Calendar of Events

Film Screenings

Date:
Friday, January 19, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Rochester Premiere | Primal Screen. Europe, World War II. A family man with no strong political convictions is a passive accomplice to the cruelties of the Gestapo against the non-Aryans. In the same town where he lives, Olga, an aristocratic Russian émigré, has joined the French Resistance. Arrested by the Nazis for hiding two Jewish boys, the young and beautiful woman is sent to a concentration camp, where she sees death in the face, eventually finding an unexpected chance of escaping to Switzerland.
Date:
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Academy Awards at 90. Eleven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, went to this sword-and-sandal epic. Charlton Heston is larger-than-life as a Jewish patrician driven into servitude by the ambitious Roman Tribune Messala (Stephen Boyd). Follow Ben-Hur from galley slave to Roman glory and, finally, spiritual redemption.
Date:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Academy Awards at 90. The massive James Jones novel is brought forth in a powerful portrait of pre-WWII enlisted men, the women they loved, and the destiny that overtook them in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Date:
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Philippe Garrel. Elemental, mysterious, and nearly overpowering in its widescreen imagery and moving camera, The Virgin’s Bed stars Garrel’s friends/collaborators Pierre Clement and Zouzou as Christ and Mary Magdalene.
Date:
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Stories of Indian Cinema. One of the biggest sensations of modern Indian cinema, Lagaan is an epic tale of love and power (and sports!) set in a small village under British occupation.
Date:
Friday, January 26, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Academy Awards at 90. Born a bastard in the English countryside, young Tom Jones (Albert Finney) grows to be a freespirited playboy whose cross-country promiscuity can’t disguise a deep love for hometown lass Sophie Western (Susannah York).
Date:
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Academy Awards at 90. The late Paul Scofield re-creates his stage role as Sir Thomas More in this finely realized retelling of the clash between the spiritually unyielding More and his adulterous king in 16th-century England.
Date:
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Silent Tuesdays | Erich von Stroheim. A slow-witted dentist (Gibson Gowland) and the neurotic woman he marries (the great ZaSu Pitts) are ultimately destroyed by having won a lottery.
Date:
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Philippe Garrel. A filmmaker comes into conflict with his wife after he refuses to cast her in the retelling of their own love story, starring himself. Garrel himself plays the filmmaker, and his family—including his wife at the time Brigitte Sy and their son Louis, as well as Garrel’s father Maurice—are the filmmaker’s family.
Date:
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time:
7:30 p.m.
Location:
Dryden Theatre
Black History Month. In the middle of World War II, war orphans Marko and Lotti try to reach the “valley of peace” to find shelter. On their way, they meet an American pilot, Jim (John Kitzmiller), fleeing after the crash of his plane. Both the German enemy and the allies are racing to find him, but the heroic GI is slowed down by the two children he has taken under his wing.

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