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February 21-27

Goldie

Sam de Jong / 2019, USA
88min / digital

Goldie is a star – well, not quite yet, but at least in the eyes of her little sisters Sherrie and Supreme she is. The rest of the world is bound to take note soon too. Her big break surely awaits, she’s just got to pick up that golden fur coat she’s had her eye on first. And land a role as a dancer in a hip-hop video. And keep child welfare services from separating her from Sherrie and Supreme, after their mother is locked up. Holding onto those dreams isn’t easy when fate has placed such daunting obstacles in her path. With Goldie, Dutch director Sam de Jong has delivered a real New York film: raw and glamorous, unflinchingly realistic and relentlessly optimistic, with a ton of heart and at least as much attitude.

"De Jong brings a jolt of brash energy to a social realist scenario that could easily have attracted Ken Loach or the Dardenne brothers. A charismatic, eye-catching debut performance from Instagirl fashion world star Slick Woods adds considerably to the film’s appeal."Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

"Woods, remarkably comfortable in her first film role, gives Goldie a steel spine and a feisty resourcefulness, her moments of vulnerability rare, but essential." Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

Showtimes:
Fri, Mon-Thur: 7pm & 9pm
Sat & Sun: 5pm, 7pm & 9pm

February 28–March 5

Olympic Dreams

Jeremy Teicher / 2019, USA
85min / digital

Set against the splendor of the Winter Olympic Games, an intimate and unexpected love story develops between two lonely hearts, each at their own crossroads in life. Penelope (Alexi Pappas) is a first time Olympian and introverted cross-country skier, who, after finishing her event early on in the games, finds herself spending time in Athletes Village with the gregarious and outgoing volunteer dentist, Ezra (Nick Kroll). While both are eager to form connections at the Olympic Games, they are held back by the very thing that has propelled them to this point; what do you do once your lifelong dream has come true, and you’re faced with taking the next step? As Penelope and Ezra navigate the vulnerable slopes, they push one another to embrace qualities they lost sight of in pursuit of their dreams. Will they be able to help each other take of leap of faith into the unknown? The first movie ever filmed on location during the Olympics in Athletes Village, OLYMPIC DREAMS offers audiences a never-before-seen side of the Games and the people whose entire lives are shaped by them.

"[An] offbeat charmer is an artful mix of documentary-style realism and wistful romanticism." Joe Leydon, Variety

"Charming... a refreshing and confident piece of work." Beandrea July, Hollywood Reporter

Showtimes:
Fri, Mon-Thur: 7pm & 9pm
Sat & Sun: 5pm, 7pm & 9pm

February 29–March 28, Saturdays

Saturday Secret Matinees

Saturday Secret Matinees

Presented by the Sprocket Society
Various directors & years
approx. 120 min / 16mm

Recreating the old-fashioned weekend matinee -- on 16mm film! Each week: see a cliffhanger episode of a movie serial, plus a secret classic feature! In THE FIGHTING DEVIL DOGS (1938), two Marines battle the psychotic masked villain known as The Lightning (an inspiration for Darth Vader)! From secret bases around the world, The Lightning and his henchmen deploy electrical super weapons in a campaign of mass murder and world conquest! Can he be stopped?! With tight plotting and a breakneck pace, directors William Witney and John English craft what is "firmly among Republic's greatest serials!" Our secret feature films follow bi-weekly themes:

Feb. 22 & 29: Weird Early Musicals - Bizarre musicals from the dawn of sound, both wrapped in genre trappings.

Mar. 7 & 14: Journeys to the Beyond - Lesser-known but remarkable sci-fi epics that take us to unimaginable worlds.

Mar. 21 & 28: Totally High! - Acid-drenched, star-studded craziness from the Sixties.

Showtimes:
Saturdays: 2pm

March 6-8, 10, 12

Come and See

Elem Klimov / 1985, Soviet Union
143min / digital

NEW RESTORATION! This widely acclaimed film from Soviet director Elem Klimov is a stunning, senses-shattering plunge into the dehumanizing horrors of war. As Nazi forces encroach on his small village in present-day Belarus, teenage Flyora (Aleksei Kravchenko, in one of the screen’s most searing depictions of anguish since Renée Falconetti’s Joan of Arc) eagerly joins the Soviet resistance. Rather than the adventure and glory he envisioned, what he finds is a waking nightmare of unimaginable carnage and cruelty—rendered with a feverish, otherworldly intensity by Klimov’s subjective camerawork and expressionistic sound design. Nearly suppressed by Soviet censors who took eight years to approve its script, Come and See is perhaps the most visceral, impossible-to-forget antiwar film ever made. In Russian with English subtitles

“...one of the most devastating films ever about anything, and in it, the survivors must envy the dead.” Roger Ebert

“There have been many Russian movies on the subject of World War II but none more ferocious than Elem Klimov’s ‘Come and See.’ Seldom if ever have wartime atrocities been depicted so vividly — and with such hallucinated fervor.” J. Hoberman, The New York Times

Showtimes:
Fri: 9pm
Sat: 630pm
Sun: 4pm
Tues & Thur: 730pm

March 6-9, 11

Run This Town

Ricky Tollman / 2020, Canada
103min / digital

Naive, young Toronto newspaper reporter Bram (Ben Platt) finds himself doing desk work instead of breaking hard-hitting stories, until he accidentally finds scandalous information about the city's controversial mayor, Rob Ford (Damian Lewis). Bram attempts to pry information from Ford's aides, Ashley (Nina Dobrev) and Kamal (Mena Massoud), who are trying to cover Ford's tracks and spin the story. Written and directed by Ricky Tollman. Scott Speedman co-stars.

"Tollman manages to pull a muscular dark comedy from all this horrid behaviour." Radheyan Simonpillai, NOW Toronto

Showtimes:
Fri: 7pm
Sat: 430pm & 930pm
Sun: 9pm
Mon & Wed: 7pm & 9pmpm

March 8

Same God

Linda Midgett / 2018, USA
95min / digital

In December 2015, the political rhetoric against Muslims was escalating. Dr. Larycia Hawkins, an African-American political science professor at Wheaton Collegea prestigious evangelical school outside of Chicago wanted to show support for Muslim women. She posted a photo of herself in a hijab on Facebook. I love my Muslim neighbor, she wrote, "because s/he deserves love by virtue of her/his human dignity we worship the Same God." Within days, Wheatons Provost suspended Dr. Hawkins, eventually moving to terminate her tenure. Were the schools actions a move to protect its Christian theological purity, as it insisted? Or was it, as some suggested, the result of racism and Islamophobia? Same God, directed by Wheaton alumna Linda Midgett, follows the journey of Dr. Hawkins while exploring the polarization taking place within the evangelical community over issues of race, Islam, religious freedomand Donald Trump.

"pointedly reveals the flaws in dogmatic Christianity, the cost of speaking truth to power, and the amazing strength of a woman standing by her convictions. Its a tale of David and Goliath, a testament to the power of faith." Rolling Stone

Showtimes:
Sun: 7pm
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March 13-19

Extra Ordinary

Mike Ahern, Enda Loughman / 2020, Ireland-Belgium-Finland-UK
94min / digital

Rose, 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 (Will Forte), 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 a yogurt or something...

“It might just be the best supernatural comedy since What We Do in the Shadows.” FILM SCHOOL REJECTS, Rob Hunter

“A crowd-pleasing ghost comedy with a truly original voice” - BIRTH. MOVIES. DEATH.

Showtimes:
Fri, Tues-Thur: 7pm & 9pm
Sat: 5pm & 7pm
Sun, 5pm, 7pm & 9pm
Mon: 9pm

March 20-April 2 -- TWO WEEKS

The Whistlers

Corneliu Porumboiu / 2020, Romania-France-Germany-Sweden
97min / digital

In Corneliu Porumboiu's (12:08 East of Bucharest, Police Adjective) new film, not everything is as it seems for Cristi (Vlad Ivanov, 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS, AND 2 DAYS), a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda (Catrinel Marlon) on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception. A trip to the Canary Islands to learn a secret whistling language might just be what they need to pull it off. In Romanian & Spanish with English subtitles.

ROMANIA’S OFFICIAL SUBMISSION TO THE 2020 ACADEMY AWARDS® FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

“If the Coen Brothers were Romanian, they might have made The Whistlers, which is a way of explaining why I like it." A. O. Scott, New York Times

“The dirty-cop trope gets an imaginative new workout in this sly and intricate crime drama by the director Corneliu Porumboiu." Richard Brody, The New Yorker

"Arthouse noir that's a cut above the usual." Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter

Showtimes:
TBA

April 3-9

Young Ahmed

Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne / 2019, Belgium
84min / digital

The Dardenne Brothers won this year’s Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for this brave new work, another intimate portrayal-in-furious-motion of a protagonist in crisis. The filmmakers’ radical empathy alights on a Muslim teenager (extraordinary first-time actor Idir Ben Addi) in a small Belgian town who has been radicalized by his Imam despite the desperate protestations of his single mother (Claire Bodson), and who winds up hatching a murderous plot targeting his beloved teacher (Myriem Akheddiou). Taking a serious view of a difficult issue—the effect of fanaticism on the body and soul—the Dardennes here remind viewers why they continue to be at the center of 21st-century cinema. – New York Film Festival. In French and Arabic with English subtitles.

“Belgium’s Dardenne brothers turn out another precisely understated masterpiece… ultimately as humanistic and illuminating as any of their films.” Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com

“The Dardenne brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc are known for their emotional slice-of-Belgian-life dramas, but none of their work can prepare you for gut-punch that is Young Ahmed.” Emily Kubincanek, Film School Rejects

"A wise and sensitive contribution to a timely debate." Dave Calhoun, Time Out

Showtimes:
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