OUR NEXT PRESENTATION - MAUDIE

Maudie

February 18 at 4:00 p.m. at Barns of Rose Hill
February 25 at 4:30 p.m. at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Frantz

March 18 at 4:00 p.m. at Barns of Rose Hill
March 25 at 4:30 p.m. at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

DON’T THINK TWICE

April 15 at 4:00 p.m. at Barns of Rose Hill
April 29 at 4:30 p.m. at Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Sallie Hawkins and Ethan Hawke star in this touching Canadian-Irish biopic of the Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis – often known as “the Canadian Grandma Moses.”  Hawkins has been particularly praised for her portrayal of the quirky, chain-smoking, severely arthritic title character, while Hawke plays against type as her boorish, fish-peddler husband.

What shines through is the beauty of the cinematography…and a remarkable performance by Hawkins, whose impossibly wide smile seems to bring the sun” (Seattle Times) Rated PG-13; 115 minutes.

Set just after WWI, this French-German production vividly depicts the aftermath of war, its effects on the families and loved ones who survive, and the strains between nationalism and human emotions.  The fiancé of a lost German soldier discovers that a young Frenchman is leaving flowers on the grave of her betrothed.   Surprises follow as do the challenges of loss and reconciliation.

A fine bilingual cast, haunting period detail and a provocative approach to a twisting story carries the day” (Globe & Mail).  In French & German w/English s/t.  Rated PG-13; 113 minutes.

 

The writer-director Mike Birbiglia (“Sleepwalk With Me”) returns to the standup comedy world with this bittersweet look at work and careers in today’s improv clubs.  A member of an NYC troupe gets cast on a hit TV show – great for him, but leaving his best friends behind.

Rated R; 92 minutes.

“A hilarious and honest look at the lives of professional funny people” (Rotten Tomatoes.com)

Classic Movie Musical Series

This new, quarterly film series honoring the great American movie musicals of the mid-20th century takes place at Handley Regional Library Auditorium (100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester)

Free & Open to the Public

SPECIAL EVENT FOR CELTIC FEST

Handley Regional Library Auditorium (100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester)

All Performances Free & Open to the Public

THE BANDWAGON (1953)

Saturday, April 14 at 2:00 p.m.

“The Bandwagon” is a quintessential Fred Astaire vehicle, which he shares with the luminous Cyd Charise, the British cabaret comedian, Jack Buchanan, Nanette Fabray and Oscar Levant.

Directed by Vincente Minnelli, written by Comden & Green with a long list of favorite songs penned by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz.

ONCE (2007)

Saturday, March 10 at 2 p.m.

“Once” is a modern-day musical set on the streets of Dublin. It features Glen Hansard and is written and directed by John Carney. It earned an Oscar in 2008 for “Best Song.” Rated R (language).

‘Once’ will reinforce your belief in the power of melody and harmony to heal one’s inner wounds” (Newsday)

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