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, Nov 1st: 5:30
Sunday, Nov 2nd: 5:00
Friday, Nov 7th: 5:45
Saturday, Nov 8th: 5:30
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Watchers of the Sky

A film by Edet Belzberg. With his provocative question, "why is the killing of a million a lesser crime than the killing of an individual?" Raphael Lemkin changed the course of history. An extraordinary testament to one man's perseverance, the Sundance award-winning film Watchers of the Sky examines the life and legacy of the Polish-Jewish lawyer and linguist who coined the term genocide. An impassioned visionary, Lemkin confronted world apathy in a tireless battle for justice, setting the stage for the Nuremberg trials, and the creation of the International Criminal Court. Inspired by Samantha Power's Pulitzer Prize-winning book A Problem From Hell.

Directed by Edet Belzberg
2014, 120 minutes

Saturday, Nov 1st: 7:45

20,000 Days on Earth

Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit. Visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard met while studying at Goldsmiths College in London in the mid-nineties. They have worked together ever since. 20,000 Days on Earth is their first feature film.

Directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard
2014, 97 minutes

Thursday, Nov 13th: 6:00
Friday, Nov 14th: 6:00
Saturday, Nov 15th: 6:00
Sunday, Nov 16th: 12:30
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

Abuse of Weakness

Inspired by director Catherine Breillat's (Fat Girl, Romance) true life experiences, her latest film, Abuse of Weakness, is an exploration of power and sex. Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher, 8 Women) stars as Maud, a strong willed filmmaker who suffers a stroke. Bedridden, but determined to pursue her latest film project, she sees Vilko (Kool Shen), a con man who swindles celebrities, on a TV talk show. Interested in him for her new film, the two meet and Maud soon finds herself falling for Vilko's manipulative charm as their symbiotic relationship hurdles out of control.

Directed by Catherine Breillat
French with English subtitles.
2014, 104 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, Nov 7th: 8:00
Saturday, Nov 8th: 7:45
Sunday, Nov 9th: 5:00
Sunday, Nov 16th: 2:20
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

Thursday, Nov 13th: 8:00
Friday, Nov 14th: 8:00
Saturday, Nov 15th: 8:00
Sunday, Nov 16th: 4:30
Thursday, Nov 20th: 6:00
Friday, Nov 21st: 6:00
Saturday, Nov 22nd: 5:00
Member: $6, General: $8, Student: $6

The Better Angels

At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation's greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Using glorious black and white cinematogra- phy to conjure an America where the land was raw, The Better Angels sheds new light on the formative years of the future president and the two women who molded him into one of the most revered men in American history. Based on 19th-century interviews with Lincoln's family members, the film is a beautiful, insightful, and brilliantly composed feature debut from producer Terrence Malick's longtime protégé

Directed by A.J. Edwards
2014, 1 hr 24 minutes

Thursday, Nov 20th: 7:50
Friday, Nov 21st: 7:50
Saturday, Nov 22nd: 7:50
Sunday, Nov 23rd: 5:00
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

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