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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.
NOW SHOWING IN NEWBURGH
Rated PG13 for a scene of sexuality and brief strong language
Directed by John Crowley | In English
111 min | Drama/Romance | 2015
NOVEMBER 25DECEMBER 3
WED 5:15 8:00
THU Closed for Thanksgiving
FRI 2:30 5:15 8:00
SAT 2:30 5:15 8:00
SUN 2:30 5:15
THU 2:00 7:30
Buy tickets at our box office or here with your credit card or a gift card.
ABOUT THE FILM
Brooklyn buttresses outstanding performances from Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen with a rich period drama that tugs at the heartstrings as deftly as it satisfies the mind.
Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) is a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Fox Searchlight Pictures
A sensitive, dewy-eyed yet mature performance by Saoirse Ronan is the appealing centerpiece of Brooklyn.
Rex Reed, New York Observer
A godsend for audiences who hunger for rich emotion presented with wit, grace and not a trace of sentimentality, Brooklyn illustrates the power of restraint in dealing with poignant, impassioned material.
The film serves as an authentic examination of the mid-twentieth-century immigrant experienceand an intimate exploration of one woman's attempt to understand who she is and where she wants to belong.
Nick Schager, Village Voice
Classily and classically crafted in the best sense by director John Crowley and screenwriter Nick Hornby, this superbly acted romantic drama is set in the early 1950s and provides the feeling of being lifted into a different world altogether, so transporting is the film’s sense of time and place and social mores.
Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
The movement of the story—from wrenching homesickness to blooming confidence and a smile on one’s stroll to work—elevates the movie into universal urban poetry.
Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
A heartbreaking and poignant story about choices, country, commitments, sacrifice, and love, Brooklyn is a superb, luminous, and bittersweet portrayal of who we are, where we’ve come from, where we’re going, and the places we call home.
Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist
Brooklyn endows its characters with desires and aspirations, but not with foresight, and it examines the past with open-minded curiosity rather than with sentimentality or easy judgment.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer/director Rik Scarce.
Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at our box office or online here with your credit card or a gift card.
ABOUT THE FILM
Something special is happening in the Hudson River region. Sustainability entrepreneurs of all stripes are infusing this place with a new meaning through actions as diverse as closing streets to traffic, constructing rooftop gardens thirty-five floors above the sidewalk, raising chickens and microgreens in the heart of New York State's capital, and creating a small army of citizen scientists.
In the process, these disconnected but committed folks are resuscitating the land and changing the people-place nexus, with the shared goal of remaking one of the nation's oldest industrial centers into one of its most lasting, livable landscapes.
Based on the book Creating Sustainable Communities, these are the stories of creative, courageous people and their accomplishments--stories that inform and inspire. Between Manhattan and Mt. Marcy, New York's highest peak, farmers like Paul Arnold reconnect with the land and their customers in new ways. Marirose Blum Bump, the Red Hook town supervisor, leads the effort to stave-off rampant development. Community activists in Harlem, led by Peggy Shepard, successfully combat multiple assaults on their neighborhood. Ecovative, a corporation created by a couple of engineering students who take a radically different approach to business, makes compostable packing material out of fungi. And environmental advocates preserve scenic treasures at the very heart of where the modern environmental movement was jumpstarted in the 1960s.
Rik Scarce lives just up the street from the Wynantskill, a small but direct tributary of the Hudson River. He teaches sociology, with specialties in environmental sociology, social movements, and visual sociology, at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, and has written four books, including the companion book to Sustaining This Place, titled Creating Sustainable Communities: Lessons from the Hudson River Region, published in 2015 by SUNY Press.
SHOWING AT MONROE CINEMA
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