The Garden

Filmnum: 
175819
Type: 

Event

Year: 
2018
Directed by: 
Directed by Sonja Maria Kröner
Rating: 
NR
Run Time: 
97 mins.
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Sun, 9/23

1976, the height of summer. A heat wave. Everybody is sweating. The wasps are even more aggressive than usual. In the midst of it all, a German family who are spending the dog days in their communal garden – just as they always do.

Yet the passing of their overbearing matriarch Sophie reveals fine cracks in the family’s relationships while subtly changing how they interact.

Julie

Filmnum: 
174206
Type: 

Event

Year: 
2018
Directed by: 
Directed by Carrie Cracknell
Run Time: 
95 mins.
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Thu, 9/27
Sat, 10/6

Vanessa Kirby (THE CROWN) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (THE AMEN CORNER) feature in the cast of this new version of August Strinberg’s play MISS JULIE.

Evolution of Organic

Filmnum: 
172957
Type: 

Event

Directed by: 
Directed by Mark Kitchell
Rating: 
NR
Run Time: 
86 mins.

EVOLUTION OF ORGANIC is story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement - a motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters who rejected chemical farming and set out to explore organic alternatives.

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

Filmnum: 
172535
Type: 

Event

Year: 
1971
Directed by: 
Directed by Melvin Van Peebles
Rating: 
R
Run Time: 
97 mins.
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Fri, 9/21

Included in MoMA’s permanent collection and considered to be among the most significant features ever by an African-American filmmaker, SWEET SWEETBACK is a brutal and shocking story of survival and is credited as one of the first blaxploitation films.

The Man Who Fell To Earth

Filmnum: 
172531
Type: 

Event

Year: 
1976
Directed by: 
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Rating: 
R
Run Time: 
140 mins.

Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie) crashes to Earth and immediately registers a series of world-changing patents in an effort to return to his parched planet and dying family. But will the authorities let him go?

Liquid Sky

Filmnum: 
172537
Type: 

Event

Year: 
1982
Directed by: 
Directed by Slava Tsukerman
Rating: 
NR
Run Time: 
112 mins.
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Fri, 9/28

Margaret is a fashion model with dreams of stardom, whose alter ego and rival, Jimmy, abuses and takes advantage of her to satisfy his rampant drug addiction. Unbeknownst to them, tiny, invisible aliens have landed on the roof above the squalor in which they live and begin killing anyone Margaret has sex with to feed on their pleasure-giving neurotransmitters. LIQUID SKY is an underground masterpiece of avant-garde DIY science fiction filmmaking.

Bending the Arc

Filmnum: 
166313
Type: 

Event

Year: 
2017
Directed by: 
Directed by Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos
Rating: 
NR
Run Time: 
102 mins.
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Tue, 9/25

Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, activist Ophelia Dahl, Todd McCormack, and investor Thomas White began a movement in the 1980s that changed global health forever.

95 and 6 to Go

Filmnum: 
165935
Type: 

Event

Directed by: 
Directed by Kimi Takesue
Rating: 
NR
Run Time: 
85 mins.

Shot over six years, this intimate meditation on family and absence expands the vernacular of the “home movie” to consider how history is accumulated in the everyday and how sparks of humor and creativity can animate an ordinary life.

whisper & SHOUT

Filmnum: 
165417
Type: 

Event

Year: 
1988
Directed by: 
Directed by Dieter Schumann
Rating: 
NR
Run Time: 
115 mins.
Language: 
German with subtitles

This documentary surveys the East German rock music scene in the late-1980s, and gives an in-depth look at the last years of East German society and culture. Introduction by Skyler Arndt-Briggs, UMass Amherst. Free screening.