Little Cinema

Little Cinema

 

LITTLE CINEMA WEEKLY FILMS

 

ROAR  |  Late-Night Special

Friday, July 24, 9:30pm
Friday, July 31, 9:30pm

An unprecedented – and wholly unpredictable – action-adventure, Roar (1981) follows wildlife preservationist Hank (The Exorcist producer Noel Marshall in his sole and career-derailing turn as an actor and director), who lives harmoniously alongside a menagerie of over 100 untamed animals, including cheetahs, elephants, lions and tigers on a preservation in the African plains. When his wife and children arrive (real-life wife Tippi Hedren of The Birds, step-daughter Melanie Griffith, and his sons John and Jerry Marshall) for a visit, a long-brewing battle for dominance between the lions erupts and threatens their very lives. Initial release: 1981 | Run time 2 hr 3 min

“100% insane… unbelievable” – Screen Crush
“The craziest, most breathtakingly bizarre motion picture you are ever likely to see.” – The Aisle Seat
“ROAR is shock cinema worth preserving.” – Esquire

 

THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED

Saturday, July 25, 7pm
Sunday, July 26, 7pm
Monday, July 27, 7pm (no matinee)

Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run, comic fable The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared abounds with irreverent charm. After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya. Like an unruly Nordic cousin of Forrest Gump, Allan’s youthful escapades and current adventures weave together into an offbeat treat for anyone who’s young at heart. Starring beloved comedian Robert Gustafsson, this fanciful spin on world history is based on a best-selling novel and also the highest-grossing Swedish film of all time. | Rated R | Run time 1 hr 54min | In English, French, German, Swedish, Italian, and Russian with English Subtitles

“Wildly whimsical” – The Observer
“Irreverent and frequently outrageous. Clever and thoroughly crowd-pleasing.” – Variety
“An explosive comedy… A hoot and a half.” – Los Angeles Times

SEYMOUR: AN INTRODUCTION  |  Back for One Night Only!

Tuesday, July 28, 7pm

Meet Seymour Bernstein: a virtuoso pianist, veteran New Yorker, and true original who gave up a successful concert career to teach music. In this wonderfully warm, witty, and intimate tribute from his friend, Ethan Hawke, Seymour shares unforgettable stories from his remarkable life and eye-opening words of wisdom, as well as insightful reflections on art, creativity, and the search for fulfillment. A “poignant guide to life” (IndieWIRE) and an engaging exploration on the dedication, perseverance, and fortitude essential to creating both art and a rewarding life, Seymour: An Introduction will leave audiences uplifted and inspired. | Rated PG | Run time 81min

“Profoundly inspiring.” – The New York Times
“A sweetly affecting portrait of creative genius.” – IndieWIRE
“Seymour Bernstein is the most captivating guru you could imagine.” – Wall Street Journal

 

COMING SOON

THE WOLFPACK  

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

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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 littlecinema@berkshiremuseum.org
Facebook /LittleCinemaBerkshireMuseum
Twitter @TheLittleCinema
Phone 413.443.7171

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