• Thursday, July 24th, 8:00 pm Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    Land, Sea, Sky. The seas are battlefields and the men of the HMS Surprise are their own small, floating portion of the mighty fortress that was England in 1805. Peter Weir’s magnificent and visually stunning epic examines with authenticity, pathos, and humor, the challenges of seafaring in the age of wind-powered navies. Russell Crowe inhabits the role of Captain “Lucky” Jack Aubrey… [read more]


  • Friday, July 25th, 8:00 pm The Birds

    Land, Sea, Sky. Hitchcock followed up Psycho with this thriller of nature on the attack. Loosely based on Daphne du Maurier’s novella, the story follows Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) as she travels to Bodega Bay, California, to deliver a pair of lovebirds to Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor). While there, birds start becoming violent, swarming, and attacking… [read more]


  • Saturday, July 26th, 8:00 pm The Only Real Game

    Rochester Premiere. In the good tradition of baseball films, The Only Real Game highlights the positive impact the game has on a community in destitute conditions—in this case, the state of Manipur in northeastern India. While the passion for cricket in India is well known, it is baseball that has taken root in Manipur… [read more]


  • Sunday, July 27th, 2:00 pm The Birds

    Land, Sea, Sky. Hitchcock followed up Psycho with this thriller of nature on the attack. Loosely based on Daphne du Maurier’s novella, the story follows Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) as she travels to Bodega Bay, California, to deliver a pair of lovebirds to Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor). While there, birds start becoming violent, swarming, and attacking… [read more]


  • Tuesday, July 29th, 8:00 pm Manakamana

    Rochester Premiere. Tourists, musicians (sarangi players), young men, and elder wives (of a shared husband) all take the cable car up to the sacred Hindu temple Manakamana, in the Nepal Valley. Working in the traditions of experimental ethnography, Manakamana consists of eleven extreme long takes that capture eleven rides on the cable car…. [read more]


  • Wednesday, July 30th, 8:00 pm Love Liza

    Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Philip Seymour Hoffman is Wilson Joel, a man paralyzed by his wife’s suicide. With the discovery of an unopened lost suicide note, Wilson slips into a deep depression bent on repressing his emotions and expanding his addiction to huffing gasoline. When a coworker notices the smell in his apartment… [read more]


  • Thursday, July 31st, 8:00 pm March of the Penguins

    Land, Sea, Sky. This landmark nature blockbuster follows nine months in the life cycle of Emperor penguins on and around Antarctica. Trekking dozens of miles from the sea to their partially sheltered mating ground, the adult penguins must avoid starvation as they alternate trips back to the water for food… [read more]


  • Friday, August 1st, 8:00 pm Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

    Vengeance Trilogy. When his desperate schemes to procure a kidney for his dying sister go horribly wrong, a kindly deaf-mute factory worker (Shin Ha-kyun) plots his revenge, unaware that he has become the target of a grieving father’s (Song Kang-ho) vengeance. Through a bold use of color, startling widescreen composition, and careful, fast-paced plotting, Park lays out the unsettling vision he… [read more]


  • Saturday, August 2nd, 8:00 pm The Thing from Another World

    Land, Sea, Sky. When an unidentified object crashes in the Antarctic, a team of scientists and US Air Force personnel are dispatched to investigate. What they find in the ice is bigger than they ever anticipated: a flying saucer and a body. Incredibly strong, dangerous, and seemingly unstoppable, the thing comes alive in their compound and wreaks havoc on the outpost, while the crew members try desperately to keep their wits together in… [read more]


  • Sunday, August 3rd, 7:00 pm Double Feature: Sailor’s Luck and The Bowery

    Toronto Film Society Double Feature. Raoul Walsh puts the sizzle in these two Pre-Code features. In Sailor’s Luck, Jimmy Harrigan, a navy officer on leave in San Pedro, falls into the arms of the beautiful Sally Brent, only to discover she has entered a dance marathon that he must enter to win her back. Wallace Beery and George Raft star in The Bowery, a comedy concerning young men stuck in the Bowery of New York City who… [read more]


  • Tuesday, August 5th, 8:00 pm A Summer’s Tale

    Summer Love The third installment in Rohmer’s Four Seasons cycle, A Summer’s Tale revolves around the shy, guitar-playing mathematician Gaspard (Melvil Poupaud), who vacillates between three women with contrasting personalities: a friendly waitress Margot (Amanda Langlet, the adolescent heroine of Rohmer’s Pauline at the Beach), the flirtatious local Solène (Gwenaëlle Simon), and his girlfriend Lena… [read more]


  • Wednesday, August 6th, 8:00 pm 25th Hour

    Philip Seymour Hoffman. Twenty-four hours before serving his seven-year prison sentence for drug dealing, Monty Brogan (Edward Norton) and his girlfriend Naturelle (Rosario Dawson) meet two of his best friends: Frank (Barry Pepper), now a Wall Street big shot, and Jacob (Philip Seymour Hoffman), now a high school teacher with a desperate crush on a student. Stalking the streets until dawn, revisiting old haunts… [read more]


  • Thursday, August 7th, 8:00 pm Howard the Duck

    Land, Sea, Sky. Roundly panned on its release, George Lucas’s adaptation of the cigar-chomping antihero is a cult favorite today. Made live-action because of a contractual obligation, an actor was given a costume to create the three-foot duck. Howard is ripped from Duckworld and abandoned on Earth, where he befriends Beverly (Lea Thompson), a rocker with a penchant for getting into trouble… [read more]


  • Friday, August 8th, 8:00 pm Oldboy

    Vengeance Trilogy. The centerpiece of the Vengeance Trilogy is stylishly brutal, blackly funny, and entirely in a class of its own. Fifteen years after he is inexplicably snatched off the streets of Seoul and held prisoner in a windowless hotel room, a Korean businessman (Choi Min-sik) is suddenly freed, still with no idea why he was imprisoned in the first place. Determined to learn the identity of his tormentors, he slices, dices… [read more]


  • Saturday, August 9th, 8:00 pm Finding Nemo

    Land, Sea, Sky. Pixar’s most successful film is the impossible story of a father and son reunion across the Pacific Ocean. Young clown fish Nemo feels stifled by his overprotective father, Marlin, but when Nemo is captured by a scuba-diving dentist, it’s up to Marlin to track him back to Sydney and rescue him. Along the way, he meets forgetful Dory, a few twelve-step program sharks, and sea turtles… [read more]


  • Tuesday, August 12th, 8:00 pm Summer with Monika

    Summer Love. The first Bergman feature released in the US, this is one of the key films that contributed to the image of European Cinema as a more artistic and challenging counterpart to Hollywood. In her first work with Bergman, Harriet Andersson leaves an indelible impression as an adolescent temptress who takes off with an errand boy (Lars Ekborg) on a whimsical escapade, and walks out in boredom, leaving him to… [read more]


  • Wednesday, August 13th, 8:30 pm Along Came Polly

    Philip Seymour Hoffman. Insurance risk specialist Reuben Feffer (Ben Stiller) is on his honeymoon when he catches his wife in bed with a French scuba instructor. When he returns to New York, his highly organized life begins falling apart, especially when he is reunited with and falls for high school classmate Polly Prince (Jennifer Aniston). Introducing him to “risky” but worthwhile life experiences, Polly… [read more]


  • Thursday, August 14th, 8:00 pm The Day the Earth Stood Still

    Land, Sea, Sky. A classic of the science fiction genre, this film retains a potency and elegance not found in others of its kind. The skies worldwide are suddenly alive and buzzing with a strange object, traveling faster than any known aircraft made by humans. Anxiety and mistrust fueled by the Cold War converge to set the stage for a memorable showdown. Michael Rennie heads a brilliant cast that includes… [read more]


  • Friday, August 15th, 8:00 pm Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

    Vengeance Trilogy. Having served time for the kidnapping and murder of a five-year-old boy, young Lee Geum-ja (Lee Yeong-ae) is released from prison with a new look, a whole new attitude, and a deadly plan. What Geum-ja’s doing, why she’s doing it, and whom she intends to do it to remain a mystery for much of the film; the story gradually, ingeniously comes together largely through the stories of Geum-ja’s former… [read more]


  • Saturday, August 16th, 8:00 pm The Final Member

    Rochester Premiere. Meet Sigurður “Siggi” Hjartarson, curator of the Icelandic Phallological Museum—the world’s only penis museum—where specimens from creatures big and small (sperm whale to field mouse) adorn the walls. But the collection lacks the “final member,” a human specimen—that is… [read more]


  • Sunday, August 17th, 2:00 pm The Final Member

    Rochester Premiere. Meet Sigurður “Siggi” Hjartarson, curator of the Icelandic Phallological Museum—the world’s only penis museum—where specimens from creatures big and small (sperm whale to field mouse) adorn the walls. But the collection lacks the “final member,” a human specimen—that is… [read more]


  • Tuesday, August 19th, 8:00 pm We Won’t Grow Old Together

    Summer Love. A grueling portrayal of an affair that has long passed its expiration date and is left to play out the repetitive drama of breakups and make-ups which Pialat likened to Ravel’s Boléro. Forty-something filmmaker Jean (Jean Yanne in his Cannes best actor performance) and young working-class girl Catherine (Marlène Jobert) have a long-standing affair… [read more]


  • Wednesday, August 20th, 8:00 pm Capote

    Philip Seymour Hoffman. It’s 1959, and author and socialite Truman Capote travels to Kansas to research a book on the murder of a family and the story of the murderer’s capture. It isn’t long, however, before Capote becomes close with one of the accused, Perry Smith… [read more]


  • Thursday, August 21st, 8:00 pm Winged Migration

    Land, Sea, Sky. Less a documentary than an ode to our avian brethren, this film compiles four years’ worth of footage into a stunning look at the routes and habits of migratory birds. Cameras were mounted on rigs and modes of transportation, including ultralights, paragliders, hot air balloons, motorboats, and remote-controlled robots, to immerse the viewer in the birds’ world… [read more]


  • Friday, August 22nd, 8:00 pm Come September

    Summer Love. Portofino, Italy, is the backdrop for this frothy romantic comedy featuring three couples falling in and out of love. Rock Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida are once-a-year lovers who only spend time together each September, but this year’s tryst is compromised… [read more]


  • Saturday, August 23rd, 8:00 pm Mood Indigo

    Rochester Premiere. A Gondry fairy tale at its best, Mood Indigo reminds us of the power of poetic imagination and lush visuals to transport us from our world to a parallel universe where a concrete block is as soft as sand and music carries a material presence. A wealthy bachelor with a penchant for quirky inventions falls in love with Chloé (Audrey Tautou)… [read more]


  • Sunday, August 24th, 2:00 pm Mood Indigo

    Rochester Premiere. A Gondry fairy tale at its best, Mood Indigo reminds us of the power of poetic imagination and lush visuals to transport us from our world to a parallel universe where a concrete block is as soft as sand and music carries a material presence. A wealthy bachelor with a penchant for quirky inventions falls in love with Chloé (Audrey Tautou)… [read more]


  • Tuesday, August 26th, 8:00 pm The Best of Everything

    Summer Love. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, The Best of Everything was the hottest date movie of 1959. It is the story of three ambitious young women striving to find success in the competitive worlds of New York’s publishing and theatre. Laced with unwanted pregnancy, unrequited love, backstabbing, and alcoholism, the film showcased a trio of up-and-coming actresses… [read more]


  • Wednesday, August 27th, 8:00 pm Mission Impossible: III

    Philip Seymour Hoffman. J. J. Abrams’s (Star Trek, Super 8) directorial debut, Mission: Impossible III showcases his deft direction and creativity in an established genre. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has recently retired to live a life of seclusion with his wife, training new recruits for the Impossible Missions Force… [read more]


  • Thursday, August 28th, 8:00 pm The Lord of Rings:The Fellowship of the Ring

    Land, Sea, Sky. Even to those who lack the “gene” for fantasy, Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy is a towering achievement of filmmaking. A spectacle on the order of Hollywood’s grandest productions, Jackson’s Rings are simultaneously dense and somber, while evoking the “everyday” elements of J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth… [read more]


  • Friday, August 29th, 8:00 pm The Lord of Rings: The Two Towers

    Land, Sea, Sky. So rapturous and epic are many of this film’s sequences that Cecil B. DeMille would have been green with envy. In the second part of his adaptation of Tolkien’s tomes, Jackson charges his hobbits toward Mordor to destroy the One Ring, led by the deranged and ring-addicted Gollum… [read more]


  • Saturday, August 30th, 8:00 pm The Lord of Rings: The Return of the King

    Land, Sea, Sky. The Lord of the Rings trilogy took seven years and a veritable army of film artists to complete. Jackson oversaw this massive production with the deftness of a Laurence Olivier or a David Lean. By the end of The Return of the King, one has the astonishing feeling of having been on a journey through a singular world. In this climactic final installment… [read more]


  • Sunday, August 31st, 2:00 pm Royal Wedding

    Summer Love. End the summer with double the romance as brother-and-sister dance team (Fred Astaire and Jane Powell) find love in Great Britain. The duo are excited to put on a show in England around the same time as Princess Elizabeth’s wedding. Each averse to a committed relationship in their own way, Jane falls for a lord she meets on the boat (Peter Lawford)… [read more]