Potsdam Cinema 10 begins fall season with The Beatles' first film
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 8:37 am

POTSDAM -- Cinema 10 begins its fall 2014 season Monday, Sept. 8, with “A Hard Day’s Night,” the Beatles' first film, in a digital restoration celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s film debut.

The plot involves the difficulties of getting the Fab Four to a live performance. Shot in black and white, the film has a cinema verite feel, with the zaniness of the situations in full bloom.

All shows run Mondays at 7:15 p.m. at the Roxy Theater, 20 Main St.

Tickets are $4.50 for general admission or $35 per season. Tickets for students and seniors are $3.50, or $25 per season.

For more information visit cinema10.org. The remainder of the season schedule follows:

• Sept. 15 “Obvious Child” features SNL alumnus Jenny Slate playing twenty-something comedian Donna Stern, who uses her own life as material for her raunchy stage humor.

• Sept. 22 “Fed Up” is a documentary that examines the food industry’s role in America’s obesity epidemic with a focus on the harmful effects of sugar on the human body.

• Sept. 29 “Ida” is set in Poland in 1961 during the Stalinist dictatorship, the film follows the story of Anna, an orphan raised in a convent.

• Oct. 6 “The Hungry Heart” is a documentary that explores the struggles of treatment and the every day sufferers of addiction who might appear normal to the naked eye.

• Oct. 20 “Cesar Chavez” tells the story of the Mexican-American civil rights leader and labor organizer, who is torn between his family responsibilities and his dedication to securing a fair wage for farm workers.

• Oct. 27 “Only Lovers Left Alive” features lovers following Adam, a reclusive artist who has spent centuries influencing the world's most respected artists, now alone in his apartment and working on albums using dilapidated equipment. When his wife returns to Detroit to prevent his suicide, the two enjoy their rekindled union by traveling the city under cover of night and enjoying the finest Type-O popsicles.

• Nov. 3 “The Great Beauty” opens on the 65th birthday party of Jep Gambardella (Toni Servillo), who begins to grieve the lost innocence of his youth after receiving shocking news from his past.

• Nov. 10 “Ernest & Celestine” is an animated story about a bear and a mouse who are on an adventure running from the law and cast out of their homes stemming from their unlikely friendship.

• Nov. 17 “Life Itself” borrows its title from Roger Ebert’s 2011 autobiography, Life Itself is a celebration of the world’s most famous and influential film critic.