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Films at The Music Hall Loft (LOFT) 131 Congress St: Sun, Tues and most Weds. Loft seating is limited. Buy your tickets now!


Sun 6/5@7:30 Sun 6/5@3 - HALL

Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra


Tue 6/7@7:30

Catherine Deneuve is a submissive, housebound “trophy housewife” who steps in to manage the factory run by her wealthy and tyrannical husband after the workers go on strike and take him hostage. In French with subtitles. R, 103mins, 2010

Sun 6/12@7:30


Tue 6/14@7:30



Films at the Historic Theater (HALL) 28 Chestnut St: Thu, Fri and Sat (Source Code and Adjustment Bureau will screen at the Historic Theater) Members Only: ThuParty 6/2@7:30 Trailer 6/2@5:45

SummerFilm ’11: The very best from independent and foreign cinema to the latest from Hollywood, with a unique Wednesday genre series running right down the middle!

FILM HOTLINE: 603.436.9900

You won’t need to generate 1.21 gigawatts or build a time machine to enjoy a shift in your space-time continuum this Summer. Simply come to The Music Hall Wednesday nights to enjoy films which will do all the work for you and take you on some wild rides. Don’t forget - tattoo it on your arm: It’s About Time! Wed 6/8@7:30

Free popcorn, raffle and film trailers then stay for Rango!


Wed 6/15@7:30

6/9&11 ONLY Thu 6/16@7:30

Sat 6/4 @ 8 - HALL SatThe6/4@7:30 IY: Get Led Out

Johnny Depp voices a family-pet chameleon who sets off on an adventure which leads him to the gritty, gunslinging, desert town of Dirt. PG, 107mins, 2011

6/2 @7:30 ONLY Fri 6/10@ 7:30 - HALL Fri 6/10@7:30

Thu 6/9@7:30

Captain Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man by means of a government program which enables him to inhabit another's identity in the last eight minutes of that person’s life. PG13, 93mins, 2011

Fri 6/3 @ 8 - HALL FriIY:6/3@7:30 Jim Brickman

Sat 6/11@7:30

Writers on a New England Stage: 6/11@7:30&9:30 - LOFT Ann Patchett Comedy: Juston McKinney When corporate downsizing w/Bob Lord & The Gaudy Baubles

leaves them jobless, three men are forced to redefine their lives as men, husbands and fathers. Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper and Tommy Lee Jones. R, 104mins, 2010 Fri 6/17@7:30

6/18@7 - LOFT

SatImportance 6/18@7:30 In HD: The of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde


A delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of the New York Times photographer, a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.

Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. The affair between a politician and a ballerina is affected by mysterious forces keeping the lovers apart. PG13 , 84mins, 2010

NR, 84mins, 2010

Sun 6/19@7:30


Tue 6/21@7:30

The story of five people from the last generation of Soviet children who were brought up behind the Iron Curtain. Coming of age when the USSR collapsed, they witnessed the world of their childhood change beyond recognition. Russian with subtitles. NR, 88mins, 2010


Sun 6/26@7:30


Tue 6/28@7:30

Acclaimed filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier directs a spectacular cast in a riveting, lush romantic drama set in the high courts of 16th century France against the backdrop of the savage Catholic/Protestant wars. Featured at TbtS 2010. NR, 139mins, 2010 Sun 7/3@7:30


Tue 7/5@7:30


Only a handful of specialists have stepped foot in Neanderthal Chauvet Cave, and the true scope of its contents had largely gone unfelt—until Werner Herzog managed to gain access to and film one of the most awe-inspiring sites on earth. NR, 89 mins, 2011 Sun 7/10@7:30

7/10 ONLY Sun 7/17@7:30


7/12@ 7:30 - HALL Tue 7/12@7:30 IY: k.d. lang

Sandrine Bonnaire and Kevin Kline (in his first French-speaking role) shine in this feel-good comedy set in idyllic Corsica. Hélène's newfound obsession with chess leads her to seek the tutelage of a reclusive American expat, transforming both their lives. NR, 97 mins, 2011 Mon: NO FILM

Tue 7/19@7:30

Pierre Thoretton’s documentary on the relationship between fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent and his lover, Pierre Berge. NR, 98 mins, 2011 7/24@7 - LOFT Sun 7/24@4&7:30 Miss Richfield 1981: 30 Years on the Throne!

7/26 ONLY


Sun 7/31@7:30


Tue 7/26@7:30

Tom Shadyac produced and directed many successful Hollywood comedies including Ace Ventura and Bruce Almighty. After a serious accident, he emerged a changed man. A probing documentary exploring our world and what we can do to make it better. NR, 76 mins, 2011 Mon: NO FILM

Tue 8/2@7:30

Near the end of World War II, 14-year-old Michiel becomes involved with the Resistance after coming to the aid of a wounded British soldier. Dutch, English and German with subtitles. R, 103 mins, 2011


Sun 8/7@7:30


Tue 8/9@7:30

6/23@7:30 - HALL Thu 6/23@7:30

Writers on a New England Stage: Neil Gaiman 7:30 - HALL Wed 6/29@7:30

Kevin is whisked away from his dreary home by six mischievous dwarves who have “borrowed” a map from the Supreme Being. The map allows them to travel through history and meet a host of figures and steal their treasures. A Terry Gilliam classic. PG, 110 mins, 1981 Wed 7/6@7:30

Lola, a young German woman, has 20 minutes to find and bring 100,000 Deutschmarks to her boyfriend before he robs a supermarket. R, 81 mins, 1998 Wed 7/13@7:30

TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is forced to live the same Feb. 2 over and over again until he gains some karmic -- and comic -- insight into his life. A Harold Ramis classic. PG, 103 mins, 1993 Discussion Following: Digging Into Groundhog Day

Wed 7/20@7:30

Based on the novel of the same name written by H. G. Wells. A Victorian Englishman travels to the far future and finds that humanity has divided into two hostile species. G, 103 mins, 1960

6/24&25 ONLY 6/30@ 7- HALL Thu 6/30@7:30 National Theatre HD Broadcast: The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekov

7/1&2 ONLY Thu 7/7@7:30

Thu 7/14@7:30

Wed 8/3@7:30

7/21@7:30 - HALL Thu 7/21@7:30

Writers on a New England Stage: Ben Mezrich

Thu 7/28@7:30

7/28&30 ONLY Thu 8/4@7:30

Fri 7/1@7:30

Sat 7/2@7:30

A star-studded cast, including Robin Wright and James McAvoy, plays in Robert Redford’s period drama based on true events following the assassination of President Lincoln. PG13, 123 mins, 2011 Fri 7/8@7:30

Sat 7/9 @7:30

Fri 7/15@7:30

Sat 7/16 @7:30

Fri 7/22@7:30

Sat 7/23@7:30 7/23@4 - LOFT

Guido, a former cop, is a Met HD Encore: Simon Boccanegra luckless veteran of the speed-dating scene in Turin. When he meets Slovenian immigrant Sonia, the two hit it off and a passionate romance develops, until things suddenly take a dark turn. Italian with subtitles. NR, 95 mins, 2011 7/29@8 - HALL FriEmmylou 29@7:30 IY: Harris

Sat 7/30@7:30

The latest from Julian Schnabel (Basquiat, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) is the story of four women whose lives intertwine in the starkly human search for justice, hope and reconciliation amid a world overshadowed by conflict, rage and war. R, 112 mins, 2011 Fri 8/5@7:30

Sat 8/6@7:30

Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) dissects the world of advertising and marketing by using his personal integrity as currency to sell out to the highest bidder. Chock full of product placement, scathingly funny, subversive and deceptively smart. PG13, 90 mins, 2011

A Terry Gilliam film starring Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt. In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. R, 131 mins, 1995 Wed 8/10@7:30

Disheartened attorney Mike Met HD Encore: Madame Butterfly Flaherty’s (Paul Giamatti) life is turned upside down as his win-win proposition turns into something much more complicated than he ever bargained for. Amy Ryan and Jeffrey Tambor also star. R, 106mins, 2011

A mother's last wish sends twins Jeanne and Simon to the Middle East in search of their tangled roots. A powerful tale of two young adults' voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love. In French and Arabic with subtitles. R, 130 mins, 2011

Writers in The Loft: Richard Harvell 7 - LOFT

Sat 6/25@7:30 Sat 6/25@4 - LOFT

To call insurance agent Tim Lippe (Ed Helms) "naive" is a gross understatement. He's never left his small hometown. He's never stayed at a hotel. And he's never experienced anything like Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Also starring John C. Reilly and Anne Heche. R, 86 mins, 2011

7/22&23 ONLY Wed 7/27@7

Fri 6/24@7:30

Thu 8/11@7:30

Fri 8/12@7:30

Sat 8/13@7:30 Sat 8/13@4 - LOFT Met HD Encore: Tosca

In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a British writer meets a French woman and a chance question reveals something deeper. Juliette Binoche stars in the film by acclaimed Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami. French, English and Italian with subtitles. NR, 106 mins 2011 Sun 8/14@7:30


Tue 8/16@7:30

Michelangelo Frammartino’s wondrous docu-essay, inspired by Pythagoras’s belief in four-fold transmigration, traces the cycle of life through the daily rituals of life in the southern Italian region of Calabria. Italian with subtitles. NR, 88 mins, 2011 8/21@7 - LOFT Sun 8/21@4&7:30 Miss Richfield 1981: 30 Years on the Throne!

8/23 ONLY Sun 8/28@7:30


Wed 6/22@7:30

Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner. The lives of two Danish families cross. An extraordinary but risky friendship begins. The friends need to come to terms with the complexity of human emotions. Danish and Swedish with subtitles. R, 119mins, 2010

8/28&30 ONLY


8/23@7:30 - HALL Tue IY: 8/23@7:30 Buddy Guy

The true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. PG13, 120 mins, 2011 8/29@7:30 - HALL IY:Mon: RichardCLOSED Thompson

Tue 8/30@7:30

Tells the true story of Johann Rettenberger, a champion marathoner who leads a double life as a serial bank robber, sprinting between jobs (and away from police cavalcades). A lean, visceral study of pathological compulsion. German with subtitles. NR, 90 mins, 2011

A James Cameron film. A human-looking, apparently unstoppable cyborg is sent from the future to kill Sarah Connor; Kyle Reese is sent to stop it. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton star. R, 108 mins, 1984 Wed 8/17@7:30

A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife. From Christopher Nolan and starring Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano. R, 116 mins, 2000 Wed 8/24@7:30

The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon train of three families has hired mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Michelle Williams again stars in a Kelly Reichardt film. PG, 104 mins, 2011 Thu 8/18@7:30

A teen travels back to 1955 in a DeLorean-turnedtime-machine. Once there, he meets his teenage parents, but his presence throws things off and he must ensure they fall in love or he'll never come to exist. Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd. PG, 116mins, 1985

Sat 8/20@7:30

Director Terrence Malick’s (Badlands, Thin Red Line) film follows the life of the son (Sean Penn) of a 1950’s family from the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). PG13, 138 mins, 2011 Thu 8/25@7:30

Four men have accidentally invented a time machine. Primer claimed the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2004, and has since gained a cult following. A low budget film with high intellectual, philosophical and entertainment return. PG13, 80 mins, 2004 Wed 8/31@7:30

Fri 8/19@7:30

Fri 8/26@7:30

Sat 8/27@7:30

Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates star in Woody Allen’s latest—a romantic comedy about a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better. PG13, 100 mins, 2011 Thu 9/1@7:30

Fri 9/2@7:30

Sat 9/3@7:30

Director J.J. Abrams teams up with producer Steven Spielberg. After witnessing a mysterious train crash, a group of friends in the summer of 1979 begin noticing strange happenings going on in their small town. Rating and Runtime Unknown, 2011

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