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Dryden Theatre to host film series tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman 

The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House will host a film series tribute to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman beginning in July. Hoffman, a Rochester-area native, died in February.

"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 of motion pictures at the 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."

The series, split into two parts, will screen more than 15 films. The first part of the series will begin Wednesday, July 2, and will run weekly through the end of August. Part II of the series will run September through October, with a full list of titles and showtimes announced in August.

Part I includes:

"Boogie Nights" (1997). Wednesday, July 2, 8 p.m.

"Happiness" (1998). Wednesday, July 9, 8 p.m.

"Magnolia" (1999). Wednesday, July 16, 8:30 p.m.

"State and Main" (2000). Wednesday, July 23, 8 p.m.

"Love Liza" (2002). Wednesday, July 30, 8 p.m.

"25th Hour" (2002). Wednesday, August 6, 8 p.m.

"Along Came Polly" (2004). Wednesday, August 13, 8:30 p.m.

"Capote" (2005). Wednesday, August 20, 8 p.m.

"Mission: Impossible III" (2006). Wednesday, August 27, 8 p.m.

Though the final list for Part II was not announced, The Dryden Theatre said "Owning Mahowny" (2003), "Charlie Wilson's War" (2007), "Doubt" (2008), "Synecdoche, New York" (2008), "Pirate Radio" (2009), and "The Master" (2012) will be included.

The film series will take place at the Dryden Theatre, 900 East Avenue. Tickets to screenings can be purchased online at or at the Dryrden Theatre box office. Tickets are $8 general admission and $6 for students and museum members. For more information visit or call 271-3361.

For more information on Hoffman, City film critic George Grella wrote an obituary for Hoffman in February. It can be read here.

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