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Film Society ready for fall season with new movies, more

The series begins Saturday, Sept. 22 , with “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” directed by John Madden, including Judy Dench and Maggie Smith.

The series begins Saturday, Sept. 22 , with “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” directed by John Madden, including Judy Dench and Maggie Smith.

— New films will be shown at a permanent location for the Champlain Valley Film Society this fall.

The society, which has alternated showings between Willsboro Central School and the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, will take up full-time residence at the Grange, according to society president David Reuther.

“We are very excited about our partnership with the Grange,” Reuther said. “It's always been a great theater, and they recently installed a professional sound system.”

"We are very happy to welcome all area moviegoers,” Ted Cornell of the Grange Hall said. “This is a wonderful result of the hard work and financial support by the community for the rebirth of the Grange Hall.”

Reuther said there will also be several new pieces to the film series, which will be held on six Saturdays beginning Sept. 22.

“There will be some big changes this fall,” he said. “For the first time the Film Society will offer popcorn, snacks and drinks.”

The society will return to Willsboro Central School for one of its shows. On Oct. 20, pianist Ben Model will help accompany the Buster Keaton film, “The Navigator.”

“Over the last few years, the most popular shows featured silent movie pianist Ben Model,” Reuther said. “Ben will return to accompany a third classic comedy.”

The series begins Saturday, Sept. 22 , with “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” directed by John Madden, including Judy Dench and Maggie Smith.

On Oct. 6, director and Westport native Nick August-Perna will introduce “The Swell Season,” his film about the two young actors who starred in the Oscar-winning smash-hit “Once.”

Following the Oct. 20 silent film, the society will show “Moonrise Kingdom,” Wes Anderson's comedy about a young boy and girl falling love that stars Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, and Frances McDormand.

“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” will be shown Nov. 17, a comedy about a wealthy sheik with a big dream starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt.

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