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January 22-26, 2017: The Innocents and The Great Dictator

Published: January 17, 2017

The Innocents movie poster

Sunday, January 22-Wednesday, January 25

THE INNOCENTS

Screenings Sunday through Wednesday, 7 pm;

matinees Sunday, 1 & 4 pm; Tuesday, 1 pm.

Rated PG-13 * running time 1:55

All tickets $3

Starring Lou de Laâge, Agata Kulesza, Agata Buzek & Vincent Macaigne

In 1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross nurse (de Laâge) is sent to a assist a nun at a nearby Benedictine convent after a sister nun arrives at a French field hospital begging for assistance. At first reluctant to help, the nurse is shocked by what she finds in this compelling look at the brutality of war and the resiliency of the human spirit. 

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The Great Dictator movie poster

Thursday, January 26

THE GREAT DICTATOR 

Screenings at 1 & 7 pm

Rated G * running time 2:06

All tickets $3

Starring Charlie Chaplin

After dedicated service in the Great War, a Jewish barber (Chaplin) spends years in an Army hospital recovering from his wounds, unaware of the simultaneous rise of fascist dictator Adenoid Hynkel (also Chaplin) and his anti-Semitic policies. When the barber, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Hynkel, returns to his quiet neighborhood, he is stunned by the brutal changes and recklessly joins a beautiful girl (Paulette Goddard) and her neighbors in rebelling. 

Screenings will continue Newtown Cultural Arts Commission’s Classic Cinema Series. The early show will have subtitles for the hearing impaired.

 

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