Little Cinema

Little Cinema




Saturday, August 1, 10am* and 7pm
Sunday, August 2, 7pm
Monday, August 3, 7pm
Tuesday, August 4, 7pm

*NEW! Our 10am show on August 1 will be a special infant-friendly screening of the weekend feature. We will turn the theater lights up slightly so you can walk the baby around if you need to, and we will keep the volume slightly lower so as not to startle the little ones. Free admission for infants under 12 months of age.

Six bright teenage brothers have spent their entire lives locked away from society in a Manhattan housing project. All they know of the outside is gleaned from the movies they watch obsessively (and recreate meticulously). Yet as adolescence looms, they dream of escape, ever more urgently, into the beckoning world. Winner of the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. | Rated R | Run time 84min

“Thrilling, heartbreaking… A rare, transcendent work of art” – New York Magazine “What’s maybe more astounding than the story of one family isolated in a city of eight million is how beautiful this documentary is, and how life-affirming.” – Vogue




Saturday, August 8, 7pm
Sunday, August 9, 7pm
Monday, August 10, 7pm

Love and Mercy presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era-defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. | Rated PG-13 | Run time 2hrs

“Exhilarating and inventive.” – The Village Voice
“BOLD…Explodes expectations of what a biopic can and should be.” – AP
“Smart, compassionate… Mr. Cusack and Mr. Dano create a remarkable composite performance, a set of before-and-after pictures that is also a perfectly unified, hauntingly complex portrait.” – The New York Times



Friday, August 14, 7pm
Saturday, August 15, 7pm
Sunday, August 16, 7pm
Monday, August 17, 1:30pm

The latest animated film from Studio Ghibli, When Marnie Was There is the Japanese adaptation of Joan G. Robinson’s British ghost story, about a withdrawn teen who befriends a mysterious blonde girl who may or may not actually exist. Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea, the solitary Anna dreams her days away among the marshes – until she meets Marnie. No sooner has Anna learned the loveliness of friendship than she begins to wonder about her newfound friend. When Marnie Was There is the second feature film by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the director of The Secret World of Arrietty, and features the voices of Hailee Steinfeld, Kathy Bates, Kiernan Shipka, and John C. Reilly in the English-dubbed version. | Rated PG | Run time 1hr 43min

“Exquisitely detailed” – The New York Times
“Uncommonly sensitive and complicated” – A.V. Club
“Magnificent!” – Time Out New York
“Bursting with color and detail, buoyed along and uplifted by pianist Takatsugu Muramatsu’s feather-light score…” – Variety


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ABOUT THE LITTLE CINEMA A single-screen movie theater located right inside the Berkshire Museum, the Little Cinema has been presenting the best in independent and foreign films for over 60 years.

TICKETS $7.50 General Admission | $5.00 Berkshire Museum Members (unless otherwise noted)

CONTACT Email Facebook /LittleCinemaBerkshireMuseum Twitter @TheLittleCinema Phone 413.443.7171

Find periodic special screenings and events here: SPECIAL SCREENINGS