EXCITING NEWS! While we are still closed 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. It’s 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.
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Keif and the Guild Cinema staff

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Test Pattern - available NOW for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Jan 28 to Mar 31

Dir. Shatara Michelle Ford - 2021 - 82m

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Part psychological horror, part realist drama, this exhilarating debut feature from Shatara Michelle Ford is set against the backdrop of national discussions around inequitable health care and policing, the #metoo movement, and race in America. TEST PATTERN follows an interracial couple whose relationship is put to the test after a Black woman is sexually assaulted and her white boyfriend drives her from hospital to hospital in search of a rape kit. Their story reveals the systemic injustices and social conditioning women face when navigating sex and consent within the American patriarchy. Winner of top prizes at the BlackStar and New Orleans Film Festivals, this gripping social thriller offers a unique exploration of institutional racism and sexism from a Black female point of view.

“A searing, yet nuanced, interrogation of the racism and sexism baked into our society at every level... Strikingly punctuates the detachment of realist drama with the expressionism of psychological horror.” – William Repass, Slant Magazine

“Intelligent and engrossing… [a] quietly momentous first feature.” – Jessica Kiang, Variety

“Transposes the discourse around the #MeToo movement from whiteness to a Black female lens. In line with last year’s documentary ‘On the Record’ or the series ‘I May Destroy You,’ it’s part of an indispensable breakthrough in media.” – Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times

“Signals an absolute powerhouse talent…  feels like a revelation.” – Scott Renshaw, Salt Lake City Weekly

“Ford demands that we work to believe this Black woman’s experiences, whether they’re explicit or not.” – Selome Hailu, Austin Chronicle

"Ford has unfurled a story — and a burgeoning career — worth considering long after. A must-see gem. One of the year’s first true discoveries" – Kate Erbland, Indiewire

“Test Pattern offers a fresh way of examining sexual assault and its aftermath on screen, one that feels just as emblematic of its moment as Thelma & Louise.” – Soraya Nadia McDonald, Film Comment

“A slow burn movie done right… with brilliant performances by Hall and Brill.” – Cal Gesner, Film Snob Reviews

“A gripping movie with first-rate performances… an eyeopener.”  – Sarah Fenske, St. Louis Public Radio

“Shatara Michelle Ford has an assured, unique visual storytelling style.” – Jason Green, The Arts STL

"Gripping and powerful." – Tom Stockman, We Are Movie Geeks


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Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band - available NOW for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Jan 29 to Mar 31

Dir. Carol Bash - 2015 - 60m

IN CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH!  WATCH NOW BY CLICKING HERE !

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A story of tragedy and triumph seen through the eyes of a prodigy. We journey the 20th century through the lens of one of its leading jazz musicians who is determined to create in a world that could not see past her race or gender. 

Mary Lou Williams was ahead of her time, a genius. During an era when jazz was the nation’s popular music, she was one of its greatest innovators. As both a pianist and composer, she was a wellspring of daring and creativity who helped shape the sound of 20th century America.  And like the dynamic, turbulent nation in which she lived, Williams seemed to re-define herself with every passing decade.  From child prodigy to “Boogie-Woogie Queen” to groundbreaking composer to mentoring some of the greatest musicians of all time, Mary Lou Williams never ceased to astound those who heard her play.  But away from the piano, Williams was a woman in a “man’s world,” a black person in a “whites only” society, an ambitious artist who dared to be different and struggled against the imperatives of being a “star.”  Above all, she did not fit the (still) prevailing notions of where genius comes from or what it looks like. Time and again, she pushed back against a world that said, “You can’t” and said, “I can.”  It nearly cost her everything.  

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17 blocks - available NOW for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Jan 30 to Mar 31

Dir. Davy Rothbart - 2019 - 96m

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH - WATCH NOW BY CLICKING HERE!

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AS PART OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH!

In the shadow of the U.S. Capitol and filmed over a 20 year period, a Black family lives under gun death, addiction, and poverty. 

In 1999, filmmaker Davy Rothbart met Emmanuel Sanford-Durant and his older brother, Smurf, during a pickup basketball game in Southeast Washington, D.C. Davy began filming their lives, and soon the two brothers and other family members began to use the camera themselves. Spanning 20 years, this story illuminates a national, ongoing crisis through one family's raw, stirring and deeply personal saga.  Made from more than 1,000 hours of footage, it all starts on the street where they lived in 1999, 17 blocks behind the U.S. Capitol. 

"An essential viewing doc about race & class in America... A documentary with Cinema Verite sensibilities and no qualms whatsoever about the honest presentation of its subjects, 17 BLOCKS is both heartbreaking and inspiring."  - Warren Cantrell, The Playlist 

"RAW AND IMMEDIATE... packs a potent emotional punch." - Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter 

"A remarkably raw and heartfelt piece of filmmaking... At its best, 17 BLOCKS reminded me of the deep humanism of Steve James' work." - Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

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Minari - as part of our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Jan 30 to Feb 25
Feb. 17 to 25 @ 7pm MST / plus Feb. 20 & 21 @ 2pm

Dir. Lee Isaac Chung - 2021 - 115m - In Korean & English with English subtitles when necessary

NOTE:  WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17 THRU THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25 ONLINE AT 7pm MST ONLY!  PLUS ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20 & SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21 AT 2pm MST! 

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A 2020 SUNDANCE FILM FEST WINNER OF BOTH THE GRAND JURY PRIZE & U.S. DRAMATIC AUDIENCE AWARD!

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. 

"Everybody's talking about this unassuming, but also unmissable and unforgettable slice of Korean-American life and for good reason: Lee Isaac Chung's heartfelt memoir is the best movie you'll find anywhere about what it means to be a family." - Peter Travers, ABC News

"Lee Isaac Chung's poignant immigrant drama is the kind of film that can be felt with all five senses." - Kristen Yoonsoo Kim, The Nation

"By the end of Minari you know the whole family as if you'd lived in their midst. That's a tribute to Mr. Chung's generous spirit and his gift for close observation; the film's intimacy is the product of exceptionally detailed storytelling." - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

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A Glitch In The Matrix - available NOW for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Jan 31 to Mar 31

Dir. Rodney Asher - 2021 - 108m

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What if we are living in a simulation, and the world as we know it is not real? To tackle this mind-bending idea, acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Asher (ROOM 237, THE NIGHTMARE) uses a noted speech from Philip K. Dick to dive down the rabbit hole of science, philosophy, and conspiracy theory. Leaving no stone unturned in exploring the unprovable, the film uses contemporary cultural touchstones like THE MATRIX, interviews with real people shrouded in digital avatars, and a wide array of voices, expert and amateur alike. If simulation theory is not science fiction but fact, and life is a video game being played by some unknowable entity, then who are we, really? A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX attempts to find out.

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Heartworn Highways - available Now for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Jan 31 to Mar 31

Dir. James Szalapski - 1976 - 92m

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The beloved documentary portrait of the outlaw country movement!  Featuring: David Allan Coe, Peggy Brooks, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Charlie Daniels, Steve Earle, Barefoot Jerry, Gamble Rogers, Glenn Stagner, Townes Van Zandt, Larry Jon Wilson, Steve Young!

“Sometimes, a documentary maker is present at precisely the right moment to capture lightning in a bottle. It happened with essential punk doc The Decline of Western Civilization, it happened with Dylan’s Don’t Look Back and Chet Baker’s Let’s Get Lost, and it happened with 1976’s Heartworn Highways.
The iconic performance documentary saw filmmaker James Szalapski travel to Texas and Tennessee to capture the radical country artists reclaiming the genre via an appreciation for its heritage in folk and bluegrass and a rejection of the mainstream Nashville machine. Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Steve Young, David Allan Coe, Steve Earle and many others appeared on both screen and soundtrack, where musical highlights include Clark’s brilliant “Desperados Waiting For A Train,” Young’s stirring “Alabama Highways” and Van Zandt’s emotional “Waiting Around To Die.”
The hard living – and hard partying – lifestyles of outlaw country’s figureheads are played out on screen as we visit Van Zandt’s Austin trailer, see Coe play in Tennessee State Prison, join the gang in Nashville’s notorious Wig Wam Tavern and witness a liquor-fueled Christmas at Clark’s house. No wonder the film’s original tagline read: “The best music and the best whiskey come from the same part of the country”.
Outside of a couple festival screenings, the movie remained unreleased for five years after its completion, finally hitting screens in 1981 and finding a cult audience ever since.”  – Light in the Attic
“Musically, it’s almost impossible to pick highlights but Guy Clark’s “That Old Time Feeling” is a husky delight and when Seymour Washington, a friend of Van Zandt’s (born 1896!) hears him sing “Waitin’ ‘Round To Die” he can’t prevent teardrops from rolling down his cheeks; neither will you.” – Record Collector

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M.C. Escher: Journey To Infinity - available NOW for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Jan 31 to Feb 28

Dir. Robin Lutz - 2021 - 81m - Netherlands - In Dutch, English, Italian, German with English subtitles

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“As far as I know, there is no proof whatever of the existence of an objective reality apart from our senses, and I do not see why we should accept the outside world as such solely by virtue of our senses.” — M.C. Escher  

The story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (1898-1972)! Equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, Robin Lutz’s entertaining, eye-opening portrait gives us the man through his own words and images: diary musings, excerpts from lectures, correspondence and more are voiced by British actor Stephen Fry, while Escher’s woodcuts, lithographs, and other print works appear in both original and playfully altered form. Two of his sons, George (92) and Jan (80), reminisce about their parents while musician Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills & Nash) talks about Escher’s rediscovery in the 1970s. The film looks at Escher’s legacy: one can see tributes to his work in movies, in fiction, on posters, on tattoos, and elsewhere throughout our culture; indeed, few fine artists of the 20th century can lay claim to such popular appeal.

“THIS FILM MAKES A FITTING TRIBUTE... Escher is a very modern artist who appears to belong to a time that we’ve left behind. I do think that his best work is that that makes you think rather than feel, the paradoxes rather than beautiful brush strokes, but the world is much better for his presence.” — CinePhil

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

Jan 31 to Mar 31

Dir. Sam Soko - 2020 - 96m

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Check out a great Indiewire article with director Sam Soko on the private and public life of Boniface Mwangi, who fights against political corruption and collective amnesia. 

Daring and audacious, "Softie" Mwangi is one of Kenya's most accomplished photojournalists. But when he faces not only corruption but death threats to his wife, Njeri, and their children, he must decide whether his ideals are worth his family's safety. Is winning an election worth any price? As captured in director Sam Soko's Sundance jury award-winning documentary, running for election could be Softie's most difficult assignment yet.

"A marvel of narrative storytelling." — Filmmaker Magazine

"The global crisis has, in some ways, made the film’s message even more urgent and relevant, connected to a global, though also intensely local, struggle." — Africa is a Country

"A compelling act of defiance; powerful and personal. As intimate as it is brave." —Film Stage

"A tremendous film." — The Times

"A riveting run through Kenya's bloody political battlefield." — Variety

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

Feb 1 to Mar 31

Dir. Valentyn Vasyanovych - 2020 - 108m - Ukraine - In Ukrainian with English subtitles

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A prize-winner at the Venice Film Festival and Ukraine's official selection for the 2021 Academy Awards, ATLANTIS is a gorgeous and visionary sci-fi drama. Eastern Ukraine, 2025. A desert unsuitable for human habitation. Water is a dear commodity brought by trucks. A Wall is being build-up on the border. Sergiy, a former soldier, is having trouble adapting to his new reality. He meets Katya while on the Black Tulip mission dedicated to exhuming the past. Together, they try to return to some sort of normal life in which they are also allowed to fall in love again.

"ATLANTIS is stunning to watch. Sensitively observed and meticulously crafted. A remarkable piece of filmmaking from an exciting emerging Eastern European voice." — Nikki Baughan, Screen Slate

"Dark yet humanly luminous." — Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

"A strong piece of poetically pure art-house cinema that offers a ray of hope for humanity’s future." — Dennis Harvey, Variety

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Climate of the Hunter - available NOW for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Feb 1 to Feb 28

Dir. Mickey Reece - 2020 - 90m

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Two sisters, Alma and Elizabeth, along with a dog who’s described as a “philosopher,” have come to Alma’s remote house to reconnect with Wesley after twenty years. Alma is recently divorced, Elizabeth is a workaholic in Washington, D.C., while Wesley lives in Paris dealing with a wife recently struck with a fatal disease. When the three come together for dinner it has all the makings of a lovely adult melodrama about loneliness, and the desire to connect and share our lives with someone… but we must add to the mix one otherworldly piece of information: Wesley could be a vampire.

"A delightful riff on 70s Grindhouse Psychedelia ... An instant cult classic" - Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Never sacrifices its smarts for fun (or vice versa), but with its dazzling visuals and hypnotic descent downwards into a seemingly inevitable chaos, the film's delights are ultimately as sensorial as they are intellectual" - Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, AWFJ Women on Film
"It certainly has a unique and intoxicating aesthetic to it, and as a period piece, its ostentatious nature does make the film a standout in that right." - Heather Wixson, Daily Dead
"The level of craft involved in bringing this dreamy, glittering disco ball of a picture to screen is incredibly impressive." - Katherine McLaughlin, Through the Trees
"Sumptuously filmed... [it] commits to not only the look of the subgenres it's channeling but their amplified emotions, their sense of inner vibration." - Isaac Feldberg, Arts Fuse

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Identifying Features - available NOW for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Feb 1 to Mar 31

Dir. Fernanda Valadez & Astrid Rondero - 2021 - 94m - Mexico, Spain - in Spanish with English subtitles

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Middle-aged Magdalena (Mercedes Hernandez) has lost contact with her son after he took off with a friend from their town of Guanajuato to cross the border into the U.S., hopeful to find work. Desperate to find out what happened to him—and to know whether or not he’s even alive—she embarks on an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous journey to discover the truth. At the same time, a young man named Miguel (David Illescas) has returned to Mexico after being deported from the U.S., and eventually his path converges with Magdalena’s. From this simple but urgent premise, director Fernanda Valadez has crafted a lyrical, suspenseful slow burn, equally constructed of moments of beauty and horror, and which leads to a startling, shattering conclusion. – New Directors/New Films

"A stunning Mexican border drama." - Robert Koehler, Cinema Scope

“Combines stunning cinematography, evocative sound design and hints of magical realism to create a visionary work of devastating power." - Anjana Janardhan, Sight & Sound

“On every level, this is impressively accomplished cinema.” - Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

“Speaks volumes of the boundaries of the human heart and of the undeniable qualities of this director, who should be watched with interest.” - Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa

“A confident, accomplished and distinctive feature directorial debut.” - Dennis Harvey, Variety

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

Feb 1 to Mar 31

Dir. Ousmane Sembene - 1968 - 91m - Senegal

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This second feature by Ousmane Sembène was the first movie ever made in the Wolof language—a major step toward the realization of the trailblazing Senegalese filmmaker’s dream of creating a cinema by, about, and for Africans. After jobless Ibrahima Dieng receives a money order for 25,000 francs from a nephew who works in Paris, news of his windfall quickly spreads among his neighbors, who flock to him for loans even as he finds his attempts to cash the order stymied in a maze of bureaucracy, and new troubles rain down on his head. One of Sembène’s most coruscatingly funny and indignant films, Mandabi—an adaptation of a novella by the director himself—is a bitterly ironic depiction of a society scarred by colonialism and plagued by corruption, greed, and poverty.

"Momentously beautiful ... simple, comic, heartbreaking." - Joseph Morgenstern, Newsweek

"A richly comic and multi-textual first cousin to Bicycle Thieves." – J. Hoberman

"A first rate film. We see a total Africa - the old which has been made a victim, and the victim beginning to fight back." - Julius Lester, Evergreen Review

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PG: Psycho Goreman - available NOW for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Feb 1 to Mar 31

Dir. Steven Kostanski - 2020 - 95m

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What if Little Monsters, Goonies, and Predator hooked up at a party and made an R-rated comedy/sci-fi/horror film packed with practical effects? You'd get PG: PSYCHO GOREMAN!

From the maniacal co-director of The Void comes the tale of a pair of odd siblings who unwittingly resurrect an ancient alien overlord who was entombed on Earth millions of years ago after a failed attempt to destroy the universe.  They name him Psycho Goreman (PG for short) and use a magical amulet to force him to obey their childish whims.

But it isn't long before PG's reappearance draws the attention of intergalactic foes and friends from across the cosmos, all of whom converge in small-town suburbia to begin the ultimate battle for the fate of the galaxy.  And also play a little dodgeball.

"This is the kind of genre cinema we dream of!" - SCREEN ANARCHY

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

Feb 2 to Mar 31

Dir. Jeff Kaufman - 2020 - 92m - USA & Iran / In English and Farsi with English subtitles

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Nasrin Sotoudeh never stood down from a tough battle as a human rights attorney in Iran. Fans of filmmaker Jafar Panahi will remember her appearance in his subversive film Taxi. [She's been sentenced to] a prison term of 38 years for representing women who protested the country’s mandatory hijab law. This immersive portrait weaves extensive filming with Sotoudeh along with interviews with Panahi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, and journalist Ann Curry. Even while she’s behind bars, Nasrin won’t let her voice be silenced. - DOC NYC

"Nasrin Sotoudeh is a hero for our age." - Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times

"Nasrin Sotoudeh is Iran’s Nelson Mandela." - The Independent

"Nasrin Sotoudeh is an extraordinarily brave woman.  I urge you to see this timely and important film." - Margaret Atwood

"NASRIN will make you angry at injustice, and give you hope.  This is a must-see film." - Gloria Steinem

"Long the voice of the voiceless in Iran, Nasrin Sotoudeh requires every ounce of her extraordinary courage to avoid being silenced herself." - The Guardian

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The Reason I Jump - available NOW for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Feb 2 to Mar 31

Dir. Jerry Rothwell - 2020 - 82m - USA & UK

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Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, THE REASON I JUMP is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida's revelatory insights into autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.

Moments in the lives of each of the characters are linked by the journey of a young Japanese boy through an epic landscape; narrated passages from Naoki’s writing reflect on what his autism means to him and others, how his perception of the world differs, and why he acts in the way he does: the reason he jumps. The film distills these elements into a sensually rich tapestry that leads us to Naoki’s core message: not being able to speak does not mean there is nothing to say.

"This is a wondrous work... that enlightens and informs but that is also ravishing to behold." - Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter

"An inventive, sensuous documentary worthy of its source. This compassionate, creative documentary will open ears and eyes in equal measure. As emotionally piercing as it is beautiful to behold." - Guy Lodge, Variety

"Exquisite. THE REASON I JUMP will change how you think." - Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily

"A profound and moving experience." - Matt Cipolla, The Film Stage

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

Feb 2 to Mar 31

Dir. Anthonee Smith & Kenny Vigil - 2019 - 12m

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A GREAT OPPORTUNITY IN THE TIMES WE'RE IN TO SUPPORT BOTH YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT CINEMA AS WELL AS ADVENTUROUS INDIE FILMMAKING!

THE AWARD WINNING LOCALLY MADE INDEPENDENT HAUNTER SHORT IS BACK!

Returning home from the funeral of his wife an old man ponders how he will ever live without her.  Until his grief becomes obsession when he discovers a Willowpede roams the halls of his home. 

 

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SENSE OF WONDER EXPERIENCE - now available to view free online!

Feb 3 to Mar 31

Dir. Produced by NM ARTS IMAGINATIVE COLLECTIVE - 2020 - 150m approx

THREE amazing Sense of Wonder Experience performances produced by New Mexico Arts Imaginative Collective for your virtual viewing.

A series of interdisciplinary projects combining visual art, poetry, music and film by New Mexico artists.

For more information please go to our 

Sense of Wonder Experience Facebook page

Sense of Wonder Experience ~ Art Reveal: Streamed live on December 3, 2020 - watch now by clicking here!  

Sense of Wonder Music Experience: Streamed live on December 10, 2020 - watch now by clicking here!

Sense of Wonder Experience Film Experience: Streamed live on December 17, 2020 -  watch now by clicking here!

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

Feb 3 to Mar 31

Dir. Alex Winter - 2020 - 129m

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With unfettered access to the Zappa Vault, and the archival footage contained within, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter's assembly features appearances by Frank's widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank's musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White and others.

"This compelling, entertaining and no-B.S. documentary, directed by Alex Winter and produced by Frank's son Ahmet, gives a full picture of the Italian American musical iconoclast." - Thelma Adams, AARP Movies for Grownups

"Captures its subject's spirit without tipping into mere hero worship." - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

"A complex and surprisingly satisfying portrait of an artist who defiantly marched to the beat of a different drummer (or two)." - Peter Sobczynski, RogerEbert.com

"Top-to-bottom solid, sometimes exceptional music bio, a fittingly complex documentary about a complex man." - John Serba, Decider

"With energetic editing and a seamless flow of footage, Winter creates such a detailed portrait of Zappa that there should never be a need for a biopic drama of the man. Although you wonder if Zappa would even want that." - Alci Rengifo, Entertainment Voice

"Zappa is clearly required viewing for fans. I've never counted myself among that group, but watching this film made me want to be." - Chris Knight, National Post

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CROCK OF GOLD: Shane MacGowan - available now for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Feb 4 to Mar 31

Dir. Julien Temple - 2020 - 124m

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A cinematic exploration of the iconic Pogues' frontman Shane MacGowan’s story, Julien Temple’s film ‘Crock of Gold’ details Shane’s explosive existence, from his salad days, growing up in Ireland, to time spent on the mean streets of London and embracing the punk scene. To forming the Pogues and the conquering the known universe, we discover MacGowan’s passions, his humor & deep knowledge of music, history, spirituality & popular culture. For this is Shane’s story. A vision of the world through the eyes of the great punk poet himself and an intimate cast of close friends and family members, all channeled through Temple’s inimitable and eternally vibrant lens.

"Julien Temple has delivered the tribute to Shane McGowan, the frontman of the legendary Irish band The Pogues, which he deserves." - Kaleem Aftab, Cineuropa

"A freewheeling mess of a film, hard to pin down but full of ravaged beauty." - Steve Pond, TheWrap

"Julien Temple makes a good case for MacGowan being one of the most interesting things to emerge from punk." - Chris Waywell, Time Out

"Temple has accumulated enough filmmaking tricks to make a downer story feel like a head rush." - Chris Willman, Variety

"Crock of Gold is a riotous piece of storytelling..." - Jonathan Romney, Screen International

"A richly detailed portrait of a self-destructive talent." - Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

"A fine testament to why [Julien] Temple is one of the best music doc filmmakers." - Edward Douglas, The Weekend Warrior

"A marvelously crafted work non-fiction storytelling, a moving portrait of a self-destructive poet." - Sean Mulvihill, FanboyNation.com

"An all encompassing document of the myriad aspects which comprise its subject. And MacGowan leaves us with words of wisdom - 'It's probably best to drink not quite enough, you know?'" - Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews

"Bold and crass, insightful and fascinating. Director Julien Temple makes clear that this is a complex artist, with a multi-faceted personality, who has changed greatly over the years." - Deirdre Molumby, entertainment.ie

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White Riot: The Story of Rock Against Racism (RAR) & the fanzine 'Temporary Hording - available NOW for 'virtual cinema

Feb 4 to Mar 31

Dir. Rubika Shah - 2020 - 84m

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Featuring Interviews and Performances by: THE CLASH - STEEL PULSE - POLY STYRENE - SHAM 69 - ALIEN KULTURE - RED SAUNDERS - TOM ROBINSON BAND 

Britain, late-1970s. Punk is exploding. The country is deeply divided over immigration. The National Front, a far-right political party, is gaining strength as politicians like Enoch Powell push a xenophobic agenda. Outraged by a racist speech from Eric Clapton, music photographer Red Saunders teams up with like-minded creatives to create Rock Against Racism. The RAR zine reports on stories and issues that the mainstream British media ignores, like immigration, the Catholic side of the Northern Ireland conflict, and the police’s controversial “suspected persons" powers, and speaks directly to the youth of Britain. The National Front begins to strike back, committing acts of violence against RAR supporters, but the momentum spreads virally across the UK and Europe, becoming a grassroots youth movement, while The Clash, Steel Pulse, and other top bands of the day jump on board. White Riot is a moment in time when a generation challenged the status quo, and music changed the world.

"A thrilling, incendiary look at punk’s influence on politics." - The Film Stage 

“Rubika Shah’s smart, spirited feature debut is a whistle-stop tour of a DIY uprising.” - The Guardian 

“An engaging historical story with timely contemporary echoes.” - The Hollywood Reporter 

“White Riot thrives on cheerleading for punk, contrasting the fleapit venues where it all began with the point when a DIY anti-racist group’s campaign could capture the attention of the greater public. There’s something of Asif Kapadia in the film’s collage of different layers of archive material and its way of making history vivid. ” - Cineuropa

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CURANDERA: Elena Avila - available now in our at-home 'virtual cinema' safe viewing!

Feb 5 to Mar 31

Dir. Rudy Miera - 2020 - 12m - FREE - ENJOY!

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Elena Avila was one of the most knowledgeable and influential practitioners of Curanderismo in the Southwest. Although a professional Nurse, Elena studied and incorporated Native Folk Medicine into her care of people and her teachings to numerous apprentices. 

In this ‘mini-Documentary’ film, Elena speaks about her Mayan familial roots, her studies with Mexican Curanderas/os and of the importance of keeping the Indigenous approaches, practices and philosophies thriving. 

A gifted actress, she also co-wrote “Tu y Yo”, a 2-person play, Jerry Mondragón and performed the insightful look at relationships to youth and adult groups in the community. Elena also wrote and performed her original poetry, based on her insights into healthy relationships and some lines from one of her poems is embedded into the conclusion of her interview.

“….I just want to go to Heaven on earth’s last sigh……and I need your arms to fly…”

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

Feb 5 to Mar 31

Dir. David Osit - 2020 - 89m - USA, United Kingdom - In English & Arabic

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"ONE OF THE 10 BEST DOCUMENTARIES OF 2020" - BOSTON GLOBE

A real-life political saga following Musa Hadid, the charismatic Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office. His immediate goals: repave the sidewalks, attract more tourism, and plan the city's Christmas celebrations. His ultimate mission: to end the occupation of Palestine. Rich with detailed observation and a surprising amount of humor, MAYOR offers a portrait of dignity amidst the madness and absurdity of endless occupation while posing a question: how do you run a city when you don't have a country?

“Impressive. Engrossing. MAYOR is a study in politics both micro and macro, showing what happens when the two come fatefully crashing together.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“An astutely potent and structurally dynamic doc” - RogerEbert.com

“Hadid is a fascinating figure...extraordinary.” - The Washington Post

“Astonishing. Gripping and surprisingly witty.” - Variety

“Subtly electrifying... deeply affecting. A movie full of vitalising, delicate observations.” - Sight & Sound

“Thoughtful and gripping... There are whiffs of Veep-like humor throughout MAYOR but it’s also a sincere tale of a public servant who’s seeking to lead in a world that’s stacked against him.” - Vox

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MIKAILWITL: A journey through Life and Death - available now in our at-home 'virtual cinema' safe viewing!

Feb 5 to Mar 31

Dir. Rudy Miera - 2010 - 20m - FREE - ENJOY !!

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Kalpulli EHECATL is a MEXICA (Aztec) dance group based in 'Burque (Albuquerque, New Mexico). The performance of MIKAILWITL for Día de Los Muertos is intercut with interviews of founder and leader PAZ (Mapizmitl), who gives an overview of the aims, process and philosophy of surviving Native traditions.

“MIKAILWITL” features Indigenous music by Michael Heralda and is enhanced by an original suite of melodies especially composed and performed by Melyssa E. Garland (of Garland Piano Studio) for the concluding montage of dynamic dance and ritual images.

This ‘Mini-Documentary’ film screened at : the Guild Cinema, (2013, Albuq.) as the winner in the “Wildcard” category of the Filmmaker’s Showcase of the New Mexico Film Office, at the XICANINDIE Film Fest (2013, Denver, Colorado), the Tortuga Art Gallery (2013, Albuq.), a 1st cut version as a winner of the Tupelo Film Fest (2010, Tupelo, Mississippi), etc.

Original Music by Melyssa E. Garland (2009)

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Fukry - available NOW on our Virtual Cinema online!

Feb 6 to Mar 31

Dir. Blackhorse Lowe - 2019 - 90m

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A screwball stoner rom-com set in our very own hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico! 

 The film follows Ching Yazzie, a longboard craftsman, and Dawn Wilson, an aspiring performance artist set on moving to northern California for a “mime residency.” When Ching expresses his love for Dawn, burdened by the heavy emotions she pukes on him—this catapults into Dawn leaving and propelling Ching into a spiraling descent. Through the course of a long weekend involving punk rock shows, a gallery opening and some comic fighting, the characters discover their real feelings.

Award-winning director, editor, and producer Blackhorse Lowe (Navajo) is known for narrative films set on the Navajo reservation that explore the pull between Navajo tradition and contemporary non-Navajo ways. Lowe has screened at First Peoples Festival in Montréal, Marin County International Festival, Tribeca, Sundance Film Festival and imagineNATIVE, where he received two Honorable Mentions. Blackhorse is a 2019 Tulsa Artist Fellowship.

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

Feb 7 to Mar 31

Dir. Mike Nell - 2020 - 83m

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From the producer of 13th by Ava DuVernay (as well as her previous films)!  Winner of Best Crime Drama at the Houston International Film Festival

Starring Brian Geraghty, Sharon Leal, Bethany Joy Lenz, Edwina Findley, with Wayne Brady, and Jim Beaver - lives are left in pieces after a white cop responds to a violent hostage call and kills a black man only to learn he may have been set up. Facing trial, he must find the person responsible while examining his own accountability.

"(A)compelling drama echoes much of the conversation taking place in society today and offers a unique exploration of this timely issue from both sides." - Irish Times

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Citizens of the World - available now for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Feb 7 to Mar 31

Dir. Gianni de Gregorio - 2019 - 90m - Italy - In Italian with English Subtitles

Gianni Di Gregorio, Italy’s laconic answer to Larry David, returns to the humanist comic territory of arthouse hits Mid-August Lunch and The Salt of Life with Citizens of the World, a warm and delightful reflection on life with characters you’ll want to spend many more hours with long after the credits roll!

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Three retirees decide to move away from Rome to find a better standard of living in a country where their meagre pensions will go that much further. Planning for the trip sees the trio trawl the pubs and restaurants of a sun saturated Rome and discover that even at an old age they can still learn one or two lessons about themselves and life.  

**** “This is a gem.” – Empire Magazine

**** “Amiable, Rome-set comedy” – Emma Simmonds, The List

**** “A light, frisky Italian comedy” – David Jenkins, Little White Lies

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

Feb 7 to Mar 31

Dir. Cheryl Jacobs Crim - 2020 - 97m

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The power of women, hope and resistance in modern American politics!  

In the 3+ years since the 2016 elections, Americans have resisted and persisted.  We flooded the streets and packed the airports. We spoke up at town halls and sat down in Congressional offices. We stood for human rights and for each other. We raised our voices and we voted. Through it all, RESISTERHOOD was there.

This powerful documentary captures the stories of everyday Americans who became grassroots activists working tirelessly to defend our democracy and stop the erosion of our civil rights. RESISTERHOOD showcases the wave that brought us the most ethnically, racially and gender diverse Congress in history. It shares stories of hope that will re-energize the movement and inspire even more people to join the fight to secure a bright future for our county.

RESISTERHOOD will weather the test of time as a vivid picture of this unusual period in American politics and stand as a testament to the strength of ordinary Americans during this extraordinary time.

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The Guardian of Memory (El Guardian de la Memoria) - available now for safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Feb 7 to Mar 31

Dir. Marcela Arteaga - 2019 - 93m - In English & Spanish with English subtitles

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BONUS!  EPF Media & Stanford Center for Latin American Studies Present:  Thursday, October 22, 3:00 PST.  Please join us for a conversation with The Guardian of Memory film director Marcela Arteaga & immigration attorney Carlos Spector. The panel will be moderated by Stanford Professor and border activist Vivian Brates.  Click here for a free webinar registration!

Winner of the Best Feature Length Documentary at the just concluded Ariel Awards, the Mexican equivalent of the Academy Awards, The Guardian of Memory tells the story of Mexican men, women, and children seeking safety in the US.  Carlos Spector, an immigration lawyer born in El Paso, TX, fights to obtain political asylum for Mexicans fleeing extreme violence. This is the story about the kindness and hope that still exists in people who endured tremendous suffering, and Carlos Spector’s tireless efforts to help them.

“(Filmmaker) Marcela Arteaga,” wrote Hot Docs Review, “takes a daring and dreamy approach to testimonials about merciless drug war related violence near the Mexico-Texas border.”  In its review, Film Threat noted “Arteaga does stellar work with brilliant, yet haunting, images of the innocent victims, the valley's landscape, and the destruction of this once vibrant city. 8 out of 10.” Educational Media Reviews raved “I highly recommend The Guardian of Memory for its excellent interviews and shocking footage of Mexican families seeking political asylum from the Mexican Cartel. This documentary shows the other side of the immigration issue that is not being brought to the forefront of the conversation.

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Department of Injustice - available now for FREE on our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing!

Feb 8 to Mar 31

Dir. Travis Wood & Chloe Gbai - 2020 - 5m approx - FREE! Check it out, esp. important for the times we're going through!

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What happens if you call the Department of Justice to report an incident of violence? Who picks up the phone? DEPARTMENT OF INJUSTICE, from filmmakers Travis Wood and Chloe Gbai, fictionalizes that premise with a comment on the state of justice and accountability regarding police violence in America, in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

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Once Upon A River - available now for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Feb 8 to Mar 31

Dir. Haroula Rose - 2020 - 92m

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Featuring a Soundtrack by Rodney Crowell, J.D. Souther, Haroula Rose & Will Oldham!

Based on the best-selling novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell, ONCE UPON A RIVER is the story of Native American teenager Margo Crane in 1970s rural Michigan. After enduring a series of traumas and tragedies, Margo (newcomer Kenadi DelaCerna) sets out on an odyssey on the Stark River in search of her estranged mother. On the water, Margo encounters friends, foes, wonders, and dangers; navigating life on her own, she comes to understand her potential, all while healing the wounds of her past. Written and directed by Haroula Rose, this midwestern gothic Americana story is, in the words of Jane Smiley for The New York Times, “an excellent American parable about the consequences of our favorite ideal, freedom.”

Select Awards & Festivals :  Winner -Best Director, Boston Film Festival / Winner - Best Director, Bend Film Festival / Winner - Best Independent Film, Tallgrass Int'l. Film Festival / Winner  - Best Film & Best Director, Red Nation Film Festival / Winner - Best Narrative Feature & Best Actress, Gallup Film Festival

"A Midwestern Gothic coming-of-age fable set along the riverbanks... provocative, and a cinematic beauty." - The Chicago Crusader

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NORTHEND STORIES - a new doc by a local videographer available now on virtual cinema!

Feb 9 to Mar 31

Dir. Jim Morrison - 2020 - 65m total appro

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Northend Stories Pt 1: the community.

Waterloo, Iowa, has been home to an african american community ever since the great migration north in the early part of the last century. Many were attracted by jobs which had opened up with the railroads, a packing plant and the John Deere Tractor Works. At first most of the black population lived in a close knit community near the railroad. A closeness which is explored in interviews along with questions about how it felt to experience discrimination and prejudice. Filmed in 2019, the Black Lives Matter events after the George Floyd murder are referenced because the Waterloo reaction has been distinct due to its history of calling out racism and discrimination. There are now a black mayor, a chief of police and a representative in the state legislature.

Northend Stories Pt 2: the Cosby Center.

Jesse Cosby came to Waterloo, Iowa, after the 2nd World War and found his vocation as a community organizer, choir director and square dance caller. As a black man from Alabama in the tight knit african american community of Waterloo and at a time when segregation was the unspoken rule he went beyond boundaries, setting an example for future generations of what community could be. His a cappella choir was popular throughout the area and he was in great demand as a square dance caller with what were all white dance clubs and churches. His dream of a community center in Waterloo's african american neighborhood became an ongoing reality after his untimely death from cancer.

Produced by Jim Morrison, a native of Waterloo who grew up blind to the other side of the tracks.

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

Feb 10 to Mar 31

Dir. Arthur Jones - 2020 - 93m

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As in many of the weirdest fairy tales, it all starts with a frog. This story, however, is all too real. In November 2016, a barbaric election cycle had exposed a seismic cultural rift, and the country suddenly felt like a much different place. For underground cartoonist Matt Furie, that sensation was even more surreal. His innocent creation, Pepe the frog, had become co-opted by agents of chaos. 

“…the movie is a vertiginous, head-slapping examination of the tangible, unpredictable consequences of making art.” - Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times

“You’ve just got to see it. It is chilling, hopeful, terrible, and wonderful—and made with care, gorgeous animation, and perfect pacing.” - Allen Salkin, Los Angeles Magazine

“Jones’ approach is nothing less than heroic…a beacon of internet literacy about a whole new language—that memes are flexible, omnipotent, and pieces of a phenomenon more powerful than their creators.” - Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com

“Many documentaries become less interesting the more you already know about the subject. But FEELS GOOD MAN presents a heavily covered story in a thoughtful and vivid way.” - Adi Robertson, The Verge

“A fascinating doc about the rise and fall and rise of the internet meme. Wonderful portrait of brilliant artist.” - Darren Aronofsky, Director of Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler & Black Swan.

“…Feels Good Man plays like a horror story, a Dante-esque descent through the increasingly toxic internet of the mid-00s.” - Joshua Rivera, Vanity Fair

“We're left in awe at everything the story of Pepe encompasses…FEELS GOOD MAN proves Pepe can still be a force for good — among other things by helping us, through stories like these, to better understand the world we live in.” - Angie Han, Mashable

“A strange and terrifying odyssey that says much about intellectual property, fringe groups and the power of online imagery — and culture — to alter the national landscape.” - Nick Schager, Variety

“FEELS GOOD MAN above the pack…it’s probably one of the better documentary films ever made about the Internet era.” - Matthew Panzarino, TechCrunch

“An expansive forensic look at the life cycle of an idea, a warp-speed analysis of internet sociology, and a harrowingly modern fable about innocence lost.“ - David Ehrlich, IndieWire

“It sure makes for a chillingly effective internet-era cautionary tale” 3/4 Stars - Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press

“A perfect documentary of multidisciplinary value…this first-rate film should be in every media studies course, as Jones marvelously synthesizes many threads with the breadth and depth of sociological perspective that deepens the significance of films like these.” - Les Roka, The Utah Review

“FEELS GOOD MAN is an acid trip of Furie-style animations.” - Emma Grey Ellis, Wired

“The most urgent and poignant political documentary of the year.” - Matt Patches, Polygon

“Kudos to FEELS GOOD MAN the Everything-You-wanted-to-know-about-Pepe-the-Frog-but-were- afraid-to-ask doc.” - David Fear, Rolling Stone

“Well-executed emotional journey that will take viewers from amused to bemused to horrified to miserable and probably to a point of genuine anger.” - Dan Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter

“Most impressive feat is that it weaves together these disparate narratives concisely.” - Matthew Gault, VICE Motherboard

“… breezy, almost irreverent… FEELS GOOD MAN offers a glimmer of hope that Pepe will return to his more innocuous roots.” - Clint Worthington, The Spool

“It's mesmerizing and kind of trippy, but also makes the film feel like a one-of-a-kind creation in the greater context of the Pepe the Frog legacy…an outstanding documentary.” 9/10 - Alex Billington, FirstShowing

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SECONDS - a local 16mm film available now on our virtual cinema local film page!

Feb 10 to Mar 31

Dir. Andrew T. Chavez - 2020 - 5m

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Shot in 2019, and scraped together in 2020, starring local actor Nick Barron, it's a 16 MM experimental film, about shame, memories and the correlation with time.

 

 

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Curandera : Maclovia - local Rudy Miera's new short doc on our virtual cinema!

Feb 11 to Mar 31

Dir. Rudy Miera - 2020 - 19m - FREE! SUPPORT LOCAL FILMMAKING!

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The story of local Curandera (Folk medicine healer) Maclovia Sanchez that was originally completed in 2005. This was the first in a series of over a half-dozen “mini-Documentary” films produced by Jornada Productions (basically Rudy and whichever friends and family member would be willing to work for nothing – or foot-long chile dogs from the DogHouse.)

Filmed and Edited by Rudy J. Miera, this is first installment on the Indigenous practices and use of natural materials that are the basis of the still-thriving art of Curanderismo, “Maclovia” screened in Santa Fe at the Jean Cocteau for the New Mexico Film Expo festival (2006), at the Lobo Theater (2008) for the Local Shorts Film Festival and was used for a couple years in a Nurse’s training program at UCLA at Santa Barbara.

Jornada Productions is a non-profit community education project with absolutely no funding (in fact, the producer and staff lose money but create in the true spirit of the independent auteur.

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Phoenix, Oregon - viewing fees go to Wildfire Relief Fund!

Feb 11 to Mar 31

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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Feb 11 to Mar 31

Dir. Mehrdad Oskouei - 2020 - 74m - Iran - In Persian with English Subtitles

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The follow-up to Oskouei’s critically acclaimed Starless Dreams (2016), Sunless Shadows takes another look at the lives of teenage girls in an Iranian juvenile detention center. But this time the focus is narrowed: each of the film’s principal subjects is serving time for the murder of a male family member. One by one, Oskouei invites them to go into a room alone, push the red button on the camera and address their accomplices or their victims.

With this new confessional approach combined with the ever-deepening relationships he has with his subjects, Oskouei presents a picture of the disenfranchised in this aggressively male-dominated society and of the prison that is their shelter from it.

"Quietly but pointedly interrogates the notion of victimhood, while tacitly letting a damning essay on Iranian gender politics and hierarchies emerge through the words of [its] subjects." -Guy Lodge, Variety

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Feb 12 to Mar 31

Dir. Emily Harris - 2020 - 96m - UK

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Isolated from the outside world, fifteen-year-old Lara (Hannah Rae) lives in seclusion on a vast country estate with her father and strict governess Miss Fontaine (Jessica Raine). Late one evening, a mysterious carriage crash brings a young girl into their home to recuperate. Lara immediately becomes enchanted by this strange visitor who arouses her curiosity and awakens her burgeoning desires.

This atmospheric coming-of-age tale is inspired by the 1872 Gothic vampire novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.

"Lingnau and Rae create plenty of heat in their scenes together, nicely balanced by the chill of Raine's performance...." - Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film

"Alternating between candle-lit interiors and sun-dappled gardens, Carmilla perfects the experience not just of first love, but of the heady excitement of being completely bewitched by someone new; as cinematographer Michael Wood (Let Me Go) relays in the feature’s most expressive, atmospheric touch, it’s hazy, ethereal and almost hyper-real. Indeed, as Lara and Carmilla gravitate towards each other in both infatuated dreams and stolen moments, and as Miss Fontaine’s suspicions increase, Harris always finds the right visual language to convey the movie’s simmering sentiments." - Sarah Ward, Screen Daily

"DoP Michael Wood makes glorious use of a summery English scenery and candlelit interiors for the beguiling sapphic ‘love story’ that certainly has its moments delicately evoked by the infatuated duo...." - Meredith Taylor, Filmuforia

"[A] complex, enchanting mystery which draws you in and leaves you obsessing over every last detail. " - Bianca Garner, Filmotomy

"It portrays its central relationship as playful, sensual and exciting rather than driven by plain lust and is all the more an affecting tale as a result, while the performances from its young leads are mesmerising in their raw empathy." - Andrew Marshall, Starburst Magazine

"Aesthetically, Carmilla is gorgeous, Blood reds on pale backgrounds are used to great effect, and the candlelit cinematography controls exactly what one can see – and what one thinks might be lurking in the shadows – at any time. The uniformly strong performances lean into this dread. Hannah Rae employs a blank face through much of Lara’s macabre imaginings, heightening the sense of unease. Jessica Raine is another standout, keeping Miss Fontaine’s cruel superstitions grounded in a genuine love for her charge – though neither Raine nor Harris excuse her actions." - Carmen Paddock, One Room with a View

"Stemming directly from the original text and thriving in its gloomy setting is Emily Harris’ 2019 adaptation, a wistful yet sensuous debut feature by the British director. Carmilla proves to be a successful adaptation that will appeal to anyone looking for some unearthly shivers, or a coming-of-age story where being conscious of one’s own sexuality takes centre stage." - Serena Scateni, Vague Visages

"It feels like it’s been a few years since we had a good old fashioned Victorian horror film.... So the moody, intelligent Carmilla (inspired by the gothic novel by Sheridan Le Fanu) is a welcome addition to the genre—not to mention a queer one! The movie is brimming with interesting motivations and relationships, and keeps you involved all the way through its poignant finale." - Justin Lockwood, Geeks Out

"Director/writer Emily Harris whips up an intoxicating affair between two women in Carmilla, as she takes her turn at adapting the 1872 Gothic novella by Sheridan Le Fanu. Harris takes a discerning stab at the book, with a sensual tale of first love and sexual awakenings packed full of beguiling and provocative imagery." - Katherine McLaughlin, SciFiNow

"Like Le Fanu, Harris’s keen sense for Gothic atmosphere is both sumptuous and menacing, often relying on the power of suggestion to build the tension around Carmilla’s true identity and purpose. Her use of gauzy, almost impressionist, light is particularly effective, imbuing the film with a diffuse and watery texture, as is the distinctive colour palette, which trades between daytime pastels and washed-out earth tones and a candelit tenebrism that evokes Derek Jarman’s and Peter Greenaway’s period films Caravaggio and Nightwatching and Lucile Hadžihalilovi?’s Innocence. Additionally, the pointillist sound design accentuates each movement and gesture onscreen, from the scurry of bugs to the buttering of toast, conveying something of Lara’s spine-shivering perspective as she recognizes in Carmilla her own unquenchable desires. The result is an adaptation less about the horrors of the unknown and more about the supernatural pleasures of love and sexuality – and the threat that such passions pose to the domestic and social order. Harris’s Carmilla is perhaps one of the most febrile, inventive and truest in spirit to Le Fanu’s original story, while it avoids the baroque clichés that have persistently separated the vampire subgenre from its Romantic roots. (To the director’s further credit, it should also be noted that the film was a largely female-driven project, from its women producers, mostly female cast and heads of department.) Her Carmilla is neither a succubus nor a sex kitten, but a spirited young woman whose embodiment of nature and sapphic desire makes her into a queer feminist, and, thus, a monster to be villainized and othered in the eyes of the patriarchy. " - Erik Morse, The Times Literary Supplement

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My Dog Stupid - available now in our at-home 'virtual cinema' safe viewing!

Feb 12 to Mar 31

Dir. Yvan Attal - 2020 - 99m - France - in French with English subtitles

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Based on John Fante's great book - Henri is a middle-aged writer with fading inspiration. Feeling increasingly misunderstood by his family, he dreams of running away to start over again. Yet when he discovers a bad-mannered dog in his garden, he decides to adopt him, starting an unexpected friendship that inevitably upsets Henri’s family and neighbors. The bittersweet and moving comedy about love standing the test of time stars iconic real-life couple Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal.

“A refreshingly cold vision of family, a subject usually sentimentalized, both in art and politics, as if the act of saying something honest for once might bring on the collapse of civilization. True, here and there, the film finds its way toward some warm sentiments, but these are earned, not assumed, and they arrive mixed with complications and troubles, as in life.” - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

"A well-played and melancholic remarriage dramedy" – HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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Feb 13 to Mar 31

Dir. Nanni Moretti - 1993 - 100m - France, Italy - English, Italian and Mandarin with English Subtitles

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Nanni Moretti recounts three entries from his “diary” in the hilarious and intimate self-reflective comedy CARO DIARIO, which follows the filmmaker’s musing on cinema atop a Vespa, a trip to the Aeolian Islands to work on his new screenplay, and his search for health and wellness after breaking out in a nagging skin rash.

Winner of Best Director at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, CARO DIARIO is a “heroic tale, told with a child’s wide-eyed wonder” (Film Comment) from a “modern movie man, for whom images have effaced the boundary between life and art” (The New Yorker). New 2K restoration overseen by the film's director of photography Giuseppe Lanci. 

"This light-toned but thematically substantial autofiction is organized like a sequence of diary entries brought to life with Moretti’s wryly confessional voice-overs... [a] comedic vision of a way of life, rooted in humane warmth, at risk of being lost." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker

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The 11th Green - available now for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Feb 13 to Mar 31

Dir. Christopher Munch - 2020 - 99m

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Groundbreaking American filmmaking auteur Christopher Munch, director of THE SLEEPY TIME GAL and the recently restored indie classic THE HOURS AND TIMES, returns with his provocative, many-layered drama THE 11TH GREEN, starring Campbell Scott (House of Cards, Roger Dodger) and Agnes Bruckner (Blood and Chocolate, Blue Car).

Rife with hidden government secrets and Matrix-like mindbenders, THE 11TH GREEN is grounded in what is widely believed to be the nuts-and-bolts core story of post-war U.S. military and government involvement with UFO events.

"A thoughtful and compelling what-if, starring a never-better Campbell Scott." - Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

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WBCN and The American Revolution - available now for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Feb 13 to Mar 31

Dir. Bill Lichtenstein - 2020 - 120m

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The amazing, untold story of the radical underground radio station set against the dazzling and profound social, political, and cultural changes in Boston and nationally, during the late-1960s and early-70s.  The film includes new and archival material from the leading figures of the day, including Noam Chomsky, Jane Fonda, Jerry Garcia and Duane Allman, Abbie Hoffman, Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen in his first radio interview, and Patti Smith, performing in her first live radio concert.

“I watched the movie with awe . . ." -- Ty Burr, Boston Sunday Globe

“A fascinating doc . . . Timely as all hell.” — Jared Rasic, Source Weekly, Bend, Oregon

“Often raucous and merry . . . a loving profile.” — Tom Meek, Cambridge Day

“Lichtenstein’s film captures the station’s rollicking spirit and free-form style. . . “ - Peter Keough, Boston Globe

“WBCN and The American Revolution cements the radio station’s place in music history.” – Jim Sullivan, WBUR, Boston

“Stunning…” - Chris Faraone, Dig Boston

“It’s been killing on the festival circuit….” - Alene Bouranova, Boston Magazine

“Before commercialism, consultants, and greed sucked the soul out of original free-form underground rock radio, a small band of young heroes, women and men, black and white, straight and gay, passionate, political, funny as fuck, fearless and revolutionary, used the airwaves to expose the music and the ideas that shaped how every college kid thought, felt and acted for the rest of our lives.” - Rob Barnett, former CBS Radio President of Programming, and VH1 VP of Programming

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Feb 13 to Mar 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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Supa Modo - now available on our home viewing options!

Feb 14 to Mar 31

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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Vitalina Varela - online home viewing available now!

Feb 14 to Mar 31

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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Hometown Short Docs by Allonzo Armijo: Volunteer & All Styles Welcome - available on our Virtual Cinema !

Feb 15 to Mar 31

Dir. Allonzo Armijo - 2019-2020 - 30m approx.

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A screening of two short documentaries made in Albuquerque featuring subjects that are very special to the city and appreciated for their hard work and uniqueness.

Volunteer (Premiere): 92-year-old Howard Henry chooses to stay busy and avoid aging by going to work every day.  

All Styles Welcome (2019): In the heart of downtown Albuquerque, culture and community intersect at a small barber shop on Yrisarri Block.

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

Feb 16 to Mar 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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A White, White Day - available now in our at-home 'virtual cinema' safe viewing!

Feb 16 to Mar 31

Dir. Hlynur Palmason - 2020 - 109m - Iceland, Denmark, Sweden - Icelandic with English Subtitles

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In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief (a chilling Ingvar Sigurdsson, who received Cannes’ Critics’ Week award for Best Actor for his performance) begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife, who died in a tragic accident two years earlier. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth takes over his life and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones. Combining classic thriller tropes with a distinctly Nordic arthouse sensibility, the second feature from Hlynur Palmason "engages in storytelling that’s both powerful and fresh throughout, marking him as a talent to watch” (The Hollywood Reporter).

"The Icelandic director Hlynur Palmason, in his second feature-length film, shows an acute sensitivity to the potential relations between environment and cinematic pace. He exercises that quality in ingenious and galvanic ways in "A White, White Day," an eerily gripping study of grief - and impotence in it its face - with the trappings of a revenge thriller." – Glen Kenny, The New York Times

The Oscars should have made room for the intense and elemental A White, White Day.” – AV Club

“As darkly comic as it is foreboding–and boasting an outrageously rich and nuanced central performance.” – The Film Stage

“Delves fearlessly into the cold heart of lonely masculinity.” – Cinema Scope

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

Feb 16 to Mar 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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The Zoo - available now our Local Films virtual cinema offerings!

Feb 16 to Mar 31

Dir. Anthonee Smith - 2019 - 8m

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Shot mostly in Albuquerque, this surreal comedy inolves a day when a man wakes up - or does he? In this dream like state he finds himself trapped in a world of cages

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Feb 16 to Mar 31

Dir. Abel Ferrara - 2020 - 116m - Italy - In English and Italian with English subtitles

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"Abel Ferrara's first dramatic feature since 2014's Pasolini reteams the filmmaker and his frequent lead Willem Dafoe, who delivers a career-best performance as the title character, an older American expat living in Rome with his young wife and their daughter. Disoriented by his past misgivings and subsequent, unexpected blows to his self-esteem, Tommaso wades through this late chapter of his life with an increasingly impaired grasp on reality as he prepares for his next film. Tommaso is easily Ferrara and Dafoe's most personal and engrossing collaboration to date, a delicately surrealistic work of autofiction marked by the keen sensitivity of two consummate artists." - Film at Lincoln Center

"A gripping look at the process of escaping to a better life, only to find that the old one follows along at every turn... Manages to feel rough and risky while somehow sensitive at the same time, like the best of them." - Eric Kohn, Indiewire

"Willem Dafoe is one of our greatest actors... Tommaso feels alive." - Owen Gleiberman, Variety

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

Feb 16 to Mar 31

Dir. Hong Sangsoo - 2020 - 86m - Korea - In Korean with English subtitles

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One of Hong Sangsoo’s most delightful comic mysteries is now available in the U.S. When painter Youngsoo (Kim Joohyuk) learns that his girlfriend, Minjung (Lee Yooyoung), was recently seen having drinks with another man, he can’t help but question her about it. It doesn’t go well and they part on bad terms. The next day, Youngsoo tries to find her, but can’t. As he wanders and frets, Minjung has a series of encounters with other men. But to them it seems she’s not herself.

Featuring a supporting cast of Hong regulars including Kwon Haehyo, Yu Junsang and Kim Euisung, YOURSELF AND YOURS is a pleasing puzzle full of mistaken identity, excessive drinking and lots of he-said, she-said. As the rumors pile up, Hong asks: In a relationship, how important is it to know everything?

“Immensely satisfying… A wise and gently absurdist allegory about how best to approach relationships.” – Scott Tobias, Variety

"An essential chapter in the big book of Hong... For those who haven’t yet been introduced to this singularly idiosyncratic Korean auteur, Yourself and Yours is as good a place to start as any.” - David Ehrlich, IndieWire

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

Feb 17 to Mar 31

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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Beyond the Visible: Hilma Af Klint - available now in our at-home 'virtual cinema' safe viewing!

Feb 17 to Mar 31

Dir. Halina Dyrschka - 2020 - 93m

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Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world around her, began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colorful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting. The subject of a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum (with over 600,000 attendees), af Klint was for years an all-but-forgotten figure in art historical discourse, before her long-delayed rediscovery. Director Halina Dryschka’s dazzling, course correcting documentary describes not only the life and craft of af Klint, but also the process of her mischaracterization and erasure by both a patriarchal narrative of artistic progress and capitalistic determination of artistic value.

“Bristles with the excitement of discovery and also with the impatience that recognition has taken so long. It refreshes the eyes and the mind.” – A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“ONE OF THE BEST FILMS I’VE SEEN ABOUT FINE ART. 

It casts an entrancing spell that allows the staggering depth of its subject’s work to consume us.” — Matt Fagerholm, ROGEREBERT.com

“GORGEOUS... GOES FAR DEEPER THAN THE SURFACE...

making an airtight case for af Klint’s ascension 

to an elevated place in art history.” — Shana Nys Dambrot, LA WEEKLY

“An illuminating articulation of the era’s social and cultural complexities. It’s more than worth a look—not only for its careful illumination of the artist’s biography, plus an abundant representation of her luminous paintings, but for the way in which it exposes the obstacles af Klint and her legacy faced.” — Christopher Knight, LOS ANGELES TIMES

“One of the 8 Best Movies You Can Watch at Home.” — Alissa Wilkinson, VOX.com

“An exhilarating chance to catch up with a brilliant artist's inventions. It's an eloquent contribution to af Klint's rediscovery, which began four decades after her 1944 death. It's also a cogent argument for why that rediscovery impels nothing less than a rewriting of art history.” — Sheri Linden, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Her work holds a special place in my heart, it feels like magic. Beyond The Visible is a BEAUTIFUL documentary about her life and work.” Actress DAKOTA JOHNSON on Instagram

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

Feb 17 to Mar 31

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 viewing options!

Feb 17 to Mar 31

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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Feb 17 to Mar 31

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

Feb 17 to Mar 31

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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Earth - now available on our home viewing options!

Feb 17 to Mar 31

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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Feb 17 to Mar 31

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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L' Innocente - available now for home viewing!

Feb 17 to Mar 31

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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Feb 17 to Mar 31

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

Feb 17 to Mar 31

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

Feb 17 to Mar 31

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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Feb 17 to Mar 31

Dir. Cedric Klapisch - 2019 - 110m - France - In French with English Subtitles

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In this Parisian bitter sweet romance from Cédric Klapisch, warehouse employee Rémy (François Civil) and research assistant Mélanie (Ana Girardot) have never met, but they live parallel lives: they reside in neighboring apartment buildings, ride the same subway route, and are troubled by bouts of insomnia and depression. Their days punctuated by unfulfilling jobs, they seek meaningful romantic and platonic connection. As they stumble through psychotherapy, dating apps, fainting spells, and family visits, the seemingly star-crossed duo orbit around each other but remain just out of reach. Klapisch spins a delicate “what-if” from their compartmentalization, exploring our increasingly hermetic modern urban life. 

”Klapish has] this singular knack for examining with SENSITIVITY and DETAIL the relationship highs and lows of the 40-and-under crowd”— VARIETY

“ENTERTAINING slow-burn Parisian romance”— THE GUARDIAN

“ARTFULLY film therapy drama! AMBITIOUS!” — THE TIMES UK 

“Cedric Klapisch reinvents the romantic comedy” – Psychologies Magazine

” A sweet urban tale about today’s youth” – Premiere

"Funny, Modern, Deeply Moving. Cedric Klapisch encapsulates our time." - France Inter

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The Woman Who Loves Giraffes - available in our at-home virtual cinema!

Feb 17 to Mar 31

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

Feb 17 to Mar 31

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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Alibi Midnight Madness Presents

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