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August 2019

The Souvenir

August 9 - September 1

A shy but ambitious film student begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man. Real-life mother and daughter Tilda Swinton and Honor Swinton-Byrne.star

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Leonard Cohen: Marianne & Leonard

August 16 - September 1

The story of the enduring love between the Canadian singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen, the Norwegian woman he met on the Greek island of Hydra in the early 1960s.

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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

August 30 - September 14

The French romantic comedy Get Out Your Handkerchiefs was a wildly popular film in 1978. 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 reconvened his Going…

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September 2019

The Raft

September 6 - September 8

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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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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October 2019

The Band’s Visit

October 12 - October 13

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

SUNDAY, OCT 19  6pm at the BUSKIRK-CHUMLEY THEATER 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. In trying to understand how this happened, Senko spoke with media luminaries and grassroots activists such as Noam Chomsky, Jeff Cohen, Claire Conner and Carol…

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