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August 2014

Fifi Howls From Happiness / Sept 10, 12, 13, 14

August 29 - September 15

Free Screening tonight at Bear’s at 7pm. Mitra Farahani’s lyrical documentary explores the enigma of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called “Persian Picasso,” whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. Irreverent and uncompromising, a gay man in a hostile world, Mohasses abandoned the country over 30 years ago for a simple, secluded life in Italy.

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September 2014

Frank / opens Sept 12

September 12 - 28

A young wannabe musician finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head. “Strikingly original. A TERRIFIC and SUBLIME EXPERIENCE. Mandatory watching for the adventurous viewer.” – The Playlist

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October 2014

The Trip to Italy / opens Sept 26

October 3 - 19

THE TRIP TO ITALY a film by MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM  Sept 26, 27, 28, 29, Oct 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reunite for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy and indulging in mouthwatering meals and cheeky, sparkling banter in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman’s vocal register, the artistic merits of “Jagged Little Pill.” Come for the food,…

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Bird People / opens Oct 10

October 10 - 26

  In a Paris airport zone, two strangers try to make sense out of their lives in this unlikely Cinderella story. Josh Charles plays an American in Paris attempting to start his life anew in this drama from France’s Pascale Ferran. Anais Demoustier as co-stars a young woman working as a maid in the airport hotel in which Charles is staying. She’s fascinated by the inner lives of the guests, which in part leads her up to the roof of…

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Evolution of a Criminal / opens Oct 17

October 17 - 20

“Its “Its imagesFilmmaker Darius Clark Monroe explores what led him to rob a bank as a 16-year-old in Texas, Filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe explores what led him to rob a bank as a 16-year-old in Texas. He returns to the scene of the crime and creates an incredibly intimate and personal journey of reflection and forgiveness while beautifully examining lower class struggles and the desperation of a teen under pressure. Evolution of a Criminal is co-presented by the IU Cinema and will…

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Diplomacy / opens Oct 24

October 24 - November 9

“PASSIONATE, ENGAGING AND EMOTIONAL…  A fine return to form for Volker Schlondorff (The Tin Drum)… An elegant orchestrated pas de deux between formidable opponents.” —Scott Foundas, VARIETY As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then only ‘as a field of rubble’. The person assigned to carry out this barbaric act is Wehrmacht commander of Greater Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, who already…

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Best of the New York City International Children’s Film Festival

October 31 - November 2

New York International Children’s Film Festival is North America’s largest film festival for children and teens, an Oscar®-qualifying festival with a jury of film icons including Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon, James Schamus, Henry Selick, Uma Thurman, Gus Van Sant and many more. Each year, the Festival scours the globe to present a highly selective slate of the best animation, live action, documentary and experimental short films from around the world to young New York City audiences.

The Ryder is presenting the best of these intelligent, provocative, and compelling films on Oct 31, Nov 1 & 2 – the Nov 2 screenings are at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

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