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Sep 21

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

Sep 25 to Oct 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 soon for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Sep 25 to Oct 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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Once Upon A River - available soon for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Oct 2 to Oct 31

Dir. Haroula Rose - 2020 - 92m

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

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

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

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

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