EXCITING NEWS! While we are still closed until at least April 11 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. Itís a great lineup in the Guild Cinema tradition of outstanding eclectic cinema. AND, a portion of the online streaming fee will go to us! In these challenging times, this is a win/win opportunity for all. Watch first-rate arthouse films in the safety of your own home while supporting independent local movie theaters like ours, as well as the film industry in general. Meanwhile, give us a holler if you'd like to buy a t-shirt, a movie poster or some gift certificates (or just tell us a funny joke!) Thank you for your understanding, patience and support. Be safe, healthy and sane! Know that we WILL re-open; itís just a matter of when.

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And Then We Danced - online home viewing available now!

Mar 21 to Apr 11

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

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

“Unmissable, touching” - FILM INQUIRY

“Instantly engaging” - SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

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

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

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

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

Mar 21 to Apr 11

Dir. Daniel Roher - 2020 - 102m

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**On this one, 100% of your viewing fee will go to financially supporting the Guild Cinema for the dates of March 27 through April 2 and then 50% thereafter!  A huge thanks to MANGOLIA FILMS for the generosity that especially appreciated during these times!  Like others offered as a "virtual theater" option, this is a great way to support both your local arthouse cinemas and quality international filmmaking while we are under temporary closure!

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

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

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

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Saint Frances - online at-home viewing available now!

Mar 21 to Apr 11

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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The Perfect Nanny - online home viewing available now!

Mar 21 to Apr 11

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

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

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

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

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The Whistlers - online home viewing available now!

Mar 21 to Apr 11

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

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 **On this one, 100% of your viewing fee will go to financially supporting the Guild Cinema for the dates of March 27 through April 2 and then 50% thereafter!  A huge thanks to MANGOLIA FILMS for the generosity that especially appreciated during these times!  Like others offered as a "virtual theater" option, this is a great way to support both your local arthouse cinemas and quality international filmmaking while we are under temporary closure!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Vitalina Varela - online home viewing available now!

Mar 21 to Apr 11

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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Balloon - online home viewing available now!

Mar 22 to Apr 11

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

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

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

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

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

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

“FASCINATING!”- L’Express

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L' Innocente - available now for home viewing!

Mar 22 to Apr 11

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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The Wild Goose Lake - available now for home viewing!

Mar 22 to Apr 11

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

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

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

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

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

David Fear, Rolling Stone

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

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

Mar 22 to Apr 11

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

Mar 23 to Apr 11

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

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Starring Sonia Braga & Udo Kier!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 23 to Apr 11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Corpus Christi is simply brilliant." - Quelle Movies

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 23 to Apr 11

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

Mar 24 to Apr 11

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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