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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
(R)   130  minutes
Starts Friday, Oct. 3rd at:
12:55  3:45  6:40  9:15

With his unique vision, writer/director Ned Benson ambitiously captures a complete picture of a relationship in the beautifully relatable portrait of love, empathy and truth that is The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. Once happily married, Conor (James McAvoy, The Last King of Scotland) and Eleanor (Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty, The Help) suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple's story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. Screened for the first time at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Benson's latest version of their story combines his previous two films—titled Him and Her—uniting their perspectives and taking a further look into the subjectivity of relationships.

MPAA Rating: R for language


My Old Lady
(PG13)   115  minutes
Starts Friday, Oct. 3rd at:
1:00  3:35  6:45  9:05

Filmed on location in a ravishing Paris of quiet back streets and familiar locales, My Old Lady is a touching romantic drama about inheritance and past secrets coming home to roost. Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant. His apartment is a viager—an ancient French real estate system with complex rules pertaining to its resale—and the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"), who has lived in the apartment with her daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas) for many years, is not prepared to budge. With no place to go, Mathias strikes a tentative lodging arrangement with Mathilde, instantly clashing with suspicious, lovelorn Chloé over his private dealings with a rapacious property developer. With its unique blend of comedy, drama and ultimately romance, My Old Lady marks the directorial debut of internationally celebrated playwright Israel Horovitz, adapting his own hit play.

MPAA Rating: PG13 for thematic material and some sexual references


Love is Strange
(R)   100  minutes
1:10  3:45  6:50  9:05

A multi-generational story of love and marriage, Love Is Strange depicts the delicate nature of any two people trying to build a long life together, and the possibility for love to grow deeper and richer with time. After 39 years together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) take advantage of the new marriage laws and tie the knot in a City Hall wedding in lower Manhattan. On the return from their honeymoon, however, and on account of their vows, Ben gets fired from his longtime job as a choir director for a co-ed Catholic school. Suddenly, with no real savings to count on, the couple finds that they can't afford the rent on their small Chelsea apartment. Only days after they have gathered to celebrate the nuptials, this tight-knit community of family and friends now has to come together again to help figure out how to help their two friends. Also starring Marisa Tomei, Love Is Strange is directed and co-written by Ira Sachs (Keep the Lights On, Married Life, Forty Shades of Blue). 

MPAA Rating: R for language


The Skeleton Twins
(R)   100  minutes
1:05  3:20  5:20  6:40  9:15

In the hilarious and emotional The Skeleton Twins, twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids) and Milo (Bill Hader, "Saturday Night Live") lead separate lives on opposite sides of the country. After many years of estrangement, both feel that they're at the end of their ropes, and an unexpected reunion forces them to confront how their lives went so wrong. For Maggie, that means re-examining her marriage to sweet "nature frat boy" Lance (Luke Wilson) and her own self-destructive tendencies, while Milo must face the pain of an early heartbreak he never quite got past. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize the key to fixing their lives just may lie in accepting the past and mending their relationship with each other. Also starring Ty Burrell ("Modern Family").

MPAA Rating: R for language, some sexuality and drug use


Manhattan Short
(NR)   120  minutes
1:00  3:50  6:40  9:15

2014 line-up is as follows:

97% (Netherlands)
On/Off (France)
Crime—The Animated Series (USA) 
La Carnada (Mexico)
On The Bridge (England)
Mend and Make Do (England)
Shift (Australia)
The Bravest, The Boldest (USA)
The Fall (Norway)        
 Rhino Full Throttle(Germany)

“This film festival will unite people in all corners of the globe, from Sydney to Mumbai, from Buenos Aires to Cairo. Venues also include cinemas in 20 cities in the Ukraine, 40 cities in Russia, and 47 states in the USA. In times like these, cross-border events like MANHATTAN SHORT that contribute toward greater tolerance and understanding are needed more than ever.  I want to thank and congratulate all the filmmakers and cinemas involved in this global cinematic event. This project is not going to cable TV or Video on Demand, it’s about communities bonding together via their local cinema,” said MANHATTAN SHORT Founding Director Nicholas Mason.

This year, MANHATTAN SHORT received 589 short film entries from 47 countries, England, Norway, Australia, Netherlands, France, Mexico, Germany and the USA are the countries represented in this year’s Festival. These short films will not only entertain a global audience but will be judged by that audience as well. Cinema goers will become instant film critics as they will be handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for Best Film and Best Actor. Votes will be sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ with the winner announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday, Oct. 6, at 10 AM (EST).
With past finalists achieving the ultimate in recognition by being nominated and even winning the Oscar in the short film category, MANHATTAN SHORT is known as a breeding ground for the next big thing in film. The 10 selected films are set in diverse locales, ranging from outer space to the deserts of Mexico and the mountains of Norway to the streets of New York, Berlin, London, and Amsterdam.

The Line Up:

A man tries to track down a potential love interest on a crowded train using a smartphone app.
 (Dir. by Ben Brand, Netherlands, 8 mins.)

A graphic-novel-style animated documentary about the havoc crime creates told by those living through it. (Dir. by Alix Lambert & Sam Chou, USA, 14 mins.)

On the Bridge
Two men on London’s Waterloo Bridge debate the merits of jumping off into the dark river below.
 (Dir. by Sameer Patel, England, 12 mins.)

A genius invents a sophisticated device that gives him a super power for the perfect heist.
 (Dir. by James Croke, Australia, 11 mins.)

The Fall
Two mountaineers depend on each other during a climb but one has a secret that puts trust to the test.
 (Dir. by Andreas Thaulow, Norway, 15 mins.)

An astronaut hears a mysterious message that turns a routine space-walk into a dangerous mission.
 (Dir. by Thierry Lorenzi, France, 14 mins.)

La Carnada
A comedy about a chaotic morning in a family with kids and a mother who is determined that it’s best to take care of everything herself. (Dir. by Josh Soskin, Mexico, 13 mins.)

Mend and Make Do
An elderly woman reminisces about her life before and after World War II in animated fashion.
 (Dir. by Bexie Bush, England, 8 mins.)

The Bravest, the Boldest
A mother tries to avoid two US Army officers ready to deliver the worst news of her life.
 (Dir. by Moon Molson, USA, 17 mins.)

Rhino Full Throttle
A man searching for the soul of a city encounters an enigmatic young woman who unlocks his heart.
(Dir. by Erik Schmitt, Germany, 15 mins.)


This is Where I Leave You
(R)   110  minutes
1:15  3:40  6:45  9:25

In this dramatic comedy, four grown siblings—bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives—are forced to return to their childhood home when their father passes away, and live under the same roof together for a week with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide. Written by Jonathan Tropper (based on his novel), This Is Where I Leave You stars Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Jane Fonda, Rose Byrne and Timothy Olyphant and is directed by Shawn Levy (Date Night).

MPAA Rating: R for language, sexual content and some drug use


The Trip to Italy
(NR)   115  minutes
1:20  6:35

Michael Winterbottom's largely improvised 2010 film The Trip took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon—or semifictionalized versions thereof—on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Re-whetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman's vocal register, the artistic merits of "Jagged Little Pill," and, of course, the virtue of sequels. Winterbottom trains his camera to capture the idyllic Italian landscape and the gastronomic treasures being prepared and consumed while keeping the film centered on the crackling chemistry between the two leads. The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay between Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, letting audiences into their insightful ruminations on the nuances of friendship and the juggling of family and career. The result is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity.  MPAA Rating: Not Rated


(R)   105  minutes
3:35  9:30

"I'm going to kill you, Father." In Calvary, an inventive mystery-drama with a pitch-black comic heart, Father James (Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges) is a good priest who is threatened in the confessional by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter Fiona (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral—and often comic—problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary. Also starring Chris O'Dowd. From John Michael McDonagh, the acclaimed writer and director of The Guard.

MPAA Rating: R for sexual references, language, brief strong violence and some drug use


(R)   170  minutes
12:55  6:20  8:45

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood by writer/director Richard Linklater (director and co-writer of Before Midnight) 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. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's "Yellow" to Arcade Fire's "Deep Blue." Boyhood is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

MPAA Rating: R for language including sexual references, and for teen drug and alcohol use



Matinee Rates (before 6 pm) 

General Admission: $7.50
(with valid ID): $6.75
Seniors:  $6.50
Children (Under 12):  $6.50

General Admission: $9.75
(with valid ID): $8.75
Seniors:  $8.75
Children (Under 12):  $8.75

Evening Rates (after 6 pm)

General Admission: $9.75
(with valid ID): $8.75
Seniors:  $7.75
Children (Under 12):  $6.50

General Admission: $11.75
(with valid ID): $10.75
Seniors:  $8.75
Children (Under 12):  $8.75

Doors open 1/2 hr before the first show of the day


Group rates available