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telluride by the sea 2019

Telluride by the Sea 2019

The Music Hall
28 Chestnut Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
United States

Nine Movies. Three Days. One Weekend of the Best Cinema! Movies fresh from their debuts at the 46th Telluride Film Festival in Colorado will be on screen at The Music Hall as Telluride by the Sea 2019 gets underway.


Friday, September 20, 2019
• Historic Theatre
With his father’s car company in the doldrums, Henry Ford II decides to build a car to challenge Ferrari’s Formula One dominance.

Spotlight on Adam Driver: Silence (2016)

Saturday, September 21, 2019
• The Loft
Martin Scorsese’s Silence tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor.


Saturday, September 21, 2019
• The Historic Theater
What happens when war is given a woman’s face—and body?

Marriage Story

Saturday, September 21, 2019
• The Historic Theater
When a marriage falls apart, does it have to be a horror movie? Not in Noah Baumbach’s hands.

Motherless Brooklyn

telluride motherless brooklynSaturday, September 21, 2019
• The Historic Theater
When Frank (Bruce Willis), a tough private eye, is murdered, his protégé Lionel (Edward Norton) decides to do something about it. But Lionel suffers from Tourette’s and has trouble connecting with people and himself.

Spotlight on Adam Driver: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)

telluride don quixoteSunday, September 22, 2019
• The Loft
Toby (Adam Driver), a cynical advertising director, finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker (Jonathan Pryce) who believes himself to be Don Quixote.

The Assistant

telluride assistantSunday, September 22, 2019
• The Historic Theater
Cinema is packed with tales of powerful men. Australian writer-director Kitty Green turns her camera lens on another figure—the young woman who makes one such man’s life possible.

Spotlight on Adam Driver: Paterson (2016)

telluride patersonSunday, September 22, 2019
• The Loft
Adam Driver stars in Jim Jarmusch’s quiet ode to the triumphs and defeats of daily life, with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

The Climb

telluride climbSunday, September 22, 2019
• The Historic Theater
Winner of the Un Certain Regard Heart Prize at Cannes 2019, Kyle and Mike have been best friends since high school, but can their friendship survive a terrible breach? That question begins during the grueling uphill of a cycling trip.



The Telluride Film Festival has been, for the last 45 years, a celebration of the art of film: honoring the great masters of the cinema, discovering the rare and unknown, bringing new works by the world’s greatest directors and the latest in American independent film to a small mountain town in Colorado. The New York Times called Telluride “the smallest, most original, and most stimulating of the major festivals,” while Entertainment Tonight simply said it was “the world’s best festival.”


The Music Hall and the Telluride Film Festival collaborate on an exclusive presentation of six new features for Telluride by the Sea 2019, brought directly from their Colorado debuts. This unique and intimate Portsmouth event treats audience members from across the Northeast to an exclusive peek into the Telluride experience – packing one September weekend in Portsmouth with the latest international cinema, private parties, great music, delicious food, and inspired conversations with other cinephiles of all ages, tastes, and backgrounds. According to Patricia Lynch, executive director of The Music Hall, “Portsmouth is the perfect town for this perfect weekend. With its charming mix of history, salt air, and film lovers, Portsmouth buzzes when Telluride by the Sea arrives. The streets are filled with people stopping one another to talk about the films, the restaurants are jumping. It’s a moving party!”

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