Iran • d: Asghar Farhadi • 2h 7m • Persian with subtitles • courtesy of Amazon

On a two-day pass from prison, Rahim (Amir Jadidi) uses gold coins of questionable provenance to try to pay off a debt, hoping to clear his name. When that fails, he returns the money and inadvertently becomes a social media celebrity. Then, all hell breaks loose. Writer-director Asghar Farhadi triumphantly returns with his Academy Award-winning form: A tiny conflict, little more than an anecdote, quietly and inexorably generates a roiling sea of misunderstandings, half-truths, and sudden explosions of frustration and violence. Farhadi works with ironic, humane and agonizing precision, and his peripheral vision alters the story in unexpected ways.

About the Telluride Film Festival

The Telluride Film Festival has been, for the last 48 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.”

About Telluride By The Sea

The Music Hall and the Telluride Film Festival collaborate on an exclusive presentation of six new features, 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.

Fri., 9/17 • 7pm • The Power of the Dog
Sat., 9/18 • 4pm • A Hero
Sat., 9/18 • 7pm • The Lost Daughter
Sun., 9/19 • 12pm • The Hand of God
Sun., 9/19 • 3:30pm • Cow
Sun., 9/19 • 7pm • The Real Charlie Chaplin

COVID Protocols Update

As the number of COVID transmissions continues to rise, we are thankful for your help in keeping our staff, volunteers, artists, and community members safe and healthy.

Effective September 1, 2021, for entrance to Music Hall indoor, full-capacity events (e.g. concerts, comedy, festivals): patrons, staff, and volunteers will need to show proof of full vaccination – 14 days past their final vaccination shot – OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of the event. Proof of vaccination can be your physical vaccine card or a photo/scan of your card or via an app such as Bindle. Masks are encouraged for everyone. Children under 12 years of age are exempt from this policy but must wear masks indoors. Masks are highly encouraged for those who are unvaccinated.

Please note: Safety protocols for offsite Music Hall events will be developed in conjunction with those venues and will be communicated in advance.

All Music Hall events will be presented in accordance with applicable public health mandates and artist’s requirements as of the date of the event. These could include changes to mask requirements, capacity, attendance prerequisites, procedures, and other protective measures. Thank you for your understanding and support throughout this uncertain time.