New and Noteworthy
The six Angulo brothers have spent their entire lives locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Nicknamed “The Wolfpack,” they’re all exceedingly bright, are homeschooled, and have practically never left their home. All they know of the outside world is gleaned from the films they watch obsessively and recreate meticulously, using elaborate homemade props and costumes. For years this has served as a productive creative outlet and a way to stave off loneliness – but after one of the brothers escapes the apartment, all the boys begin to dream of venturing out.
Since she was a little girl, it’s been drilled into Amy’s head by her rascal of a dad that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo — enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment — but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor, Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.
LOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.
Wed, Aug 5 at 8:00PM
OUR MAN IN TEHRAN is an in- depth, intimate exploration of the true story behind Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning film ARGO. In this gripping new documentary, the story of the “Canadian Caper” is told by the man who knows it best: Ken Taylor, Canada’s former ambassador to Iran, who hid the six Americans in his official residence and obtained the counterfeit documents that allowed them to make their dramatic escape from Tehran.
Wed, Aug 12 at 8PM
This “dark Czech comedy taps into a Coen vibe,” writes film critic Todd Brown of TwitchFilm. Two childhood friends Michal (Martin Finger, co-screenwriter) and Adam (played by the director himself), return after 20 years to their rural hometown Šumperk. Michal’s mother died several years ago and his father passes away on the day of his return. Without knowing the truth about his mother´s death, questions loom in his mind.
Wed, Aug 26
Rachel, 27, is raising her mentally challenged sister Gabby, 24, all by herself. When the social worker finds out she leaves her sister alone in the house while at work, she is forced to place her in a day-care center. For the first time in her life she shares the upbringing of her dear sister with someone else, her daily routine collapses and the huge void, left by her sister’s absence, makes room for a man in Rachel’s life. That man, Zohar, tears another crack in the symbiotic relationship of the two sisters.
Aviva Kempner’s ROSENWALD is the incredible story of Julius Rosenwald, the son of an immigrant peddler who never finished high school, but rose to become the President of Sears. Influenced by the writings of the educator Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities during the Jim Crow South to build over 5,300 schools during the early part of the 20th century.
Wed, Sep 9 at 8:00PM
A week before he’s set to move across the country with his girlfriend, Craig impulsively sets out on a solo road trip across the US to see the nation’s largest sites in this funny, warm-hearted comedy of self-discovery.