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July 2016

Fireworks Wednesday

July 8 - July 24

A young, naive bride-to-be takes a job as a maid for a comparatively well-to-do couple in Tehran, unaware as she enters their apartment that she has been recruited as a domestic spy, keeping tabs on a boorish husband who may be having an affair. Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s film, A Separation, won the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award in 2012.

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July 15 - July 30

Truth is stranger than fiction. When journalist David Farrier came across a an online reference to a fringe sport in Los Angeles called “competitive endurance tickling” he thought he’d lit upon another amusingly weird topic for his lighthearted reports on New Zealand television. But it turned out to be no laughing matter.

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This Weekend at Ryder

July 22 - July 25

If you’re a fan of science fiction or animation, then chances are you’ll become a fan of April and the Extraordinary World. ♦ Tickled begins as a joke but soon becomes no laughing matter. “Terrifically entertaining!” — NY Times ♦ A naive bride-to-be is hired as a maid and enlisted as a domestic spy in Fireworks Wednesday, the new release by Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi.

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April and the Extraordinary World

July 22 - August 7

Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them. From the producers of the Academy Award-nominated Persepolis and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes a riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe.

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July 29 - August 1

A university student retreats to a country inn to write his masterpiece and becomes caught up in a metaphysical mystery of David Lynch-like dimensions.

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August 2016


August 5 - September 12

Aug 5, 6, 7, Sept 2, 3, 9 and 10 ♦ Scroll down for times and locations Inventive and wildly funny, NUTS! recounts the mostly-true story of John Romulus Brinkley, a Kansas doctor who in 1917 discovered that he could cure impotence by transplanting goat testicles into men. From there, the story only gets even stranger. Mixing hand-drawn animated reenactments, interviews, archival footage, and a highly unreliable narrator, NUTS! traces Brinkley’s rise from poverty and obscurity to the heights of…

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Neither Heaven nor Earth

August 12 - August 28

Set on the Afghan battlefield, Neither Heaven Nor Earth is a contemporary ghost story that’s both unabashedly mystical and thrillingly pulpy.

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople

August 12 - September 18

August 12, 13, 14, Sept 9, 10, 16, 17 ♦ Scroll down for times and locations Ricky is a defiant city kid who has been raised on hip-hop and foster care. He gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside and quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When unforeseen circumstances threaten to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the…

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Sunday, Aug 14 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater

August 14

There is something for everyone at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on Sunday, August 14. We are hosting four wonderful films — movies with limited budgets but boundless imagination.

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Tale of Tales

August 19 - September 5

Sea monsters, monarchs, ogres, and sorcerers: Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly star in this excursion into the dark heart of fairy tales.

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Don’t Blink – Robert Frank

August 26 - August 28

Robert Frank, now 91 years old, is among the most influential artists of the last half-century. His seminal volume, The Americans, published in 1958, records the Swiss-born photographer’s candid reactions to peculiarly American versions of poverty and racism. Today it is a classic work that helped define the off-the-cuff, idiosyncratic elegance that are hallmarks of Frank’s artistry.

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September 2016

The Innocents

September 9 - September 25

December 1945: World War II is finally over. Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, is in Warsaw treating the last of the French soldiers returning from the front. One night, a Benedictine nun appears on her doorstep begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent. What she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth.

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