Documentaries in October

To celebrate our love for documentaries, we will show a new documentary every Wednesday at 7:30 PM in October!

Buy tickets to each film or buy all four (at a discount!) and receive a coupon for 50% off any size popcorn at each DOCtoberfest screening. (Need a beverage to go with your popcorn? All wine is 50% off as well, courtesy of Wine Wednesdays.)

Beer Pairings

Each film will also be paired with an appropriately selected choice of beer!


Wednesday, October 9 at 7:30 PM at the State Theatre

In 1998 there were less than 1,500 breweries in the United States – now there are over 7,000. BREWMASTER tells the story of the rise of craft beer through two young men pursuing their dreams in the world of beer. Drew is a New York lawyer who wants to start his own brewery. He uses every free moment to make this a reality while preparing for a pitch with a potential investor. Brian, an ex-telemarketer, is studying to become a Master Cicerone – the beer equivalent of a sommelier – which requires taking a test only 13 people have ever passed. Set in the craft beer community, the film features successful brewers Sam Calagione, John and Jen Kimmich, Jim Koch, Garrett Oliver and Rob Tod.

2018. 95 min. Documentary. NR

John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection

Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 PM at the State Theatre

JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION revisits the rich bounty of 16-mm-shot footage of the left-handed tennis star John McEnroe, at the time the world’s top-ranked player, as he competes in the French Open at Paris’s Roland Garros Stadium in 1984. Close-ups and slow motion sequences of McEnroe competing, as well as instances of his notorious temper tantrums, highlight a ”man who played on the edge of his senses.” Far from a traditional documentary, writer/director Faraut probes the archival film to unpack both McEnroe’s attention to the sport and the footage itself, creating a lively and immersive look at a driven athlete, a study on the sport of tennis and the human body and movement, and finally how these all intersect with cinema itself.

2018. 95 min. Documentary. NR

A Murder in Mansfield

Wednesday, October 23 at 7:30 PM at the State Theatre

Filmmaker Barbara Kopple explores the legacy of the 1989 murder of Noreen Boyle in Mansfield, Ohio. Her 12-year-old son Collier gave a devastating videotaped testimony blaming his father for the murder. Now, over two decades later, Collier returns to Ohio seeking to retrace his past and confront his imprisoned father, who remains in denial of his guilt. Collier’s depth of character is a wonder to behold from childhood to adulthood. Out of this tragic story, we witness the power of human resilience.

2017. 88 min. Documentary. NR

Memory: The Origins of Alien

Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 PM at the State Theatre

Official selection at the Sundance Film Festival 2019! Take an in depth voyage into the sci-fi masterpiece ALIEN with the visionary filmmakers who created it. See how one of the most terrifying movies of all time burst to life 40 years ago, inspired by ancient mythology and our universal fears.

2019. 93 min. Documentary. NR