RBG

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Academy Award Nominee – Best Documentary Feature, Best Original Song

The passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is momentous. In tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and unparalleled legacy upholding justice, Magnolia Pictures is proud to offer RBG for Virtual Cinema ($6.99 to own). Magnolia will be donating its net proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation in support of their Women’s Rights Project, which was co-founded by Ginsburg in 1972. While we’re all mourning the loss of an American hero, we hope that viewers will be re-introduced to her work, and take her passion and courage back out into the world.During her life, she developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon (the notorious RBG) – racking up victories for gender equality since the early 1970s and writing brilliant dissenting opinions on important issues. 
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Rififi

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We’re happy to bring you this French noir classic, with a fresh new print that highlights the beautiful black and white cinematography from Philippe Agostini.

Tony Le Stéphanois (Jean Servais), back from prison after taking a rap for Jo le Suédois (Carl Möhner), is ready to settle a few scores and mastermind a brilliant jewel heist. A worldwide smash hit, Rififi earned director Jules Dassin the Best Director prize at Cannes and set the standard for screen robberies for decades to come. (via Rialto)

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“No matter how many heists you’ve seen, how many gangs you’ve watched fall apart or how many aging crooks you’ve seen walk up a mean street to a violent destiny, Rififi never loses its ruthless grace and force.”

Michael Wilmington

Chicago Tribune

“It becomes as savage as ”Reservoir Dogs,” ”The Killing,” or any of the other dozens of films over which it still casts a shadow.”

Owen Gleiberman

Entertainment Weekly

 

France / 1955 / Directed by Jules Dassin / Unrated / 118 mins

 

Out Stealing Horses

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Adapted from the bestselling novel by Norwegian author Per Petterson, OUT STEALING HORSES stars Stellan Skarsgård as a grieving widower whose encounter with an old acquaintance from his youth causes him to recollect his own coming of age in 1948. Confronting feelings of guilt from events long ago, he summons wisdom from the past to help him deal with the grief of the present. The Norwegian entry for best international entry at this year’s Oscars, the film combines first rate performances with the alluring backdrop of the harsh Norwegian countryside.

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“An ambitious film that examines memory and consciousness through the perspective of an older man who’s determined to escape from memory and to constrict his lived experience.” – Glenn Kenny

The New York Times

 

Norway / 2019 / Directed by Hans Petter Moland / Unrated / 2hrs 2 mins

Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

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Werner Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with the late author Bruce Chatwin, a kindred spirit whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe. Herzog’s deeply personal portrait of Chatwin, illustrated with archival discoveries, film clips, and a mound of “brontosaurus skin,” encompasses their shared interest in aboriginal cultures, ancient rituals, and the mysteries stitching together life on earth. (via Music Box)

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“To elaborate as Chatwin did, Herzog implies, is a legitimate response to places that can’t help but exert a strong pull on the imagination. And of course, the truth-and-a-half principle figures heavily in Herzog’s own art — of which this film is a particularly outstanding example.” – Glenn Kenny

The New York Times

 

USA / 2019 / Directed by Werner Herzog / Unrated / 1hr 25 mins

Rebuilding Paradise

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On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, a spark from a transmission line in Northern California, coupled with climate-impacted conditions aka global warming’s aftershocks, quickly grew into a devastating firestorm that engulfed the picturesque city of Paradise, California. By the time what became known as the Camp Fire was extinguished, it had killed 85 people, displaced 50,000 residents and destroyed 95% of local structures. It was the deadliest U.S. fire in 100 years — and the worst ever in California’s history. From the moment the crisis began, Oscar-winning director RON HOWARD led a filmmaking team to the city and would go on to spend a year with Paradise residents, documenting their efforts to recover what was lost. 

As residents faced the damage to their lives, to their homes and to more than 150,000 acres in and around their 141-year-old town, they did something amazing: They worked together to heal. The community members went on to forge a bond stronger than what they had before the catastrophe, even as their hope and spirit were challenged by continued adversity: relocations, financial crises, government hurdles, water poisoning, grief and PTSD. 

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The Camp Fire and its overwhelming aftermath became a de facto lesson in what we all must do: protect our environment, help our neighbors, plan for future dangers and remember to preserve the traditions that unite us — just as these resilient citizens did when they began the important task of Rebuilding Paradise

US/2020/dir by Ron Howard/ 95 mins.

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John Lewis: Good Trouble

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Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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Based on the international bestseller by rock-star economist Thomas Piketty (which sold over three million copies worldwide and landed Piketty on Time’s list of most influential people), this captivating documentary is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power, a film that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, and shines a new light on today’s growing inequalities. Traveling through time, the film assembles accessible pop-culture references coupled with interviews of some of the world’s most influential experts delivering an insightful and empowering journey through the past and into our future. In English and French with English subtitles. (via Kino Lorber)

“Always legible, sometimes reductive, but never condescending, Pemberton’s film offsets a lack of complexity with an abundance of clarity.” – David Ehrlich, IndieWire

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New Zealand / 2020 / Directed by Justin Pemberton / 103 mins.

Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint

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Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world, produced colorful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting. The subject of a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, af Klint was for years an all-but-forgotten figure in art historical discourse. Director Halina Dryschka’s dazzling, course correcting documentary describes not only the life and craft of af Klint, but also the ways in which the patriarchal art world pushed her into obscurity. BEYOND THE VISIBLE is available now as a virtual cinema offering from Kino Marquee. 

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The Booksellers

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A beguiling new documentary offering a tour of New York City through the lens of the passionate and often eccentric individuals who love, collect and sell vintage and antique books. Upstate Films is bringing you The Booksellers as a virtual cinema offering in partnership with Greenwich Films. Tickets are $9.99, and half the gross proceeds will come back to support Upstate Films.

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A White, White Day

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In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief (a chilling Ingvar Sigurdsson, who received Cannes’ Critics’ Week award for Best Actor for his performance) begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife, who died in a tragic accident two years earlier. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth takes over his life and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones. Combining classic thriller tropes with a distinctly Nordic arthouse sensibility, the second feature from Hlynur Palmason “engages in storytelling that’s both powerful and fresh throughout, marking him as a talent to watch” – Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter. (Film Movement)


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A WHITE, WHITE DAY is available from Film Movement, through the Film Movement Plus platform. Tickets are $12 per household, and you’ll have 72 hours to watch the movie after you purchase your ticket. When you make the purchase, you will receive an email from Film Movement with instructions on how to watch. You can watch on your browser, or stream with the Film Movement Plus App, which is available on most every common digital device (Apple, Roku, Amazon, Android…).

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