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. Meanwhile, give us a holler if you'd like to buy a t-shirt, a movie poster or some gift certificates (or just tell us a funny joke!) Thank you for your understanding, patience and support. Be safe, healthy and sane! Know that we WILL re-open; it’s just a matter of when.

Keif and the Guild Cinema staff


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Born To Be - available NOW on our Virtual Cinema online!

Oct 10 to Dec 31

Dir. Tania Cypriano - 2020 - 92m

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The acclaimed, inspiring festival hit documentary on America's first hospital center for transgender medical care!

This award winning (Nashville Film Fest) new documentary follows the work of Dr. Jess Ting (he/him) at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery. There, for the first time ever in New York City, transgender and gender non-conforming people have access to quality transition-related care. With extraordinary access, this remarkable documentary offers an intimate look at how one doctor's work impacts the lives of his patients as well as how his journey from renowned plastic surgeon to pioneering gender-affirming specialist has led to his own transformation.

Dr. Ting's patients are as diverse as the city itself. Cashmere (she/her), decades sober and with a zest for life, offers an invaluable queer history lesson as she looks back on the tumultuous existence she once led on the streets of New York. Jordan (they/them) is non-binary and, with their nurturing partner by their side, finally has the support they need to take the next step in their transition. The loquacious Garnet (she/her) moved to New York City to transition and has the full support of her family, but still struggles with depression. Shawn (he/him) signed up for a new type of gender-affirming surgery pioneered by Dr. Ting with the help of brave patients like him. And heart- and scene-stealer Mahogany (she/her) was once a successful male model, but sacrificed her career to begin life as the woman she is. Through their stories, their joys and hardships, the film addresses the nuances and complexities of gender, exploring key issues around the human right to define gender for oneself.

"Deeply moving and humane. Born to Be distinguishes itself with its sensitive, humane portrait of the dedicated Dr. Ting, his hard-working staff (some of whom are transgender themselves), and his diverse patients who yearn merely to live in a body that reflects their inner identity." -Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

"Heartbreaking, uplifting... a must-see." -Norman Gidney, Film Threat

"A lively and moving documentary about the first major American hospital center for transgender surgery shows us what the future will look like. Moving and fascinatingly forward-looking. What the Mount Sinai center represents is a paradigm shift, if not a revolution." - 

Owen Gleiberman, Variety

"Intimate and highly compelling... poignant and finely tuned. Tania Cypriano treats her tireless subject with utmost sensitivity. With its cinematic eye, compelling subjects, and elegant awareness of the issues, Born to Be was conceived just in time." -Jude Dry, Indiewire

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Coded Bias - available NOW on our Virtual Cinema online!

Oct 10 to Dec 31

Dir. Shalini Kantayya - 2020 - 90m

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Can internet algorithm 'bots' be racially biased?! 

100% Rotten Tomatoes Rating!  Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against? When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces and the faces of women, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in algorithms. As it turns out, artificial intelligence is not neutral, and women are leading the charge to ensure our civil rights are protected.

"Katnayya's documentary and its unsettling findings should be mandatory viewing for Silicon Valley innovators." - Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News

"A movie about algorithms might sound boring to the non-hacker crowd, but Kantayya keeps things lively and easy to understand by avoiding technobabble and personalizing her story." - David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

"For a documentary about automated technology, "Coded Bias" keeps its focus firmly on people: their failings, their vulnerabilities and their powers for good."- Devika Girish, New York Times

"Shalini Kantayya's Coded Bias effectively brings to light a modern civil rights issue that can be proven with data." - Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com

"A chilling plunge into Orwellian reality." - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

"Serves as both a wake-up call (to invasive practices the public doesn't yet realize are being implemented) and a call to action." - Valerie Complex, "Variety

Kantayya's film makes clear that the results and risks of such systems give major cause for alarm." -  Dennis Harvey, 48 Hills

"Director [Shalini] Kantayya's rallying cry makes complete sense: "Data rights are human rights." - Kelly Vance, East Bay Express

Coded Bias presents a clear and well-demonstrated viewpoint that it's up to the public to be vigilant and put pressure on technology companies and the government to be held accountable for how they gather big data and abuse their power with this data." - Carla Hay, Culture Mix

"Must-see docu about tech bias has some strong language." - Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media

"A sobering look at how, rather than a hypothetical sci-fi scenario, in many ways we already live under a high-tech police state." - Dan Schindel, Hyperallergic

"Smile, you're on covert camera. Coded Bias offers lots of valuable information about just how important it is to get engaged right now in how AI is implemented in our society." - Leslie Combemale, AWFJ Women on Film

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Fukry - available NOW on our Virtual Cinema online!

Oct 10 to Dec 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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NY Cat & Dog Film Festival ! Available NOW on our Virtual Cinema online!

Oct 10 to Dec 31

Dir. various - 2020 - 193m combined

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Feature-length programs (1 for each Cat and Dog) of short films that inspire, educate and entertain - celebrating the love between pets, their people and the local animal welfare groups that bring them together!  PLUS:  10% of proceeds benefit local animal shelters.  

These uplifting programs should prove a nice distraction during this crazy year!

2020 Dog Film Festival Film Program - view a trailer here

NOTE:  There is no nudity, sexual reference, vulgar language or physical or verbal abuse between people - and no animals were harmed - in these films. Any tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The films can be watched by all members of the family, but is intended for adults and more mature children.

Run time (100 minutes)

NO HOME WITHOUT YOU (4 min) Amy Rivard’s “visual poem” about the unconditional love and magic that dogs bring to our lives.

LADY B's FIRST WINTER: Puppy to Avalanche Dog (23 min) Scott Ransom’s documentary about raising a puppy to be an avalanche rescue dog, filmed in the gorgeous Telluride mountains. 

FINDING SHELTER (30 min) Erin Parks’ documentary follows a British family that moves to Bulgaria, where they are so moved by the plight of homeless dogs and cats that they open the first (and therefore controversial) local animal shelter and adopt out dogs internationally.

DOGS PLAYING FOR LIFE: The Playgroup Change (4 min) Tucker Eurman shows the mutual transformation of shelter dogs and their handlers when Dogs Playing for Life liberates the dogs from their cages into outdoor playgroups.

PUREBRED LOVE (19 min) Laura O’Grady follows three purebred dog breeders, their passion for their dogs, and the quirky world of dog showing.

IT TAKES AN ISLAND: Saving the Aruba Cunucu Street Dog (15 min)  Michael Bulda’s documentary about the determined volunteers working against difficult odds on behalf of the unfortunate street dogs trying to survive on this otherwise beautiful island.

ESCAMOL (4 min) Silvia Santoyo’s narrative from the point of view of Escamol, a rescued dog who feels left out when his adopter brings home more dogs. 

FROM SHELTER TO MOUNTAINS (1 min) Evan Curtis shows us the life change for a shelter dog who gets adopted into an idyllic outdoor life.

2020 CAT FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM - view a trailer here

NOTE:  There is no nudity, sexual reference, vulgar language or physical or verbal abuse between people - and no animals were harmed - in these films. Any tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The films can be watched by all members of the family, but is intended for adults and more mature children.

[Run time 88 minutes]

CATS CRADLE (12:00) Jonathan Napolitano’s documentary about a retired couple who transformed their farmhouse into a hospice and senior living facility for cats.  

BHUVANA & ABHISHEK (8:00) Mutual Rescue’s real story of a couple whose marriage was in trouble- and was saved by their mutual love of a cat. 

CATCHA CAT (3:00) Blake Stowe’s funny story of two escape-artist cats and their owner who tries to catch them.

GOODNIGHT FRIEND (16:00)  Rowenna Baldwin’s documentary exploring how deeply people can grieve over losing their pet.   

TEAM MeowSA (3:00) Diana Lee Woody’s mockumentary about “a fiercely dedicated cat-athlete who made her Olympic debut in the 2018 Pyeongmeow Olympics.”  

CATS MY LIFE (8:00) Alice Obar’s documentary about the life of a cat rescuer, surrounded by her “children,” the stray kitties she has saved.  

CAT CAFE (20:00) Steve Latham’s documentary shows the happiness spread by a cat cafe. 

JUST VISITING (2:00) Charlie Kothe’s animated tale that proves how a “cool cat” behaves.    

FURBALL (6:00) Jason Rogerson’s imagining of how far a demanding cat will go to get his person’s attention.  

9 LIVES - TALES FROM THE CAT SHOW  Anicia’s story (4:00) Alyssa Pinter’s look inside the life of an autistic young lady whose life has been transformed by going to cat shows.  

FELINE PARALYSIS (5:00) Annie Laurie Medonis’s mockumentary on “feline paralysis,” the condition in which a person is unable to move due to the presence of a cat on one's lap.

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

Oct 11 to Dec 18

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

Oct 12 to Nov 30

Dir. Frederick Wiseman - 2020 - 272m

LEGENDARY ICONIC DOCUMENTARIAN FREDERICK WISEMAN'S NEWEST!

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City government touches almost every aspect of our lives. Most of us are unaware of or take for granted these necessary services such as police, fire, sanitation, veterans affairs, elder support, parks, licensing of various professional activities, recordkeeping of birth, marriage and death as well as hundreds of other activities that support Boston residents and visitors. CITY HALL, by Frederick Wiseman, shows the efforts by Boston city government to provide these services. The film also illustrates the variety of ways the city administration enters into civil discourse with the citizens of Boston. Mayor Walsh and his administration are presented addressing a number of their policy priorities which include racial justice, affordable housing, climate action, and homelessness. CITY HALL shows a city government successfully offering a wide variety of services to a diverse population.

"Provides a powerful and precise account of what democracy looks like." - A.O. Scott, New York Times

"City Hall proves a celebration of the power of storytelling to unite-and, also, a masterful example of it." - Nick Schager, Daily Beast

"10/10! Might actually be Wiseman's career best" - Andrew Parker, The Gate

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JR "Bob" Dobbs & the Church of the SubGenius - available now for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing!

Oct 12 to Nov 30

Dir. Sandy K. Boone - 2020 - 85m

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Official Selection SXSW Film Festival featuring interviews with Vicki Amorose, Susan Barrows, Penn Jillette, Richard Linklater, Nick Offerman & more!

The Church of the SubGenius has been called "the most aggressively preposterous theology the world has ever known!" But what is the Church? Filmmaker Sandy K. Boone explores the underground movement that has galvanized the imaginative, the artistic, the nerdy, even the deranged - to examine the simmering dystopia in their culture, and do absolutely nothing about it - except, maybe, poke fun at it all. 

"Not only a colorful piece of weird-Texas history but a surprising commentary on the current state of the world." - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

"J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius captures a period in history when rebelling against the boundaries of reality could still be a positively charged, life-altering experience." - Cheryl Eddy, io9.com

"Director Boone and her crew make good use of those interviews, as well as grainy film footage and subliminal imagery, to document the story of Bob and his Church." - Steve Davis, Austin Chronicle

"Overall, this portrait suggests a positive, even comforting religious experience." - M.V. Moorhead, Less Hat, Moorhead

"Sandy K. Boone has a fascinating documentary on her hands." - Alan Ng, Film Threat

"This (mostly) playful, always thoughtful documentary is an unusual cautionary tale about what happens when society abandons absurdity as release and distraction." - Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews

A wild, an engrossing look at a fascinating sliver of off-the-wall Americana, a minor religious movement that just sort of happened while two friends were messing around."- Brent McKnight, The Last Thing I See

"An entertaining overview of an intentionally wacky underground phenomenon." - Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat

"Boone gives us both a nostalgic account on this underground movement and how their sci-fi inspired dystopia applies to each decade of history, up till today, where the documentary earns its whole-hearted earnestness." - Alex Lines, Film Inquiry

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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 !

Oct 12 to Nov 30

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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Belly of The Beast - available now for safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Oct 13 to Nov 30

Dir. Erika Cohn - 2020 - 82m

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When a courageous young woman and a radical lawyer discover a pattern of illegal sterilizations in California’s women’s prisons, they wage a near-impossible battle against the Department of Corrections. With a growing team of investigators inside prison working with colleagues on the outside, they uncover a series of statewide crimes - from inadequate health care to sexual assault to coercive sterilizations - primarily targeting women of color. This shocking legal drama captured over 7-years features extraordinary access and intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people, demanding attention to a shameful and ongoing legacy of eugenics and reproductive injustice in the United States.

“POWERFUL” – The Root

“HARROWING” – NPR

"Does not reach for happy endings and is most absorbing in its thesis, which makes the stakes of this battle against human rights violations loud and clear." — New York 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 !

Oct 13 to Nov 30

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 !

Oct 13 to Nov 30

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

Oct 14 to Nov 30

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

Oct 14 to Nov 30

Dir. Norris Wong Yee-Lam - 2020 - 88m - Hong Kong - In Cantonese & Mandarin /Subtitles in Chinese & English

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Serving countless newlyweds in Hong Kong’s go-to one-stop-shop of cheap wedding supplies doesn’t exempt Fong from social pressure to marry. Since nodding to Edward’s proposal, she has been pushed beyond limits by unaffordable housing, archaic customs, and intrusive in-laws. What befuddles her further is the reappearance of Shuwei, a mainlander she’s supposed to be divorced from out of a sham marriage that solved her coming-of-age hardship. Zeroing in on nuts and bolts of modern marriage, My Prince Edward pokes around fixated correlations of freedom with relationship status and geographic residence. Like a breath of fresh air out of the breathless space it navigates, the whimsical gem contributes a rare humane take on the worldly metropolis's divisions with humor and wisdom. As Fong redefines her best life and writer-director Norris Wong reclaims her home city's narrative from outsiders in this debut, their courage sparks thrills and will make you wholeheartedly cheer for a woman’s independence and a new age in Hong Kong cinema.

“A must see! What Hong Kong blockbusters today dare not touch is on full display here. The character’s quest for her inner needs peels off layers of the relation between mainland and Hong Kong...its depiction of daily life is spot on with advanced humor, showing a high level of talent and consciousness that are rarely found among young aspiring filmmakers.” - Wen Tien-Hsiang, Mirror Media

“A tender and realistic local story in a delicate narrative humorously questions marriage’s essence, conveying the gentlest interpretation of Hong Kong-mainland dynamic seen in recent Hong Kong cinema…The filmmaker ponders “freedom” beyond eloquent dialogues and examines its correlation with “marriage” and “residency”. Opting for a balanced and mellow expression rather than bitter harshness, the critiques are delivered with power full-on.” - Jasmine Jia, The Initium

“Mainlanders in Hong Kong films are oftentimes stereotypical second class citizens...but Edward deliberately depicts his complexity as the lead couple’s equal… It’s been long since audiences saw such real and lively characters in Hong Kong cinema.” - Kau Si-Pui, HK01

“When feelings are valued and freedom is centered, meanings of individual experience and cinematic representation emerge. Through cracks between political systems and predicaments in life, the film provokes and inspires consciousness and openness.” - China’s Cinephile Prize

“An in-depth portrait of modern marriage’s impact on women’s life. The film touches on social reality and represents regional issues.” - NETPAC Award

"...a film that speaks to women from Hong Kong to Havana, from rich to poor, young to old...the issues of agency, self-determination, expectation and happiness will ring true for many Hongkongers of the female persuasion." - Elizabeth Kerr, Zolima City Mag

"Stephy Tang cements her place as the leading actress of her generation, and Chu Pak-hong is excellent as her possessive, obnoxious boyfriend." - Edmund Lee, South China Morning Post

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

Oct 14 to Nov 30

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!

Oct 15 to Nov 30

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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Oct 15 to Nov 30

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

Oct 16 to Nov 30

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

Oct 16 to Nov 30

Dir. Pierre Chenal - 108m - 1951 - Argentina - In English

Richard Wright Stars in the First Filmed Version of his Landmark Novel, fully restored, uncensored, fierce & unapologetic for a new re release!

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One of the most controversial novels of its day, Richard Wright's NATIVE SON (first published in 1940) exposed the injustices of urban African American life, witnessed through the eyes of Bigger Thomas, whose violent tendencies and moral confusion were the natural result of a lifetime of deprivation. In prison for murder and sentenced to death, Thomas reflects on the circumstances that led to his fate. 

Kino Lorber presents a new restoration of the 1951 film version of the novel, directed by Pierre Chenal and starring Richard Wright as Bigger Thomas. It is presented in association with the Library of Congress, Fernando Martin Peña and Argentina Sono Film. Special thanks to Edgardo Krebs for his years of research into the making of NATIVE SON, and for being a tireless champion of its restoration and re-release. 

The film is preceded by a special filmed introduction by film historians Eddie Muller (Film Noir Foundation) and Jacqueline Najima Stewart (co-curator of Kino Lorber's PIONEERS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CINEMA), courtesy of Turner Classic Movies.

"At its center is Wright, a titan of American letters, a native son in flight." - The New Yorker

"Genuine noir...an essential and previously missing link in mid-20th-century cinema." - Eddie Muller, Film Comment 

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life - available now for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Oct 16 to Nov 30

Dir. Ric Burns - 2020 - 114m

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Renowned neurologist and literary giant Oliver Sacks is posthumously celebrated in this profound, highly engaging, deeply personal memoir.

A month after receiving a fatal diagnosis in January 2015, Oliver Sacks sat down with filmmaker Ric Burns for a series of filmed interviews in his apartment in New York City. For eighty hours, he talked about his life and work, battles with drug addiction, homophobia, a medical establishment that long shunned his pioneering work on cognitive disorders, and his abiding sense of wonder at the natural world and the place of human beings within it. Drawing on these deeply personal reflections, as well as nearly two dozen interviews with close friends, family members, colleagues and patients, and archival material from every point in his life, this film is the story of a beloved doctor and writer who redefined our understanding of the brain and mind.

“A PORTRAIT AT ONCE TENDER AND THRILLING, a movie that presents us with a man who led an eccentrically defiant, at times reckless existence that was the furthest thing from cunningly planned. He was a wanderer in the body of a clinician, like Jack Kerouac crossed with Jonas Salk. He was that rare if not unique thing, a scientific navigator of the soul.” — Owen Gleiberman, VARIETY

“One of the surprising and moving lessons of this revealing film is how often the most gifted people are unappreciated. Late in life, Sacks earned many honorary degrees and awards from the medical establishment, but he spent a far longer period of his life as an outsider and often miserably unhappy, even suicidal man. Perhaps his own torments helped to create the sympathy for society’s outsiders that led to his brilliant discoveries.   At least that is the most provocative insight contained in this THOUGHTFUL, DEEPLY AFFECTING film.” — Stephen Farber, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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We Are Many: The Largest Protest That Changed the World - available TODAY on our virtual cinema!

Oct 16 to Nov 30

Dir. Amir Amirani - 2020 - 110m - This special documentary will also be available to view online virtual cinema style on Sept. 25 going forward

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On February 15, 2003, up to 30 million people, many of whom had never demonstrated before, came out in nearly 800 cities around the world to protest against the impending Iraq War. The film is the never-before-told story of the largest demonstration in human history, and how the movement created by a small band of activists changed the world.

WE ARE MANY features Danny Glover, Noam Chomsky, Ron Kovic, Medea Benjamin, Jesse Jackson, Ken Loach, Brian Eno, Bill Fletcher Jr., Lindsey German, and many more. 

WE ARE MANY is a remarkable thought-provoking inside story behind the first-ever global demonstration and its surprising and unreported legacy of inspiring today's non-violent protest movements. 

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

Oct 18 to Nov 30

Dir. Gary Lundgren - 2019 - 108m

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 19 to Nov 30

Dir. Rodd Rathjen - 2020 - 92m - Australia - In Khmer and Thai with English subtitles

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This story of a Cambodian teenager sold into forced labor on a Thai fishing boat is a passionate testimony against social injustice and a moving coming-of-age tale about a boy whose humanity is put to the test. 

Spirited 14-year-old Chakra works the rice fields with his family. He yearns for independence and seeks out a local broker who can get him paid work in a Thai factory. Without telling his family, Chakra travels to Bangkok to make his fortune. But when he gets there, he and his new friend Kea realize the broker has lied to them. Along with other Cambodians and Burmese, they are sold to a fishing captain as slaves.

Chakra and Kea are trapped at sea, trawling fish 22 hours a day, surviving on just a handful of cold rice a day. The captain quickly weeds out those weakened by the conditions or trying to escape, and throws them overboard. The trawler sells its catch and restocks its supplies without going to land, making escape impossible. As fellow slaves are tortured and murdered around them, Kea begins to lose his mind. When his only ally is killed, Chakra looks to Rom Ran to understand what it will take to be free. With hope and humanity dwindling, Chakra decides to take control of the trawler.

"A terse minimalist thriller... supremely satisfying." - Sight & Sound

"An edge-of-your-seat adventure tale with social punch." - The Hollywood Reporter

"Taut and urgent." - Variety

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

Oct 20 to Nov 30

Dir. Mona Zandi Haghighi - 2020 - 93m - Iran - In Farsi with English subtitles

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Middle-aged Shokoo finds out that ex-husband, Fereydoun, has been placed in a nursing home by their children. She, and second husband Reza, decide to take care of Fereydoun themselves, but in their own home.

In doing so, the relationship between Shokoo and Fereydoun is significantly transformed. This new situation affects Reza and Shokoo’s daily life and unexpected changes take place in the lives of all three characters.

"Haghighi is an excellent storyteller; she takes her time to tell her story, but not in a way that ever bores her audience.”---SCREEN FERVOR

"African Violet is well-crafted and handsome—a perfect ninety minutes of story."---MOVIEJAWN 

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Creem: America's Only Rock N' Roll Magazine - available now on our Virtual Cinema!

Oct 20 to Nov 30

Dir. Scott Crawford - 2020 - 73m

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Capturing the messy upheaval of the '70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, the film explores CREEM Magazine's humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse, then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later.  Fifty years after publishing its first issue, "America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine" remains a seditious spirit in music and culture.

"Afforded insider access, Creem takes the opportunity to burnish the magazine's contribution to music journalism and rock 'n' roll culture." - Zach Long, Time Out

"That a new documentary about the people who wrote and published it is this close to a shambling mess is both appropriate and cheering." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe

"Captures the irreverent energy perfectly." - Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

"Creem: America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine" colorfully and convincingly makes the case for the magazine's lasting contributions, a sharp, hip piece of rock history told with the same kind of insolent wit that made Creem what it was." - Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle

"Future scholars looking into the cultural mindset of the mid-'70s need to make a Creem immersion their first step. Without it, they won't have a clue what young people were thinking." - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

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

Oct 20 to Nov 30

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

Oct 20 to Nov 30

Dir. Hubert Sauper - 2020 - 108m - Cuba - In Spanish with English subtitles

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An immersive and metaphorical portrait of post-colonial, "utopian" Cuba, where the 1898 explosion of the USS Maine still resonates. This Big Bang ended Spanish colonial dominance in the Americas and ushered in the era of the American Empire. At the same time and place, a powerful tool of conquest was born: cinema as propaganda. In his latest film, Hubert Sauper explores a century of interventionism and myth-making together with the extraordinary people of Havana -- who he calls "young prophets" -- to interrogate time, imperialism and cinema itself.

"Captures a Cuba that seems frozen in time... a vivid sense of Havana." - Screen Daily

"A brilliant mixture of historical-poetic analysis and a ground-level journey among the denizens of Havana. The director's remarkable eye... will mesmerize you." - Vulture

"A rigorous but compassionate gaze on this remarkable place." - The Hollywood Reporter

"An excellent exercise in decolonial thinking." - POV Magazine

"A film that's just brimming with ideas." - Film Comment Podcast

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

Oct 20 to Nov 30

Dir. Christopher Boone & Kevin Smokler - 2020 - 92m

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A documentary dig into the resurgence of vinyl records, the diversification of vinyl fans and what this all means for America today.

"[Directors] Smokler & Boone crisscross America in search of vinyl-guided mystics" - LA Times

"A lively, engaging affair, visually stimulating. [Vinyl Nation] takes the macro to a personal level. That is quite a feat ... 9/10 rating." - FILM THREAT

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Werner Herzog's NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN - now available on our 'Virtual Cinema'!

Oct 20 to Nov 30

Dir. Werner Herzog - 2019 - 89m - UK

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Werner Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with the late author Bruce Chatwin (In Patagonia, The Songlines), a kindred spirit whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe. Herzog's deeply personal portrait of Chatwin, illustrated with archival discoveries, film clips, and a mound of "brontosaurus skin," encompasses their shared interest in aboriginal cultures, ancient rituals, and the mysteries stitching together life on earth.

"Herzog insists that what Chatwin gave the reader was 'truth and a half.' To elaborate as Chatwin did, Herzog implies, is a legitimate response to places that can't help but exert a strong pull on the imagination. And of course, the truth-and-a-half principle figures heavily in Herzog's own art - of which this film is a particularly outstanding example." 

- Glenn Kenny, New York Times   

4-STAR REVIEW "One of the year's best films ... It has everything that one looks for in a Herzog film -- scope, ambition, moments of extraordinary visual beauty, bits of mordant humor, and enough intriguing philosophical concerns to inspire and drive any number of post-screening conversations." - Peter Sobczynski, rogerebert.com 

"Unforgettable characters and National Geographic-worthy landscape shots." -  Jason Newman, Rolling Stone

"Nomad marries its maker's commentary to tableaux - of icy Patagonian lakes and tree-lined Australian paths - that convey a sense of profound beauty and primordial mystery. Herzog brings (Chatwin) to vivid life." - Nick Schager, Variety 

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

Oct 21 to Nov 30

Dir. Marlon Johnson and Anne Flatte - 2020 - 95m

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A multigenerational story of music, love, and legacies set in the American South.  Edward "Nardie" White devoted his life to leading the African-American drum corps he co-founded with Zambia Nkrumah in Louisville, Kentucky three decades ago. Together they inspired youth from their West Louisville neighborhood to thrive by connecting them with the art and cultural traditions of their African ancestors. Now Albert Shumake, whose destiny was shaped by the drumline, must take up the mantle for the next generation. Meanwhile, student drummers Imani, Jailen, and Emily navigate adolescence and life changes. River City Drumbeat follows this creative community of mentors, parents, and youth making their way in a world where systemic forces raise obstacles to fulfilling their dreams.

"A powerful and uplifting story of music, love, and legacies set in the American South. Together they inspired youth from their West Louisville neighborhood to thrive by connecting them with the art and cultural traditions of their African ancestors ... I loved this film so much! It is so beautiful to see a couple dedicating their lives to mentoring youth through music and art that will continue generations to come. It was so heartwarming to see a community determined to overcome all obstacles through the love of music." - Malika Harris, Irish Times

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2020 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour - available now in our at-home 'virtual cinema' viewing with part of the fees helping us along!

Oct 22 to Nov 30

Dir. various - 2020 - 93m

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The 2020 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Tour is a 93-minute digital program of 7 short films selected from this year’s Festival. Widely considered the premier American showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years, the Shorts Tour includes fiction, documentary, and animation from around the world, giving new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers. The 2020 tour is currently available digitally; To purchase tickets and support your local cinema, view the tour schedule below.

Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is made for risk-taking. The Festival has always treated short films with the highest regard and created a home for both established and new filmmakers with shorts for audiences to discover and celebrate.

The Festival's Short Film Program has long been established as a place to discover talented directors, such as past alumni Dee Rees, Taika Waititi, Debra Granik, Damien Chazelle, Wes Anderson, Jill Soloway, Spike Jonze, Paul Thomas Anderson, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Lake Bell, Jay and Mark Duplass, Todd Haynes, Lynne Ramsay, Andrea Arnold, and many others.

Benevolent Ba / Malaysia, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Diffan Sina Norman) — A devout woman's lust for virtue thrusts her family into a sacrificial slaughter of biblical proportions.

Blocks / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Bridget Moloney) — An existential comedy about the mother of two young children who begins to spontaneously vomit plastic toy blocks. Note: Blocks not available on VOD program.

The Deepest Hole / U.S.A. (Director: Matt McCormick) — While the space and arms races are Cold War common knowledge, few know about the United States and Soviet Union’s race to dig the deepest hole. This is particularly surprising since Hell may have been inadvertently discovered in the process.

Hot Flash / Canada (Director and screenwriter: Thea Hollatz) — Ace is having a hot flash, and she's about to go live on local television. How one woman tries to keep her cool when one type of flash leads to another.

Meats / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Ashley Williams) — A pregnant vegan struggles with her newfound craving for meat.

T / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Keisha Rae Witherspoon) — A film crew follows three grieving participants of Miami’s annual T Ball, where folks assemble to model R.I.P. t-shirts and innovative costumes designed in honor of their dead.

So What If The Goats Die / France, Morocco (Director and screenwriter: Sofia Alaoui) — Abdellah, a young shepherd living in the mountains, is forced to brave the snow blocking him in order to get food and save this cattle. Once he gets to the village, he faces a supernatural phenomenon. Winner, Sundance Film Festival Short Film Grand Jury Prize. 

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Flannery - available now in our at-home 'virtual cinema' safe viewing!

Oct 22 to Nov 30

Dir. Elizabeth Coffman & Mark Bosco, S.J. - 2020 - 97m

A NEW DOC ON THE AMAZING AUTHOR FLANNERY O'CONNOR!

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Narrated by Mary Steenburgen and featuring interviews with Mary Karr, Hilton Als, Alice Walker, Tommy Lee Jones, Conan O'Brien and more, FLANNERY explores the author's life—and her enduring legacy in American literature—through her own writings and cartoons, archival footage and conversations with those who knew her best.

FLANNERY is the first-ever winner of the prestigious Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, a distinction that recognizes documentarians who focus on American history. 

"FLANNERY is an extraordinary documentary that allows us to follow the creative process of one of our country’s greatest writers." — Ken Burns, Oscar-nominated Documentarian

"An example of documentary filmmaking excellence... a rich and complete portrait of the author. A VITAL WATCH"

 — Tallahassee Democrat

"For those who’ve read O’Connor and those who haven’t alike, it’s a strong entry point." — Vox

"A true joy to behold. WONDERFUL! “Flannery” has left me hungry to consume the writing of this troubled, joyous writer." — The Film Yap

"Certainly worth our attention" — ArtsFuse

"A treat for fans of O’Connor.  Much like a Flannery O’Connor short story. The documentary places its subject...among the great Catholic writers O’Connor was...one of literature’s miracles." — America Magazine

"For those who want to find out about the person behind the stories, “Flannery” is just the thing." — Our Sunday Visitor

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Oct 22 to Nov 30

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

Oct 23 to Nov 30

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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John Lewis: Good Trouble - available now for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Oct 23 to Nov 30

Dir. Dawn Porter - 2020 - 96m

The Legendary civil rights hero and United States Congressman!

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Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.

"There's a lot to glean from the battleground Lewis has stood on for six decades while demanding fairness, a hope, and dream, of every American. Good Trouble is of importance now more than ever." - Priscilla Ward, Salon.com

"Inspirational. Especially the moment when John Lewis watches never before seen archival footage of his own activism, just incredible!" - Morgan Rojas, Cinemacy

"His legacy is ample motivation for any student of history to see Good Trouble as a good investment." - Brian Lowry, CNN.com

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

Oct 23 to Nov 30

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

Oct 23 to Nov 30

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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We Are Little Zombies - available now for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Oct 23 to Nov 30

Dir. Makoto Nahahisa - 2020 - 120m - Japan - In Japanese with English subtitles - All Seats $8

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When four young orphans—Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi, and Takemura—first meet, their parents’ bodies are being turned into dust, like fine Parmesan atop a plate of spaghetti Bolognese, and yet none of them can shed a tear. They are like zombies; devoid of all emotion. With no family, no future, no dreams, and no way to move forward, the young teens decide that the first level of this new existence involves salvaging a gaming console, an old electric bass, and a charred wok from their former homes—just enough to start a band-and then conquer the world. Tragedy, comedy, music, social criticism, and teenage angst are all subsumed in this eccentric cinematic tsunami.

A hyperstylized, hyperactive and hyper-fun movie spectacular.” — Jessica Kiang, VARIETY

“Blissful, whacked-out, inspired, juvenile, dementedly inventive

and hyper-energized.” — Todd McCarthy, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Sends you out bopping along to the Little Zombies’ adorable four-on-the-floor dance- rock theme song, but also feeling as if you’ve been on a tough, honest-to-goodness journey of personal growth.” — Emily Yoshida, VULTURE

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Caro Diario - available now in our at-home 'virtual cinema' safe viewing!

Oct 24 to Nov 30

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 !

Oct 24 to Nov 30

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

Oct 24 to Nov 30

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

Oct 25 to Nov 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Supa Modo - now available on our home viewing options!

Oct 25 to Nov 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Vitalina Varela - online home viewing available now!

Oct 25 to Nov 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Staggeringly beautiful." — Dave White, The Wrap

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

Oct 26 to Nov 30

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!

Oct 27 to Nov 30

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!

Oct 27 to Nov 30

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!

Oct 27 to Nov 30

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 - our newest addition to our Local Films virtual cinema offerings!

Oct 27 to Nov 30

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

Oct 27 to Nov 30

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 !

Oct 27 to Nov 30

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!

Oct 28 to Nov 30

Dir. Mark Cousins - 2015 - 71m

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

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

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

Oct 28 to Nov 30

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

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

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

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

Oct 28 to Nov 30

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

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

Oct 28 to Nov 30

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 !

Oct 28 to Nov 30

Dir. Jon Abrahams - 2020 - 101m

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

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

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

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

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Colonel Redl - available in our at-home viewing options!

Oct 28 to Nov 30

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

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

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

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

"Fascinating." - David Denby, New York Magazine 

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

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Confidence - available in our at-home viewing options!

Oct 28 to Nov 30

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

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

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

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

"The central performances are flawless."  - Time Out 

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

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

Oct 28 to Nov 30

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

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

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

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

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

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Earth - now available on our home viewing options!

Oct 28 to Nov 30

Dir. Nikolaus Geyrhalter - 2019 - 115m

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 28 to Nov 30

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 28 to Nov 30

Dir. Dan Sallitt - 2020 - 94m

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

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

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

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

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

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L' Innocente - available now for home viewing!

Oct 28 to Nov 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 28 to Nov 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Audaciously perverse.” -Carson Lund, Slant

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

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

Oct 28 to Nov 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 28 to Nov 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 28 to Nov 30

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

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

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

Oct 28 to Nov 30

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

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

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

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

FOUR STAR REVIEW! – Chris Cabin, Slant Magazine

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

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Saint Frances - online at-home viewing available now!

Oct 28 to Nov 30

Dir. Alex Thompson - 2019 - 101m

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Someone, Somewhere - available now in our at-home 'virtual cinema' safe viewing!

Oct 28 to Nov 30

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 Booksellers - now available on our home viewing options!

Oct 28 to Nov 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 28 to Nov 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Infiltrators - available now in our at-home 'virtual cinema' safe viewing!

Oct 28 to Nov 30

Dir. Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra - 2020 - 95m

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A docu-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who are detained by Border Patrol and thrown into a shadowy for-profit detention center—on purpose. Marco and Viri are members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of radical DREAMers who are on a mission to stop unjust deportations. And the best place to stop deportations, they believe, is in detention. However, when Marco and Viri attempt a daring reverse ‘prison break,’ things don’t go according to plan. By weaving together documentary footage of the real infiltrators with re-enactments of the events inside the detention center, THE INFILTRATORS tells an incredible and thrilling true story in a genre-defying new cinematic language

“A doc mixing interviews, real-time action and reenactment in exciting ways, THE INFILTRATORS tells a true story so inspiring it’s a wonder it isn’t better known.’ — John DeFore, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Exceedingly smart.” — Eric Kohn, INDIEWIRE

“The docu-thriller’s experimental approach makes for a compelling watch.” — Isabelia Herrera, NEW YORK TIMES

“THE INFILTRATORS pushes the boundaries of form while delivering a message of searing content.” — Christopher Llewellyn Reed, HAMMER TO NAIL

“Delivers an encouraging example of the power of a united people, and it opens a window into the abuses and inhumane separations that are carried out under the guise of protecting the nation.” —Carlos Aguilar, THE WRAP

“Part gripping documentary, part high-energy heist flick.” — Kiko Martinez, SAN ANTONIO CURRENT

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

Oct 28 to Nov 30

Dir. Mark Bozek - 2020 - 74m

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 28 to Nov 30

Dir. Lee Grant - 1981 - 50m

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PART OF YOUR VIEWING FEE WILL GO TO BOTH US THE MOVIE THEATER AND THE DISTRIBUTOR!  A GREAT OPPORTUNITY IN THE TIMES WE'RE IN TO SUPPORT BOTH YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT CINEMA AS WELL AS VITAL INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING!

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

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

Oct 28 to Nov 30

Dir. Alison Reid - 2019 - 83m - Canada

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SPECIAL THANKS TO THE ABQ BIOPARK!

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!

Oct 28 to Nov 30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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