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AIN'T IN IT FOR MY HEALTH: A FILM ABOUT LEVON HELM
Opens May 24th
Director Jacob Hatley's intimate documentary finds Mr. Helm at home in Woodstock, NY, in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years. Shot during the course of two-plus years, this highly anticipated film focuses in on the four-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member after his 2007 comeback album, Dirt Farmer , brought him back to the spotlight.
83 min. • Not Rated • Dir. Jacob Hatley
the company you keep
Opens May 24th
Jim Grant (Robert Redford) is a public interest lawyer and single father raising his daughter in the tranquil suburbs of Albany, New York. Grant's world is turned upside down,when a brash young reporter named Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf) exposes his true identity as a former 1970s antiwar radical fugitive wanted for murder. After living for more than 30 years underground, Grant must now go on the run. With the FBI in hot pursuit, he sets off on a cross-country journey to track down the one person that can clear his name.
125 min. • R • Dir. Robert Redford
Opening May 31st
Elemental tells the story of three individuals united by their deep connection with nature and driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.
The film follows Rajendra Singh, an Indian government official gone rogue, on a 40-day pilgrimage down India’s once pristine Ganges river, now polluted and dying. Facing community opposition and personal doubts, Singh works to shut down factories, halt construction of dams, and rouse the Indian public to treat their sacred “Mother Ganga” with respect. Across the globe in northern Canada, Eriel Deranger mounts her own “David and Goliath” struggle against the world’s largest industrial development, the Tar Sands, an oil deposit larger than the state of Florida. A young mother and native Denè, Deranger struggles with family challenges while campaigning tirelessly against the Tar Sands and its proposed 2,000-mile Keystone XL Pipeline, which are destroying Indigenous communities and threatening an entire continent. And in Australia, inventor and entrepreneur Jay Harman searches for investors willing to risk millions on his conviction that nature’s own systems hold the key to our world’s ecological problems. Harman finds his inspiration in the natural world’s profound architecture and creates a revolutionary device that he believes can slow down global warming, but will it work?
93 min. • Not Rated • Dir. Gayatri Roshan
IN THE SHADOW
Czech That Film Fest KICKOFF!- screening May 29th at 7pm
With special Q&A following the film with Director David Ondříček!!
Starring veteran actor Ivan Trojan (Želary), crime and mystery force a detective to risk his life in search of the truth. What he finds in Stalinist Czechoslovakia, however, seems to only create more questions than it solves. In the Shadow was submitted to the Academy Awards as the Czech entry for 2012 Best Foreign Language Oscar.
106 min. • Not Rated • Dir. David Ondříček
From Czech That Film Fest- screening June 5th at 7pm
This character-driven story takes us through the trials of an ordinary family, each with their own personal hopes and ambitions. The challenge is always to overcome individual hopelessness, and the tragic, blinding obsessions that make it so difficult to see how to help one another. Winner of the 2011 Czech Lion for Best Film.
90 min. • Not Rated • Dir. Zdeněk Jiráský
MEN IN HOPE
From Czech That Film Fest- screening June 12th at 7pm
In a world of alluring temptations, men can make a bad decision. A stimulating take on the challenges inherent in marriage, this comedy threatens the prescribed notion of devoted love and shows that even a bad choice can work out in the end.
115 min. • Not Rated • Dir. Jiří Vejdělek
From Czech That Film Fest- screening June 19th at 7pm
Legendary Czech director Hřebejk (Divided We Fall) drives Innocence to the limits of human understanding. The film deeply explores relationships and blurs the boundary of where truth and morality collide. Winner of two 2012 Czech Lion awards and nominated for an additional six, including Best Director.
98 min. • Not Rated • Dir. Jan Hřebejk
From Czech That Film Fest- screening June 26th at 7pm
Shot in the unique style of rotoscoped live-action, Alois Nebel follows the lonely life of a train station attendant who feels doomed to misery. The film features Karel Roden (Hellboy, Bourne Supremacy), and selected for both the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals in 2011. The film is based on the graphic novel Alois Nebel, by Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromír 99. Winner of the 2012 European Film Award for Best Animated Feature Film, and the Czech entry for 2012 Best Foreign Language Oscar.
84 min. • Not Rated • Dir. Tomáš Luňák