Calendar of Events

Film Screenings

Date:
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Capra. Frank Capra was one of the many Hollywood luminaries who felt it was their duty to enlist as soon as the United States officially entered World War II. As one of the most celebrated Hollywood filmmakers at that time, and already in his mid-forties, he was spared the front lines and assigned directly to US Army Chief of Staff George Marshall. It was Marshall’s idea for Capra to produce and direct a series of documentary propaganda films that would clearly explain to both the public and soldiers why US involvement in the war was absolutely necessary, as well as the values the United States and its allies were defending.
Date:
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Terayama. Shûji Terayama’s debut feature Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets, an adaptation of his eponymous novel and play, is a playful, energetic, psychedelic, visually hypnotic critique of contemporary Japanese society’s descent into ruthless materialism.
Date:
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Capra | Holidays. Anyone who equates “Capraesque” with “corny” or “naively idealistic” may be surprised by the clear-eyed, pessimistic tone of this political comedy about a country rube turned US senator (James Stewart) who singlehandedly faces down a corrupt political machine.
Date:
Friday, December 15, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Rochester Premiere. This first of no less than three features that South Korean director Hong Sang-soo has released in 2017, On the Beach at Night Alone stars Kim Minhee (The Handmaiden; Right Now, Wrong Then) in the role that won her the Silver Bear for best actress at the Berlin International Film Festival. She plays an actress named Younghee, who is reeling in the aftermath of an affair with a married film director.
Date:
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Capra | Holidays. Anyone who equates “Capraesque” with “corny” or “naively idealistic” may be surprised by the clear-eyed, pessimistic tone of this political comedy about a country rube turned US senator (James Stewart) who singlehandedly faces down a corrupt political machine.
Date:
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Time:
2 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Rochester Premiere. This first of no less than three features that South Korean director Hong Sang-soo has released in 2017, On the Beach at Night Alone stars Kim Minhee (The Handmaiden; Right Now, Wrong Then) in the role that won her the Silver Bear for best actress at the Berlin International Film Festival. She plays an actress named Younghee, who is reeling in the aftermath of an affair with a married film director.
Date:
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Capra. The fourth and fifth installments in the Why We Fight documentary series move away from Nazi victories that dominated first three parts to show how Germans failed to break Britain and the Soviet Union and had to abandon their invasion attempts.
Date:
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Terayama. Terayama’s second feature is another take on the subject the director explored in his previous film, Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets. But in this case, the story is more personal—perhaps even autobiographical—as the boy who is desperately trying to escape his demanding, oppressive mother and the suffocating atmosphere of a small rural village ends up becoming a filmmaker.
Date:
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Holidays. Not every Christmas movie features a deus ex machina in the slithery shape of a poisonous viper, but this delightfully oddball comedy isn’t typical holiday fare.
Date:
Friday, December 22, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Holidays. When Jack Skellington, Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, stumbles upon the portal to Christmastown, he can’t believe his eyes. Even though he doesn’t quite understand what this Christmas and “Sandy Claws,” is all about, Jack wants a piece of the action and sets out to take the holiday back to Halloween Town.

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