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September 2019

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs – Last Chance!

September 6 - September 22

The French romantic comedy Get Out Your Handkerchiefs won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1979. It was one of the first contemporary foreign films that we programmed when we began this film series in 1979. (As part of our 40th anniversary, we will be revisiting a few of the films that we screened in our early years.) In 1978, French filmmaker Bertrand Blier was a festival favorite, following the success of his road movie, Going Places. He…

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The Raft – Last Chance!

September 7 - September 15

In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of a scientific experiment studying the sociology of violence, aggression and sexual attraction in human behavior. Although the project became known in the press as ‘The Sex Raft’, nobody expected what ultimately took place on that three month journey.

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

September 13 - September 29

From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, and history.

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Meeting Gorbachev

September 20 - September 22

Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest living politician.

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Under the Stars Series: Coco

September 20

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician

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Mike Wallace Is Here

September 20 - October 6

Deemed the “enemy of the people” by our current president, journalism in America is on the chopping block. Lies, fake news, propaganda, and verbal subterfuge threaten to cripple our First Amendment. This fascinating exposé of 60 Minutes’ fearsome newsman Mike Wallace turns his hard-hitting, no-holds-barred journalistic style loose on Wallace himself, who is considered by many to be the inventor of the form.

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The NY Dog Film Festival

September 22

Stray dogs abroad, adventure dogs in sidecars, dogs winning prizes, dogs in prison, senior dogs, dogs who make you laugh, and dogs at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The NY Dog Film Festival™ is coming to Bloomington on Sunday, Sept 22nd!

The festival consists of two different 60-75 minute programs of documentary, animated, and narrative films. A portion of every ticket benefits the Monroe County Humane Association.Well-mannered, well-dressed dogs who appreciate good films are invited to attend.

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Lady and the Tramp

September 22

A pampered cocker spaniel named Lady, living in a charming Midwestern town, finds herself on the loose and out on the street where she is befriended and protected by the tough stray mutt Tramp. This is the original 1955 animated Disney film (Disney is working on a live-action remake as we speak.) (Children 10 and under are free.) Lady and the Tramp is part of our NY Dog Film Festival on Sunday, Sept 22 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. You can…

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Blood in the Mobile

September 27 - September 29

Ever wondered where the minerals in your mobile come from? We love our cell phones and the selection between different models has never been bigger. But the production of phones has a dark, bloody side.

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October 2019

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

October 4 @ 8:00 AM - October 20 @ 5:00 PM

Jimmie Fails has one hope in life: to reclaim the majestic Victorian house his grandfather built. Every week, Jimmie and his only friend, Montgomery, make a pilgrimage across San Francisco to Jimmie’s dream home

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The Band’s Visit

October 11 - October 12

The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrives in Israel to play at the opening of an Arab Cultural Center. Dressed in full regalia and observing all military police protocol, the members of the orchestra are at a pivotal time in their careers. It’s not just the political nature of an Arab military police band playing traditional Arab music in Israel that makes this event so important

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The Brainwashing of My Dad

October 19

How far can Right-wing media go to brainwash elderly Americans? Filmmaker Jen Senko looks at the rise of Right-wing media through the lens of her WWII vet father who changed from a life-long, moderate Kennedy Democrat to an angry, right-wing fanatic after his discovery of talk radio.

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The Final Inning, The Final Album

October 26

Take a trip back in time with ‘The Final Inning, The Final Album,’ a baseball themed mockumentary film about a famous blues band called The Easy Outs.

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NY Cat Film Festival / Hocus Pocus / Bell, Book and Candle

October 27

The NY Cat Film Festival™ (2pm) is an exploration of the fascinating felines who share our lives, creating a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains.

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November 2019


November 1 @ 12:00 AM

This award-winning documentary on a Macedonian beekeeper “is an experiential wonder, a cutting critique on capitalism and a genuine must-see.” – Rolling Stone

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Give Me Liberty

November 15 - December 8

A hapless young Russian American,  reluctantly agrees to ferry his grandfather and a dozen elderly Russians to a funeral. Kirill Mikhanovsky’s hilarious, heartbreaking debut feature is “completely, delightfully unpredictable from scene to scene.” – The NY Times

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