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Angel of the Lord 2
(nr) 99 min
in Czech with English subtitles
Lions of Czech Film

A record-breaking smash in the Czech Republic, nominated for two Czech Lion Awards, ANGEL OF THE LORD 2 is the sequel to the popular Czech fairy tale about the angel Petronel who works at Heaven’s door, but is convinced that he deserves a better job. His eternal tempter, devil Uriah, provokes Petronel by saying, “Just pick an apple from the tree of knowledge and you will know what only God knows and the way to well-deserved recognition.” In the skirmish, the rare fruit rolls off to the Earth and the scatterbrained angel and his nemesis must go find the apple in the world of people.

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One Show Only!
Wed, Dec 13 at 8PM
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The Unknown Girl
(nr) 107 min
in French with English subtitles
French Cinémathèque

One evening after work hours a young doctor allows the door buzzer at the small clinic where she works to go unanswered. It’s only later that she learns that the person ringing was an unidentified African woman found dead shortly after by the side of a road. Consumed by the thought that she is to blame, Jenny embarks on an obsessive crusade to discover who the anonymous woman was and to see to it that she is not forgotten.

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One Show Only!
Wed, Dec 20 at 8PM
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Frank Serpico
(nr) 99 min
in English
Film In Focus

In the early 1970s officer Frank Serpico made headlines when he blew the whistle on a culture of bribery and corruption within the New York City police force. His one-man crusade for police reform inspired the Al Pacino classic that bears his name, but the real life saga is as gripping as anything Hollywood could dream up. Now, Serpico tells his story in his own words.

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One Show Only!
Wed, Jan 10 at 8PM
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The Sweet Escape
(nr) 105 min
in French with English subtitles
French Cinémathèque

Middle-aged graphic design company manager Michel loves planes. Day and night he dreams of life as an airborne explorer. Then one day a photograph stops him dead in his tracks. Kayaks – they could almost be planes, planes without wings. Seized by a sudden crazy impulse, Michel orders the whole package online: canoe, paddles… everything he needs for an expedition. His wife Rachelle encourages him to set out alone on his escapade. So what if he’s never rowed a boat in his life?

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One Show Only!
Wed, Jan 17 at 8PM
Canaletto and the Art of Venice
(nr) 85 min
in English
Exhibition on Screen
Coming Soon

Two shows only! No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. A remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display at London’s Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries. Cinema-goers visit the sites immortalised in Canaletto’s views – from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, guided by the world’s leading experts in Venetian history.

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Opening Sun, Jan 21
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Canaletto and the Art of Venice (Encore screening)
(nr) 85 min
in English
Exhibition on Screen

No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. A remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display at London’s Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. Cinema-goers visit the sites immortalised in Canaletto’s views – from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, the film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him.

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One Show Only!
Sun, Jan 21 at 10:30AM
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Holy Air
(nr) 81 min
in English and Arabic with English subtitles
Reel Israel DC

When Adam, a Christian Arab living in Nazareth, learns that his wife Lamia is pregnant and his father falls very ill, he needs money more than ever. Despite all his business ideas failing so far, he gives one last try to make it big, selling air from the Holy Land to the city’s tourists. But in order to, as one priest tells Adam during confession, bring such product into the market he needs to find allies from the three cultures ruling over Nazareth – the Jewish politicians, the Muslim mafia boss and the Catholic church officials.

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One Show Only!
Wed, Jan 24 at 8PM
David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts
(nr) 85 min
in English
Exhibition on Screen
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Two shows only! Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held at the Royal Academy of Art in London: A Bigger Picture (2012) and 82 Portraits & One Still Life (2016). Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity.

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Opening Sun, Mar 4
Cézanne: Portraits of a Life
(nr) 85 min
in English
Exhibition on Screen
Coming Soon

Two shows only! One of the most talked about exhibitions of the year, “Cézanne: Portraits of a Life” is dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne. One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now.

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Opening Sun, May 20

Showing Today Wed, Dec 13

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