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Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before.
PG
102 mins
Bogie, Bergman, Rains, Lorre! CASABLANCA—easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if your name is on the Nazi's most-wanted list.
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60 mins
If you don’t know a pan from a dolly, or an over-the-shoulder from a two-shot, this program is for you. Local filmmaker Nina Kleinberg walks us through the making of Casablanca. 
G
174 mins
Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer anchor one of the most popular movie musicals of all time.
NR
128 mins
One of the landmarks—not merely of the movies, but of 20th-century art. Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 film extends the theme of Rear Window—the relationship of creator and creation—into the realm of love and sexuality, focusing on an isolated, inspired romantic (James Stewart) who pursues the spirit of a woman (the powerfully carnal Kim Novak).
NR
91 mins
Celebrating the Massachusetts Dance Festival! Of all the great ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq may have been the most transcendent. With a body unlike any before hers, she mesmerized viewers and choreographers alike.
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60 mins
BIRDERS: The Central Park Effect reveals the extraordinary array of wild birds who grace Manhattan's celebrated patch of green and the equally colorful, full-of-attitude New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration.
R
133 mins
Expanding on their Saturday Night Live characters, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd star as Jake and Elwood Blues, two white boys with black soul.
NR
87 mins
MEET THE FILMMAKER SIEGFRIED KÜHN!  This poetic, autobiographical film is based on the director’s wartime and childhood experiences.
R
103 mins
Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston provide the indelible performances in Roman Polanski's cynical updating of the 1940's Noir formula, which remains an eternally fresh reminder of the ability of power to corrupt. 
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107 mins
Directed by Billy Wilder and adapted from the James M. Cain novel by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, DOUBLE INDEMNITY represents the high-water mark of 1940s film noir urban crime dramas in which a hapless and greedy man is trapped in a spider woman's web amidst the dark shadows and Expressionist lighting of modern cities.
R
104 mins
This gritty, fast-paced, and innovative police drama earned five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay (written by Ernest Tidyman), and Best Actor (Gene Hackman).
NR
114 mins
A film about war without a single scene of combat, Jean Renoir's 1937 masterpiece about French and German officers during World War I suggests that the true divisions of that conflict were of class rather than nationality.
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87 mins
MEET THE FILMMAKER HELKE MISSELWITZ!  In the little town of Herzsprung almost nothing has changed since German unification—except a rise in unemployment.
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105 mins
Regarded by many as Dino Risi's finest film, "The Easy Life" (Il Sorpasso) casts Vittorio Gassman as Bruno, a jaded, aging roue, who introduces young Roberto Mariani (Jean-Louis Trintignant) to his hedonistic lifestyle.
NR
105 mins
Frank Capra's 1934 screwball comedy scored five Academy Awards including best picture!
NR
180 mins
Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style.
R
93 mins
DIRECTOR BRETT MORGEN IN PERSON!  Accidental movie executive Robert Evans, the man who greenlit such classics as ROSEMARY'S BABY, LOVE STORY, and THE GODFATHER, narrates the story of his own rise and fall in Hollywood's dream machine.
NR
165 mins
Bolshoi principals Svetlana Zakharova and Maria Alexandrova bring the characters of this romantic ballet about an Indian temple dancer to life.
NR
94 mins
A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune—a wealthy but naïve snake enthusiast—and attempt to bamboozle him at a cruise ship card table.
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88 mins
Less a crime film than a study in levels of obsession, Laura is one of those classic works that leave their subject matter behind and live on the strength of their seductive style.
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180 mins
Featuring dance movements, sets and costumes inspired by the Middle East, this stunning ballet, which uses pure dance to tell the story, is further enriched by the talent of the Bolshoi troupe.
R
101 mins
Sofia Coppola's second feature traces the brief romantic friendship between a jaded movie star and family man (Bill Murray), who's in Tokyo shooting a whiskey commercial, and a bored young newlywed less than half his age (Scarlett Johansson), who's waiting for her photographer husband (Giovanni Ribisi) to return from a trip.
NR
100 mins
After two previous film versions of Dashiell Hammett's detective classic THE MALTESE FALCON, Warner Bros. finally got it right in 1941--or, rather, John Huston, a long-established screenwriter making his directorial debut, got it right, simply by adhering as closely as possible to the original.
NR
180 mins
Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell. 
NR
94 mins
One of the landmark "screwball" comedies of the 1930s, MY MAN GODFREY offers the radiant Carole Lombard in her definitive performance as flighty young heiress Irene Bullock, who on a society scavenger hunt stumbles on Godfrey (William Powell), an erudite hobo residing in the city dump.
NR
140 mins
Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, The Nutcracker is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil.
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77 mins
Oil & Water is the true story of two boys coming of age as they each confront one of the world’s worst toxic disasters. Hugo and David were born on opposite ends of the oil pipeline. Hugo comes to America to fight for the survival of his Cofan tribe in the Ecuadorian Amazon, while David goes to Ecuador to launch the world’s first company to certify oil as “fair trade.” Their journeys lead them to explore what could be a more just future, not just for the Cofan, but for all people around the world born with oil beneath their feet.
Now in her early sixties, former beauty queen Bettie (Catherine Deneuve) finds herself jilted by her lover and left alone to deal with the financial problems facing her family's restaurant.
From the director of The Devil Wears Prada, ONE CHANCE is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts (James Cordon), a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night.
R
118 mins
Award-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (Devil's Backbone, Cronos, Hellboy) delivers a unique, richly imagined epic in a gothic fairy tale set against the backdrop of 1944 rural Spain, a time of postwar repression during Franco's fascist regime.
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100 mins
Imagine being able to watch as Thomas Edison turned on the first light bulb, or as Ben Franklin received his first jolt of electricity. 
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150 mins
French choreographer Pierre Lacotte was exclusively commissioned in 2000 by the Bolshoi Theatre to resurrect Marius Petipa’s mighty Egyptian fresco, and he succeeded brilliantly in giving new life to this forgotten masterpiece.
NR
135 mins
William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score.
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120 mins
HOT DOCS PROGRAMMER CHARLOTTE COOKE IN PERSON!  Ken Burns' The Roosevelts: An Intimate History chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics.
NR
99 mins
Told in one fluid shot, a tale, which floats like a dreamlike journey through the spaces of the majestic Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, engages real and imagined characters from Russian and European history. 
G
103 mins
One of the shining glories of the American musical, this 1952 feature was fabricated (by screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green) around a collection of old songs written by producer Arthur Freed and brought to bright, brash, and exuberant life by directors Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly.
NR
88 mins
30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of one of the greatest concert films of all time.  Timeless music from the legendary Talking Heads in a film by Jonathon Demme.
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160 mins
With Tchaikovsky’s famous, lyrical score, Swan Lake depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, and will no doubt be performed to perfection by the unparalleled virtuosity of Russia’s great Bolshoi Ballet.
R
102 mins
This exciting existentialist road movie by Monte Hellman, with a swell script by Rudolph Wurlitzer and Will Corry, features James Taylor and Dennis Wilson as the drivers of a supercharged '55 Chevy, and Warren Oates as the owner of a new GTO.