2015 DFC MOVIE AWARDS

 

Nominate Your Favorite Films and Performances of 2015


We'd like to recognize the excellent films shown at the Downing during the 2015 movie year, and we need your help. We're inviting you to participate by ranking your 5 favorites in each of 3 categories:

Best Film
Best Performance by an Actor
Best Performance by an Actress

Go to our survey to rank your favorites.

On February 15, we'll use your rankings to generate a list of 5 finalists in each category. From February 19 to 28, paper ballots will be available at our box office during movie hours, and you can vote for your favorite from among the nominees in each category (no purchase necessary). If your choice in any category matches the winning choice, you'll be entered in a random drawing for 2 free movie passes along with complimentary popcorn!

TICKET PRICES

 

ADULTS $9.00

STUDENTS & ACTIVE MILITARY $8.00 (with ID)

SENIOR CITIZENS (62+) $7.00

CHILDREN (under 16) $7.00

MEMBERS/FANS $6.00 (with card)

 

Ticket prices for special screening events may differ.

 

 

Buy tickets at our box office or online here with your credit card or a gift card.

 

The box office opens 30 minutes before the first showtime of the day, and seating is on a first-come first-served basis.
The Downing Film Center has only 55 seats, so arrive early for the best choice of seats!

 


 


View our at-a-glance calendar of events.


OUR MISSION

 

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

The Downing Film Center is a free-speech theatre that neither censors nor endorses.


NOW SHOWING IN NEWBURGH

 


45 YEARS

 

Nominated for an Academy Award
Best Actress, Charlotte Rampling

 

45 Years

Rated R for language and brief sexuality

Directed by Andrew Haigh | In English

With Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay

95 min | Drama/Romance | 2015

 

TRAILER

 

 

February 10–11

WED 7:30

THU 2:00 7:30

 

February 12–18

FRI 7:30

SAT 2:30 5:00 7:30

SUN 1:15 3:45

MON No showing

TUE 7:30

WED 7:30

THU 2:00 7:30

 

 

Buy tickets at our box office or here with your credit card or a gift card.

 

 

ABOUT THE FILM

 

The winner of the Silver Bear for Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling) and Best Actor (Tom Courtenay) at the Berlin International Film Festival, Andrew Haigh’s (Weekend, Looking) film is a moving and profound look at marriage and the secrets we keep. 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.

www.ifcfilms.com

 

Mr. Courtenay, like Ms. Rampling, brings a lifetime of experience to his role. For those of us who can savor the sweep of their careers, there are four people we care about on screen—a couple of consummate actors and the couple they play. 45 Years isn't an entertainment for young and old alike, because young and old aren't alike. You don't have to be old to appreciate it, but, as the title suggests, more than a few decades of living will enhance the experience.

—Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

 

45 Years is far from a supernatural melodrama, but Mr. Haigh [director] allows the spookier implications of the story to hover around the edges. Geoff and Kate are rational, practical-minded people. The news about Katya comes into their house like a visitation from another dimension of experience, a reminder of the uncanny, irrational power of memory and desire. Mr. Courtenay, a naturally demonstrative actor, registers a convincing blend of longing, confusion and shame. Ms. Rampling, a stiller, deeper-running pool, conveys emotions so strange and intense that they don't quite have names.

—A.O. Scott, New York Times

 

Charlotte Rampling is nothing short of a revelation in 45 Years, delivering a tour de force so strong, so skilled and measured, and yet so emotionally fraught that it threatens to eclipse both her own career, and the rest of the film. This is saying quite a lot given that the star of Swimming Pool, The Damned, The Night Porter, Dexter, and Broadchurch was hardly a thespian slouch before now, and given that 45 Years is uniformly excellent from its writing and direction to its supporting performances, all of which keep up with her as much as is humanly possible.

—Sarah Kurchak, Consequence of Sound

 

This is superb yet restrained drama of the highest order, definitely not to be missed.

—Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

 



COMING SOON TO NEWBURGH

 


February 14 and 15, Two Shows Only

 

JANE EYRE


Not Rated

Directed by Sally Cookson | In English

3 hours | Drama | 2015

 


FEBRUARY 14 AND 15

SUN 6:15

MON 1:30

 

 

TICKET PRICES


General admission $12, Seniors $11, Students $11, Downing Members $10

 

 

Buy tickets at our box office or here with your credit card or a gift card.

 


VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE FILM

 

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.

National Theatre Live website


Forget the word “adaptation.” [Director Sally] Cookson’s production is a tumultuous re-creation of Charlotte Brontë’s novel.

The Guardian

 

We are making bold creative choices in order that our version of Jane Eyre is as wild, wonderful and thrilling as it can be, and in order to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. It is always daunting when you’re working on a story which everyone knows so well, because you want to surprise and maybe challenge their expectations, without losing any of the things which make them like the story in the first place.

Music plays a huge part in this production, and Benji Bower fans won’t be disappointed. Live music is intricately woven into the story including traditional ballad singing as well as minimalism, jazz and choral singing, to create a stunning score. It certainly makes our version of the story nontraditional. The band is at the centre of the action, I’ve deliberately placed them right in the middle of the set.

—Director Sally Cookson, Bristol Old Vic website


 

 

MONROE CINEMA AT TMACC


Visit the Monroe Cinema website for information about showtimes.


NOW SHOWING IN MONROE

 

SPOTLIGHT


Nominated for 6 Academy Awards

Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing

Spotlight

RATED R

 


 

BROOKLYN


Nominated for 3 Academy Awards

Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay

 

Brooklyn

RATED PG13

 


 

THE FINEST HOURS


The Finest Hours

RATED PG13

 


 

KUNG FU PANDA 3


Kung Fu Panda

RATED PG

 

 

COMING SOON TO MONROE

 

ZOOLANDER 2


Zoolander 3

RATED PG13

 


 

HOW TO BE SINGLE

 

How to Be Single

RATED R

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBILITY

 

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 35–40 minutes early.

 

GIFT CARDS

 

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.

 

FEATURED SPONSORS OF THE MONTH


For a complete list of our current sponsors, as well as information about becoming a sponsor, visit our sponsorship page.