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The Downing Film Center is dedicated to presenting quality films, not always available locally, and providing cinematic programming from around the world in collaboration with and for the benefit of the Hudson Valley’s diverse communities.
Revised 10 Jan 2015
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NOW SHOWING IN NEWBURGH
Held Over through Thursday, August 3
Rated PG13 for some thematic content and brief sexuality
Directed by Aisling Walsh | In English
With Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke
115 min | Drama/Biography | 2017
Thu 2:00 7:30
JULY 28AUGUST 3
Sat 2:30 7:30
Sun 2:30 5:15
Mon No showing
Thu 2:00 7:30
Tickets are available now at our box office and online here.
ABOUT THE FILM
Maudie, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Maudie charts Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a folk painter.
Aisling Walsh's shimmering drama hands Sally Hawkins an Oscar-worthy role in an emotional and inspirational biopic about art, love and this cruel beautiful world of ours.
Thelma Adams, New York Observer
Hawkins disappears into the performance, capturing Maud's physical limitations but also the light in her eyes, the sly humor in her observations about lifeand her gift for seeing the greatest beauty in the simplest things.
Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
COMING SOON TO NEWBURGH
Scheduled to start August 4One week only!
THE BIG SICK
Directed by Michael Showalter | In English
Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano
120 min | Comedy/Romance | 2017
ABOUT THE FILM
Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sicktells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.
[The Big Sick is] a perfect marriage of direction, performances, and writing, the kind of comedy that people eagerly wait for. Its solutions aren't easy, and its paths unusual, but it's a love story that completely earns its emotional peaks, and the kind of comedy that makes you wish every single one of them were this great.
I fell hard for both Ms. Kazan and Mr. Nanjiani and The Big Sick, which tells a great story with waves of deep feeling and questions of identity and makes the whole thing feel like a breeze. Comedy is said to be hard; mostly, I think, by comics. Romantic comedy is apparently even tougher, at least from recent onscreen evidence. Few filmmakers know how to fit contemporary men and women, straight or gay, into narrative forms that were developed once upon a time. In The Big Sick, Mr. Nanjiani and Ms. Gordon vault over that hurdle with openness and delight, revitalizing an often moribund subgenre with a true story of love, death and the everyday comedy of being a 21st-century American.
The Downing Film Center is handicapped accessible. If you plan to attend a film and you need our lift and elevator, please let us know ahead of time. We also ask you arrive at least 3540 minutes early.
Downing gift cards are available in any amount and can be used to purchase tickets online for Newburgh; please note that Downing gift cards are not redeemable at Monroe Cinema. Gift certificates can be updated to gift cards.
To request a gift card, send us a letter indicating the name and address of the recipient and the name and address of the giver, and include a check (made out to Downing Film Center) or your credit card number (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), expiration date, and 3-digit code. Please specify whether you would like the gift card mailed to you or to the recipient. You can also stop by during box office hours and pick up gift cards in person.
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