Independent Films, Documentaries, Critics’ Choices, Special Screenings and Simulcasts
Now - February 23, New Milford, Rhinebeck and Millerton
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Bank Street Theater, Upstate Films, and The Moviehouse. Check websites for times.
Now - February 23, Hudson, Pittsfield, Great Barrington and Chatham
Based on a true story. A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions. Hudson Movieplex 8, Beacon Cinema, Triplex Cinema and Crandell Theater. Check websites for times.
Now - February 23, Millerton
I Am Not Your Negro
Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House. The Moviehouse. Check website for times.
Now - February 23, Red Hook
Manchester by the Sea
An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. Lyceum Cinemas. Check website for times.
Now - February 23, Poughkeepsie
Tournées French Film Festival
Vassar College will host its third Tournées French Film Festival. This year’s line-up of films delves into a variety of issues: Chocolat, which explores the complex boundaries of colonial power; Summertime, a film that deals with feminism, homophobia and class divisions; questions of job precarity and social solidarity in Two Days, One Night; same-sex and intergenerational relationships as well as undocumented migrants in Eastern Boys; national patrimony, European politics and cultural branding in Francofonia; and religion in May Allah Bless France. Vassar College. 6:30 p.m.
Now - February 25, Hudson
An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party. TSL. Check website for times.
Now - March 27, Washington
“And the Award Goes To…” Oscar Film Series
For movie lovers who may have missed, or would like to see again, some of the Academy Awards contenders for this year, this is the chance to come and view these films and make your own choices.Loving, Hacksaw Ridge, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight, Jackie, and Lion will be screened over consecutive Mondays. Gunn Memorial Library. 1 p.m.
February 23 - 26, Hudson
Mr. Gaga tells the story of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance. TSL. Check website for times.
February 23 - 28, Pittsfield
Of Mind and Music
A lyrical and extraordinarily beautiful story about a lovely aging jazz singer and a world famous neuroscientist who tries to free her mind, woven together by the music that permeates New Orleans and the jazz that made it famous. The Little Cinema at Berkshire Museum. Check website for times.
March 3, Williamstown
Peter and the Farm
A documentary on Peter Dunning, the proprietor of Mile Hill Farm in Vermont who has isolated himself away from his family and often suggests to the filmmakers to make his own suicide a narrative device.. Images Cinema. 4:30 p.m.