New independent arthouse films, old favorites, expertly curated film series, and an ever-rotating selection of virtual cinema to enjoy on your own screens.
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China | 2019 | 112 min. | Sam Quah
A remake of the Indian-Malaysian film Drishyam, this Chinese box-office blockbuster is a Hollywood-esque cat-and-mouse crime thriller.
USA | 2020 | 95 minutes | Carlos López Estrada
A sprawling portrait of Los Angeles told through the work of spoken word poetry, 25 Angelenos’ aspirations and fears intersect over the course of one long, hot SoCal day in the latest from director Carlos López Estrada (Blindspotting).
USA | 2019 | 119 min. | Braden King
A nursing home aide becomes a small-time drug dealer, reselling his patients' prescriptions.
Czech Republic | 118 min. | Agnieszka Holland
Based on the true story of Czech healer Jan Mikolášek who dedicated his life to treating the sickusing medicinal plants. Throughout the war and turmoil of the 20th century he has to choosebetween his calling and his conscience.
Philippines | 99 min. | Raya Martin
In the lead-up to Holy Week, three 13-year-old Filipino boys do everything in their power to become men in this charming, poppy coming-of-age throwback set in the 1990s.
Macedonia | 2019 | 100 minutes | Teona Strugar Mitevska
Now Playing - Aug 5, 2021
Downtrodden and underappreciated, a woman in a small Macedonian town creates nationwide shock waves (with the help of a sensation-seeking TV reporter) when she upsets a local men-only religious tradition.
Virtual class now available on demand. Recognize the depth of emotional storytelling attained through Barry Jenkins' use of color, especially tuned for Black skin, through his recent feature films. Taught by Isabella Price.
Virtual class now available on demand. Wrestle with Us' representation of the way Black American women are societally made to split their genuine and public selves with film scholar Isabella Price.
Iran | 2020 | 99 min. | Majid Majidi
Now Playing - Aug 5, 2021
Sun Children is the story of 12-year-old ALI and his three friends. Together they work hard to survive and support their families, doing small jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make fast money. Iran's official submission for the Academy Awards 2021 (Best International Film).
USA | 2020 | 86 minutes | Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Now Playing - Aug 5, 2021
Featuring the voices of Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto as the eponymous duo, this dual-portrait documentary from director Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Love, Cecil) charts the friendship and professional rivalry between author Truman Capote and playwright Tennessee Williams.
Virtual class now available on demand. Expand and enrich your appreciation of the power that Hitchcock and Vertigo brought to the cinema through the examination of several great films that owe enormous debt to Vertigo and honor its continuing place in film culture.
2021 | 112 min.
Virtual class now available on demand. From gender-swapped survivor to mother warrior to alien-human hybrid, Ellen Ripley's unconventional feminist journey is reevaluated and reinvigorated through the lens of film programmer Anthony Hudson.
Virtual class now available on demand. Revel in the films that inspired the Oscar-winning Parasite--from Chaplin's City Lights to mid-century South Korean films to modern architecture and the many influential filmmakers in between. Taught by John Trafton.
Virtual class now available on demand. Explore the Latin American and Spanish influences behind Guillermo del Toro's filmography, including films, paintings, and literature that he draws upon to fill his own art with magical realism.
Virtual class now available on demand. Slice into the world of Hannibal Lecter beginning with his gothic literary origins, his basis in American crime journalism, and, ultimately, his brilliant portrayals in film and television. Taught by John Trafton.
Virtual class now available on demand. Instructor Nicole Pouchet explores the films that inspired Get Out and how they take form through this new lens of a Black American filmmaker.
Virtual class now available on demand. Take a deep dive into unapologetically blackity-black speculative film in this culture-, commentary-, and clip-filled class taught by Nicole Pouchet.
Virtual class now available on demand. The hosts of the Women at Warp podcast explore the good to the god-awful in costuming the women of Star Trek!
Sweden | 2021 | 91 min. | Hogir Hirori
Opens August 6, 2021
With just a mobile phone and a gun, Mahmud, Ziyad and their group risk their lives trying to save Yazidi women and girls being held by ISIS as Sabaya (sex slaves) in the most dangerous camp in the Middle East, Al-Hol in Syria.
Poland | 2020 | 113 min. | Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert
Opens August 13, 2021
With touches of magical realism and moments of sober beauty and subtle humor, the latest from director Malgorzata Szumowska is an alluring, atmospheric tale—a genre-defying meditation on class, immigration, and global warming.
USA | 2021 | 139 min. | Nicholas Bruckman
Opens August 20, 2021
When 32-year-old activist and father Ady Barkan chances to meet a powerful senator on an airplane, their filmed exchange goes viral and sparks one of the most powerful political movements in a generation.