In 1968 America, as two men fight to become the next president, all eyes are on the battle between two others: the cunningly conservative William F. Buckley Jr., and the unruly liberal Gore Vidal.
One of the best trans films you’ve likely never heard of, Antonio Giménez-Rico’s landmark 1983 documentary DRESSED IN BLUE explores the lives and loves of a group of six transgender women living in Madrid in the years following Spain’s transition to democracy. But more than that, it’s a loving portrait of a culture finally emerging from the shadows after being hidden for far too long.
World premiere of the 4K restoration by the DEFA Foundation in Berlin, Germany! A cinematic homage to the son of a former slave, the African American singer, actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson (1898–1976). Introduction by Evan Torner, University of Cincinnati.
A white couple living in East Germany in the 1960s tells their Black child that her skin color is purely by chance and has no meaning. This is what the girl believes, until, as a teenager, she accidentally discovers the truth: Lucien, her dad, was a student from Togo and her married mother had an affair with him. Introduction by Priscilla Layne, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
David Tennant (Doctor Who) makes a much-anticipated return to the West End in a blistering reimagining of one of Britain’s most powerful, political plays.
Opening 6/16. In Georgia Oakley’s stunning directorial debut BLUE JEAN, it’s 1988 England and Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government is about to pass a law stigmatizing gays and lesbians, forcing Jean (Rosy McEwen, in a powerhouse performance), a gym teacher, to live a double life. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
Opening 6/16. Set during the early days of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, CHILE ‘76 builds from quiet character study to gripping suspense thriller as it explores one woman’s precarious flirtation with political engagement. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
Director Wes Anderson takes a left turn into stop-motion animation with this adaptation of the Roald Dahl children's book, and the result is an instant classic.
A working-class African-American father raises his family in 1950s Pittsburgh, while coming to terms with the events of his life. Denzel Washington directs and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson’s play, which also features Viola Davis (in an Oscar-winning performance) and Stephen McKinley Henderson.
Opening 6/22. Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York for one fateful week as they confront notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life, in this heartrending modern romance.
Opening 6/22. Tickets on sale now! In the new film from Wes Anderson, world-changing events spectacularly disrupt the itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention in an American desert town circa 1955.
In this hypnotically cinematic love letter flowing through time and generations, director Chloe Abrahams probes raw questions her mother and grandmother have long brushed aside, tenderly untangling painful knots in her family’s unspoken past.
This coming-of-age psychodrama tells the true story of the kidnapping of scholar and activist Jan Philipp Reemtsma, told from the point of view of his 13-year-old son, Johann.
When a rogue priest discovers the exact date The Antichrist will be born, he enlists a Death Metal record store clerk and a cheesy TV psychic to prevent the Apocalypse by summoning Satan himself.
Nominated for 10 Oscars, GIANT stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and, in his final performance, James Dean—a sweeping saga of jealousy, racism, and the clash of cultures set in the vast Texas oilfields.
Tom Reney, host of NEPM's Jazz à la Mode, joins us as a special guest. In 1969, Thelonious Monk appeared on French TV to perform and answer questions in an intimate setting. This documentary revisits the rare footage, reveling in Monk’s incredible music while unpacking the interviewer’s seemingly trivializing questions.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ MOANA is about an adventurous teenager who, with help from demigod Maui (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and save her people. This version of the 2016 smash hit features on-screen lyrics, and audiences are encouraged to sing along with their favorite songs.
Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, FLEABAG is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Don't miss the one-woman show that inspired the BBC's hit TV series.
Bob Cilman, founder and director of Young@Heart, joins us as a special guest. Join the “world’s oldest rock group“ as they celebrate their 40th anniversary live on stage, performing Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and more. Filmed live in Northampton, MA in 2022.
Based on Peter Benchley's best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg's 1975 shark saga set the standard for the New Hollywood popcorn blockbuster while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water.
This new feature-length concert documentary presents musical icon Carole King’s triumphant May 26, 1973 homecoming concert on The Great Lawn of New York City’s Central Park before an estimated audience of 100,000.
Cultures and families clash in Mira Nair’s exuberant MONSOON WEDDING, a mix of comedy and chaotic melodrama concerning the preparations for the arranged marriage of a modern upper-middle-class Indian family’s only daughter.
London design duo Hipgnosis created some of the most iconic album covers in rock history—The Dark Side of the Moon, Houses of the Holy, Band on the Run, and more. This doc immerses us in the audacious visual concepts that were their signature.
In John Carpenter's 1987 supernatural horror, Donald Pleasance (HALLOWEEN) stars as a Catholic priest who joins forces with quantum physicist Victor Wong (BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA) to prevent the arrival of a Satanic “Anti-God.”
In Francis Ford Coppola's surreal Vietnam epic, Captain Benjamin Willard (Martin Sheen) is assigned to track down and kill Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has and set up his own fiefdom in the jungle.
This beloved ‘90s biopic stars Jennifer Lopez as Selena, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome.
After a fateful meeting with a big-time talent agent, Kermit the Frog heads for Hollywood dreaming of showbiz. Along the way, Fozzie Bear, the Great Gonzo, and the dazzling Miss Piggy join him in hopes of becoming film stars, too.
Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a dream-like spirit world where she is put to work in a bathhouse for the gods. Here she encounters a vast menagerie of impossibly inventive characters and must find the inner strength to outsmart her captors and return to her family.
Reggae and dancehall provide the soundtrack to this film essay on race and civil disorder in 1980s Britain, documenting the lives of Black residents of London and Birmingham. Dub icon Jah Shaka appears in an unforgettable sequence.
Post-film Q&A with director Ido Mizrahy and astronaut and film subject Catherine “Cady” Coleman. Social isolation affects millions of people—even Mars-bound astronauts. This documentary, an official selection of Sundance 2023, follows a NASA psychologist tasked with protecting these daring explorers.
This musical love story follows an enchanted muse (Olivia Newton-John) sent from heaven to help a struggling artist open a roller disco.
Pablo Yglesias, Latin music scholar, joins us as a special guest. SANTOS: SKIN TO SKIN is a film portrait of community activist and seven-time Grammy nominee John Santos, a “keeper of the Afro- Caribbean flame.”
Academy Award winner Paul Newman stars with George Kennedy in this story of a man who will not surrender to authority—even at the cost of his life. New 4K restoration!
Steve Waksman, Professor of Music and American Studies at Smith College, joins us as a special guest. When a young concert promoter launches a Toronto festival in 1969 featuring artists like The Doors and Chuck Berry, unimaginable events manifest the 11th-hour arrival of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung star in the visually extravagant IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, a masterful evocation of romantic longing and fleeting moments.
YO NO SOY GUAPO (translated to “I Am Not a Thug”) is a heartfelt and authentic portrait of the sonidero culture of Mexico City, a tradition of loud, DIY street parties that stretches back to the 1950s and remains vibrant today.
A box office bomb when it opened in 1982, THE THING is now regarded as one of horror master John Carpenter's finest films, with incredible practical effects work by Rob Bottin and a score by Ennio Morricone. New 4K restoration!
32 SOUNDS is an immersive feature documentary and profound sensory experience from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green (THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND) featuring original music by JD Samson (Le Tigre, MEN).
LAST THINGS is an experimental 16mm film that examines evolution and extinction from the point of view of rocks and various future others. The geo-biosphere is introduced as a place of evolutionary possibility, where humans disappear but life endures.