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

Aug 7 to Aug 31

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

ONLINE AT-HOME VIEWING LINK AVAILABLE SOON WITH PART OF THE SCREENING FEE GOING TO HELP US ALONG DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES! 

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

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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You Never Had It - An Evening With Charles Bukowski - available Aug. 7 on our "virtual cinema"!

Aug 7 to Aug 31

Dir. Matteo Borgardt - 1981 - 55m

FINALLY RESTORED & RE-RELEASED!

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

Producer and journalist Silvia Bizio introduces an evening with writer Charles Bukowski by recounting her time with the author and the discovery of an extraordinary time capsule that lead to the documentary’s creation. The documentary is based on a video interview conducted by Bizio in January of 1981 with Bukowski at his home in San Pedro, California. It was a long night of smoking cigarettes and drinking wine with Bukowski and his soon to be wife, Linda Lee Beighle, talking about all kinds of subjects, from writers to sex, love and humanity. The interview was shot on Umatic tapes which have been digitized and edited along with new shots in Super8 of scenes of Los Angeles today and poems read by Bukowski.

"A time capsule which captures an iconic American author in his natural state and habitat [...] must see footage for any Bukowski enthusiast..." - Hammer To Nail

"Highly recommended" - God is in the TV

"..inspiring documentary" - L’Espresso

"Exuberant, surprising and fascinating film" - Panorama Magazine

"Innovative, visceral" - GQ, Italy

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Jazz On A Summer's Day - available soon for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Aug 14 to Sep 18

Dir. Bert Stern - 1959 - 85m

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A GREAT OPPORTUNITY IN THE TIMES WE'RE IN TO SUPPORT BOTH YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT CINEMA AS WELL AS GREAT INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING & ARTHOUSE FILM CULTURE!

An incredible collection of classic live performances, Jazz on a Summer''s Day captures Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Chuck Berry, Mahalia Jackson, and many others performing at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival!

"Shot in gorgeous color, it's probably the best feature-length jazz concert movie ever made." - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

"The sense of well-being is immense." - Dave Kehr, New York Daily News

"As generous a dish of top jazz music as any cat could take in one gulp." -  Bosley Crowther, New York Times

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

Aug 14 to Aug 31

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

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

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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Love Express: The Disappearance Of Walerian Borowczyk - available soon for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Aug 21 to Aug 31

Dir. Kuba Mikurda - 2020 - 72m - Polan & Estonia - In English, Polish & French - with English subtitles when necessary

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

How does a filmmaker go from creating cutting-edge work and competing in Cannes to being labelled a failed erotic filmmaker? The debut documentary feature from Polish critic and academic Kuba Mikurda, Love Express: The Disappearance Of Walerian Borowczyk investigates the work of Walerian Borowczyk, a director of unparalleled creativity & sensitivity, revered in the 1970s for creations including Goto, Island of Love, The Beast, & Immoral Tales. The film interviews his closest collaborators, filmmakers, and leading intellectuals who put his work into perspective, including Bertrand Bonello, Neil Jordan, Patrice Leconte, Slavoj Žižek, Terry Gilliam and the late Andrzej Wajda.

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