 pm A Hard Day’s Night
Okay, go to the Bloody Fireworks! But then come back to Main Street for….
Round #1 of our Music Trivia fun night at The 1850 House after the film.

Saturday, July 5
5:00 pm Pre-show cocktails and Round #2 of our Music Trivia fun night at The Rosendale Cafe. Holly George-Warren will sign copies of her Alex Chilton bio, A Man Called Destruction.
7:15 pm Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
10:00 pm A Hard Day’s Night

Sunday, July 6
4:00 pm The Last Waltz
7:00 pm Music Trivia Final Smackdown with the winners of Rounds #1 & #2 at the Rosendale Theatre before the film
7:15 pm Stop Making Sense

Monday, July 7
7:15 pm A Hard Day’s Night

CALLING ALL RECORD COLLECTORS! Rosendale Theatre’s July 4th Music Invasion Weekend

Rosendale Theatre wants to know what classic LPs you’ve got in your closet.

The theatre is mounting an exhibition of 50 Years of Classic LP Covers in its lobby to coincide with the “Music Invasion Film Festival” over the weekend of July 4th.

The curators are seeking the widest selection from Hudson Valley music fans in all categories: pop, jazz, blues, R & B, folk, rock n roll, rock, classical, novelty. The possibilities are endless—and very, very cool.

The total number of LP covers in the exhibition—using just about every square inch of the lobby walls–will be approximately 80.

The Theatre will take the greatest care with your LP cover (you will keep the vinyl record). All covers will be professionally hung similar to a photography exhibit, without any alteration to the item.

To submit your LP for consideration, please email the artist name and album title to musicinvasionrtc@gmail.com by JUNE 15!

A Hard Day’s Night: Rosendale Theatre’s July 4th Music Invasion Weekend

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 27 minutes | NR | Comedy, Drama

BEFORE AND AFTER THE FILM:
6:00 pm Opening of “50 Years of Classic LP Covers” in the theater lobby
After the Film: Round #1 of our Music Trivia fun night at The 1850 House

During the first worldwide flush of Beatlemania in 1964, United Artists wanted to ship out a movie with The Beatles before their vogue was over. Working within a tight $500,000 budget, director Richard Lester turned out A Hard Day’s Night in a fast 6 1/2 weeks; the picture was in the theatres three months after shooting commenced. Using a variety of techniques cribbed from Hollywood slapstick comedies, the French “new wave” movement, and his own experiences as a TV-commercial director, Lester, with screenwriter Alun Owen, fashioned an exhilarating study of a “typical” 36 hours in the lives of the Fab Four. Onto a plot about getting to the Big Show on time are hung a series of instant-reaction gags, character vignettes, and musical setpieces. Much of the humor arises from Paul McCartney’s efforts to keep his grandfather (Wilfred Brambell), a “clean old man,” from getting into mischief. Also good for several laughs is the hookey-playing Ringo Starr, whose mistimed declaration of independence lands him in jail. We are also treated to a war of nerves between the unflappable John Lennon and an uptight TV director (Victor Spinelli), who worries that, should the Beatles not show up at broadcast time, he’ll be demoted to “News In Welsh.” George Harrison stars in a sequence in which he is mistaken for an auditionee by the producer (Kenneth Haigh) of a superficially trendy, teen-oriented TV weekly. Then there’s Norman Rossington and John Junkin as The Beatles’ managers, who carry on a battle royale simply because one man is taller than the other. The supporting cast includes comedienne Anna Quayle, cartoonist Bob Godfrey, TV host Robin Ray, dancer Lionel Blair, Harrison’s future wife Patti Boyd, and director Lester himself. The songs include “I Should Have Known Better,” “And I Love Her,” “Tell Me Why,” “If I Fell,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” and the title song.

Not My Life

7:15 pm, by donation
Sponsored by The Hudson Valley Chapter of Amnesty USA International and The Mid Hudson Valley World Affairs Council.
Panel discussion to follow the film.

Not My Life is the first film to depict the cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale.
Filmed on five continents, in a dozen countries, Not My Life takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited, every day, through an astonishing array of practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, begging, sex tourism, sexual violence, and child soldiering.

“Human traffickers are earning billions of dollars on the backs and in the beds of our children,” says the film’s director, Academy Award nominee, Robert Bilheimer, “and yet no one knows this is happening.” We have a huge responsibility, right now, to learn the truth and act on it.

To Be Forever Wild

7:15 | $7/$5 members

To Be Forever Wild is an hour-long documentary film created by a group of filmmakers, musicians and artists in the Catskill Mountains. Based in a small red cabin perched above a waterfall, the crew spent several weeks exploring the landscapes that are considered to be America’s “first wilderness.”

This screening is one of a series of screenings planned this summer around the Catskills and Hudson Valley. Director David Becker, crew members, and subjects of the film will be in attendance. To Be Forever Wild will premiere on PBS and will be released on DVD this August.

The filmmakers spent several weeks exploring the Catskill Mountains, landscapes that are considered to be America’s “first wilderness.” The film profiles the people who live in and visit this region, including artists, hikers, scientists, farmers and young people.

http://www.tobeforeverwild.com

TMI Project Presents Voices in Action

7:00 pm | $15
Advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/727217

Back by popular demand! After a stellar night of story-telling in Woodstock, NY in May, TMI Project is presenting an encore performance of Voices in Action! Come hear participants share their riveting, brave true stories for the first time in a night of storytelling you are sure to remember!

Featuring readers from:
Mental Health Association of Ulster County
Ulster BOCES Alternative High School
Highland Residential Center
Living Well Program in partnership with Grace Smith House

Dance Film Sundays Marta’s Renzi’s MOUNTAINVIEW, PORCH STORIES AND INCIDENT AT CHEKHOV CREEK

2:00 pm | $10 / $6 students
Q & A with Ms. Renzi and dancers:
(MOUNTAINVIEW) Cathy Zimmerman, Tom Grunewald & Chisa Hidaka
(PORCH STORIES) Jenny Tortorello & Robert Sorrentino
(CHEKHOV CREEK) Robert Sorrentino

Marta Renzi has made more than 75 dances for her Project Company, as well as creating work for groups across the U.S. and abroad, including the Wagon Train Project in Nebraska, Balletteatro in Portugal – and Ben & Jerry’s dancing ice cream flavors.
Her site-specific pieces in locations such as the Guggenheim Museum, Union Station and the Staten Island Ferry, led naturally to her work in video and film. In 1981 YOU LITTLE WILD HEART, to music by Bruce Springsteen, was Marta’s first half-hour for television, followed by MOUNTAINVIEW, made in 1989 in collaboration with independent filmmaker John Sayles. Since 2005 she has self-produced six short video-dances, which have shown at film festivals nationally and internationally. As part of a continuing commitment to making dance accessible to a wide audience, she helped inaugurate the “Inside/Out” program of public performances at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, where she will be presenting work this summer on July 24th.

Jazz in June

9:30 PM | $10
Proceeds benefit the Rosendale Pool Project

TOTEM, an exciting local Jazz ensemble with Mark Dziuba, Jim Donica and Chris Bowman, are head-lining. Guitar virtuoso and SUNY New Paltz professor Mark Dziuba has studied and worked with greats like Pat Martino and John Scofield. Bassist Jim Donica has played with a bevy of Jazz troubadours and currently tours with the legendary Chita Rivera. He’s toured nationally with the late Jazz great, Maynard Ferguson. Drummer Chris Bowman, became involved in studio sessions and the New York downtown music scene in the early 80’s. He co-founded Shock Exchange with Dave Bryant (also a player for Ornette Coleman) and John Turner. Joining TOTEM on stage will be the illustrious Ms Sara Jecko.

A READING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE ON JULY 4TH

9:30 am | Free Admission

Everybody knows that the signing of the Declaration of Independence is the cause for our July 4th celebration. But have you actually read the document?

The community is invited for a free event on Friday, July 4 at 9:30 a.m for A Reading of the Declaration of Independence at Rosendale Theatre. Twenty individual—civic and business leaders, students, teachers, artists—representatives of all facets of our community—will take turns reading the document that changed the world. The whole experience will take less than half an hour. Afterwards share in a cup of coffee and a breakfast-birthday cake from The Alternative Baker.

Fun! Summer Family Series: David Gonzalez performs AESOP BOPS

11:00 am | $12/$10 children

Advance tickets:
summerfunjuly.brownpapertickets.com

David Gonzalez, the nationally acclaimed actor-writer-storyteller-musician, will perform his one-man performance piece Aesop Bops, on Saturday, July 12 at 11:00 am at Rosendale Theatre as the second offering in the Fun! Summer Family Series. Funny, heart-warming, and wise, David brings a new point of view to the familiar The Lion and the Mouse, The Fisherman and His Wife, and The Turtle’s Shell. The Fun! Summer Family Series is meant for audiences of all ages—but especially for families with elementary school-age children.

The Gang Show #2

The 2nd Gang Show & Rosendale Theatre Holiday Party is Friday, December 20, 9:30 pm – after the movie! Admission $5 The Gang Show is an amateur talent contest hosted by Julie Novak and judged by three local guest “celebrities” the infamous band Dog On Fleas along with a very special guest judge Zsa Zsa […]

Belle

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 44 minutes | PG | Drama

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. (c) Fox Searchlight

Belle

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 44 minutes | PG | Drama

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. (c) Fox Searchlight

Belle

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 44 minutes | PG | Drama

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. (c) Fox Searchlight

Chef

1:00 pm, $5 MATINEE, 1 hour, 55 minutes | R | Comedy

Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love. (c) Open Road

Chef

7:15 pm, 1 hour, 55 minutes | R | Comedy

Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love. (c) Open Road

Chef

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 55 minutes | R | Comedy

Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love. (c) Open Road

Citizen Koch

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 30 minutes | Documentary, Drama

With the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling opening the floodgates for unlimited political spending, it’s now easier than ever to buy an election. But what happens when the voters realize that the billionaires and corporations doing the buying do not have the people’s best interests at heart? This question is at the core of CITIZEN KOCH, the new documentary from the Academy Award®-nominated directors of Trouble the Water, Carl Deal and Tia Lessin.

The filmmakers break down the politically-motivated maneuvering behind the Supreme Court case that changed the way our democracy works, making way for the 2010 midterm elections that ushered in a new wave of ultraconservative Tea Party politicians. The Tea Party positioned itself as a citizen-powered, homegrown movement borne from sheer patriotism, but was actually one of the most well-funded and corporately-orchestrated political operations in history. Republicans capitalized on this new era with huge gains not just in Washington, DC, but across the country taking control of 29 governorships, and 26 state legislatures, including sweeps in the critical presidential swing states of Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

The Immigrant

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | Drama

In James Gray’s THE IMMIGRANT, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. The arrival of Orlando (Jeremy Renner) – a dashing stage magician who is also Bruno’s cousin – restores her self-belief and hopes for a brighter future, becoming her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself. (c) Weinstein Co

The Immigrant

7:15 pm | Drama

In James Gray’s THE IMMIGRANT, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. The arrival of Orlando (Jeremy Renner) – a dashing stage magician who is also Bruno’s cousin – restores her self-belief and hopes for a brighter future, becoming her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself. (c) Weinstein Co

The Immigrant

7:15 pm | Drama

In James Gray’s THE IMMIGRANT, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. The arrival of Orlando (Jeremy Renner) – a dashing stage magician who is also Bruno’s cousin – restores her self-belief and hopes for a brighter future, becoming her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself. (c) Weinstein Co

Voce Presents “Singing for Freedom”

Benefit Concert for Network Support Services, Inc.
2:00 pm | $15/$12 seniors and students suggested donations

All proceeds from the concert, “Singing for Freedom,” will go to NSSI. The event is a project of the New Paltz-based The Arts Community.

Network Support Services, Inc. (NSSI) has been a leader in prisoner rehabilitation in New York for more than three decades. According to Executive Director, Anne J. Williams, the organization’s latest statistics show that “93% of the men and women who go through network do not return to prison.”

National Theatre From London’s Medea

3:00 pm | $12, $10 members

The Rosendale Theatre is proud to present this exciting encore screening of National Theatre’s much anticipated Medea. Carrie Cracknell directs Euripides’ powerful tragedy MEDEA, in a new version by Ben Power, opening at the Olivier Theatre in South Bank, London. Helen McCrory returns to the National to take the title role; the cast also includes Michaela Coel, Danny Sapani and Cath Whitefield. The production will be designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Lucy Carter, choreography by Lucy Guerin and sound design by Gregory Clarke.

Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she has left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.

Royal Shakespeare Company’s Henry IV Part I

2:00 pm | $12, $10 members

With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. Having deposed the previous king, he is only too aware of the tenuousness of his position, and of the price to be paid if he falters. As his father prepares to defend his crown, Prince Hal is languishing in the taverns and brothels of London, revelling in the company of his friend, the notorious Sir John Falstaff. With the onset of the war, Hal and Falstaff are thrust into the brutal reality of the battlefield, where Hal must confront his responsibilities to family and throne.

Royal Shakespeare Company’s Henry IV Part I

7:15 pm | $12, $10 members

With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. Having deposed the previous king, he is only too aware of the tenuousness of his position, and of the price to be paid if he falters. As his father prepares to defend his crown, Prince Hal is languishing in the taverns and brothels of London, revelling in the company of his friend, the notorious Sir John Falstaff. With the onset of the war, Hal and Falstaff are thrust into the brutal reality of the battlefield, where Hal must confront his responsibilities to family and throne.

Royal Shakespeare Company’s Henry IV Part II

2:00 pm | $12, $10 members

King Henry’s health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that Hal is a worthy heir, believing him to be more concerned with earthly pleasures than with the responsibility of rule. Meanwhile, Falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops. Among the unwitting locals, opportunities for embezzlement and profiteering prove impossible to resist as Falstaff gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets. As the King’s health continues to worsen, Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend in Shakespeare’s heartbreaking conclusion to this pair of plays.

Royal Shakespeare Company’s Henry IV Part II

7:15 pm | $12, $10 members

King Henry’s health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain that Hal is a worthy heir, believing him to be more concerned with earthly pleasures than with the responsibility of rule. Meanwhile, Falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops. Among the unwitting locals, opportunities for embezzlement and profiteering prove impossible to resist as Falstaff gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets. As the King’s health continues to worsen, Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend in Shakespeare’s heartbreaking conclusion to this pair of plays.

Rosendale Street Festival Celebration! A Special One Time Screening of: Peace, Love & Misunderstanding

7:15 | 1 hour, 36 minutes | R | Comedy, Drama

The Rosendale Street Festival is going to be spectacular this year! To jump start the exciting energy of this fabulous weekend of music, we are hosting A Special One Time Screening of audience and Street Festival film favorite Peace, Love & Misunderstanding! Bring your friends and family and join us for this stupendously nostalgic and incredibly fun event!

More about the film:
Filmed locally in the Hudson Valley and directed by two‐time Academy Award nominee Bruce Beresford, Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding stars Academy Award winning Jane Fonda, two‐time Academy Award nominated Catherine Keener, international heartthrob Chace Crawford, and Sundance’s “breakout star” Elizabeth Olsen. A comedy about an uptight New York City lawyer who takes her two spirited teenagers to her hippie mother’s farmhouse in the countryside for a family vacation. What was meant to be a weekend getaway quickly turns into a summer adventure of romance, music, family secrets, and self‐discovery. — (C) IFC

The Vanaver Caravan performs Earthbeat: Fun! Summer Family Series

11:00 am | $12/$10 kids
$30/$25 kids for subscription to series

Mid-Hudson Valley’s beloved The Vanaver Caravan, with a special appearance by The Vanaver Youth Company, will perform a 1-hour version of Earthbeat, a “dance and music festival” celebrating the music and dance from around the world on Saturday, June 14 at 11:00 am at Rosendale Theatre as the first offering in the Fun! Summer Family Series. With rhythm and live music to knock your socks off these exuberant performers make an uplifting way to start the day. The Fun! Summer Family Series is meant for audiences of all ages—but especially for families with elementary school-age children.

Le Week-End

7:15 pm| 1 hour, 33 minutes | R | Comedy, Drama

In Mr. Michell’s magically buoyant and bittersweet film, Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for a long weekend for the first time since their honeymoon, in hopes of rekindling their relationship-or, perhaps, to bring it to an end. Diffident, wistful Nick (Broadbent) and demanding, take-charge Meg (Duncan) careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock and grapple with love, loss, regret and, disappointment, in their own very English way. When Meg and Nick run into their insufferably successful old friend Morgan, an American academic superstar with a fancy Parisian address played with pure delight by Jeff Goldblum, their squabbles rise to a register that’s both emotionally rich and very funny. (c) Music Box

THANK YOU, F Stop! XOXO

We will always remember Richard “F Stop” Minisalli as our first president and founding board member, who worked tirelessly in the beginning years towards the creation of the Rosendale Theatre Collective. F Stop played a significant role in acquiring the theater, gaining non-profit status, raising money and responsible for many equipment upgrades. F Stop Fitzgerald was instrumental in closing the deal on the Rosendale Theatre Collective and the community has him to thank for our successes today. We could have never done it without him. Thank you F!

Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds

7:15 pm | documentary | Q&A with filmmaker Sean Kaminsky and Ken Greene from the Hudson Valley Seed Library (who is featured in the film)

One of the world’s most precious resources is at risk and most people don’t know that is happening or what to do. This groundbreaking film will help others learn what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food: SEEDS.

While the price of gold and oil skyrockets the fate of our most priceless commodity is ignored. Seeds provide the basis for everything from fabric, to food to fuels. Seeds are as essential to life as the air we breathe or water we drink…but given far less attention. Over the past one hundred years, seeds have steadily shifted from being common heritage to sovereign property.

Biopiracy: Large corporations are stealing seed varieties from under us by slowly patenting them. The fruit and vegetable varieties we enjoy today exist because of choices our ancestors made. People saved seed from one healthy plant versus another and new varieties were created. This means your grandparents, great grandparents or perhaps much further back depending on your family history. We share ownership of more than ten thousand years of collective agricultural blood, sweat and toil that has allowed civilization to flourish. This is our agricultural Commons.

Dance Film Sundays: Dancing in Jaffa

2:00 pm | $10/$6 members

Dancing in Jaffa (2013) is a documentary film about Israeli and Palestinian children learning the basics of ballroom dancing, paired off together, and taught by the extraordinary Pierre Dulaine. Mad Hot Ballroom documented the successful decades old New York City Dancing Classroom program, the popular film Take The Lead dramatized his true-life story, and now, world champion ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine returns to Jaffa, the city of his birth, to teach children to “dance with the enemy.” We watch Dulaine transform their lives, confirming his belief that dance can overcome hatred and provide the first steps towards real change.

Only Lovers Left Alive

7:15 pm | 2 hours, 3 minutes | R | Drama, Horror, Romance

Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them? (c) Sony Classics

Dom Hemingway

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE |1 hour, 33 minutes | R | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Jude Law plays DOM HEMINGWAY, a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous. After twelve years in prison, he sets off with his partner in crime Dickie (Richard E. Grant) looking to collect what he’s owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss Mr. Fontaine (Demian Bichir). After a near death experience, Dom tries to re-connect with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke), but is soon drawn back into the only world he knows, looking to settle the ultimate debt. (c) Fox Searchlight

Dom Hemingway

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 33 minutes | R | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Jude Law plays DOM HEMINGWAY, a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous. After twelve years in prison, he sets off with his partner in crime Dickie (Richard E. Grant) looking to collect what he’s owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss Mr. Fontaine (Demian Bichir). After a near death experience, Dom tries to re-connect with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke), but is soon drawn back into the only world he knows, looking to settle the ultimate debt. (c) Fox Searchlight

Dom Hemingway

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 33 minutes | R | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Jude Law plays DOM HEMINGWAY, a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous. After twelve years in prison, he sets off with his partner in crime Dickie (Richard E. Grant) looking to collect what he’s owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss Mr. Fontaine (Demian Bichir). After a near death experience, Dom tries to re-connect with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke), but is soon drawn back into the only world he knows, looking to settle the ultimate debt. (c) Fox Searchlight

Bicycling with Moliere

7:15 | 1 hour, 44 minutes | NR | Comedy, Drama | French with English subtitles
“Alceste à bicyclette” (original title)

A warm, funny, literate comedy in which two French actors portray two French actors, friends at odds with one another in every possible way, except their love of Molière’s The Misanthrope. Lambert Wilson (OF GODS AND MEN) plays Gauthier, tall, handsome, and the beneficiary of a leading role in a ridiculous soap opera as a beloved cosmetic surgeon who “saves lives.” Fabrice Luchini (who previously worked with Le Guay in WOMEN ON THE 6TH FLOOR) as Serge has met with much less success, becoming a middle-aged curmudgeon who has renounced the stage to live on the glorious île de Ré, off France’s Atlantic coast. Gauthier arrives on Serge’s turf to try to convince his pal (Luchini, in real life, a Molière expert) to return to Paris to play opposite him in a new production. When not arguing or rehearsing scenes while biking, they consider their options as personified by a local porn actress and an attractive Italian divorcée, as well as the lure of island real estate. (c) Strand

National Theatre from London: A Small Family Business

2:00 pm | $12/$10 members

A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play.
Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business he’s approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax.

Le Week-End

1:00 pm| $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 33 minutes | R | Comedy, Drama

In Mr. Michell’s magically buoyant and bittersweet film, Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for a long weekend for the first time since their honeymoon, in hopes of rekindling their relationship-or, perhaps, to bring it to an end. Diffident, wistful Nick (Broadbent) and demanding, take-charge Meg (Duncan) careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock and grapple with love, loss, regret and, disappointment, in their own very English way. When Meg and Nick run into their insufferably successful old friend Morgan, an American academic superstar with a fancy Parisian address played with pure delight by Jeff Goldblum, their squabbles rise to a register that’s both emotionally rich and very funny. (c) Music Box

Le Week-End

7:15 pm| 1 hour, 33 minutes | R | Comedy, Drama

In Mr. Michell’s magically buoyant and bittersweet film, Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for a long weekend for the first time since their honeymoon, in hopes of rekindling their relationship-or, perhaps, to bring it to an end. Diffident, wistful Nick (Broadbent) and demanding, take-charge Meg (Duncan) careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock and grapple with love, loss, regret and, disappointment, in their own very English way. When Meg and Nick run into their insufferably successful old friend Morgan, an American academic superstar with a fancy Parisian address played with pure delight by Jeff Goldblum, their squabbles rise to a register that’s both emotionally rich and very funny. (c) Music Box

Le Week-End

7:15 pm| 1 hour, 33 minutes | R | Comedy, Drama

In Mr. Michell’s magically buoyant and bittersweet film, Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan play a long-married couple who revisit Paris for a long weekend for the first time since their honeymoon, in hopes of rekindling their relationship-or, perhaps, to bring it to an end. Diffident, wistful Nick (Broadbent) and demanding, take-charge Meg (Duncan) careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock and grapple with love, loss, regret and, disappointment, in their own very English way. When Meg and Nick run into their insufferably successful old friend Morgan, an American academic superstar with a fancy Parisian address played with pure delight by Jeff Goldblum, their squabbles rise to a register that’s both emotionally rich and very funny. (c) Music Box

The 33rd Asbury Shorts Concert with guest host Kimberly Kay of Mix 97.7 Radio

7:30 pm | $12/$10 members
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets/event/676297

7:30 pm | $12/$10 members
Advance tickets: www.brownpapertickets/event/676297

Asbury Shorts, New York City’s longest running short film exhibition, returns to the Rosendale Theatre. The Rosendale Theatre and Ulster County Tourism are co-presenting this special “concert” of award-winning short films. Radio personality and actress Kimberly Kay will be serving as the show’s Guest Host.
The Asbury Short Film Concert combines classic, award winning shorts with new international festival honorees, creating a rare opportunity for audiences to see world-class short films on the big screen… in a real theatre… rather than a smart phone, computer or iPad. Academy Award nominated director Jason Reitman (JUNO, Up in the Air, Thank You for Smoking and most recently, Young Adult) calls Asbury Shorts: “The best short film show I’ve ever seen.” The fast-paced, highly entertaining evening features the best in live action comedy, drama and outstanding animation. Highlights of the June 14th show include: “A Poet Long Ago” from acclaimed feature film and television commercial director Bob Giraldi and written by famed author Pete Hamill. This short film stars Steve Schirripa (HBO”s “The Sopranos”) and Boris McGiver (Netflix “House of Cards,” HBO’s “The Wire,” &“Person of Interest” on the CBS TV Network) as two former grammar school classmates from the 1970’s who meet by chance and reminisce about much younger days back in Brooklyn opening up some old wounds. This film was just awarded “Best Narrative Short Film” at The 12th Garden State Film Festival in Atlantic City.

The Railway Man

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE|1 hour, 56 minutes | R | Biography, Drama

Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, THE RAILWAY MAN tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his beautiful love interest Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.

The Railway Man

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 56 minutes | R | Biography, Drama

Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, THE RAILWAY MAN tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his beautiful love interest Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.

The Railway Man

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 56 minutes | R | Biography, Drama

Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, THE RAILWAY MAN tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his beautiful love interest Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.

May is Membership Month At Rosendale Theatre!

Now is the perfect time to consider becoming a member of Rosendale Theatre! May is aso a great month to renew your membership with us! Please submit your membership application today or stop by the theatre and let our volunteer at the ticket window know that you would like to renew your membership. Thank you! We appreciate your support!
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Rob the Mob

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 44 minutes | R | Crime, Drama

New York City, 1991. Small-time crooks TOMMY (Pitt) and ROSIE (Arianda) have two things in common: a crazy-passionate love for one another and-after they’re caught robbing a florist on Valentine’s Day-prison records. Trying to go straight, Rosie lands a job at a debt-collection agency and persuades Tommy to join her. But soon Tommy is skipping his shifts to do something much more interesting-attend the landmark trial of Mafia hit man Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, whose graphic testimony could finally bring down flamboyant Gambino-family boss John Gotti. (c) Millennium Entertainment.

Rob the Mob

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 44 minutes | R | Crime, Drama

New York City, 1991. Small-time crooks TOMMY (Pitt) and ROSIE (Arianda) have two things in common: a crazy-passionate love for one another and-after they’re caught robbing a florist on Valentine’s Day-prison records. Trying to go straight, Rosie lands a job at a debt-collection agency and persuades Tommy to join her. But soon Tommy is skipping his shifts to do something much more interesting-attend the landmark trial of Mafia hit man Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, whose graphic testimony could finally bring down flamboyant Gambino-family boss John Gotti. (c) Millennium Entertainment.

Rob the Mob

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 44 minutes | R | Crime, Drama

New York City, 1991. Small-time crooks TOMMY (Pitt) and ROSIE (Arianda) have two things in common: a crazy-passionate love for one another and-after they’re caught robbing a florist on Valentine’s Day-prison records. Trying to go straight, Rosie lands a job at a debt-collection agency and persuades Tommy to join her. But soon Tommy is skipping his shifts to do something much more interesting-attend the landmark trial of Mafia hit man Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, whose graphic testimony could finally bring down flamboyant Gambino-family boss John Gotti. (c) Millennium Entertainment.

Particle Fever

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 39 minutes | NR | Documentary

Imagine being able to watch as Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Franklin received his first jolt of electricity. For the first time, a film gives audiences a front row seat to a significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough as it happens. Particle Fever follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation. As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. But our heroes confront an even bigger challenge: have we reached our limit in understanding why we exist? Directed by Mark Levinson, a physicist turned filmmaker, from the inspiration and initiative of producer David Kaplan and masterfully edited by Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The English Patient), Particle Fever is a celebration of discovery, revealing the very human stories behind this epic machine. (c) Abrorama

The Lunchbox

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 44 minutes | PG | Drama, Romance

Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but, unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day’s lunchbox, in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the mystery. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Gradually, their notes become little confessions about their loneliness, memories, regrets, fears, and even small joys. They each discover a new sense of self and find an anchor to hold on to in the big city of Mumbai that so often crushes hopes and dreams. Still strangers physically, Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities. (C) Sony Classics

The Lunchbox

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 44 minutes | PG | Drama, Romance

Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but, unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day’s lunchbox, in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the mystery. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Gradually, their notes become little confessions about their loneliness, memories, regrets, fears, and even small joys. They each discover a new sense of self and find an anchor to hold on to in the big city of Mumbai that so often crushes hopes and dreams. Still strangers physically, Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities. (C) Sony Classics

The Lunchbox

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 44 minutes | PG | Drama, Romance

Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that this new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but, unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day’s lunchbox, in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the mystery. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Gradually, their notes become little confessions about their loneliness, memories, regrets, fears, and even small joys. They each discover a new sense of self and find an anchor to hold on to in the big city of Mumbai that so often crushes hopes and dreams. Still strangers physically, Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities. (C) Sony Classics

Divergent

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 2 hours, 19 minutes | PG-13 | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet) to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth. (C) Summit

Divergent

7:15 pm| 2 hours, 19 minutes | PG-13 | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet) to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth. (C) Summit

Divergent

7:15 pm | 2 hours, 19 minutes | PG-13 | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a world where people are divided into distinct factions based on human virtues. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy by a faction leader (Kate Winslet) to destroy all Divergents, Tris must learn to trust in the mysterious Four (Theo James) and together they must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth. (C) Summit

Inequality for All

1 hour, 29 minutes | PG | Documentary

At the heart of the film is a simple proposition: what is a good society, and what role does the widening income gap play in the deterioration of our nation’s economic health? We are endeavoring for INEQUALITY FOR ALL to be a paradigm-shifting, eye-opening experience for the American public. We want to accurately show through a non-partisan perspective why extreme income inequality is such an important topic for our citizens today and for the future of America.

About Time

7:15 | 2 hours, 3 minutes | R | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time… The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life-so he decides to make his world a better place…by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think. Moving from the Cornwall coast to London to train as a lawyer, Tim finally meets the beautiful but insecure Mary (Rachel McAdams). They fall in love, then an unfortunate time-travel incident means he’s never met her at all. So they meet for the first time again-and again-but finally, after a lot of cunning time-traveling, he wins her heart. Tim then uses his power to create the perfect romantic proposal, to save his wedding from the worst best-man speeches, to save his best friend from professional disaster and to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time for the birth of their daughter, despite a nasty traffic jam outside Abbey Road. But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can’t save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere. There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous too. About Time is a comedy about love and time travel, which discovers that, in the end, making the most of life may not need time travel at all.

Muppets Most Wanted

11:00 am | 1 hour, 47 minutes | PG | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine-the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog-and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.(c) Disney

Muppets Most Wanted

4:00 pm | 1 hour, 47 minutes | PG | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine-the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog-and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.(c) Disney

Muppets Most Wanted

4:00 pm | 1 hour, 47 minutes | PG | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine-the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog-and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.(c) Disney

The Incredibles

4:00 pm | $7/$5 members | 1 hour, 55 minutes | PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

A fundraiser for the Family Services Family Education Program. The Family Education Program is featuring a movie in honor of how INCREDIBLY important it is to support parents. Local families can enjoy some quality time together for a reasonable price and view this wonderful film that reminds us all that parents truly are superheroes doing the most important job.

The Family Education Program of Family Services provides home and group-based parenting education to families in Ulster County who are at risk of having a child or children placed in foster care due to allegations of abuse or neglect. Most of the families are struggling to overcome poverty, social stigma and generational patterns of abuse and neglect. Most parents want to be good parents and, given the right tools can achieve success and self- sufficiency. The program employs a strength-based family-focused approach and embraces a re-parenting model. One cannot know how to nurture unless they themselves have been nurtured. The FEP offers supportive modeling and coaching of effective parenting skills, using a variety of resources including the evidence-based Nurturing Parenting Program, helping parents and children learn to communicate in ways that strengthen bonding and avoid conflict. Children don’t come with instructions, but Family Educators do! Strengthening families strengthens communities.

Gus Mancini’s Sonic Soul Band: A fundraiser for the Rosendale Theatre

9:30 pm | $7/$5 members

The Sonic Soul Band is well noted for honoring the Art of ‘In The Moment Improvisations’. Four world class musicians, including the always innovative Peter Head on guitar, Funk Bassman extraordinaire Michael G. Colletti, Panama’s Beat Master Ruperto Ifil on drums and The Sultan (Gus Mancini), on Saxophone, Electric Stix and Keyboards. Special guests percussionist Fre Atlast and ‘The One Woman Choir’ of Anais Wolf will round out this spectacular worthwhile event.

Drawing on influences from Monk to Funk, the Sonic Soul Band create spellbinding sonic landscapes of melodies and pulsating rhythms. From tender saxophone, to popping funk bottoms, ever soaring guitar energy, vivid melodies, and grounded by a solid beat, these musical layers delightfully unfold seamlessly. One can dance or just listen through the whole experience.

Kids for Cash

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 42 minutes | PG-13 | Documentary, Crime, Drama

Kids For Cash is a riveting look behind the notorious judicial scandal that rocked the nation. Beyond the millions paid and high stakes corruption, Kids For Cash exposes a shocking American secret. In the wake of the shootings at Columbine, a small town celebrates a charismatic judge who is hell-bent on keeping kids in line…until one parent dares to question the motives behind his brand of justice. This real life thriller reveals the untold stories of the masterminds at the center of the scandal and the chilling aftermath of lives destroyed in the process – a stunning emotional roller coaster.

Opera Film Sundays: VERDI’S AIDA FROM AUSTRIA’S BREGENZ FESTIVAL

2:00 pm | $12/$6 children

Monumental! That’s the only way to describe Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, captured live at the 2009 Bregenz Festival production on the shores of Austria’s Lake Constance in an HD cinema experience, sung in Italian with English subtitles, to be screened at Rosendale Theatre. Starring Tatiana Serjan as Aida and Rubens Pelizzari as Radames, the cast includes American bass-baritone Kevin Short, Iano Tamar, and Tigran Martirossian, and features the Polish Radio Choir, Krakow; Bregenz Festival Chorus; and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Rizzi, conductor. The program will last approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes with no intermission.

Dance Film Sundays: The Marx Brothers in A DAY AT THE RACES

2:00pm | $10/$9 members/$6 children

Harpo, Groucho, and Chico return to Rosendale in A Day At The Races (1937). A major hit for MGM, the film also stars Maureen O’Sullivan, Alan Jones, and Margaret Dumont and features classic Marx Brothers routines like Tutsi-Frutsi Ice-cream and the ebullient “All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm” musical number. Presented in collaboration with Got2Lindy Dance Studios, the screening of A Day At The Races is a tribute to dancer, choreographer and teacher Frankie Manning whose 100th birthday is being celebrated in 2014.

The lindy hop sequence in “All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm” is performed by the absolutely marvelous Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers of which Mr. Manning was a leading member. After the film there will be short a panel discussion about the life and work of Frankie Manning. The program will last approximately 2 hours. Immediately following the program a swing dance party will be held next-door at The Belltower (separate admission charge).

The Grand Budapest Hotel

1:00 pm| $5 MATINEE | 1 hour, 40 minutes | R |Comedy, Drama

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 40 minutes | R |Comedy, Drama

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 40 minutes | R |Comedy, Drama

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

Summer Family Fun! Series

Click on the title for more info and advanced ticket purchasing. Looking for something fun to do with your family this summer? We have three live events to keep your family entertained! Here’s what we have scheduled for this summer:
Last in the series: August 9 at 11:00 am: Dog On Fleas LIVE

What’s On Your Plate? (as a part of Healthy Ulster Week)

6:30 pm | 1 hour, 16 minutes | NR | Documentary

What’s On Your Plate? is a witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics. Over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old African-American city kids as they explore their place in the food chain. Sadie and Safiyah talk to food activists, farmers, and storekeepers, as they address questions regarding the origin of the food they eat, how it’s cultivated, and how many miles it travels from farm to fork. Sadie and Safiyah visit supermarkets, fast food chains, and school lunchrooms. But they also check out innovative sustainable food system practices by going to farms, greenmarkets, and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs. They discover that these options have a number of positive effects: they are good for the environment, help struggling farmers survive, and provide affordable, locally grown food to communities, especially lower-income urban families. The film culminates with a delicious local meal cooked by the girls and friends they have made along the way. Sadie and Safiyah formulate sophisticated and compassionate opinions about urban sustainability, and by doing so inspire hope and active engagement in others. http://www.whatsonyourplateproject.org/

At Home In Detroit – a documentary about hope in Detroit

4:00 pm | $5 admission
Approximate running time: 30 minutes

Savannah Blum is an independent filmmaker based in New York, with much of her family living in Michigan. Visiting Detroit the past few summers and getting to know a different side of the city than the media shows us, has led to the creation of this film.

At Home In Detroit is an attempt to reverse the negative stigma associated with the city and highlight the hope and spirit that Detroit is really all about.

Dance Film Sunday: The Merce Cunningham Company Park Avenue Armory Event

2:00 pm | 53 minute | $10/$6 children

Let April be a month of Merce! To honor the 95th Anniversary of the birth of American dance legend Merce Cunningham (born April 16, 1919) Rosendale Theatre will screen the filmed version of the Merce Cunningham Company’s absolute final public performance at New York City’s Park Avenue Armory—known as the Park Avenue Armory Event. A Cunningham Company “Event,” as described by Mr. Cunningham, “consists of excerpts of dances from the repertory and new sequences arranged for the particular performance and place, with the possibility of several separate activities happening at the same time—to allow not so much an evening of dance as the experience of dance.” Nearly 800 Events were staged by Cunningham, but this Event, his epitaph, is one the largest undertaken. It is a retrospective glimpse of fifty years of Cunningham’s choreography, from Rune (1959) to Nearly 902 (2009). Running time is 53 minutes.

Taking a Chance on God

4:00 pm | $10 | 54 minutes | NR | Documentary, Biography, History
Advance tickets: http://takingachanceongod.bpt.me
Q&A with the filmmakers post-screening

This film highlights John McNeill’s role as hero and pioneer of the international LGBT civil rights movement. An inspiring portrait, the film follows the extraordinary life of 86-year-old John McNeill from his Buffalo, NY boyhood through his experiences as a POW in Nazi Germany, Vietnam peace promoter along with leaders like Daniel Berrigan, leading gay rights advocate, and loving partner of 48 years to Charles Chiarelli. McNeill, the author of groundbreaking works of gay spirituality, founder of the LGBT Catholic group Dignity/New York, and a gay community leader during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, refused to be silenced by the Vatican on LGBT issues, which resulted in his expulsion from the priesthood. Chronicling McNeill’s love for the Catholic Church, the LGBT community, his Jesuit brothers, and his partner, ‘Taking a Chance on God’ is a powerful story of faith, love and perseverance in the face of oppression and rejection.

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE |1 hour, 20 minutes | NR | Documentary

Now in her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this bold, hilarious and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is revealed both on and off stage. Candid reflections about her life are punctuated with words from friends (including James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John Turturro, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones) and archival footage that showcases some of the great moments from her career. Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of 30 Rock, or sharing her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me reaches beyond the icon’s brassy exterior and reveals an inspiring portrait of a complex woman and artist.

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

7:15 pm |1 hour, 20 minutes | NR | Documentary

Now in her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this bold, hilarious and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is revealed both on and off stage. Candid reflections about her life are punctuated with words from friends (including James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John Turturro, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones) and archival footage that showcases some of the great moments from her career. Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of 30 Rock, or sharing her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me reaches beyond the icon’s brassy exterior and reveals an inspiring portrait of a complex woman and artist.

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

7:15 pm |1 hour, 20 minutes | NR | Documentary

Now in her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this bold, hilarious and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is revealed both on and off stage. Candid reflections about her life are punctuated with words from friends (including James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John Turturro, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones) and archival footage that showcases some of the great moments from her career. Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of 30 Rock, or sharing her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me reaches beyond the icon’s brassy exterior and reveals an inspiring portrait of a complex woman and artist.

The Wind Rises

1:00 pm | $5 MATINEE | 2 hours, 6 minutes | PG-13 | Animation, Biography, Drama

A 2013 Japanese animated historical fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and adapted from his own manga of the same name which was loosely based on the short story The Wind Has Risen by Tatsuo Hori, a writer, poet and translator from mid-20th century (Showa period) Japan. Kaze Tachinu is a fictionalised biography of Jiro Horikoshi, designer of the Mitsubishi A5M (featured in the movie) and its famous successor, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. Both aircraft were used by the Empire of Japan during World War II.

Tim’s Vermeer

1:00 pm MATINEE | $5 | 1 hour, 20 minutes | PG-13 | Documentary

Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, (Video Toaster, LightWave, TriCaster) attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo-realistically – 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning a decade, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney and eventually to Buckingham Palace, to see the Queen’s Vermeer.

Tim’s Vermeer

7:15 pm | 1 hour, 20 minutes | PG-13 | Documentary

Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, (Video Toaster, LightWave, TriCaster) attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo-realistically – 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning a decade, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney and eventually to Buckingham Palace, to see the Queen’s Vermeer.

Dance Film Sunday: The Merce Cunningham Company Park Avenue Armory Event

2:00 pm | $10/$6 children | 53 minutes

Let April be a month of Merce! To honor the 95th Anniversary of the birth of American dance legend Merce Cunningham (born April 16, 1919) Rosendale Theatre will screen the filmed version of the Merce Cunningham Company’s absolute final public performance at New York City’s Park Avenue Armory—known as the Park Avenue Armory Event. A Cunningham Company “Event,” as described by Mr. Cunningham, “consists of excerpts of dances from the repertory and new sequences arranged for the particular performance and place, with the possibility of several separate activities happening at the same time—to allow not so much an evening of dance as the experience of dance.” Nearly 800 Events were staged by Cunningham, but this Event, his epitaph, is one the largest undertaken. It is a retrospective glimpse of fifty years of Cunningham’s choreography, from Rune (1959) to Nearly 902 (2009). Running time is 53 minutes.

The Secret of Roan Inish

3:00 PM, $7/$5 members and kids
Q&A with producer Maggie Renzi

10-year-old Fiona is sent to live with her grandparents in a small fishing village in Donegal, Ireland. She soon learns the local legend that an ancestor of hers married a Selkie – a seal who can turn into a human. Years earlier, her baby brother washed out to sea in a cradle shaped like a boat; someone in the family believes the boy is being raised by the seals. Then Fiona catches sight of a naked little boy on the abandoned Isle of Roan Inish and takes an active role in uncovering The Secret of Roan Inish.

The Lego Movie

11:00 am | 1 hour, 40 minutes | PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The LEGO Movie” is the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO adventure. The original computer animated story follows Emmet (Chris Pratt) an ordinary, rules- following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

The Lego Movie

2:00 pm | 1 hour, 40 minutes | PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The LEGO Movie” is the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO adventure. The original computer animated story follows Emmet (Chris Pratt) an ordinary, rules- following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

The Lego Movie

2:00 pm | 1 hour, 40 minutes | PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The LEGO Movie” is the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO adventure. The original computer animated story follows Emmet (Chris Pratt) an ordinary, rules- following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Royal Shakespeare Company David Tennant in William Shakespeare’s Richard II Encore Screening of the Live Broadcast

7:15 pm | $12/$10 members

Richard is King, ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in collaboration with Picturehouse Entertainment is pleased to announce that Gregory Doran’s production of William Shakespeare’s RICHARD II with David Tennant will be the first broadcast of “Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,” a program that will screen the RSC’s productions from Shakespeare’s home town around the world. Richard II was broadcast live on 13 November 2013 from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and is now showing as encore screenings in cinemas across the world.

Royal Shakespeare Company David Tennant in William Shakespeare’s Richard II Encore Screening of the Live Broadcast

2:00 pm | $12/$10 members
Also showing on Tuesday, April 29, 7:15 pm

Richard is King, ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in collaboration with Picturehouse Entertainment is pleased to announce that Gregory Doran’s production of William Shakespeare’s RICHARD II with David Tennant will be the first broadcast of “Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,” a program that will screen the RSC’s productions from Shakespeare’s home town around the world. Richard II was broadcast live on 13 November 2013 from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and is now showing as encore screenings in cinemas across the world.

Glickman

7:00 pm | $18 in advance/$25 at the door
presented by Congregation Emanuel’s Brotherhood

Glickman, written, produced and directed by James L. Freedman and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, tells the triumphant story of Marty Glickman, who was denied the chance to participate for the U.S. in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, but went on to become one of the most revered and influential sportscasters in history.
A multi-sport athlete with blistering speed, the Jewish Glickman was a teammate of Jesse Owens on the 1936 U.S. Olympic track team, but politics and anti-Semitism robbed him of the chance to win gold in the 400-meter relay – an event held in front of Adolf Hitler in Berlin.

Winter’s Tale

7:15 | 1 hours, 58 minutes | PG-13 | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, “Winter’s Tale” is about miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil. The film marks the directorial debut of Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind”), and stars Colin Farrell (“Saving Mr. Banks”), Jessica Brown Findlay (TV’s “Downton Abbey”), and Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”).

Winter’s Tale

7:15 | 1 hours, 58 minutes | PG-13 | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, “Winter’s Tale” is about miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil. The film marks the directorial debut of Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (“A Beautiful Mind”), and stars Colin Farrell (“Saving Mr. Banks”), Jessica Brown Findlay (TV’s “Downton Abbey”), and Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”).

The Monuments Men

1:00 pm, $5 MATINEE |1 hour, 58 minutes | PG-13 | Action, Biography, Drama

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed?

The Monuments Men

7:15 pm, 1 hour, 58 minutes | PG-13 | Action, Biography, Drama

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed?

The Monuments Men

7:15 pm, 1 hour, 58 minutes | PG-13 | Action, Biography, Drama

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed?

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

1:00 pm, $5 MATINEE, 2 hours, 21 minutes | PG-13 | Biography, Drama, History

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society. Idris Elba (PROMETHEUS) stars as Nelson Mandela with Justin Chadwick (THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL) directing.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

7:15 pm, 2 hours, 21 minutes | PG-13 | Biography, Drama, History

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society. Idris Elba (PROMETHEUS) stars as Nelson Mandela with Justin Chadwick (THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL) directing.

Live Music for Kids with Fuzzy Lollipop

11:00 am | $10 adults, $5 kids or $20 per family or 4 with $5 for each additional child

Fuzzy Lollipop is a hip, fun rock band from New Paltz that plays lively originals and some creative folk covers that are sure to get you and the kids dancing! They believe in creating music that is appropriate and interactive for children, but cool enough for parents to enjoy. From blues and folk, to rock and pop, there is always an eclectic mix of melodies with four part harmonies and a kicking beat! Come on out and welcome Spring with some great music for the whole family. http://www.fuzzylollipop.com/

Adult Children

4:00 pm | 18 minute short film | $3

Script Supervisor/Physical Commedienne Emily Carragher makes a striking & beguiling directorial debut with her new short film, ADULT CHILDREN, an intimate portrayal of the extraordinary relationship between two childhood friends and how one copes with the abrupt and unexplained loss of the other.

Inspired by true events, the film was shot in New Paltz and Gardiner, New York, utilizing local Hudson Valley cast and crew. Directing from a deeply personal place, Carragher crafts a vivid, emotional slice of naturalism with precision and confidence, all the while using extremely limited resources. “I set out to make a movie that wasn’t low-budget”, says the filmmaker, “It was no-budget.”

Nebraska

7:15 | 1 hour, 55 minutes | R
Adventure, Drama

Director Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants) takes the helm for this black and white road trip drama starring Bruce Dern as a tempestuous Missouri father who’s convinced he’s won a million dollar magazine sweepstakes, and Will Forte as the son who grudgingly agrees to drive him to Nebraska to claim his winnings. Bob Odenkirk and Stacy Keach costar.

Sunday Silents: Orchids & Ermine

with live accompaniment by Marta Waterman
2:00 pm | $7/$5 members
Colleen Moore plays “Pink” Watson, a girl who dreams of a life better than that of a telephone operator at a cement factory. Things look up when she lands a job as an operator at the Ritz Hotel which is full of rich old men looking to turn their “forty year old wives in for two twenties.” Colleen finds that she can fit that bill very nicely. Look for a seven year old Mickey Rooney, in his first film role, playing an adult midget.

Opera Film Sundays – The Magic Flute, From Bregenz Festival

2:00 pm| $12, $10 members, $6 children | 150 minutes including one intermission

A most enchanting opera in a most enchanting setting is what you can expect to experience when you come to see the cinema version of the Bregenz Festival’s production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s beloved The Magic Flute. The 2013 production on the Bregenz Festival lake stage impresses the audience with a fantastic setting framed by three dog-dragons, each of them more than sixty feet in height. Staged by David Pountney, the production stars Norman Reinhardt as Tamino, Bernarda Bobro as Pamina, Daniel Schmutzhard as Papageno, Denise Beck as Papagena, Alfred Reiter as Sarastro and Ana Durlovski as the Queen of the Night—supported by the Prague Philharmonic Choir and the Vienna Symphony. The screening will be in German with English subtitles.

Dance Film Sunday: Afternoon of a Faun

2:00pm | $10, $6 children | 91 minutes
Documentary | Biography | Drama

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq is a new biographical documentary of the legendary ballerina written and directed by Nancy Buirski. Featuring interviews with her New York City Ballet friends Jacques d’Amboise, Arthur Mitchell and Patricia McBride, the documentary uses rare and forgotten footage to present Le Clercq’s incredible artistic and personal legacy.

“It offers hardheaded commentary about the rigors of a dancer’s life and how everyone who chooses a dance career is aware of its brevity.”
– The New York Times

“no balletomane should miss this one.”
– The New York Post

Anita

7:15 pm | Documentary, Drama, History | 1 hour 35 minutes

Against a backdrop of sex, politics and race, Academy Award (R) winning filmmaker Freida Mock’s ANITA reveals the intimate story of Anita Hill, a woman who dared to speak the truth. This powerful documentary traces Ms. Hill’s life from her early years through her legacy today, offering fascinating insight into her experiences testifying before the Senate just over 22 years ago in the weekend of shocking television that made her a household name and smashed the door open on the issues of sexual harassment and gender equality.

Philomena

1:00 pm MATINEE | $5 | 1 hour, 38 minutes | PG-13 | Drama

Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock – something her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of – and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn’t allow for any sort of inquiry into the son’s whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.

The Invisible Woman

1:00 pm MATINEE | $5
1 hour, 51 minutes | R
Biography, Drama, Romance

Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity. Dickens – famous, controlling and emotionally isolated within his success – falls for Nelly, who comes from a family of actors. The theatre is a vital arena for Dickens – a brilliant amateur actor – a man more emotionally coherent on the page or on stage, than in life. As Nelly becomes the focus of Dickens’ passion and his muse, for both of them secrecy is the price, and for Nelly a life of “invisibility”.

The Wind Rises

7:15 | 2 hours, 6 minutes | PG-13 | Animation, Biography, Drama

A 2013 Japanese animated historical fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and adapted from his own manga of the same name which was loosely based on the short story The Wind Has Risen by Tatsuo Hori, a writer, poet and translator from mid-20th century (Showa period) Japan. Kaze Tachinu is a fictionalised biography of Jiro Horikoshi, designer of the Mitsubishi A5M (featured in the movie) and its famous successor, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. Both aircraft were used by the Empire of Japan during World War II.

The Wind Rises

7:15 | 2 hours, 6 minutes | PG-13 | Animation, Biography, Drama

A 2013 Japanese animated historical fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and adapted from his own manga of the same name which was loosely based on the short story The Wind Has Risen by Tatsuo Hori, a writer, poet and translator from mid-20th century (Showa period) Japan. Kaze Tachinu is a fictionalised biography of Jiro Horikoshi, designer of the Mitsubishi A5M (featured in the movie) and its famous successor, the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. Both aircraft were used by the Empire of Japan during World War II.

Art of the Bag – a speed bag story

7:15 pm | $7/$5 members
Q&A with filmmaker and cast members after the film

Independent filmmaker, Joe Saba of ZazaCast Films (Voorheesville, NY), releases feature-length documentary on the history of the speed bag and its ties to the Capital District area.

Focusing on Alan Kahn, author of “The Speed Bag Bible” and known as the ‘Speed Bag King’, you will hear his inspirational story and see some of the most talented speedbaggers and punchdrummers in the world explain why the speed bag is so addictive. Men and women alike, of all ages and abilities have found what is called ‘Bible-Style’ punching to settle the mind, build the body and be an all-around fun activity… an addiction that is good for you!

National Theatre from London: King Lear

2:00 pm, $12/$10 members

Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens,Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.

‘Riveting. Simon Russell Beale is extraordinary’
Daily Express

‘Simon Russell Beale is magnetic. An exceptional production.’
Guardian
‘The cast is beyond superlative. A literally awe-inspiring production.’
Time Out
‘Genuinely gripping.’
Daily Telegraph

‘Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale’s production is worth the wait.’
Independent

‘Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale deliver a brutal, unforgettable collaboration.’
Metro

‘Simon Russell Beale proves once again why he is one of our great actors.’
The Times

National Theatre Live: The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse

1:00 pm MATINEE | $12/$10 members
Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit.

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing lifesized puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

5 Stars – Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Express, Sunday Times, Time Out, The Times

‘The theatre event of the decade.’
Sunday Times

‘A landmark theatre event. Thrilling!’
Time Magazine

‘Theatrical magic.’
New York Times

‘Genius isn’t too strong a word to describe this astonishing production’
Daily Telegraph

National Theatre Live: The National Theatre’s original stage production of War Horse

7:15 pm | $12/$10 members
Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit.

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing lifesized puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

5 Stars – Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Express, Sunday Times, Time Out, The Times

‘The theatre event of the decade.’
Sunday Times

‘A landmark theatre event. Thrilling!’
Time Magazine

‘Theatrical magic.’
New York Times

‘Genius isn’t too strong a word to describe this astonishing production’
Daily Telegraph

National Theatre from London: War Horse

2:00 pm | $12/$10 members
Since its first performance at the National Theatre in 2007, War Horse has become an international smash hit.

Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, War Horse takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing lifesized puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

The Invisible Woman

7:15 | 1 hour, 51 minutes | R
Biography, Drama, Romance

Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity. Dickens – famous, controlling and emotionally isolated within his success – falls for Nelly, who comes from a family of actors. The theatre is a vital arena for Dickens – a brilliant amateur actor – a man more emotionally coherent on the page or on stage, than in life. As Nelly becomes the focus of Dickens’ passion and his muse, for both of them secrecy is the price, and for Nelly a life of “invisibility”.

The Invisible Woman

7:15 | 1 hour, 51 minutes | R
Biography, Drama, Romance

Nelly (Felicity Jones), a happily-married mother and schoolteacher, is haunted by her past. Her memories, provoked by remorse and guilt, take us back in time to follow the story of her relationship with Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes) with whom she discovered an exciting but fragile complicity. Dickens – famous, controlling and emotionally isolated within his success – falls for Nelly, who comes from a family of actors. The theatre is a vital arena for Dickens – a brilliant amateur actor – a man more emotionally coherent on the page or on stage, than in life. As Nelly becomes the focus of Dickens’ passion and his muse, for both of them secrecy is the price, and for Nelly a life of “invisibility”.

Triple Divide

7:15 | 1 hour, 30 minutes | NR | Documentary, Drama | $7/$5 members

Triple Divide is Public Herald’s first investigations into inevitable, negative impacts from shale gas industrial development and how those impacts are handled by the state, specifically the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Narrated with help from actor and advocate Mark Ruffalo, major findings include stark negligence and endangerment of public and environmental health due to shale gas extraction. Through personal stories, expert interviews, and investigation of state case files, Triple Divide tells a cautionary tale about the corruption of a public agency meant to regulate industry and protect the public and environment. Though extraction of shale gas will one day end, taking many ‘boom and bust’ jobs with it, contaminated groundwater aquifers, polluted land, and stories of victimization will remain. But some Pennsylvanians, fed up with corruption and destruction, won’t ‘go down’ without a fight.

National Theatre from London: Coriolanus

2:00, $12/$10 members

National Theatre from London will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC’s The Hollow Crown) in the title role and Mark Gatiss (Season’s Greetings at the National Theatre, BBC’s Sherlock) as Menenius, directed by the Donmar’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke.

Nebraska

1:00 pm MATINEE | $5
1 hour, 55 minutes | R
Adventure, Drama

Director Alexander Payne (Sideways, The Descendants) takes the helm for this black and white road trip drama starring Bruce Dern as a tempestuous Missouri father who’s convinced he’s won a million dollar magazine sweepstakes, and Will Forte as the son who grudgingly agrees to drive him to Nebraska to claim his winnings. Bob Odenkirk and Stacy Keach costar.

Frozen

2:00 pm | $7/$5 kids and members
1 hour, 42 minutes | PG
Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, “Frozen” is the coolest comedy-adventure ever to hit the big screen. When a prophecy traps a kingdom in eternal winter, Anna, a fearless optimist, teams up with extreme mountain man Kristoff and his sidekick reindeer Sven on an epic journey to find Anna’s sister Elsa, the Snow Queen, and put an end to her icy spell. Encountering mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, Everest-like extremes and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom from destruction. © Disney

The Anonymous People

7:15 | $10 | The filmmaker Greg Williams and the producer John Silverman will be present for Q&A after the movie.

THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a feature documentary film about the over 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigma have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum has been filled with sensational mass media depictions of people with addiction that perpetuate a lurid fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, a grass roots social justice movement is emerging. Courageous addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows and are organizing to end discrimination and move toward recovery-based solutions.

Sunday Silents: The Film Shorts of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle

2:00 pm, $7/$5 members

A selection of film shorts that illustrates the scope of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle’s film career and talent. It ranges from his early days at Mack Sennet( Fatty Suitless Days), to his series of films with Mabel Normand (Fatty & Mabel Adrift & He Did & He Didn’t), his time as the head of his own studio and collaboration with Buster Keaton (Coney Island) and finally, his talents as a director (The Iron Mule).

Views from the Edge: The Blue Angel (1930)

7:15 pm, $7/$5 members

Described by director Von Sternberg as “the downfall of an enamored man,” The Blue Angel tells the story of a well respected and successful teacher ( Emil Jannings) who’s obession with a local caberet singer (Marlene Dietrich) leads to ruin and madness. Considered the first major German sound film, it helped to launch Dietrich’s career and introduced her signature song “Falling in Love”. We are showing the rare, ENGLISH version. Believed to be lost until 2009, it shows the original actors, saying the same dialogue in English (mostly done phonetically) which was common in early sound technology.

August: Osage County

7:15 | 2 hours, 1 minute
R | Comedy, Drama

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

The movie was adapted by its own playwright Terry Letts into a screenplay. Letts’ play made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run.

August: Osage County

7:15 | 2 hours, 1 minute
R | Comedy, Drama

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

The movie was adapted by its own playwright Terry Letts into a screenplay. Letts’ play made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run.

American Hustle

7:15 | 2 hours, 18 minutes | R
Crime, Drama

A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down. Like David O. Russell’s previous films, American Hustle defies genre, hinging on raw emotion, and life and death stakes.

SHIVA ARMS: A Fundraiser for The Nusbaum Family of Rosendale

7:00 PM | $20 | Written & Performed by Doug Motel | A Fundraiser for The Nusbaum Family of Rosendale |Based on a true story, actor/writer Doug Motel’s tour-de-force brings us 11 colorful characters who take us on a hilarious and touching spiritual odyssey.

Saving Mr. Banks

7:15 | 2 hours, 5 minutes | PG-13 | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Two-time Academy Award (R)-winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar (R)-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen. When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise-one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history. Inspired by true events, “Saving Mr. Banks” is the extraordinary, untold story of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen-and the testy relationship that the legendary Walt Disney had with author P.L. Travers that almost derailed it.

Saving Mr. Banks

7:15 | 2 hours, 5 minutes | PG-13 | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Two-time Academy Award (R)-winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar (R)-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen. When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise-one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman brothers, Walt launches an all-out onslaught on P.L. Travers, but the prickly author doesn’t budge. He soon begins to watch helplessly as Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from his grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history. Inspired by true events, “Saving Mr. Banks” is the extraordinary, untold story of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen-and the testy relationship that the legendary Walt Disney had with author P.L. Travers that almost derailed it.

Philomena

7:15 | 1 hour, 38 minutes | PG-13 | Drama

Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock – something her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of – and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn’t allow for any sort of inquiry into the son’s whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.

Bordering on Treason

7:15 pm | $7/$5 members
Presented by the Hudson Valley Programmers GroupIn February 2003, Lorna Tychostup, a single mother and News & Politics Editor for HUDSON VALLEY’S CHRONOGRAM magazine, knowingly risks her life, imprisonment, and a million dollar fine by traveling to Iraq under the threat of war.

On a mission to “bring back the face of the Iraqi people” to the American public, Lorna returns with images of ordinary Iraqis she hopes will sway people against the invasion. Her controversial journey is challenged in a live television broadcast as FOX News lambastes her efforts as “villainous and bordering on treason” and accuses her of aiding and abetting the enemy… on the brink of war.
Deeply affected by her time spent with Iraqis, Lorna returns to an occupied Iraq intent on uncovering the untold stories. Traveling without security in local taxis, she stays in small unprotected hotels outside the safety zones where mainstream journalists are lodged.

Dance Film Sundays: Ballet Zurich & Hagen Quartett in Dance and Quartet w/ Special Overture Performance by Barefoot Dance Center’s Youth Company

2:00 pm $10/$6 children
Prior to the film, Barefoot Dance Center’s youth company will perform “La Joie de Vie.” Twelve dancers, twelve chairs, all in French. See you there! For more information about Barefoot Dance Center, see their website: barefootdancecenter.com

An HD cinema experience of the 2012 collaboration between Swiss choreographer Heinz Spoerli and the brilliant Hagen Quartett. Three great works of the quartet literature–Leos Janácek’s string quartet Intimate Letters, Antonín Dvorák’s American Quartet and Franz Schubert’s string quartet The Death and the Maiden–are the musical underpinnings for three original works by Spoerli danced by Ballet Zurich with Saltzburg’s famous Felsenreitschule as a backdrop. “Marvellous! And marvellously danced,” writes Horst Koegler of Dance Perspective.
Ballet Zurich, Switzerland’s largest professional ballet company, is resident at Zurich Opera House. The 36-strong ensemble, which tours extensively, found international acclaim under the direction of Heinz Spoerli. Known for its versatility, Ballet Zurch is one of Europe’s most prominent dance companies. Dance and Quartet features Ballet Zurich soloists Seh Yun Kim, Arsen Mehrabyan, Sarah-Jane Brodbeck.

Passion of Miss Augusta

3:00 pm | $7/$5 members | Q&A with filmmakers and cast members

The Passion of Miss Augusta was directed by Stone Ridge filmmaker Robert Clem (Company K, Uncle Tony) and is based on the 1866 novel St Elmo by Alabama author Augusta Evans Wilson, now seen as an early feminist. St. Elmo was one of the two best-selling American novels of the nineteenth century. The Passion of Miss Augusta mingles a silent movie adaptation of the novel with a version set in the 1950s, each with a heroine determined to maintain her independence in a man’s world.

Filmed in Stone Ridge, Rosendale, High Falls and other parts of the Hudson Valley, the film features Jason Downs and Marnye Young in the lead roles and David Little, Davis Hall, Sophia Raab-Downs, Pam Jusino, Joe Petrilla, P.J. Sosko, Stephen Jones and Matthew Santiago in supporting roles. Locations include the 1850 House in Rosendale, High Falls Community Church, High Falls Cemetery and Montgomery Place. Cinematography is by Alan Hostetter and original music score by Donald Stark.

Breastmilk: The Movie

3:00 pm
$15 in advance/$20 at the door
Advance registration at www.misn-ny.org

If breastfeeding is so easy, why is it so hard for so many women in the United States? First time director/producer Dana Ben-Ari became fascinated with breastfeeding after the birth of her first child. The result is her groundbreaking documentary, Breastmilk, co-produced by film maker and actress Ricki Lake. The film will be shown as part of a fundraising event to help support the Mid-Hudson Lactation Consortium and the Breastfeeding Initiative of Ulster County, two local coalitions who promote, protect and support breastfeeding in the region.

Social Media Ambassador Seminar

Thursday, February 6, 6:30- 8:30 pm or Saturday, February 8, 11:00 am -1:00 pm

JOIN US! We need YOU to help promote the Rosendale Theatre through social media in exchange for free training. The Rosendale Theatre is offering a free introductory training course on the basics of Facebook and Twitter offered by a local expert in social media, Doug Motel (siteoptimized.com). You will receive a lasting skill set that you will be able to utilize, not only for the theatre but, for your personal and professional projects as well. Plus, your name will be associated with the most remarkable community theater in the area. All you need is access to the Internet with a smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. Seminars are held at Site Optimized, 446 Main St, Rosendale, NY 12472. CLICK ON THE TITLE TO SIGN UP!

The GAG Show & Holiday Party

9:30 pm | $5 | 1 hour, 30 minutes | Live talent show contest | Rated R |

The GAG Show is an amateur talent contest hosted by Julie Novak and judged by three local guest “celebrities” the infamous band Dog On Fleas along with a very special guest judge Zsa Zsa Galore (aka Carrie Wykoff). Also starring The Rosendale Improvement Association Pit Band and Social Club as our house band! Featuring Toni as THE SWEEPER with her dog Precious, who escort bad acts off stage.

12 Years a Slave

7:15 | 2 hours, 14 minutes | R | Biography, Drama, History

Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup, the New York State citizen who was kidnapped and made to work on a plantation in New Orleans in the 1800s. Steve McQueen (Hunger) directs from a script he co-wrote with John Ridley, based in part by Northup’s memoir. Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson, and Paul Giamatti co-star.

National Theatre from London: 50 Years on Stage

2:00 pm | $12/$10 members

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the National Theatre of Great Britain presents National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage, bringing together the best British actors for a unique evening of unforgettable performances, broadcast live from London to cinemas around the world.

A cast of 100 will perform live on stage in this once-in-a-lifetime event, directed by the National Theatre’s current Director Nicholas Hytner, including award-winning actors Roger Allam, Simon Russell Beale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Frances de la Tour, Judi Dench, Christopher Eccleston, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Alex Jennings, Rory Kinnear, Adrian Lester, Anna Maxwell Martin, Helen Mirren, Andrew Scott, Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton, with more to be announced.

National Theatre from London: The Habit of Art

2:00 pm | $12/$10 members

National Theatre Live’s 2010 broadcast of Alan Bennett’s acclaimed play The Habit of Art, with Richard Griffiths, Alex Jennings and Frances de la Tour, returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W H Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first for twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station.
Alan Bennett’s play is as much about the theatre as it is about poetry or music. It looks at the unsettling desires of two difficult men, and at the ethics of biography. It reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s spent: ultimately, on the habit of art.

The GANG Show

9:30 pm | $5 | 1 hour, 30 minutes | Live talent show contest | Rated R

The Gang Show, a legendary amateur talent contest judged by three guest celebrities, from the late 1970’s, is being revived at the Rosendale Theatre. Hosted by Julie Novak and judged by three local guest “celebrities” the infamous band Dog On Fleas! Also starring The Rosendale Improvement Association Pit Band and Social Club as our house band! Each show presents a contest between amateur performers, with unique and unusual talents, who are judged on a scale of one to ten. Judges must wait 45 seconds, then if any judge considers an act to be unworthy of scoring, he or she can bang the gong eliminating the performance from the contest. There is no admission fee for contestants who sign up online and no auditions necessary. The winner of the evening receives a cheap, worthless, plastic statue. This will be Rosendale at its best with lots of surprises, laughs and zany entertainment, not to be missed.

Sponsor-a-Chair

Write a message, memorialize a loved one, shout out a business – celebrate the arts and sponsor a chair at the Rosendale Theatre.

All proceeds go directly to the phase two renovations at the Rosendale Theatre.

The cost is $100 per plaque.

[Please click on the title “Sponsor-a-Chair” to get to the form you’ll need to fill out!]

Winning the Intuit Wheelchair Grant

THANK YOU! (click on the title for more…) Wish #11 has been granted! Congratulations to the Rosendale Theatre, a historic theatre built in the 1920’s. The community of Rosendale, NY has kept the theatre a neighborhood staple, in order to enable access for all they wished for funding towards a wheelchair ramp. Wish granted! Our […]

“No Business Like It” Doug Motel & Shiva Arms

From the Blog by Mary Lois Timbes New Life, New Paltz Life in the village of New Paltz, New York Wednesday, May 1, 2013 No Business Like It Six weeks ago I never heard of the guy. I had an appointment to work on my web page, in order to update, and as they say, […]

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WAMC The Roundtable Interview

WAMC NORTHEAST PUBLIC RADIO
The Roundtable
Mon March 18, 2013, 10:35 am
The Rosendale Theatre Collective Open House

Nostalgia As a Way of Life

From the Blog by Mary Lois Timbes New Life, New Paltz Life in the village of New Paltz, New York Sunday, February 3, 2013 Nostalgia As a Way of Life

Exhibition – fine art series

EXHIBITION is a new theatrical series of events, bringing the world’s greatest art exhibitions to cinema screens worldwide. EXHIBITION will feature the world’s foremost upcoming art exhibitions, creatively captured especially for the big screen.

The EXHIBITION series begins with a career-encompassing collection of the works of Edouard Manet on exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in April.Second is a “once-in-a-lifetime” exhibition of the greatest number of Edvard Munch’s works ever, co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum in Oslo in June. The third exhibition set for screenings in October takes place at the National Gallery in London where audiences will see a unique perspective on the masterpieces of Johannes Vermeer. Each Event Film, hosted by art historian Tim Marlow, will go beyond the gallery with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

2013 Oscars Results and Rosendale Theatre

Here is a listing of the 2013 Oscar Awards for films that have screened or are scheduled to screen at Rosendale Theatre. (For a complete listing of all of the results, please visit oscar.go.com/nominees) Best Picture: Argo (screened Nov 2012) Costume Design: Anna Karenina (screened Feb 2013) Documentary Feature: Searching for Sugarman (screened Nov 2012) […]

Wreath Show Viewing!

You can view and bid on the WREATHS Saturday and Sunday between 12:00 pm and 9:00 PM. Located at both Canaltown Alley and the Rosendale Theatre’s lobby. Festive Gathering at 8:30 pm on Sunday, December 9 after the final performance of The Santaland Diaries. Click on the title for more information and catch a peek at some of the wreaths!

Occupy Hudson Valley Network Event: Connect the Dots

Fre Atlast and friends kept the beat going outside while inside the theatre a panel of Occupiers led a brief discussion on how people are bringing what was learned at Zuccotti Park back home to their own communities.  Also present were The Food Not Bombs Group handing out free food to any passerby curious enough […]

ROSENDALE THEATRE ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR 2nd HUDSON VALLEY SHORT FLIX FEST

ROSENDALE THEATRE ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR 2nd HUDSON VALLEY SHORT FLIX FEST AT ROSENDALE THEATRE,

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO JUNE 30th

It was a success in 2011. Let’s do it again! Film and video makers who live in the Mid-Hudson region are invited to submit short (10-minute maximum) documentaries and dramatic works for exhibition at the Rosendale Theatre for the Second Annual Hudson Valley Short Flix Fest which will be held in conjunction with the Rosendale Street Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22, 2012.

Memberships

Become a member and pay just $5 for nightly films! More information on the MEMBERSHIP link of this website.

The National Theatre & The Royal Shakespeare Co.

The Rosendale Theatre is excited to present broadcasts from the NATIONAL THEATRE in London.  Once a month, usually the last Sunday of the month | 3:00 PM (some evenings) | $12/$10 members National Theatre Live began in 2009 with a production of “Phedre” that was seen by a worldwide audience of more than 50,000. Now […]

Use ’em or lose em’!

After a year and a half of new ownership, we will be retiring the Cacchios’ red tickets as of Dec 31, 2011.  Please spread the word!

Donate

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Rosendale Theatre. Special incentives are being offered for donors of all levels.

Volunteer

There are many opportunities to volunteer with the theater, and volunteers are always needed! This is an open Collective, always accepting and encouraging new members to join.

Host a Potluck

HOST A POTLUCK for the Rosendale Theatre Collective. Last year we raised $10,000 with potluck fundraisers, let’s do it again!