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Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 8 p.m.

Cyrano de Bergerac

Dryden Theatre

Silent Tuesdays. One of James Card’s particular treasures that he brought to George Eastman House—and in fact was the very last film he saw in the Dryden Theatre—was this exquisitely conceived silent version of Edmond Rostand’s play. Director Augusto Genina inventively visualizes Rostand’s characters and poetry...

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Thursday, September 24, 2015, 8 p.m.

The Brood

Dryden Theatre

Birth of Body Horror: Early Works of David Cronenberg. Something’s gone terribly wrong at the Somafree Institute of Psychoplasmics, where, through intense psychological role playing Dr. Hal Raglan (Oliver Reed) has been encouraging troubled clients to manifest their repressed emotions and desires as fleshy...

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Saturday, September 26, 2015, 8 p.m.

Under Capricorn

Dryden Theatre

Ingrid Bergman: From Rochester with Love. Aristocrat Ingrid Bergman weds stableman Joseph Cotten with unforeseen results in Hitchcock’s excursion into the costume drama. Misunderstood and underappreciated on its release, Under Capricorn was later hailed by French New Wave critics as one of the finest...

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Sunday, September 27, 2015, 2 p.m.

Journey to Italy

Dryden Theatre

Ingrid Bergman: From Rochester with Love. The most vital of a series of films Ingrid Bergman made with then-husband Rossellini, Journey to Italy is a breathtaking cinematic trip through Italy and a masterpiece of happenstance experience leading to epiphany, with detached couple Bergman and George...

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Monday, September 28, 2015, 1:30 p.m.

Under Capricorn

Dryden Theatre

Senior Matinee. Presented free to seniors (62+) on Monday afternoons through October. Beginning this March, our senior matinee screenings are fully incorporated into our regular film calendar. Cinematic classics from the George Eastman House collection will be presented in 35mm, the way they were originally screened and...

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 8 p.m.

The Girl Without a Soul

Dryden Theatre

Silent Tuesdays. John H. Collins is one of the great “What if . . . ?” figures of American cinema, a brilliantly creative filmmaker who went from being a costume department assistant to a major director within four short years before dying at the age of 31 in the 1918 influenza pandemic. Founding film curator James Card...

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 8 p.m.

Greetings

Dryden Theatre

Five Faces of New York in the 1970s. Greetings was Brian De Palma’s first great cinematic statement. It appeared on the eve of this country’s most turbulent decade since the American Civil War, and in advance of the efforts of an ostensibly “new” Hollywood to render the boundless energies of the counterculture into commodity...

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Saturday, October 3, 2015, 8 p.m.

I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

Dryden Theatre

Museum Treasures. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart was conceived as a documentary about the making of what became Wilco’s most popular album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, but this film became a classic David and Goliath story where artistic integrity triumphs over crass commercial interests in every way possible...

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Sunday, October 4, 2015, 2 p.m.

The Night of the Hunter

Dryden Theatre

Sunday Matinee. This gorgeously evocative amalgam of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, German Expressionism, and Depression-era drama is a unique masterpiece in the history of cinema. At its core is Robert Mitchum’s terrifying performance as Preacher Harry Powell, a serial killing wolf in sheep’s clothing who relentlessly hounds...

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 8 p.m.

The French Connection

Dryden Theatre

Five Faces of New York in the 1970s. Featuring what may be the most relentless and exciting car chase in cinema history, The French Connection is based on the true story of two New York cops, played by Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider . . .

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Thursday, October 8, 2015, 8 p.m.

Scanners

Dryden Theatre

Birth of Body Horror: Early Works of David Cronenberg. The result of a scientific experiment gone awry, “scanners” have the ability to read thoughts, control others through brain waves and cause heads to explode . . .

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Sunday, October 11, 2015, 2 p.m.

Elena and Her Men

Dryden Theatre

Ingrid Bergman: From Rochester with Love. Jean Renoir’s classic romantic comedy of intertwining love and the shrewd power of desire, set during the tumultuous political and social turmoil of turn-of-the-century France . . .

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 18, 2015, 2 p.m.

A Walk in the Spring Rain

Dryden Theatre

Ingrid Bergman: From Rochester with Love. This fine romantic drama features Ingrid Bergman as Libby Meredith, a wealthy New York socialite who moves with her husband Roger (Fritz Weaver) to a cabin in rural Tennessee . . .

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Monday, October 19, 2015, 1:30 p.m.

A Walk in the Spring Rain

Dryden Theatre

Senior Matinee. Presented free to seniors (62+) on Monday afternoons through October. Beginning this March, our senior matinee screenings are fully incorporated into our regular film calendar. Cinematic classics from the George Eastman House collection will be presented in 35mm, the way...

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 8 p.m.

The Outlaw and His Wife

Dryden Theatre

Member Movie Night/Silent Tuesdays. A classic of Swedish cinema, directed by grandmaster Victor Sjöström (The Phantom Carriage, The Wind). The film, based on the 1911 play by Jóhann Sigurjónsson . . .

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Thursday, October 22, 2015, 8 p.m.

Videodrome

Dryden Theatre

Birth of Body Horror: Early Works of David Cronenberg. When sleazy, opportunistic producer of sensationalist television Max Renn (James Woods) is shown an intercepted signal of a mysterious show being broadcast from Malaysia . . .

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Saturday, October 24, 2015, 8 p.m.

Manhattan

Dryden Theatre

Five Faces of New York in the 1970s. Woody Allen’s most critically acclaimed movie is a love letter to his hometown set to the romantic music of George Gershwin and photographed in glorious black & white Panavision by Gordon Willis . . .

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