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“The Farewell” (PG; 1 hour, 40 minutes) – In English and Chinese with subtitles. The film, written and directed by Lulu Wang, follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather before she passes. Billi,(played by actress and rapper Awkwafina) feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family's decision to hide the truth from her grandmother. Final screenings Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 2 and 7 p.m.
“Powerfully subdued and thoughtful, The Farewell is a terrific independent film that will remain among the year's best.” - Matt Ward, Cinematic Considerations
“Downton Abbey” - Sneak preview: Thursday, Sept. 12. Limited seating! Doors open at 6 p.m. for costume contest! Brief registration info requested from those competing upon arrival. Pre-show reception at 6:30, hosted by Eventide Specialties! Judging will be completed by 6:45. TIckets: $8 for theater members, $10 for non-members. (Rated PG, 2 hours, 1 minute) The Crawley family prepares for a royal visit from King George V and Queen Mary in 1927. Due to budget constraints and staffing issues, the former head butler Carson is brought back, by Lady Mary’s request, for the important royal visit. What ensues is the scandal, romance, and intrigue that we so loved in the six seasons of this 15 Emmy award-winning series that kept us wanting more! Julian Fellowes continues the enthralling story of the Crawleys and their staff as the future of Downton hangs in the balance.
“Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice” - (Rated PG-13, 1 hour, 33 minutes) - A musical biography of one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century -- and one of the most successful recording artists of all time. At the height of unprecedented success, Ronstadt, a restless and adventurous artist, turned away from pop music to explore an astonishing variety of musical styles, from American standards to country to classical operetta before circling back to her family roots with traditional Mexican canciones. Withstanding constant pressure from a risk-averse industry, Linda insisted on following her musical instincts. Today Ronstadt has Parkinson's disease and her magnificent singing voice has been silenced. But rather than letting that voice be lost to history, “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice” tells Linda's story through her own words and music, and by such professional colleagues as Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Aaron Neville, among many others. The film plays at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13; Saturday, Sept. 14; Monday, September 16,; Tuesday, Sept. 17; Wednesday, Sept. 18 and Thursday, Sept. 19; Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2 and 7 p.m.
“It captures the life and career of a rock 'n' roll star who never looked back, never apologized, never compromised, virtually never made a wrong move, and made it all seem effortless.” - Owen Gleiberman for Variety.
Upcoming: “Downtown Abbey” - full week run beginning Sept. 20.
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“Maiden” - (PG; 1 hour, 37 minutes) - The incredible, against-all-odds story of sailor Tracy Edwards, who skippered the first all-female international crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race. Tracy's inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Final showing Thursday, Sept. 12 at 2 and 7 p.m.
“The Farewell” - (PG; 1 hour, 40 minutes – In English and Chinese with subtitles). The film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather before she passes. Billi, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family's decision to hide the truth from her grandmother. Based on a true lie. Playing at 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13; Saturday, Sept. 14; Sunday, Sept. 15 and Thursday, Sept. 19; Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m.
“New York International Children’s Film Festival: Kid Flicks #2” - (1 hour, 12 minutes) - Free. Recommended for ages 8 and up - Take a wild ride and harness the (cat) power of the cosmos with the quirky film “Catmos”. If your curious about more earthly matters, take a page out of “A Field Guide to Being a 12-Year-Old Girl”. And, whether their tastes lean umami or sweet, the duo in “Mogu & Perol” just might convince you there is simply nothing more delish than a warm friendship. Playing Saturday September 14 at 10 a.m.; encore screening Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. Presented in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film Festival.
“Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice” - Great Art on Screen - (90 minutes) - fully immerses audiences in the life of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance. With the enchanting narrative voice of twice Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter, the theater audience visits places that evoke and preserve the memory of the painter, including the State Archives, the Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Square, the Church of San Rocco, and more, all in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Tintoretto’s birth. Playing Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets $15 adult / $13 LT member / $5 youth 18 and under.
Upcoming: “Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood” - Sept. 20