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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.

Revised 1/10/15

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Me, The Earl and the Dying Girl

Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, drug material, language

and some thematic elements

114 min | In English | Drama


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FRI 5:15 8:00

SAT 1:30 4:15 7:00

SUN 2:30 5:15

TUES 7:30

WEDS 7:30

THURS 2:00 7:30



Click here to buy tickets at for ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL


About the Film


W/Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, R.J. Cyler with Nick Offerman, Molly Shannon,

Jon Bernthal and Connie Britton

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Screenplay: Jesse Andrews


     Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a ‘co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) — a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer — he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.


****: "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl has those handkerchief moments, but the laughs far outnumber the hard and sad punches. This is a movie that’s grounded in reality, has just enough whimsy and soars to the stars. It’s one of the best films of 2015."

-Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times


****: "Poignant without being melodramatic, overflowing with unforced charm, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl holds a unique appeal that's certain to last."

-Anisha Jhaveri, Indiewire


"This brilliantly funny, casually profound and deeply affecting coming-of-age chronicle, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon from a screenplay by Jesse Andrews, even manages to be life-enlightening—it’s a fresh take on contemporary adolescence as a journey from ironic detachment to openhearted feeling."

-Joe Morgenstern, Wall St. Journal










Monday, July 13 @ 7:30 PM


Not Rated | 48 min | Written & Directed by Michael Corriere | In English





MONDAY, JULY 13 @ 7:30 PM

Tickets: $10

A portion of the box office gross will be donated to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Children Logo


In Person: *Michael Corriere, Director

Film will be introduced by director and followed by a Q and A with him.


Click here to buy tickets for ALIEN CONNECTION.


About the Film

     Two Army Air Force Intelligence Officers are killed under mysterious circumstances while on a UFO mission --- where the Soviets involved? Or where some "patriotic Americans" loyal to President Truman somehow responsible?
      The documentary also introduces two new "smoking gun" documents never seen before by anyone that will shed new light on the Roswell Crash


About the Director

    Michael Corriere is a former decorated New York City Police Officer. He is a writer/director and has produced his first documentary film: ALIEN CONNECTION.

     Alien Connection was an official selection of the NewFilmmakers and was screened at the Anthology Film Archives Deren Theatre in New York City. “It is the Final Proof…the Final X File.

      Michael is a member of the Dramatist Guild and has written and directed his first stage play: “FOR ENGLAND…FOR LOVE”. His play can best be described as a “cold war” dramatic play set in the 1940’s. For England…For Love is ready for a full production.

     Michael was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. His cancer is in remission at the present time.




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