May 10-16: Come Together at the Playhouse: The Public, Stockholm & Beatles!

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We are teaming up with the Hamilton Public Library to present The Public, a funny and poignant drama about a group of homeless people who refuse to leave their public library. Entertaining and impactful, it stars Emilio Estevez (also the writer-director), Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater and it's playing for only 3 shows. Another movie featuring the occupying of an institution is Stockholm, starring Ethan Hawke & Noomi Rapace as a bank robber and teller (respectively). Based on the true story (that inspired the term 'Stockholm Syndrome'), Stockholm also was filmed partly in Hamilton. Keep scrolling to see all the great movies we have in store this week, including a special bring-back of The World Before Your Feet, hosted by Myles Travel NYC. Check it out for a chance to win a trip to NYC. For all you Beatles fans (surely everyone!?) don't miss Deconstructing the Beatles: Abbey Road, Side One. You won't find these docs on Netflix! If you think you know everything about the Beatles, Scott Freiman is here to teach you a thing or two in his fascinating filmed lectures. We've seen them all and highly recommend them! Later this month, look for Deconstructing the Beatles: The White Album.


 

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Presented in partnership with the Hamilton Public Library.

The United States was founded on organized rebellion, its First Amendment celebrating "the right of the people peaceably to assemble." But what happens when the outcasts of American society assemble in the very home of free expression? Drawing on the clash of perspectives now galvanizing America and beyond, Emilio Estevez has crafted a drama that returns politics to a human level.

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"Lately Ethan Hawke can do no wrong. He, Noomi Rapace and Mark Strong make this quirky, but true, bank robbery movie come alive." - Film Inquiry

Stockholm, based on a real-life event that took place in Sweden in 1973, shows how the phrase "Stockholm syndrome," in which victims eventually side with their kidnappers, came into existence.

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"Sydney Pollack's unfinished documentary, unearthed and reassembled after nearly 50 years, is a priceless gift to music fans." - Newsday

Added shows! “‘We are here for a religious service,’ gospel legend Reverend James Cleveland reminds his audience in Los Angeles’s New Temple Missionary Baptist Church at the start of Amazing Grace.

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"Matthias Schoenarts delivers a superb performance in Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre's directorial debut, a beautiful film about redemption and reform. " - Seattle Times

“The Mustang, set in a remote prison compound nestled in the Nevada desert, is a lyrical movie. It’s about the bond between a hardened prisoner and a wild horse, and it’s been made, by the first-time director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, in a style of great-plains minimalism.

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"An artful fable that examines what it really means to save the world, Benedikt Erlingsson's 'Woman at War' is the rarest of things: A crowd-pleaser about climate change. " - Indiewire

Back by popular demand! “The droll absurdity of Nordic cinema acquires an eco-terrorism edge in Woman at War, a movie filled with dualities and one singular performance.

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Stanley Kubrick series. "Kubrick's final film is unique in his oeuvre for concluding on a note of apparent affirmation." - Film Comment

“As an epilogue to the career of Stanley Kubrick who died within days of delivering the finished film, Eyes Wide Shut is just about perfect in that it is unmistakably, definitely Kubrickian.  A psychological probing of marriage, desire, jealousy and sexual paranoia. This is about the reality of sexual love versus its illusions.

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“Years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and Dian Fossey worked with mountain gorillas, 23-year old Canadian Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented expedition to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild.

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Presented by Myles Travel. Win a trip to NYC!

There are 8,000 miles of roads and paths in New York City and for the past six years Matt Green has been walking them all - every street, park, cemetery, beach, and bridge. “In the age of sponsored content, book deals, and reality TV, it seems almost unfathomable that someone would shoulder a massive, gimmicky undertaking for…nothing.

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After sending shockwaves across contemporary culture and setting a new standard for provocative, socially-conscious horror films with his directorial debut, Get Out, Academy Award-winning visionary Jordan Peele returns with another original nightmare that he's written, directed and produced.

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Composer Scott Freiman's love for The Beatles runs so deep, he's considered one of the world's foremost Fab Four scholars (yes, scholar). Freiman combines his love of The Beatles with his experience as a composer, producer and engineer to deliver unique educational lectures about the creative process of the Beatles.

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"It's gorgeous to look at, with its reverse zooms that slowly widen to stunning rural panoramas, its beautiful framing, its delight in decorative detail. You feel you are watching a masterclass in how to recreate the look and feel of the late 18th century." - Sunday Times

“‘I demand satisfaction!’ These words echo throughout Stanley Kubrick’s sedate, sumptuous eighteenth-century satire, as men in outrageous frocks challenge one another to pistols at dawn over matters of love and honour. But any audience member who goes seeking the same is liable to leave disappointed: for all its dry wit and visual splendour.

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"This space oddity from Rob Pattinson and the great French filmmaker Claire Denis will mess with your head and blow your mind. It's a hell of a ride." - Rolling Stone

Part mystery. Part thriller. Part dystopian horror.  High Life is already being hailed as a masterpiece and future classic.

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"While Joan's early years are absolutely fascinating, it is the refreshing concept of Dench's elderly communist agent that gives this drama its real bite and edge." - Daily Mirror

“A good old-fashioned British spy thriller with a bewitching female heroine (or anti-heroine, if you will) played by the excellent actresses Judi Dench and (as her younger self) Sophie Cookson, Red Joan revisits the incredible real-life spy case of Melita Norwood. It is directed with a strong sense for character by Trevor Nunn, the former director of the Royal Shakespeare Co.

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"Director Ralph Fiennes makes this hypnotic look into the young life of controversial ballet icon Rudolph Nureyev (Oleg Ivenko) a thing of bruised beauty and an exhilarating gift." - Rolling Stone

"The White Crow tells the story of ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev and his sensational escape to the west in the early 60s at the age of 23, while on his first European tour. Dance is represented as a transcendental experience of success, of leaving behind the past and reinventing the future.

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"One of the year's most interesting and absurdly entertaining puzzles. Should not be overlooked or ignored since it comes from one of the best filmmakers working today." - NOW

“The fog is thick in Under the Silver Lake—but it’s neither the funk of pot smoke (though there is some of that) nor bad weather. Rather, it’s the confusion located somewhere behind Andrew Garfield’s brow. His character, Sam, prowls the streets like a Scooby-less Shaggy in search of answers to a riddle he only half comprehends.

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