Films

The Carlisle Theatre brings you high quality first run, independent, foreign, and specialty films. 

Adults $8  |  Seniors $7  |Children $4  |  Adult/Senior Matinée $7

Movie Pass (10 admissions and 10 small popcorns) $60


 

The Midwife

NR, 1 hour 57 minutes

Drama

In French with English subtitles

Sponsorship Available

8/11, 8/12, 8/16, and 8/17 at 7:30 p.m.

8/13 at 2:00 p.m.

Claire is a midwife in a maternity hospital.  She is humane and helpful and gives herself entirely to her patients.  But for all that her life is not a bed of roses.  Her hospital is about to close its doors and the devoted woman is determined not to work in the new modern hospital she regards as a “baby factory”.  Her personal life is no triumph either: she is single and does not make friends easily.  To make matters worse, her student son Simon is gradually leaving home, as he is developing a relationship with his new sweetheart Lucie.  It is the moment that chooses Béatrice, her dead father’s former mistress, to resurface.  The eccentric, spendthrift, sensual, amoral woman (Claire’s exact opposite in fact) is really the last kind of person she needs to mix with.  But Béatrice soon informs her that she suffers from brain cancer and she has nobody else to turn to.  Torn between rejection and duty, what is Claire going to do?

Landline

R, 1 hour 37 minutes

Comedy

Sponsorship Available

8/18, 8/19, 8/23, and 8/24 at 7:30 p.m.

8/20 at 2:00 p.m.

When two sisters suspect their father (John Turturro) may be having an affair, it sends them into a tailspin that reveals cracks in the family façade.  For the first time, older sister Dana (Jenny Slate), recently engaged and struggling with her own fidelity, finds herself bonding with her wild teenage sister Ali (Abby Quinn).  The two try to uncover the truth without tipping off their mother (Edie Falco) and discover the messy reality of love and sex in the process.  Set in 1990s Manhattan, Landline is a warm, insightful and comedic drama about a family united by secrets and lies, co-written and directed by Gillian Robespierre.

 

A Ghost Story

R, 1 hour 27 minutes

Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Sponsored by Dickinson College

9/1, 9/2, 9/6, and 9/7 at 7:30 p.m.

9/3 at 2:00 p.m.

Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.  Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence.

Directed by David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints; Listen Up Philip), A Ghost Story was nominated for the Audience Award this year at the Sundance Film Festival.  Joshua Rothkopf of Time Out New York says that “Lowery…does more to explore supernatural sadness than any thriller I can think of.  He’s crafted something strange and wonderful, with a romantic metaphysics all its own.”  Dave McGinn of the Globe and Mail writes “If you’ve ever loved anyone or anything, A Ghost Story is going to break your heart.  It is devastating–and devastatingly good!”

 

Lady Macbeth

R, 1 hour 29 minutes

Drama

Sponsored by Dickinson College

9/8, 9/9, 9/13, and 9/14 at 7:30 p.m.

9/10 at 2:00 p.m.

In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate.