THE BLUE ROOM
(LA CHAMBRE BLEUE)
R (for sexual content including graphic nudity)
76 min | Directed by Mathieu Amalric | Based on a book by Georges Simenon | 2014
In French w/ English Subtitles
The Blue Room proves a sobering study of the dark side of human nature, as well as a coolly assured directorial effort from star and co-writer Mathieu Amalric.
October 24 - October 30
SAT 5:30 7:30
SUN 2:30 4:30
THURS 2:00 7:30
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Two adulterous lovers go from pillow talk to possible murder in this sexy, brain-teasing thriller. Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Grand Budapest Hotel) directs and stars as Julien, a middle-aged salesman embroiled in a steamy love affair with a married woman who, after a round of kinky sex, makes a startling suggestion. Suddenly Julien is caught up in a police investigation—but just what exactly happened? Based on a novel by celebrated crime writer Georges Simenon, this beguiling cinematic puzzle unfolds in an elliptical style that keeps the audience guessing every step of the way.
(A Sundance Selects release)
"Mr. Amalric, who directed this dark, delectable, shivery tale, adapting it from the Georges Simenon novel, sets its uneasy, dank mood with energetic economy." -Manohla Dargis, New York Times
New York Times Critics' Pick
"What tantalizes is the way the story moves between their private passion and their public shame, the way then and now become synchronous. Amalric navigates the shifts with a lapidary precision."
-Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Critics' Pick
"Co-writer/director/proudly nude star Amalric cuts everything to the quick: Most shots have the feel of still photos, the camera firmly planted, and the movie always hustles us to the next, back and forward in time, the effect part Resnais and part staccato Kodak slideshow."
-Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
Not Rated | 130 min | Directed by Danny Boyle
Adapted by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley In English
Watch trailer here!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 @ 7:15 PM
MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 @ 7:15 PM
WEDS, OCTOBER 29 @ 1:15 PM
On Sunday, 10/26 and Weds, 10/29, Jonny Lee Miller will play Dr. Frankenstein and Benedict Cumberbatch will play the Monster.
On Monday, 10/27, Benedict Cumberbatch will play Dr. Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller will play the Monster.
General Admission $12; Members $10
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Danny Boyle's acclaimed production of Mary Shelley's gothic classic makes a triumphant return to Cineworld. National Theatre Live's thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. Directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.
****: "A thrill. The most viscerally exciting and stunning show in town."
*****: A theatrical coup." -The Times
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BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP REWARDS PROGRAM
The Downing Film Center is pleased to launch its Business Membership Rewards' Program. Area businesses are invited to offer a customized discount to our members. The businesses and their offers are listed on our website, in our weekly e-newsletter and in our lobby.
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The Downing Film Center won, for the second year in a row, the Best of Metromix Hudson Valley MOVIE THEATER.
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AT THE DOWNING FILM CENTER
We are pleased to announce that the Downing Film Center has converted to an online ticketing system that links up with our existing ticketing service provided by RTS (Ready Theatre Systems). As a result, we no longer handle reservations by phone or email. You can now purchase your ticket directly through the Downing Film Center’s website – www.downingfilmcenter.com – at the top of this page or under the film you would like to attend. The good news is it’s easy! To complete your order, you must use a credit card – Visa, Master Card or Discover (American Express will not be accepted). Upon purchase, you will be given a receipt to print. When you arrive at the theater, please be prepared to finalize your ticket purchase with this receipt or by presenting the credit card you used in your purchase. Please note: you will not be able to cancel your ticket(s) or obtain a refund once your online order is complete. For those without a computer or credit card, or who prefer to transact business in person, you will also be able to reserve tickets by purchasing them up to seven days in advance at our box office during regular operations (cash, check, credit card accepted). RTS also offers gift cards that can be used to reserve/purchase tickets in person or online. Current Downing Film Center gift certificate holders should come to the box office during regular hours to convert to an RTS gift card, which you will need to reserve/purchase tickets using our online option.
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