Theater Re-Opened  —
Virtual Screening Rooms Open 
 

Our new location is The Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ. 
 
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FRANCE
directed bY Bruno DumoNT

(DRAMATIC feature)
Playing Sunday, Feb. 6 at 5 pm

TOP 10 FILMS OF 2021 SELECTION BY CAHIERS DU CINÉMA AND JOHN WATERS

 

“This psychological study of a fictitious popular female newscaster may start out conventionally, but the assured director’s long pauses and cruel plot twists quickly turn a quasi attack on the media and its ravenous consumers into a searing critique of both the tedium and the emotional risk of living in the public eye.” - John Waters 

"Bruno Dumont… rips furiously into the Internet-juiced mediascape in his new film, France." - The New Yorker

Léa Seydoux brilliantly holds the center of Bruno Dumont’s unexpected, unsettling new film, which starts out as a satire of the contemporary news media before steadily spiraling out into something richer and darker. In French with English subtitles.

A TIFF and NYFF59 selection.

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The 2022 OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORTS - Live Action
Friday, February 25 at 7 pm
At The Woodland in Maplewood
 

For the 17th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. This is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! Don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts before

The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 27th.

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CITIZEN K - Postponed

(dOCUMENTARy feature)

Discussion to Follow w/

Director Alex Gibney

Playing Friday, March 27 at 7 pm

Oscar-winning writer/director Alex Gibney’s revelatory CITIZEN K is an intimate yet sweeping look at post-Soviet Russia from the perspective of the enigmatic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oligarch turned political dissident. Benefitting from the chaos that ensued after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R., Khodorkovsky was able to amass a fortune in financing and oil production and became the richest man in Russia. But when he accused the new Putin regime of corruption, Khodorkovsky was arrested, his assets were seized and following a series of show trials, he was sentenced to more than ten years in prison. Today, as an exile living in London, he continues to speak out against Putin’s two-decade stranglehold on power. Expertly researched and photographed, Gibney uses Khodorkovsky’s story as a way to explore the complex interplay between oligarchy and government and its destructive effect on democracy, in Russia and beyond. 

 

Tickets: $15 in advance, $17 at the door.   

"Visionary. The noblest project in cinema history." -- Roger Ebert

63 Up continues a groundbreaking documentary series with another gently eye-opening look at the human experience.  

The latest installment of the groundbreaking, award-winning documentary series from director Michael Apted (Gorky Park, Gorillas in the Mist) returns to visit the people whose lives have been followed since they were seven. Featuring more of the original line-up than ever before, we discover what has happened to the group over the last seven years and what life has thrown at them in their sixties. The 'Up' series stands as one of cinema's greatest achievements, a use of the medium that's at once blatantly logical and profoundly affecting.

 

Tickets: $15 in advance, $17 at the door.   

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63 Up

Directed BY Michael Apted

(Documentary feature)

Discussion to Follow 

Playing Friday, May 8 at 7 pm

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In Search of Chopin

Directed BY Phil Grabsky

(Documentary feature)

Live Music to Follow

Phil Grabsky brings us the music and life story of Fryderyk Chopin, considered one of the greatest composers of all time.

 

Chopin’s grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide – but who exactly was this astonishing man? He was terrified of public performance; he fled his Polish homeland for Paris never to return; took up with the most notorious transvestite in France and, despite a life of ill-health, wrote some of the deepest and most powerful music ever written. How exactly did a young Polish boy rise to such heady heights?

 

For four years, Phil Grabsky has travelled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin. By talking to acclaimed musical historians such as Jeremy Siepmann and bringing to the screen performances by such esteemed musicians as Leif Ove Andsnes, Daniel Barenboim, Ronald Brautigam, Kevin Kenner and Lars Vogt he hopes to answer those questions.

 

Tickets: $15 in advance, $17 at the door.   

Past Screenings at the Film Society of Summit

 

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