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STOCKHOLM PENNSYLVANIA is a film by Newburyport native Nikole Beckwith. It had its US premiere in the US Dramatic Competition at Sundance 2015 and its European premiere at the Stockholm International Film Festival 2015. It was then sold to Lifetime cable TV and was broadcast nationally.

Starring Academy Award and Golden Globe nominees Cynthia Nixon (Sex And The City) and Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn, Atonement) and Golden Globe nominee Jason Issacs (Harry Potter, The State Within) STOCKHOLM PENNSYLVANIA tells the story of Leia. She was abducted 17 years ago and is only now returning to her biological parents. She must confront the disparity between the world she was raised in and the world she finds herself in. Her mother Marcy is struggling with new sudden motherhood and the fear that her daughter is lost to her somehow forever. The women wrestle with understanding each other. Marcy becomes increasingly set on getting Leia back by any means necessary.

Beckwith’s next film THREE GENERATIONS with Susan Sarandon is set for release soon.

Filmmaker Beckwith will attend at least 2 screenings of the film and will have a Q&A with other Newburyport-area arts notables Kate Bolick and Paul Wann as moderators. 

This film is being presented with special arrangements from Lifetime. Lifetime does not allow theatrical showings of its films. Lifetime asks that attendees offer donations in lieu of ticket prices. Usual Screening Room tickets are $9.00 general admission and $7.00 Senior. The theater always accepts its ticket book tickets.

STOCKHOLM PENNSYLVANIA will run May 19 through 25. Here is the schedule with Q&A appearances by Beckwith and moderators:

Friday, May 19 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 20 at 4:15, 6:30 & 8:45 PM
Sunday, May 21 at 4:15 & 6:30 PM
Monday through Thursday, May 22 – 25 at 7:30 PM
TWO Q & A sessions with moderators following films:
Friday, May 19 with Kate Bolick moderator 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 21 with Paul Wann, moderator,  6:30

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2 hrs., 6 mins., PG13
Acclaimed British filmmaker Terence Davies masterful portrait of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson. A sensitive and lyrical film with a triumphant performance by Cynthia Nixon. Nixon comes to personify the wit, intellectual independence and pathos of the reclusive poet whose genius only came to be recognized after her death. A consuming depiction of a creative inner world.
Also stars Jennifer Ehle, Johdi May, Catherine Bailey, Emma Bell, Duncan Duff and Keith Carradine.

Friday,  May 26 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 27 at 3:15, 6:00 & 8:45 PM
Sunday, May 28 at 3:00 & 5:45 PM
Monday thru Thursday, May 29-June 1 at 7:30 PM

 Coming Soon

1 hr., 57 min., R

In 1940, a married woman (Gemma Arterton) and a screenwriter (Sam Claflin) develop a growing attraction while working together on a propaganda film about the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France..

“THEIR FINEST is the sort of crowd-pleaser that knows the difference between satisfying the viewers and flattering them/” Variety.

“THEIR FINEST is too understandably serious to be called a romp yet it has a buoyancy that lifts you.” NY TIMES

TWO WEEKS! June 02-15
Mondays thru Fridays at 7:30 PM
Saturdays at 3:15, 6:00 & 8:45 PM
Sundays at 3:00 & 5:45 PM


96 min., PG

Director Eleanor Coppola’s (the 81 year-old wife of Francis Ford Coppola) new film stars Academy Award winner Diane Lane as a Hollywood producer’s wife who unexpectedly takes a trip through France. The trip reawakens her at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successful but inattentive movie producer (Alex Baldwin) she finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband (Armand Viard). What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a journey of discovery involving picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor and much more.

TWO WEEKS! June 16-29
Mondays thru Fridays at 7:30 PM
Saturdays at 4:15, 6:30 & 8:45 PM
Sundays at 3:00 & 5:15 PM


(originally in French, narrated here in English)
114 min., U

All over the globe solutions already exist to tackle the thorniest issues arising from climate change. TOMORROW is the award-winning, globally significant new documentary based on the book by Cyril Dion.

TOMORROW highlights and tells positive stories about the best ways to solve the ecological, economic and social problems our planet is grapplingwith. Many studies have shown the terrible predictions for the future. TOMORROW brings together the community of persons working towards answers.

TOMORROW is an important blueprint for positive, local action.

Friday, June 30 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 01 at 3:15, 6:00 & 8:45 pm
Sunday, July 02 at 3:00 & 5:45 PM
Monday thru Thursday, July 03-06 at 7:30 PM


117 min., U

From Hirokazu Kore-eda, the director who gave us LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON and OUR LITTLE SISTER (two Screening Room audience favorites) brings AFTER THE STORM to our screen next.

AFTER THE STORM is a powerful story of family ties remade. A man wastes his money on gambling and can barely pay child support. His wife and mother seem to be moving on in life without him. He renews contact with his family, and though they initially distrust him he is clearly struggling to find a place for himself in the life of his young son. As a typhoon throws them together overnightas a family for the first time in years in his mother’s home, the man sees a chance to reconnect with the fractured family.

In Japanese with titles
Friday, July 07 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 08 at 3:15, 6:00 & 8:45 PM
Sunday, July 09 at 3:00 & 5:45 PM

Monday thru Thursday, July 10-13 at 7:30 PM



96 min., R

Debra Winger and Tracy Letts in a refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity and family. They are a long-married but completely dispassionate couple, both in the midst of serious affairs and completely committed to their new partners. But on the brink of officially calling it quits a spark between them suddenly and unexpectedly ignites. This throws them into the hilarious complications of “cheating” on their respective lovers.
A mixture of humor and powerful emotions, the story is a uniquely honest tale of modern marriage. 

TWO WEEKS! July 14 – 27
Mondays thru Fridays at 7:30 PM
Saturdays at 4:15, 6:30 & 8:45 PM
Sundays at 3:00 & 5:15 PM


110 min., PG13

A dark romance MY COUSIN RACHEL tells of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin. He believes she murdered his guardian. Feelings become complicated as he begins to fall under the spell of her charms.
Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier. Stars Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin. 

TWO WEEKS! July 28 – August 10
Mondays thru Fridays at 7:30 PM
Saturdays at 3:15, 6:00 & 8:45 pm
Sundays at 3:00 & 5:45 PM