Special Event

Michele Ridgeway: Cat Paintings

8/19/2018–8/31/2018

The cat paintings call to mind stylized historical portrait paintings. created in oils with bold simple colors and subtle features. As a group, the cats create conversations and conflicts. Individually, each cat expresses human emotion albeit without human facial features. On display in Images Cinema's lobby for the month of August

Special Event

1000th Member Membership Drive

8/19/2018–8/31/2018

We’re an 102-year-old cinema and going strong. Our membership numbers are at an historic high, but we need your help to get us to a landmark 1000 members.

If you’re already a member, renew!
If you’re a lapsed member, re-join!
If you’re not yet a member, become one!

All new members and renewing members from July 4 until we reach 1000 will be entered into a raffle to win
* the opportunity to program a public film event *
* an Images Cinema tote bag filled with goodies
* a lunch planning meeting wtih Images Cinema’s Executive and Managing Directors

All new and renewing members during this drive will receive
* a special wild card pass for movies and popcorn
* an extra month of free membership added to your account
* all of our regular membership benefits, as listed in the membership brochure

Join in our box office or at imagescinema.org today!

* restrictions may apply regarding film choice.

Special Event

Lucy Rollins

9/1/2018–9/30/2018

Artist Reception with Lucy Rollins — September 6, 2018 5:30 PM

Lucy Rollins in inspired by the delightful, endearing, and awkward nature of human interaction as well as the wonder of the outdoors. She hopes to provide some honesty and comedy through these spirited creatures and their thoughts. Lucy is a part-time artist and part-time vegetable farmer. She is grateful to call Williamstown, MA her home.

Special Showing

Shock & Awe

Thursday, September 13 at 7pm

Based on the true events of Knight Ridder journalists, including John Walcott (Williams College 1971), who in 2003 investigated the truth of weapons of mass destruction, the justification for the Iraq War.

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Shock and Awe

Starring: Woody Harrelson, James Marsden, Rob Reiner, Tommy Lee Jones, Jessica Biel

Admission is free

The film is based on the true events of Knight Ridder journalists who were the only ones who “got it right” in the lead-up to the 2003 Iraq War when they questioned the true nature of the Bush White House’s justification for the conflict.

Immediately after 9/11, the US government under George W. Bush, began maneuvering and mobilizing for an invasion of Iraq. Without any firm evidence, a campaign was launched that took over almost the entire American media machine. However, four fearless reporters from the press agency Knight Ridder refused to jump on the propaganda bandwagon. Raising questions that nobody else dared to ask, they reported on the dubious basis for the war plans. Under immense pressure they maintained their integrity – even in the face of bitter scorn and hate. Director Rob Reiner brings the true story of journalists Jonathan Landay, Warren Strobel, John Walcott and Joe Galloway to the screen and tells a tale about courage and honesty during a thought-provoking chapter of American history.

  • Director: Rob Reiner
  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Genre: Drama

“Shock and Awe reminds us that journalism is essential, but also fragile. Sometimes journalists tell the truth, and no one is interested. Sometimes everybody is looking in the wrong direction.”

– San Francisco Chronicle

Sponsored by Williams College Alumni Relations

Special Showing

The Big Bad Fox

Saturday, September 22 + Sunday, September 23

From the creators of the Academy Award-nominated Ernest & Celestine comes another hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits destined to become a classic.

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The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales

Matinee shows in English
Sunday 8pm show in French with English subtitles

From the creators of the Academy Award-nominated Ernest & Celestine comes another hilarious, heartwarming tale of animal misfits destined to become a classic. The countryside isn’t always as calm and peaceful as it’s made out to be, and the animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus. If you think life in the country is a walk in the park, think again! Directors Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert adapt Renner’s own acclaimed graphic novel into a delirious, delightful triptych of interlocking stories, with a pacing and visual spontaneity that harkens back to classic Looney Tunes shorts and slapstick two-reelers. But underneath the gags (and there are plenty of them), the three stories offer a sensitive and beautiful portrayal of family and the anxieties of modern life.

  • Director: Benjamin Renner, Patrick Imbert
  • Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes
  • Genre: Animation, Family

“A balance of absurdity and insight is crucial to each adventure, which hews close to Looney Tunes... offbeat gags, ample emotion and parallels with human nature all go hand-in-hand.”

– The Screen Daily