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Due to many requests, we will finally offer Davis Varsity Movie Passes through our sister business Mishkas Cafe’s web site. While you’re there, purchase some of Mishka’s bulk coffee and $3 of every sale will go to supporting the Davis Varsity. Please note that Varsity passes cannot be used to purchase movie rentals online.

Dear Varsity supporters,

Many of you have asked us if you can help in any way during these trying times and we finally have an answer for you.
Thanks to the support of a group of small studios, we are bringing you a selection of quality movies that you can stream at home. The movie magic will be even greater knowing that one half of each rental will actually go to Davis Varsity. With your help we hope to be ready to once again open doors for live audiences, many months after the last vestiges of the COVID-19 crisis are forgotten.

We hope to be able to offer many more titles in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned and stay safe!

Waiting for the Barbarians

The Magistrate of an isolated frontier settlement on the border of an unnamed empire looks forward to an easy retirement until the arrival of Colonel Joll, whose task it is to report on the activities of the ‘barbarians’ and on the security situation on the border. Joll conducts a series of ruthless interrogations, which leads the Magistrate to question his loyalty to the empire.

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Director: Ciro Guerra
Cast: Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson 
Language: English
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 50 minutes

John Lewis: Good Trouble

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.

Immediately following the feature, there will be a pre-recorded discussion between Representative Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, filmed last month and being made available exclusively for virtual cinema and in-theater engagements of the film. This is a wide-ranging, informal, 16-minute conversation that’s a perfect follow-up to the documentary.

Additionally, on 7/9 join us for a panel discussion presented by the Freedom Rides Museum of Montgomery, Alabama, featuring Freedom Riders Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton in conversation with director Dawn Porter. In partnership with the Capri Theatre. 7:30pm EST / 4:30pm PST.

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Director: Dawn Porter
Cast: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, John Lewis, Martin Luther King 
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: PG for thematic material including some racial epithets/violence, and for smoking
Run time: 1 hour 36 minutes

Denise Ho – Becoming the Song

DENISE HO – BECOMING THE SONG profiles the openly gay Hong Kong singer and human rights activist Denise Ho. Drawing on unprecedented, years-long access, the film explores her remarkable journey from commercial Cantopop superstar to outspoken political activist, an artist who has put her life and career on the line to support the determined struggle of Hong Kong citizens to maintain their identity and freedom.

Denise’s story mirrors almost perfectly the last three decades of Hong Kong’s uneasy relationship with China. A top international recording artist in Hong Kong and across China and other Asian nations, the turning point in her career came during the seminal moment of change for Hong Kong, the Umbrella Movement of 2014. Her public support of students who demanded free elections and occupied central Hong Kong for nearly three months had immediate and lasting consequences: she was arrested and then blacklisted by China.

Under pressure, sponsors dropped Denise and venues refused to let her perform. The film follows Denise on the road as she tours the U.S., Canada and UK and prepares to release a new hit song, attempting to rebuild her career. But it soon became clear she is also reflecting on her life’s trajectory. In June 2019, Hong Kong exploded in anti-extradition law protests with millions taking to the streets, and Denise once again faced a turning point. She has been in the streets with the tear gas and water cannons. She has tried to mediate for and protect the protesters. She has addressed the United Nations and U.S. Congress to explain the crisis and plead for international help, making it clear that Hong Kong’s struggle is a desperate fight for basic freedom and democracy around the world.

As the film draws to a close, the fight for Hong Kong continues…

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Director: Sue Williams
Cast: Denise Ho
Language: English, Cantonese
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 25 minutes

In My Blood it Runs

Dujuan is a 10-year-old Arrernte and Garrwa boy from Mparntwe (Alice Springs) in Australia. Full of life and exuberance, he learns, with the support of his loving mother and grandmother, to hunt, speak two Indigenous languages and become a healer. Dujuan is politically astute and a leader in the making. But within the westernized school system, his strength and intellect go unnoticed and the colonial approaches to education threaten him with failing grades. At the time of filming, 100% of the youth in Alice Springs detention centers were Aboriginal, and throughout the film it becomes increasingly clear that the system is set up to work against young boys like Dujuan. This powerful film, made in collaboration with Dujuan’s family, is an emotional journey through the fight to mend an educational schism between traditional culture and colonial ideas and solidify a future for the youth.

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Director: Maya Newell
Cast: Carol Turner, Dujuan Turner, Megan Turner
Language: English, Aboriginal
Genre: Documentary, Biography
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Fisherman’s Friends

A fast living, cynical London music executive (Daniel Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate “fish out of water” as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he’s drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he’s forced to reevaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.

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Director: Chris Foggin
Cast: James Purefoy, Meadow Nobrega, David Hayman
Language: English
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music
Rating: PG-13 for some strong language, and suggestive references
Run time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Dirt Music

The fervent attraction between Georgie (Kelly Macdonald), a woman stuck in a loveless relationship, and Lu (Garrett Hedlund), a musician with a tragic past, gets the better of them when secrets are uncovered that will change their lives. Based on the critically acclaimed novel by iconic Australian writer Tim Winton, Dirt Music is a tale of love and redemption, set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Australian West.

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Director: Gregor Jordan
Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Garrett Hedlund, David Wenham
Language: English
Genre: Drama, Romance, Crime
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Beats

Purchase a ticket for $12, get access to the film for 72 hours AND an exclusive pre-recorded conversation with director Brian Welsh and executive producer Steven Soderbergh, moderated by Slamdance’s Peter Baxter (presented by Slamdance).

A universal story of friendship, rebellion, and the irresistible power of music set against the backdrop of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act of 1994, which banned unlicensed raves across the UK, BEATS follows best friends and polar opposites Johnno and Spanner who, realizing they are destined for different futures, sneak out to an illegal party in pursuit of one last crazy night together. In English with English subtitles.

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Director: Brian Welsh
Cast: Cristian Ortega, Lorn Macdonald, Laura Fraser
Language: English
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Miss Juneteenth

Turquoise Jones is a single mom who holds down a household, a rebellious teenager, and pretty much everything that goes down at Wayman’s BBQ & Lounge. Turquoise is also a bona fide beauty queen—she was once crowned Miss Juneteenth, a title commemorating the day slaves in Texas were freed – two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Life didn’t turn out as beautifully as the title promised, but Turquoise, determined to right her wrongs, is cultivating her daughter, Kai, to become Miss Juneteenth, even if Kai wants something else.

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Director: Channing Godfrey Peoples
Cast: Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson, Alexis Chikaeze
Language: English
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes

The Girl With the Bracelet

Lise (16 years old) is accused of murdering her best friend. As the trial starts, her parents stand right by her side. But once her secret life is revealed in court, the truth becomes indistinguishable.

“I love you” means nothing. Everyone says “I love you”. A young girl called to the witness stand casually drops these disarmingly simple words that are enough to give one chills. That is a recurring feeling throughout this unusually precise courtroom drama, where words and their power are at the center of attention. In this case, the legal proceedings become the ritual of a society putting its own youth on trial.

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Director: Stéphane Demoustier
Cast: Roschdy Zem, Chiara Mastroianni, Melissa Guers
Language: French with English Subtitles
Genre: Crime, Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Mr. Topaze

Albert Topaze (Peter Sellers), a poor but proud French schoolmaster, loses his job after he refuses to alter the failing grades of one of his students. Seizing the opportunity to exploit his honesty, actress Suzy Courtois (Nadia Gray) convinces her lover, the corrupt city council member Castel Benac (Herbert Lom), to hire Topaze as a managing director for one of his shady businesses.

Seller’s lone directorial effort, MR. TOPAZE displays the British comic genius at the peak of his powers alongside his future Pink Panther nemesis Herbert Lom and a stellar supporting cast that includes Nadia Gray, Leo McKern, Billie Whitelaw and Michael Gough. Long considered a “lost” classic, MR. TOPAZE was digitally restored in 2K from the last surviving 35mm prints held in the BFI National Archive.

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Director: Peter Sellers
Cast: Nadia Gray, Leo McKern, Billie Whitelaw
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes

The Killing Floor

In his first feature, director Bill Duke (The Rage in Harlem, Deep Cover) traces the racial and class conflicts seething in the Chicago’s giant slaughterhouses, and the brutal efforts of management to divide the workforce along ethnic lines, which eventually boiled over in the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. Winner of the Special Jury Award at Sundance Film Festival, 1985. Starring Damien Leake (Serpico, Apocalypse Now), Alfre Woodard (Crooklyn, Down in the Delta). Screenplay by African American playwright Leslie Lee, based on a Story by executive producer Elsa Rassbach.

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Director: Bill Duke
Cast: Damien Leake, Alfre Woodard
Language: English
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG
Run time: 1 hour 55 minutes

Marona’s Fantastic Tale

Marona is a half-breed Labrador whose life leaves deep traces among the humans she encounters. After an accident, she reflects on all the homes and different experiences she’s had. As Marona’s memory journeys into the past, her unfailing empathy and love brings lightness and innocence into each of her owners’ lives.

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Director: Anca Damian
Cast: Lizzie Brocheré, Bruno Salomone, Thierry Hancisse 
Language: French with English Subtitles
Genre: Family, Animated
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Plimpton!

One of the great adventurers of the 20th century, George Plimpton embarked on a lifelong journey akin to fictional characters such as Forrest Gump and Indiana Jones. He hung out with U.S. Presidents, played quarterback for the Detroit Lions, forced Willie Mays to pop out in Yankee Stadium, photographed Playboy models, was named the “Most Eligible Bachelor in Manhattan” by Esquire Magazine, played goalie for the Boston Bruins, struck the triangle for the New York Philharmonic and acted alongside John Wayne, Warren Beatty and Matt Damon. Some of these things he did well. Some he didn’t. But they were always amusing and inspiring. Witty, sophisticated, urbane and yet a man of the people, he embodied the American optimism of 1960s and ’70s. He co-founded and edited one of the most influential literary magazines in history, The Paris Review for 50 years, and in the process, he innovated a writing technique called participatory journalism. This gave Plimpton a unique perspective on the activities he wrote about, perhaps most famously with Paper Lion, a bestseller, which has never left the conversation of the greatest sports books of all-time.

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Director: Tom Bean, Luke Poling
Cast: Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Graydon Carter
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, to ʼ70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room — Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula” and “Song of Solomon,” her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University. Featuring interviews with Hilton Als, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley, Sonia Sanchez and Oprah Winfrey, who turned Morrison’s novel “Beloved” into a feature film.

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Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Cast: Toni Morrison, Hilton Als, Oprah Winfrey
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: PG-13
Run time: 2 hours

Whose Streets?

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.

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Director: Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis
Cast: Lezley McSpadden, Michael Brown Sr., David Whitt
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: R
Run time: 1 hour 45 minutes

I Am Not Your Negro

Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

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Director: Raoul Peck
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: PG-13
Run time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Jose

José lives with his mother in Guatemala. It’s a tough life in one of the most violent and religious countries. When he meets Luis, he’s thrust into new-found passion and pain.

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Director: Li Cheng
Cast: Enrique Salanic, Manolo Herrera, Ana Cecilia Mota
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Hail Satan?

When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways. As charming and funny as it is thought-provoking, Hail Satan? offers a timely look at a group of often misunderstood outsiders whose unwavering commitment to social and political justice has empowered thousands of people around the world. An inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!, Our Nixon).

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Director: Penny Lane
Cast: Jex Blackmore, Chalice Blythe, Nicholas Crowe
Language: English
Genre: Docementary
Rating: R
Run time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Mysteries of Lisbon

Raul Ruiz’s, Mysteries of Lisbon, a masterful adaptation of the eponymous nineteenth-century Portuguese novel (by Camilo Castelo Branco), evokes the complex intertwined narratives of Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens. The core story centers on Joao, the bastard child of an ill-fated romance between two members of the aristocracy who are forbidden to marry, and his quest to discover the truth of his parentage. But this is just the start of an engrossing tale that follows a multitude of characters whose fates conjoin, separate and then rejoin again over three decades in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy. Now available for the first time in the US in the expanded, six-episode miniseries version that originally aired in 2011.

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Director: Raul Ruiz
Cast: Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira
Language: Portuguese with English Subtitles
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
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Papicha

Algiers, 1997. Terrorist wanting an Islamic and archaic state are everywhere. Women are oppressed, in a seek to take control of their bodies, clothing and public space. Young student Nedjma is passionate about making a fashion show.

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Director: Mounia Meddour
Cast: Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Amira Hilda Douaouda
Language: French and Arabic with English Subtitles
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 50 minutes

The Grey Fox

After decades in prison, stagecoach robber Bill Miner (Richard Farnsworth) emerges in 1901 a free man without a place in 20th century society…until he sees The Great Train Robbery and is inspired to once again do what he does best.

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Director: Phillip Borsos
Cast: Richard Farnsworth, Jackie Burroughs, Ken Pogue
Language: French with English subtitles
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rating: PG
Run time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Joan of Arc

In the 15th century, both France and England stake a blood claim for the French throne. Believing that God had chosen her, the young Joan leads the army of the King of France. When she is captured, the Church sends her for trial on charges of heresy. Refusing to accept the accusations, the graceful Joan of Arc will stay true to her mission.

Bruno Dumont’s decision to work with a ten-year-old actress re-injects this heroine’s timeless cause and ideology with a modernity that highlights both the tragic female condition and the incredible fervor, strength and freedom women show when shackled by societies and archaic virile orders that belittle and alienate them.

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Director: Bruno Dumont
Cast: Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Annick Lavieville, Justine Herbez
Language: French with English subtitles
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Blackfish

Many of us have experienced the excitement and awe of watching 8,000 pound orcas, or “killer whales,” soar out of the water and fly through the air at sea parks, as if in perfect harmony with their trainers. Yet this mighty black and white mammal has many sides – a majestic, friendly giant, seemingly eager to take trainers for a ride around the pool, yet shockingly – and unpredictably – able to turn on them at a moment’s notice. BLACKFISH unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of notorious performing whale Tilikum, who – unlike any orca in the wild – has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. So what went wrong?

Shocking footage and riveting interviews with trainers and experts manifest the orca’s extraordinary nature, the species’ cruel treatment in captivity over the last four decades and the growing disillusionment of workers who were misled and endangered by the highly profitable sea-park industry. This emotionally wrenching, tautly structured story challenges us to consider our relationship to nature and reveals how little we humans truly know about these highly intelligent, and surprisingly sentient, fellow mammals that we only think we can control.

When you look into their eyes, somebody’s home. Somebody’s looking back at you. . . but it may not be what you think.

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Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic elements including disturbing and violent images
Run time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Due to many requests, we will finally offer Davis Varsity Movie Passes through our sister business Mishkas Cafe’s web site. While you’re there, purchase some of Mishka’s bulk coffee and $3 of every sale will go to supporting the Davis Varsity. Please note that Varsity passes cannot be used to purchase movie rentals online.

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

Featuring extensive interviews with Diana Kennedy and famed chefs José Andrés, Rick Bayless, Gabriela Camara and Alice Waters, Diana Kennedy provides an intimate look at the leading expert on Mexican cuisine. The author of nine acclaimed cookbooks and a two-time James Beard Award winner, Diana is called the “Julia Child of Mexico”, but the feisty cook prefers “The Mick Jagger of Mexican Cuisine”.

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Rental fee is $9.99

Click here to register for the virtual Q&A with director Elizabeth Carroll, chef Alice Waters (Chez Panisse), chef Gabriela Cámara (Tale of Two Kitchens), & food writer David Tanis (The New York Times)

Director: Elizabeth Carroll
Cast: José Andrés, Gabriela Camara, Diana Kennedy
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Lucky Grandma

In the heart of Chinatown, New York, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old Grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho) predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck… suddenly attracting the attention of some local gangsters. Desperate to protect herself, Grandma employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang (Corey Ha) and soon finds herself right in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.

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Director: Sasie Sealy
Cast: Tsai Chin, Hsiao-Yuan Ha, Michael Tow
Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Life Itself

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF explores the legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

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Director: Steve James
Cast: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel
Language: English
Genre: Documentary, Biography
Rating: R
Run time: 2 hours

The Painter and the Thief

Desperate for answers about the theft of her 2 paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and an inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls.

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Director: Benjamin Ree
Cast: Karl Bertil-Nordland, Barbora Kysilkova
Language: English, Norwegian
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes

RBG

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg ‘s exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

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Director: Julie Cohen, Betsy West
Cast: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ann Kittner, Harryette Helsel
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: PG for some thematic elements and language
Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Driveways

A lonesome boy accompanies his mother on a trip to clean out his late aunt’s house, and ends up forming an unexpected friendship with the retiree who lives next door.

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Director: Andrew Ahn
Cast: Hong Chau, Lucas Jaye, Brian Dennehy
Language: English
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Based on the international bestseller by rock-star economist Thomas Piketty (which sold over three million copies worldwide and landed Piketty on Time’s list of most influential people), this captivating documentary is an eye-opening 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 assembles accessible pop-culture references coupled with interviews of some of the world’s most influential experts delivering an insightful and empowering journey through the past and into our future.

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Director: Justin Pemberton
Cast: Thomas Piketty
Language: English and French with English subtitles
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 45 minutes

CRSHD

End-of-the-year celebrations are underway at a small liberal arts college in Ohio. The night’s main event? A CRUSH PARTY. The rules? Submit your crush and they get an invite. Or if you’re “crushed,” you also get an invite. Freshman IZZY ALDEN is still a virgin and the crush party is her last chance to do something about it before summer break. She and her two best friends, ANUKA and FIONA, chase their crushes both in real life and online. But Izzy’s moral compass skews as the night progresses and it seems her quest to have sex might cost Izzy her friends.

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Director: Emily Cohn
Cast: Isabelle Barbier, Sadie Scott, Deeksha Ketkar
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 20 minutes

The Hottest August

A complex portrait of a city and its inhabitants, The Hottest August gives us a window into the collective consciousness of the present. The film’s point of departure is one city over one month: New York City, including its outer boroughs, during August 2017. It’s a month heavy with the tension of a new President, growing anxiety over everything from rising rents to marching white nationalists, and unrelenting news of either wildfires or hurricanes on every coast. The film pivots on the question of futurity: what does the future look like from where we are standing? And what if we are not all standing in the same place? The Hottest August offers a mirror onto a society on the verge of catastrophe, registering the anxieties, distractions, and survival strategies that preoccupy ordinary lives.

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Director: Brett Story
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth is the true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life threatening ecological disaster and a growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The bizarre story is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can potentially reimagine a new world.

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Director: Matt Wolf
Cast: John Allen, Tony Burgess, Jane Goodall
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 55 minutes

Our Mothers

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.

Free live stream Q&As with the director of “Our Mothers,” César Díaz, will take place on Saturday, May 2, at 7 pm EST, and Sunday May 3, at 4 pm EST, moderated by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and Outsider Pictures team member Robert Rosenberg.

Registration for Zoom Q&A for either time is here

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Director: Cesar Diaz
Cast: Emma Dib, Armando Espitia
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Deerskin

In this black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) is a recent divorcee who becomes obsessed with a vintage fringed deerskin jacket that begins to exert an uncanny hold on him. Set in a sleepy French alpine village, he falls into the guise of an independent filmmaker and befriends a trusting bartender and aspiring editor (Adèle Haenel, Portrait of a Lady on Fire) who becomes his collaborator on a movie that will document a surprising new goal he sets himself.

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Director: Quentin Dupieux
Cast: Jean Dujardin, Adèle Haenel, Albert Delpy
Language: French
Genre: Comedy, Horrror
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Sword of God

In the early Middle Ages, a contingent of knights embarks on a dangerous journey to spread Christianity and baptize the pagan inhabitants of an isolated village hidden deep in the mountains of a faraway island. After being shipwrecked, the two survivors set out to complete their mission, but as they attempt to convert the tribe, their diverging beliefs put them at odds with each other. Soon, love is confronted with hate, peace with violence, sanity with madness, and redemption with damnation.

Directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Bartosz Konopka, this genre-bending historical epic has been hailed as a “stunning showcase of experiential horror” (Bloody Disgusting) that “strikes with brutal clarity” (ScreenAnarchy).

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Director: Bartosz Konopka
Cast: Krzysztof Pieczynski, Karol Bernacki, Wiktoria Gorodecka
Language: Polish
Genre: Horror
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

In a small city of Brazil, a woman named Flor marries a man named Vadinho, but once married she finds that he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking and he takes all of her money to gamble. After Vadinho dies, Flor marries Tedoror, the owner of a drugstore. Flor is happy with her new husband but misses the love life with her previous husband. When one day the ghost of Vadhino comes back to peruse her.

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Director: Bruno Barreto
Cast: Sônia Braga, José Wilker, Mauro Mendonça
Language: Portuguese
Genre: Comedy
Rating: R
Run time: 1 hour 50 minutes

The Innocent

Based on the novel by Gabriele d’Annunzio, this final film by revered director Luchino Visconti follows arrogant Roman aristocrat Tullio Hermil (Giancarlo Giannini) as he openly cheats on his wife, Giuliana (Laura Antonelli). Carrying on an affair with his scheming mistress, Teresa Raffo (Jennifer O’Neill), without any concern for his spouse, Tullio becomes jealous when he suspects Giuliana is having an affair of her own, leading to conflict and, ultimately, tragedy.

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Director: Luchino Visconti
Cast: Giancarlo Giannini, Laura Antonelli, Jennifer O’Neill
Language: Italian with English Subtitles
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Someone, Somewhere

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.

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Director: Cédric Klapisch
Cast: François Civil, Ana Girardot, Camille Cottin
Language: French with English Subtitles
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 50 minutes

The Roads Not Taken

The story follows a day in the life of Leo and his daughter, Molly as she grapples with the challenges of her father’s chaotic mind. As they weave their way through New York City, Leo’s journey takes on a hallucinatory quality as he floats through alternate lives he could have lived, leading Molly to wrestle with her own path as she considers her future.

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Director: Sally Potter
Cast: Javier Bardem, Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek
Language: English
Genre: Drama
Rating: R for language
Run time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Earth

Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans – with shovels, excavators or dynamite. Nikolaus Geyrhalter observes people, in mines, quarries and at large construction sites, engaged in a constant struggle to take possession of the planet.

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Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Language: English, German, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Subtitled in English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 55 minutes

Thousand Pieces of Gold

Set in the 1880s, this film chronicles the journey of Lalu (Rosalind Chao), a Chinese woman whose financially desperate family sells her as a bride. She is sent to the United States, where she is bought by sleazy barkeep Hong King (Michael Paul Chan), who plans to make money off of Lalu by forcing her into a life of prostitution. Unwilling to submit to his demands, she begins her own successful business venture and captures the attention of the troubled but kindly Charlie (Chris Cooper).

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Director: Nancy Kelly
Cast: Rosalind Chao, Chris Cooper, Michael Paul Chan
Language: English, Chinese
Genre: Romance, Western
Rating: PG-13
Run time: 1 hour 35 minutes

A White, White Day

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).

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Director: Hlynur Palmason
Cast: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason
Language: Icelandic
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 50 minutes

The Booksellers

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.

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Director: D.W. Young
Cast: Parker Posey, Fran Lebowitz, Gay Talese
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Vitalina Varela

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.

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Director: Pedro Costa
Cast: Vitalina Varela, Ventura, Manuel Tavares Almeida
Language: Portuguese
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Santiago Italia

In the early seventies, the world was watching as Chile democratically elected Socialist leader Salvador Allende. His political ideals and aspirations—among them providing education for all children and distributing land to the nation’s workers—terrified the country’s right-wing, as well as the U.S., who helped orchestrate a military coup that replaced him with dictator Augusto Pinochet. This tragic history has been well documented, but Italian director Nanni Moretti (Caro Diario, Ecce Bombo) adds an angle many viewers may not know about: the efforts of the Italian Embassy to save and relocate citizens targeted by the fascist regime. Told through the testimonies of those who were there, Santiago, Italia is a chilling depiction of living under junta rule and an ultimately inspiring expression of hope amidst dire circumstances.

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Director: Nanni Moretti
Cast: Salvador Allende, Carmen Castillo, Patricio Guzmán
Language: In Spanish and Italian with English Subtitles
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Extra Ordinary

Rose, a sweet, lonely driving instructor in rural Ireland, is gifted with supernatural abilities. Rose has a love/hate relationship with her ‘talents’ and tries to ignore the constant spirit related requests from locals – to exorcise possessed rubbish bins or haunted gravel. But! Christian Winter, a washed up, one-hit-wonder rock star, has made a pact with the devil for a return to greatness! He puts a spell on a local teenager – making her levitate. Her terrified father, Martin Martin, asks Rose to help save his daughter. Rose has to overcome the fear of her supernatural gift and work with Martin to save the girl, get the guy and be home in time for a light snack… maybe a yogurt or something.

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Director: Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman
Cast: Maeve Higgins, Barry Ward, Will Forte
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Horror
Rating: R for language, sexual content and some horror violence
Run time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Mephisto

The 1981 Academy Award-winning Best Foreign Language Film MEPHISTO, by Hungarian master István Szabó, 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. Sparkling new 4K restoration by the Hungarian Film Fund.

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Director: Istvan Szabo
Cast: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildikó Bánsági
Language: German, Hungarian
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 2 hours 25 minutes

Beanpole

In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha (astonishing newcomers Viktoria Miroshnichenko and Vasilisa Perelygina), intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjust to a haunted world. As the film begins, Iya, long and slender and towering over everyone—hence the film’s title—works as a nurse in a shell-shocked hospital, presiding over traumatized soldiers. A shocking accident brings them closer and also seals their fates. The 28-year-old Russian director Kantemir Balagov won Un Certain Regard’s Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for this richly burnished, occasionally harrowing rendering of the persistent scars of war.

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Director: Kantemir Balagov
Cast: Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina
Language: Russian with English subtitles
Genre: Drama, War
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Zombi Child

Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields. 55 years later, at a Parisian boarding school, a Haitian teenager confesses an old family secret, never imagining that this strange tale will inspire her classmate to do the unthinkable.

The latest from French master Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, Nocturama), ZOMBI CHILD is an “audacious and cunning” (Little White Lies) new take on classic horror tropes that “poses timely and provocative questions” while “taking us on a journey that’s as intellectually demanding as it is compelling.” (Screen Daily).

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Director: Bertrand Bonello
Cast: Louise Labeque, Wislanda Louimat, Katiana Milfort
Language: French with English subtitles
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 45 minutes

The Wild Goose Lake

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”

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Director: Yi’nan Diao
Cast: Ge Hu, Lun-Mei Kwei, Fan Liao
Language: Chinese
Genre: Crime, Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Sorry We Missed You

The British working class is once again the empathetic subject of Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You, a wrenching, intimate family drama that exposes the dark side of the so-called “gig economy”.

Ricky, a former laborer, and his home-attendant wife Abby—who lost their home in the 2008 financial crash—are desperate to get out of their financial distress. When an opportunity comes up for Ricky to work as his own boss as a delivery driver, they sell their only asset, Abby’s car, to trade it in for a shiny new white van and the dream that Ricky can work his way up to someday owning his own delivery franchise.

But the couple find their lives are quickly pushed further to the edge by an unrelenting work schedule, a ruthless supervisor and the needs of their two teenage children. Capturing the sacred moments that make a family as well as the acts of desperation they need to undertake to make it through each day, this universal story is skillfully and indelibly told with unforgettable performances and a searing script by Loach’s long-time collaborator Paul Laverty.

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Director: Ken Loach
Cast: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone
Language: English
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

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. When she returned home a year later, the insurmountable barriers she faced as a female scientist proved hard to overcome. In The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, Anne (now 86) retraces her steps, offering 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. Anne 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.

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Director: Alison Reid
Cast: Anne Innis Dagg, Tatiana Maslany, Victor Garber
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Incitement

Acclaimed writer-director Yaron Zilberman (A Late Quartet) chronicles the disturbing descent of a promising law student to an intransigent ultranationalist obsessed with murdering his country’s leader, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Incitement is a gripping and unnerving look through the eyes of a murderer who silenced a powerful voice for peace.

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Director: Yaron Zilberman
Cast: Yehuda Nahari Halevi, Amitay Yaish Ben Ousilio, Anat Ravnitzki
Language: Hebrew
Genre: Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 2 hours 5 minutes

The Times of Bill Cunningham

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.

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Director: Mark Bozek
Cast: Bill Cunningham, Sarah Jessica Parker
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 15 minutes

And Then We Danced

A male dancer and his partner have been training for years for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another dancer throws him off balance, sparking both an intense rivalry and romantic desire that may cause him to risk his future.

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Director: Levan Akin
Cast: Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili
Language: Georgian
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Slay the Dragon

A secretive, high-tech gerrymandering initiative launched 10 years ago threatens to undermine our democracy. Slay the Dragon follows everyday people as they fight to make their votes matter.

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Director: Christopher Durrance, Barak Goodman
Cast: Ari Berman, David Daley, Margaret Dickson
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: PG-13
Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Corpus Christi

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”.

After spending years in a Warsaw prison for a violent crime, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a remote village to work as a manual laborer. The job is designed to keep the ex-con busy, but Daniel has a higher calling. Over the course of his incarceration he has found Christ, and aspires to join the clergy – but his criminal record means no seminary will accept him. When Daniel arrives in town, one quick lie allows him to be mistaken for the town’s new priest, and he sets about leading his newfound flock. Though he has no training, his passion and charisma inspire the community. At the same time, his unconventional sermons and unpriestly behavior raise suspicions among some of the townsfolk – even more so as he edges towards a dark secret that the community hasn’t revealed in the confessional booth.

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Director: Jan Komasa
Cast: Bartosz Bielenia, Aleksandra Konieczna, Eliza Rycembel
Language: Polish
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 55 minutes

The Whistlers

In THE WHISTLERS, 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.

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Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
Cast: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar
Language: Romanian, English, Spanish
Genre: Crime, Comedy,
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Once Were Brothers

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Inspired by Robertson’s 2017 bestselling memoir Testimony, ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND is a confessional, cautionary, and sometimes humorous tale of Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music. The film blends rare archival footage and interviews with many of Robertson’s friends and collaborators, including Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Scorsese, Taj Mahal, Peter Gabriel, David Geffen and Ronnie Hawkins, among others.

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Director: Daniel Roher
Cast: Robbie Robertson, Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal, Jann Wenner, Ronnie Hawkins, Van Morrison, Dominique Robertson
Language: English
Genre: Documentary, Music
Rating: R for some language and drug references
Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Bacurau

Note from the studio: Following theater closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ll be giving Bacurau a virtual theatrical release and sharing revenue with independent theaters across the country. 

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.

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Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles
Cast: Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira
Language: English and Portuguese with English subtitles
Genre: Action, Action & Adventure, World Cinema, Drama
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Balloon

In an effort to support art film lovers and theaters during these difficult and unprecedented times, Distrib Films US is proposing a virtual theatrical experience. Our Vimeo streaming platform will allow cinema goers to watch our current slate of theatrical titles while supporting their local art house theater.

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…

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Director: Michael Bully Herbig
Cast: Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, David Kross
Language: In German with English Subtitles
Genre: Thriller, Historical
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 2 hours 5 minutes

The Perfect Nanny

In an effort to support art film lovers and theaters during these difficult and unprecedented times, Distrib Films US is proposing a virtual theatrical experience. Our Vimeo streaming platform will allow cinema goers to watch our current slate of theatrical titles while supporting their local art house theater.

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… Adapted from the eponymous novel by Leïla Slimani, winner of the Goncourt prize, and based on a 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.

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Director: Lucie Borleteau
Cast: Karin Viard, Leïla Bekhti, Antoine Reinartz
Language: In French with English Subtitles
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes

The Etruscan Smile

In an effort to support art film lovers and theaters during these difficult and unprecedented times, Distrib Films US is proposing a virtual theatrical experience. Our Vimeo streaming platform will allow cinema goers to watch our current slate of theatrical titles while supporting their local art house theater.

Based on the bestselling novel by José Luis Sampedro THE ETRUSCAN SMILE stars Brian Cox (HBO’s SUCCESSION and recent Broadway leading man in THE GREAT SOCIETY) as Rory MacNeil, a rugged old Scotsman who reluctantly leaves his beloved isolated Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory’s life will be transformed, just when he expects it least, through a newly found love for his baby grandson.

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Director: Oded Binnun, Mihal Brezis
Cast: Thora Birch, Tim Matheson, Brian Cox
Language: English
Genre: Drama
Rating: R for some language
Run time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse’s portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.

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Friday March 13th – Sunday March 15th

(12:50), 6:00

Monday March 16th – Thursday March 19th

6:00

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Director: Céline Sciamma
Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami
Language: French, Italian
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rating: R for some nudity and sexuality
Run time: 2 hours

Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is 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 offer us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.

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Director: Louis Schwartzberg
Cast: Brie Larson, Tony D. Head, Michael Pollan
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: NR
Run time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Emma

Following the antics of a young woman, Emma Woodhouse, who lives in Georgian- and Regency-era England and occupies herself with matchmaking – in sometimes misguided, often meddlesome fashion- in the lives of her friends and family.

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Showtimes:

Friday March 13th – Sunday March 15th

(1:00), (3:35), 6:10, 8:45

Monday March 16th – Thursday March 19th

(3:35), 6:10, 8:45

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** Tuesday Discount Does Not Apply This Week.

Director: Autumn de Wilde
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Nighy, Josh O’Connor
Language: English
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Rating: PG for brief partial nudity
Run time: 2 Hours 20 minutes

Wendy

The classic story of Peter Pan is wildly reimagined in this ragtag epic from Benh Zeitlin, director of BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD. Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up.

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Director: Benh Zeitlin
Cast: Tommie Lynn Milazzo, Shay Walker, Stephanie Lynn Wilson
Language: English
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Rating: PG-13 for brief violent/bloody images
Run time:

The Wild

We live in a time of uncertainty – about the trajectory of our own lives, the lives of generations to come and the continued health of the planet we live on.  For millennia, wild salmon have survived ice ages, continental shifts and most destructively, human beings.  Their continued existence provides a glint of hope under the surface of malaise we now find ourselves in.

When wild salmon return to their home rivers to spawn and die, their bodies are a sacrament – giving life to their progeny, the earth itself and human beings.  Their last act ensures that life will continue.   Right now, it may be up to us to ensure their very existence will continue.

By suddenly dismantling safeguards the EPA had enacted to protect the salmon, water and people of Bristol Bay – the current political regime in the United States has unilaterally revived a mining corporation’s relentless pursuit to build North America’s largest open-pit copper mine – directly in the headwaters of the most prodigious wild sockeye salmon run in the world.

The Wild is a race against time, where the hard-fought-for/hard-won protections for Bristol Bay now seem as fleeting as morning mist.  Focused through the lens of Mark Titus’ inherent love for wild salmon, the conflict in Alaska becomes a harbinger to a larger, global question:  How do we reconcile human separation from the natural world that sustains us – and if we can change course – how do we save what remains?

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First Cow

Kelly Reichardt once again trains her perceptive and patient eye on the Pacific Northwest, this time evoking an authentically hardscrabble early nineteenth century way of life. A taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow. From this simple premise Reichardt constructs an interrogation of foundational Americana that recalls her earlier triumph Old Joy in its sensitive depiction of male friendship, yet is driven by a mounting suspense all its own. Reichardt again shows her distinct talent for depicting the peculiar rhythms of daily living and ability to capture the immense, unsettling quietude of rural America.

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Director: Kelly Reichardt
Cast: John Magaro, Orion Lee, Rene Auberjonois
Language: English
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language
Run time: 2 hours

Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always

A teenage girl in rural Pennsylvania hops on a Greyhound bus and goes on a long, expensive and distressing pilgrimage to New York City to find an abortion clinic.

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Coming Friday, April 3rd

Director: Eliza Hittman
Cast: Ryan Eggold, Théodore Pellerin, Sharon Van Etten
Language: English
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not Yet Rated
Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Promising Young Woman

Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman… until a tragic event abruptly derailed her future. Now she’s a medical school drop-out, living at home with her worried parents and working at a coffee shop with a concerned boss (Laverne Cox). It seems like she is at a standstill, except for the double life Cassie leads at night….

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Coming Friday, April 17th

Director: Emerald Fennell
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Laverne Cox
Language: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rating: Not yet rated
Run time: 1 hour 53 minutes

The Personal History of David Copperfield

From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.

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Coming Friday, May 22nd

Director: Armando Iannucci
Cast: Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton
Language: English
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Rating: PG for thematic material and brief violence
Run time: 2 hours

The Green Knight

An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, THE GREEN KNIGHT tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur’s reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.

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Coming Friday, May 29th

Director: David Lowery
Cast: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton
Language: English
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Rating: Not Yet Rated
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The French Dispatch

The staff of a European publication decides to publish a memorial edition highlighting the three best stories from the last decade: an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef.

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Coming Friday, July 24th

Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Léa Seydoux
Language: English, French
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Rating: R for graphic nudity, some sexual references and language
Run time: 1 hour 50 minutes

The Last Full Measure

THE LAST FULL MEASURE tells the true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine), a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen (also known as a PJ) medic who personally saved over sixty men. During a rescue mission on April 11, 1966, he was offered the chance to escape on the last helicopter out of a combat zone heavily under fire, but he stayed behind to save and defend the lives of his fellow soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 1st Infantry Division, before making the ultimate sacrifice in the bloodiest battle of the war. Thirty-two years later, respected Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman (Sebastien Stan) on a career fast-track is tasked with investigating a Congressional Medal of Honor request for Pitsenbarger made by his best friend and PJ partner on the mission (William Hurt) and his parents (Christopher Plummer & Diane Ladd). Huffman seeks out the testimony of Army veterans who witnessed Pitsenbarger’s extraordinary valor, including Takoda (Samuel L. Jackson), Burr (Peter Fonda) and Mott (Ed Harris). But as Huffman learns more about Pitsenbarger’s courageous acts, he uncovers a high-level conspiracy behind the decades-long denial of the medal, prompting him to put his own career on the line to seek justice for the fallen airman.

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Director: Todd Robinson
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Jeremy Irvine
Language: English
Genre: Drama, War
Rating: R for war violence, and language
Run time: 1 hours 50 minutes

Erasing Family

Erasing Family captures the unheard voices in separation and divorce–the children.

Director, Ginger Gentile reveals the trauma experienced by children when they are forced to pick sides which results in having a loving, fit parent erased from their lives.

Family bond obstruction is one of the most significant public health crises of our times, and in our community. Hear the words of the children and witness what happens when we do not intervene. Their insights have the power to change family court, mental health treatment and supports for kids during separation and divorce.

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Showing Saturday, February 22nd

Tickets available here

Parasite

Bong Joon Ho brings his work home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.

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Showtimes:

Friday March 13th – Sunday March 15th

8:30

Monday March 16th – Thursday March 19th

8:30

* Matinee show times indicated by ( )

** Tuesday Discount Does Apply This Week.

Director: Bong Joon Ho
Cast: Kang-ho Song, Yeo-jeong Jo, So-dam Park
Language: Korean, English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Rating: R for language, some violence and sexual content
Run time: 2 hours 12 mins

A Hidden Life

Based on real events, A HIDDEN LIFE is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fanni and children that keeps his spirit alive.

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Showtimes:

Friday January 10th – Sunday January 12th

8:00

Monday January 13th – Thursday January 16th

8:00

* Matinee show times indicated by ( )

** Tuesday Discount Does Not Apply This Week.

Director: Terrence Malick
Cast: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Michael Nyqvist
Language: English, German
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Rating: Not Yet Rated
Run time: 2 hours 55 minutes

Jojo Rabbit

Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

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Showtimes:

Friday February 21st – Sunday February 23rd

(4:20)

Monday February 24th – Thursday February 27th

(4:20)

* Matinee show times indicated by ( )

** Tuesday Discount Does Apply This Week.

Director: Taika Waititi
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Roman Griffin, Taika Waititi
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content, some disturbing images, violence, and language
Run time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Downhill

Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. Inspired by the motion picture FORCE MAJEURE by Ruben Östlund

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Showtimes:

Friday February 21st – Sunday February 23rd

(2:20), 6:40, 8:40

Monday February 24th – Thursday February 27th

6:40, 8:40

* Matinee show times indicated by ( )

** Tuesday Discount Does Not Apply This Week.

Director: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Cast: Will Ferrell, Miranda Otto, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rating: R for language and some sexual material
Run time: 1 hour 30 minutes

The Assisstant

Jane, a recent college graduate and aspiring film producer, just landed her dream job as a junior assistant to a powerful entertainment mogul. Her day is much like any other assistant — making coffee, ordering lunch, arranging travel accommodations and taking phone messages. But as Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the abuse that insidiously colors every aspect of her workday, an accumulation of degradation against which she decides to take a stand.

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Director: Kitty Green
Cast: Julia Garner, Matthew Macfadyen, Dagmara Dominczyk
Language: English
Genre: Drama
Rating: Not yet rated
Run time: 1 hour 25 minutes

The Wild

We live in a time of uncertainty – about the trajectory of our own lives, the lives of generations to come and the continued health of the planet we live on.  For millennia, wild salmon have survived ice ages, continental shifts and most destructively, human beings.  Their continued existence provides a glint of hope under the surface of malaise we now find ourselves in. 

When wild salmon return to their home rivers to spawn and die, their bodies are a sacrament – giving life to their progeny, the earth itself and human beings.  Their last act ensures that life will continue.   Right now, it may be up to us to ensure their very existence will continue.

By suddenly dismantling safeguards the EPA had enacted to protect the salmon, water and people of Bristol Bay – the current political regime in the United States has unilaterally revived a mining corporation’s relentless pursuit to build North America’s largest open-pit copper mine – directly in the headwaters of the most prodigious wild sockeye salmon run in the world.

The Wild is a race against time, where the hard-fought-for/hard-won protections for Bristol Bay now seem as fleeting as morning mist.  Focused through the lens of Mark Titus’ inherent love for wild salmon, the conflict in Alaska becomes a harbinger to a larger, global question:  How do we reconcile human separation from the natural world that sustains us – and if we can change course – how do we save what remains? 

How do you save what you love? 

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Coming Friday, March 20th

Director: Mark Titus
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not rated

Harriet

From her escape from slavery through the dangerous missions she led to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad, the story of heroic abolitionist Harriet Tubman is told.

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Showtimes:

Friday December 20th – Tuesday December 24th

6:15

* Matinee show times indicated by ( )

** Tuesday Discount Does Apply This Week.

Director: Kasi Lemmons
Cast: Cynthia Erivo, Janelle Monáe, Joe Alwyn
Language: English
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Rating: Not Yet Rated
Run time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Little Women

Following the lives of four sisters, Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg, as they come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War. Though all very different from each other, the March sisters stand by each other through difficult and changing times.

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Showtimes:

Friday February 7th- Sunday February 9th

(12:30), (3:15), 8:45

Monday February 10th – Thursday February 13th

(3:15),8:45

* Matinee show times indicated by ( )

** Tuesday Discount Does Apply This Week.

Director: Greta Gerwig
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet
Language: English
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rating: PG for thematic elements and brief smoking
Run time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Uncut Gems

A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score, makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win.

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Showtimes:

Friday January 3rd – Sunday January 5th

(12:40), (3:25), 6:10, 8:55

Monday January 6th – Thursday January 9th

(3:25), 6:10, 8:55

* Matinee show times indicated by ( )

** Tuesday Discount Does Not Apply This Week.

Director: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Cast: Adam Sandler, Julia Fox, Kevin Garnett
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Rating: R for pervasive strong language, violence, some sexual content and brief drug use
Run time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Citizen K

The strange case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once believed to be the wealthiest man in Russia, who rocketed to prosperity and prominence in the 1990s, served a decade in prison, and became an unlikely martyr for the anti-Putin movement.

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Director: Alex Gibney
Cast: Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Vladimir Putin, Leonid Nevzlin
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not yet rated
Run time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Clemency

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.

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Director: Chinonye Chukwu
Cast: Alfre Woodard, Wendell Pierce, LaMonica Garrett
Language: English
Genre: Drama
Rating: R for some disturbing material, and language.
Run time: 1 hours 55 minutes

The Lighthouse

From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

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Showtimes:

Friday November 1st – Sunday November 3rd

(1:40), (4:00), 6:20, 8:40

Monday November 4th – Thursday November 7th

(4:00), 6:20, 8:40

* Matinee show times indicated by ( )

** Tuesday Discount Does Not Apply This Week.

Director: Robert Eggers
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman
Language: English
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Rating: R for sexual content, nudity, violence, disturbing images, and some language
Run time: 1 hour 50 mins

Echo in the Canyon

A look at how musical groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas & the Papas birthed the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene and how the echo of these artists’ creations reverberated across the world.

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Showtimes:

Friday July 26th – Sunday July 28th

(4:15)

Monday July 29th – Thursday August 1st

(4:15)

* Matinee show times indicated by ( )

** Tuesday Discount Does Apply This Week.

Director: Andrew Slater
Cast: Lou Adler, Fiona Apple, The Beach Boys
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
Rating: PG-13
Run time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

A story of enduring love between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen. Filmmaker Nick Broomfield chronicles their relationship, from the early days in Greece to how their love evolved when Leonard became a successful musician.

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Showtimes:

Friday August 16th – Sunday August 18th

(3:30)

Monday August 19th – Thursday August 22nd

6:00

* Matinee show times indicated by ( )

** Tuesday Discount Does Not Apply This Week.

Director: Nick Broomfield
Cast: Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Helle Goldman
Language: English, Norwegian
Genre: Music, Documentary
Rating: R for some drug material, sexual references and brief nudity
Run time: 1 hour 45 minutes

The Peanut Butter Falcon

A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.

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Showtimes:

Final Week, last chance to see!

Friday, September 13th – Sunday September 15th

(2:10), (4:20), 8:40

Monday September 16th- Thursday September 19th

(4:20), 8:40

* Matinee show times indicated by ( )

** Tuesday Discount Does Apply This Week.

Director: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen
Language: English
Genre: Adventure
Rating: PG-13
Run time: 1 hour 35 minutes

The Farewell

The film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather before she passes. Billi, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family’s decision to hide the truth from her grandmother.

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Showtimes:

Last Chance to see, leaving on Thursday!!

Friday, September 6th – Sunday September 8th

(1:30), (3:45), 8:30

Monday September 9th- Thursday September 12th

(3:45), 8:30

* Matinee show times indicated by ( )

** Tuesday Discount Does Apply This Week.

Director: Lulu Wang
Cast: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Gil Perez-Abraham
Language: English, Mandarin
Genre: Comedy
Rating: PG for thematic material, brief language and some smoking
Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Honeyland

A woman utilizes ancient beekeeping traditions to cultivate honey in the mountains of Macedonia. When a neighboring family tries to do the same, it becomes a source of tension as they disregard her wisdom and advice.

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Showtimes:

Friday, September 20th – Sunday September 22nd

(3:50)

Monday September 23rd- Thursday September 26th

(3:50)

* Matinee show times indicated by ( )

** Tuesday Discount Does Not Apply This Week.

Director: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov, Ljubo Stefanov
Cast: Nazife Muratova, Hatidze Muratova, Mustafa Sam, Ljutvie Sam, Hussein Sam
Genre: Documentary

Language: Turkish
Rating:
Run time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Downton Abbey

This fall, the worldwide phenomenon DOWNTON ABBEY, becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.

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Showtimes:

Friday October 18th – Sunday October 20th

6:00

Monday October 21st – Thursday October 24th

6:00

* Matinee show times indicated by ( )

** Tuesday Discount Does Apply This Week.

Director: Michael Engler
Cast: Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilton, Allen Leech, Tuppence Middleton
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG for thematic elements, some suggestive material, and language
Run time: 2 hours


Official Secrets

One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain’s help in collecting compromising information on U.N. Security Council members to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press.

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Showtimes:

Friday, September 20th – Sunday September 22nd

(1:15), 6:10, 8:40

Monday September 23rd- Thursday September 26th

6:10, 8:40

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** Tuesday Discount Does Not Apply This Week.

Director: Gavin Hood
Cast: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes
Language: English
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Rating: R for language
Run time: 1 hour 50 minutes