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Wuthering Heights

From Oscar winning director, Andrea Arnold comes a new take on the classic novel by Emily Bronte. An epic love story that spans childhood well into the young adult years, the film follows Heathcliff, a boy taken in by a benevolent Yorkshire farmer, Earnshaw. Living in Earnshaw’s home, Heathcliff develops a passionate relationship with the […]

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Seven Psychopaths

Three friends (Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, and Sam Rockwell) incur the wrath of a violent L.A. gangster (Woody Harrelson) by kidnapping his prized shih tzu in this black comedy from In Bruges director Martin McDonagh. Aspiring screenwriter Marty (Farrell) has a brilliant screenplay called Seven Psychopaths floating around in his head; unfortunately he’s usually to hungover to make any real […]

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The Imposter

In 1994, a 13-year old boy disappears without a trace  from San Antonio, Texas. Three and a half years later he is found alive, thousands of miles away in a small village in southern Spain with a story of kidnapping and horrifying memories. Although his family is overjoyed to bring him home, there are others […]

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How to Survive a Plague

How To Survive A Plague is the untold story of the efforts that turned AIDS into a mostly manageable condition – and the improbable group of young men and women who, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, and helped identify promising new compounds, moving them through trials and into drugstores […]

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Holy Motors

Over the course of a single day, protagonist Monsieur Oscar (Lavant), takes on 10 other guises, ranging from a gangster and aging millionaire to a trouble parent and a chaotic tramp, as he travels by limousine around Paris for a series of “appointments”.  Monster movie, film noir, romantic drama, musical, crime thriller, and futuristic. Holy […]

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How Ohio Pulled It Off

How Ohio Pulled It Off is a provocative documentary that provides evidence of election fraud in the United States. On election night 2004, U.S. citizens were glued to their television, impatiently waiting to discover which candidate wold claim 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. as their new home. Among fifty states, the decision ultimately came down to one: […]

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Arbitrage

Arbitrage, the feature directorial debut of writer Nicholas Jarecki, is a taut and alluring suspense thriller about love, loyalty, and high finance. When we first meet New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere) on the eve of his 60th birthday, he appears the very portrait of success in American business and family life. But […]

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V/H/S

Special Athens screenings.  Playing through November 1st When a group of petty criminals is hired by a mysterious party to retrieve a rare piece of found footage from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere, they soon realize that the job isn’t going to be as easy as they thought. In the living room, […]

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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held […]

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Damnationland

Damnationland is an annual showcase of terrifying new Maine-made short films, highlighting the dark arts of independent filmmaking from New England’s haunted figurehead state. In this third year of the series, producers Eddy Bolz and David Meiklejohn proudly present five films from Maine filmmakers Allen Baldwin, Regina Bartholomew, the Sisters Grumbling, Kyle Rankin, and R.J. […]