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25/50/75 - THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS - 35mm

25/50/75 - THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS - 35mm

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 28 minutes

Orson Welles' first film after completing Citizen Kane returns to theatres for its 75th anniversary.  When a wealthy automobile manufacturer returns to his home town to rekindle an old romance, his love's spoiled son does everything he can to keep them apart.  The film is known for its visual techniques that were never before seen at the time, and have gone on to innovate the film industry. 

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Film opens on Wed, May 31

35MM

DECONSTRUCTING SGT. PEPPERS  - 50th ANNIVERSARY

DECONSTRUCTING SGT. PEPPERS - 50th ANNIVERSARY

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 35 minutes

In celebration of the album’s 50th anniversary, we are presenting DECONSTRUCTING SGT. PEPPER on June 1st, the day of the album's original release. The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of the most influential albums of our time. Rolling Stone described it as the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time. In DECONSTRUCTING SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND, composer,..

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Film opens on Thu, Jun 1

HEDDA LETTUCE PRESENTS: JEZEBEL

HEDDA LETTUCE PRESENTS: JEZEBEL

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 44 minutes

New York City’s Premiere Drag Queen Hedda Lettuce presents JEZEBEL, an interactive event the likes of Rocky Horror meets Mystery Science Theater with barbed wit. With comedy, and commentary, Hedda highlights the highs, lows, and absurdities of the cinematic take on the 1930s hit chronicling the ups and downs of a spoiled yet headstrong Southern belle (Davis) and her attempts to win back her fiance (Fonda). 

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Film opens on Thu, Jun 1

HEDDA LETTUCE PRESENTS: HUSH...HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE

HEDDA LETTUCE PRESENTS: HUSH...HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE

Village East Cinema
NR  |  2 hours 13 minutes

New York City’s Premiere Drag Queen Hedda Lettuce presents HUSH...HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE, an interactive event the likes of Rocky Horror meets Mystery Science Theater with barbed wit. With comedy, and commentary, Hedda highlights the highs, lows, and absurdities of the cinematic take on the 1960s film chronicling the ups and downs of a wealthy, aging spinster, Charlotte (Davis) whom receives a visit from her long-lost cousin, Miriam (de Havilland). With Charlotte's mental state deteriorating from hallucinations of her deceased former..

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Film opens on Thu, Jun 8

MOSCOW NEVER SLEEPS

MOSCOW NEVER SLEEPS

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 40 minutes

MOSCOW NEVER SLEEPS is a multi-narrative drama that dives headlong into the volatile intersections of contemporary Moscow and the intimate lives of five people. In a provocative statement on Putin’s Russia that follows the tradition of MAGNOLIA and CRASH, the lives of five people are forever changed during Moscow's City Day holiday. A businessman, a singer, an actor, a young girl, and a mother must overcome difficult obstacles and make life-changing decisions. Like New York, Moscow is a prison you don't want to escape from.

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Film opens on Fri, Jun 9

BLACK BUTLER: BOOK OF THE ATLANTIC

BLACK BUTLER: BOOK OF THE ATLANTIC

Village East Cinema
PG-13  |  1 hour 40 minutes

All aboard to the next great adventure for Ciel and his demonic butler, Sebastian! After hearing rumors of a peculiar society bringing people back from the dead, the two board the luxury liner Campania on her maiden voyage to investigate. Incognito amongst the mysterious Aurora Society, they find familiar faces and a sight they can’t believe—a woman raised from the dead! But surprise quickly turns to dread when the shambling corpse attacks. With more questions than answers, Ciel and Sebastian are up against not just one flesh-hungr..

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Film opens on Mon, Jun 12

JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUBBED

ORLANDO - FEARLESS FEMMES IN FILM - 35MM

ORLANDO - FEARLESS FEMMES IN FILM - 35MM

Village East Cinema
PG-13  |  1 hour 34 minutes

Based on the novel by Virginia Wolf, ORLANDO defies gender, following the androgynous title character (Tilda Swinton), who receives an estate and a command from Queen Elizabeth I, “Do not fade, do not wither, do not grow old.” Orlando miraculously manages to follow the command, traveling through centuries of British history, and living as both male and female at varying times. Sally Porter’s 1992 adaptation breaks down barriers, portraying gender as a malleable construction of society.

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Film opens on Wed, Jun 14

CLASSICS

HEDDA LETTUCE PRESENTS: THE BEST OF EVERYTHING

HEDDA LETTUCE PRESENTS: THE BEST OF EVERYTHING

Village East Cinema
NR  |  2 hours 1 minute

New York City’s Premiere Drag Queen Hedda Lettuce presents THE BEST OF EVERYTHING, an interactive event the likes of Rocky Horror meets Mystery Science Theater with barbed wit. With comedy, and commentary, Hedda highlights the highs, lows, and absurdities of the late-50s film chronicling the lives of three New York secretaries who work their way through their small company.

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Film opens on Thu, Jun 15

NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND - Studio Ghibli Festival

NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND - Studio Ghibli Festival

Village East Cinema
PG  |  1 hour 56 minutes

NAUSICAA, the debut film from Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki tells the story of a young princess, both brave and innocent, who’s love for all living things and passionate determination to understand the processes of nature lead her into terrible danger, sacrifice, and eventual triumph. Set in a devastated future world decimated by atmospheric poisons and swarming with gigantic insects, there is no good or evil, but rather convicting viewpoints, weaknesses, and power struggles. In what many consider to be his masterwork, Miyazaki’s ani..

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Film opens on Tue, Jun 20

STUDIO GHIBLI/JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

STUDIO GHIBLI/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUBBED

HEDDA LETTUCE PRESENTS: MOMMIE DEAREST INTERACTIVE

HEDDA LETTUCE PRESENTS: MOMMIE DEAREST INTERACTIVE

Village East Cinema
R  |  2 hours 9 minutes

Hedda Lettuce presents MOMMIE DEAREST, starring Faye Dunaway as the legendary Joan Crawford. This special event -- a mélange of Rocky Horror and Mystery Science Theater with barbed wit -- will terrify and entertain audiences young and old. Hedda Lettuce weaves her way in and out of the film, interacting with it, while pianist Rachel Kaufman underscores the drama, highlighting the insanity of Faye Dunaway’s performance. About the film:The now-legendary tale of Hollywood superstar Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) and the lengths she went..

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Film opens on Thu, Jun 22

JAFFE ART THEATRE

SPIRITED AWAY - Studio Ghibli Festival

SPIRITED AWAY - Studio Ghibli Festival

Village East Cinema
NR  |  2 hours 5 minutes

Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece SPIRITED AWAY was the biggest box office hit of all time in Japan and a film that helped redefine the possibilities of animation for American audiences and a generation of new filmmakers. Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods, a place where all kinds of nonhuman beings come to refresh, relax and recharge. Here she encounters a..

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Film opens on Tue, Jun 27

STUDIO GHIBLI/JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

STUDIO GHIBLI/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUBBED

25/50/75 - BAD LIEUTENANT - 35MM

25/50/75 - BAD LIEUTENANT - 35MM

Village East Cinema
NC-17  |  1 hour 36 minutes

When a corrupt police detective with severe addictions investigates the rape of a young nun, he begins to question his actions and seek forgiveness.

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Film opens on Wed, Jun 28

35MM

PONYO - Studio Ghibli Festival

PONYO - Studio Ghibli Festival

Village East Cinema
G  |  1 hour 41 minutes

Perfect for audiences of all ages, PONYO centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and a magical goldfish name Ponyo, the young daughter of a sorcerer father and a sea-goddess mother. After a chance encounter, Ponyo yearns to become a human so she can be with Sosuke. Hayao Miyazaki’s tale is a beautiful combination of unbridled imagination, visual wonder and tender love, humor, and devotion from the emotional heart of the film.

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Film opens on Wed, Jul 5

STUDIO GHIBLI/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUBBED

STUDIO GHIBLI/JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE - Studio Ghibli Festival

HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE - Studio Ghibli Festival

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 54 minutes

Sophie, an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. But after this chance meeting, the young girl is turned into a 90-year old woman by the vain and conniving Witch of the Waste. Embarking on an incredible adventure to lift the curse, she finds refuge in Howl’s magical moving castle. As the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, and his relationship with Sophie deepens, our young grey heroine finds hers..

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Film opens on Tue, Jul 11

STUDIO GHIBLI/JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

STUDIO GHIBLI/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUBBED

THELMA & LOUISE - FEARLESS FEMMES IN FILM

THELMA & LOUISE - FEARLESS FEMMES IN FILM

Village East Cinema
R  |  2 hours 10 minutes

Academy Award winner for Best Screenplay, THELMA AND LOUISE follows meek housewife Thelma (Geena Davis) and independent waitress Louise (Susan Sarandon) on a short fishing trip that quickly becomes a flight from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man who attempts to rape Thelma at a bar. Ending with one of the most iconic moments in cinematic history, the two friends escape from the consequences of patriarchal society the only way they know how, in a film that broke down the walls of the traditional female buddy-comedy, and mos..

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Film opens on Wed, Jul 12

PRINCESS MONONOKE - Studio Ghibli Festival

PRINCESS MONONOKE - Studio Ghibli Festival

Village East Cinema
NR  |  2 hours 14 minutes

PRINCESS MONONOKE is a landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty. An epic story of conflict between humans, gods, and nature, the film has been universally acclaimed by critics and broke the box office record on its original release in Japan.While defending his village from a demonic boar-god, the young warrior Ashitaka becomes afflicted with a curse that grants him super-human power in battle but will eventually take his life. Traveling west to find a cure or meet his destiny, he journeys deep into sacred de..

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Film opens on Tue, Jul 18

STUDIO GHIBLI/JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

STUDIO GHIBLI/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUBBED

THE CAT RETURNS - Studio Ghibli Festival

THE CAT RETURNS - Studio Ghibli Festival

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 15 minutes

In this sequel to WHISPER OF THE HEART, a quiet suburban schoolgirl, Haru, is pitched into a fantastical feline world and must find her inner strength to make her way back home. Walking with her friend after a dreary day at school, Haru eyes a cat with a small gift box in its mouth attempting to cross a busy street. The cat fumbles the package in the middle of the road as a truck is rapidly bearing down. Haru manages to scoop the cat away to safety. To her amazement, the cat then gets up on its hind legs, brushes itself off, and th..

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Film opens on Tue, Jul 25

STUDIO GHIBLI/JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

STUDIO GHIBLI/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUBBED

25/50/75 - GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER - 35MM

25/50/75 - GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER - 35MM

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 48 minutes

One of Sidney Poitier's greatest works returns to theatres for its 50th anniversary.  When a young woman brings her fiance home to meet her parents, tensions start to mount when they realize their daughter is marrying an African-American man.  GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER was released in 1967 the year interracial marriage became the law of the land. The film challenges social values and unveils the prejudice behind the so-called liberals at that time. Sound familiar?

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Film opens on Wed, Jul 26

35MM

WHISPER OF THE HEART - Studio Ghibli Festival

WHISPER OF THE HEART - Studio Ghibli Festival

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 51 minutes

Shizuku is spending her last summer vacation before high school reading and translating foreign music into Japanese. Perusing the eclectic selection of books she has checked out from the library, her curiousity is piqued when she notices that the name Seiji appears before hers on the checkout card of each one. Through a series of curious and magical incidents, she comes to meet and establishes a connection to Seiji – who has dreams of becoming a famous violinmaker in Italy, while she has aspirations of becoming a writer. As their l..

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Film opens on Tue, Aug 1

STUDIO GHIBLI/JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

STUDIO GHIBLI/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUBBED

THE WIND RISES - Studio Ghibli Festival

THE WIND RISES - Studio Ghibli Festival

Village East Cinema
PG-13  |  2 hours 6 minutes

Oscar nominated THE WIND RISES is the final film directed by Studio Ghibli creator Hayao Miyazaki. Jiro, nearsighted from a young age and thus unable to fulfill his dream of become a pilot, joins the aircraft division of a Japanese engineering company in 1927 to design airplanes inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. His genius is soon recognized becoming one of the world’s most innovated and accomplished airplane designers leading the aviation world into the future. THE WIND RISES is an epic tale of love, pe..

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Film opens on Tue, Aug 8

STUDIO GHIBLI/JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

STUDIO GHIBLI/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUBBED

THE DIVORCEE - FEARLESS FEMMES IN FILM

THE DIVORCEE - FEARLESS FEMMES IN FILM

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 24 minutes

After three years of marriage, Jerry (Norma Shearer) discovers that her husband (Chester Morris) has been unfaithful to her.  As a result, she decides to take her revenge by attempting to seduce her husband's best friend. 

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Film opens on Wed, Aug 9

2D

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO - Studio Ghibli Festival

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO - Studio Ghibli Festival

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 26 minutes

One of the most endearing and internationally renowned films of all time, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO is a deceptively simple tale of two girls who move to a new house in the countryside. They soon discover that the surrounding forests are home to a family of Totoros, gentle but powerful creatures who live in a huge and ancient camphor tree and are seen only by children. Based on his own childhood imaginings, Hayao Miyazaki directs this superbly animated children’s tale about humankind’s relationship with the Earth, from legendary Japanese..

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Film opens on Tue, Aug 15

STUDIO GHIBLI/JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

STUDIO GHIBLI/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUBBED

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE - Studio Ghibli Festival

WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE - Studio Ghibli Festival

Village East Cinema
PG  |  1 hour 43 minutes

A sweeping story of friendship, mystery, and discovery, WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE delivers stirring emotions and breathtaking animation. When shy, artistic Anna moves in with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. Based on the novel by Joan G. Robinson and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY), the latest film from Japan’..

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Film opens on Tue, Aug 22

STUDIO GHIBLI/JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

STUDIO GHIBLI/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUBBED

KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE - Studio Ghibli Festival

KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE - Studio Ghibli Festival

Village East Cinema
PG  |  1 hour 42 minutes

From Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki comes the beloved story of Kiki, a resourceful young witch that sets out on a year-long apprenticeship with her chatty black cat in tow. Landing in a seaside village, she uses her broom and her flying ability to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight and the ability to talk to her cat in a moment of self-doubt. This imaginative film is a beautiful, timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world.

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Film opens on Tue, Aug 29

STUDIO GHIBLI/JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

STUDIO GHIBLI/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUBBED

25/50/75 - NOW, VOYAGER - 35mm

25/50/75 - NOW, VOYAGER - 35mm

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 58 minutes

A repressed woman (Davis) whom is controlled by her domanering mother, learns to gain self-confidence and independance.  Along the way, she falls in love with a married man (Henreid) with similar issues.

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Film opens on Wed, Aug 30

35MM

DANCE, GIRL, DANCE - FEARLESS FEMMES IN FILM

DANCE, GIRL, DANCE - FEARLESS FEMMES IN FILM

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 30 minutes

After their dance troop disbands, Judy (O'Hara) and Bubbles (Ball) work together to support themselves. However, the two wind up clashing when they fall for the same man (Hayward).  Staring Maureen O'Hara and Lucille Ball, two of the best leading ladies of all time, how can you go wrong?

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Film opens on Wed, Sep 13

35MM

MILDRED PIERCE - FEARLESS FEMMES IN FILM

MILDRED PIERCE - FEARLESS FEMMES IN FILM

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 51 minutes

When Mildred Pierce's (Joan Crawford) wealthy husband leaves her for another woman, Mildred decides to raise her two daughters on her own. Despite Mildred's financial successes in the restaurant business, her oldest daughter, Veda (Ann Blyth), resents her mother for degrading their social status. In the midst of a police investigation after the death of her second husband (Zachary Scott), Mildred must evaluate her own freedom and her complicated relationship with her daughter.

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Film opens on Wed, Oct 11

35MM

PARIAH - FEARLESS FEMMES IN FILM

PARIAH - FEARLESS FEMMES IN FILM

Village East Cinema
R  |  1 hour 26 minutes

Teenage Alike (Adepero Oduye) lives in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood with her parents (Charles Parnell, Kim Wayans) and younger sister (Sahra Mellesse). A lesbian, Alike quietly embraces her identity and is looking for her first lover, but she wonders how much she can truly confide in her family, especially with her parents' marriage already strained. When Alike's mother presses her to befriend a colleague's daughter (Aasha Davis), Alike finds her to be a pleasant companion.

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Film opens on Wed, Nov 8

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S - FEARLESS FEMMES IN FILM

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S - FEARLESS FEMMES IN FILM

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 55 minutes

Based on Truman Capote's novel, this is the story of a young woman in New York City who meets a young man when he moves into her apartment building. He is with an older woman who is very wealthy, but he wants to be a writer. She is working as an expensive escort and searching for a rich, older man to marry.

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Film opens on Wed, Dec 13

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