The second film in Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy. As Apu progresses from wide-eyed child to intellectually curious teenager, eventually studying in Kolkata, we witness his academic and moral education, as well as the growing complexity of his relationship with his mother.
Director Anthony Banua-Simon in person. CANE FIRE examines the past and present of the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i, interweaving four generations of family history, numerous Hollywood productions, and troves of found footage to create a kaleidoscopic portrait of the forces that have cast Indigenous and working-class residents as extras in their own story.
Panah Panahi, son and collaborator of embattled filmmaker Jafar Panahi and apprentice to Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami, makes a striking feature debut with this charming, sharp-witted, and deeply moving comic drama. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
Ready for a night of partying, a group of Black and Latino college students must weigh the pros and cons of calling the police when faced with an unusual emergency.
The third and final film in Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy. Apu is now in his early twenties, out of college, and hoping to live as a writer. Alongside his professional ambitions, the film charts his romantic awakening, which occurs as the result of a most unlikely turn of events, and his eventual, fraught fatherhood.
Introduction by Aaron Mair, "Forever Adirondacks" director at the Adirondack Council. This remarkable documentary follows Peter Wohlleben, author of the 2015 bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees, as he travels the world to bring us closer to these astounding living entities. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
Winner of the Directing Award for World Cinema Documentary at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, THE EARTH IS AS BLUE AS AN ORANGE stands not only as a remarkable document of the Russo-Ukrainian War through the lens—literally—of one family's creative process, but as an optimistic testament to the power of art and beauty in the face of destruction.
Director Charlie Shackleton in person. Fragments of hundreds of films from around the world bring together an ensemble cast of actors with one thing in common: each is no longer alive. Together, they contend with a fragile existence lived solely through these traces of their work. THE AFTERLIGHT itself exists as a single 35mm film print. Further eroding every time it screens, the film is a living document of its life in circulation.
With THE MUSIC ROOM, Satyajit Ray brilliantly evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat (the beloved actor Chhabi Biswas) desperately clinging to a fading way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he has hosted lavish concerts over the years—now a shadow of its former vivid self.
Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis and director Philipp Reichenheim in person for a post-screening Q&A. A documentary on one of the most influential bands on the American East Coast, which inspired the rock scene—an emotional, tragically funny, and sometimes noisy roller coaster ride by a dysfunctional family: Dinosaur Jr.
Ukraine’s official selection for the 2021 Academy Awards, Valentyn Vasyanovych’s haunting and suddenly-prescient sci-fi feature envisions a Russian invasion of his country, and its aftermath. Tom Roberts, Assistant Professor of Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at Smith College, joins us for a post-screening discussion.
Opening Friday, June 3. Showtimes and tickets coming soon. A deep dive into the not-so-distant future, in which humankind is learning to adapt to its synthetic surroundings. This evolution moves humans beyond their natural state and into a metamorphosis, which alters their biological makeup. Directed by David Cronenberg and starring Léa Seydoux, Viggo Mortensen, and Kristen Stewart.
When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new shows for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called Videodrome. As he struggles to unearth the origins of the program, he embarks on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games, and bodily transformation.
The supernova star power of Hong Kong cinema icons Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh, and Anita Mui propels this gloriously unrestrained action extravaganza from genre maestro Johnnie To, which injects its martial-arts mayhem with a blast of comic-book lunacy. New 4K restoration.
In a faraway future, on a wild and untamed planet, a lonely teenager named Roxy unknowingly releases a mystical, dangerous, and sensual assassin from her prison. Roxy and her mother Zora are held accountable, banished from their community, and forced to track down the murderer named Kate Bush. Haunted by the spirits of her murdered friends, Roxy sets out on a long and strange journey across the supranatural territories of this filthy paradise.
Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge. Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play.