Click any of the titles below for tickets to stream these films in our ‘Virtual Cinema’
We are Little ZombiesGuest of HonorAll I Can Say
Winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Originality at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Tragedy, comedy, music, social criticism, and teenage angst are all subsumed in this eccentric cinematic tsunami. In the latest film from Academy Award nominee Atom Egoyan, Jim and his daughter Veronica, a high school music teacher, attempt to unravel their complicated histories and intertwined secrets.Premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, Oscilloscope Laboratories presents an autobiography about Shannon Hoon, lead singer of 90s rock band Blind Melon.
Shanghai TriadJohn Lewis: Good TroubleDenise Ho Becoming the Song
Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee, the film is a thrilling and sumptuously stylized potboiler about the Chinese criminal underworld of the 1930’s from legendary director Zhang Yimou. An Official Selection at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, this documentary chronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia. Drawing on unprecedented, years-long access, the film explores Denise Ho’s 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.
Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those ThingsMarona’s Fantastic TaleBand of Outsiders
From a 1934 talent contest at the Apollo Theatrein Harlem, the film follows Ella’s extraordinary journey across five decades as she reflects the passions and troubles of the times in her music and life. This animated feature from director Anca Damian follows an optimistic stray dog named Marona as she looks back on the human companions she has loved throughout her life. Jean-Luc Godard’s radical re-imagination of the classic gangster film is a French New Wave film gem starring Anna Karina, Sami Frey, and Claude Brasseur.
Shirley Rififi Quarantine Cat Film Fest (ENCORE)
A biographical drama centering around the famous horror writer Shirley Jackson, who finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple. Fresh out of prison, jewel thief Tony turns down an easy job his friend offers him, until he discovers that his old girlfriend Mado has become the lover of local gangster Pierre Grutter during his absence. When the job escalates into a full-scale jewel heist, can Tony and his friends get away clean? Amateur filmmakers from around the world filmed their beloved cats during COVID-19 lockdowns to create a compilation reel of the cutest, funniest, bravest, and most loving feline friends.
Tickets to our ‘Virtual Cinema’ will be available at 12:00 AM on the date that the film opens
Bloody Nose Empty Pockets CarmillaHelmut Newton: The Bad and The Beautiful
An Official Selection at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival, this film is an elegiac portrait of a tiny world fading away but still warm and beating with the comfort of
A British romantic horror film inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu’s 1871 gothic novella of the same name! An Official Selection at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, this film follows the life of the legendary and controversial German photographer, Helmut Newton.

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