New and Noteworthy
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.
French Red Cross doctor Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps in Warsaw, December 1945. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters’ fiercely private world as their beliefs and traditions clash with harsh realities.
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.
Starring Margherita Buy & John Turturro. Acclaimed Italian auteur Nanni Moretti finds comedy and pathos in the story of Margherita, a harried film director trying to juggle the demands of her latest movie and a personal life in crisis. The star of her film, a charming but hammy American actor (John Turturro) presents nothing but headaches and her crew is close to mutiny. Away from the shoot, Margherita tries to hold her life together as her mother’s illness progresses, and her teenage daughter grows ever more distant.
Wed, Aug 31 at 8PM
Based on true events, GODS shows the early career of cardiac surgeon Zbigniew Religa. Despite the harsh realities of Soviet Poland, he successfully leads a team of doctors to the country’s first human heart transplant in the 1980s. The movie received Best Film accolades at the 39th Gdynia Film Festival (2014) and the Polish Film Awards (2015).
Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a lighthouse keeper, and his wife Isabel (Alicia Vikander) are living off the coast in post World War I Western Australia. One day, the couple rescue a baby girl who has washed up on an adrift rowboat and decide to informally adopt her as their own, whom they name Lucy. But as Lucy grows older, Tom and Isabel discover the consequences of raising the child when a visit to the mainland and an encounter with a particular woman (Rachel Weisz) threaten to break apart their blissfully happy family.
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 14 at 8pm
From Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams comes the inspirational story of Owen Suskind. The subject of his father Ron Suskind’s New York Times bestseller, Owen was unable to speak as a child. Then he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate: by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence.
Featuring rare and exclusive footage, Ron Howard’s authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film explores The Beatles’ phenomenal early career – the period in which the band captured the world’s acclaim and laid the foundation for the globalization of culture. It examines the effects touring had on their relationships, musical evolution and lifestyle. The film also looks at “Beatlemania” and the young people who turned the Beatles’ music into a movement the world had never seen before.
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 12 at 8PM
In this fairy tale, a girl named Bohdanka learns that she has seven brothers who her mother cursed and turned into ravens. A local witch advises her to sew shirts for them, but not just any shirts. Bohdanka must pick nettles, process the fibers into fabric, and make every stitch herself. She sets out on a long journey to fulfill her mission and along the way she meets a stuttering prince who just might capture her heart. Will she save her brothers and in turn secure her own happiness?
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.
Wed, Dec 14 at 8PM
In this comedy, parents Igor and Irena set sail across the Indian Ocean with the family dog Otto, and leave their teenage children at home alone. No sooner have they left than the teens invite their best friends to the house. Meanwhile, the parents’ boat capsizes at sea, and the dog soon becomes an important player in their survival. When the teens lose contact with their parents, unexpected dramas begin to rapidly unfold.