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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…

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

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2018 - USA - 84 MINUTESA FILM BY MADELEINE OLNEKFEATURING: 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.

Dolce Fine Giornata

Dolce Fine Giornata

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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.

Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground

Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground

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.

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

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

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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.

3 Faces

3 Faces

THEATRICAL STARTS March 8, 2019

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IRAN - 2018 - 100 MINUTES - 1:85 - FARSI, AZERI (WITH ENGLISH + FRENCH SUBTITLES)
A FILM BY JAFAR PANAHI

Well-known actress Behnaz Jafari is distraught by a provincial girl’s video plea for help—oppressed by her family to not pursue her studies at the Tehran drama conservatory. Behnaz abandons her shoot and turns to filmmaker Jafar Panahi to help solve the mystery of the young girl’s troubles. They travel by car to the rural northwest where they have amusing encounters with the charming folk of the girl’s mountain village. But the city visitors soon discover that the protection of age-old traditions is as generous as local hospitality…

The World Before Your Feet

The World Before Your Feet

THEATRICAL STARTS February 8, 2019

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95 MINUTES - IN ENGLISH - 5.1 - USA
A FILM BY JEREMY WORKMAN
FEATURING: MATT GREEN

There are 8,000 miles of sidewalks, paths and roads in New York City, and for the past six years Matt Green has been walking them all–every street, every block, every pedestrian overpass, park lane and hiking trail. A journey that stretches from the heart of Harlem to the marshes of Staten Island, Matt’s walk is a pursuit of anything that catches his eye, be it a national landmark or a humble manhole cover. Over time Matt has amassed an encyclopedia of surprising New York trivia and underground history, informed by his own research and conversations with the amused but supportive New Yorkers he encounters along the way.

Inventing Tomorrow

Inventing Tomorrow

THEATRICAL STARTS January 18, 2019

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87 MINUTES - USA
A FILM BY LAURA NIX

INVENTING TOMORROW follows six young scientists from Indonesia, Hawaii, India and Mexico as they tackle some of the most complex environmental issues facing humanity today – right in their own backyards. Each student is preparing original scientific research that he or she will defend at ISEF, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Framed against the backdrop of the severe environmental threats we now face, we immerse the audience in a global view of the planetary crisis, through the eyes of the generation that will be affected by it most.

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Nomination for Best Feature Documentary 91st Academy Awards

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2017 - USA - 76 MINUTES
A FILM BY RAMELL ROSS

How does one express the reality of individuals whose public image, lives, and humanity originate in exploitation? Photographer and filmmaker RaMell Ross employs the integrity of nonfiction filmmaking and the currency of stereotypical imagery to fill in the gaps between individual black male icons. Hale County This Morning, This Evening is a lyrical innovation to the form of portraiture that boldly ruptures racist aesthetic frameworks that have historically constricted the expression of African American men on film.

The Price of Everything

The Price of Everything

THEATRICAL STARTS NOVEMBER 23, 2018

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USA - 2018 - 98 MINUTES
A FILM BY NATHANIEL KAHN

Basquiat paintings regularly fetch tens of millions of dollars, and the recent sale of a little-known Da Vinci topped $450 million—but what forces are driving the white-hot art market? Who assigns and who pays these astronomical sums? What currency adequately measures art’s value? The Price of Everything leads us into a rarefied labyrinth of galleries, studios, and auction houses to wrestle with these questions and explore what society loses and gains when art becomes a rich person’s commodity.

52 Words for Love

52 Words for Love

2018 - CANADA - COLOUR - IN ENGLISH
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JAMES BLOKLAND AND ANDREA MOODIE
WITH: STACEY ISEMAN, PHIL LORTIE, GWYNETH BAILLIE

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When Alice sets out to post one synonym for love every week for a year, she inadvertently sends a gentle ripple through her social network and discovers more about relationships than she imagined. Combining doc interviews with narrative drama, 52 Words for Love offers a humorous meditation on what it means to grapple with the vagaries of intimacy.

Transit

Transit

THEATRICAL STARTS NOVEMBER 9, 2018

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2018 - 101 MINUTES - GERMANY/ FRANCE - IN GERMAN AND FRENCH WITH ENGLISH / FRENCH SUBTITLES
A FILM BY CHRISTIAN PETZOLD

German troops are fast approaching Paris. Georg, a German refugee, escapes to Marseille in the nick of time. In his luggage, he carries the documents of an author, Weidel, who has taken his own life in fear of his persecutors. Those documents include a manuscript, letters and visa assurance from the Mexican embassy.

The War at Home

The War at Home

THEATRICAL STARTS NOVEMBER 1, 2018

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NEW 4K RESTORATION!
USA – 1979 – 97 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY GLENN SILBER & BARRY ALEXANDER BROWN

Nominated for an Academy Award and widely considered one of the most important political films ever made, THE WAR AT HOME vividly chronicles the anti-war protest movement of the 1960's and 70's. The film provides an illuminating look at the home front of the Vietnam War - the war that students and other ani-war dissidents waged on America's political system, military and notions of patriotism.

Through a powerful combination of rare archival footage and interviews with students, community leaders, Vietnam veterans, and participants from all points of view, THE WAR AT HOME shows how the anti-war movement grew into a genuine people's revolt in tandem with the escalation of war in Vietman.

Studio 54

Studio 54

THEATRICAL STARTS OCTOBER 12, 2018

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2017 - USA - 98 MINUTES
A FILM BY MATT TYRNAUER

Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism--a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolize an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two friends from Brooklyn, seemed to come out of nowhere to suddenly preside over a new kind of New York society. Now, 39 years after the velvet rope was first slung across the club’s hallowed threshold, a feature documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.

Nico, 1988

Nico, 1988

THEATRICAL STARTS AUGUST 17, 2018

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2017 - ITALY - 93 MINUTES - 1:33 - 5.1 AUDIO - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY SUASANNA NICCHIARELLI
WITH TRINE DYRHOLM, JOHN GORDON SINCLAIR, ANAMARIA MARINCA

A road-movie dedicated to the last years of Christa Päffgen, known by her stage name “Nico”. One of Warhol's muses, singer of The Velvet Underground and a woman of legendary beauty. The story of Nico's last tours with the band that accompanied her around Europe in the Eighties: years in which the "priestess of darkness", as she was called, found herself again, shaking off the weight of her beauty and rebuilding the relationship with her only forgotten son. It is the story of a rebirth, of an artist, of a mother, of the woman beyond the icon.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

THEATRICAL STARTS AUGUST 10, 2018

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2017 - USA - 90 MINUTES - COLOUR
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY DESIREE AKHAVAN
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY EMILY M. DANFORTH
FEATURING: CHLOË GRACE MORETZ, SASHA LANE, FORREST GOODLUCK, JOHN GALLAGHER JR., JENNIFER EHLE

Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect high school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy center that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction.” At the facility, Cameron is subjected to outlandish discipline, dubious “de-gaying” methods, and earnest Christian rock songs—but this unusual setting also provides her with an unlikely gay community. For the first time, Cameron connects with peers, and she’s able to find her place among fellow outcasts.