In the year 2027, eighteen years since the last baby was born, disillusioned Theo (Clive Owen) becomes an unlikely champion of the human race when he is asked to escort a young pregnant woman out of the country as quickly as possible. A Science On Screen presentation!
The second of two delightful shorts programs, hand-picked from the 2015 New York International Children's Film Festival, aiming to create a more dynamic film culture for kids and teens. Recommended for ages 9 and up.
Extremely shy Lars (Ryan Gosling) finds it impossible to make friends or socialize. His brother and sister-in-law worry about him, so when he announces that he has a girlfriend he met on the Internet, they are overjoyed. But Lars' new lady is a life-size plastic woman.
Director Josie Rourke tackles Christopher Hampton's stage adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos’ 1782 novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France. Starring Elaine Cassidy (The Others), Janet McTeer (The White Queen) and Dominic West (The Wire).
Rosaria Parondi (Katina Paxinou) and her five sons search for a better life, leaving their home in southern Italy for northern Milan. But, as they inch up the social ladder, family bonds are ruthlessly shredded, as the love of Alain Delon's saintly Rocco for prostitute Madia (Annie Girardot) drives brutish brother Simone to crime. A new 4K restoration!
In a remote mountain monastery, an old Zen master, his conflicted young apprentice, and an orphaned boy live a life of quiet contemplation. The old master, nearing his end, wishes to make the ceremony of his death his final lesson to his apprentice, who is struggling to come to terms with the worldly life he left behind.
A disillusioned veteran of the Vietnam War attempts to come to terms with his past and his current place as a black man in America in director Haile Gerima's ASHES AND EMBERS. Filmmaker Haile Gerima in person!
Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The young boy’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity as his small world expands.
In an effort to expose “what people try to avoid seeing,” Lionel Rogosin travelled to South Africa and secretly filmed COME BACK, AFRICA, which revealed the cruelty and injustice suffered by black and colored peoples under apartheid.
Florence, Arizona is home to 8,500 civilians and 17,000 inmates spread over nine prisons. Through an unconventional lens, this documentary weaves together the stories of four key residents of Florence, whose lives have all been shadowed in some way by the surrounding prison industrial complex. Director Andrea B. Scott in person!
The late Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman crafts a moving portrait of her relationship with her mother, an Auschwitz survivor whose harrowing past and chronic anxiety greatly shaped her daughter’s art.
SEPIDEH follows an Iranian teenage girl living in a small town 400 miles south of Tehran. Obsessed with astronomy, she becomes an active member of a local astronomy club led by her physics teacher. But her real passion is to become an astronaut, following in the footsteps of her idol, Persian-American astronaut, Anousheh Ansari.
In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
Grigorovich's Spartacus was created at the Bolshoi in 1968 and has since remained the Russian company’s signature ballet. This most spectacular production is an epic tour de force, giving full expression to the virility and strengh for which the Bolshoi’s male dancers are renowned.
17-year-old Claressa 'T-Rex' Shields from Flint, Michigan dreams of being the first woman in history to win a gold medal in Olympic boxing. But in order for her to succeed, she'll need to stand her ground both inside and outside the ring.
The Beatles’ Revolver is a groundbreaking album that routinely tops “Best Album” lists. In “Tomorrow Never Knows: Deconstructing The Beatles’ Revolver,” composer/producer and Beatles expert Scott Freiman takes music fans young and old on a journey through this remarkable album.
Within a dense forest there lingers a sense of sinister foreboding. For generations of Slavic peoples, this fear manifested itself in the form of the mythical witch Baba Yaga. This fairy tale is intertwined with an anthropological exploration of modern day, post-conflict Eastern Europe. Filmmaker Jessica Oreck in person!
With an intergalactic cast of thousands, Koji Masunari’s colorfully explosive debut feature sets a new high for visual spectacle and sheer inventiveness of character design – in what has to be one of the most gleefully surreal depictions of alien life forms ever portrayed in cinema.
WHERE TO INVADE NEXT is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which filmmaker Michael Moore, playing the role of “invader,” visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects.