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Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Won’t You Be My Neighbor

June 15, 2018

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 FEET FROM STARDOM), WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into […]

Which Way Home

Which Way Home

June 1, 2018

As the United States continues to build a wall between itself and Mexico, Which Way Home shows the personal side of immigration through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers with enormous courage and resourcefulness as they endeavor to make it to the United States. The film follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through […]

Citizen Koch

Citizen Koch

May 23, 2018

Paste Magazine’s Brent Simon writes: “If it’s foremost swollen with feeling, Citizen Koch also does a good job of highlighting the fact that the portions of the Republican political agenda that don’t play to chimeras (and even some that do) are not idea-oriented but instead entirely tactical, focusing on voter ID bills, for instance, and other means to limit […]

RBG

RBG

May 13, 2018

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 […]

Wild Wild Country

Wild Wild Country

May 2, 2018

We dare you to watch one episode ofWild Wild Country without binging through the whole season… this one has us glued to our seats and thinking about interpretations of democratic freedoms. “What’s interesting about Wild Wild Country is that it so effectively separates justice and fairness from likability. There is a good chance that you won’t fully, neatly […]

Did You Ever Wonder Who Fired The Gun

Did You Ever Wonder Who Fired The Gun

March 31, 2018

In 1946, my great-grandfather murdered a black man named Bill Spann and got away with it.” So begins Travis Wilkerson’s critically acclaimed documentary, DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?, which takes us on a journey through the American South to uncover the truth behind a horrific incident and the societal mores that allowed it to […]

The Death of Stalin

The Death of Stalin

March 24, 2018

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, IN THE LOOP). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov […]

A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman

March 9, 2018

From Chilean director Sebastián Lelio, whose 2013 film GLORIA provided an indelible portrait of a woman adrift, comes this incisive character study of a different nature. Marina (Daniela Vega), the transgender heroine of A FANTASTIC WOMAN is beautiful, enigmatic, and plunged into a precarious situation after her boyfriend dies unexpectedly in her company. Making subtle […]

BPM

BPM

February 5, 2018

Winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes and among the most acclaimed international films of 2017 (snubbed for an Oscar nom to boot), BPM is a harrowing yet inspiring look back at the activism of French ACT UP protesters during the height of the AIDS crisis in the early 1990s. With the disease having claimed […]

The Other Side of Hope

The Other Side of Hope

December 29, 2017

This wry, melancholic comedy from Finnish master-of-deadpan Aki Kaurismäki, a clear-eyed response to the current refugee crisis, follows two people searching for a place to call home. Displaced Syrian Khaled (Sherwan Haji) lands in Helsinki as a stowaway. Meanwhile, middle-aged salesman Wikström (Sakari Kuosmanen) leaves behind his wife and job and buys a conspicuously unprofitable […]

It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life

December 22, 2017

Frank Capra’s inverted take on “A Christmas Carol” stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a good man who’s spent a lifetime giving up on his dreams in order to keep life in his small town humming. When a guardian angel named Clarence finds a despondent George poised to jump off a bridge, he shows George […]

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner

December 3, 2017

From executive producer Angelina Jolie and the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated THE SECRET OF KELLS and SONG OF THE SEA comes the highly-anticipated new feature based on Deborah Ellis’s best-selling novel. THE BREADWINNER tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, […]