New and Noteworthy
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.
In MISTRESS AMERICA, Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes.
Wed, Oct 7 at 8PM
SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves,...
Known primarily for the films that established him as a Hollywood insider -- DOUBLE INDEMNITY, SUNSET BOULEVARD and SOME LIKE IT HOT -- Billy Wilder's career spanned five decades across Germany, France and the United States. This series will explore...
Wed, Oct 14 at 8PM
Winner of 7 Czech Lion awards and the first Czech film in 16 years chosen to screen at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, director Petr Václav’s THE WAY OUT (Cesta ven) follows a Romani couple trying to live a “normal life” in a community obscured by prejudice.
Thu, Oct 15 at 7PM
Grab some popcorn, take a seat, and be ready for some laughs and some tears — the Annual Kickstarter Film Festival is coming to a theater near you. On Thursday October 15, over 30 theaters across the United States will screen an expertly curated selection of some of the best short and feature films funded on Kickstarter. Part A includes the films Afronauts (short) and What We Do in the Shadows.
Thu, Oct 15 at 9:20PM
Grab some popcorn, take a seat, and be ready for some laughs and some tears — the Annual Kickstarter Film Festival is coming to a theater near you. On Thursday October 15, over 30 theaters across the United States will screen an expertly curated selection of some of the best short and feature films funded on Kickstarter. Part B includes the films World of Tomorrow (short), Submarine Sandwich (short) and T-Rex.
Over the past century, Russian cinema has become adept at circumventing the authoritarian ideals of the state through a uniquely poetic style. We will explore how Russia’s visual art of cinema has appropriated techniques from the verbal art of poetry...
Wed, Oct 21 at 8PM
In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop where 23-year old Ilan works as a sales attendant. She asks for his number, and later, she calls asking to meet. The next time Ilan’s family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom.
Wed, Oct 28
Poland, 1960’s. 10-year-old Tadek and his brother are part of an anti-Semitic gang. When they are arrested, their mother, a Holocaust survivor, has no choice but to reveal that though raised as Catholics, they are in fact Jews. Telling the younger boy they are going to Australia, the land of his fantasies, the family boards a ship to Israel. This tender and humorous drama is based on the filmmaker’s own experiences.
Wed, Nov 11 at 8PM
When nurse Sally Pacholok learns that her recent bouts of dizziness and fatigue are the result of a B-12 deficiency, she tries unsuccessfully to educate doctors at her hospital about this debilitating, often fatal condition. Based on the true story of Sally Pacholok, RN.