R (for strong violence, pervasive language and some sexual content) | 106 min
Directed by Ariel Vromen | In English | 2013 | Drama/Biopic
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Michael Shannon's riveting performance in the title role is more than enough to make The Iceman recommended viewing.
Starring Michael Shannon, Winona Rider, James Franco, Ray Liotta,
Chris Evans, David Schwimmer, Stephen Dorff
Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Academy Award (R) nominee Michael Shannon) from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of more than 100 men. Appearing to be living the American dream as a devoted husband and father; in reality Kuklinski was a ruthless killer-for-hire. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession.(c) Millennium
"The Iceman is a vivid evocation of a remorseless sociopath sustaining a double life as a contract killer and devoted family man. Gritty, gripping and unrelentingly intense, Ariel Vromen’s film boasts richly detailed character work from an ideal cast." -David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
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Rated PG-13 for a disturbing violent sequence
118 min | 2013
A well-crafted retelling of an epic true story, Kon Tiki is a throwback to old-school adventure filmmaking that's exciting and entertaining in spite of its by-the-book plotting.
In 1947, the world is gripped with excitement as the young Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl embarks on an astonishing expedition - a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean on the Kon-Tiki raft. From his days living in the Marquesas with his wife Liv, Thor suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by ancient South Americans from thousands of miles to the east. Despite his inability to swim and fear of water, Thor decides to prove his theory by sailing the legendary voyage himself. After replicating the design of an ancient raft in balsa wood, Thor and five fellow adventurers set sail from Peru. Their only modern equipment is a radio, and they take a parrot along for company. A natural leader, Thor uses the stars and the ocean’s current to navigate the raft. After three dangerous months on the open sea, encountering raging storms, sharks, and all the dangers the Ocean can muster, the exhausted crew sight Polynesia and make a triumphant landing. Having sacrificed everything for his mission, even his marriage, the success of the Kon-Tiki expedition proves bittersweet for Thor.
"Kon-Tiki reminds us how important it is to expand our horizons by making discoveries, exploring new worlds and pushing ourselves to the absolute limits of human endurance." -Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times
"Kon-Tiki" is a ripping yarn torn from yesterday's headlines." -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"A rousing and thoroughly enjoyable Old Hollywood-style adventure." -Ian Buckwater, NPR
Rated R for sexual references and language
86 min | Dir. by Noah Baumbach | Drama/Comedy
In English | 2013
Funny, flirty, and shot in crisp black and white, Noah (The Squid and the Whale, Greenberg) Baumbach’s latest is like today’s Manhattan, perfectly capturing the rhythms of an over-educated, underemployed generation.
Frances, played with expert oddness by co-writer Greta Gerwig (Greenberg), is a struggling dancer. Despite the fun she’s having at 28, without a solid job or stable partner, she is flailing. All elbows and punchlines, Frances develops a romance with a male friend, but both have trouble with the ground rules. Unable to make it as a dancer, her greatest triumph to date is her friendship with Sophie (Mickey Sumner), a dour-looking, tart-tongued girl who matches her sense of humor quip for quip. Sincerely ironic and ironically sincere, the film maintains an openness and generosity toward its characters, conferring charm and substance on even the most mundane interactions. For all the awkwardness Frances displays, this movie loves her.
****: "Effortless and effervescent, Frances Ha is a small miracle of a movie, honest and funny with an aim that's true." -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
****: "With its swift, jaunty rhythms and sharp, off-kilter jokes, Frances Ha is frequently delightful. Ms. Gerwig and Mr. Baumbach are nonetheless defiant partisans in the revolt against the tyranny of likability in popular culture."
"Frances Ha also marks the rare instance in which an actress has the perfect role at the perfect time. Ms. Gerwig's work here is fragile, delicate, subject to bruising; something that could wither under too much attention. Perhaps Ms. Gerwig is the greatest actress alive. And maybe Frances Ha is just the ghost orchid of independent cinema."
-John Anderson, Wall Street Journal
"Frances Ha is a patchwork of details that constitute a sort of dating manual—not one that tells you how to meet hot guys, but one that fortifies you against all the crap you have to deal with as a young person in love with a city that doesn't always love you back." -Stephanie Zacharek
"Baumbach, in his most compassionate film since The Squid and the Whale, catches Frances in the act of inventing herself. It's a glorious sight to see."
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
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The Downing Film Center is a beloved, thriving member of the Hudson Valley arts scene, not only bringing quality independent movies to an underserved area but providing a venue—and a voice—for other local not-for-profit organizations to share important messages with our diverse communities. The Downing is known to film distributors as a popular area theater with a devoted and cultured audience.
Now, the film industry is moving forward—it is going digital—and the Downing must adapt. In order to continue showing films distributed by major and minor studios, we must acquire a digital projection system and, with it, the capacity to broaden our programming.
To keep pace with changing technologies, we are launching our Drive to Digital, a comprehensive capital campaign that will include upgrades to our facilities, expanded offerings and showtimes, and the hiring and training of additional help. The goal of our capital campaign is to raise $75,000. To reach this goal, we are asking for your support.
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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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SOARING DANCE THEATRE
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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.
Your business can support the Downing Film Center while our members support your business!
A list of businesses offering discounts can be found by clicking here and scrolling down.
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The Downing Film Center won, for the second year in a row, the Best of Metromix Hudson Valley MOVIE THEATER.
Thanks for your support and votes!
The Downing Film Center is in need of volunteers to assist in several areas of its operation. If interested in giving some time to us, please print out the application in the link below, mail it to the film center (19 Front St., Newburgh, NY 12550),
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We're excited to be named the
Times-Herald Record Best of 2011 Movie Theater.
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