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*** UPDATED 3/24: The cinema is still closed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, but you can still support us! Some generous film distributors have offered “VIRTUAL CINEMA SCREENINGS” to our audience. These are films not otherwise available due to cinemas being closed. You rent the film digitally and the revenue is split with us. Details and links below. Sorry, no member pricing. ***

July 10-23(Virtual Screening)

We Are Little Zombies

Makoto Nagahisa / 2019, Japan
120min / digital (at your home!)

When four young orphans—Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi, and Takemura—first meet, their parents’ bodies are being turned into dust, like fine Parmesan atop a plate of spaghetti Bolognese, and yet none of them can shed a tear. They are like zombies; devoid of all emotion. With no family, no future, no dreams, and no way to move forward, the young teens decide that the first level of this new existence involves salvaging a gaming console, an old electric bass, and a charred wok from their former homes—just enough to start a band…and then conquer the world. Tragedy, comedy, music, social criticism, and teenage angst are all subsumed in this eccentric cinematic tsunami. In Japanese with English subtitles.

“A hyperstylized, hyperactive and hyper-fun movie spectacular. No pulsating, psychedelic, pop-punk phantasmagoria ought to be as moving and smart.” Jessica Kiang, Variety

“A rainbow-colored, RPG-inspired scream into the abyss. A riotous debut feature.” Emily Yoshida, Vulture

“Sometimes, a movie comes along that’s so jarring, so visually explosive, and so utterly madcap that you can’t help but fall in love with it.” Chris Evangelista, Slash Film

July 10-23(Virtual Screening)

Tito

Grace Glowicki / 2019, Canada
70min / digital (at your home!)

Tito is trapped. With long black hair, greasy sideburns, and an emergency whistle dangling from his neck, he is so stricken with fear that he's developed a hunch in his back. Any attempt to venture into the outside world is met with the threat of elusive predators who hunt him relentlessly. Starved for food and security, Tito's terrorized existence threatens to overwhelm him - until the sudden arrival of a cheerful intruder, offering breakfast and protection... Tito is a vision of predation, friendship, and fear, told through a wildly inventive and expressive new lens.

"One of the boldest artistic statements of year" Scott Macaulay, Filmmaker Magazine

“'Tito' is an instant classic of acting." Richard Brody, The New Yorker

"Visionary." Eric Kohn, IndieWire

July 17-30 (Virtual Screening)

Guest of Honor

Atom Egoyan / 2019, Canada
120min / digital (at your home!)

Jim (David Thewlis) and his daughter Veronica (Laysla De Oliveira), a high school music teacher, attempt to unravel their complicated histories and intertwined secrets in the latest film from Academy Award nominee Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter), which weaves through time exploring perception and penance, memory and forgiveness. A hoax instigated by an aggressive school bus driver (Rossif Sutherland) goes very wrong. Accused of abusing her position of authority with 17-year-old Clive (Alexandre Bourgeois) and another student, Veronica is imprisoned. Convinced that she deserves to be punished for crimes she committed at an earlier age, Veronica rebuffs her father’s attempts to secure her early release. Confused and frustrated by her intransigence, Jim's anguish begins to impinge on his job. As a food inspector, he wields great power over small, family-owned restaurants. It’s a power he doesn’t hesitate to use. While preparing Jim's funeral, Veronica confides the secrets of her past to Father Greg (Luke Wilson), who may hold the final piece of this father-daughter puzzle.

"Rich and teasing. An elaborate time-slipping thriller." The Guardian

"Fascinating and entertaining... led by David Thewlis in his best performance since Mike Leigh’s Naked." John Fink, The Film Stage

July 24-August 6(Virtual Screening)

Tijuana Jackson

Tijuana Jackson

Romany Malco / 2020, USA
95min / digital (at your home!)

Tijuana Jackson (ROMANY MALCO) is a man determined to move beyond his checkered past and achieve his ambition of becoming a world renowned motivational speaker. When asked to be the subject of a 10 minute student film, TJ leaps at the opportunity. 10 minutes turns into 10 hours, and 10 hours become 10 life altering days of courage and inspiration. Determined to be more than a statistic with a pipe dream, TJ stops at nothing to earn the respect of his family, and crush (REGINA HALL), who is currently his probation officer, by becoming the success story they claimed he’d never be.

July 24–August 6 (Virtual Screening)

Amulet

Romola Garai / 2019, UK-United Arab Emirates
99min / digital (at your home!)

AMULET follows Tomaz (Secareanu), a former soldier who is left homeless after an accident and takes refuge in the decaying home of Magda (Juri), a lonely young woman in desperate need of help as she cares for her ailing mother. At first hesitant, Magda soon welcomes Tomaz into their lives. But as he gets closer to and begins to fall for Magda, Tomaz notices strange and unexplainable phenomena. Something seems very wrong with the mysterious old woman who never leaves the top floor, and Tomaz begins to suspect that Magda may in fact be a prisoner to her otherworldly bidding.

”A wild crescendo of demonic possession. It marks Romola Garai as an audacious new horror auteur.” Hollywood Reporter

”Stays with you long after the lights come up." Film Threat

July 31 - One night only!(Virtual Screening)

Lake Michigan Monster

Ryland Brickson Cole Tews / 2018, USA
78min / digital (at your home!)

All aboard! The combined spirits of H.P. Lovecraft, early Sam Raimi and Mystery Science theater 3000 inhabit this action-packed tale of nautical derring-do and monster mayhem – winner of the Audience Award for Best International Feature at the 2019 Fantasia Film Festival. On the shores of Lake Michigan, the eccentric Captain Seafield (Ryland Brickson Cole Tews, who also writes and directs) enlists a colourful crew of misfits in a bid to slay the hellish sea monster that prowls the murky depths. But as Seafield’s obsession with exacting revenge on the creature that killed his father threatens to consume him, can weapons expert Sean Shaughnessy (Erick West), sonar whiz Nedge Pepsi (Beulah Peters) and former N.A.V.Y. ­– Nautical Athletes and Venture Yunit – officer Dick Flynn (Daniel Long) hold the show together?

July 31–August 13 (Virtual Screening)

Rebuilding Paradise

Ron Howard / 2019, USA
90min / digital (at your home!)

On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, a devastating firestorm engulfed the picturesque city of Paradise, California. By the time the Camp Fire was extinguished, it had killed 85 people, displaced 50,000 residents and destroyed 95% of local structures. It was the deadliest U.S. fire in 100 years — and the worst ever in California’s history. REBUILDING PARADISE, from Academy Award-winning director RON HOWARD, is a moving story of resilience in the face of tragedy, as a community ravaged by disaster comes together to recover what was lost and begin the important task of rebuilding.

"A sincere and skillfully assembled tribute to a community’s fortitude." Lesley Felperin, Hollywood Reporter

August 7-20 (Virtual Screening)

Carmilla

Emily Harris / 1959, UK
96min / digital (at your home!)

Isolated from the outside world, fifteen-year-old Lara (Hannah Rae) lives in seclusion on a vast country estate with her father and strict governess Miss Fontaine (Jessica Raine). Late one evening, a mysterious carriage crash brings a young girl into their home to recuperate. Lara immediately becomes enchanted by this strange visitor who arouses her curiosity and awakens her burgeoning desires. This atmospheric coming-of-age tale is inspired by the 1872 Gothic vampire novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.

"Sensual, poetic, dark and gothic, CARMILLA eclipses TWILIGHT in every way.” Film Threat

"Sumptuous and menacing...evokes Derek Jarman’s and Peter Greenaway’s period films." Times Literary Supplement

"Gorgeous...I can't rave about this movie more!" Women in Horror

"Beautiful and essential...Harris proves again that some passions can transcend death itself." Alliance of Women Film Journalists

LINK COMING SOON

August 14-27 (Virtual Screening)

Jazz on a Summer's Day

Bert Stern / 1959, USA
85min / digital (at your home!)

Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island and directed by world-renowned photographer, Bert Stern. JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY features intimate performances by an all-star line-up of musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O'Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington, and closes with a beautiful rendition of "The Lord's Prayer" by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning. The 1959 classic is considered one of the most extraordinary and possibly the first concert film ever made. Its sparkling new 4K restoration by IndieCollect, recently premiered at the 57th New York Film Festival. The film was named to the National Film Registry in 1999, and its restoration was funded by the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress in time to celebrate the film's 60th Anniversary.

"Gorgeous. It's probably the best feature-length jazz concert movie ever made." Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

"Outstanding. It's Americana and a document of its time. Some unprecedented effects are achieved by cameraman Bert Stern." Variety

"Scenically and sonically, Jazz on a Summer's Day is great." The New York Times

LINK COMING SOON

To be rescheduled

A24

A24 Films retrospective

2013-2019

Good Time in 35mm, Uncut Gems, The Witch, Moonlight, Free Fire, The Farewell, Swiss Army Man, Ex Machina, Spring Breakers in 35mm, Last Black Man in San Francisco, Midsommar Director's Cut, First Reformed, Under the Skin, It Comes at Night, Ladybird, The Lobster, The Florida Project in 35mm, American Honey, The Lighthouse, 20th Century Women, The Souvenir, Green Room, Mississippi Grind, Hereditary.

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