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The Downing Film Center is dedicated to presenting world-wide quality films, not readily available locally, and providing cinematic programming in collaboration with and for the benefit of Hudson Valley's diverse communities.
NOW SHOWING NOW - TUES, NOV 25 STARTS WEDS, NOV 26
Continues through Tues, Nov. 25
Not Rated | 114 min | Directed by Laura Poitras
2014 | In English
Part real-life thriller, part sobering examination of 21st century civil liberties, Citizenfour transcends ideology to offer riveting, must-see cinema.
NOV 23 - NOV 25
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In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was in the process of constructing a film about abuses of national security in post-9/11 America when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her.
****: "Citzenfour is prosaic in its presentation and profoundly chilling in its details, and if you think Snowden is a traitor, you should probably see it. If you think he’s a hero, you should probably see it. If you haven’t made up your mind — well, you get the idea." -Ty Burr, Boston Globe
****: "Cinema, even in the service of journalism, is always more than reporting, and focusing on what Ms. Poitras’s film is about risks ignoring what it is. It’s a tense and frightening thriller that blends the brisk globe-trotting of the “Bourne” movies with the spooky, atmospheric effects of a Japanese horror film. And it is also a primal political fable for the digital age, a real-time tableau of the confrontation between the individual and the state." -A. O. Scott, New York Times
New York Times Critics' Pick
****: "There are not a lot of moments in documentary cinema that equal Citizenfour. Ms. Poitras was already at work on a film about government surveillance when Mr. Snowden presented himself, and she’s something of a lightning rod, too, one with little evident sympathy for Obama administration data mining."
-John Anderson, Wall St. Journal
****: "Citizenfour is a gripping record of how our rulers are addicted to gaining more and more power and control over us – if we let them."
-Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
96% FRESH -- Positive Critics' Reviews -- Rotten Tomatoes
Not Rated | 84 min | Directed by Volker Schlöndorff Drama 2014 | In German and French w/English Subtitles
NOV 23 - NOV 25
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As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then ‘only as a field of rubble’. The person assigned to carry out this barbaric act is Wehrmacht commander of Greater Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz (Niels Arestrup), who already has mines planted on the Eiffel Tower, in the Louvre and Notre Dame and on the bridges over the Seine. Nothing should be left as a reminder of the city’s former glory. However, at dawn on 25 August, Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling (André Dussollier) steals into German headquarters through a secret underground tunnel and there starts a tension-filled game of cat and mouse as Nordling tries to persuade Choltitz to abandon his plan .
95% Positive Reviews on Rotten Tomatoes
"The principal suspense in this fascinating movie is generated by the polite, and then not so polite, ferocity of the arguments between the two men." -David Denby, The New Yorker
"This terrifically performed piece of filmed theater is filled with twists, turns and underhanded schemes that show how history sometimes lies in the hands of a selected few, not to mention a good glass of Chardonnay." -Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter
"The value of Diplomacy is that it produces at least as much unsettlement as relief, compelling the viewer to remain haunted by nightmarish thoughts of what might have happened." -A.O.Scott, New York Times
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and suggestive material | 123 min
Directed by James Marsh | In English
2014 | Drama/Biography
NOV 26 - DEC 4
THURS CLOSED - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
FRI 2:00 4:45 7:30
SAT 2:00 4:45 7:30
SUN 1:30 4:15
THURS 2:00 7:30
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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING.
Part biopic, part love story, The Theory of Everything rises on James Marsh's polished direction and the strength of its two leads.
Once a healthy, active young man, Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With his wife Jane (Felicity Jones) fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed.
****: "Just in physical terms, Eddie Redmayne transformation’s into Stephen Hawking is something remarkable." -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
****: "Visually imaginative, The Theory of Everything is an unusually compelling true-life story about an extraordinary couple triumphing over adversity. It’s my favorite movie so far this year."
-Lou Lumenick, New York Post
****: "This is the extraordinary biopic about the fascinating, complex and inspirational example set by genius cosmologist and physicist Stephen Hawking." -Rex Reed, New York Observer
"The film is striking, at times even piercing, for the way it infiltrates some universal realities of marriage."
-Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice
"The Theory of Everything, referring to Hawking's dream of finding an equation to explain all existence, is riveting science, emotional provocation and one-of-a-kind love story all rolled into one triumphant film."
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"James Marsh’s movie, which co-stars Felicity Jones as Jane Hawking, the celebrated physicist’s wife, is a biographical love story that doesn’t depend on science to shape the plot — it’s rich in emotional intelligence." -Joe Morgenstern, Wall St. Journal
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Gift cards can now be used on our website to purchase advance tickets for films!
Why not buy yourself a gift card and use it to purchace internet tickets - instead of using your credit card?
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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.
Cllick below for more information and an application to sign-up for this program.
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),
email it to the Downing at firstname.lastname@example.org,
fax it to the Downing at 845.561.3865, or drop it off at our box office during showtime hours. You can also pick up an application
in our lobby.
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.
Click here to read a series of FAQ'S (Frequently Asked Questions) which will further clarify our internet ticketing procedure.
The Downing Film Center is handicapped accessible. If you plan on attending a film and you need our lift and elevator, please let us know when you make your reservation. We also ask you arrive at least 35-40 minutes early.
Gift cards are available at the Downing. You can pick up gift cards in any amount desired. All you have to do is send in your request indicating the amount of gift card, the name of the recipient and the name(s) of the person(s) giving it. You can then mail in your request with a check made out to the Downing Film Center at 19 Front St., Newburgh, NY. If you live in the area, you can also stop by the box office during film hours (check out film schedule above for current screenings) and pick up your gift card. If you have any other questions, feel free to telephone our box office or email us at email@example.com.
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