New and Noteworthy
Sexts, lies, and Carlos Danger: watch the wildest political meltdown in recent history as it unfolds. It’s 2013 and Anthony Weiner mounts an audacious comeback campaign for New York City mayor. But it’s not long before history repeats itself and new sexting allegations leave Weiner and his aides scrambling to contain the damage. Granted unfettered access to the candidate and his campaign, filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg capture a jaw-dropping, behind-the-scenes look at the political machine as it breaks down.
A sweet, sophisticated and funny exploration of the unexpected complexities of modern romance. Greta Gerwig is Maggie Hardin, a vibrant and practical New Yorker who decides it is time to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding (Ethan Hawke), Maggie falls in love for the first time. Yet John is in a strained marriage, and Maggie sets into motion a new plan.
Amy (Mila Kunis) has a seemingly perfect life. However she’s over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities – going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence – putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of perfect moms.
GENIUS is a stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between Maxwell Perkins (Colin Firth), the editor who discovered F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, and the larger-than-life literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Jude Law). From Academy Award-nominated screenwriter John Logan (SKYFALL) and acclaimed, Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage in his feature film debut.
In 1980s Dublin, 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) is looking for a break from a strained home life, while trying to adjust to his new public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He invites the über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton) to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet.
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Yitzhak runs the turkey farm his father built with his own two hands after they emigrated from Iran to Israel. When his son Moti turns 13, Yitzhak teaches him the trade, hoping that he will continue the proud family tradition. But Moti’s passion is fixing up junkyard cars and bringing them back to life. The rebellious boy is not at all shy about letting his father know that he has no interest in turkeys, but for Yitzhak this rejection isn’t just a matter of personal interest — it’s an insult to all the values he holds most dear.
A New York Times Critic’s Pick! This quirky and wry comedy follows three Jewish Israeli siblings – Dorona and brothers Netanel and Shai – who, in the wake of their mother’s death, learn the man who raised them is not their biological dad. The revelation sends them on a road trip from Israel across France to discover the truth about their real father. The sixth feature from writer-director Shemi Zarhin explores an unraveling family secret and the bittersweet journey of self-discovery that follows.
Wed, Aug 3 at 8PM
Today, all anybody needs to run is the determination and a pair of the right shoes. But just fifty years ago, running was viewed almost exclusively as the domain of elite male athletes who competed on tracks. With insight and propulsive energy, director Pierre Morath traces running’s rise to the 1960s, examining how the liberation movements and newfound sense of personal freedom that defined the era took the sport out of the stadiums and onto the streets.
Wed, Aug 10 at 8PM
Dedicated home care nurse Vlasta attends her whimsical patients in her Southern Moravia country region. After Vlasta learns about her own serious illness and need for help, she has to reach outside of her comfort zone. Thanks to the daughter of one of her patients who introduces her to an esoteric mentor, Vlasta starts to discover the realm of alternative healing. All this is frowned upon by her husband Lada, who doesn’t believe in all this nonsense one bit. Drama and comedy intertwine as Vlasta realizes – for the first time in her life – that she needs care too.
Jake (Theo Taplitz) is a quiet, sensitive middle schooler with dreams of being an artist. He meets the affably brash Tony (Michael Barbieri) at his grandfather’s funeral, and the unlikely pair soon hit it off. The budding friendship is put at risk, however, when a rent dispute between Jake’s father, Brian (Greg Kinnear), and Tony’s mother, Leonor (Paulina Garcia), threatens to become contentious.
Wed, Aug 17 at 8PM
Adéle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the Warmest Color) sizzles in this story of a young inmate who falls for her married prison director (Guillaume Gallienne, Yves Saint Laurent). The film is based on true events that occurred in a Versailles prison in 2011, causing a national scandal.
Wed, Aug 24 at 8pm
An eighty-year-old man’s body is found with three stab wounds to the chest and a number tattooed along his forearm. Police detective Amnon reluctantly accepts the case and struggles to bring it to a quick close. In the weeks leading up to his death the victim sought a ‘membership card’ to the most horrible club in the world: the club of Holocaust survivors. As the story interweaves past and present, we witness each man’s struggle to rejoin the society which rejected him.
Wed, Aug 31 at 8PM
Based on true events, BOGOWIE shows the early career of cardiac surgeon Zbigniew Religa. Despite harsh reality of the 1980s Poland, he successfully leads a team of doctors to the country’s first human heart transplantation. The movie received the Golden Lions award for best film at the 39th Gdynia Film Festival (2014) and the Eagle at the Polish Film Awards (2015).
Wed, Sep 7 at 8PM
What happens when the world’s most acclaimed restaurant picks up and moves halfway across the world? The Copenhagen based NOMA and its chef-owner René Redzepi relocate the restaurant and its entire staff to Tokyo to set up a five-week pop-up. But creating an all-new, fourteen-course menu foraged from local sources in an unfamiliar country presents unforeseen challenges–and may be a make-or-break moment for the risk-taking Redzepi’s career.
Wed, Sep 28 at 8PM
Thirteen year old Aharon Ninio is determined to win the honor of carrying the Torah scrolls on Simhat Torah, hoping he will win his distant father’s approval and love. But after Aharon wins the honor, his achievement brings ancient tensions to the surface.
Wed, Oct 26 at 8PM
In the 1960’s, a group of Holocaust survivors are living together in a hostel in Jerusalem. At night they meet in the corridor to drink cognac and play cards. The inn is run by Mrs. Pracht, whose insistence on order and discipline (and her disdain for Yiddish) enrages the residents. Her insistence on order and discipline is all too familiar to former concentration camp inmates who now perceive freedom only in anarchy, an inner battle that will grow into a vengeful climax. An adaptation of Aharon Appelfeld’s novel Night after Night.