Calendar of Events

Film Screenings

Date:
Friday, December 1, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Rochester Premiere | Filmmaker in Person. The Nine, Katy Grannan’s first feature film, is an intimate, at times disturbing, view into an America most would rather ignore. Raw, poetic, direct, and unnerving, the film is less a window into a foreign world than a distorted mirror reflecting our own shared existence.
Date:
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Hitchcock in Winter. Hitchcock’s penultimate feature was his first return to British production in two decades. It focuses on a rapist-murderer terrorizing the women of London, with the wrong man being accused for the crimes. 
Date:
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Time:
2 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Capra. James Hilton’s beautiful, melancholy novel Lost Horizon introduced the world to Shangri-La, a place of peace and contentment, and it became an equally popular film under the guidance of director Frank Capra. Set in a troubled world on the brink of a cataclysmic global war, a small group of individuals are given the opportunity to lead lives rich with meaning through the extension of time.
Date:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Silent Tuesdays. Maurice Chevalier became an overnight film sensation in his first sound feature Innocents of Paris; his sophistication, insouciance, overwhelming charm, and natural comedic ability made him the first international star created by the new medium of talking pictures. Whereas Innocents of Paris had only a few songs created for Chevalier centered on a thin plot, Paramount went all out for his second film, The Love Parade
Date:
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time:
7 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Capra | Holidays | Special Guests. Special introduction by Karolyn Grimes and Jimmy Hawkins, who portrayed Zuzu and Tommy Bailey in the film. The actors will share behind-the- scenes stories of the making of this beloved classic.
Date:
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Stories of Indian Cinema: Abandoned & Rescued. Music! Romance! Drama! Suspense! The greatest box office triumph in the history of Indian cinema at the time of its release is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to Bollywood in its most popular and beloved form. Spanning three decades—from the 1970s to the new millennium—this cinematic extravaganza is about the magic of love, filmmaking, and reincarnation. 
Date:
Friday, December 8, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Rochester Premiere | Primal Screen. Paris, the present. A group of adolescents methodically prepares a series of terrorist attacks in the French capital. The very idea of producing a film on a subject like this at a time when the world is struggling with political violence is controversial in itself, but director Bertrand Bonello—who directed the equally contentious 2014 biopic about Yves Saint Laurent—pushes the challenge even further by staging the events with the geometric mise-en-scène of a Stanley Kubrick work or with the aplomb of a George Romero horror story.
Date:
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Hitchcock in Winter. In Hitchcock’s droll and delightful final film, Bruce Dern returned to work for the master of suspense (after having appeared in Marnie and two episodes of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour). Dern plays a cab driver turned detective, who, along with his phony-psychic girlfriend, is hot on the trail of a couple of kidnappers. 
Date:
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Time:
2 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Capra | Holidays. In one of the most inspirational films of all time, James Stewart and Donna Reed find their way through rough times in Bedford Falls (modeled after nearby Seneca Falls, New York) by way of a loving, dedicated relationship and a little heavenly intervention. 
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.

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