EXCITING NEWS! While we are still closed until at least May 30 due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 safety issues, we are now offering A SAFE HOME-VIEWING OPTION for quality arthouse movies. Scroll down to see our NOW PLAYING streaming options and look for the link at each listing that will walk you through. Itís a great lineup in the Guild Cinema tradition of outstanding eclectic cinema. AND, a portion of the online streaming fee will go to us! In these challenging times, this is a win/win opportunity for all. Watch first-rate arthouse films in the safety of your own home while supporting independent local movie theaters like ours, as well as the film industry in general. Meanwhile, give us a holler if you'd like to buy a t-shirt, a movie poster or some gift certificates (or just tell us a funny joke!) Thank you for your understanding, patience and support. Be safe, healthy and sane! Know that we WILL re-open; itís just a matter of when.

Keif and the Guild Cinema staff


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A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps - available now for our at-home safe viewing options!

May 7 to May 31

Dir. Alana DeJoseph - 2019 - 107m

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Narrated by Annette Benning, A Towering Task tells the remarkable story of the Peace Corps and takes viewers on a journey of what it means to be a global citizen.

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy gave young Americans the opportunity to serve their country in a new way by forming the Peace Corps. Since then, more than 200,000 of them have traveled to more than 60 countries to carry out the organization’s mission of international cooperation. Americans—young and old alike—still want to serve their country; current volunteers work at the forefront of some of the most pressing issues facing the global community.

Yet the agency has struggled to remain relevant amid sociopolitical change. More than once it had to fight for its very existence, and now—between COVID, a rise in nationalist sentiment and deep cuts to governmental-agency budgets—the Peace Corps is again confronting a crisis of identity: What role should it play around the world?

"Puts a human face on the Peace Corps - and makes sense of its history of idealism, improvisation, politics, and at times its failings. It is the most coherent and satisfying documentary I know of the Peace Corps, and I can't imagine a better one.  The film is enlightening, too, for being in large part the portrait of a period when America was outward looking and uncynical and generous...it shows the roots of such idealism, which is why it is so enlightening and uplifting." - Paul Theroux, Travel Writer & Novelist

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century - - available now for our at-home safe viewing options!

May 7 to May 31

Dir. Justin Pemberton - 2020 - 103m - New Zealand - In English and French with English subtitles

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Based on the international bestseller by rock-star economist Thomas Piketty (which sold over three million copies worldwide and landed Piketty on Time Magazine's list of most influential people), this entertaining documentary is an accessible journey through wealth and power, a film that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, and shines a new light on today's growing inequalities. Traveling through time, the film combines pop-culture references and interviews with some of the world's most influential experts to deliver an insightful and empowering journey through the past and into our future.

"A massive achievement, turning this weighty volume into enthralling cinema." - Richard Whittaker, Austin Chronicle

"Engaging and clear... Piketty is not only a brilliant economist but also one with a gift for making complicated ideas accessible." -Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

"A financial detective story that exposes our current crisis. Provokes a consistent sense of 'whoa!'" - Owen Gleiberman, Variety

"A spry, erudite, and consistently  watchable documentary. that articulates how we got here." - David Ehrlich, Indiewire

"The most important economics book of the year -- and maybe the decade." - Paul Krugman, The New York Times

"The book aims to revolutionize the way people think about the economic history of the past two centuries. It may well manage the feat." - The Economist

"A sweeping account of rising inequality... Piketty has written a book no one interested in a defining issue of our era can afford to ignore." - The New Yorker

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Driveways - available now for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

May 7 to May 31

Dir. Andrew Ahn - 2019 - 83m

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Kathy (Golden Globe Nominee Hong Chau), a single mother, travels with her shy eight- year-old son Cody (newcomer Lucas Jaye), to Kathy's late sister's house which they plan to clean and sell. As Kathy realizes how little she knew about her sister, Cody de- velops an unlikely friendship with Del (Golden Globe, Tony winner and longtime acting legend Brian Dennehy) the Korean War vet and widower who lives next door. Over the course of a summer and with Del's encouragement, Cody develops the courage to come out of his shell and, along with his mother, finds a new place to call home.

"An All-Tool-Welcome Gift: A Film About Kindness"---Variety

"An Incredible Collection of Impeccable Performances"---The Wrap

"A Small Gem"---The Hollywood Reporter

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The Dog Doc - available now for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

May 7 to May 31

Dir. Cindy Meehl - 2019 - 101m

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A founding father of integrative veterinary medicine, Dr. Marty Goldstein and his colleagues in South Salem, NY have created a mecca for holistic care, offering hope to scores of previously hopeless animals (and their owners). Combining conventional medical training with cutting edge alternative therapies, Dr. Marty’s deeply empathetic philosophy offers a vital example of how improving overall health rather than merely treating disease is transformative for all living things.

"Compelling” and “a thought-provoking look at what is missing from modern medicine — for animals and for people."---New York Times

"An All-Tool-Welcome Gift: A Film About Kindness"---Variety

"It's very rich with information. It's compelling -- he's very empathetic."---Los Angeles Times

"An Incredible Collection of Impeccable Performances"---The Wrap

"Poses Penetrating Questions About What Passes For Health Care" ---The Hollywood Reporter

“Inspiring And Compassionate” and “A Must-See For Animal Lovers”---Deadline

"Doesn't Just Tug At The Heart But resonates With The Mind."---Moveable Fest

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The Painter and the Thief - available now for our at-home safe viewing options!

May 7 to May 31

Dir. Benjamin Ree - 2020 - 102m - Norway - In English & Norwegian with English subtitles

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Desperate for answers about the theft of her 2 paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and an inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls.

"[A] nuanced and beguiling new documentary about the various things we all take from each other." - David Ehrlich, indieWire

"Clearly and powerfully connects the painter with her muse in an arresting and unusual way." - Ed Gibbs, Little White Lies

"A documentary that looks at everyday humanity as a work of art." - Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com

"An engrossing Norwegian documentary born of the unlikely but resilient bond between a young female artist and a career criminal who stole two of her large canvases." - Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

A stranger-than-fiction friendship story in which vérité techniques produce unbelievable results." - Peter Debruge, Variety

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Band of Outsiders - Godard's 1964 classic - available now in our at-home 'virtual cinema' safe viewing!

May 8 to May 30

Dir. Jean-Luc Godard - 1964 - 97m - France - In French with English subtitles

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Franz (Sami Frey) and Arthur (Claude Brasseur) don’t have money, jobs, or prospects, but they do have a black convertible and a shared romantic interest in Odile (Anna Karina). When Odile lets slip that a stash of cash is ineptly hidden in the isolated villa where she lives, the men hatch a plan to take it for themselves.

"A LUSTROUS RESTORATION! MASTERPIECE! [GODARD]’S MOST CHARMING AND, ARGUABLY, INFLUENTIAL FILM: A FREE-ASSOCIATIVE MEDITATION ON THE GANGSTER GENRE THAT REVEALED A NEW WAY OF FRAMING OUR DREAMS AND OUR REALITY. THERE WOULD BE NO BONNIE AND CLYDE WITHOUT IT." — DAVID EDELSTEIN, NEW YORK MAGAZINE

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Best of CatVideoFest: Creature Comforts Edition! Now available for at-home viewing!

May 8 to May 30

45m

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For the first time ever, CatVideoFest is available to screen virtually outside of theaters! Long time CatVideoFest curator extraordinaire, Will Braden, has crafted a 45-min "treat" of a reel that includes the very best videos from CVF's illustrious history.

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CRSHD - available now for safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

May 8 to May 30

Dir. Emily Cohn - 2020 - 81m

"A wonderful new spin on the college sex comedy... Emily Cohn, along with her cast, have crafted something special here. Everything about this picture is full of life...It's impossible not to fall for this one." - Joey Magidson, HollwoodNews.com

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This inventive, female-driven sex comedy follows college freshman Izzy Alden (Isabelle Barbier) and her two best friends, Anuka (Deeksha Ketkar) and Fiona (Sadie Scott), as they embark on a journey to get Izzy to a "crush party" so she can lose her virginity before the end of the semester. The acclaimed feature film debut of writer/director Emily Cohn, CRSHD tells a hilarious, unique story about navigating the messy ups and downs of life and love in the age of social media. Featuring memorable characters and touching moments, CRSHD is an ode to millennial romance that mixes silliness and sincerity with universal themes of yearning and friendship.

"An  ode to millennial romance that juggles silliness and sincerity" - Slash Film

"ENDEARING (...) An ASSERTIVELY GEN Z COLLEGE COMEDY energetically celebrating digital youth culture." - The Hollywood Reporter

"WINNING AND SWEET (...) Barbier is very funny, as are Ketkar and Scott as Izzy's cohorts." - The New York Times 

"Equal parts INVENTIVE and ECCENTRIC (...) Shows off Cohn's vision, wit, and resourcefulness." - The Playlist

"An IRRESISTIBLY FUNNY, debaucherous comedy (...) Cohn is one of the freshest and MOST INVENTIVE voices in the industry." - Brazillian Press

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Fourteen - available now for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

May 8 to May 30

Dir. Dan Sallitt - 2020 - 94m

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Mara and Jo, in their twenties, have been close friends since middle school. Jo, the more outgoing figure, is a social worker who runs through a series of brief but intense relationships. Mara, a less splashy personality than Jo, bounces among teacher aide jobs while trying to land a position in elementary education, and writes fiction in her spare time. She too has a transient romantic life, though she seems to settle down after meeting Adam, a mild-mannered software developer. It soon becomes apparent that Jo, despite her intellectual gifts, is unreliable in her professional life, losing and acquiring jobs at a troubling rate. Substance abuse may be responsible for Jo’s instability… but some observers suspect a deeper problem. Over the course of a decade, the more stable Mara sometimes tries to help, sometimes backs away to preserve herself, but never leaves behind her powerful childhood connection with Jo.

“A wonderful, subtly devastating film from a voice in American independent cinema that will hopefully become better known." — Ian Mantgani, Little White Lies

“Two outstanding performances... Medel is marvelous, utterly engaging. Kuhling is a knockout." — Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter

"With the Oscars expanding its horizons this year, it’ll be interesting to see if anyone gives worthier performances than Tallie Medel as a frustrated teacher’s aid, and Norma Kuhling as her magnetic but unstable childhood friend." — David Ehrlich, Indiewire

“A bittersweet breakup movie. It’s rare in cinema to see such a fine-grained portrait of friendship, particularly a spiky female one." — Jamie Dunn, Sight & Sound

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Liberte - now available in our safe at-home viewing that'll partially support us too !

May 8 to May 30

Dir. Albert Serra - 2019 - 132m - France, Portugal, Spain & Germany - In French, German & Italian with English subtitles

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Just before the French Revolution, in a forest outside Berlin, a band of libertines expelled from the court of Louis XVI rendezvous with the legendary German seducer and freethinker, the Duc de Walchen (Helmut Berger), to convince him to join in their mission: the rejection of authority and all moral boundaries. What begins as an evening of strategizing on the proliferation of libertinage, descends into a Sadean night of pansexual one-upmanship.

Liberté is a singular cinematic experience only Albert Serra could deliver, a film in which increasingly dramatic acts of pain and pleasure unfold in counterpoint to cinematographer Artur Tort’s luminous images of moonlit sylvan spaces. As Serra and his committed team of regular performers and newcomers "open the gates of Hell" and explore the limits of the erotic imagination, you won’t be able to look away.

“One of the most radical films to play in the Official Selection of Cannes ever.” -Mark Peranson, Cinema Scope

"The most explicit movie about the 18th century ever made.” -Eric Kohn, Indiewire

“Awe-inspiring.” -Scout Tafoya, Rogerebert.com

“Audaciously perverse.” -Carson Lund, Slant

“A major event in the history of cinematographic art.” -Dominique Païni, Art Critique

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On A Magical Night - now available in our safe at-home viewing that'll partially support us too !

May 8 to May 30

Dir. Christophe Honore - 2020 - 86m - France - In French with English subtitles

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Winner of the Un Certain Regard - Cannes Film Festival!  In this playful new film from writer-director Christophe Honore (SORRY ANGEL, LOVE SONGS), we meet Maria, a woman dissatisfied with her marriage who, aftea heated argument with her husband of 20 years, spends the night in room 212 of the hotel across the street from their home. 

There, she has a bird's eye view of her apartment, her husband, and her marriage. In this comic romp, she confronts her past lovers and relationships on one magical night, fantasizing about the lives she could've lived and wondering if she's made the right decisions.

“Real emotions around loyalty, devotion and how to ensure love never dies. It is a film as charming as it is touching.” – Screen Daily

“A dainty, whimsical exploration into the embers of love rising from the ashes” - George Nash, Flickering Myth

“Playful and buoyant, there’s a wonderful effervescence” - Nicholas Bell, Ion Cinema

“Christophe Honoré gives the romantic comedy genre a shot in the arm in this portrait of spousal strife” - Iana Murray, Little White Lies 

“Breezy and bright, with the stylized look and feel of a stage play” - Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

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Our Mothers (Nuestras Madres) - available now in our at-home 'virtual cinema' safe viewing!

May 8 to May 30

Dir. Cesar Diaz - 2019 - 78m - Guatemala, Belgium - In Spanish with English subtitles

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Winner Camera D’or, Cannes Film Festival!

Guatemala, 2018. The whole country is immersed in the trial of the soldiers who sparked the civil war. Victim statements come one after another. Ernesto is a young anthropologist working for the Forensic Foundation; his job is to identify the missing. One day, while hearing the account of an old woman, he thinks he has found a lead that might guide him to his father, a guerrillero who went missing during the war. Against his mother’s wishes, he flings himself body and soul into the case, looking for truth and resilience.

“As witnesses of the genocide, the Mayan women of Guatemala are the bridge between past and present, repositories of memory and conduits for justice…” – Variety

"…offers an example of remembrance and resilience. His film erupts like a shout in the darkness that surrounds this often overlooked massacre that cost mostly Indian lives, and paints the heartbreaking portrait of a mother and her son.” – Cineuropa

“At a time when the current Guatemalan government has proposed a bill to pardon war crimes committed in the civil war which raged between 1960 and 1996, and which led to more than 200,000 deaths (an estimated 80%+ of them Mayans), this film about the shared trauma of this kind of systematic killings, and how it is passed on down the generations, demonstrates the power of the arts in ensuring that these stories are told and not forgotten.” – Letterboxd

Awards and Festivals

Winner SACD Award, Critics Week, Cannes Film Festival, Winner Silver Hugo New Directors, Chicago Film Festival, Winner Best Photography, Film Festival Oostende, FIPRESCI Nominee, Jerusalem Film Festival, Winner Best Director & People’s Choice Awards, Pingyao Film Festival.

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Painting Gray - a local short doc on a local artist Brian O'Conner! Now available to view online!

May 8 to May 31

Dir. Ann Bromberg - 2019 - 16m approx

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An intimate biographical sketch of a renowned native New Mexican painter as he redefines himself in his art studio while battling a progressive brain disorder, PCA or Posterior Cortical Atrophy. This compelling narrative is unique in its presentation through the cinematic language that focuses on the stigma of the disease, both personal and professional, within a vibrant art community. The story unfolds as the filmmaker, Ann Bromberg, makes frequent studio visits to Veguita, New Mexico, for two years documenting Brian’s process to complete new paintings. The outcome of Painting Gray reveals the short and long term effects of PCA through the mind of master painter Brian O’Conner.

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Rififi - the restored French noir classic available soon for at-home viewing options!

May 8 to May 30

Dir. Jules Dassin - 1955 - 122m - France - in French with English subtitles

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After making such American noir classics as The Naked City and Brute Force, blacklisted director Jules Dassin went to Paris and embarked on his masterpiece: a twisting, turning tale of four ex-cons who hatch one last glorious heist in the City of Lights. At once naturalistic and expressionistic, this melange of suspense, brutality, and dark humor was an international hit and earned Dassin the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival. 

CRITICS' PICK! "THE BEST OF ALL HEIST MOVIES!" – Alan Scherstuhl, The Village Voice

CRITICS' PICK! "IMMORTAL! AN INFLUENCE ON EVERY HEIST MOVIE THAT FOLLOWED." – Time Out New York

FOUR STAR REVIEW! – Chris Cabin, Slant Magazine

"A MEDITATIVE MAGNUM OPUS!  THE UNFORGETTABLE MASTERPIECE OF CRIME!" – Indiewire

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Spaceship Earth - now available in our safe at-home viewing that'll partially support us too !

May 8 to May 31

Dir. Matt Wolf - 2020 - 115m

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**We're thrilled to partner with NEON to bring you the new film SPACESHIP EARTH, available to stream starting May 8th. 50% of all proceeds will support us the Guild Cinema and our staff. #SpaceshipEarth

The true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life threatening ecological disaster and a growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The bizarre story is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can potentially reimagine a new world. 

"Sci-fi and the counterculture blend in an involving look at the people behind Biosphere 2." - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

"An involving, oddly poignant tale that should have broad appeal to those on the lookout for distinctive documentary features." - Dennis Harvey, Variety

"A testament to the group of outsiders who did try to grab the world's attention about climate change through theatrics and to do something substantial about it." - Monica Castillo, TheWrap

THE must-see documentary for a world living under quarantine." - Roger Moore, Movie Nation

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Straight Up - now available in our safe at-home viewing that'll partially support us too !

May 8 to May 30

Dir. James Sweeney - 2020 - 95m

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Todd is a hyper-articulate, obsessive compulsive gay twentysomething whose fear of dying alone leads him to a baffling conclusion: he might not be gay after all. When he meets Rory, a whip-smart struggling actress with her own set of insecurities, the two forge a relationship that’s all talk and no sex. Writer-Director-Star James Sweeney delivers a razor sharp rom-com that’s equal parts Classical Hollywood and distinctly 21st century, exploring just how elastic our definitions of love and sexuality can get.

“Explores star-crossed lovers from every angle of the Kinsey scale” – The Wrap

“A sweet, funny and thoroughly winning romantic comedy that’s a kind of a bi-curious take on When Harry Met Sally for the Millennial Crowd or anyone looking for some brainy, banter-rific fun” - Los Angeles Times

“I haven’t seen a romantic comedy this deliriously funny since Annie Hall” - National Review

"Queer rom-com STRAIGHT UP is the first great comedy of the year" - New Now Next

"STRAIGHT UP’ is the work of a startling talent” - Variety

“A rush of bouncy one-liners” - The NY Times

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The Vasulka Effect - In Honor Of The Late Great Woody Vasulka! Now available on our home viewing options!

May 8 to May 30

Dir. Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdottir - 2019 - 85m - Iceland, Czech Republic - with English subtitles when necessary - No Matinees

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SPECIAL THANKS TO CO-SPONSORS BASEMENT FILMS & THEIR ANNUAL EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA!

Pioneers of video art, The Vasulkas are lifetime hackers and grandparents of the "YouTube" generation. They are struggling in their retirement years to archive their body of work. By a fluke they are rediscovered by the art world that had forgotten them. People and institutions are all of a sudden fighting over who will represent them when they are gone.

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The Whistlers - online home viewing available now!

May 8 to May 30

Dir. Corneliu Porumboiu - 2019 - 97m - Romania, France, Germany -

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Like others offered as a "virtual theater" option, this is a great way to support both your local arthouse cinemas and quality international filmmaking while we are under temporary closure!

Not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception. A trip to the Canary Islands to learn a secret whistling language might just be what they need to pull it off.

“IF THE COEN BROTHERS WERE ROMANIAN, THEY MIGHT HAVE MADE “THE WHISTLERS,” WHICH IS A WAY OF EXPLAINING WHY I LIKE IT.” - A.O. SCOTT, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“A DAFFY AND DAZZLING CRIME FILM.” - GODFREY CHESHIRE, ROGEREBERT.COM

“THE DIRTY-COP TROPE GETS AN IMAGINATIVE NEW WORKOUT IN THIS SLY AND INTRICATE CRIME DRAMA.” - RICHARD BRODY, THE NEW YORKER

“ONE OF THE BEST FILMS ON VIEW [AT CANNES]. A ROLLICKING FILM. A FAST-PACED CINEPHILIC TREAT. AUTEURIST CINEMA OF THE BEST KIND.” - MARK PERANSON, CINEMA SCOPE

"A FUNHOUSE OF CINEMATIC MIRRORS. THE WHISTLERS MAKES READING SUBTITLES NOT JUST VITAL, BUT FUN." - THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

“EXCITING. A NIFTY, TWISTY DRAMA. AN ELEGANT AND STYLISHLY CRAFTED PIECE OF ENTERTAINMENT.” - PETER BRADSHAW, THE GUARDIAN

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The Wild Goose Lake - available now for home viewing!

May 8 to May 30

Dir. Diao Yinan - 2019 - 110m - China / France - In Chinese with English subtitles

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When small-time mob leader Zhou Zenong (Hu Ge) accidentally kills a cop, a dead-or-alive bounty is placed on his head, forcing him on the lam from both the police as well as dangerous gangsters out for the reward. Hiding out at the Wild Goose Lake, Zhou becomes entangled with a beautiful, enigmatic woman (Gwei Lun Mei), who has mysterious intentions of her own.

From the director of BLACK COAL, THIN ICE and featuring gorgeous, neon-drenched cinematography coupled with bursts of shocking, expertly choreographed action, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE is “spellbinding” (Rolling Stone), “brilliant" (Indiewire) and “downright Hitchcockian” (AV Club).

"It’s a spellbinding pulp noir with a stylish edge and a sui generis fatalism. (12 Best Movies at the Toronto Film Festival)" - David Fear, Rolling Stone

"It’s a spellbinding pulp noir with a stylish edge and a sui generis fatalism. (12 Best Movies at the Toronto Film Festival)"

David Fear, Rolling Stone

"Like a beautifully constructed puzzle box, The Wild Goose Lake various layers unfold in satisfying ways. With elegant violence, emotional richness and a complex yet coherent storyline, this is a rare bit of crime thriller treat that truly pays off. Above all, it’s a highly entertaining film that doesn’t for a moment eschew aesthetics, crafting a world of shadow and subterfuge that’s terrific. The Wild Goose Lake is a hoot, a Chinese crime thriller that proves Diao Yinan is a new master of dark, thrilling noir." - Jason Gorber, Slash Film

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The Willmar 8: Lee Grant's directorial debut - available soon for our at-home safe viewing options!

May 8 to May 30

Dir. Lee Grant - 1981 - 50m

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Grant's feature length directorial debut follows eight women in America's heartland who are driven by gender discrimination to picket the bank where they work, in the dead of a Minnesota winter. Risking jobs, friends, family and their place in the community, the Willmar 8 began the longest bank strike in American history in a dramatic attempt to assert their own equality and self-worth. With a stirring original score by Peter, Paul, and Mary's Peter Yarrow, Lee Grant's first film is a knockout as relevant now as it ever was.

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The Woman Who Loves Giraffes - available in our at-home

May 8 to May 30

Dir. Alison Reid - 2019 - 83m - Canada

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In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild.  In THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES Anne (now 85) retraces her steps, and with letters and stunning, original 16mm film footage offers an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a first hand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Both the world’s first ‘giraffologist’, whose research findings ultimately became the foundation for many scientists following in her footsteps, and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as setbacks. THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES gives us a moving perspective on both.

"Alison Reid deserves high praise for fine storytelling, combining ecology and social-justice issues while focusing on a woman ahead of her times, whose ambitions were thwarted by institutional sexism." - Bruce DeMara, Toronto Star

"The film is a triumph and inspiration." - Steven Prokopy, Third Coast Review

"The Woman Who Loves Giraffes shows the important scientific contributions and fascinating life of a giraffe-loving feminist pioneer." - Gillian Anderson, The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

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Up From The Streets - New Orleans: The City of Music - available now to view at-home!

May 8 to May 30

Dir. Michael Murphy - 2019 - 104m

**For every ticket sold, $2 will be donated to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation COVID-19 relief fund for musicians.**

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Tip your hat to jazz music and the recently cancelled annual Jazz Fest in New Orleans with Michael Murphy's omnibus celebration of the music that shaped the culture of New Orleans in UP FROM THE STREETS.

Four-time Grammy winner Terence Blanchard serves as executive producer, music director and host for the film.The film features personal reflections from New Orleans’ most impactful musicians including, but not limited to, Terence Blanchard, Harry Connick, Jr, Wynton Marsalis, Mannie Fresh, Dr. Michael White, and commentary by national and international musicians along with archival and newly filmed performances by iconic artists such as Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint and The Neville Brothers.

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Vitalina Varela - online home viewing available now!

May 8 to May 30

Dir. Pedro Costa - 2019 - 124m - Portugal - In Cape Verdean Creole with English Subtitles

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A film of deeply concentrated beauty, acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Costa’s Vitalina Varela stars nonprofessional actor Vitalina Varela in an extraordinary performance based on her own life. Vitalina plays a Cape Verdean woman who has travelled to Lisbon to reunite with her husband, after two decades of separation, only to arrive mere days after his funeral. Alone in a strange forbidding land, she perseveres and begins to establish a new life. Winner of the Golden Leopard for Best Film and Best Actress at the Locarno Film Festival, as well as an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival, Vitalina Varela is a film of shadow and whisper, a profoundly moving and visually ravishing masterpiece.

“Grade: A. A beautiful meditation on legacy, loss, and love. Visually masterful. Endlessly contemplative, transcendental.” — Jonathan Christian, The Playlist

“Masterful. Quite possibly the most beautiful film of 2020.” — Jordan Cronk, Film Comment

"One of the ten best films of the year." — James Quandt, Artforum

"Costa has made his most beautiful, haunting film yet. Vitalina is extraordinary." — Film Comment

"A plaintive and piercingly beautiful vision... Pedro Costa is one of our planet’s two or three greatest living filmmakers." — Christopher Small, Sight & Sound

“Staggeringly beautiful." — Dave White, The Wrap

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What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael - now available on our home viewing options!

May 8 to May 30

Dir. Rob Garver - 2019 - 95m

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Critically-Acclaimed Film Explores the Controversial Critic’s Life and Legacy!

Tagged by Roger Ebert as the most influential film critic of the late twentieth century, the critically acclaimed film tells the story of Pauline’s turbulent life and work, through never-seen archival footage, her published writing and personal letters, and interviews with both friends and foes of her pen.  Pauline is voiced by Sarah Jessica Parker, and participants include Quentin Tarantino, Camille Paglia, David O. Russell, Molly Haskell, Francis Ford Coppola, and daughter Gina James.

Pauline Kael (1919-2001) was likely the most powerful, and personal, movie critic of the 20th century. Writing for The New Yorker and publishing a dozen best-selling books, she ruthlessly pursued what made a movie or an actor’s performance work, or not, and why. Her passion made her both admired and despised amongst her readers and her subjects. Pauline’s own story is one of struggle and obsession: the fight to establish her voice and have it heard, and to raise a daughter on her own in a time when the obstacles were high.  The latter golden age of movies of the 1960s and 1970s are the focus of this film that pursues the question of what made Pauline Kael’s work so individual, so controversial — and so damned good.

Chosen Best Documentary of the Berlinale by The Guardian

"Not just a portrait of a single personality, nor an elegy for the glory days of film criticism, but a contemplation of the joys of opinion and of a time when opinion mattered." - Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

"Adamantly engaging, full of lively, appreciative voices that, more than anything else, bring her enthusiasm and keen-mindedness back to life." - Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

"...a lively, exhaustively researched, and stunningly well edited tribute to an uncompromising talent." -  N.B., The Economist

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You Go To My Head - available now for our at-home safe viewing options!

May 8 to May 31

Dir. Dimitri de Clercq - 2018 - 116m - France, Germany, Belgium - In some French, Flemish & Berber with English subtitles

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In a desolate stretch of the Sahara, a mysterious car accident leaves a young woman lost and alone. Jake, a reclusive architect, finds her unconscious. He drives her to the nearest doctor, to discover that she's suffering from post-traumatic amnesia. Intoxicated by the woman's beauty, Jake claims to be her husband. He names her Kitty and takes her to his remote desert home to recuperate.

As Kitty struggles to come to grips with who she is, Jake invents an elaborate life they can share – the life he has always yearned for. Little by little, Kitty begins to fall in love with him. But when shreds of her past begin to surface, Jake takes steps to ensure he will not lose the love of his life...

"CRITIC'S PICK! Shot in Morocco between searing sunlight and pillowy dunes, 'You Go to My Head' is a mysteriously elusive romance whose location is almost overpoweringly tangible. (The sensual cinematography is by Stijn Grupping.) Hacène Larbi's eerily dissonant score is as perfectly spare as the film's emotions, yet it imbues Kitty's situation with a mesmerizing, inchoate danger. The movie is clamoring to erupt into melodrama, but de Clercq, content to wallow in teasingly luscious and enigmatically staged images, happily isn't listening."  -Jeannette Catsoulis, THE NEW YORK TIMES

"VISUALLY STUNNING! From its desert landscapes to its principal setting of an architecturally distinguished house to its extremely photogenic lead actress, every frame of the psychological thriller proves visually stunning to behold...an atmospheric mood piece akin to Kubrick or Antonioni. Delfine Bafort delivers a mesmerizing, fascinatingly enigmatic turn that keeps us fully invested in her character's fate. By the time 'You Go To My Head' reaches its surprising conclusion, you will have become thoroughly caught in its mysterious grip."  -Frank Scheck, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"SUSPENSEFUL AND SENSUAL! Faint but discernible echoes of Hitchcock and Antonioni abound throughout 'You Go to My Head,' a coolly affected yet ineffably captivating drama that builds interest and sustains tension by teasingly frustrating audience expectations at almost every turn. This stylishly drama, exquisitely photographed by Stijn Grupping, gains emotional resonance from impressive lead performances by Delfine Bafort and Svetozar Cvetkovic. The deft interplay between the two is by turns suspenseful and sensual"  - Joe Leydon, VARIETY

"HITCHCOCKIAN! 'You Go to My Head' is a warped and lush tale of obsession, deception, and romance. Stijn Grupping's stellar cinematography beautifully captures the Moroccan Sahara Desert setting...it is a breathtaking, yet deadly location. With a hypnotic use of color, light, and sound, the film operates like an unworldly dream."  - Andrew Stover, FILM THREAT

"It’s not hard to see why Dimitri de Clercq’s first solo feature as a director has become a film festival favourite: You Go To My Head is a psychological thriller that increasingly grips and unsettles...and also benefits from gorgeous Moroccan landscapes lovingly shot, and spectacular architecture."  -Andrew Nickolds, Take One (UK)

"With echoes to the cinema of Antonioni, Hitchcock and Kubrick, de Clercq seeks and manages to build an eminently visual and sensorial experience."  -Laura Riera Forteza, Peli o Manta (Spain)

"What stays on your mind is the film’s imagery. Painted like an abstract work of art on a huge canvas, every scene stands out like the perfect visual form."  -Shilpa Sebastian R, The Hindu (India)

FOUR STAR REVIEW "A film has to move me. And that is exactly what You Go To My Head did. I loved this film, and will go to the ends of the earth to proclaim such sentiments. When you experience something this moving and gorgeous and unique, you can’t help but spread the word. And You Go to My Head is – from my perspective – a perfect film. It’s a memorable masterpiece. In other words, it 'went to my head'."  -Michael Klug, Horror Freak News

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Zombi Child - it's back and available now for home viewing!

May 8 to May 30

Dir. Bertrand Bonello - 2019 - 103m - France - In French, Creole & English with English subtitles - No Matinees

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The latest from French master Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, Nocturama) - Zombi Child is an “audacious & cunning” (Little White Lies) new take on classic horror tropes that “poses timely and provocative questions...a zombi drama that’s not undead but bracingly alive" (Screen Daily).

Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields. In Paris, 55 years later, at a prestigious all-girls boarding school, Melissa, a young Haitian teenager, confesses an old family secret to a group of new friends - never imagining that this strange tale will convince a heartbroken classmate to do the unthinkable.

"Mixing political commentary, ethnography, teenage melodrama and genre horror, the film is an unashamedly cerebral study of multiple themes – colonialism, revolution, liberalism, racial difference and female desire - with its unconventional narrative structure taking us a journey that’s as intellectually demanding as it is compelling. Bonello takes Haitian history and culture absolutely seriously, and in juxtaposing them with the most exclusively white French experience imaginable..., Zombi Child poses timely and provocative questions. Crisp lensing by Yves Cape, Katia Wyszkop’s design, and music by artists including rapper Damso, plus Bonello himself, combine to make a richly conceived piece. Strong performances from the young cast, including charismatic newcomer Louimat, make this a zombi drama that’s not undead but bracingly alive." - Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

"Instead of overlaying modern-day signifiers on a period piece setting, as he did in House of Pleasures, Zombi Child suggests two temporalities that exist parallel to each other. And the anxiety this creates—through discursive editing and match cuts—leads to a feverish payoff, one that uses genre and supernatural elements to further Bonello’s idea of there being one historical continuity." - Sam Mac, Slant Magazine

"Folding history onto itself more explicitly than any of Bonello’s previous films, “Zombi Child” peels back centuries of racist stereotypes to rescue Voodoo from the stuff of black magic and portray it instead as a kind of communion — a communion between spirits, a communion between generations, and a communion between the dislocated joints of an empire. [E]ven the most terrifying scenes are rooted in something real." - David Ehrlich, IndieWire

"Bonello’s exquisite use of craft, including poetic day-for-night photography by Yves Cape (Holy Motors) and a strong electro-rock score, is definitely a plus, creating an ambiance that bewitchingly accompanies the action. " - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

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And Then We Danced - online home viewing available now!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Levan Akin - 2020 - 113m - Georgia, Sweden - In Georgian with English subtitles

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A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgian society, AND THEN WE DANCED follows Merab, a devoted dancer who has been training for years with his partner Mary for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another male dancer, Irakli—gifted with perfect form and equipped with a rebellious streak—throws Merab off balance, sparking both an intense rivalry and romantic desire that may cause him to risk his future in dance as well as his relationships with Mary and his family.

“Unmissable, touching” - FILM INQUIRY

“Instantly engaging” - SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

Critic’s Pick! ”A luminous tour de force” - JUDE DRY, INDIEWIRE

"One of the most intimate, devastating and euphoric love stories ever told on screen." - IANA MURRAY, GQ

“A quietly revolutionary movie...enormously charming” - EUGENE HERNANDEZ, FILM COMMENT

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ATOMIC: Living in Dread & Promise - now available on our home viewing options!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Mark Cousins - 2015 - 71m

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75 years ago the bombing of Hiroshima showed the appalling destructive power of the atomic bomb.  Mark Cousins’ bold new documentary looks at death in the atomic age, but life too.  Using only archive film and a new musical score by the band Mogwai,  Atomic shows us an impressionistic kaleidoscope of our nuclear times: protest marches, Cold War sabre rattling, Chernobyl and Fukishima, but also the sublime beauty of the atomic world, and how X Rays and MRI scans have improved human lives.  The nuclear age has been a nightmare, but dreamlike too.

"Ambitious, distinctive work that captures the sheer strangeness of the Atomic age; a feast for the mind and the senses." - PJ Nabarro, One Room With A View

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Bacurau - home viewing option available now with part of the online viewing fee going to us!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Kleber Mendonca Filho and Juliano Dornelles - 2019 - 131m - Brazil, France - English and Portuguese with English subtitles - No Matinees

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Starring Sonia Braga & Udo Kier!

A few years from now... Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their remote community. The mercenaries just may have met their match in the fed-up, resourceful denizens of little Bacurau.

"Critic's Pick! An exhilarating fusion of high and low ... A heart-thumping political allegory that tips its hat to masters like John Carpenter." – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"[A] boldly inventive political fantasy... offers a thrillingly imaginative playbook for resistance." – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

"A gloriously demented (and lightly psychedelic) Western." – David Ehrlich, IndieWire

"A genre-busting entertainment that is at once a portrait of a community, a horror thriller and a timely piece of political filmmaking. Bacurau is one of those movies like Parasite... where you're never quite sure which way it's heading." – John Powers, NPR

“Utterly distinctive filmmaking, executed with ruthless clarity and force. A scream of satirical defiance. This is not just fantasy, not just symbolism – it is the shape of things to come.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"A modern-day western with some of the raw, hallucinatory power of a Sergio Leone epic. Rich and extremely filling." – Justin Chang, The Los Angeles Times

“Genre-bending. Sneaky, full of surprises, and often laced with humor.” – Barbara Scharres, RogerEbert.com

“Mendoça Filho is one of contemporary Brazilian cinema’s most sharply political filmmakers, and Bacurau solidifies his commitment to rebuking Brazil’s current administration and its willful erasure of the country’s culture and heritage.” – Sam C. Mac, Slant Magazine

"A perfect blend of blistering social commentary and illicit genre-flick thrills." – David Fear, Rolling Stone

“A wildly entertaining and cathartic political allegory that is held together by a surprising narrative grace… Feels like a favorite Gabriel García Márquez novel crossed with a Sergio Leone spaghetti western.” – Ken Foster, BOMB Magazine

“An inspiring, raucously funny tale of class vengeances that’s totally satisfying.”  – Natalia Keogan, Paste Magazine

"Does the triumph of Parasite at the Oscars have you hungry for more genre fare where you can clear the one-inch hurdle of subtitles? Your next obsession is here: Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles’ Bacurau." – Marshall Shaffer, Slash Film

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Balloon - online home viewing available now!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Michael Bully Herbig - 2019 - 125m - Germany - In German with English Subtitles

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A thriller-like true story of one of the most spectacular escapes of the 20th Century. 

With a theatrical release to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Germany’s reunification, BALLOON is based on the true events of one of the most daring escapes of the Cold War in which two families living in Communist East Germany sailed over the heavily fortified border in a homemade hot-air balloon.

In the summer of 1979, the Strelzyk and Wetzel families—who had been working on their audacious plan for more than two years—try to flee East Germany in a self-made hot-air balloon. But after the balloon crash-lands just before the West German border, the Stasi find traces of the attempted escape and immediately launch an investigation. In a nerve-wracking race against the clock, the two families attempt to build a new escape balloon as the Stasi get closer and closer each day…

“Flies high with Cold War thrills and sentiment to spare.”  – USA Today

“A race against the clock with suspense expertly maintained.” – Rolling Stone

“FASCINATING!”- L’Express

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Beanpole - available now for safe at-home viewing that'll partially support us too !

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Kantemir Balagov - 2019 - 137m - Russia - In Russian with English subtitles - No Matinees

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In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha (astonishing newcomers Viktoria Miroshnichenko and Vasilisa Perelygina), intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjust to a haunted world. As the film begins, Iya, long and slender and towering over everyone—hence the film’s title—works as a nurse in a shell-shocked hospital, presiding over traumatized soldiers. A shocking accident brings them closer and also seals their fates. The 28-year-old Russian director Kantemir Balagov won Un Certain Regard’s Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for this richly burnished, occasionally harrowing rendering of the persistent scars of war.

"Critic’s Pick. Dazzling… a brilliantly told, deeply moving story about love... from the sensationally talented Russian director Kantemir Balagov." – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Ferocious and extraordinary. You often have to remind yourself to breathe.” – Jessica Kiang, Variety

"Brilliant. Balagov is a fiercely individual and quite staggeringly accomplished talent." – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Bold and exacting. Feels damn-near radical.” – Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist

"Achingly beautiful. Extraordinary performances and Roma-level production design elevate a brutal yet tender story of two women in post-war Leningrad. Recalls Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days." – David Ehrlich, Indiewire

"One of the first essential cinematic works released in theaters this year... Beanpole [is] the astonishing sophomore feature effort of 28-year-old Russian director Kantemir Balagov, who utilizes color as artfully as any painter one can name." – Matt Fagerhold, RogerEbert.com

“Incredibly strong and deeply felt.” – Scout Tafoya, RogerEbert.com

“Visually resplendent.” – Ben Croll, The Wrap

“Extraordinary.” – Scott Tobias, NPR

“Superbly crafted and... alive with human spirit.” – A.A. Dowd, The A.V. Club

"A devastating, brilliantly directed and acted drama." – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“A powerful portrait of mutual need. Balagov's skill as a filmmaker… is beyond doubt.” – Ben Kenigsberg, RogerEbert.com

“With gorgeous photography and small moments of kindness and hope, Balagov... charts the range of human responses to trauma with great care.” – Kambole Campbell, Little White Lies

“Filmed with such raw hypnotic power and beauty that you will find yourself under Balagov’s chokehold. This is easily one of the best films of the year.” – Kevin Lee, Film Inquiry

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Clover - available now for safe at-home viewing that'll partially support us too !

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Jon Abrahams - 2020 - 101m

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Starring Jon Abrahams, Mark Webber, Nicole Elizabeth Berger, Chazz Palminteri, Ron Perlman, Erika Christensen, Julia Jones, Tichina Arnold, Jessica Szohr, Michael Godere and Jake Weber.

Two brothers "Irish Twins"- down on their luck, and in debt to a dangerous crime boss, must go on the run to save themselves, and a seemingly innocent teenage girl, after a job goes wrong, and she kills the crime boss’s only son.

"The blackly comedic tone is consistent enough to allow for such a wild turn of events to feel at home." - Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage

"Abrahams has the right idea for screen energy, keeping things on the move." - Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com

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Colonel Redl - available in our at-home

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Istvan Szabo - 1985 - 151m - Hungary, Germany, Austria - In German with English subtitles

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"István Szabó led his country's cinema from relative obscurity to one of the best and most innovative film industries in Europe." - Roger Ebert

Set in the lead up to WWI, Szabó's Cannes Grand Jury-winning Colonel Redl charts the rise of Alfred Redl to head of counter-intelligence of the Austro-Hungarian Army. His hidden homosexuality, however, is used against him by enemies of the state, putting both his professional standing and his country's security in dire straits. The film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 1985, the third  of four such Academy Award nominations Szabó's films earned.

"At the center is Klaus Maria Brandauer delivering a dazzling, virtuoso performance." - The Times  

"Fascinating." - David Denby, New York Magazine 

"Visually brilliant...Brandauer at his very best." - David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor  

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May 9 to May 30

Dir. Istvan Szabo - 80m - 106m - Hungary - Hungarian - in Hungarian with English subtitles

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Nominated for the Academy Award and Szabó won Berlin's Silver Bear for Best Director.

In World War II-era Hungary, the resistance pairs two unrelated members to act as husband and wife in an effort to stay hidden in plain sight. Will they be able to maintain the illusion without giving in to their growing feelings for each other? 

"Arguably the best film directed by the most popular of post '60s Hungarian filmmakers, Confidence is a taut tale."   - J. Hoberman, Village Voice

"The central performances are flawless."  - Time Out 

"Subtle, haunting imagery, fine acting and directorial concern make this almost Kafkaesque film an absorbing drama." - Variety

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Corpus Christi - it's back & available for home viewing now!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Jan Komasa - 2019 - 116m - Poland - In Polish with English subtitles

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An mesmerizing Bartosz Bielenia stars as a 20-year-old who experiences a spiritual transformation in a youth detention centre. Though his crime denies him the opportunity to officially learn to serve as clergy, he pursues his dream by dressing as a priest and ministering a small-town parish

Anchored by a “dynamically physical, wild-eyed performance” (The Hollywood Reporter) from newcomer Bartosz Bielenia, CORPUS CHRISTI is an incisive, darkly humorous, and “engrossing  exploration of faith, second chances and the possibility of atonement” (Screen).

"[A]n engrossing exploration of faith, second chances and the possibility of atonement. " - Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

"In his superb new movie, Jan Komasa investigates the social dynamics of a small community that gets a new priest who hides his true identity." - Ola Salwa, Cineuropa

"It's flawless storytelling, effortlessly played and with a rousing, if bloody, conclusion." - Kevin Maher, The Times (UK)

"An intelligent and provocative film which alternately charms and unsettles, Corpus Christi is Poland's entry for the 2020 Best Foreign Language Oscar. It's a small torn drama with much bigger connotations and it thoroughly deserves its place on the world stage." - Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

"The film works in spite of a familiar redemption arc due to Bartosz Bielenia’s fantastic performance. The young actor manages to endows the character with both a nervous violent surge and a wise, empathetic human. His piercing eyes and features reminiscent someone whose faith in humanity and all its emotions have the power to change." - Shikhar Verma, High on Films

"Bielenia delivers a fantastic performance...." - Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage

"Critic's Pick. Compelling...powerful...." - Peter Debruge, Variety

"Shot in icy blues, greens, and greys, this is a harsh, sad world with no happy endings in sight. Yet Komasa finds much humour in this premise, creating a wise satire of not just the church but the way people use their beliefs to justify their own bad behaviour...." - Alex Heeney, Seventh Row

"If Oscars were decided according to the speed with which voters flipped out when they stared into the eyes of the principal character, “Corpus Christi” would be an easy winner. Corpus Christi” is neither a parable nor an allegory, yet image after image seems charged with intent, from the opening shot—of carpenters’ saws, grating to and fro like instruments of torture—to the climax, an apocalyptic welter of fire and blood. This Daniel has no need to enter a lions’ den. If I were a lion, I’d be afraid to enter his." - Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

"Corpus Christi is a one-of-a-kind film that is funny, fresh, moving and one of 2019's best." - Hanna B., Film Threat

"It's a smart, absorbing, impressive drama." - William Bibbiani, The Wrap

"Corpus Christi is ... beautifully real, tenderly sketching pained characters in need of a saviour. Sometimes, reality and heart are all a film needs to propel it towards touching excellence. **** (4 stars)" - Dan Sareen, Flickering Myth

"Corpus Christi is simply brilliant." - Quelle Movies

"[I]t’s an understated, fierce masterpiece that deserves to be remembered as one of the finest films of 2019. A powerful, unforgettable and challenging film in its own way, Corpus Christi asks vital questions about the true meaning of redemption and belief. " - Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, The Blue Lenses

"Bartosz Bielenia’s central performance as Daniel is worth the price of admission." - Michael McNeely, That Shelf

"Komasa directs with a conviction that also drives the mesmerising Bielenia...." - David Parkinson, Radio Times

"...powerfully intense.... It’s a disturbingly beautiful portrayal of denial, compassion, forgiveness, and love set in an unlikely place by an equally unlikely character." - Pamela Powell, Reel Honest Reviews

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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands - available now for home viewing!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Bruno Barreto - 1976 - 110m - Brazil - In Portuguese with English subtitles

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Based on the novel by Jorge Amado, this Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated comedy follows the strange events that befall Dona Flor (Sonia Braga) after she is left a widow by the death of her wild, irresponsible husband. Shortly after remarrying, she finds her new, less-than-satisfying sex life revived when the ghost of her late husband unexpectedly returns. 

Newly restored, the “marvelously funny” (Time Magazine) DONA FLOR AND HER TWO HUSBANDS was an instant international hit, launching the career of the “bewitchingly beautiful” (People) Sonia Braga and becoming (at the time) Brazil's highest grossing box office feature.

"Brazil’s all-time top-grossing film (it even outdrew Jaws) is an erotic delight. Directed by 23-year-old Bruno Barreto, and shot in Bahia, Brazil’s answer to San Francisco, it tells the story of a young woman who can’t seem to forget her dead husband. Never mind that he was a drunk, a philanderer and a compulsive gambler—he was also a terrific lover, something her second spouse clearly is not. Sonia Braga is bewitchingly beautiful as the young widow, and Jose Wilker sparkles as the roguish husband who returns to haunt her dreams. Lots of laughs, with some very steamy love scenes that confirm they do more in Brazil than drink coffee and attack soccer referees." - People Magazine

"This wonderfully sexy and funny comedy, a variation on BLITHE SPIRIT, shattered Brazilian box-office records and proved very popular worldwide, chiefly because of Braga's tremendously sensual presence. [E]ntertaining and erotic...." - TV Guide

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Dosed - available now for safe at-home viewing!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Tyler Chandler - 2019 - 82m

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This documentary is a raw and inspiring story about Adrianne's quest to treat her depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction with the help of plant medicine like magic mushrooms and iboga. M.A.P.S. founder Rick Doblin is featured alongside Mark, Haden, Dr. Gabor Maté, Paul Stamets, and many more.

"Raw and insightful" - RogerEbert.com 

"Must see" - Forbes 

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Earth - now available on our home viewing options!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Nikolaus Geyrhalter - 2019 - 115m

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EARTH was filmed at seven locations that humans have transformed on a grand scale: Entire mountains being moved in California, a tunnel being sliced through rock at the Brenner Pass, an open-cast mine in Hungary, a marble quarry in Italy, a copper mine in Spain, the salt mine used to store radioactive waste in Wolfenbüttel and a tar sands landscape in Canada. Initially shown from above as abstract paintings, these terrains are subsequently explored on the ground: The film weaves together observational footage of machines in operation with conversations with the workers. Alongside statements on work processes, environmental damage and technological change, EARTH makes this constructed world visible in unique fashion by subtly paring it down: the piles of grey matter, hills and mountains. The blackness and the cracks. The sandy landscapes, criss-crossed by an array of mechanical devices that scuttle about like caterpillars or worms. The dimensions are gigantic, the proportions out of control; the world has slipped from humanity’s grasp. “There is always a bigger machine, a bigger engine and when all fails there is dynamite. We always win,” boast a quarry worker. Or do we?

"Aesthetically exhilarating and spectacular!” — Tony Pipolo, Artforum

FILM OF THE WEEK! "Spectacular, even awe-inspiring.” — Jonathan Romney, Film Comment

"Despite its apocalyptic visions, it feels curiously optimistic because Geyrhalter hasn’t given up on us.” — Manohla Dargis, New York Times

"A most timely film in the light of a looming Sixth Extinction brought on by capitalist 'development'." — Louis Proyect, Counterpunch.org

"Geyrhalter brings fresh eye to 7 big digs and conversational knack to diverse workers. Big machines are cool to watch until you are forced to think about the damage they do." — Nora Lee Mandel, Maven's Nest

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Extra Ordinary - return engagement for your safe at-home viewing!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman - 2019 - 94m - Ireland

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Starring Will Forte & Maeve Higgins

Rose, a sweet, lonely driving instructor in rural Ireland, is gifted with supernatural abilities. Rose has a love/hate relationship with her ‘talents’. She tries to ignore the constant spirit-related requests from locals - to exorcise possessed rubbish bins or haunted gravel. But, Christian Winter, a washed up, one-hit-wonder rock star, has made a pact with the devil for a return to greatness! He puts a spell on a local teenager- making her levitate. Her terrified father, Martin, asks Rose to help save his daughter. Rose has to overcome the fear of her supernatural gifts and work with Martin to save the girl, get the guy and be home in time for a light snack.

“It might just be the best supernatural comedy since What We Do in the Shadows (2014).” - FILM SCHOOL REJECTS, Rob Hunter

“Feels like Ghost Busters meets Napoleon Dynamite ... Extra Ordinary is a demented delight” – PAJIBA

“Consistently Funny” – Variety

“Riotously hilarious.  Top-notch comedic Performances” –WE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

“A crowd-pleasing ghost comedy with a truly original voice ... A supernatural buddy comedy with a rather distinct flavour.” - BIRTH. MOVIES. DEATH.

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Fantastic Fungi - SPECIAL ONLINE STAY-AT-HOME-SAFE SCREENING!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Louie Schwartzberg - 2019 - 81m - No Matinees

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A consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges. 

"Schwartzberg’s film quickly proves to be one of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.” - Matt Fagerholm rogerebert.com                                                                                          "A charming blend of science and conjecture, FANTASTIC FUNGI wants to free your mind." — Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times    

"Do not miss “Fantastic Fungi,” one of the most beautifully powerful and intellectually stimulating films of the year and perhaps even the decade." -Pamela Powell Reel Honest Reviews

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L' Innocente - available now for home viewing!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Luchino Visconti - 1976 - 129 - Italy / France - In Italian with English subtitles

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Gabriele d'Annunzio’s passionate novel is brought to life in the final masterpiece from acclaimed director Luchino Visconti. In late-nineteenth century Italy, Tullio (Giancarlo Giannini), an insatiable aristocrat, grows bored with his timid wife Giuliana (Laura Antonelli) and neglects her for his mistress, the wealthy widow Countess Teresa Raffo (Jennifer O'Neill).

Newly restored, L'INNOCENTE is a “luscious stab to the heart of the aristocracy” (Los Angeles Times) that is “among the most beautiful [and] disciplined films” Visconti ever made and a “fitting coda to [his] career” (The New York Times).

"[L'innocente is] among the most beautiful and severely disciplined films [Visconti] has ever made. "The Innocent" is also one of Visconti's most terse, most dramatically economical films. There's not a superfluous frame in it. Further, it is splendidly performed by Mr. Giannini... and by Miss Antonelli, whose childlike face and voluptuous body combine to form a kind of ideograph that tells us what the film is all about. "The Innocent,"... is a fitting coda to the Visconti career. It's a film of effortless command in which the director's presence is everywhere felt — and nowhere intrudes." - Vincent Canby, The New York TImes

"The lavish, colorful depictions of stately villas with their sumptuous furnishings and immortal art work and the characters’ exquisite attire are matched by the director’s carnal delight in the beautiful people themselves. He films Giannini, Antonelli, and O’Neill with a rapt tenderness, capturing their exchanges of glances across crowded rooms or empty space with closeups of a rare magnetic power. These ravishing images are matched by the mellifluous, modulated voices that pour out grief in lofty and delicate phrases—and conceal, with the same rhetorical flourishes, deeply calculated machinations of an imperial cruelty." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker

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Mephisto - available now for safe at-home viewing that'll partially support us too !

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Istvan Szabo - 1981 - 146m - Hungary - in German, Hungarian with English subtitles

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From the Hungarian auteur Istvan Szabo - The 1981 Academy Award-winning (Best Foreign Language Film) Mephisto concerns a passionate, but struggling actor (Klaus Maria Brandauer) who remains in Germany during the Nazi regime and reaps the rewards of this Faustian pact by finally achieving the stardom he has long craved.   

"There has been precious little incisive appraisal of the precise seductive allure of fascism, and certainly none to match that offered by Szabó's remarkable film." - Paul Taylor, Time Out (London)

"This film is a work of art. The film transmits its messages so forcefully that no one can remain unaffected." - Ingmar Bergman

"One of the greatest movie performances I've ever seen. A performance of electrifying power." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

 "Magnificent and distinguished. It's more than a mercy, it's a coup." - David Thomson 

"Few have dared what Brandauer accomplishes: showing us a good actor responding to the same neurotic drive for the center of the stage, the immortalizing role. His is a great performance, nothing less." - Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine   

"Brilliant metaphorical filmmaking." - Bruce McCabe, Boston Globe

"Possesses an inner momentum and the film as a whole, with its dynamic leading performance, has an energy reminiscent of the films of Andrzej Wajda." - David Shipman

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Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson & The Band - safe, online at-home viewing option available now!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Daniel Roher - 2020 - 102m

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A confessional and cautionary documentary about Robbie Robertson’s young life, and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music – The Band. The film blends rare archival footage, photography, iconic songs, and interviews with Robertson’s friends and collaborators, including Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and more. 

“TRIUMPHANT. Robertson deeply dissects the Band’s magic and dysfunction, reckoning with the grudges, tragedies and incomparable musical bond.” Rolling Stone

"It's no surprise to anyone who's met him or even listened thoughtfully to some of the greatest rock songs ever written that Robertson would be such an articulate and ingratiating tour guide through all this glorious and eventually tortured history." - Chris Willman, Variety

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Other Music: The Record Store Doc! - online at-home viewing available now!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Puloma Basu and Rob Hatch-Miller - 2020 - 83m

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Other Music was an influential and uncompromising New York City record store that was vital to the city’s early 2000s indie music scene. But when 

the store is forced to close its doors due to rent increases, the homogenization of urban culture, and the shift from CDs to downloadable and streaming music, a cultural landmark is lost. Through vibrant storytelling, the documentary captures the record store’s vital role in the musical and cultural life of the city, and highlights the artists whose careers it helped launch including Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, William Basinski, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sharon Van Etten, Yo La Tengo and TV On The Radio.

“Celebrates and immortalizes the culture of the record store.” - Jen Aswad, Variety 

“One of the worlds greatest record store's gets a fitting eulogy.” - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

"As hubs like Other Music struggle to remain in existence, we think it's important to celebrate what spaces like these have meant to people in the 

past, and to explore how their spirit can live on in an increasingly digital world" - Lydnsey Havens, Billboard

"While the documentary is ostensibly lighthearted in its nostalgic take on music culture, a hint of rage lies beneath the surface." - Susannah Gruder, Hyperallergic

"For 21 years, Other Music offered more than just records and CDs…but a public space for conversation, experimentation and concerts…

Bittersweet paean that this is, however, it is filled with the joy of happy memories, as one interviewee after another pays homage to what once was." - Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer To Nail

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Pahokee - now available for safe at-home viewing that'll partially support us too !

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan - 2019 - 112m

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 Lucas and Patrick Bresnan paint a detailed and astonishing portrait of Pahokee, a rural village in the Everglades, Florida. Very close-knit, its inhabitants fight to face fragile financial situations and an uncertain future. Through a precise observational approach, the film captures the daily life of this city restoring a rich palette of nuances. From sporting events to beauty contests at school, filmmakers explore social and community rituals, and how gender and identity are portrayed as new stories are created. Going well beyond the teaching of Wiseman, which Lucas and Bresnan have perfectly integrated, the film seems to bathe in the singular atmosphere of a song of Gil Scott Heron, with lingering hints of rural blues tinged with urban echoes. A complex multi-faceted work that recalls both the raw social realism of the new American cinema and the neorealist style. Pahokee is the powerful portrait of a forgotten America, absent from the current political discourse.

"Lively and rousing as a generational snapshot, buoyed by the lovable, resilient kids at its heart.” - VARIETY

"Compelling in its exploration of the stunning marvels of the seemingly mundane, ‘Pahoke' astonishes, one subtle dramatic turn after the other.” - HAMMER TO NAIL

"Beautifully and thoughtfully composed (...) A warm and tender community portrait." - FILM INQUIRY

"Lucas and Brenan's debut captures youthful ambitions with abundant energy and variable insight." - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"A documentary full of hope, life and beauty in a place mostly known for its struggles." - REMEZCLA

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Phoenix, Oregon - stay safe 'theatrical-at-home' option available!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Gary Lundgren - 2019 - 108m

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Defying the haze of midlife, two friends seize an unlikely opportunity to reinvent their lives, quitting their jobs to restore a bowling alley and serve the “world’s greatest pizza.”  

Divorced bartender Bobby Hoffman (James LeGros), living alone in the Airstream trailer inherited from his late mother, has drifted into a sleepy eddy.   Life passing him by and struggling to complete his graphic-novel opus, Bobby comes to believe his life is doomed – just a meaningless simulation written by some alien civilization. On Bobby’s birthday, when his old high school buddy Carlos (Jesse Borrego) tries to shake him awake with a bold new business venture, shadows rear up from the past and threaten to crush him.  

Does positive thinking still work at mid-life?  Can teamwork and friendship improve the odds for success of “the stupidest idea ever”?  Irresistible Tanya (Lisa Edelstein) stirs Bobby’s bravery until his passion and dreams begin to breathe again.  Enthusiastic Carlos (“you aren’t visualizing it!”) and his spirited, entrepreneurial family will not give up.  Finally, when Bobby’s comically awful boss, Kyle, (Diedrich Bader) has shrunk his piece of the pie to crust, playing it safe just doesn’t feel safe anymore.  

The road out of hiding and becoming a business owner, though at times exhilarating, isn’t easy.  Snarky bowling rival, Al, (Kevin Corrigan) pins him around every corner, while slick venture capitalist, Mario, (Reynaldo Gallegos), captures Tanya’s eye and hopelessly intimidates Bobby with his worldly charm.  When trouble and setbacks rear up, Bobby must decide whether he owns his life, or is merely a chump for his comic book aliens’ entertainment.  Finally, it’s his choice.    

The film takes a comedic look at the existential crisis many face when trying to find meaning and relevancy at mid-life. Despite controlling bosses, dead-end jobs, and broken relationships, the two leads stumble out of hibernation with courage and resilience, called to what may be their last chance to resurrect heartfelt dreams.

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Saint Frances - online at-home viewing available now!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Alex Thompson - 2019 - 101m

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Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan) finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances (played by a scene-stealing Ramona Edith-Williams). But an unwanted pregnancy introduces an unexpected complication. To make matters worse, she clashes with the obstinate Frances and struggles to navigate a growing tension between Frances’s moms. Amidst her tempestuous personal relationships, a reluctant friendship with Frances emerges, and Bridget contends with the inevitable joys and shit-shows of becoming a part of someone else’s family.

“A brash, funny, very savvy feminist comedy.” —Gerald Peary, THE ARTS FUSE

“A likeable film elevated by its crisp, summery look and warm score.” — David Rooney, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Kelly O’Sullivan, who also wrote the film, gives a truly excellent performance.” — Brian Tallerico, ROGER EBERT.COM

“A laser-sharp analysis of femininity, motherhood, and love’s complexities.” — Roxana Hadadi, PAJIBA

“In saying what’s been long been unsaid, SAINT FRANCES gives audiences something to talk about.” — Stephen Saito, MOVEABLE FEST

“There are big laughs in the movie, to be sure, but it’s the quiet moments that make Saint Frances such a gem.” — Patrick Bromley, F THIS MOVIE!

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Slay the Dragon - available now for safe at-home viewing!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance - 2019 - 101m

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Directed with the full force of an investigation by Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance, SLAY THE DRAGON shows how gerrymandering has become an immensely powerful weapon of partisan advantage, creating an unresponsive and unaccountable government. But ahead of the 2020 elections and a new round of redistricting, voters are fighting back. With exclusive access to influential, citizen-led activist groups, as well as the legal team that brought the most important voting rights case in a generation to the Supreme Court, SLAY THE DRAGON chronicles the civic grit that is turning the tide in the battle for the legitimacy of U.S. democracy.

“The most important political film of the year, and it may prove to be one of the key political films of the decade.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“SLAY THE DRAGON is an excellent film that tells the story of how politicians used gerrymandering to cheat the American people out of equal representation for the past decade and how committed, organized citizens can fight back to restore fairness to our elections. With the next redistricting process set to take place in 2021, the message of SLAY THE DRAGON could not be more timely or more profound – we must end the era of politicians choosing their voters and give power back to the people, where it belongs. Our democracy is at stake.” – Former Attorney General Eric Holder

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Sorry We Missed You - available in our at-home

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Ken Loach - 2019 - 100m - UK

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The British working class is once again the empathetic subject of Ken Loach’s SORRY WE MISSED YOU, a wrenching, intimate family drama that exposes the dark side of the so-called “gig economy”.

Ricky, a former laborer, and his home-attendant wife Abby—who lost their home in the 2008 financial crash—are desperate to get out of their financial distress. When an opportunity comes up for Ricky to work as his own boss as a delivery driver, they sell their only asset, Abby’s car, to trade it in for a shiny new white van and the dream that Ricky can work his way up to someday owning his own delivery franchise.

But the couple find their lives are quickly pushed further to the edge by an unrelenting work schedule, a ruthless supervisor and the needs of their two teenage children.  Capturing the sacred moments that make a family as well as the acts of desperation they need to undertake to make it through each day, this universal story is skillfully and indelibly told with unforgettable performances and a searing script by Loach’s long-time collaborator Paul Laverty.

 “Critic’s Pick. Brutally moving... [Ken Loach is] one of Earth’s most venerable and venerated directors. He’s almost without peer as a filmmaker formidably committed to exposing the sins of our wages... You believe this family. You believe in them. There are also all kinds of meaningful, seemingly disposable smart details... Globalism’s faceless grind couldn’t be more local, more personal... The movie’s as pungent as PARASITE... But life: that’s the tragedy.” – Wesley Morris, THE NEW YORK TIMES

 “It’s difficult to imagine a more socially engaged or powerful condemnation of the exploitative gig economy than Ken Loach’s SORRY WE MISSED YOU.” – Pat Brown, SLANT

 “FIVE STARS! Ken Loach raises his game yet further with this gut-wrenching tale of a delivery worker driven to the brink...It’s fierce, open and angry, unironised and unadorned... This brilliant film will focus minds.” – Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN

 “At age 82, [Ken Loach is] doing some of his strongest work in Sorry We Missed You, a drama of such searing human empathy and quotidian heartbreak that its powerful climactic scenes actually impede your breathing... This is an expertly judged and profoundly humane movie.... You’d have to be made of stone not to be moved to your core by it.” – David Rooney, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

 “Ken Loach has done it again. His new film is another intimate and powerful drama about what’s going on in people’s everyday lives—not just in England, but all over the world.” – Owen Gleiberman, VARIETY

 “[Ken Loach is] the Bernie Sanders of filmmakers.” – Steven Mears, FILM COMMENT

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Supa Modo - now available on our home viewing options!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Likarion Wainaina - 2018 - 74m - Kenya / Germany - In Spanish with English subtitles

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Jo, a witty 9-year old terminally ill girl is taken back to her rural village to live out the rest of her short life. Her only comfort during these dull times are her dreams of being a Superhero, which prove to be something her rebellious teenage sister Mwix, overprotective mother Kathryn and the entire village of Maweni think they can fulfill.

From first-time feature filmmaker Likarion Wainaina and co-producer Tom Tykwer comes this honest and inspiring story about the strength of young people in the face of adversity. Obsessed with Jackie Chan and action films, nine-year-old Jo dreams of being a superhero, but time is not on her side. When the doctors reveal that she is terminally ill, Jo leaves the hospital and returns home to be with her mom and sister. While her mom insists that she stay inside and rest, her sister has different plans. With the entire village's support, they decide to make dreams a reality and turn Jo into the superhero they know she is. Newcomer Stycie Waweru delivers a captivating and earnest performance, imbuing her character with a subtle strength that ignites the screen. This film is a stunning reminder of the power of imagination.

"Brutal and beautiful, melancholy and joyous, “Supa Modo” is simultaneously crushing and uplifting." - Brent McKnight, Seattle Times

"Endearingly bleak, charmingly honest, Supa Modo is not (only) a superhero movie, but it is super, heroic, a treat, even a blessing." - Eyeforfilm

"Balancing sadness with comedy and with a great cast, especially Stycie Waweruwho plays Jo, she lights up the screen and is able to see and understand what is happening to her but her illness isn’t going to stop her from having fun." - Katie Hogan, Vulture Hound

"A love letter to the power of escapism, a devastating portrayal of grief and a Kenyan family drama that defies stereotypes, Supa Modo serves as an important reminder that even when heroes die, they can continue to inspire others long after they’re gone." - David Opie, Little White Lies

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The Booksellers - now available on our home viewing options!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. D.W. Young - 2020 - 99m

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PART OF THE SCREENING FEE GOES TO HELPING US ALONG DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES!  

AND REMEMBER TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORES IN WHATEVER WAY YOU CAN!

Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play an underappreciated yet essential role in preserving history. THE BOOKSELLERS takes viewers inside their small but fascinating world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers.

“THE BOOKSELLERS" IS A DOCUMENTARY FOR ANYONE WHO CAN STILL LOOK AT A BOOK AND SEE A DREAM, A MAGIC TELEPORTATION DEVICE, AN OBJECT THAT CONTAINS THE WORLD.” – VARIETY

“A TREAT FOR ANYONE WHO APPRECIATES THE PRINTED WORD.” – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“A FASCINATING LOOK INTO THE WORLD OF RARE BOOK DEALERS”– LIT HUB

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The Documentary films of award winning Lee Grant - available now for our home viewing options!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Lee Grant - An Oscar-winning actor and a trailblazing documentarian!!

ONLINE AT-HOME VIEWING LINKS AVAILABLE NOW!

FOR "WHAT SEX AM I?" CLICK HERE

FOR "DOWN AND OUT IN AMERICA" CLICK HERE

FOR "WHEN WOMEN KILL" CLICK HERE

FOR "BATTERED" CLICK HERE

**PART OF THE SCREENING FEES GOES TO HELPING US ALONG DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES!

Kicked off as part of a 13 film series on Grant at NYC's Film Forum earlier this year we're excited to bring a number of Grant's non-fiction films as director to repertory cinemas across the country. Featuring Best Doc Oscar winner Down and Out in America, When Women Kill, Battered, and Grant's pioneering exploration of the Trans experience What Sex Am I? Most of the films have been largely unavailable since their release, until now.

WHAT SEX AM I? - Groundbreaking document of the trans experience in 1980s America rings shockingly familiar with contemporary audiences.  [57m - 1985] View a trailer

DOWN AND OUT IN AMERICA - Winner of the 1987 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, legendary actress/director Lee Grant's groundbreaking portrait of Regan-Era America is as timely and terrifying as ever.  [57m - 1987]

WHEN WOMEN KILL - An exploration the lives of women behind bars, and the often impossible circumstances that led them there.  Featuring a terrifyingly complex interview with Manson Family member Leslie Van Houten, "When Women Kill" provides a much needed look at a particular corner of American Culture, and the American Penal system. [57m - 1983] 

BATTERED - Acclaimed investigation of domestic violence in American Homes is the powerful, if harrowing portrait of a life lived in constant fear of the people closest to you.  Grant gives us a sharp look into the intimate lives of people who have escaped, succumbed to, or continue to live with domestic violence. From the victims and children of this cycle, through to eye opening and heart breaking conversations with the abusers themselves.   [57m - 1989]   View a trailer

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The Etruscan Smile - available now for safe at-home viewing!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Mihal Brezis & Oded Binnun - 2019 - 107m

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AND PART OF THE SCREENING FEE GOES TO HELPING US ALONG DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES!  THANK YOU LIGHTYEAR ENTERTAINMENT & CLEMENCE TAILLANDIER!!

Produced by six-time Academy Award winner Arthur Cohn, and based on the bestselling novel by José Luis Sampedro, THE ETRUSCAN SMILE stars Golden Globe Winner Brian Cox (HBO’s SUCCESSION) as Rory MacNeil, a rugged old Scotsman who reluctantly leaves his beloved isolated Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory’s life will be transformed, just when he expects it least, through the redemptive power of love.  Also starring Rosanna Arquette, JJ Feild, and Thora Birch.

"It's a quiet film, full of pain, love, life, and death that highlights generational divides. Brezis and Binnun offer little camera movement, making for simple shots that show the characters' emotional complexity." - Marissa De La Cerda, Chicago Reader

"Its use of the beauty of Gaelic culture and language for flavoring adds to a story of how family has a profound effect on the person we become along the giant walls we build as an obstacle to reconnecting and growing as adults ourselves." - Alan Ng, Film Threat

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The Perfect Nanny - online home viewing available now!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Lucie Borleteau - 2019 - 99m - France - In French with English Subtitles

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  Part of your viewing fee will go to financially supporting the Guild Cinema during these challenging times!  A great way to support both your local arthouse cinemas and quality international filmmaking!

Adapted from the eponymous novel by Leïla Slimani, winner of the Goncourt prize, and based on a true story that took place in Manhattan in 2012, the film offers a true pedestal to Karin Viard who seizes with formidable mastery this role of a disturbed nanny whose mask of perfection gradually cracks.

Myriam (Leïla Bekhti) and Paul (Antoine Reinartz), are your typical pair of Parisian bobos and parents of two young children, toddler Adam, and 5-year-old Mila, who are taking up all of Myriam’s time. When Myriam decides to go back to work despite her husband’s initial reluctancy, the couple starts looking for a nanny. After a very selective process, they finally find the perfect candidate, Louise, a poised 40-year old woman who is an instant hit with both kids and parents. But appearances can be deceiving, even dangerous…

“Perfect Nanny plays the card of dramatic suspense to the point where it comes close to the horror film”— Cineuropa

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The Times of Bill Cunningham - new doc now available for at-home viewing!

May 9 to May 30

Dir. Mark Bozek - 2020 - 74m

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PART OF THE SCREENING FEES GOES TO SUPPORTING US DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES OF TEMPORARY CLOSURE! 

Told in Bill Cunningham’s own words from a recently unearthed six-hour 1994 interview, the iconic street photographer and fashion historian chronicles, in his customarily cheerful and plainspoken manner, moonlighting as a milliner in France during the Korean War, his unique relationship with First Lady Jackie Kennedy, his four decades at The New York Times and his democratic view of fashion and society. Narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker, The Times of Bill Cunningham features incredible photographs chosen from over 3 million previously unpublicized images and documents from Cunningham.

"An entertaining, briskly paced and solid introduction to fashion photographer Bill Cunningham" - Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

"With the release of Mark Bozek's affectionate documentary, "The Times of Bill Cunningham," fans can revisit this humble man who still feels like an old friend.... Bozek's film honors an original, whose work remains as influential as it is inspiring." - Gary M. Kramer, Gay City News

"The photos alone are worth watching the film, but getting to know the man behind the art makes it all the better." - Lorry Kikta, Film Threat

"This is "street fashion" photographer Bill Cunningham at his lightly-guarded, offhand, charming and modest best." - Roger Moore, Movie Nation

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