From Two-time Academy Award-winning New Hampshire filmmaker, Barbara Kopple, Desert One tells the incredible tale of America’s secret mission to free the hostages of the 1979 Iranian revolution, which has been called “the most audacious, difficult, complicated, rescue mission ever attempted.”
When Jane is dumped at the altar she has a breakdown and spirals into a chaotic world, where love (both real and imagined) and family relationships collide with both touching and humorous consequences.
UltraRunner turned teacher Harvey Lewis, III tackles the Appalachian Trail’s speed record, reconnecting with his 78 year old father turned crew chief, Harvey Jr, by his side. Confirming that adventures are only as important as who you adventure with. This touching story of athletic perseverance, and the bond between a father and son, is simply the exact story we need during these times.
In this utterly heart-affecting and enthralling film, two Holocaust survivors in South Florida form a klezmer band and begin an extraordinary musical journey that celebrates life and the transcendent power of music to heal.
The 28th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival spotlights culturally and socially meaningful feature and documentary films about the human experience of people of color all over the world. Shown virtually for the first time this year featuring 75 narratives and documentaries from 31 countries.
A heady mix of high-energy juggling and crazy offbeat comedy. Featuring fast-paced juggling routines, off-the-cuff comedy, dangerous props, escape wizardry and insane stunts, this show is non-stop entertainment from start to finish!
Epicentro is an immersive and metaphorical portrait of post-colonial, "utopian" Cuba, where the 1898 explosion of the U.S.S. Maine still resonates. This Big Bang ended Spanish colonial dominance in the Americas and ushered in the era of the American Empire. At the same time and place, a powerful tool of conquest was born: cinema as propaganda. In his latest film, Academy Award nominee Hubert Sauper explores a century of interventionism and myth-making together with the extraordinary people of Havana to interrogate time, imperialism and cinema itself.
Considered one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, known both for her technical mastery and for her constant quest to push the boundaries of the instrument. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,”
Human rights become profoundly personal when dissident artist Ai Weiwei's monumental exhibition on Alcatraz inspires thousands of visitors to connect with prisoners of conscience worldwide.
From his childhood in Jamaica to the prophet of the oppressed, MARLEY follows one of the world’s most influential musicians with unheard tracks, never-before-seen footage, and intimate interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues.
An intimate profile of Martin Margiela, one of the most revolutionary and influential fashion designers of his time. From Jean Paul Gaultier's assistant to creative director at Hermes to leading his own brand, Margiela never showed his face publicly but reinvented fashion with his radical style.
The 23rd Annual Short Film Festival, a worldwide event taking place across six continents, MANHATTAN SHORT is the only event of its kind. The Final Nine screen simultaneously across the world during a one-month period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by the audiences in each participating venue.
16 year-old Lise is accused of murdering her best friend. As the trial starts, her parents stand right by her side. But once her secret life is revealed in court, the truth becomes indistinguishable.
Unemployed Antonio Ricci is elated when he finally finds work hanging posters around war-torn Rome. His wife, Maria, sells the family's bed linens to retrieve Antonio's bicycle from the pawnshop so he can take the job. However, disaster strikes when Antonio's bicycle is stolen, and his new job is doomed unless he can find the thief. With the help of his lively son, Bruno, Antonio combs the city, growing increasingly desperate for justice.
A resistance leader is pursued by a German intelligence officer in Nazi occupied Rome in 1945 who wants the name of others in the underground movement is accidentally betrayed by a former lover.
The Lakota women living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota are rising up against the forces that continue to suppress them. By preserving and protecting their ancestral values and wisdom, they provide a source of hope to their people. With exclusive access to the lives of 8 women, insight is gained into the experience of modern Indigenous American women living on a reservation.
Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration.
One of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Described as “one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation”, he comes from an esteemed musical lineage — the Marsalis family.
At this defining moment in American history, THE FIGHT follows a scrappy team of heroic ACLU lawyers in an electrifying battle over abortion rights, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights and voting rights.
A haunting fantasy-drama set in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War and detailing the strange journeys of an imaginative young girl who may be the mythical princess of an underground kingdom.
Three classics of early queer cinema, all way ahead of their time, come to Kino Marquee for Pride Month in gorgeous new restorations: Victor and Victoria (1933), Mädchen in Uniform (1931), and Michael (1924)
This genre-defying horror-musical mash-up—the bold debut of Polish director Agnieszka Smoczyńska— in an alternate 1980s Warsaw, a pair of mermaid sisters are adopted into a cabaret. While one seeks love with humans the other hungers to dine on the human population of the city.
When two brothers find out they might lose their house they are desperate to find a way to keep their home. They find a treasure map and bring some friends along to find it. They are all out looking for the "X" and trying to get away from a group of bad guys who also want the treasure.
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down – which might not be such a bad thing.
An outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy journeys there to rescue his dog Spots, and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled.
A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.
Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly thirty years, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power in this satirical black comedy.
A sweet boy from a poor family dreams of finding one of five golden tickets hidden inside chocolate bar wrappers which will admit him to the eccentric and reclusive Willy Wonka's magical factory. Based on the novel by Roald Dahl.
A recuperating news photographer believes he has witnessed a murder. Confined to a wheelchair after an accident, he spends his time watching the occupants of neighbouring apartments through a telephoto lens and binoculars and becomes convinced that a murder has taken place.
A Phoenix secretary, on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, is overcome by exhaustion during a heavy rainstorm. Traveling on the back roads to avoid the police, she stops for the night at the ramshackle Bates Motel and meets the polite but highly strung proprietor, a young man with an interest in taxidermy and a difficult relationship with his mother.
A 1963 American natural horror-thriller film loosely based on the 1952 story of the same name by Daphne du Maurier, that focuses on a series of sudden and unexplained violent bird attacks on the people of Bodega Bay, California, over the course of a few days.
Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, the award-winning musical Polkadots is a colorful history lesson for people of all ages—reminding us that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts.
After a tornado hurls through Kansas, a teenager named Dorothy and her dog Toto are swept away from their farm and wakes up in the colorful and vibrant land of Oz. In order to find their way back home, they must embark on a journey to the Emerald City, where the Wizard of Oz resides.
Hindu goddess Sita accompanies her husband Rama to live in exile. In the treacherous woods, a demon king abducts her after hearing about her beauty, but Sita remains devoted. She patiently waits for Rama to rescue her.
Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama.
Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances. But an unwanted pregnancy introduces an unexpected complication.
Jim Jarmusch takes his quirky, uniquely modern sensibilities back in time, with this western black comedy about a city slicker turned gunfighter, on the run with an enigmatic Indian buddy in the Northwest wilderness.
A tacky, low-rent Memphis motel dedicated to Elvis Presley is the setting for this anecdotal comedy-drama. The film tells three overlapping but distinct stories taking place over the course of one evening, featuring foreign tourists, criminals on the run, and the spirit of the King himself.
“Be our guest” and join us as we celebrate Disney’s 25 years on Broadway! Featuring your favorite tunes from the Disney stage productions of Aida, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Newsies, and Tarzan.
Filmmaker Steve James chronicles the life of film critic Roger Ebert, especially his career highlights, his battle with alcohol, and his sometimes ruthless rivalry with fellow critic Gene Siskel.
Drawn from the CatVideoFest vaults, this 40-minute burst of feline fun collects the festival’s greatest hits, including unique submissions, sourced animations, music videos, and classic internet powerhouses.
Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.
Submerse yourself in the beauty, adventure and stories of One Ocean–America's Ocean Film Tour. Enjoy our hand-curated compilation of the most spectacular conservation, sport, adventure and unique stories of the seven seas as we present gripping, non-stop tales.
A unique opportunity to behold a remarkable collection of great Rembrandt works. A once-in-a-lifetime event hosted by London's National Gallery, in collaboration with Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, is a major exhibition of Rembrandt's late masterpieces.
MUBI is a curated, subscription-based streaming service offering an eclectic selection of festival highlights, forgotten gems, award-winning classics, and more — AND Colonial members get 3 months free!
This informative presentation and Q&A with New England’s forest pathologist for the U.S. Forest Service, Dr. Isabel Munck will dive into some of the science behind Fantastic Fungi, the premier title of our new Wild Thing series!
The beloved Crawleys and their staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.
A documentary chronicling progressive rock radio station WBCN, Boston during 1968–74, through the sights, sounds and stories of the station's role in both covering and promoting the dramatic social, political and cultural changes that took place during that era.
A hard-partying woman receives a startling wake-up call when a doctor visit reveals how unhealthy she is. Motivated to lose weight, she soon takes up running to help her prepare for her goal of competing in the New York City Marathon.
BAG IT follows Jeb Berrier, an average American guy who is admittedly not a "tree hugger," who makes a pledge to stop using plastic bags. His girlfriend, Anne, joins him in the challenge to decrease their use of plastic at home. Followed by a panel discussion with local presenters.
Returning to The Colonial where she performed an early version of Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry. “A national treasure; one of our great modern singer-songwriters” —Time Out
A woman utilizes ancient beekeeping traditions to cultivate honey in the mountains of Macedonia. When a neighbouring family tries to do the same, it becomes a source of tension as they disregard her wisdom and advice.
An all-star high school athlete and accomplished debater, Luce is a poster boy for the new American Dream. When Luce’s teacher makes a shocking discovery in his locker, Luce’s stellar reputation is called into question.
Featuring some of the world’s most inspiring women in the name of adventure. 7 short films showcase real stories about women from a variety of cultures and sports around the world – from running a marathon across 7 continents to cliff diving.
An uplifting documentary chronicling the passion, pressure and potential surrounding the International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs hosted by The Van Cliburn Foundation—a prestigious event which reunites 75 of the world's best amateur pianists with their dreams, if only for a brief time.
David Hockney is Britain’s most popular artist and arguably equally popular around the globe. Now entering his 9th decade, he shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing any of his enthusiasm and verve.
A TV star and his stunt double make their way around a changing industry in a1969 Hollywood that they don’t recognize anymore, who also lives next door to Roman Polanski & Sharon Tate whose futures will forever be altered by members of the Manson Family.
Credited as “the king & queen of the banjo,” Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn are a one of a kind pairing. Spanning murder ballads, gospel, chamber, and blues, the grammy-award winning duo lend their distinct banjo styles to a diverse repertoire.
7 short films selected from this year’s Festival, widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years.
Monty Python delivers the group's sharpest and smartest satire of both religion and Hollywood's epic films. Set in 33 A.D. Judea where the exasperated Romans try to impose order, it is a time of chaos and change with no shortage of messiahs and followers willing to believe in them.
Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, The Hot Sardines are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world.
Celebrate the 9th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies – the first to go global – when the previously unreleased complete June 17, 1991 concert from Giants Stadium comes to movie theaters worldwide.
Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound.
For A Summer Evening with Natalie Merchant, she will be joined by her longtime guitarist Erik Della Penna, with whom she has been playing for two decades; they will perform material from the past thirty-five years of Merchant’s career.
International Fly Fishing Film Festival consists of short films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly fishing.
Progressive Western Swing with archtop guitar, upright bass, fiddles and three-part sibling harmony. A unique Americana blend of Western Swing, Jazz-influenced Swing, Country, Texas-Style Fiddling, and Western music.
Featuring a cast of prominent musicians and artists, the film captures five days in the life of a guitar shop in the heart of Greenwich Village that remains resilient to the encroaching gentrification.
When Hap Anderson, a widowed 83-year-old Minnesota farmer who thinks he’s still quite the ladies' man, sells his family farm, he finds himself adrift and staring a short future in the face.
In the mid-19th century, Emily Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with another woman, her friend and sister-in-law Susan… yes this is the iconic American poet, popularly thought to have been a recluse.
Traditional-leaning pickers from the Northeast, the Ghost of Paul Revere began to make waves after an appearance at the famed Newport Folk Festival. They have been classified as bluegrass, "holler roots" and "holler folk," but the Portland, Maine-based trio draws inspiration from beyond those Americana-esque realms. The trio lend their voices to their folk-y call-and-responses with a definite rocker vibe.
Bringing the joy of cat videos to the masses with a compilation of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses.
Bringing the joy of cat videos to the masses with a compilation of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses.
A convict in a rural Nevada prison struggles to escape his violent past is required to participate in an "outdoor maintenance" program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program.
A film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button—and it played the situation for laughs. U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely insane, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He thinks that the communists are conspiring to pollute the "precious bodily fluids" of the American people.
Apollo 11 is a cinematic space event film 50 years in the making of the mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins. Featuring never-before-seen large-format film footage of one of humanity's greatest accomplishments.
After nearly forty years of marriage, the Castlemans are complements. He enjoys his very public role as a novelist, she pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife.
Blood Road follows the journey of ultra-endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 arduous miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.
Instructions on Parting weaves breathtaking artistic footage with cinema verite to tell an elegiac story about transformation, grief, and the essential nature of the collective human journey.
A portrait a woman who has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family or her tight-knit immigrant community, discovers she has a talent for jigsaw puzzles and sneaks away to partner with a man for a puzzle tournament. As she experiences independence for the first time, she begins to view her value and the pieces of her own life in a whole new light.
Cameron Post looks the part of a perfect high school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy center that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction.”
This event is to raise funds for OAKS (Organized Acts of Kindness ) is a group of committed local individuals working to create a Village to Village model in our community to support Senior Citizens.
Hailed as one of the most influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey is the original “dirtbag” – one who abandons societal norms and material comforts in pursuit of a nomadic mountaineering lifestyle.
“Ranky Tanky” translates loosely as “Work It,” or “Get Funky!” In this spirit this Charleston, SC based quintet performs timeless music of Gullah culture born in the southeastern Sea Island region of the United States.
Tom Joad returns to his home after a jail sentence to find his family kicked out of their farm due to foreclosure. He catches up with them on his Uncle’s farm, and joins them the next day as they head for California and a new life... hopefully.
A 360-degree view of end-of-life care featuring the perspectives of three terminally ill patients in their fifties and the professionals who typically care for them—doctors, nurses, social workers, and clergy…
The 13th Annual Colonial Theatre Benefit Golf Tournament This benefit tournament raises funds to support programming and improvements to The Colonial—so please join us for an enjoyable day of golf and support The Colonial Theatre too! SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm BETHLEHEM COUNTRY CLUB, Bethlehem, NH
Directed by Michael Mayer; Cast: Saoire Ronan, Annette Bening, Corey Stoll, and Elizabeth Moss; 98 mins, PG-13 One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside.
From Alaska to Norway armed with drones, Go-Pros and helicopters, director Jennifer Peedom has fashioned an astonishing symphony of mountaineers, ice climbers, free soloists, heliskiers, snowboarders, wingsuiters and parachuting mountain bikers.
Written & Directed by Paul Schrader; Cast: Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried; 108 mins, Rated R Reverend Ernst Toller is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary.
Fueled by groove, guitar, and the powerful punch of his voice, Gilfillian and his four-piece band shine a light on this young songwriter who has absorbed everything from the R&B swagger of Al Green and Ray Charles to the rock & roll heroics of Jimi Hendrix.
Written & Directed by Chloe Zhao; 104 min, Rated R Based on his a true story, THE RIDER stars breakout Brady Jandreau as a once rising star of the rodeo circuit warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident.
I’ll Push You: A Real-Life Inspiration tells the story of two lifelong friends, Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray, embarking on an epic, 500-mile-long journey to hike Spain’s famed El Camino de Santiago.