Alamo Theatre

Movies playing at the Alamo Theatre
Fri 3 Mar, 6:00 pm
Fri 3 Mar, 9:00 pm
Sat 4 Mar, 6:00 pm
Sat 4 Mar, 9:00 pm
Sun 5 Mar, 2:00 pm
Sun 5 Mar, 6:00 pm

http://sonyclassics.com/tonierdmann/

Comedy/Drama
Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It's an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change doesn't help the two to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with corny pranks. What's worse are his little jabs at her routine lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany. Enter flashy "Toni Erdmann" - Winfried's smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines' professional life, claiming to be her CEO's life coach. As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn't hold back, but Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all.

162 minutes
R

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Fri 10 Mar, 6:00 pm
Fri 10 Mar, 8:45 pm
Sat 11 Mar, 6:00 pm
Sat 11 Mar, 8:45 pm
Sun 12 Mar, 2:00 pm
Sun 12 Mar, 6:00 pm

http://www.fencesmovie.com/

Drama

Some people build fences to keep people out — and other people build fences to keep people in. Academy Award® winner* Denzel Washington and Academy Award® winner Viola Davis deliver the “performance-driven masterpiece”** of the year in the film adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the film takes a passionate look at former Negro-league baseball player Troy Maxson (Washington) as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down. Washington's directorial triumph “connects with people on a deep, emotional level”*** and pulses with the universal truths of love and forgiveness, despite what lies beyond your own fence.

139 minutes
PG-13

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Sat 1 Apr, 3:30 pm
Sat 1 Apr, 6:00 pm
Sat 1 Apr, 8:30 pm

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival's New England Tour will be making its exclusive Maine tour stop at the historic Alamo Theatre on April 1!

The films will be paired this way for the time slots listed.

3:30pm
"The Best and Worst Days of George Morales' Unnaturally Long Life" [Narrative short - 24m]
"Broke" [Narrative Feature - 95m]
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6pm
"Pony" [Narrative Short - 31m]
"The Guys Next Door" [Documentary Feature - 74m]
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8:30pm
"Phil's Camino" [Documentary Short - 27m]
"Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith" [Documentary Feature - 103m]
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More about each film:

FEATURES

"Walk With Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith" http://middfilmfest.org/portfolio/walk-with-me-the-trials-of-damon-j-keith/ [Best Documentary]

Director: Jesse Nesser
103m

Description: Damon J. Keith was an ordinary “colored” man from Detroit. He became a controversial federal judge who would shape civil rights law and challenge a sitting president. Decades later, Judge Keith's rulings resonate in a nation still arguing about “which lives matter.” Now 94 years old and still a sitting U.S. Circuit Court judge, Judge Keith is a fascinating figure and his story may be the greatest story you’ve never heard. [Note: this was our Opening Night film and it received a 10 minute standing ovation. A brilliant, stirring work from a 24 year old filmmaker.]
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"Broke" http://middfilmfest.org/portfolio/broke/ [Best Narrative Drama]

Director: Heath Davis
95m

Description: A compelling redemption story of a disgraced Australian rugby star whose bottomed-out life haltingly turns around when he is "adopted" by a widower and his daughter. A quite moving portrayal of working class Sydney not typically seen by American audiences.
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"The Guys Next Door" http://middfilmfest.org/portfolio/the-guys-next-door/ [Audience Award - Documentary]

Director: Amy Geller and Allie Humenuk
74m

Description: “The Guys Next Door” is an intimate portrait of a real “Modern Family:” Meet Erik and Sandro, a gay couple whose friend Rachel is a surrogate for their two daughters. Rachel, who is in her mid-40s, is married to Tony and they have three children. Together, they form a unique extended family. Elegantly shot and edited, told with candor and humor, ”The Guys Next Door” is an inspiring story of family, friendship and gay rights. [Note: this feature doc won the MNFF Audience Award for Best Feature and was immensely popular. Very, very well done.]

SHORTS

"Phil's Camino" http://middfilmfest.org/portfolio/phils-camino/ [Best Short Documentary]

Director: Annie O'Neill and Jessica Lewis
27m

Description: Free spirit Phil is a man living with Stage 4 cancer and dreaming of walking the 500 mile spiritual pilgrimage Camino de Santiago across Spain. Unable to make the trip, he does the next best thing: he builds a camino in the forest behind his house, starts to walk, and traces his progress on a map. Phil’s journey is one of hope, acceptance, and freedom, and is sure to inspire anyone who has ever dreamed of doing something that sounded impossible. Upon reaching ‘Santiago de Compostela’ — without ever leaving his backyard — Phil gets a clean scan and his doctors grant him a ‘chemo holiday’, or permission to miss one chemo treatment. He now has 28 days to go and walk the ancient route in Spain. Along the way he realizes his true pilgrimage is the one he travels within.
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"Pony" http://middfilmfest.org/portfolio/pony/ [Audience Award - Narrative]

Director: Candice Carella
31m

Description: Claudia, a hardworking single mom, has to go out of town on an important last minute business trip, forcing her to leave her 5 year old daughter Miko with uncle Jeff, a rock musician in his 50’s who is still running on the fumes of his glory days. Spending the weekend looking after a spirited 5 year old, Jeff must suspend his delusions of grandeur and face reality. Miko is the catalyst for him to re-evaluate his life and reconnect with the inspiration that originally led him to music and he is able to gently guide her to a nascent understanding of life’s vicissitudes. [Note: this short won the MNFF Audience Award for Best Short and audiences thoroughly enjoyed its mix of humor, warmth and sentiment.]
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"The Best and Worst Days of George Morales' Unnaturally Long Life" http://middfilmfest.org/portfolio/the-best-and-worst-days-of-george-mora... [Best Short Narrative]

Director: Seth Cuddeback and Benjamin Dohrmann
24m

Description: George and Susie Morales own a restaurant in East Los Angeles and have been happily married for nearly forty years. They are also immortal. Their secret lies in a recipe for chicken mole. It has kept them from aging. It has kept them together. But when Susie decides that she would like to finally end her life, George is forced to make a difficult decision: join her in death, or face eternity alone. A lovely, allegorical film written and shot in a style that is a throwback to a gentler version of storytelling. Elegant, tender and slyly humorous all at the same time.

Individual sessions: $8 General Admission, $7 (Children [2-17] & Seniors [62+], $5 NHF Members.) All Access Pass to all sessions: $20, $17 and $13.