CINÉ VIRTUAL CINEMA


Note for those who prefer to view on television screens:

Our virtual cinema options are provided by several different companies. Not all of them are compatible with Roku and similar devices. While Eventive, Kino Marquee, and ROW8 are examples of companies that have Roku apps for TV streaming, others (VHX is a common example) may require running an HDMI cable between the streaming computer and your TV. Details appear below the poster image for each film.


STRAY

1h 12min | Documentary | 2020 | USA

Directed by Elizabeth Lo

Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life — and their own canine culture. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on solitary adventures through the city at night; Nazar, nurturing and protective, easily befriends the humans around her; while Kartal, a shy puppy living on the outskirts of a construction site, finds refuge with the security guards who care for her. The disparate lives of Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians who share the streets with them. Whether they lead us into bustling streets or decrepit ruins, the gaze of these strays act as windows into the overlooked corners of society: women in loveless marriages, protesters without arms, refugees without sanctuary. The film is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing.

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Eventive: Customers who wish to cast the film to their TVs or require assistance should be directed to this page for Eventive's FAQ and live chat support: https://watch.eventive.org/help


F.T.A.

R | 1h 37min | Documentary, Comedy, Music | 1972 | USA

Directed by Francine Parker
Starring Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland

In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland toured an anti-war comedy show across Southeast Asia. Despite being highly controversial, it was a huge success among stationed soldiers. Out of circulation and difficult to see for decades, F.T.A. has now been fully restored by IndieCollect in 4K.

Introduction by Jane Fonda

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KEEP AN EYE OUT

1h 13min | Comedy | 2018 | France, Belgium

Directed by Quentin Dupieux
Starring Benoît Poelvoorde, Grégoire Ludig

Cult director Quentin Dupieux (Mandibles, Deerskin, Rubber) returns with a retro seventies whodunit comedy set during an all-nighter at a police station. You have never seen this kind of Garde à Vue…

Louis (Grégoire Ludig) just found the corpse of a man in front of his apartment building. Taken in for custody by Captain Buron (Benoit Poelvoorde), he finds himself on the wrong end of a surreal interrogation. But how can you prove you are innocent when the cops are crazy?

“Equal parts Michel Gondry, Tex Avery and the Coen brothers. A fun exercise in genre-bending...well-orchestrated and amusing to watch.”-- Hollywood Reporter

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Eventive: Customers who wish to cast the film to their TVs or require assistance should be directed to this page for Eventive's FAQ and live chat support: https://watch.eventive.org/help


DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER

1h 26min | Comedy | 2019 | UK

Directed by Simon Bird
Starring Monica Dolan, Earl Cave, Rob Brydon

The Inbetweeners star Simon Bird's directorial debut is a funny, charming and wince-inducingly accurate adaptation of Joff Winterhart's graphic novel, with a soundtrack by Belle & Sebastian. Days of the Bagnold Summer (2019) sweetly draws you into the wobbly relationship between well-intentioned single librarian Sue Bagnold and her black-clad teenage son Daniel, who'd rather listen to Metallica than his mother. Daniel was meant to spend the summer in Florida visiting his dad, but is now stuck with Mum following the trip's cancellation. The film boasts supporting turns by Rob Brydon and Alice Lowe, but belongs to its two leads. Long-suffering Sue is sympathetically portrayed by Monica Dolan, with Earl Cave's Daniel a suitably lank-haired, pale-skinned picture of adolescent metal-head angst. Written by London Film Festival

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Eventive: Customers who wish to cast the film to their TVs or require assistance should be directed to this page for Eventive's FAQ and live chat support: https://watch.eventive.org/help


TWILIGHT'S KISS

1h 32min | Drama | 2019 | Hong Kong

Directed by Ray Yeung
Starring Tai-Bo, Ben Yuen

TWILIGHT'S KISS (SUK SUK) is a quiet portrayal of a gay relationship between two men in their twilight years. PAK, 70, a married taxi driver who refuses to retire meets HOI 65, a retired single father. Although both are secretly gay, they are proud of the families they have created through hard work and hardship over the years. HOI is a member of the Mature Tongzhi Society, a social group, which caters for gay men who are over 60. The group is planning to attend a public forum to request the government to create senior citizen homes dedicated exclusively for gay people. However, due to the fact that most men in the group are in the closet, there is no one who is willing to voice their opinions in the public forum. HOI supports the notion of a gay senior citizen home and considers speaking in the public forum. However when HOI begins to wonder whether his son WAN suspect he is gay, his attitude shifts. As PAK and HOI fall in love they contemplate a possible future together. SUK SUK studies the subtle day-to-day moments of the two men as they struggle between conventional morals and their personal desires.

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Eventive: Customers who wish to cast the film to their TVs or require assistance should be directed to this page for Eventive's FAQ and live chat support: https://watch.eventive.org/help


DEMONLOVER

R | 2h 2min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 2002 | France

Directed by Olivier Assayas
Starring Connie Nielsen, Gina Gershon, Chloë Sevigny

“No one sees anything. Ever. They watch, but they don’t understand.” So observes Connie Nielsen in Olivier Assayas’s hallucinatory, globe-spanning Demonlover, a postmodern neonoir thriller and media critique in which nothing—not even the film itself—is what it appears to be. Nielsen plays Diane de Monx, a Volf Corporation executive turned spy for rival Mangatronics in the companies’ battle over the lucrative market of Internet adult animation. But Diane may not be the only player at Volf with a hidden agenda: both romantic interest Hervé (Charles Berling) and office enemy Elise (Chloë Sevigny) seem to know her secret and can easily use it against her for their own purposes. As the stakes grow higher and Diane ventures into deadlier territory, Assayas explores the connections between multinational businesses and extreme underground media as well as the many ways 21st-century reality increasingly resembles violent, disorienting fiction.

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Eventive: Customers who wish to cast the film to their TVs or require assistance should be directed to this page for Eventive's FAQ and live chat support: https://watch.eventive.org/help


17 BLOCKS

1h 36min | Documentary | 2019

Directed by Davy Rothbart

In 1999, nine-year-old EMMANUEL SANFORD-DURANT and his Washington, D.C. family began to film their daily lives in America's most dangerous neighborhood — just 17 blocks behind the U.S. Capitol building. They've been filming ever since.

Made in a unique collaboration with filmmaker and journalist DAVY ROTHBART, the film focuses on four generations of the Sanford Family, including EMMANUEL, a promising student, his brother SMURF, a local drug dealer, his sister DENICE, an aspiring cop, and his mother CHERYL, who must conquer her own demons for her family to prosper.

Spanning two decades, 17 BLOCKS illuminates a nation's ongoing crisis through one family's raw, stirring, and deeply personal saga.

(In addition to the feature, there will be a pre-recorded Q&A with director Davy Rothbart available to watch for free for all ticket buyers.)

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Eventive: Customers who wish to cast the film to their TVs or require assistance should be directed to this page for Eventive's FAQ and live chat support: https://watch.eventive.org/help


SIN (IL PECCATO)

2h 14min | Biography, Drama, History | 2019

Directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy
Starring Yuliya Vysotskaya, Orso Maria Guerrini, Adriano Chiaramida

Florence, early XVI century. Although widely considered a genius by his contemporaries, Michelangelo Buonarroti (Alberto Testone) is reduced to poverty and depleted by his struggle to finish the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. When his commissioner and head of the Della Rovere nobility Pope Julius II dies, Michelangelo becomes obsessed with sourcing the finest marble to complete his tomb. The artist's loyalty is tested when Leo X, of the rival Medici family, ascends to the papacy and charges him with a lucrative new commission - the façade of the San Lorenzo basilica. Forced to lie to maintain favour with both families, Michelangelo is progressively tormented by suspicion and hallucinations, leading him to ruthlessly examine his own moral and artistic failings. Written and directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, IL PECCATO (SIN) is a gripping reflection on the agony and ecstasy of individual greatness, and the profound humanity behind the legend of the Renaissance.

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Film Movement Plus: Yes, compatible with Roku and similar devices. Visit their support page for details.


TEST PATTERN

1h 22min | Drama, Thriller | 2019

Directed by Shatara Michelle Ford
Starring Brittany S. Hall, Will Brill, Gail Bean

(Tune in Monday, February 22 at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT for a live Q&A with writer/director Shatara Michelle Ford and actors Brittany S. Hall and Will Brill moderated by Ira Madison III and hosted by the Coolidge Corner Theater. A previous Q&A between Shantara Michelle Ford and James Gray is already available here.)

Part psychological horror, part realist drama, this exhilarating debut feature from Shatara Michelle Ford is set against the backdrop of national discussions around inequitable health care and policing, the #metoo movement, and race in America. TEST PATTERN follows an interracial couple whose relationship is put to the test after a Black woman is sexually assaulted and her white boyfriend drives her from hospital to hospital in search of a rape kit. Their story reveals the systemic injustices and social conditioning women face when navigating sex and consent within the American patriarchy. Winner of top prizes at the BlackStar and New Orleans Film Festivals, this gripping social thriller offers a unique exploration of institutional racism and sexism from a Black female point of view.

Listen to Andrew Shearer's Podcast interview with "Test Pattern" writer-director Shatara Michelle Ford here. Please note that the interview contains adult language.

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LEONA

1h 34min | Drama | 2018

Directed by Isaac Cherem
Starring Naian González Norvind

LEONA tells the story of a young Jewish woman from Mexico City who finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love, with a non-Jewish man. He allows her to discover the world outside the bubble of her community, leading to an important transition in her adult life.

The film is anchored by a stand out performance from award winning actress Naian González Norvind. It also gives us a peek into the somewhat reclusive society of Mexican Jews.

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MARY LOU WILLIAMS: THE LADY WHO SWINGS THE BAND

1h 10min | Documentary | 2015

Directed by Carol Bash

She was ahead of her time, a genius. During an era when Jazz was the nation's popular music, Mary Lou Williams was one of its greatest innovators. As both a pianist and composer, she was a font of daring and creativity who helped shape the sound of 20th century America. And like the dynamic, turbulent nation in which she lived, Williams seemed to redefine herself with every passing decade.

From child prodigy to "Boogie-Woogie Queen" to groundbreaking composer to mentoring some of the greatest musicians of all time, Mary Lou Williams never ceased to astound those who heard her play. But away from the piano, Williams was a woman in a "man's world," a black person in a "whites only" society, an ambitious artist who dared to be different, and who struggled against the imperatives of being a "star." Above all, she did not fit the (still) prevailing notions of where genius comes from or what it looks like. Time and again, she pushed back against a world that said, "You can't" and said, "I can." It nearly cost her everything.

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Eventive: Customers who wish to cast the film to their TVs or require assistance should be directed to this page for Eventive's FAQ and live chat support: https://watch.eventive.org/help


FOOD CLUB

1h 38min | Comedy, Drama | 2020

Directed by Barbara Topsøe-Rothenborg
Starring Karoline Hamm, Stina Ekblad, Kirsten Olesen

Marie recently found herself abandoned on Christmas Eve by her husband and has been falling apart ever since. Berling has been the eternal “bacherlorette” who outwardly denies her age and lives the sweet life, all seems perfect until we find out about her complicated relationship with her daughter. Vanja is still living in the past and has never been able to move on from her late husband. The three life long girlfriends decides to travel to Italy together to attend a cooking course in Puglia and here they each find the opportunity to redefine themselves and acknowledge that the most important thing in life is their friendship and that it’s never too late to live a more fulfilling life.

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VHX: This title is not compatible with Roku or similar devices.


CINÉ CARTOON CLASS

Class is in session! Learn and laugh with some cartoon classics along with CINÉ's very own host!

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