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THE FAREWELL

THE FAREWELL

A Chinese family learns their beloved grandmother has only a few weeks to live. Keeping her in the dark, they gather to honor her under the guise of an impromptu wedding. Chinese-American Billi struggles with her family's decision to hide the truth.

RAISE HELL: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS

RAISE HELL: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS

Intimidatingly brilliant and quintessentially Texan—the six-foot tall, flame-maned journalist Ivins was politically blue in a red state and unabashedly brash in her infamously lauded political assessments. She dedicated her life and droll wit to tackling corruption, defending free speech, and making all the right frenemies.

Peripheral Visions: ONE CUT OF THE DEAD

Peripheral Visions: ONE CUT OF THE DEAD

What starts as a low-budget single continuous take live zombie TV broadcast makes a complete 180 turn at the 37-minute mark as we’re taken behind-the-scenes of the film in one of the most passionate and humane explorations of why making movies matters.

OFFICIAL SECRETS

OFFICIAL SECRETS

The true story of British whistleblower Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

LA FLOR

LA FLOR

The culmination of a decade of intense production—4 actors, 3 continents, 14 hours. A self-reflexive exploration and homage to the art of narrative, LA FLOR is a singular achievement in Latin American cinema and one of the year’s most compulsively watchable and exuberantly epic films.

MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL

MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL

The story of Miles Davis has often been told as the story of a drug-addled genius. He’s rarely depicted as a man that worked hard at honing his craft. A man who deeply studied and understood classical music, he could render ballads with such tenderness, yet hold rage in his heart from the racism he faced throughout his life.

TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID (Vuelven)

TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID (Vuelven)

This haunting horror fairy tale set against the backdrop of Mexico's devastating drug wars follows a group of orphaned children armed with three magical wishes, running from the ghosts that haunt them and the cartel that murdered their parents.

NETWORK

NETWORK

A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

ROBOCOP

ROBOCOP

Not even death can stand in the way of Omni Consumer Products’ bottom line, and in the tragic gang murder of Alex Murphy (Peter Weller), they see an opportunity. The streets of Old Detroit will never be the same again in this visionary, politically insightful slice of ultraviolence.

ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

The third in a trilogy that includes MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES (2006) and WATERMARK (2013), ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH crosses six continents and 20 countries, employing state of the art equipment and camera techniques to explore humanity’s massive re-engineering of the planet.

LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE

LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE

For over five decades, Linda Ronstadt’s phenomenal vocal range, interpretive versatility and charisma scored her numerous awards and multiple platinum albums, eventually culminating in her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after Parkinson’s disease forced her off the stage.

MONOS

MONOS

A semi-feral family of guerilla warriors—the Monos—are bound together under shadowy entity known only as The Organization. As free will infiltrates their ranks, their allegiance to the nebulous mission begins to disintegrate, plunging them into the heart of a profound darkness.

THE PARALLAX VIEW

THE PARALLAX VIEW

While investigating a presidential candidate’s assassination, an ambitious reporter uncovers a vast conspiracy involving a mysterious, multinational entity behind every event in the world's headlines—the Parallax Corporation.

AQUARELA

AQUARELA

Filmed and projected at a rare 96 frames-per-second (versus the old standard 24), AQUARELA takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water.

THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

Five youths on a weekend getaway in the Texas countryside fall prey to a butcher in a mask made of human skin and his cannibalistic family.

THE EVIL DEAD

THE EVIL DEAD

Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. Shot at a remote cabin in Morristown, Tennessee, director Sam Raimi’s iconic film set the standard for low-budget horror and made a cult sensation out of lead actor Bruce Campbell.

THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON

THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON

Winner of the Director’s Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, the spiritually conflicted drawings and music of celebrated American lo-fi artist Daniel Johnston are explored in relation to his struggles with mental illness.

MISTER AMERICA

MISTER AMERICA

Tim Heidecker beats a murder charge and attempts to exact revenge by unseating a popular San Bernardino district attorney. Fueled by ego and ignorance, he struggles to overcome his lack of experience, funds, and likability by connecting to unsuspecting constituents. It does not go well.

THE DEAD CENTER

THE DEAD CENTER

A troubled psychiatrist is drawn to help a mysterious patient who’s brought to the emergency psych ward in a catatonic state with no memory of how he reached the hospital. In the aftermath, a spate of inexplicable deaths shake the ward to its core. (Plenty of local Nashville talent both in front of and behind the camera in THE DEAD CENTER.)

WHERE IS THE FRIEND'S HOUSE?

WHERE IS THE FRIEND'S HOUSE?

The first film in Abbas Kiarostami’s sublime, interlacing Koker Trilogy takes a simple premise—a boy searches for the home of his classmate, whose school notebook he has accidentally taken. Sensitive and profound, WHERE IS THE FRIEND’S HOUSE? is shot through with all the beauty, tension and wonder a single day can contain.

AND LIFE GOES ON

AND LIFE GOES ON

In the aftermath of the 1990 earthquake in Iran that left 50,000 dead, Abbas Kiarostami returned to Koker, where his camera surveyed not only devastation but also the teeming life in its wake. Blending fiction and reality into a playful, poignant road movie, AND LIFE GOES ON follows a film director who, along with his son, makes the trek to the region in hopes of finding out if the young boys who acted in WHERE IS THE FRIEND’S HOUSE? are among the survivors.

ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (Todo sobre mi madre)

ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (Todo sobre mi madre)

After the untimely loss of Esteban, the beloved son she raised as a single mother, Manuela travels to Barcelona to honor her son’s final birthday wish—connecting his memory to the father, who’s now a second mother, he never knew.

THROUGH THE OLIVE TREES

THROUGH THE OLIVE TREES

Unfolding “behind the scenes” of AND LIFE GOES ON, this film traces the complications that arise when the romantic misfortune of one of the actors—a young man who pines for the woman cast as his wife (though, in real life, she will have nothing to do with him)—creates turmoil on set and leaves the hapless director caught in the middle. An ineffably lovely, gentle human comedy steeped in the folkways of Iranian village life.

THE TRAVELER + short films The Bread and Alley and Breaktime

THE TRAVELER + short films The Bread and Alley and Breaktime

In this trio of a few of Kiarostami’s earliest films, his first two shorts (The Bread and Alley and Breaktime) followed by an early feature (THE TRAVELER), the keen photographic eye and themes of youthful conundrums—whether involving dogs, soccer or otherwise—are already on full display.

SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY

SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY

One of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time, SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY is George T. Nierenberg’s exuberant, funny, and deeply moving celebration of 20th century American gospel music. New 4K Restoration

A WEDDING SUIT + CASE NO. 1, CASE NO. 2

A WEDDING SUIT + CASE NO. 1, CASE NO. 2

Late in Kiarostami’s first decade as a working filmmaker, the Iranian Revolution of 1979 took hold. It serves here as a bridge between these two short features: The first, a satiric yet suspenseful tale of three kids and something of value that doesn’t belong to them. The second, a lesson in solidarity, ideology and resistance.

CLOSE-UP

CLOSE-UP

This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf—as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation and existence, in which the real people from the case play themselves.

TASTE OF CHERRY

TASTE OF CHERRY

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival, TASTE OF CHERRY is an emotionally complex meditation on life and death. Middle-aged Mr. Badii (Homayoun Ershadi) drives through the hilly outskirts of Tehran—searching for someone to rescue or bury him.

FIRST LOVE

FIRST LOVE

Takashi Miike, at his most fun and anarchic, directs a noir-tinged yakuza film—blending genres in the story of a young boxer and a call girl who fall passionately in love while getting innocently caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme over the course of one night in Tokyo.

TALK TO HER (Hable con ella)

TALK TO HER (Hable con ella)

Two men form a complex bond over their mutual devotion in caring for two comatose women - veritable strangers unable to return their one-sided affections.

12 Hours of Terror

12 Hours of Terror

‘Tis the season! The Belcourt’s iconic annual dusk-to-dawn marathon of monsters, menace and mayhem returns for its eighth terrifying installment. Seven of the most macabre movies this side of the mortal coil will test your nerves (and your endurance) in the spookiest frightfest of the season.

THE WIND WILL CARRY US

THE WIND WILL CARRY US

A TV crew from Tehran arrives in a remote Kurdish village to film an unusual funeral ceremony—but are stymied when the old woman they expect to die clings to life. A fable-like story about professional and personal frustration, this droll drama is the most tantalizingly opaque and allusive of Kiarostami’s films, containing numerous references to poetry and several key figures (including the old woman) who are never seen.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Shy amateur botanist Seymour tinkers nights away in the basement of a failing flower shop, hoping to create a plant that will save his job. Salvation falls to earth in the form of a man-eating plant from outer space able to give Seymour everything he lacks.

CERTIFIED COPY

CERTIFIED COPY

In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper.

PARASITE

PARASITE

Bong Joon-ho (THE HOST, SNOWPIERCER) pits a scheming working class family against a wealthy household for a pitch-black modern fairytale about class struggle, turning in one of the most dynamic thrillers in recent memory.

THE LIGHTHOUSE

THE LIGHTHOUSE

From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind the modern horror masterpiece THE WITCH, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

VOLVER

VOLVER

Multiple generations of women reunite to mourn their losses, mend old rifts, and harness the healing powers of their collective resilience in the face of age-old adversities.

EIGHT MEN OUT

EIGHT MEN OUT

Part of Staff Picks and programmed by Tyler, who says “Coinciding not only with the World Series, but also the 100th anniversary of the infamous events of 1919, I'm overjoyed to finally show my favorite baseball movie of all time. An adaptation of Eliot Asinof's 1963 book Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series, it’s more like a mob film than anything to do with sports, and is more for fans of ‘Boardwalk Empire’ than FIELD OF DREAMS. Go Reds!

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

With live cast Little Morals! This fast-paced potpourri of camp, sci-fi and rock 'n' roll tracks the exploits of naïve couple Brad and Janet after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter. 18+ only.

PAIN AND GLORY (Dolor y gloria)

PAIN AND GLORY (Dolor y gloria)

As the career of a celebrated director (played by Antonio Banderas) begins to wind down and his work is up for reflection, he’s physically and creatively debilitated by pain. Out of desperation, he begins to self-medicate and retreats into his past and the vitality of his youth.

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