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AUGUST FILMS:

TEA WITH MUSSOLINI
Fri, 7/30 - Mon, 8/2 at 7 PM * Tues, 8/3 - Thurs, 8/5 at 9 PM
Based on Zeffirelli‚s autobiography, a young orphan is sent to Florence to live among some proper Englishwomen in the late 1930s. These ladies begrudgingly teach the young boy to appreciate everything from art to table manners amidst the deprivation of war. Rated PG. (116 min.)

BESIEGED
Fri, 7/30 - Mon, 8/2 at 9 PM * Tues, 8/3 -Thurs, 8/5 at 7 PM
Sun, 8/1: Brunch 11:15 AM * Film at 12 Noon A reclusive pianist has taken a villa to practice his work. A beautiful African medical student has been hired to look after the home. Filled with desperation and need for human contact, each lonely person feeds off the energy of the other in a film about race, fear and exploration. Rated R. (92 min.)

In collaboration with Williamstown Theatre Festival:
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Fri, 8/6 - Thurs, 8/12 at 7 PM & 9 PM
Viola is more enthralled in the perfect words of the young playwright Shakespeare than the prospects of marriage. The Oscar Winner for Best Picture of the Year stars the Academy Award-winning Best Actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Rated R. (113 min.)

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB
Fri, 8/13 - Mon, 8/16 at 7 PM * Tues, 8/17 - Thurs, 8/19 at 9 PM
Centered on the recent concerts of famous Cuban musicians led by Ry Cooder, this documentary takes a loving, respectful journey into the histories and sounds of some of the world‚s most talented performers. In Spanish and English with English subtitles. Not Rated. (105 min.)

RUN LOLA RUN
Fri, 8/13 - Mon, 8/16 at 9 PM * Tues, 8/17 - Thurs, 8/19 at 7 PM
Lola‚s boyfriend calls with news that if she doesn‚t come up with a large sum of money in 20 minutes, he will be killed. The director makes a shift in story to show what could happen if some events occurred with subtle differences. In German with English subtitles. Rated R. (85 min.)

Clark Art Institute and Images Cinema present:
EMIGRANTS
Sun, 8/15 at 2 PM
This famous 1971 film does a brilliant job of attaching humanity to the hardships of working the land and the consequences it brings. In Swedish with English subtitles. Rated PG. (151 min.)

SPIKE AND MIKE‚S CLASSIC ANIMATION CELEBRATION 1999
Fri, 8/20 - Thurs, 8/26 at 7 PM
The fabulous duo, Spike and Mike compile and distribute collections of some of the best animated short films ever made. Though not all the shorts are geared toward children, families will truly enjoy seeing this collection together. Not Rated. (100 min.)

GET REAL
Fri, 8/20 - Thurs, 8/26 at 9 PM
When a gay high school student falls in love with the school jock, the pain of being young and in love becomes apparent. This creative film does an excellent job of portraying some of the self-doubt and excruciating realizations of young love. Rated R. (110 min.)

Clark Art Institute and Images Cinema present:
DAYS OF HEAVEN
Sun, 8/22 at 2 PM
A trio heads to Texas the summer before WWI to work, and meets a farmer who takes them in. A triangle of jealousy and pain occurs as their emotions create a landscape of their own. Rated PG. (95 min.)

SUMMER OF SAM
Fri & Sat, 8/27-28 at 7 & 9:30 PM * Sun, 8/29 - Thurs, 9/2 at 7:30 PM During the summer of 1977, while much of the country was dancing the night away, one serial killer was terrifying NYC. Summer of Sam is not a fascination with the killer himself, but instead an illustration of the experiences of a dysfunctional couple. Rated R. (142 min.)