Starts July 10

July 10, 2020

THE TOBACCONIST

Directed by Nicholas Leytner

2018 -  114 minutes - Country: Germany - Language: German with English subtitles

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Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz, “Wings of Desire”, “Downfall”), a regular customer, and over time the two very different men form a singular friendship. When Franz falls desperately in love with the music-hall dancer Anezka, he seeks advice from the renowned psychoanalyst, who admits that the female sex is as big a mystery to him as it is to Franz. As political and social conditions in Austria dramatically worsen with the Nazis’ arrival in Vienna, Franz, Freud, and Anezka are swept into the maelstrom of events. Each has a big decision to make: to stay or to flee?

 

Starts July 3

July 03, 2020

BUNGALOW

Directed by Ulrich Kohler / 2002 / 85 minutes/German with English subtitles

$12 for 3-day rental

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A major work of the celebrated Berlin School, the debut of Ulrich Köhler (In My Room) is a mesmerizing portrait of a young German soldier named Paul who goes AWOL and returns to his childhood home in the countryside. Over a few summer days, Paul evades the responsibilities of everyday life and falls in love with his brother’s girlfriend, disrupting the lives of everyone in his circle. With Köhler’s penchant for deadpan humor and subtle performances, Bungalow becomes a quiet mockery of militarism, familial estrangement, and youthful ennui. New 4K Restoration.

 

Starts June 19

June 19, 2020

THE KILLING FLOOR

Directed by Bill Duke

Starring Alfre Woodard, Moses Gunn

Year: 1985. Running Time: 18 minutes - Country: US - Language: English

$10 for a 3-day rental

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“THE KILLING FLOOR is part of our nation's history – a fascinating and bloody episode in the history of the U.S. labor movement... a powerful, personal drama...”– Chicago Tribune

 

Praised by The Village Voice as the most "clear-eyed account of union organizing on film," The Killing Floor tells the little-known true story of the struggle to build an interracial labor union in the Chicago Stockyards. The screenplay by Obie Award-winner Leslie Lee, based on an original story by producer Elsa Rassbach, traces the racial and class conflicts seething in the city’s giant slaughterhouses, and the brutal efforts of management to divide the workforce along ethnic lines, which eventually boiled over in the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. The first feature film by director Bill Duke, The Killing Floor premiered on PBS' American Playhouse series in 1984 to rave reviews. In 1985 the film was invited to Cannes and won the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award. It has been showcased at the Lincoln Center and festivals around the world.

 

Preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive, laboratory services and DCP by UCLA Film & Television Archive Digital Media Lab. Special thanks to Elsa Rassbach, Sundance Institute Collection at UCLA Film & Television Archive.

 

Starts June 12

June 12, 2020

 MR. TOPAZE

Directed by Peter Sellers

Starring Peter Sellers, Leo McKern, Billie Whitelaw

Year: 1961. Running Time: 97 minutes - Country: UK - Language: English

$12 for a 3-day rental

"Truly shines... Sellers imbues it all with a sense of fun that is right up there with his finest work of the period."

- The Irish Times

 

Newly restored from the last surviving 35mm prints, MR. TOPAZE is the lone directorial effort from comedy icon Peter Sellers. 

 

Unwilling to sacrifice his principles, Auguste Topaze (Peter Sellers), a poor but proud French schoolmaster, loses his job after he refuses to alter the failing grades of one of students. Seizing the opportunity to exploit his well-known honesty, actress Suzy Courtois (Nadia Gray) convinces her lover, the corrupt city council member Castel Benac (Herbert Lom), to hire Topaze as a managing director for one of his shady businesses. But when Topaze learns he is being used, he cunningly turns the tables on Benac and makes off with all the money.Seller’s first and only credited directorial feature, MR. TOPAZE displays the British comic genius at the peak of his powers alongside his future Pink Panther nemesis Herbert Lom and a stellar supporting cast that includes Nadia Gray, Leo McKern, Billie Whitelaw and Michael Gough. Long considered a “lost” classic, MR. TOPAZE was digitally restored from the lone surviving 35mm prints in the BFI National Archive at the request of the British public.

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Starts June 12

June 12, 2020

HILL OF FREEDOM

Directed by Hong Sang-soo

Year: 2014. Drama Running Time: 67 minutes - Country: South Korea - Language: Korean with English subtitles

$12 for a 3-day rental

The South Korean director Hong Sang-soo has turned difficulties finding financing into a virtue. Working quickly, on budgets under a hundred thousand dollars, he has become one of the world’s most prolific filmmakers—he has made fifteen features in the past decade—and has parlayed his commercial independence into uninhibited artistry. This month, Lincoln Center presents a virtual retrospective of his films, including the U.S. theatrical première (on June 12) of his mainly English-language romance “Hill of Freedom,” from 2014, one of his most audacious films. It’s a brisk tale told with a deft intricacy, in which a young Japanese man travels to Seoul in search of the woman he loves; while waiting for her, he builds new relationships with people he meets there. The story is anchored by a series of letters and sketched in Hong’s distinctive style of confrontational dialogue filmed in long takes; its time structure is whimsically but poignantly fractured, and its casual internationalism weaves political history with personal life.
— Richard Brody

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Starts June 5

June 05, 2020

TOMMASO

Directed by Abel Ferrara

Year: 2019. Running Time: 116 minutes - Country: Italy - Language: English and Italian with English subtitles

$12 for a 5-day rental

Abel Ferrara’s first dramatic feature since 2014’s Pasolini reteams the filmmaker and his frequent lead Willem Dafoe, who delivers a career-best performance as the title character, an older American expat living in Rome with his young wife and their daughter. Disoriented by his past misgivings and subsequent, unexpected blows to his self-esteem, Tommaso wades through this late chapter of his life with an increasingly impaired grasp on reality as he prepares for his next film. Tommaso is easily Ferrara and Dafoe’s most personal and engrossing collaboration to date, a delicately surrealistic work of autofiction marked by the keen sensitivity of two consummate artists. – Film at Lincoln Center

"Critic's Pick! Crackle[s] with ideas and empathy, as Ferrara’s best work always does."

- Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

"Manages to feel rough and risky while somehow sensitive at the same time, like the best of them."

- Eric Kohn, Indiewire

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Starts May 29

May 29, 2020

 LUCKY GRANDMA

2020 ·USA - Comedy/Drama · 87 mins - In English

Director: Sasie Sealy

Starring: Tsai Chin, Corey Ha, Woody Fu

$12 for a 5-day virtual screening ticket pass

Set in New York City, an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese Grandma goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck... and in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.

 

The movie, starring Tsai Chin, is the feature directorial debut of Sasie Sealy. “Lucky Grandma” held its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival as the second recipient of the AT&T Presents: Untold Stories $1 million grant initiative and went on to an international premiere at the BFI London Film Festival. Set in New York’s Chinatown, Chin portrays an ornery, newly-widowed 80-year-old eager to live life as an independent woman, despite her family’s concerns. When a local fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho) predicts a most auspicious day in her future, she decides to head to the casino, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck by suddenly attracting the attention of local gangsters. She then employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang, played by Corey Ha. Lucky Grandma is a dynamic comedy with a stand-out performance by Tsai Chin. A new song by Akwafina is also featured.

""Lucky Grandma" is a wickedly entertaining dark comedy," -Indiewire

 

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Starts May 29

May 29, 2020

CRESCENDO

2020 ·Gemrany - Drama · 106 mins - English/German

Director: Dror Zahavi

Starring: 

$12 for a 1-week virtual screening ticket pass

 

When a world-famous conductor tries to create an Israeli-Palestinian orchestra, it takes all his skill and resources to overcome the discord and get them to play in harmony, rising to a tense and emotional finale.

Academy-Award nominated director Dror Zahavi helms this gripping drama as a constantly growing “crescendo,” raising the tension and conflicts until the last frame. A remarkable theatrical movie and contribution to the worldwide efforts toward understanding, humanity, and peace. - Jewish Press

 

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Starts May 29

May 29, 2020

REGGAE BOYZ

2018 · Germany - Documentary · 75 mins - English

Director: Till Schauder

$12 for a 3-day virtual screening ticket pass

Plagued with one of the highest murder rates in the world, Jamaica tries to inspire its populace by qualifying their national soccer team – the “Reggae Boyz” – for the World Cup. When their efforts start to fall short, a colorful German coach enters the scene and forms an unlikely alliance with legendary reggae musicians and a Rastafarian factory worker to unite Jamaica beyond the soccer pitch.

 

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Starts May 22

May 22, 2020

EXTRA ORDINARY

2019 · Supernatural Comedy · 1H 34MIN

Directors: Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman

Writers: Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman

Additional Writing by: Maeve Higgins

$12 for a 5-day virtual screening ticket pass

Demian FoxRose, a sweet, lonely driving instructor in rural Ireland, is gifted with supernatural abilities. Rose has a love/hate relationship with her ‘talents’ & tries to ignore the constant spirit related requests from locals – to exorcise possessed rubbish bins or haunted gravel. But! Christian Winter, a washed-up, one-hit-wonder rock star, has made a pact with the devil for a return to greatness! He puts a spell on a local teenager- making her levitate. Her terrified father, Martin Martin, asks Rose to help save his daughter. Rose has to overcome the fear of her supernatural gift & work with Martin to save the girl, get the guy and be home in time for a light snack…maybe yogurt or something…

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Starts May 22

May 22, 2020

CLEMENTINE

Written and Directed by LARA JEAN GALLAGHER

Produced by AIMEE LYNN BARNEBURG, DAVIS PRIESTLEY, ISABEL MARDEN, KIM BAILEY, and KARINA RIPPER

Starring OTMARA MARRERO, SYDNEY SWEENEY, WILL BRITTAIN, and SONYA WALGER

World Premiere: 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. Run Time: 90 minutes

$10.00 for a 3-day virtual ticket rental.

Reeling from a one-sided breakup, anguished Karen (Otmara Marrero) flees Los Angeles for her ex’s idyllic lake house in the Pacific Northwest. There, she becomes entangled with a mysterious, alluring younger woman (Sydney Sweeney), whom she cannot seem to resist. Equal parts psychological thriller and sexual coming-of-age story, CLEMENTINE is a tense rumination on whom to love and how to let go.

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Starts May 15

May 15, 2020

FOURTEEN

Written & Directed by: Dan Sallitt

Starring: Tallie Medel and Norma Kuhling

2019 - Drama - 94mins - USA - NR

$12.00 for a 3-day virtual ticket rental.

Over the course of a decade, a young woman becomes increasingly dysfunctional due to undiagnosed mental illness, or perhaps to drugs, while her more stable friend sometimes tries to help, sometimes backs away to preserve herself. Festival winner.

 

Rated 100% FRESH by RottenTomatoes.com

 

  • "[A] magnificently graceful, precise, yet quietly furious new film."

    — Richard Brody, The New Yorker

  • "With the Oscars expanding its horizons this year, it’ll be interesting to see if anyone gives worthier performances than Tallie Medel as a frustrated teacher’s aid, and Norma Kuhling as her magnetic but unstable childhood friend."

    — David Ehrlich, Indiewire

  • “A story of intimate friendship written and directed with a subtle touch by Dan Sallitt…. intellectual and loving… a bittersweet character drama.”

    — Teo Bugbee, The New York Times

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Starts May 15

May 15, 2020

NEW FRENCH SHORTS 2020

2020 - Compilation - 152 mins - France - In French with English subtitles - NR

$12.00 for a 5-day virtual ticket rental.

An annual presentation of the best of recent short films from France selected by UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy for their Young French Cinema program. A single feature-length program of seven delightful, funny, charming, provocative festival favorite short films.

"Seven new shorts from France show us the future of art film'" -Sight Lines Magazine

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