Mondays at 7pm
You voted, we listened. These are the six audience-nominated classic films that received the most audience votes! All films will be presented in full Digital Cinema splendor. Tickets are regular admission prices.
Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah
Based on the novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Philip K. Dick, Blade Runner is a haunting look at reality, memory and mortality set against the dystopian future of Los Angeles, 2019.
Rick Deckard is a former Blade Runner called out of retirement to hunt and kill four Replicants who have returned to Earth on a killing spree, determined to meet their maker, Dr. Tyrell. Through his investigation, Decker meets Rachel, Dr. Tyrell's mysterious assistant.
- Director: Ridley Scott
- Rating: R
- Runtime: 1 hour 57 minutes
- Genre: Sci-Fi
“A truly extraordinary, densely imagined version of both the future and the present, with a look and taste all its own.”
– Chicago Reader
The Classic Series is sponsored by the Fund for Williamstown, of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
The Hunting Ground
April 30, May 2, 3, 4
From the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team behind THE INVISIBLE WAR, comes a startling exposé of sexual assault on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families.
The Hunting Ground
From the makers of The Invisible War comes a startling expose of rape crimes on US campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. Weaving together verite footage and first person testimonies, the film follows the lives of several undergraduate assault survivors as they attempt to pursue - despite incredible push back, harassment and traumatic aftermath - both their education and justice.
Not only is The Hunting Ground a powerful film, it is an excellent opportunity to educate and engage in dialogue concerning the issue of sexual assault. Images Cinema has invited representatives from community organizations and schools to speak after each screening.
Anticipated speakers include:
Thursday, April 30: Meg Bossong, Director of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Williams College; a representative from The Rape and Sexual Assault Network
Saturday, May 2: Deborah Parkington, Director of Programs, the Elizabeth Freeman Center
Sunday, May 3: Becca Bradburd, Director of Operations, the Elizabeth Freeman Center; Mary Molleur, the Elizabeth Freeman Center
Monday, May 4: Meg Bossong, Director of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Williams College
- Director: Kirby Dick
- Rating: PG-13
- Runtime: 1 hour 44 minutes
- Genre: Documentary
“This is an emotionally devastating piece of advocacy journalism, as it should be. It should also be mandatory viewing for both college-age teens and their parents.”
– Austin Chronicle
The Last Unicorn
Saturday, May 9 at 11am
Digitally restored version with an in-person introduction by author/screenwriter Peter S. Beagle
The Last Unicorn
Starring: Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, Angela Lansbury, Alan Arkin, Robert Klein, Keenan Wynn, René Auberjonois
In a mystical land of witches and wizards, the demonic Red Bull has imprisoned all the unicorns—well, all except one. Determined to save her captive brothers and sisters, the last unicorn leaves the safety of her enchanted forest and, accompanied by a well-meaning but novice magician, embarks on an adventure that has enthralled audiences for over 30 years.
As the voice of the last unicorn, Mia Farrow leads an amazing cast that includes Jeff Bridges, Christopher Lee, Angela Lansbury, Alan Arkin and Robert Klein. Directed by animation legends Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass, the film is gorgeously animated by Topcraft, a Japanese anime company that would eventually transform into Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli.
Digitally restored and back on the big screen where it was meant to be seen, The Last Unicorn will be introduced in-person by legendary Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author and screenwriter Peter S. Beagle, who based his screenplay on his own 1968 novel. Beagle, who began writing the fantasy classic here in the Berkshires, will answer questions, meet fans and sign books and posters. “When I began work on this story, just over 50 years ago, I never imaged it would go on to reach so many people or affect them so deeply. I love getting to share my characters in person with others who care about them as much as I do.”
- Director: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
- Rating: G
- Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes
- Genre: Animation
“The Last Unicorn is an unusual children's film in many respects, the chief one being that it is unusually good. This animated fable also features a cast that would do any live-action film proud, a visual style noticeably different from that of other children's fare, and a story filled with genuine sweetness and mystery.”
– Janet Maslin, The New York Times