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COLUMBUS

COLUMBUS

When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son (John Cho) finds himself stranded in a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Directed by Nashville-based filmmaker Kogonada.

THE MIDWIFE

THE MIDWIFE

Two of French cinema’s biggest stars shine in this bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged, free-spirited mistress of Claire’s late father. Directed by Martin Provost (SERAPHINE).

BEACH RATS

BEACH RATS

On the outskirts of Brooklyn, an aimless teenager struggling with his sexuality must reconcile cruising and hookup sites with a budding but cautious relationship with a young woman. Eliza Hittman’s award-winning film is a powerful character study that is as visually stunning as it is evocative. (Preceded by the short film, "New Balls Please.")

THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT

THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT

Weeks before the 2011 Egyptian revolution, a police officer investigates the murder of a famous club singer at Cairo’s Nile Hilton Hotel. When the crime of passion shifts focus to the power elite of Egypt, this tawdry neo-noir morphs into outright political thriller.

BRAD'S STATUS

BRAD'S STATUS

While touring colleges with his teenage son, an introspective, middle-aged family man (Ben Stiller) can’t help but compare himself to his more successful cohort of old friends, in the second directorial feature from acclaimed screenwriter Mike White (BEATRIZ AT DINNER, SCHOOL OF ROCK).

THE TRIP TO SPAIN

THE TRIP TO SPAIN

The third film in THE TRIP series – Superb comedic duo Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon return to sample the restaurants and hotels of the Spanish coastline, trading jokes and impressions over their lunches.

SUSPIRIA

SUSPIRIA

New 4K Restoration. Having been accepted into the prestigious Tanzakademie in Freiburg, Germany, American ballet student Suzy Bannion (Jessica Harper) finds herself immersed in a supernatural conspiracy involving an ancient evil. Directed by Dario Argento.

DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID

DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID

Celestine (Jeanne Moreau) takes a job as a chambermaid in the country only to discover that the family she's been hired to serve has a strange mélange of sexual and political predilections. New DCP Restoration.

BLOOD AND BLACK LACE

BLOOD AND BLACK LACE

The Cristian Haute Couture fashion house is a home to models—and backstabbing, blackmail, drug deals and murder. Directed by Mario Bava.

LUCKY

LUCKY

Having out-lived and out-smoked all of his contemporaries, a fiercely independent town curmudgeon (Harry Dean Stanton) finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration and enlightenment. 

A love letter to the life and career of Stanton himself—who passed away Sep 15, 2017.

 

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?

A sexually sadistic killer is preying on the girls of St. Mary’s school. Student Elizabeth witnessed one of the murders, but her hazy recollections of a knife-wielding figure in black do nothing to further the police’s investigations.

BLACK SUNDAY

BLACK SUNDAY

Barbara Steele stars as Asa Vajda, a beautiful woman tortured and executed as a witch—but not before pronouncing a curse upon those who have condemned her, a curse that is fulfilled 200 years later. Directed by Mario Bava.

REBEL IN THE RYE

REBEL IN THE RYE

This biopic of legendary author J.D. Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) details his relationship with socialite Oona O'Neill (Zoey Deutch), his experiences fighting in World War II, and his writing process for The Catcher in the Rye. Kevin Spacey and Sarah Paulson co-star.

A BAY OF BLOOD and KILL, BABY…KILL! Double Feature

A BAY OF BLOOD and KILL, BABY…KILL! Double Feature

A Late Night Mario Bava Double Feature. A bloody bill of Bava featuring A BAY OF BLOOD, the forward-looking 1971 spurting artery from which all future slasher films would flow, followed by KILL, BABY…KILL, a superb Transylvanian gothic freak-out from a few years prior.

THE UNKNOWN GIRL

THE UNKNOWN GIRL

One evening after closing her practice for the day, Jenny, a young doctor, hears the doorbell ring but doesn't answer it. The next day, the police inform her that an unidentified young woman has been found dead close by. A searing saga of guilt and redemption from the Dardenne brothers (TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT).

WOODSHOCK

WOODSHOCK

This hypnotic new film from fashion-designers-turned-filmmakers Kate and Laura Mulleavy (Rodarte) stars Kirsten Dunst as a young woman spiraling in the wake of profound loss, torn between her fractured emotional state and the reality-altering effects of a potent cannabinoid drug.

THE BRIDE WORE BLACK

THE BRIDE WORE BLACK

Jeanne Moreau stars as femme fatale Julie Kohler who, in seeking revenge for the death of her husband, plays both the victim and the detective, and sets out to knock off five prime suspects one by one.

THE MIRACLE WORKER

THE MIRACLE WORKER

Academy Awards® went to Best Actress Anne Bancroft and Best Supporting Actress Patty Duke for their moving portrayals of Annie Sullivan and her remarkable blind and deaf pupil, Helen Keller. Age Recommendation: 10+

ZEDER (aka REVENGE OF THE DEAD)

ZEDER (aka REVENGE OF THE DEAD)

Within the coiled ribbon of a typewriter lies the confession of a renegade scientist. Now a secret society is closing in on its new owner, pushing him ever closer to the line between life and death.

PEARL JAM: LET'S PLAY TWO

PEARL JAM: LET'S PLAY TWO

This new concert film chronicles Pearl Jam’s legendary performances at Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs historic 2016 season, as well as their reciprocal relationship with the team and venue.

A PAGE OF MADNESS with live musical accompaniment by Alloy Orchestra

A PAGE OF MADNESS with live musical accompaniment by Alloy Orchestra

With bold and striking visual style, ambiguous narrative, and close connections to the most progressive thinking about film of its day, Teinosuke Kinugasa’s 1926 A PAGE OF MADNESS has become one of the most discussed and debated of Japanese films. Accompanying the film, Alloy Orchestra performs its new original score.

THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE

THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE

The only witness to an art gallery attack, a vacationing writer gets caught up in a serial killer’s machinations. Dario Argento’s directorial debut was an international smash and announced an entirely new way of constructing a mystery-thriller.

RAT FILM

RAT FILM

Part horror film, anthropological study, video game, and nature documentary all in one, this innovative and unforgettable film uses one of Baltimore’s more ubiquitous residents to explore the history of the city.

STAND AND DELIVER

STAND AND DELIVER

The true story of a math teacher, Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos), who gave up a high-paying job in electronics to make a contribution to society in an East L.A. high school class room. Age Recommendation: 13+

EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

In this, the 42nd documentary by Frederick Wiseman, the legendary filmmaker brings his incisive vision behind the scenes of one of the world’s greatest institutions of learning, capturing the vast programmatic scope of New York City’s library system.

A LIFE IN WAVES

A LIFE IN WAVES

A journey into the mind of composer and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani, this new doc offers a feminine glimpse into the often complicated and male-dominated world of sound production and electronic music.

THE CHALLENGE

THE CHALLENGE

Italian visual artist Yuri Ancarani’s exquisitely shot, yet utterly bonkers documentary enters the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs with a passion for amateur falconry.

CARPINTEROS (WOODPECKERS)

CARPINTEROS (WOODPECKERS)

Dominican filmmaker José María Cabral delivers a knockout drama burgeoning with atmosphere and sexuality in the gritty nail-biter shot on location inside a notorious prison in the Dominican Republic.

FRIDAY THE 13TH

FRIDAY THE 13TH

A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.

THE FORCE

THE FORCE

Sprawling, immediate, and complex, THE FORCE lays witness to the Oakland Police Department: trapped in transition, desperate to shed its corrupt image, but also challenged by an increasingly organized and urgent Black Lives Matter movement erupting right outside its doorstep.

SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER

SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER

When 7-year-old Josh beats his expert father in chess, his family hires a strict instructor (Ben Kingsley) who aims to teach the boy to be as aggressive as chess legend Bobby Fischer, but Josh is also learning from a speed chess hustler (Laurence Fishburne) on the side. Age Recommendation: 8+

BRONX GOTHIC

BRONX GOTHIC

An electrifying portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed one-woman show that fuses dance, song, drama and comedy to create a mesmerizing space in which audiences can engage with a story about two 12-year-old black girls coming of age in the 1980s.

MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA

MAMA AFRICA: MIRIAM MAKEBA

Internationally famous South African singer Miriam Makeba (1932-2008) spent half a century travelling the world spreading her political message to fight racism, poverty and promote justice and peace. Through rare archive footage and personal testimony, we discover Miriam Makeba’s remarkable journey.

TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON

TAKE EVERY WAVE: THE LIFE OF LAIRD HAMILTON

A pioneer in both tow-in surfing and foil boarding, Laird Hamilton distinguished himself from surfing legends of the time who wanted to maintain the purity of the sport. Distinguished filmmaker Rory Kennedy (LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM) blends candid interviews with breathtaking action footage for a visceral, white-knuckle look at a life lived on the edge.

THE FLORIDA PROJECT

THE FLORIDA PROJECT

The latest from Sean Baker (TANGERINE) juxtaposes the carefree summer of a spirited kid with the harsh realities dogging the grown-ups of a decaying extended-stay hotel in the shadows of Orlando’s Disney World.

12 Hours of Terror

12 Hours of Terror

The Belcourt’s annual tradition continues, with a marathon of monsters, murderers, mad scientists, myths, mayhem, masked unknowns and mysteries that span the decades.

HUMAN FLOW

HUMAN FLOW

World-renowned artist, activist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei artfully captures the massive and shocking breadth of the global migration crisis in this breathtaking film, which portrays the plight of today’s 65 million forcibly displaced individuals—the highest number ever to be forced out of their homes.

MANSFIELD 66/67

MANSFIELD 66/67

MANSFIELD 66/67 hones in on the later years of “blonde bombshell” Jayne Mansfield, when she scandalously befriended San Francisco’s Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey. A rare doc that takes the camp value of its subject and matches it to irresistible effect.

CHAVELA

CHAVELA

A captivating look at the unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music and triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame.

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.

MACHINES

MACHINES

Marrying stunning visuals with social advocacy, this award-winning doc wanders freely between pulsating machines and bubbling vats of dye to create a moving portrait of the human laborers who toil away in the labyrinthine passages of an enormous textile factory in Gujarat, India.

CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES

CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES

A ceaselessly entertaining and star-studded catalogue of the life and many successes of iconic music executive Clive Davis, “the greatest record man of all time”.

FACES PLACES

FACES PLACES

French master Agnès Varda collaborates with mysterious street artist JR in this wondrous travelogue, in which the duo travel through small villages in the French countryside and immortalize the faces of those they meet in immense public murals.

JANE

JANE

Academy Award–nominated director Brett Morgen (KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK) reconstitutes 50-year-old National Geographic footage into a poetic look at primatologist Jane Goodall, set to a magnificent score by Philip Glass.

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

The strange relationship between a cardiac surgeon and a 16-year-old boy portends a terrifying sacrifice in this eagerly awaited supernatural thriller from Yorgos Lanthimos (THE LOBSTER). Starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and Alicia Silverstone.

WONDERSTRUCK

WONDERSTRUCK

The stories of Ben and Rose, two children growing up in different eras, both deaf and both seeking the same mysterious connection. Directed by Todd Haynes (CAROL, FAR FROM HEAVEN).

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