Special Showing

2nd Annual JAWS Swim-A-Long

Saturday, July 1 at 8:30pm

Sand Springs Recreational Center

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Bruce is back! Images Cinema and Sand Springs Recreational Center present the Second Annual JAWS Swim-A-Long. Hang out in the deep end or just dangle your toes in the water as you watch Steven Spielberg’s shark munch his way through tourist season at this special poolside screening.

When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. More than 40 years after it first became one of the original summertime blockbusters, Jaws still thrills with its combination of shocks, humor and that unforgettable soundtrack.

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Jaws

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider

Based on Peter Benchley's best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg's 1975 shark saga set the standard for the New Hollywood popcorn blockbuster while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water.

When a young woman is killed by a shark while skinny-dipping near the New England tourist town of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody wants to close the beaches, but the mayor overrules him, fearing that the loss of tourist revenue will cripple the town. An ichthyologist and a grizzled ship captain Quint offer to help Brody capture the killer beast, and the trio engage in an epic battle of man vs. nature.

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Genre: Mystery, Drama

“Perhaps the most perfectly constructed horror story in our time.”

– Hollywood Reporter

Special Showing

2017 Sundance Short Film Tour

Tuesday, July 4 at 2:30 pm

One show only!

Free and open to the public!

As part of this year's Independence Day activities, the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce presents this collection of short films from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

For the full day's schedule, please visit williamstownchamber.com.

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2017 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour

Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films can go places full-length films rarely do. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, these seven films, all selections at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, celebrate the freedom of the genre in a variety of ways, from laugh-out-loud comedy to contemplative reflections of the world we live in.

5 Films About Technology
Written and directed by Peter Huang. 2016, Canada, 5 minutes.
Take a satirical look at the dumber side of technology.

Short Film Jury Award Winner: International Fiction
And The Whole Sky Fit In The Dead Cow's Eye
Written and directed by Francisca Alegría. 2016, Chile, U.S.A., 19 minutes. In Spanish with English subtitles
Emeteria is visited by the ghost of her patrón, Teodoro. She believes he has come to take her to the afterlife, but he actually has more devastating news.

Come Swim
Written and directed by Kristen Stewart. 2017, U.S.A., 17 minutes.
This is a diptych of one man's day, half impressionist and half realist portraits.

Short Film Jury Award Winner: U.S. Fiction
Lucia, Before and After
Written and directed by Anu Valia. 2016, U.S.A., 14 minutes.
After traveling 200 miles, a young woman waits out Texas's state-mandated 24-hour waiting period before her abortion can proceed.

Night Shift
Written and directed by Marshall Tyler. 2017, U.S.A., 15 minutes.
Get a glimpse into a day in the life of a bathroom attendant in a Los Angeles nightclub.

Pussy
Written and directed by Renata Gasiorowska. 2016, Poland, 9 minutes.
Alone at home one evening, a young girl decides to have a solo pleasure session, but not everything goes according to plan.

Ten Meter Tower
Directed by Maximilien Van Aertryck and Axel Danielson. 2016, Sweden, 16 minutes. In Swedish with English subtitles
People who have never been up a 10-meter diving tower must choose whether to jump or climb down in this entertaining study of people in a vulnerable position.

  • Rating: NR, but this program does contain adult themes and subject matters
  • Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes

Presented by the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce

Film Series

Family Flicks Under the Stars 2017

Sundays, July 9, 16 & 23

Morgan Lawn, at the top of Spring Street

Classic family films, outside and under the stars! Free and fun for all. BYO blankets, lawn chairs, bug spray, etc. Concessions will be available onsite. Movie starts at sundown, around 8:15pm.

July 9: Rear Window
July 16: Clueless
July 23: Finding Nemo
July 30: raindate

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Rear Window

Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter

Considered to be one of Alfred Hitchcock's best films, and one of the best films ever made, Rear Window is best seen on the big screen, an experience that will be enhanced by watching it outside on a summer night.

Professional photographer L.B. Jefferies broke his leg while on assignment and is confined to a wheelchair in his Greenwich Village apartment. He amuses himself by watching his neighbors across the courtyard. He takes note of the comings and goings of one neighbor in particular, and begins to suspect murder.

  • Director: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1 hour 57 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Suspense

“It's one of Alfred Hitchcock's inspired audience-participation films: watching it, you feel titillated, horrified, and, ultimately, purged.”

– New Yorker

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Clueless

Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Stacy Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

Alicia Silverstone, the It-girl of the early 1990s, stars in this classic retelling of Jane Austen's Emma, set in 1995 Beverly Hills. Cher seems to have it all, from a computerized closet to her best friend Dionne, but a new friendship and critiques from her ex-stepbrother lead her to realize she's... Clueless! Clueless is the epitome of 90s teen comedies and truly remains as fresh and funny as it was when it was first release.

  • Director: Amy Heckerling
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2 hour 37 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy

“Effervescent, unflappable, supremely pleased with herself, Cher (delightfully played by the much-publicized Alicia Silverstone) is the comic centerpiece of Clueless, a wickedly funny teen-age farce from writer-director Amy Heckerling that, like its heroine, turns out to have more to it than anyone could anticipate.”

– Los Angeles Times

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Finding Nemo

Starring: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould

This visually stunning underwater adventure follows the comedic and eventful journeys of a father who becomes separated from his son in the Great Barrier Reef.

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and his friendly but forgetful regal blue tang fish Dory to bring Nemo home -- meeting vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, hungry seagulls, and more along the way.

  • Director: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
  • Rating: G
  • Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure

“Pixar’s most effective amalgam of comedy, artistry and emotional pull.”

– Total Film

Family Flicks Under the Stars is presented by Images Cinema, the Spring Street Market & Café, and Camp Northwest Hill. This series is sponsored by the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce, Clark Art Institute, Pera Bistro, Purple Dragon Games, Mezze Bistro, Pine Cobble School, Ruby Spark, Water St. Books, and Wild Oats Community Market.

Special Showing

Stop Making Sense

Tuesday, July 19 at 7pm

Images Cinema joins 50 other art house cinema's to present Stop Making Sense, Jonathan Demme's beloved concert documentary of Talking Heads, in memory of the director, who died earlier this year, as a part of #CelebrateDemme.

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Stop Making Sense

Starring: David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison

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Universally acclaimed as one of the best concert films ever made, Stop Making Sense documents the groundbreaking Talking Heads at their peak in 1984, and was directed by Jonathan Demme. The art house community, which Jonathan adored so much, will band together to shine their projector lamps in unison on July 19 to celebrate the man whose work touched us all so deeply. Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, The Agronomist, I'm Carolyn Parker) died earlier this year.

  • Director: Jonathan Demme
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary

“Has there ever been a live concert film as vibrant or as brilliantly realized? I don't think so.”

– San Francisco Chronicle