Spring 2018 Schedule below. Fall 2018 Schedule coming soon!

Mondays at 7:15 pm, at the Roxy Theater at 20 Main St. in Potsdam, NY.

2/5 Battle of the Sexes (2017, USA, d. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris) 121 min PG-13
Up against chauvinist attitudes and massively unequal prize money, women’s tennis champ Billie Jean King sets out to show that women athletes are as good as men both in athletic ability and in public appeal. Ex-champ Bobby Riggs challenges her to a match in a publicity stunt in 1973 that, as David Sims (The Atlantic) points out, “became symbolic of a generational war over gender roles” that is still “frighteningly relevant today.” (Some sexual content, partial nudity)

2/12 Faces Places / Visages Villages (2017, France, d. JR and Agnès Varda) 89 min PG
At the age of 89, renowned filmmaker Agnes Varda teams up with French photographer and environmental artist JR, to photograph and talk to a variety of villagers in agricultural and industrial towns in northern France. A.O. Scott (New York Times) says Varda invites us to “reflect on the passage of time and the nature of memory, on the mutability of friendship and the durability of art, on the dignity of labor and the fate of the European working class.  David Ehrlich of IndieWire calls it ”magnificently moving, funny, life-affirming, and altogether wonderful.” (Brief nudity, thematic elements)

2/26 The Princess Bride (1987, USA, d. Rob Reiner) 98 min PG
For those who might have missed it, or want to again enjoy all the lines that might be fading from their memory, here is The Princess Bride, a sweet and funny bedtime story about the most beautiful woman in the world and the man she loves. Luke Y. Thompson (New Times LA) said when the movie came out, “You’d better believe the midnight movie crowd will remember almost all of it”; Peter Bradshaw said in The Guardian when Bride celebrated its thirtieth anniversary this past October, “the wit, fun, charm and idealism are fresher than ever.” (Language, some violence, blood)

3/5 The Florida Project (2017, USA, d. Sean Baker) 111 min R
Sean Baker (Tangerine) sets aside his iPhone in favor of a more conventional camera to tell the story of six-year-old Moonie, who lives in a run down motel in Orlando (managed by Willem Dafoe) just beyond the opulent pleasures of Disney World. She spends her summer looking for mischief and the occasional ice cream in the company of her young friends, and trying to connect with her rebellious mother. Ty Burr of the Boston Globe calls The Florida Project “in nerve, guts, heart, and mind - one of the finest films of 2017.”
(Language, disturbing behavior, sexual references, some drug material)

3/12 Human Flow (2017, Germany, d. Ai Weiwei) 140 min PG-13
In his largest project so far, renowned artist-director Ai Weiwei traveled to 23 countries and employed a crew of 200.  Shooting vast landscapes, great swaths of humanity and tight close-ups, Ai invites viewers to expand their perspective on the plight of refugees, with the understanding that as some find safe living spaces, even more are soon to be displaced. As reviewer Ben Sachs (Chicago Reader) points out, “Ai wants viewers to think of refugee crises as a single issue facing all humanity . . .The current efforts of stable nations to host refugees aren’t enough to tackle a problem this vast.” (Thematic material, disturbing images)

3/19 The Breadwinner (2017, Ireland/Canada/Luxembourg, d. Nora Twomey) 94 min PG-13
Based on the best selling novel of the same name, The Breadwinner tells the story of a young Afghan girl who, after losing her father, must disguise herself as a boy to provide for her family. This tale’s stunning animation is matched by its unflinching honesty, inspiring to all ages with its message of hope and empowerment in the face of oppression. Produced by Angelina Jolie, “The Breadwinner reminds us yet again that the best of animation takes us anywhere at any time and makes us believe” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times).  (thematic material including some violent images)

3/26 Quest (2017, USA, d. Jonathan Olshefski) 104 min NR
Filmed over nearly a decade, Quest tells the story of one family and their unwavering devotion to their neighborhood. Chronicling the life and struggles of an independent hip-hop producer in North Philadelphia, the film has been heralded for its vérité intimacy, beauty, and exploration of race and class. David Fear in Rolling Stone says Quest “speaks volumes about working-class life and the necessity of community, parenting, perseverance, speaking out, speaking up, hope.“ (some violence)

4/9 The Square (2017, Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark, d. Ruben Östlund) 142 min R
Twenty first century Modern Art does not just hang prettily on the wall - but it might be better for a museum curator if that’s where it stayed. While setting up a new art installation called The Square, Christian’s professional and personal life is thrown into existential upheaval in a mix of sex, misunderstanding, and misplaced elitism. Hilarious and sometimes uncomfortable, the film won the Palm d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and has been called “a suavely merciless take-down of the decadence of the contemporary art world” (Owen Glieberman,Variety). (language, some strong sexual content, brief violence)

4/16 Marjorie Prime (2017, USA, d. Michael Almereyda) 99 min NR
In the not-so-distant future, technology allows people to interact with holograms of their deceased loved ones. When Marjorie’s memory starts failing her, the hologram of her dead husband causes a rift between family members who can’t come to terms with Marjorie’s impending final days. Featuring stellar performances by Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Tim Robbins, and Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime is at once immediate and timeless, embracing nostalgia while subverting it. Anne Hornaday writes in The Washington Post, “as a sly chamber piece, it reassures and unsettles in equal, exquisitely calibrated measure.” (themes, language, brief nudity)

4/23 Ingrid Goes West (2017, USA, d. Matt Spicer) 98 min R
The inimitable Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) takes her comedic wit to the dark side in Ingrid Goes West.  When social media sociopath Ingrid moves to California to befriend an Instagram superstar, she becomes part of a world ruled by hashtags, mistaking likes for genuine human connection. This “daring comedy with a very sharp bite” (Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com) won Sundance’s Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. (language throughout, drug use, some sexual content and disturbing behavior)

Our mission:

Cinema 10 has three main goals: 1) to bring films to the area which are significant artistically, socially or politically, but which generally are not popular enough in the mass market to reach our theaters, with an emphasis on current international and American independent films; 2) to increase cultural diversity in an area relatively isolated culturally and ethnically; 3) to increase the public's awareness of film as an art form.

Cinema 10 is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.