Special Showing

Not In Our Town

Wednesday, April 26 at 7pm

To make the Berkshires more welcoming to people under increased threat, Greylock Together is partnering with Gwendolyn Hampton-VanSant from Multicultural BRIDGE to host a viewing of the short documentary "Not In Our Town" followed by discussion on inclusiveness and what we can do to make others more at home in our region. We'll ask for a minimum donation of $5 per person to defray costs.

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Not In Our Town

This critically acclaimed PBS special sparked a national movement against hate and intolerance and tells the uplifting story of how the residents of Billings, Montana, joined together when their neighbors were threatened by white supremacists.

In 1993, Billings was rocked with a wave of hate crimes. The residents of Billings, the faith community, government leaders, labor, and community organizations pulled together to stand against hate and intolerance and to say: "NOT IN OUR TOWN". It was a movement that inspired a documentary series that has engaged communities around the world. We are here to carry forth and advance that legacy.

  • Runtime: 27 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary

This event is presented by Greylock Together and Multicultural BRIDGE

Special Showing

Bionic Stride

Saturday, April 29 at 2:30pm

Bionic Stride follows double above knee amputee Clara Gardner as she travels from the U.S. to Australia for transformative surgery. Local filmmakers Augusta Rose and Joe Aidonidis will be in attendance.

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Bionic Stride

Starring: Clara Gardner

There is a suggested donation of $5 that will go directly to the filmmakers for finishing funds.

On August 2nd, 2008, a drunk driver slammed into Clara Gardner and pinned her against another car. The accident would take both of her legs above the knee and subsequently change her life. At the point of her double amputation, doctors told Clara she would never walk again. She has since proved them wrong. After initially being confined to a wheelchair, Clara persevered until she was able to walk again. Frustrated by the pain associated with the standard prosthetics used in the United States, she was thrilled to learn about a transformative new technology available in Australia, called Osseointegration. Local filmmakers Augusta Rose and Joe Aidonidis document Clara's inspiring journey towards rehabilitation and a pain-free future.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/bionicstride and bionicstride.com.

  • Director: Augusta Rose, Joe Aidonidis
  • Runtime: 30 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary

Special Showing

Fractured Land

Wednesday, May 3 at 7pm

A young indigenous leader confronts the fractures in his community as he fights to reconcile traditional teachings with the law to protect the land.

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Fractured Land

Starring: Caleb Behn

What would it be like to live alongside one of the shapers of human events, in their youth, before they transformed history? In Fractured Land, we follow Caleb Behn, a young Dene lawyer who may become one of this generation’s great leaders, if he can discover how to reconcile the fractures within himself, his community and the world around him, blending modern tools of the law with ancient wisdom.

Caleb sports a Mohawk and tattoos, hunts moose, and wears a business suit. His father is a devout environmentalist and residential school survivor. His mother is in a senior position in the oil and gas industry. His people, at the epicenter of some of the largest fracking operations on earth, are deeply divided. How does Caleb balance their need for jobs with his sacred duty to defend their territory? He has arrived at a key moment in history, sees the contradictions, and wants to reconcile them.

  • Director: Damien Gillis, Fiona Rayher
  • Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary

“The filmmakers and subjects want to shake the audience awake. They're daring Canadians to not shy away from soaking in a portrait of a Canada trying to move forward with strained First Nations relations while precariously balancing the economic benefits of energy development, damning environmental reports and mounting domestic and international criticism.”

– Huffington Post

This film is presented by the Williams College Davis Center as part of their year-long Social Change Film Series.

Special Showing

Jurassic Park

Saturday, May 13 at 2pm

Bright Young Things: Exploring the World Around Us is a continuation of our monthly family friendly film series, and presented as part of Science on Screen®, an initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

The film will be introduced by Williams College Assistant Professor of Geosciences Phoebe Cohen with "Beyond Jurassic Park: What's Paleontology Really About?"

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Jurassic Park

Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Ariana Richards, Joseph Mazzello

The film will be introduced by Williams College Assistant Professor of Geosciences Phoebe Cohen with "Beyond Jurassic Park: What's Paleontology Really About?"

Paleontologists Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler, and mathematician Ian Malcolm are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. The park's mastermind, billionaire John Hammond, assures everyone that the facility is safe, and even brings his grandchildren along. But they soon find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt.

Phoebe Cohen is an Assistant Professor of Geosciences at Williams College, where she has been teaching and doing research since 2012. Phoebe received her B.A. in Earth Systems Science from Cornell University and her Ph.D. from Harvard University. Phoebe’s research has taken her to the Yukon, Australia, and Namibia. She studies how life went from being single-celled to multicellular by looking at microscopic fossils from before the evolution of animals. She lives in Pownal, VT with her husband and her pit bull.

Beyond Jurassic Park: What's paleontology really about?
Dinosaurs are exciting, big, fierce, and extinct (except in Jurassic Park!). But did you know that paleontologists study lots of other extinct things in addition to dinosaurs? We’ll learn about what fossils are, how they’re formed, and what paleontologists can learn from them. We will also get to touch fossils of animals and plants that have been dead for millions of years - some even older than the dinosaurs!

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2 hours 7 minutes
  • Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction

“For dinosaurs to rule the earth again, the monsters needed majesty as well as menace. And Spielberg got it all right.”

– Time

Bright Young Things: Exploring the World Around Us is a continuation of our monthly family friendly film series, and presented as part of Science on Screen®, an initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

Special Showing

A Birder's Guide to Everything

Saturday, May 27 at 2pm

Bright Young Things: Exploring the World Around Us is a continuation of our monthly family friendly film series, and presented as part of Science on Screen®, an initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

Join Leslie Reed-Evans for a bird walk, to learn about bird behavior and bird watching skills, starting at on Saturday, May 27 at 7:30 AM by the pond at Cole field, the Williams College playing field. Please register by emailing janet@imagescinema.org.

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A Birder's Guide to Everything

Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, James Le Gros, Katie Chang, Ben Kingsley

Join Leslie Reed-Evans for a bird walk and learn about bird behavior and bird watching skills on Saturday, May 27 at 7:30 AM by the pond at Cole Field, the Williams College playing field. Please register by emailing janet@imagescinema.org. The film will screen at 2 PM at Images.

David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history. In an uncharacteristic lucky break, the pretty new girl in school winds up joining David and his posse as they steal a cousin's Cabriolet and set out on a journey of adventure and mishap.

Join Leslie Reed-Evans for a bird walk, learn about bird behavior and bird watching skills, and maybe we'll find our own rare bird! This bird walk will start on Saturday, May 27 at 7:30 AM by the pond at Cole field, the Williams College playing field. Please register by emailing janet@imagescinema.org. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear shoes that can get wet or muddy. Heavy rain cancels.

Naturalist Leslie Reed-Evans has been leading bird and nature walks around the area for more than 20 years. She is currently Executive Director of the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation.

  • Director: Rob Meyer
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes
  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy

“This gentle comedy, the first feature directed by Rob Meyer, is an eye opener for anyone who takes the everyday natural world for granted. It is also a quiet brief for the cultivation of intellectual curiosity and scientific exploration.”

– New York Times

Bright Young Things: Exploring the World Around Us is a continuation of our monthly family friendly film series, and presented as part of Science on Screen®, an initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

Special Showing

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Saturday, June 17 at 2pm

Bright Young Things: Exploring the World Around Us is a continuation of our monthly family friendly film series, and presented as part of Science on Screen®, an initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.

There will be an introduction by Williams College Professor of Physics William Wootters, asking the question, "Does The Past Actually Exist."

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin

There will be an introduction by Williams College Professor of Physics William Wootters, asking the question, "Does The Past Actually Exist."

Bill Preston and Ted Logan are two totally excellent dudes facing one most heinous history exam. With the help of Rufus an ultra-cool messenger in a time traveling phone booth, the triumphant two-some bag a bevy of historical heavy weights like the "Bodacious Philosopher Socrates, "One Very Excellent Barbarian" Genghis Khan, the "Short Dead Dude" Napoleon and Noah's Wife Joan of Arc to stage the most hysterical high school project ever. History's about to be rewritten by two guys who can't even spell.

Bill Wootters teaches physics at Williams College and does research in the foundations of quantum mechanics and in quantum information theory (the theory underlying the prospect of a quantum computer). One idea that has emerged from his work (with collaborators) is the possibility of “quantum teleportation,” a process in which a quantum state is transported from one object to another without travelling through the intervening space. Bill has not done any research on time travel, but he has seen it happen in several movies.

Does The Past Actually Exist?
In the movie, high-school students Bill and Ted use a time machine to travel into the past, where they find famous historical figures whom they bring back to the 1980’s to participate in their history report. The notion of time travel raises all sorts of interesting questions, beginning with an intriguing philosophical question: does the past actually exist? If it doesn’t exist, how could anyone go there, and how could Beethoven, for example, still be available for Bill and Ted’s report? Physics doesn’t answer this question, nor does it tell us whether, even if the past does exist, one could build a time machine to get there. But it does have a few things to say on the subject. For example, our current understanding of the laws of physics tells us how, in principle, we who are living now could travel to the year 3000. (It would not be easy! We would have to travel at nearly the speed of light.) Getting ourselves back to the present moment would be harder, maybe impossible, but physicists over the years have been happy to publish ideas about that problem as well.

  • Director: Stephen Herek
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Adventure

“Extremely silly and good natured.”

– Time Out

Bright Young Things: Exploring the World Around Us is a continuation of our monthly family friendly film series, and presented as part of Science on Screen®, an initiative of the COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE, with major support from the ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION.