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HEDDA LETTUCE PRESENTS: FEMALE TROUBLE

HEDDA LETTUCE PRESENTS: FEMALE TROUBLE

Village East Cinema
PG  |  1 hour 29 minutes

New York City’s Premiere Drag Queen Hedda Lettuce presents FEMALE TROUBLE, 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 this 1970s film.About the film:From director John Waters (PINK FLMAINGOS, HAIRSPRAY) comes the riotously funny tale of Dawn Davenport’s life from her youth as a bad-girl go-go dancer to the electric chair. Join us for this hilariously outrageous liquid-eye-liner filled film where crime..

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Film opens on Wed, Jul 18

HEDDA LETTUCE

LEAVE NO TRACE

LEAVE NO TRACE

Village East Cinema
PG  |  1 hour 49 minutes

From the Academy Award winning writer/director of WINTER'S BONE, Debra Granik's LEAVE NO TRACE is being heralded by The Playlist as "a universal, unforgettable experience," and being celebrated by critics with its impeccable 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom se..

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Film opens on Fri, Jul 20

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

Village East Cinema
R  |  1 hour 51 minutes

Boots Riley's Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize nominee SORRY TO BOTHER YOU is set in an alternate present-day version of Oakland, and centers on telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield, SHORT TERM 12, SELMA), as he discovers a magical key to professional success, and is immediately propelled into a macabre universe.

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Film opens on Thu, Jul 19

Jaffe Art Theatre

Jaffe Art Theatre

Jaffe Art Theatre

Jaffe Art Theatre

Jaffe Art Theatre

Jaffe Art Theatre

Jaffe Art Theatre

OCCUPATION

OCCUPATION

Village East Cinema
R  |  2 hours 0 minutes

A small group of town residents have to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.

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Film opens on Fri, Jul 20

MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS

MAQUIA: WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 55 minutes

From Anime director, Mari Okada (Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day and Anthem of the Heart) comes this magical story of Maquia. Maquie is a creature of the Iolph clan, a group of ageless beings. When an invading territory separates Maquia from her clan, Maquia explores the mortal world and discovers orphaned human baby, Erial. Although her elders warn her from loving anyone outside their clan, Maquia takes Erial in as her own child. As Erial grows up, he seeks to reconnect with Maquia’s lost Iolph friends who were torn apart by t..

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Film opens on Fri, Jul 20

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TALES FROM EARTHSEA - Studio Ghibli Festival

TALES FROM EARTHSEA - Studio Ghibli Festival

Village East Cinema
PG-13  |  1 hour 55 minutes

In the land of Earthsea, crops are dwindling, dragons have reappeared and humanity is giving way to chaos. TALES FROM EARTHSEA follows Lord Archmage Sparrowhawk, a master wizard, and Arren, a troubled young prince, on a tale of redemption and self-discovery as they search for the force behind the mysterious imbalance that threatens to destroy the world. Enjoy the adventure in this charming animated film directed by Goro Miyazaki, son of Studio Ghibli founder and Oscar winner, Hayao Miyazaki.

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Film opens on Tue, Jul 24

STUDIO GHIBLI/JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS in 35MM

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS in 35MM

Village East Cinema
PG  |  1 hour 38 minutes

This thinly-veiled examination of McCarthy Era hysteria follows the story of a Californian doctor who discovers an alien plot to take over the earth by methodically replacing humankind with zombie-like pod people. One of the best political allegories of 1950s, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS is an efficient and chilling blend of sci-fi and horror not to be missed.

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Film opens on Wed, Jul 25

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MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT

Village East Cinema
PG-13  |  2 hours 27 minutes

The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.

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Film opens on Thu, Jul 26

2D - Jaffe Art Theatre

2D - Jaffe Art Theatre

2D - Jaffe Art Theatre

2D - Jaffe Art Theatre

2D - Jaffe Art Theatre

2D - Jaffe Art Theatre

2D - Jaffe Art Theatre

2D - Jaffe Art Theatre

CASTLE IN THE SKY - Studio Ghibli Festival

CASTLE IN THE SKY - Studio Ghibli Festival

Village East Cinema
NR  |  2 hours 4 minutes

Academy Award winner Hayao Miyazaki’s CASTLE IN THE SKY, tells the story of a young girl whose mysterious crystal pendant falls out of the sky and into the arms and life of young Pazu. Together they search for a floating island in the sky, the site of a long-dead civilization promising enormous wealth and power to those who can unlock its secrets. CASTLE IN THE SKY is an early masterpiece of storytelling and filmmaking with an incredibly imaginative and ornately detailed vision.

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Film opens on Tue, Jul 31

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40 YEARS IN THE MAKING: THE MAGIC MUSIC MOVIE

40 YEARS IN THE MAKING: THE MAGIC MUSIC MOVIE

Village East Cinema
TBA  |  1 hour 39 minutes

Magic Music is one of the most fondly remembered bands of the Boulder Revolution. Living in a makeshift camp up in the mountains, they would delight local residents and university students with their original songs, acoustic instruments, and light harmonies; their growing popularity brought them to the brink of success more than once. Unfortunately, they never signed a record deal and eventually broke up in 1975.

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Film opens on Fri, Aug 3
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THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA - Studio Ghibli Festival

THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA - Studio Ghibli Festival

Village East Cinema
NR  |  2 hours 17 minutes

Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata revisits Japan’s most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork decades in the making. Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime. A powerful and sweeping epic that redefines the limits of animated storytelling, THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA marks..

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Film opens on Tue, Aug 7

STUDIO GHIBLI/JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

STUDIO GHIBLI/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUBBED

THE SWAN

THE SWAN

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 32 minutes

A wayward nine-year-old girl is sent to the countryside to work and mature, but finds herself instead deeply entangled in a drama she can hardly grasp.

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Film opens on Fri, Aug 10

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS

Village East Cinema
R  |  1 hour 54 minutes

Dolly Parton belts out this this Hit Broadway musical as the madame in a popular brothel. When the brothel is threatened with a shutdown by Texan authorities, the brothel enlists the local Sheriff (Burt Reynolds) to keep it open. Filled with stunning glittering costumes and fun western music, this bawdy good-time musical is not to be missed.

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Film opens on Mon, Aug 13

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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. 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. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters — shape-shifting phantoms and spirit — and must find the inner st..

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Film opens on Tue, Aug 14

STUDIO GHIBLI/JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

STUDIO GHIBLI/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUBBED

COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE - KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR

COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE - KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR

Village East Cinema
R  |  1 hour 54 minutes

Explore the far reaches of the galaxy in this undeniably hip series that inspired a generation – and redefined anime as an indisputable art form. The Bebop crew is just trying to make a buck. This motely lot of intergalactic loners teams up to track down fugitives and turn them in for cold hard cash. Spike is a hero whose cool façade hides a dark and deadly past. The pilot Jet is a bruiser of a brute who can’t wait to collect the next bounty. Faye Valentine is a femme fatale prone to breaking hearts and separating fools from their..

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Film opens on Thu, Aug 16

ANIME/JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

ANIME/JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

BREAKING AND EXITING

BREAKING AND EXITING

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 18 minutes

Harry, a charming house thief, gets more than he bargains for during an attempted burglary when he stumbles upon Daisy and decides to save her from herself, sending both of them into a darkly comedic journey of self discovery and love.

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Film opens on Fri, Aug 17
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PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH

PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 30 minutes

Edgar is recently divorced and returns to his childhood home to where he finds a nefarious looking puppet in his deceased brother's room. He decides to sell the doll for some quick cash at a small-town convention celebrating the 30th anniversary of the infamous Toulon Murders. All hell breaks loose when a strange force animates the puppets at the convention, setting them on a bloody killing spree that's motivated by an evil as old as time. 

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Film opens on Fri, Aug 17
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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 encounter, 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 he..

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Film opens on Tue, Aug 21

STUDIO GHIBLI/JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

STUDIO GHIBLI/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUBBED

HEDDA LETTUCE PRESENTS: TRUTH OR DARE

HEDDA LETTUCE PRESENTS: TRUTH OR DARE

Village East Cinema
R  |  2 hours 11 minutes

New York City’s Premiere Drag Queen Hedda Lettuce presents TRUTH OR DARE, an interactive event the likes of Rocky Horror meets Mystery Science Theater with barbed wit.  About the film:Follow Glamor Queen Madonna through her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990. Don't miss this exclusive look at the life of this iconic pop star.

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Film opens on Wed, Aug 22

HEDDA LETTUCE - Jaffe Art Theatre

BLUE IGUANA

BLUE IGUANA

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 47 minutes

Small time crooks Eddie and Paul are in over their heads when a cute London lawyer hires them to steal a rare jewel. Meanwhile, a mullet-haired gangster wants the gem for himself. Bullets and sparks fly in this pond-hopping comedic caper.

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Film opens on Fri, Aug 24
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I AM VENGEANCE

I AM VENGEANCE

Village East Cinema
TBA  |  1 hour 32 minutes

When ex-soldier turned mercenary John Gold learns of the murder of his best friend, he sets off on a mission to find out what happened. What he discovers is a sinister conspiracy and he sets about taking down those responsible one by one. 

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Film opens on Fri, Aug 24
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NELLY

NELLY

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 41 minutes

A high-class prostitute by choice, Nelly Arcan’s colorful life is recreated in a multi-layered and stylish mix of make-believe and memoir, revealing Nelly’s alter egos: the neurotic writer, the vulnerable lover, the call girl and the star. Nelly shocked the literary world with her elegant phrasing and the lurid details of sex work in her autobiographical first novel, Whore, which became a critically acclaimed bestseller. Despite unprecedented success, Nelly’s remarkable life ended in tragedy.

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Film opens on Fri, Aug 24
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LAUGHING UNDER THE CLOUDS: GAIDEN PART 1&2

LAUGHING UNDER THE CLOUDS: GAIDEN PART 1&2

Village East Cinema
PG-13  |  2 hours 0 minutes

Based on the popular manga comic and Japanese television series, LAUGHING UNDER THE CLOUDS comes to theatres. With a new story that prequels the series, this gripping family drama anime is not to be missed. Part one begins one year after the great battle against the "Orochi" (gigantic snake). Kumou Tenka, paralyzed in the final battle and experimented on by the government, is reticent about what happened to him. Tenka has withdrawn himself from society but his younger brothers, Soramaru and Chutaro, find out the secret past of thei..

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Film opens on Sat, Aug 25

JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

FROM UP ON POPPY HILL - Studio Ghibli Festival

FROM UP ON POPPY HILL - Studio Ghibli Festival

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 54 minutes

From the legendary and highly celebrated Studio Ghibli (PONYO, SPIRITED AWAY) comes this uniquely inspired coming-of-age story from Goro Miyazaki and Hayao Miyazaki. Set in 1963, this lovingly hand-drawn film centers on the budding romance of Umi and Shun as they join forces to save their high school's ramshackle clubhouse from demolition. The top-grossing Japanese film of 2011 and winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Animation, FROM UP ON POPPY HILL captures the innocence of new love and the beauty of Yokohama’s harbor and lush s..

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Film opens on Tue, Aug 28

STUDIO GHIBLI/JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

7:00 PMSold Out

STUDIO GHIBLI/ENGLISH LANGUAGE DUBBED

THE THING in 35mm

THE THING in 35mm

Village East Cinema
PG  |  1 hour 49 minutes

Horror-meister John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape From New York) teams Kurt Russell’s outstanding performance with incredible visuals to build this chilling version of the classic THE THING. In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Once unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them.

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Film opens on Wed, Aug 29

CLASSICS - Jaffe Art Theatre

MARA

MARA

Village East Cinema
TBA  |  1 hour 39 minutes

Criminal psychologist Kate Fuller is assigned to the murder of a man who has seemingly been strangled in his sleep by his wife, and the only witness is their eight-year-old daughter, Sophie. As Kate digs into the mystery of an ancient demon which kills people in their sleep, she experiences the same petrifying symptoms as all previous victims and spirals through a chilling nightmare to save herself and Sophie before she dares fall asleep again. 

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Film opens on Fri, Sep 7
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OKLAHOMA!

OKLAHOMA!

Village East Cinema
G  |  2 hours 25 minutes

Join us for this classic musical milestone. This ground-breaking musical features stunning vistas of blue sky and green prairie proving what a beautiful morning can be. With glorious music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, and an infectiously charming story, OKLAHOMA! is a musical you cain’t say no to seeing.

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Film opens on Mon, Sep 10

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THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN in 35MM

THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN in 35MM

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 15 minutes

Acclaimed sci-fi thriller director, James Whale continues the story of the most iconic monster of all time as he searches for a Bride. Filmed with dynamic German expressionist cinematography, this landmark film is a delightful blend of dark humor and horror. Don’t miss this classic macabre satire in its original format!

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Film opens on Wed, Sep 26

CLASSICS - Jaffe Art Theatre

MEAN GIRLS

MEAN GIRLS

Village East Cinema
PG-13  |  1 hour 37 minutes

Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) transfers to a new school, where she navigates girl world by joining the plastics, the A-list clique headed by alpha Plastic Regina George (Rachel McAdams). This fetch comedy written by Tina Fey, is truly a hysterical classic loaded with iconic lines from “You Go Glenn Coco” to “On Wednesdays we wear pink.”

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Film opens on Wed, Oct 3

MOVIE MILESTONES - Jaffe Art Theatre

REAR WINDOW

REAR WINDOW

Village East Cinema
PG  |  1 hour 55 minutes

One of Alfred Hitchcock's very best efforts, REAR WINDOW is a crackling suspense film where the protagonist is a seemingly ordinary man who gets himself in trouble for his secret desires. Laid up with a broken leg, photojournalist L.B. Jeffries (James Stewart) is confined to his tiny apartment. To pass the time between visits from his nurse and his fashion model girlfriend (Grace Kelly), the binocular-wielding Jeffries stares through the rear window of his apartment and casually concocts a scenario in which a neighbor across the co..

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Film opens on Thu, Oct 4
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LIVING IN THE FUTURE'S PAST

LIVING IN THE FUTURE'S PAST

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 26 minutes

What kind of future to we want to live in? Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed 4K tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the life challenges we face. This film upends our previous conceived notions, and provides original insights into our subconscious motivations, the unintended consequences, and how our fundamental nature influences our future as Humankind.

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Film opens on Fri, Oct 5
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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Village East Cinema
PG-13  |  1 hour 34 minutes

Look out, here comes Audrey II back on the big screen! Don’t miss this rockin’ dark musical comedy featuring Rick Moranis as a nerdy florist who grows a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

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Film opens on Mon, Oct 8

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SHADOW OF A DOUBT

SHADOW OF A DOUBT

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 48 minutes

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s first masterpieces, A SHADOW OF A DOUBT is back on the big screen! This critically acclaimed psychological thriller stars Joseph Cotton as Uncle Charlie, a calculating and charming killer who hides out in his relatives' small hometown, and befriends her favorite niece and namesake, Young Charlie (Teresa Wright). But when she begins to suspect Uncle Charlie is the famed Merry Widow murderer, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues.

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Film opens on Thu, Oct 11
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THE 39 STEPS

THE 39 STEPS

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 26 minutes

Debonair bachelor, Richard Haney (Robert Donat) is thrown into a murder mystery when a seductive spy is murdered in his flat. As he escapes from the law and ventures through the Scottish countryside in search of the true murderer, he stumbles upon red herrings, villains and love. With iconic moments that inspired later Hitchcock films like NORTH BY NORTHWEST and STRANGERS ON A TRAIN, THE 39 STEPS is considered a milestone in suspenseful thrillers.

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Film opens on Thu, Oct 25
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3100: RUN AND BECOME

3100: RUN AND BECOME

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 30 minutes

What would you do to transform your life? How far would you go for a metamorphosis? The most elusive, elite multi-day race in the world, the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race, takes place in Queens, New York each summer. The Race promises personal expansion, and participants come from around the world to shatter their limitations and discover a deeper sense of self. We follow Aspirants of the Highest from three cultures whose own narratives parallel that of one 3100 Mile Runner. These three heroic Aspirants (Shaun Martin-Navajo, Ga..

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Film opens on Fri, Oct 26
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PSYCHO

PSYCHO

Village East Cinema
R  |  1 hour 49 minutes

Alfred Hitchcock's landmark masterpiece of the macabre stars Anthony Perkins as the troubled Norman Bates, whose old dark house and adjoining motel are not the place to spend a quiet evening. When Marion Crane, spectacularly played by Janet Leigh, ends up at the Bates Motel after making off with $40,000 cash, there's hardly a film fan alive who doesn't know what happens next. First a private detective, then Marion's sister, search for her as the horror and suspense mount to a terrifying climax where the mysterious killer is finally..

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Film opens on Wed, Oct 31
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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Village East Cinema
G  |  3 hours 1 minute

Israeli actor Topol repeats his London stage role in this film adaptation of the long-running Broadway musical sensation. Featuring fantastic classics like “Matchmaker,” “Tradition” and “If I Were A Rich Man,” this musical is a joyous celebration of roots and culture in an ever-changing world. Don't miss this classic on the big screen again!

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Film opens on Mon, Nov 12

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MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

Village East Cinema
NR  |  1 hour 53 minutes

Judy Garland stars in this classic musical that takes place at the turn of the 20th century right before the World’s Fair in St. Louis. With unforgettable numbers like “The Boy Next Door,” “Clang Clang Clang Went the Trolley” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” this family drama musical is a wonderful holiday treat!

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Film opens on Mon, Dec 10

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