Events & Programs



With member support, TSL has built an 84-seat theater, complete with classic 1940s theater chairs. The New York Times called TSL "The place to see independent film in Columbia County, NY."

TSL presents movies that offer a uniquely critical edge and poignant points of view, frequently hosting filmmakers who engage in discussions with the audience afterwards.

The box office opens one hour before show time. TSL accepts check and cash. There is a $2 surcharge for Visa or Mastercard. There are no reservations for movies.

Upcoming Movies

Friday, Nov 28th: 5:45
Saturday, Nov 29th: 5:00
Sunday, Nov 30th: 3:05
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Force Majeure

A film by Ruben Östlund. A critical favorite at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family - handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba, and their two blond children - on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

Directed by Ruben Östlund
English subtitles.
2014, 118 minutes

Friday, Nov 28th: 8:00
Sunday, Nov 30th: 1:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

1,000 Times Good Night

Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) is one of the world's top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the most dire landscapes, all in an effort to shed light on the real cost of modern war. But she's also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new combat zone. After a near-death experience chronicling the ritual of a female suicide bomber, husband Marcus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) levels an ultimatum: give up the dangerous profession or lose the family she counts on being there when she returns from each assignment. Yet the conviction that her photos can make a difference keeps pulling at Rebecca's resolve, making it difficult for her to walk away entirely. With an offer to photograph a refugee camp in Kenya, a place allegedly so safe that daughter Steph (Lauryn Canny) is allowed to join her, Rebecca comes face to face with just how much she risks each time she steps back into the fray.

Directed by Erik Poppe
French with English subtitles
2014, 111 minutes

Saturday, Nov 29th: 7:30
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Silent Movie with Live Music: Buster Keaton's The General & Mike Schiffer

Orson Welles said that Buster Keaton's The General, made in 1926, is "the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made." As always, Keaton performs his own stunts, combining his prodigious dexterity, impeccable comic timing, and expressive body language to convey more emotion than the stars of any of the talkies that were soon to dominate cinema.

Our live accompanist for Outdoor Movies will be Mike Schiffer

Since 1968, Mike Schiffer has been entertaining Berkshire audiences - playing solo jazz piano, accompanying vocalists, and leading a variety of combos, from duos to septets.

Since 1968, Mike Schiffer has been entertaining Berkshire audiences - playing solo jazz piano, accompanying vocalists, and leading a variety of combos, from duos to septets.

Directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman
1926, 1 hour 15 minutes

Friday, Dec 26th: 7:45
Saturday, Dec 27th: 2:15
Sunday, Dec 28th: 4:30
Friday, Jan 2nd: 7:15
Saturday, Jan 3rd: 7:15
Sunday, Jan 4th: 5:15
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Fredrick Wiseman's National Gallery

Wiseman's film takes the audience behind the scenes of a London institution, on a journey to the heart of a museum inhabited by masterpieces of Western art from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. "Among this movie's many attractions is the extraordinary geometry of looks that Mr. Wiseman traces as he draws lines among the people in the paintings, the people looking at the paintings and, of course, you, the movie viewer." - Manohla Dargis, New York Times.
National Gallery is the portrait of a place, its way of working and relations with the world, its staff and public, and its paintings. In a perpetual and dizzying game of mirrors, film watches painting watches film.

Directed by Fredrick Wiseman
2014, 180 minutes

Thursday, Dec 4th: 6:00
Friday, Dec 5th: 6:00
Saturday, Dec 27th: 5:30
Friday, Jan 2nd: 7:30 (SR2)
Saturday, Jan 3rd: 7:30 (SR2)
Sunday, Jan 4th: 5:30 (SR2)
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Awake: The Life of Yogananda

Awake is an unconventional biography about an Indian Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which is a go-to-book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today. It was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad and was also a point of entry into Eastern mysticism for George Harrison, Russell Simmons, and countless yogis. By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient teachings accesible to a modern audience. Awake is ultimately the story of mankind itself: the universal struggle of all beings to free themselves from suffering and to seek lasting happiness.

Directed by Paola di Florio & Lisa Leeman
2014, 87 minutes

Saturday, Dec 20th: 8:30
Sunday, Dec 21st: 3:45
Friday, Dec 26th: 6:00
Saturday, Dec 27th: 7:15
Sunday, Dec 28th: 2:30
Friday, Jan 2nd: 5:15
Saturday, Jan 3rd: 5:15
Sunday, Jan 4th: 2:30
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation

One of the most iconic and enduring human structures ever built, Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia is a unique and fascinating architectural project conceived by Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century. Commissioned by the Order of St. Joseph in 1882 and now more than 125 years after construction began, the basilica still remains unfinished. Sagrada celebrates Gaudi's vision and the continuing work of countless laborers, artisans, designers, and architects as they strive to complete the colossal project while delving into the mysterious process of artistic creation.

Directed by Stefan Haupt
in Catalan, Spanish, French, and German with English subtitles
2012, 90 minutes

Thursday, Dec 11th: 6:00
Friday, Dec 12th: 6:00
Sunday, Dec 14th: 6:00
Thursday, Dec 18th: 8:00
Friday, Dec 19th: 8:00
Sunday, Dec 21st: 5:30
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Point and Shoot

Winner Best Documentary - 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film follows Matt VanDyke, a timid 26-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, who left home in Baltimore in 2006 and set off on a self-described "crash course in manhood." He bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a three-year, 35,000- mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East. While traveling, he struck up an unlikely friendship with a Libyan hippie, and when revolution broke out in Libya, Matt joined his friend in the fight against dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Two-time Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry tells this harrowing and sometimes humorous story of a young man's struggle for political revolution and personal transformation.

Directed by Marshall Curry
2014, 83 minutes

Thursday, Dec 11th: 7:40
Friday, Dec 12th: 7:40
Sunday, Dec 14th: 7:40
Thursday, Dec 18th: 6:00
Friday, Dec 19th: 6:00
Saturday, Dec 20th: 6:30
Sunday, Dec 28th: 12:30
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Zero Motivation

The first feature film by Talya Lavie inspired by her mandatory military service as a secretary in the Israeli army. A dark comedy portraying the power struggles of three female secretaries at a remote army base in the Israeli desert during the course of one year, Zero Motivation describes the everyday drama in the private lives of young women. Lavie talks about ZM: "The movie is about love and disappointment, dreams and fears, friendship and loneliness and finding out who you are under an absurd set of rules. I intended to use the mandatory military service - a very local aspect of the Israeli culture - as a platform to tell a universal coming of age story."

Directed by Talya Lavie
In Hebrew with English subtitles
2014, 100 minutes

Thursday, Dec 4th: 7:45
Friday, Dec 5th: 7:45
Sunday, Dec 7th: 5:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Der Kreis (The Circle)

A film by Stefan Haupt . Zürich in the mid 50's: The young shy teacher Ernst Ostertag becomes a member of the gay organisation "The Circle." There he gets to know the transvestite star Röbi Rapp - and immediately falls head over heels in love with him. The film looks back from the present to the time when the "Mother" of all European homosexual organizations had its high point to the time it slowly fell apart. While the repression against homosexuals became increas- ingly more intense in Zurich, two young and very different men fight for their love and - together with their friends - for the rights of gays.

Directed by Stefan Haupt
In German with English subtitles.
2014, 100 minutes

Friday, Jan 2nd: 3:00
Saturday, Jan 3rd: 3:00
Sunday, Jan 4th: 12:30
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Antartica - A Year on Ice

Anthony Powell 's film is a visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round - scientists, technicians, and craftsmen at various research stations. Capturing epic battles against hellacious storms, quiet reveries of nature's grandeur, and everyday moments of work and laughter, Anarctica testifies to the planet's natural wonders, humanity's thirst for adventure, and the emotional extremes that accompany a year within the last pristine wilderness on the planet.

Directed by Anthony Powel
2014, 1 hour 35 minutes

Friday, Jan 2nd: 3:15 (SR2)
Saturday, Jan 3rd: 3:15 (SR2)
Sunday, Jan 4th: 1:15 (SR2)
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Happy Valley

Amir Bar-Lev's documentary takes an unflinching look at an iconic American institution in the wake of unthinkable scandal. Nestled in the idyllic area known as Happy Valley lies the town of State College, home of Penn State University. For over 40 years, Joe Paterno was the revered and celebrated head coach of the school's storied football team. Then in November 2011, everything changed when assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with child sex abuse. Filmed over the course of the year after Sandusky's arrest as key players agreed to share their stories, Happy Valley deconstructs the story we think we know to uncover a much more complicated and tragic tale.

Directed by Amir Bar-Lev
2014, 1 hour 40 minutes

Friday, Jan 2nd: 5:30 (SR2)
Saturday, Jan 3rd: 5:30 (SR2)
Sunday, Jan 4th: 3:15 (SR2)
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Concrete Night

Concrete Night is a dream-like odyssey through beautiful Helsinki over the course of one night. The protagonist of the film is a 14-year-old boy named Simo who is searching for a sense of self and the ability to protect himself from his surroundings. Pirjo Honkasalo is a highly established director, cinematographer, and screenwriter, who has won countless awards for her work. She directed the stunningly beautiful The 3 Rooms of Melancholia, a story of how Russian and Chechen children were psychologically affected by the war - still one of the most award winning feature documentaries ever. She is Finland's first female cinematographer to shoot a feature film.

Directed by Pirjo Honkasalo
In Finish with English subtitles
2014, 95 minutes

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