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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, Jul 31st: 6:00
Saturday, Aug 1st: 6:00
Sunday, Aug 2nd: 5:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6
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Fritz Lang's M

A simple, haunting phrase whistled off-screen tells us that a young girl will be killed. "Who is the murderer?" pleads a nearby placard as serial killer Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) closes in on little Elsie Beckmann. In his harrowing masterwork M, Fritz Lang merges trenchant social commentary with chilling suspense, creating a panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller.

Directed by Fritz Lang
In German with English subtitles
1931, 1h 50 minutes

Friday, Aug 7th: 6:00
Saturday, Aug 8th: 7:00
Saturday, Aug 15th: 7:00
Sunday, Aug 16th: 6:00
Saturday, Aug 22nd: 8:15
Sunday, Aug 23rd: 8:15
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6
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Love & Mercy

Love & Mercy is an intimate and unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the enigmatic singer, songwriter and co-founder of the Beach Boys. Set against Wilson's groundbreaking, era-defining music, the film examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of a cultural icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. Spanning more than three decades of Wilson's life, the film reveals the darker and more complex story that lies beneath the music's sun-kissed surface. With John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Giamatti.

Directed by Bill Pohland
2015, 2h 1 minutes

Friday, Aug 7th: 7:00
Saturday, Aug 8th: 6:15
Saturday, Aug 15th: 6:15
Sunday, Aug 16th: 4:15
Saturday, Aug 22nd: 4:00
Sunday, Aug 23rd: 6:15
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6
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Court

Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals, Chaitanya Tamhane's Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. An elderly folk singer and grassroots organizer, dubbed the "people's poet," is arrested on a trumped-up charge of inciting a sewage worker to commit suicide. His trial is a ridiculous and harrowing display of institutional incompetence, with endless procedural delays, coached witnesses for the prosecution, and obsessive privileging of arcane colonial law over reason and mercy. What truly distinguishes Court, however, is Tamhane's brilliant ensemble cast of professional and nonprofessional actors; his affecting mixture of comedy and tragedy; and his naturalist approach to his characters and to Indian society as a whole, rich with complexity and contradiction.

Directed by Chaitanya Tamhane
In Marathi, Hindi, English, and Gujarati with English subtitles.
2014, 1h 36 minutes

Friday, Aug 7th: 8:00
Saturday, Aug 8th: 8:15
Saturday, Aug 15th: 8:15
Sunday, Aug 16th: 6:15
Saturday, Aug 22nd: 8:00
Sunday, Aug 23rd: 8:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6
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Tangerine

It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone - Starlet, Generation Kill) hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity. Director Sean Baker's prior films (Starlet, Prince of Broadway) brought rich texture and intimate detail to worlds seldom seen on film. Tangerine, bursting off the screen with energy and style, defies expectation at every turn.

Directed by Sean S. Baker
2015, 1h 27 minutes

Friday, Jul 31st: 8:00
Saturday, Aug 1st: 8:00
Sunday, Aug 2nd: 7:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6
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The Third Man

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime - and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder. Thanks to brilliant performances by Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, and Orson Welles; Anton Karas's evocative zither score; Graham Greene's razor-sharp dialogue; and Robert Krasker's dramatic use of light and shadow, The Third Man, directed by the inimitable Carol Reed, only grows in stature as the years pass.

Directed by Carol Reed
B/W
1949, 1h 43 minutes

Wednesday, Aug 5th: 9:00
Free
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Charlie Chaplin's THE KID

2015 Outdoor Movies at TSL

This summer, Outdoor Movies will be projected in the TSL parking lot every Wednesday in August at 9:00pm. We will show classic black and white movies with live music accompaniment. Bring a chair, bring a friend and enjoy classic movies in the open air.

The Kid is a 1921 American silent comedy-drama film written by, produced by, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, and features Jackie Coogan as his adopted son and sidekick.
This was Chaplin's first full-length film as a director (he had been a co-star in 1914's Tillie's Punctured Romance). It was a huge success, and was the second-highest grossing film in 1921, behind The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

In 2011, The Kid was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Innovative in its combination of comedic and dramatic elements, The Kid is widely considered one of the greatest films of the silent era.

Our live accompanist for The Kid will be Brian Dewan.

See the trailer here.

Directed by Charlie Chaplin
1921,

Wednesday, Aug 12th: 9:00
Free
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A Page of Madness

The story of a retired sailor who has taken a job as a janitor in a lunatic asylum to look after his insane wife, locked away after attempting to drown their child, a synopsis of the plot can't begin to explain the power of the film, nor the audacity of its vision.

A stunning invocation of the world as viewed by the mentally ill, within minutes, as the rapid montage of the opening storm sequences dissolves into the surrealistic fantasy of the sailor's wife dressed in an exotic costume dancing in front of an art-deco inspired backdrop featuring a large spinning ball flanked by ornate fountains, A Page of Madness bowls you over with a barrage of startling images utilising every technique known to filmmakers of the time.

Our live accompanists for A Page of Madness will be Logan Vischer & Colin LaClair aka Savior Self.

See the trailer here.

Directed by Yasunari Kawabata
1926, 1h 10 minutes

Wednesday, Aug 19th: 9:00
Free
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Triadic Ballet and Ballet Mécanique

Ballet Mécanique is a Dadaist post-Cubist art film conceived, written, and co-directed by the artist Fernand Léger in collaboration with the filmmaker Dudley Murphy (with input from Man Ray). 1922. 20mins. Triadic Ballet was developed by Oskar Schlemmer, inspired in part by Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, and became the most widely performed avant-garde artistic dance which help spread the ethos of Bauhaus.

Our live accompanist for the evening will be Patrick Higgins.

Directed by Fernand Léger and Oskar Schlemmer
1922 and 1924,

Wednesday, Aug 26th: 9:00
Free
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Fritz Lang's Metropolis

Directed by Fritz Lang in Germany during the Weimar Period, Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and follows the attempts of Freder, the wealthy son of the city's ruler, and Maria, a poor worker, to overcome the vast gulf separating the classes of their city. Filming took place in 1925 at a cost of approximately five million Reichsmarks, making it the most expensive film ever released up to that point. The motion picture's futuristic style shows the influence of the work of the Futurist Italian architect Antonio Sant'Elia.

Our live accompanists for the evening will be Colin LaClair, Jeremy Kelly, Logan Visscher & Special Guests

See the trailer here.

Directed by Fritz Lang
1927, 2h minutes

Saturday, Aug 1st: 4:00
Sunday, Aug 2nd: 3:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6
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Derek Jarman's Wittgenstein

Wittgenstein is a humorous portrait of one of the 20th century's most influential philosophers. This self-tortured eccentric, who preferred detective fiction and the musicals of Carmen Miranda to Aristotle, is a fitting subject for director Derek Jarman's irreverent imagination. A visually stunning and profoundly entertaining work about modern philosophy and the dark genius that revolutionized it.

See the trailer here.

Directed by Derek Jarman
1993, 1h 10 minutes

Saturday, Aug 29th: 8:00
Sunday, Aug 30th: 6:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6
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A Master Builder

Directed by Jonathan Demme; written by Wallace Shawn, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen; created for the stage by André Gregory.

Written in 1892, the play chronicles the career and personal relationships of Halvard Solness, a man who has let nothing stand in his way. Demme has directed in a minimalist style which he describes as "an old -fashioned haunted house movie." The production was developed over a 14-year period and features Wallace Shawn, André Gregory, Julie Hagerty, Lisa Joyce, Larry Pine, Jeff Biehl, Emily Cass McDonnell.

"Wally Shawn at his most audacious." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times. "Madly, bitingly, chilling alive. Lisa Joyce is like a siren from the fjord - sexy and funny . . . a thrilling performance. It brings the genius of Ibsen to the screen in a way I never thought was possible." - David Edelstein, New York Magazine. 2015. 2h07m

The movie to be shown in Screening Room 2 [SR2]

See the trailer here.

Directed by Jonathan Demme
2015, 2h 7 minutes

Friday, Aug 14th: 7:00
Sunday, Aug 16th: 4:00
Saturday, Aug 22nd: 6:00
Sunday, Aug 23rd: 6:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6
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Tom at the Farm

After the sudden death of his lover, Guillaume (Caleb Landry Jones - Heaven Knows What), Tom (Xavier Dolan - Mommy, Heartbeats, I Killed My Mother), travels from his home in the city to a remote country farm for the funeral. Upon arriving, he's shocked to find that Guillaume's family knows nothing about him and was expecting a woman in his place. Torn between his own grief and that of the family, Tom keeps his identity a secret but soon finds himself increasingly drawn into a twisted, sexually-charged game by Guillaume's aggressive brother (Pierre-Yves Cardinal), who suspects the truth. Stockholm syndrome, deception, grief, and savagery pervade this psychological thriller.

Directed by Xavier Dolan
In French with English subtitles.
2015, 1h 42 minutes

Friday, Aug 21st: 6:00
Friday, Aug 28th: 6:00
Saturday, Aug 29th: 6:00
Sunday, Aug 30th: 6:15
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6
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The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

The rags to riches story of Sophie Tucker, the iconic superstar who ruled the worlds of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the 20th century. Before Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, and Mae West, Sophie Tucker was the first woman to infatuate her audiences with a bold, bawdy, and brassy style unlike any other. Using all of "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas" 400-plus recently rediscovered personal scrap books, authors Susan and Lloyd Ecker take you on their seven-year journey retracing Tucker's sixty-year career in show business.

Directed by William Gazecki
2014, 1h 36 minutes

Friday, Aug 21st: 7:00
Friday, Aug 28th: 7:00
Saturday, Aug 29th: 6:15
Sunday, Aug 30th: 4:30
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6
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Dustin Hoffmann presents Tosca's Kiss

"Touching and exhilarating... Bravissimo!" - The New York Times. Meet the inhabitants of the "Casa di Riposa" in Milan, the world's first home for retired musicians, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896. Director Daniel Schmid captures a world in which these wonderful opera singers re-live their triumphant roles. The real-life inspiration for the film Quartet, Tosca's Kiss is a touching and often hilarious film on the subject of aging and the power and timeless capacity of music to inspire. [Restored and re-released in 2014]

See the trailer here.

Directed by Daniel Schmid
1984, 1h 27 minutes

Saturday, Aug 15th: 4:00
Sunday, Aug 23rd: 3:00
Sunday, Aug 30th: 3:00
Member: $10, General: $12.50, Student: $7
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Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Taymor's much heralded and sold-out production of A Midsummer Night's Dream was filmed at the Theatre For A New Audience in Brooklyn, New York in 2014. Of all Shakespeare's plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream is the most phantasmagorical, featuring fairies, spells, and hallucinatory lovers. Taymor turns out a production that's visually breathtaking, funny, sexy, and darkly poetic. With cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto (Argo, Frida) and music by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal, this is an immersive, inventive cinematic experience that was filmed during the show's highly acclaimed inaugural run. The feats of visual imagination are ingenious and plentiful, but beating at the centre of the film is an emotionally moving take on the deeper human aspects of this beloved tale.

See the trailer here.

At the New York premiere, Helen Mirren raved,

"This film gives a wide audience the great thrill of participating in what will become a legendary production of midsummer nights dream directed by the incomparable Julie Taymor, one of the great visionaries of American theater and film. If you love imagination, fantasy, wit and beauty, with a script by Shakespeare this film is for you."

Directed by Julie Taymor
2014, 2h 30 minutes

Saturday, Aug 15th: 4:00
Sunday, Aug 23rd: 3:00
Sunday, Aug 30th: 3:00
Member: $10, General: $12.50, Student: $7
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Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Taymor's much heralded and sold-out production of A Midsummer Night's Dream was filmed at the Theatre For A New Audience in Brooklyn, New York in 2014. Of all Shakespeare's plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream is the most phantasmagorical, featuring fairies, spells, and hallucinatory lovers. Taymor turns out a production that's visually breathtaking, funny, sexy, and darkly poetic. With cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto (Argo, Frida) and music by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal, this is an immersive, inventive cinematic experience that was filmed during the show's highly acclaimed inaugural run. The feats of visual imagination are ingenious and plentiful, but beating at the centre of the film is an emotionally moving take on the deeper human aspects of this beloved tale.

See the trailer here.

At the New York premiere, Helen Mirren raved,

"This film gives a wide audience the great thrill of participating in what will become a legendary production of midsummer nights dream directed by the incomparable Julie Taymor, one of the great visionaries of American theater and film. If you love imagination, fantasy, wit and beauty, with a script by Shakespeare this film is for you."

Directed by Julie Taymor
2014, 2h 30 minutes

Saturday, Aug 8th: 2:00
Free
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Live and Literary: Michael Hearst: Extraordinary People

An UNUSUAL and EXTRAORDINARY kids' event! Author and performer Michael Hearst celebrates his new book, Extraordinary People (Chronicle). Michael will give a talk about his new book and perform songs related to this book as well as his previous book, the beloved Unusual Creatures. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Michael is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and writer. He is a founding member of the band One Ring Zero, whose albums include Planets and As Smart As We Are, and his solo works include Songs for Ice Cream Trucks and the companion CD for this book, Songs for Unusual Creatures, which was praised by the New York Times for its "painterly inventiveness and lively humor." He lives in Brooklyn NY. The event is free and open to the public; children of all ages are encouraged to attend.


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