SHOWTIMES: Friday & Saturday: 5:30 & 8:00, Sunday–Tuesday: 7:30, Wednesday: 5:30 (Buddy night: 2 for 1 tickets when you bring a friend!)
Admission: $8, Members $6.
Assisted Listening headphones are available for movies. Please ask at the Concessions counter.
Aug. 29 – Sept. 3
PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE FOR FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Due to the length of this film there will be one show only at 7:30 PM. Regular showtimes other nights.
“Boyhood is an epic masterpiece that seems wholly unconcerned with trying to be one.” —Claudia Piug, USA Today
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.
“Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age tale is the best movie of the year, a four-star game-changer that earns its place in the cultural time capsule.” —Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Directed By: Richard Linklater; Cast: Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke; R, 2 hr. 45 min.
Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 9 pm
Featuring footage from Bombino‘s story, leading up to the production of his first album “Nomad”. Bombino and his band will be performing Live! at The Colonial on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 8 PM.
Directed by Ron Wyman; written by Jack McEnany of Sugar Hill, NH for Zero Gravity Films
All Tickets $5
Sept. 5 & 7 – 10
“The best action film of 2014, and probably the best film, period. —Salon.com.
In this sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Mother), a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet. The final survivors board the SNOWPIERCER, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster.
Directed by: Joon-ho Bong; Cast: Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton; R, 2 hr. 6 min.
Sept. 12 – 17
“With his sharp instincts and exhausted wisdom, the character of Gunther offers us a bittersweet reminder of Hoffman’s gifts in what is his last completed film.” —Denver Post.
When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true identity—oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist?
Directed by: Anton Corbijn from a novel by John le Carre; Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffmann, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright R, 2 hr. 1 min.
Sept. 19 & 21 – 24
“Charlie McDowell’s romantic brainteaser is disarmingly clever—too clever to spoil.” —Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly.
The highly anticipated debut feature from acclaimed author Charlie McDowell, THE ONE I LOVE is an original tale that continues to showcase McDowell’s keen observations of human relationships with a distinct and comedic voice. THE ONE I LOVE, written by Justin Lader, was produced by Mel Eslyn and executive produced by Mark Duplass who stars opposite Elisabeth Moss. On the brink of separation, Ethan (Duplass) and Sophie (Moss) escape to a beautiful vacation house for a weekend getaway in an attempt to save their marriage. What begins as a romantic and fun retreat soon becomes surreal, when an unexpected discovery forces the two to examine themselves, their relationship, and their future. “A tightly constructed and cleverly designed take on the modern love story.” —Kate Erbland, Film.com
Directed By: Charlie McDowell; Cast: Mark Duplass, Elizabeth Moss, Ted Danson; R, 1 hr. 31 min.
Sept. 26 & 28 – Oct. 1
Chinese conjuror Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of his age, but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth), a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists’ claims. Persuaded by his friend, Howard Burkan (Simon McBurney), Stanley goes on a mission to the Côte d’Azur mansion of the Catledge family: mother Grace (Jacki Weaver), son Brice (Hamish Linklater), and daughter Caroline (Erica Leerhsen). He presents himself as a businessman named Stanley Taplinger in order to debunk the alluring young clairvoyant Sophie Baker (Emma Stone) who is staying there with her mother (Marcia Gay Harden). Sophie arrived at the Catledge villa at the invitation of Grace, who is convinced that Sophie can help her contact her late husband, and once there, attracted the attention of Brice, who has fallen for her head over heels. What follows is a series of events that are magical in every sense of the word and send the characters reeling. In the end, the biggest trick MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT plays is the one that fools us all.
“Ms. Stone is entrancing, whether Sophie is in or out of her trance state, and so is the movie as a whole.” —Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
Written & Directed By: Woody Allen; Cast: Eileen Atkins, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Emma Stone; PG-13, 1 hr. 40 min.
One world, One Week, One Festival – You Be The judge
Friday & Saturday, Oct. 3 & 4
Film Lovers in The White Mountains can unite with an audience of over 100,000 Film Buffs in all 50 states and 300 cities across six continents when the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at The Colonial Theatre for the 6th year. This year, MANHATTAN SHORT received 589 short film entries from 47 countries. England, Norway, Australia, Netherlands, France, Mexico, Germany and the USA are the countries represented by the 10 Finalists. These short films will not only entertain a global audience but will be judged by them as well. Cinema goers will become instant film critics as they will be handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for the Best Film and Best Actor. MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate audience award that salutes the creative talents of both directors behind the camera and actors in front of it. Votes will be sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ with the winner announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday Oct. 6 at 10 am (EST)
Oct. 5 – 8
In The Hundred-Foot Journey, Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant—the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments—until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing. “If there is room for romantic fantasy in your life, this cinematic equivalent of comfort food goes down easy enough, and it’s hard to begrudge it that.” —Kenneth Turan, New York Times
Directed by: Lasse Hallstrom; Cast: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Charlotte Le Bon; PG, 2 hr. 2 min.
Oct. 10, & 13–15
“British comedians and dueling partners Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back in this witty and incisive follow-up to “The Trip.” Colin Colvert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Michael Winterbottom’s largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on semi-fictionalized versions thereof—on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Rewhetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman’s vocal register, the artistic merits of “Jagged Little Pill,” and, of course, the virtue of sequels. Winterbottom trains his camera to capture the idyllic Italian landscape and the gastronomic treasures being prepared and consumed while keeping the film centered on the crackling chemistry between the two leads. The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay between Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, letting audiences into their insightful ruminations on the nuances of friendship and the juggling of family and career. The result is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity.
Directed By: Michael Winterbottom; Written By: Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, Michael Winterbottom; Cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon; Unrated, 1 hr. 48 min.
“Thrillingly captures the frenzy of Brown’s music, and the forces driving that frenzy, both musical and personal.” Steven Holden, New York Times
In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award (R)-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42′s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.
“To play James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, in Get On Up, cautious just won’t cut it. No worries. Boseman tears into the role like a man possessed. You can’t take your eyes off him.” —Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Directed By: Tate Taylor; Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer; PG-13, 2 hr. 18 min.
Oct. 24 & 26–29
“You’re in for something funny, touching and vital. Director Lenny Abrahamson knows his way around eccentrics.” —Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his award-winning films Adam & Paul, Garage, and What Richard Did with an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal).
“A delightful, oddball surprise.” —Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
Directed By: Lenny Abrahamson; Cast: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhall; R, 1 hr. 35 min.