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What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael

2018 - USA - 95 MINUTES - COLOUR - 1,85: 1
A FILM BY ROB GARVER
VOICE OF PAULINE: SARAH JESSICA PARKER

Pauline Kael (1919-2001) was likely the most powerful, and person, movie critic of the 20th century. Writing for The New Yorker and publishing a dozen best-selling books, she ruthlessly pursued what made a movie or an actor’s performance work, or not, and why. Her passion made her both admired and despised amongst her readers.

Midnight Family

Midnight Family

2018 - MEXICO/ USA/ 81 MINUTES
A FILM BY LUKE LORENTZEN

With striking vérité camerawork, Midnight Family drops us directly into the frenetic nighttime emergency ecosystem of Mexico City. In the midst of high-speed ambulance rides, we meet the Ochoas, a ragtag family of private paramedics, who try desperately every day to be the first responders to critically injured patients.

Bolden

Bolden

2019 - 108 MINUTES
A FILM BY DAN PRITZKER
FEATURING GARY CARR, ERICK LARAY HARVEY, IAN MCSHANE

The powerful and tragic journey of Buddy Bolden, the unsung American hero who invented Jazz. With little biographical information and no found recordings of his music, the film’s narrative composes fragmented memories of his past, against the political and social context in which his revolutionary music was conceived. The birth of jazz was the birth of American popular culture influencing everything that followed in its wake - from Louis Armstrong to Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, The Fugees and Dr. Dre, Bolden is where it all began.

Where Does A Body End?

Where Does A Body End?

THEATRICAL STARTS NOVEMBER, 2019

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123 MINUTES - CANADA - COLOUR

WHERE DOES A BODY END? is an intimate portrait of the band SWANS, from their roots as a brutal, confrontational post-punk band that emerged from the same early 1980s era NYC that gave us Sonic Youth (and, somehow, Madonna) through their ill-fated bid at mainstream success in the 90s indie-rock goldrush, through breakups and chaos (on and offstage) to their odds-defying current status as one of the most accomplished and ambitious bands in the world, one whose concerts are more like ecstatic rituals than nostalgic trips back through their most popular songs.

Becoming Nobody

Becoming Nobody

THEATRICAL STARTS September 6, 2019

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2019 - UK/ USA - 81 MINUTES
A FILMY BY: JAMIE CATTO
FEATURING: RAM DASS, JAMIE CATTO

Becoming Nobody truly represents the core arc of Ram Dass’ teachings and life. His ability to entertain and his sense of humour are abundantly evident in a conversation that brings us around to address the vast question of ultimate freedom. Becoming Nobody is the quintessential portal to Ram Dass’ life and teachings.

Before You Know It

Before You Know It

THEATRICAL STARTS SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

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2018 - USA - 98 MINUTESA FILM BY HANNAH PEARL UTTFEATURING HANNAH PEARL UTT, JEN TULLOCK, JUDITH LIGHT, MANDY PATINKIN, MIKE COLTER, ALEC BALDWIN

Stage manager Rachel Gurner still lives in her childhood apartment—along with her off-kilter actress sister, Jackie; eccentric playwright father Mel; and deadpan preteen niece Dodge—above the tiny theatre they own and operate. Level-headed and turtleneck-wearing Rachel is the only thing standing between her family and utter chaos. Then, in the wake of a sudden family tragedy, Rachel and Jackie learn their presumed-deceased mother is actually alive and thriving as a soap-opera star. Now the sisters’ already-precarious balance turns upside down, and Rachel must figure out how to liberate herself from this surreal imbroglio.

Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground

Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground

THEATRICAL STARTS August 4, 2019

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2018 - USA - IN ENGLISH - 78 MINUTES
A FILM BY CHUCK SMITH

Underground filmmaker Barbara Rubin’s 1964 art-porn masterpiece “Christmas on Earth”, made when she was only 18 years old, shattered creative and sexist boundaries and shocked NYC's experimental film scene. Working with Jonas Mekas at the Filmmaker’s Coop, Rubin was instrumental in creating NYC's thriving underground film community and a rare female voice in a world of powerful men. A rebellious Zelig of the Sixties, she introduced Andy Warhol to the Velvet Underground and Bob Dylan to the Kabbalah. But beyond shaping the spirit of the Sixties, Barbara was seeking the deeper meaning of life. After retiring to a farm with Allen Ginsberg, she shocked everyone by becoming a Hasidic Jew. How and why did one of the 1960’s freest spirits submit to a religious life? For years, 94-year-old filmmaker Jonas Mekas has saved all of Barbara’s letters and cherished her memory. Working with Mekas’ footage and rare clips from the Andy Warhol archives, the film takes us inside the world and mind of Barbara Rubin; a woman who truly believed that film could change the world and then vanished into obscurity.

Human Nature

Human Nature

THEATRICAL STARTS OCTOBER 4, 2019

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2019 - 107 MINUTES - ENGLISH - USA
A FILM BY ADAM BOLT

A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Human Nature is a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications, through the eyes of the scientists who discovered it, the families it’s affecting, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits. How will this new power change our relationship with nature? What will it mean for human evolution? To begin to answer these questions we must look back billions of years and peer into an uncertain future.

Dolce Fine Giornata

Dolce Fine Giornata

THEATRICAL STARTS OCTOBER 11, 2019

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2019 - POLAND - DRAMA - 2.39 - 90 MIN - IN ITALIAN, ENGLISH and POLISH WITH ENGLISH AND FRENCH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY JACEK BORCUCH
CAST: KRYSTYNA JANDA, KASIA SMUTNIAK, VINCENT RIOTTA, ANTONIO CATANIA, ROBIN RENUCCI, LORENZO DE MOOR

Maria Linde, a free-spirited, Jewish Polish Nobel Prize winner, lives in Tuscany surrounded by warmth and chaos in her family’s villa. A loving mother and grandmother, she also fosters a secret flirtation with the much younger Egyptian man who runs a nearby seaside inn. After a terrorist attack in Rome, Maria refuses to succumb to the hysterical fear and anti-immigrant sentiment that quickly emerge, deciding in her acceptance speech of a local honor to boldly decry Europe’s eroding democracy—but she is unprepared for the public and personal havoc her comments wreak.

Greener Grass

Greener Grass

THEATRICAL STARTS OCTOBER 18, 2019

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2018 - USA - 101 MINUTES
A FILM BY JOCELYN DEBOER AND DAWN LUEBBE
FEATURING JOCELYN DEBOER, DAWN LUEBBE, BECK BENNETT, NEIL CASEY, MARY HOLLAND, D’ARCY CARDEN

A deliciously twisted comedy set in a demented, timeless suburbia where every adult wears braces on their straight teeth, couples coordinate meticulously pressed outfits, and coveted family members are swapped in more ways than one in this competition for acceptance.

Varda by Agnès

Varda by Agnès

THEATRICAL STARTS November 22, 2019

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2019 - FRANCE - 115 MINUTES - ENGLISH - FRENCH

An unpredictable documentary from a fascinating storyteller, Agnès Varda’s new feature documentary sheds light on her experience as a director, bringing a personal insight to what she calls “cine-writing”.

Paris is Burning

Paris is Burning

THEATRICAL STARTS June 17, 2019

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A FILM BY JENNIE LIVINGSTON1990 - 78 MINUTES - USA - COLOUR - 1.37:1 - DCP - BLU RAY

Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag ball scene. Made over seven years, Paris Is Burning offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” from fierce contests for trophies, to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia and transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women—including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza—Paris Is Burning brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community.

Echo in the Canyon

Echo in the Canyon

THEATRICAL STARTS June 7, 2019

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90 MIN - USA, UK - 2018
A FILM BY ANDREW SLATER

FEATURING: JAKOB DYLAN, TOM PETTY, ERIC CLAPTON, RINGO STARR, STEPHEN STILLS, DAVID CROSBY, ROGER MCGUINN, BECK, REGINA SPEKTOR, GRAHAM NASH, CAT POWER, LOU ADLER, JOHN SEBASTIAN, JACKSON BROWNE, MICHELLE PHILLIPS, NORA JONES, JADE CASTRINOS

ECHO IN THE CANYON revisits the most influential music of the mid-60s from The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas, and how these iconic bands were all influenced by the Beatles and then went on to actually influence the Beatles. It was a moment in Laurel Canyon when being part of a great band was the most significant thing you could do as an artist, that pure moment before everyone went solo in the 70s.The canyon jammed with unparalleled creativity and collaboration inspiring these neighbors to create some of the most influential music in history.

Wild Nights with Emily

Wild Nights with Emily

THEATRICAL STARTS June 7, 2019

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2018 - USA - 84 MINUTES
A FILM BY MADELEINE OLNEK
FEATURING: MOLLY SHANNON, AMY SEIMETZ, SUSAN ZIEGLER, BRETT GELMAN

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY is the story of the secret life of Emily Dickinson (played by Molly Shannon). The poet’s persona, popularized since her death, is that of a reclusive spinster—a delicate wallflower, too sensitive for this world. This film explores the vivacious, irreverent side of her that was covered up for many years and recently revealed— most notably Emily’s lifelong romance with another woman, Susan Dickinson, the wife of Emily’s brother. After Emily died, the mistress of Emily’s brother would publish Emily’s poems. A fierce rivalry between Emily’s beloved and her brother’s mistress in making known the work of this great poet is also the story of two sets of passionate, illicit lovers in a mysterious struggle for a place in history.

Our Time

Our Time

A FILM BY CARLOS REYGADAS
2018 - COLOUR - 2.5:1 - 5.1 - 173 MINUTES - IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

*AVAILABLE FOR TV/ VOD ONLY

A family lives in the Mexican countryside raising fighting bulls. Esther is in charge of running the ranch, while her husband Juan, a world-renowned poet, raises and selects the beasts. When Esther becomes infatuated with a horse-breaker, Juan seems incapable of reaching his own expectations about himself.

Sir

Sir

THEATRICAL STARTS April 19, 2019

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2018 - FRANCE - 99 MINUTES - COLOUR - ENGLISH, HINDI
A FILM BY ROHENA GERA

Ratna works as domestic live-in help with Ashwin, a man from a wealthy family. Although Ashwin seems to have it all, Ratna can sense that he has given up on his dreams and is somewhat lost… On the other hand, Ratna who seems to have nothing, is full of hope and works determinedly towards her dream. As these two worlds collide and the two individuals connect, the barriers between them seem only more insurmountable…

Carmine Street Guitars

Carmine Street Guitars

THEATRICAL STARTS April 5, 2019

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4K - 5.1 - COLOUR - 80 MIN - Canada
PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY RON MANN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: CARTER LOGAN, MICHAEL HIRSHWRITER: LEN BLUM

Once the centre of the New York bohemia, Greenwich Village is now home to lux restaurants, and buzzer door clothing stores catering to the nouveau riche. But one shop in the heart of the Village remains resilient to the encroaching gentrification: Carmine Street Guitars.

The Invisibles

The Invisibles

THEATRICAL STARTS April 5, 2019

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GERMANY - 110 MINUTES - 2.39 - 5.1 DIGITAL
A FILM BY CLAUS RÄFLE

Four young Jews survive the Third Reich in the middle of Berlin by living so recklessly that they become “invisible.”

Hanni, Cioama, Eugen and Ruth. Four ordinary German youths trying to navigate the scarcities and prohibitions of Berlin at the height of World War II. They hailed from different social classes and different neighborhoods, but they shared a single common secret: they were Jews.

Ash is Purest White

Ash is Purest White

THEATRICAL STARTS MARCH 22, 2019

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CHINA/ FRANCE/ COLOUR/ IN MANDARIN WITH ENGLISH AND FRENCH SUBTITLES/ 136 MINUTES
FEATURING: TAO ZHAO, LIAO FAN
A FILM BY JIA ZHANG-KE

Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him. Qiao gets five years in prison for this act of loyalty. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off.

Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable

Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable

THEATRICAL STARTS March 15, 2019

2018 - 90 MINUTES - USA
A FILM BY SASHA WATERS FREYER

Decades before digital technology transformed how we make and see pictures, Garry Winogrand made hundreds of thousands of them with his 35mm Leica, creating an encyclopedic portrait of America from the late 1950s to the early 1980s in the process. When he died suddenly at age 56 in 1984, Winogrand left behind more than 10,000 rolls of film – more than a quarter of a million pictures!  These images capture a bygone era:  the New York of Mad Men and the early years of the Women’s Movement, the birth of American suburbs, and the glamour and alienation of Hollywood.  He produced so many unseen images that it has taken until now for the full measure of his artistic legacy to emerge.  Endorsed by his gallery and estate, Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable is the first cinematic survey of that legacy.  The film tells the story of an artist whose rise and fall was – like America’s in the late decades of the 20th century – larger-than-life, full of contradictions and totally unresolved.