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Dryden Theatre Announces Film Series to Honor Philip Seymour Hoffman

Jun 18th, 2014

Rochester, N.Y., June 18, 2014-The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House announced today that it will be screening more than a dozen films as part of series in memory of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. The two-part series will run from July through October at the Dryden Theatre at 900 East Avenue in Rochester. Hoffman, a Rochester-area native, died on February 2, 2014. He will be remembered as one of the most talented, ambitious, and audacious actors of any generation.

 "Hoffman was one of the screen's most versatile, daring, and prolific actors whose performances were not only a delight to watch, but often transcended the films themselves," said Caroline Yeager, assistant curator, Moving Image Department, George Eastman House. "The Dryden is honored to be hosting a major retrospective of his work, as a way to remember a man who became one of the most revered actors in the world, yet who never forgot his roots. He was a great friend to George Eastman House, and we miss him dearly."

Part I of the series A Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman will begin on Wednesday, July 2, and will include the following films:


Boogie Nights (1997)                                     Happiness (1998)

Wednesday, July 2, 8 p.m.                              Wednesday, July 9, 8 p.m.


Magnolia (1999)                                              State and Main (2000)

Wednesday, July 16, 8:30 p.m.                       Wednesday, July 23, 8 p.m.


Love Liza (2002)                                             25th Hour (2002)

Wednesday, July 30, 8 p.m.                            Wednesday, August 6, 8 p.m.


Along Came Polly (2004)                                Capote (2005)

Wednesday, August 13, 8:30 p.m.                   Wednesday, August 20, 8 p.m.


Mission: Impossible III (2006)

Wednesday, August 27, 8 p.m.


Part II of the series will run from September through October and will include the following films: Owning Mahowny (2003), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), The Savages (2007), Doubt (2008), Synecdoche, New York (2008), Pirate Radio (2009),and The Master (2012). The full list of titles and showtimes for Part II will be announced in August.

Tickets for screenings in the Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, Part I can be purchased at or at the Dryden Theatre box office. Admission is $8 for the general public and $6 for students and museum members. For more information about the Dryden Theatre or the Philip Seymour Hoffman film series, visit


About George Eastman House

George Eastman House is located on the estate of George Eastman, the father of popular photography and motion picture film. Eastman House comprises world-class collections of photographs, motion pictures, photographic and cinematic technology, and photographically illustrated books. Established as an independent nonprofit institution in 1947, it is the world's oldest photography museum and one of the earliest film archives. The archive houses 28,000 film titles and 4 million film-related publicity stills, posters, scores, scripts, and pre-cinema artifacts. Eastman House also holds the world's largest collection of camera technology. The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at Eastman House is regarded as the premier venue of professional training in film preservation, restoration, and archiving. Eastman House is also the archive in which many filmmakers have chosen to preserve their films, including Cecil B. DeMille, Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Ken Burns, and Kathryn Bigelow. Learn more at

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