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January 24–30, February 1-6, 8 & 9

The Cave

Feras Fayyad / 2019, Syria-Denmark-Germany-Qatar-USA
107min / digital

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Oscar nominee Feras Fayyad (“Last Men in Aleppo”) delivers an unflinching story of the Syrian war with his powerful new documentary, The Cave. For besieged civilians, hope and safety lie underground inside the subterranean hospital known as the Cave, where pediatrician and managing physician Dr. Amani Ballour and her colleagues Samaher and Dr. Alaa have claimed their right to work as equals alongside their male counterparts, doing their jobs in a way that would be unthinkable in the oppressively patriarchal culture that exists above. Following the women as they contend with daily bombardments, chronic supply shortages and the ever-present threat of chemical attacks, The Cave paints a stirring portrait of courage, resilience and female solidarity. In Arabic with English subtitles.

"CRITIC'S PICK! A frightening immersion in life under siege in Syria..." New York Times

"A moving, beautifully humanistic story whose inevitable hardships are laced with real hope and levity." Entertainment Weekly

"Miraculous...A standout. Feras Fayyad’s powerful portrait audaciously puts women’s imperative contribution to survival front and center." Variety

Showtimes:
WEEK ONE
Fri 1/24: 645pm
Sat 1/25 & Sun 1/26: 445pm & 645pm
Mon 1/27-Thur 1/30: 645pm

WEEK TWO
Sat 2/1 & Sun 2/2: 5pm
Mon 2/3: 645pm
Tues 2/4: 9pm
Wed 2/5: 645pm
Thur 2/6: 9pm

January 24–30

VHYes

Jack Henry Robbins / 2019, USA
72min / digital

A bizarre retro comedy shot entirely on VHS, VHYes takes us back to a simpler time, when twelve-year-old Ralph mistakenly records home videos and his favorite late night shows over his parents’ wedding tape. The result is a nostalgic wave of home shopping clips, censored pornography, and nefarious true-crime tales that threaten to unkindly rewind Ralph’s reality.

“VHYES is filled with heartfelt hilarity.” Birth. Death. Movies

“The sort of film that will seep into your consciousness and find its way into your dreams. Perhaps it will alter your perception of reality. Perhaps reality is less than this.” Eye For Film

Showtimes:
Fri-Thur: 9pm

January 25–March 28, Saturdays

Saturday Secret Matinees

Saturday Secret Matinees

Presented by the Sprocket Society
Various directors & years
approx. 120 min / 16mm

Recreating the old-fashioned weekend matinee -- on 16mm film! Each week: see a cliffhanger episode of a movie serial, plus a secret classic feature! In THE FIGHTING DEVIL DOGS (1938), two Marines battle the psychotic masked villain known as The Lightning (an inspiration for Darth Vader)! From secret bases around the world, The Lightning and his henchmen deploy electrical super weapons in a campaign of mass murder and world conquest! Can he be stopped?! With tight plotting and a breakneck pace, directors William Witney and John English craft what is "firmly among Republic's greatest serials!" Our secret feature films follow bi-weekly themes and include sci-fi, adventure, art house, cult classics, favorites, and rarities! Save 50% on a series passes (General: $60, Student/Senior: $42, Member: $30).

Showtimes:
Saturdays: 2pm

January 31, February 1 & 2

The Wonderland

Keiichi Hara / 2019, Japan
115min / digital

From the director of Colorful and Miss Hokusai. On the day before her birthday, young Akane meets the mysterious alchemist Hippocrates who brings her through a basement and into a fantastical world full of magic and color. He reveals that this world is in danger, and as the "Green Goddess" it is her destiny and responsibility to save this world. The only problem? Akane just wants to go home. In Japanese with English subtitles. Sorry, no discounts for these screenings.

Showtimes:
Fri: 630pm
Sat: 930pm
Sun: 2pm
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January 31-February 6

Citizen K

Alex Gibney / 2019, UK-USA
126min / digital

Oscar® winning writer/director Alex Gibney’s revelatory CITIZEN K is an intimate yet sweeping look at post-Soviet Russia from the perspective of the enigmatic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oligarch turned political dissident. Benefitting from the chaos that ensued after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R., Khodorkovsky was able to amass a fortune in financing and oil production and became the richest man in Russia. But when he accused the new Putin regime of corruption, Khodorkovsky was arrested, his assets were seized and following a series of show trials, he was sentenced to more than ten-years in prison. Today, as an exile living in London, he continues to speak out against Putin’s two-decade stranglehold on power. Expertly researched and photographed, Gibney uses Khodorkovsky’s story as a way to explore the complex interplay between oligarchy and government and its destructive effect on democracy, in Russia and beyond. In Russian with English subtitles.

"Authoritative. A tutorial on just what the hell is going on in Putin's Russia." Variety

"Packed with information, it's a dizzying, roller-coaster ride of a doc that grips like a political thriller" The List

Showtimes:
WEEK ONE
Fri 1/31: 9pm
Sat 2/1: 7pm
Sun 2/2: 7pm
Mon 2/3: 9pm
Tues 2/4: 630pm
Wed 2/5: 9pm
Thur 2/6: 630pm

WEEK TWO
Fri 2/7: 9pm
Sat 2/8: 7pm
Sun 2/9: 230pm
Mon 2/10: 9pm
Tues 2/11: 630pm
Wed 2/12: 9pm
Thur 2/13: 630pm

February 7-13

Honeyland

Ljubomir Stefanov & Tamara Kotevska / 2019, Macedonia
85min / digital

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. Whenan unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice. The most awarded film out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, HONEYLAND is an epic, visually stunning portrait of the delicate balance between nature and humanity that has something sweet for everyone. Turkish with English subtitles.

Sundance Film Festival:
WINNER World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
WINNER World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Impact for Change
WINNER World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography

"CRITIC'S PICK! Stefanov and Kotevska have done more than record the rhythms and textures of rural life. They have shaped their observations... into a luminous neorealist fable, a sad and stirring tale of struggle, persistence and change." New York Times

Showtimes:
Fri-Mon: 7pm
Tues: 9pm
Wed: 7pm
Thur: 9pm

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