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

Saturday, May 30th: 4:15
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Patience [After Sebald]

A film by Grant Gee. A richly textured essay film on landscape, art, history, life and loss, "Patience (After Sebald)" offers a unique exploration of the work and influence of internationally acclaimed writer W.G. Sebald (1944 - 2001). With contributions from major writers, artists and filmmakers, including Adam Philips, Robert Macfarlane, Rick Moody and Tacita Dean, the film is structured around a walk through coastal East Anglia, the same path followed by Sebald in his ground-breaking book, "The Rings of Saturn." Directed by the Grierson Award-winning director of "Joy Division," "Patience" is the first film on this important and vital writer, and marks ten years since his untimely death.

See the trailer here.

Directed by Grant Gee
2012, 90 minutes

Thursday, May 28th: 8:15
Friday, May 29th: 8:15
Saturday, May 30th: 8:15
Sunday, May 31st: 7:15
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared

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, kick ing off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya. Starring beloved comedian Robert Gustafsson, this fanciful spin on world history is based on the best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson and directed by Felix Herngren.

See the trailer here.

Directed by Felix Herngren
2014, 1h 54 minutes

Thursday, May 28th: 6:15
Friday, May 29th: 6:15
Saturday, May 30th: 6:00
Sunday, May 31st: 5:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

A Wolf at the Door

Set in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, the film is based on real events, and is a nerve-rattling tale of a kidnapped child and the terror of the parents left behind. When Sylvia (Fabíula Nascimento) discovers her six-year-old daughter has been picked up at school by an unknown woman, police summon her husband Bernardo (Milhem Cortaz) to the station for questioning. There Bernardo confesses his extra-marital affair with the beautiful young Rosa (Leandra Leal), whom detectives believe to be involved in the kidnapping. Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Coimbra's suspenseful debut feature captures the heightened anxiety of every parent's worst nightmare, casting a light upon the cruelties of which humans are capable.

See the trailer here.

Directed by Fernando Coimbra
In Portuguese with English subtitles.
2013, 1h 40 minutes

Sunday, May 31st: 5:15
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.

See the trailer here.

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

Saturday, May 30th: 6:15
Sunday, May 31st: 3:15
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

The Sturgeon Queens

"The World's Greatest Feminist Fishmonger" - The New Republic. Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family create Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives. Produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the store, this documentary features an extensive interview with two of the original daughters for whom the store was named, now 100 and 92 years old, and interviews with prominent enthusiasts of the store including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, and 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer.

See the trailer here.

Directed by Julie Cohen
2014, 54 minutes

Thursday, May 28th: 8:00
Friday, May 29th: 8:00
Saturday, May 30th: 8:00
Sunday, May 31st: 7:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Liz in September

Based on the classic lesbian play, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove by Jane Chambers, the film stars supermodel Patricia Velasquez and is brought to the screen by esteemed Venezuelan director Fina Torres ( Woman on Top). Every year, Liz (Velasquez), a hardcore party girl and womanizer, celebrates her birthday with her friends at a Caribbean beach retreat. This year is different. She is sick but hates pity, so she hides her terminal illness. When a young woman outsider arrives, Liz's friends dare her to seduce her. But the ingenue is deeply wounded by the recent death of her young son, and nothing turns out as expected.

Directed by Fina Torres
In Spanish with English subtitles. 2015.
2015, 1h 40 minutes

Thursday, May 28th: 6:00
Friday, May 29th: 6:00
Saturday, May 30th: 4:00
Sunday, May 31st: 3:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

An Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz) seeking to finalize a divorce (gett) from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country's religious marriage laws, in this powerhouse courtroom drama from sibling directors Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz. Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the rabbinical judges shape a procedure where tragedy vies with absurdity and everything is brought out into the open for judgment.

Directed by Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz
In Hebrew, French, & Arabic with English subtitles.
2014, 1h 55 minutes

Sunday, May 31st: 11:00 - 2:00

Gallery Opening Brunch: Judy Grunberg Past & Present

A retrospective of work in a variety of art forms.
Judy began her career as a painter and graphic artist but has spent the greater part of her life in other, though related, fields. She has worked as a photographer, graphic designer, and textile artist. Since moving to Chatham in 1965, Judy has been involved with a number of not-for-profit organizations, mostly connected to the arts and the natural environment including PS21, now entering its tenth season of summer performances just north of Chatham NY.

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