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Film Screenings

Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Romance

Dryden Theatre

Brown/ Garbo On New Year’s Eve, Harry (Elliott Nugent) tells his grandfather (Gavin Gordon), a bishop, that he intends to marry an actress, even though it is frowned upon in his social class. Romance was nominated for two Academy Awards—one for Garbo’s performance and the other for Clarence Brown’s directing.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Member Movie Night | Anna Karenina

Dryden Theatre

Member Movie Night | Brown/Garbo Anna Karenina (Greta Garbo) is the wife of Czarist official Karenin (Basil Rathbone) in nineteenth-century Russia. While she attempts to dissuade her brother Stiva (Reginald Owen) from a life of debauchery, she becomes infatuated with an officer in the military, Count Vronsky (Fredric March).

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Thursday, June 30, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Conquest

Dryden Theatre

Brown/ Garbo Napoleon Bonaparte (Charles Boyer) unsuccessfully attempts to seduce Countess Marie Walewska (Greta Garbo), who is married to a much older man (Henry Stephenson). After some time, and only after learning it will save Poland, Walewska reluctantly accepts Napoleon’s offer.

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Friday, July 1, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Fargo

Dryden Theatre

The New Classics The Coen brothers’ mainstream breakthrough captivated audiences and marked their first major box-office success. Ranking highly on several critics’ Best Of lists for the 1990s, Fargo is pure Coen—dark, violent, irreverent, funny, and meticulously crafted.

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Saturday, July 2, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

The Great Escape

Dryden Theatre

4th of July Released on the Fourth of July nearly sixty years ago, The Great Escape is one of the most thrilling films ever made, based on the true story of a mass escape from a German prison camp during World War II.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Roaring Rails

Dryden Theatre

It's a Disaster Harry Carey was one of the best known and most loved (by the public and by his co-workers) actors in Hollywood. From his earliest silent films for D. W. Griffith at Biograph, to his star status in Hollywood as a western hero and then B series star, Carey brought warmth, humanity, and a natural ease to film acting.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Nora Prentiss

Dryden Theatre

Noir ’47: The Year Darkness Came to LightThe murder of Dr. Richard Talbot is the central mystery of this film. In flashback, we see that he was a dedicated family man until he happens to be witness to a car accident.

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Thursday, July 7, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Olga

Dryden Theatre

Rochester Premiere A talented teenage Ukrainian gymnast (former Ukrainian national team gymnast Anastasia Budiashkina in a star-making role), exiled in Switzerland, dreams of Olympic gold in Elie Grappe’s multi-award-winning drama set in 2014. A subtle, tensely handled tale of exile reflecting the pressures on young athletes, the clash between the personal and the political, and a young woman’s search for who she is.

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Friday, July 8, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Member Movie Night | The White Balloon

Dryden Theatre

The New Classics | Member Movie Night Prior to being handed a twenty-year ban on filmmaking in 2011 (he has made a number of films under this restriction so far), Jafar Panahi was one of Iran’s most celebrated directors. Though overlooked on its release, the film went on to win the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and launched the career of one of the most respected filmmakers in the world.

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Saturday, July 9, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

San Francisco

Dryden Theatre

It’s a Disaster! In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, the Barbary Coast district is full of dance halls, saloons, and riff raff. Blackie Norton (Clark Gable), owner of the Paradise Cafe, is encouraged to run for supervisor to reform outdated city ordinances.

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Sunday, July 10–Monday, July 18, 2022, All Day

Ames Amzalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival

Ames Amzalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival The Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester established the Ames Amzalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival (RJFF) in 2001 to present the best contemporary Jewish-themed films from around the world to the Rochester community.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

The Johnstown Flood

Dryden Theatre

It’s a Disaster! Fox poached Janet Gaynor from Universal with the offer of a supporting role in this proto-disaster movie, a period melodrama inspired by the actual catastrophe that struck Johnstown, PA, in 1889. Live piano accompaniment by Dr. Philip C. Carli.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

The Unfaithful

Dryden Theatre

Noir ’47: The Year Darkness Came to Light When Bob Hunter (Zachary Scott) returns from a business trip, he is confronted with a crime scene at his house.

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Thursday, July 21, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Ahed’s Knee

Dryden Theatre

Rochester Premiere A celebrated Israeli filmmaker named Y arrives in a remote desert village to present one of his films at a local library. Struggling to cope with the recent news of his mother’s terminal illness, he is pushed into a spiral of rage when the host of the screening, a government employee, asks him to sign a form placing restrictions on what he can say at the film’s Q&A. Winner of the Jury Prize at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, this boldly shot and conceived work feels as though it has welled up from the depths of its maker’s soul.

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Friday, July 22, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Outta the Muck—Filmmakers in Person!

Dryden Theatre

Rochester Premiere | Filmmakers in Person! Director Ira McKinley travels back to where he was born for the first time in thirty years in this film about a family in the deep south that resists despair with love.

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Saturday, July 23, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Mission: Impossible

Dryden Theatre

The New Classics When Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) becomes the sole survivor of a busted mission intended to ferret out a mole in the Impossible Missions Force, he must put together a team of disavowed intelligence agents, including Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) and Franz Krieger (Jean Reno).

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Drew Shorts Program

Dryden Theatre

Barrymore Family Album | Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Drew Shorts Program Sidney Drew was the brother of Georgiana Drew, who married Maurice Barrymore and gave birth to Lionel, Ethel, and John, making Sidney their uncle. Sidney Drew started acting on stage in the late nineteenth century with his first wife,

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Hit the Road

Dryden Theatre

Rochester Premiere A family—father, mother, adult son, and six-year-old—drive across the Iranian flats, their destination unknown. There is a feeling that something is coming to an end as the older son remains quiet while the parents attempt to distract the boy and care for the sick dog they can’t seem to part with.

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Thursday, July 28, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Black Orpheus

Dryden Theatre

The Legend of Orpheus When Eurydice (Marpessa Dawn) arrives in Rio de Janeiro, she is greeted by a trolley driver named Orfeu (Breno Mello) and the pair instantly fall in love. There’s just one problem—Orfeu is engaged to Mira (Lourdes de Oliveira). Orfeu, however,  is not very enthusiastic about the upcoming nuptials.

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Friday, July 29, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Lone Star

Dryden Theatre

The New Classics This multigenerational tale of law enforcement and racial prejudice along the Texas-Mexico border features a sterling set of performances and a dense, twisty mystery. New sheriff Sam Deeds (Chris Cooper) has returned to Frontera, Texas, after years away from his legendary father and previous sheriff, Buddy (Matthew McConaughey).

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