Pulp Fiction + Q&A with Special Guest Janet Maslin

Today Sep 23
  • Today Sep 23

Today Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm: Join us for a new series featuring outstanding classic films on select Tuesday evenings once a month. John Farr, Founder of the Playhouse and Creator of bestmoviesbyfarr.com, will introduce and give a short talk about each film before the lights go down. After screenings, guests are invited to join him for “Farr @The Bar” – drinks and casual conversation following the film in the Playhouse Cafe.

Director: Quentin Tarantino Run Time: 165 min. Format: Digital Rating: R

Starring: Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Ving Rhames

Mon Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm: Join us for Classic Tuesdays, a popular series featuring outstanding classic films. John Farr, Founder of the Playhouse and Creator of bestmoviesbyfarr.com, will introduce and give a short talk about the film before the lights go down. This month we are thrilled to include former New York Times film critic Janet Maslin in our post-film Q&A. Ms. Maslin will speak about her interactions with Quentin Tarantino ....

Halston, Screening Event + Q&A

Thu Sep 26
  • Thu Sep 26

Run Time: 105 min.

Join us for a screening of the documentary "Halston", followed by a Q& A with Karen Bjornson (known as Halston’s “muse” throughout his career), Roland Ballester (Producer) and Frederic Tcheng (Director).

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Fri Sep 27
  • Fri Sep 27
  • Sat Sep 28
  • Sun Sep 29
  • Mon Sep 30
  • Tue Oct 1
  • Wed Oct 2
  • Thu Oct 3

Director: Nick Broomfield Run Time: 102 min. Format: Digital Rating: R

Starring: Helle Goldman, John Lissauer, Judy Collins, Leonard Cohen, Marianne Ihlen

"Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love" is a beautiful yet tragic love story between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen. Their love began on the idyllic Greek island of Hydra in 1960 as part of a bohemian community of foreign artists, writers, and musicians. The film follows their relationship from the early days on Hydra, a humble time of “free love” and open marriage, to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.

In Her Own Words: A Play Reading

Sun Sep 29
  • Sun Sep 29

Run Time: 90 min.

In Her Own Words – Women Refugee Stories on Stage is devised by Beth Blatt from interviews conducted with...

Judy

Fri Oct 4
  • Fri Oct 4
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  • Thu Oct 10

Director: Rupert Goold Run Time: 118 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG-13

Starring: Finn Wittrock, Jessie Buckley, Michael Gambon, Renee Zellweger, Rufus Sewell

In Winter 1968, showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform a five-week sold-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in "The Wizard of Oz," but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of love seem undimmed as she embarks on a whirlwind romance with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love, and the sheer pizzazz of "the world's greatest entertainer."

Honeyland

Fri Oct 4
  • Fri Oct 4
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  • Thu Oct 10

Director: Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska Run Time: 87 min. Format: Digital Language: Turkish

Starring: Hatidze Muratova, Hussein Sam, Ljutvie Sam, Nazife Muratova

Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice. The most awarded film out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, "Honeyland" is an epic, visually stunning portrait of the delicate balance between nature and humanity that has something sweet for everyone.

“Finding Mrs Ford,” Author Event with Deborah Royce

Tue Oct 8
  • Tue Oct 8

Run Time: 60 min.

Pre-event Reception at 6pm, Reading at 6:30. Mrs. Ford leads a privileged life.  Early one morning in the...

David Crosby: Remember My Name

Fri Oct 11
  • Fri Oct 11
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  • Sun Oct 13
  • Mon Oct 14
  • Tue Oct 15
  • Wed Oct 16
  • Thu Oct 17

Director: A.J. Eaton Run Time: 95 min. Format: Digital Rating: R

Starring: David Crosby, Graham Nash, Neil Young, Roger McGuinn, Stephen Stills

David Crosby reflects on his life of music stardom while forging new paths to relevancy at his age of 77 in this deeply personal documentary.

Screenagers – The Next Chapter

Sun Oct 13
  • Sun Oct 13

Run Time: 100 min.

Presented in conjunction with the Foundation for Bedford Central Schools From the director of SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in...

Beetlejuice

Mon Oct 14
  • Mon Oct 14

Director: Tim Burton Run Time: 92 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Catherine O'Hara, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder

What's a couple of stay-at-home ghosts to do when their beloved home is taken over by trendy yuppies? They call on Beetlejuice, the afterlife's freelance bio-exorcist, to scare off the family, and everyone gets more than she, he or it bargains for!

Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk (Screening + Mini Golf)

Wed Oct 16
  • Wed Oct 16

Run Time: 80 min. Format: Digital

Filmmaker Jason Baffa examines the personal bonds and dynamic relationships that form between golfers and caddies.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Opens in October

Run Time: 115 min.

Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. Miles was a singular force of nature, the very embodiment of cool....

The Searchers

Tue Oct 22
  • Tue Oct 22

Director: John Ford Run Time: 119 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG

Starring: Jeffrey Hunter, John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Three years after the Civil War, veteran Ethan Edwards (Wayne) returns to his frontier home, where he's greeted by his jubilant family, including Martin (Hunter), a part-Cherokee adoptee, now grown, who owes his life to Ethan. Tragedy strikes when a local tribe attacks the farm, brutally murders Ethan's brother and sister-in-law, and carts off their young daughter Debbie (Wood). Ethan and Martin immediately saddle up and set out to search for her, with no idea that the journey will take them as far as Canada — and last seven years.

A Bronx Tale, Screening + Q&A with Chazz Palminteri

Thu Oct 24
  • Thu Oct 24

Director: Robert De Niro Run Time: 122 min. Format: Digital Rating: R

Starring: Chazz Palminteri, Francis Capra, Joe Pesci, Lillo Brancato, Robert De Niro

In Robert De Niro's stunning directorial debut, a devoted father battles a local crime boss for the life of his son. Growing up on the racially divided mean streets of 1960s New York, 11-year-old Italian-American Calogero idolizes sophisticated local mob boss Sonny (Chazz Palminteri), despite stern warnings from his working-class father (Robert De Niro). When Calogero gets older and defies his dad in order to join Sonny's dangerous gang, he finds that life is never black and white. Funny, touching and explosively honest, A Bronx Tale is a provocative coming-of-age story you won't soon forget.

Official Secrets

Opens in October

Director: Gavin Hood Run Time: 112 min.

Starring: Indira Varma, Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes

The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Royal Opera House: Don Giovanni

Tue Oct 29
  • Tue Oct 29

Run Time: 210 min. Format: Digital

  Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece,...

Honey Boy, Advance Screening + Q&A with Daniela Lundberg

Tue Oct 29
  • Tue Oct 29
7:00 pm Speakers

Run Time: 93 min. Format: Digital

October 29 – SAVE THE DATE / Reserve by email: RSVP@Bedfordplayhouse.org Free Admission, First Come First Served "Honey Boy" Screening + Q&A with Producer Daniela Lundberg. When Amazon Films snapped up "Honey Boy” at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the buzz started to swirl about the semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama inspired by Shia LaBeouf’s stormy relationship with stardom -- and his abusive father. The film earned a standing ovation and admirable reviews, particularly for Labeouf’s performance as his own father and for Noah Jupe’s star turn as a child actor on the rise.

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

Opens in November

Director: Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein Run Time: 95 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG-13

Starring: Bonnie Raitt, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt

In "Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice," Ronstadt is our guide through her early years of singing Mexican canciones with her family, her folk days with the Stone Poneys, and her reign as the rock queen of the ‘70s and early ’80s. She was a pioneer for women in the male-dominated music industry, a passionate advocate for human rights, and had a high-profile romance with California Governor Jerry Brown. Ultimately, her singing voice was stilled by illness and forced her into retirement but her music and influence remain as timeless as ever. With moving performance footage and appearances by friends and collaborators including Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne, "Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice" celebrates an artist whose desire to share the music she loved made generations of fans fall in love with her — and the sound of her voice.

Raising Millennials Comedy Show

Thu Nov 7
  • Thu Nov 7

Run Time: 120 min.

“Raising Millennials (It’s Our Own Damn Fault!)”  Baby Boomers!  Generation X, Gen Y and Z!   And now...

The Black Stallion

Mon Nov 11
  • Mon Nov 11

Director: Carroll Ballard Run Time: 118 min. Format: Digital Rating: G

Starring: Clarence Muse, Hoyt Axton, Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr

When a shipwreck leaves Alec, a courageous young boy, and "the Black," a wild Arabian stallion, stranded on a desolate island, the two share a frightening adventure of survival which forges a lasting bond of friendship between them. Upon their rescue, Alec and the magnificent horse continue their adventures when they join forces with ex-jockey and horse trainer Henry Dailey. Recognizing the winning combination of the Black's remarkable spirit and Alec's unwavering devotion to his friend, Dailey takes both under his wing and prepares them to go head-to-head with the world's best thoroughbreds in "the race of the century."

The Third Man

Tue Nov 19
  • Tue Nov 19

Director: Carol Reed Run Time: 104 min.

Starring: Alida Valli, Bernard Lee, Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard

Holly Martins (Cotten) travels to the rubble of post-World War II Vienna to unravel the mysterious demise of old friend Harry Lyme (Welles). He starts with few clues, and the little information he can gather from various sources simply doesn't hang together. In this treacherous world of deception and black marketeering, Holly perseveres, aided by a police inspector (Howard) who'd also like answers. Is Harry Lyme really dead, and if not, why fake his own death?

It’s a Wonderful Life

Sun Dec 8
  • Sun Dec 8

Director: Frank Capra Run Time: 135 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG

Starring: Donna Reed, Henry Travers, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Presented in 4K! George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence, who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all his good deeds over the years.

2019 Sundance Shorts

Sun Dec 8
  • Sun Dec 8
  • Tue Dec 10

Run Time: 96 min.

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a 96-minute theatrical program of 7 short films selected...

Elf

Thu Dec 12
  • Thu Dec 12

Director: Jon Favreau Run Time: 97 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG

Starring: Ed Asner, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel

Buddy (Will Ferrell) is different from all of Santa's other elves. For one thing, he's "a cotton-headed ninny muggins" when it comes to making toys. For another, he's 6'3". And the real clincher: he's human! So one special December, Buddy sets off on a holiday adventure to New York City in quest of his real dad. How Buddy finds his father (James Caan) and the meaning of Christmas is a joyous, jaunty, sweet-as-a-candy-cane gift for everyone who loves bright contemporary comedy - and timeless all-family classics.

Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker

Sun Dec 15
  • Sun Dec 15

Run Time: 135 min. Format: Digital

The Royal Ballet’s glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par...

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Tue Dec 17
  • Tue Dec 17

Director: John Huston Run Time: 126 min. Format: Digital

Starring: Barton MacLane, Bruce Bennet, Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt, Walter Huston

Fred Dobbs, Bob Curtin and Howard, three motley down-and-outers in Mexico (Bogart, Holt and Huston, respectively), pool their meager resources and set off to search for gold. Only Howard, a former prospector, really knows what he’s doing. Against all odds, the men get lucky and strike a vein. But just when things should start looking rosy, black clouds appear on the horizon. In having to protect and share their riches, the seeds of distrust are sown, particularly in an increasingly paranoid Dobbs.

The Bullish Farmer

Opens in January

Run Time: 79 min.

A documentary on sustainable agriculture which journeys into the life of a Wall Street investment banker turned farmer as he struggles to build and run a farm that is feeding his family and the community he has lived in his whole life.