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SummerFilm ’09: The very best from independent and foreign cinema to the latest from Hollywood, with a unique Wednesday genre series running right down the middle, all presented in The Music Hall’s air conditioned restored historic auditorium on our enormous screen in Dolby Digital Surround Sound. Summer goes by fast - be quick or you'll miss it. Most films start at 7:30 to allow for dining in our great Seacoast restaurants!


Sun 5/31@4&7:30

Mon 6/1@7:30


EVEESDAY WEDaNn eye full! Get

MUST be seen on the BIG screen*

Tue 6/26/2@7:30 Live Event Tue

Wed 6/3@7:30

Intimately Yours: Chris Botti

JUNE 6/7@3 Live Event PSO Concert

Sun 6/14@7:30

Sun 6/14@3

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Wildcard Movie: Oce

Sun 6/21@4&7:30

Mon 6/8@7:30

(NR, 100 mins, US, 1933)

Tue 6/9@7:30

Wed 6/10@7

Renowned English video artist Steve McQueen's feature film debut brings a visceral intensity to his retelling of the hunger strike instigated by Bobby Sands and several other detained Irish Republican Army members in the early 1980s. (NR, 96 mins, UK, 2009) Mon 6/15@7:30

Wed 6/17@6:30

Tue 6/16@7:30

Acclaimed documentarian Sergey Dvortsevoy's debut narrative feature, Tulpan is a work of extraordinary filmmaking bravado, an exhilaratingly alive and sweet-natured fairytale set in the barren landscape of a Kazakh steppe. Subtitled. (NR, 100 mins, Ger, 2008) Mon 6/22@7:30

Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Rita Moreno and Richard Beymer. Ten Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. Leonard Bernstein’s score. Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics. A 1950s Romeo and Juliet. (NR, 152 mins, US, 1961)

Tue 6/23@7:30

Abel Gance's monumental tribute to the French leader is a genre-defining breakthrough in cinematic history and a landmark of technical and artistic invention, featuring a final reel in 3-screen Polyvision, a precursor to Cinerama. (NR, 235 mins, Fr, 1927) Scene@5

The aging gunmen (William Holden, Robert Ryan, and Ernest Borgnine) of Sam Peckinpah's masterpiece break the very laws of honor which bind them in this bloody and meditative tale of the American West.

Miguel is a promising young Dominican pitcher with a chance to get to the American minor leagues and a dream to go even further with hope of bringing his family back home out of poverty. (R, 120 mins, US, 2008)


Sun 6/28@4&7:30

Mon 6/29@7:30

Wed 7/1@6:30

Tue 6/30@7:30

Mon 7/6@7:30

Mon 7/13@7:30

Tue 7/14@7:30

Adoration speaks to our connections—with each other, with our family history, with technology and with the modern world. A school assignment leads one student deep into the mystery that is his past. (R, 100 mins, Ca, 2008) Sun 7/19 MIFF

Mon 7/20:NO FILM

Tue 7/21:NO FILM



Sun 7/26@4&7:30


Sun 8/2@4&7:30

Mon 7/27@7:30

Tue 7/28@7:30

Mon 8/10@7:30

Tue 8/11@7:30

Mon 8/17@7:30

Tue 8/18@7:30

French director Olivier Assayas’ thoughtful and touching drama about siblings coming to terms with the history of their home and their mother’s estate. Juliette Binoche, Jeremie Renier and Charles Berling star. Subtitled. (NR, 103 mins, Fr, 2008) Sun 8/23@4&7:30

Mon 8/24@7:30

Tue 8/25@7:30

The charming and quirky tale of Odd Horten. When he retires from train conducting after 40 years, O’Horten realizes that the path ahead is a journey without printed timetables and well-known stations. Subtitled. (PG13, 90 mins, No, 2008)

Sun 8/30@4&7:30

Mon 8/31@7:30

Tue 9/1@7:30

Stephen Frears (Dangerous Liaisons, The Queen, High Fidelity) continues to demonstrate his genre-defying talent with this adaptation of a Colette novel. Set in Paris prior to WWI, Rupert Friend, Michelle Pfeiffer and Kathy Bates star. (R, 100 mins, UK, 2009)

Thu 6/11 Live Event

Thu 6/11@7:30 RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles

Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi masterpiece. From the dawn of man to the future of human evolution and artificial intelligence, the film sparkles with indelible images and an overwhelming soundtrack. “I’m sorry, Dave…” (G, 141 mins, UK, 1968) Wed 7/22@6:30

David Lean’s “epic of all epics” stars Peter O'Toole in one of the most electrifying debuts in film history along with Alec Guinness. To say “Seven Oscars” barely scratches the surface of this classic of immeasurable scope. (PG, 216 mins, UK, 1962) Wed 7/29@7:30

Sat 6/66/6@7:30 Live Event Sat

Fri 6/5@7:30

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Move it. Laugh it! Love it!

Julia Roberts is ex-CIA, Clive Owen is former MI6, Paul Giamatti and Tom Wilkinson are rival CEOs in this slick, comic caper film of corporate espionage and “who’s conning whom?” Tony Gilroy directs. (PG13, 125 mins, US, 2009) Fri 6/12@7:30

Sat 6/13@7:30

World-premiere at Sundance, 2009. An epic dramatic thriller written and directed by Student Academy Award winner Cary Fukunaga in his feature debut about the promise of life in America. Subtitled. (R, 96 mins, Mex, 2009) Thu 6/18@7:30

Sat 6/20 Live Event

Fri 6/19@7:30

Sat 6/20@7:30

Portsmouth Peace Treaty Concert

When Gabriel and Emilie meet by chance, he offers her a ride and they spend the evening talking, laughing and getting along famously. A contemporary meditation on the myriad implications of a simple kiss. Subtitled. (NR, 96 mins, Fr, 2007)

Thu HD Event Thu6/25 6/25@7:30 National Theatre of London HD Broadcast Series: Phedre


Thu 7/2@7:30

Fri 6/26 Live Event Fri 6/26@7:30 Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Sat 6/27@7:30

Fri 7/3@7:30

Sat 7/4@7:30

Sat 6/27@2pm ns Director Kevin Macdonald le!: Monsters vs. Alie sRu Kid moves from documentaries and The Last King of Scotland to this gripping political thriller. The all-star cast features Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren & Jeff Daniels. (PG13, 127 mins, US, 2009)

Perseverance & passion are the themes of the year’s most critically acclaimed documentary. Once on the cusp of fame & fortune, success has eluded Anvil for over 30 years. Their last-ditch effort brings Spinal Tap antics and teary-eyed doubt. (NR, 90 mins, US, 2008) Thu 7/9@7:30

Fri 7/10@7:30

Sat 7/11@7:30

Shining a spotlight on the racial profiling practices of a corrupt district attorney in a rural Texas town, Director Tim Disney’s film features a nuanced performance from Alfre Woodard as well as from newcomer, Nicole Behaire.

(R, 202 mins, US, 2001)

Wed 7/15@7:30

Wed Wed 8/58/5@7 NO FILM

Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. At once a gripping thriller and a tragic drama of nearly Greek proportions. Highly acclaimed for story, acting and direction alike. Subtitled (NR, 121 mins, Au, 2008) Sun 8/16@4&7:30


Mon 8/3@7:30

Tue 8/4@7:30

Thu 6/4@7:30

Francis Ford Coppola's Vietnam epic, restored and updated with 49 additional minutes of footage. Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper lead the top-notch cast.

Considered one of Akira Kurosawa’s greatest films. George Lucas admits to borrowing much from the classic for Star Wars. Kurosawa’s frequent collaborator, Toshirô Mifune, provides a shining performance. Subtitled (NR, 139 mins, JP, 1958)

116 mins, Sp, 2009)

Sun 8/9@4&7:30

Wed 7/8@6:30

A film about a musical that is itself about the casting of a musical, this documentary takes fans inside the makings of A Chorus Line, focusing on the casting of the musical’s Broadway revival and delving into the history of the show as well. (PG13, 96 mins, US, 2008) From director Jim Jarmusch. Isaach De Bankolé, Bill Murray, and Tilda Swinton star. A mysterious loner is in the process of completing a job which takes him not only across Spain but also through his own consciousness. (R,

A hit at Sundance, starring Amy Adams, Steve Zahn and Alan Arkin, from the producers of Little Miss Sunshine. A spirited comedy-drama featuring crime-scene cleanup, family bonds and unexpected curves in life’s road. (R, 91mins, US, 2008)

Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Supporting Actress along with countless other awards and nominations. Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland and Clark Gable star in Victor Fleming’s Civil War classic. (NR, 238 mins, US, 1939)

Tue 7/7@7:30

The highly acclaimed biopic of former Italian Prime Minister, Giulio Andreotti. The narration spans the period from the seventh election of Andreotti as PM until the trial in which he was accused of collusion with the Mafia. Subtitled. (NR, 110 mins, It, 2008) Sun 7/12@4&7:30


(R, 145 mins, US, 1969)

“Philosophy is in the streets.” Filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today’s most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas. (NR, 88 mins, US, 2008) Sun 7/5@4&7:30

Wed 6/24@7


Free popcorn, raffle and previews then stay for the movie!

The original, starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot and Frank Reicher. With breakthrough special effects for 1933, King Kong is one of the all-time great films to explore the soul of a monster.

Solo (Souleymane Sy Savane) is a Senegalese taxi driver whose latest fare, a despondent old Southerner named William (Red West), mysteriously offers big money to be driven to a mountain peak. (NR, 91 mins, US, 2008) Sun 6/7@7:30



Members Only: Fri 5/29@7:30 Sat 5/30@7:30 Preview Party Fri 5/29@5:30

(PG13, 103 mins, US, 2008)

Thu 7/16: NO FILM

Fri 7/17 MIFF

Sat 7/18 MIFF

the maine international film festival in portsmouth Thu 7/23@7:30

Fri 7/24@7:30

Sat 7/25@7:30 Sat 7/25@2pm KidsRule!: Earth

Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn make for an adorable would-be couple in this romantic comedy also starring Woody Harrelson. (R, 93 mins, US, 2008) u 7/30@7 ThuTh7/30@7:30 r Skin der Ou

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Fri 7/31@7:30

Sat 8/1@7:30 {FRI & SAT ONLY}

Adapted from Noel Coward, Jessica Biel, Colin Firth and Kristin Scott Thomas star in this lighthearted tale of old world manners versus new world freedom. (PG13, 93 mins, UK, 2009) Thu 8/6@7:30

Fri 8/7:30@7:30

Sat 8/8@7:30

August 5, 7:30pm

Live: Intimately Yours: Etta James and The Roots Band Wed 8/12@7

Ridley Scott’s historical epic which harkens back to classics like Ben-Hur and Spartacus, featuring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix. A glorious spectacle filled with heart and soul. (R, 155 mins, UK, 2000) Wed 8/19@7

Based on a true story, centering on Séraphine de Senlis (Yolande Moreau), a simple and profoundly devout housekeeper whose brilliantly colorful canvases now adorn some of the most famous galleries in the world. Subtitled. (NR, 125 mins, Fr, 2009) Scene@5 Thu 8/13@7:30

Thu 8/20@7:30

Director Steven Spielberg's WWII tour de force chronicles the journey of a GI squad on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. The first unforgettable 20 minutes realistically and horrifically depict the landing at Omaha Beach. (R, 170 mins, US, 1998)


Wildcard Movie: Wo

Fri 8/21@7:30

Sat 8/22@7:30

The adventure begins with a young crew’s maiden voyage on board the most advanced starship ever created: the U.S.S. Enterprise. The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals – the Iowa farm boy and the ultra-logical Vulcan. (PG13, 126 mins, US, 2009) Thu 8/27@7:30

Director Fritz Lang’s brilliantly epic vision of a futuristic dystopia, considered the most influential sci-fi film ever, featuring a sinister autocrat, de-humanized laborers, the elite who frolic above the clouds and an alluring robot. (NR, 153 mins, Ge, 1927) Wed 9/2@7

t 8/15@7:30 SatSa8/15@7:30 k

Stephen Soderbergh’s steamy tale set in the weeks leading up to the 2008 presidential election, depicting five days in the life of an ultra high-end Manhattan call girl who offers more than sex to her clients. (R, 77 mins, US, 2009)

Sergio Leone’s epic “Spaghetti Western” stars Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach and Lee Van Cleef as gunmen in the Old West, each who knows a different part of a puzzle which leads to a fortune. (R, 161 mins, It, 1966) Wed 8/26@7

Fri 8/14@7:30

Thu 9/3@7:30

Fri 8/28@7:30

Sat 8/29@7:30

Fri 9/4@7:30

Sat 9/5@7:30


Sat 8/29@ Sam Mendes (American KidsRule!: Up Beauty) goes comedic with a tale of 30-somethings (The Office’s John Krasinski, SNL’s Maya Rudolph) facing a new era of their life together and a chance to make a new start. (R, TBD mins, US, 2009)

Woody Allen returns to New York City for his latest romantic comedy starring Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Clarkson and Ed Begley Jr. (PG13, 92 mins, US, 2009)

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