CINÉ VIRTUAL CINEMA

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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.

STRIKE A POSE

1h 23min | Documentary, Music | 2016 | Netherlands, Belgium

Directed by Ester Gould, Reijer Zwaan

In 1990, seven young male dancers - 6 gay,1 straight - joined Madonna on her most controversial tour. On stage and in the iconic film Truth or Dare, they showed the world how to express yourself. Now, 25 years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after the tour, when they were ambassadors to the world on behalf of the LGBT community during the height of the AIDS epidemic. STRIKE A POSE is a dramatic tale about overcoming shame and finding the courage to be who you are.

EDGE OF THE WORLD

1h 44min | Adventure, Drama| 2021 | USA, UK, China, Malaysia

Directed by Michael Haussman
Starring Jonathan Rhys Myers, Josie Ho, Dominic Monaghan

The true story of British adventurer Sir James Brooke, who fought pirates, slavers and headhunters to rule a jungle kingdom larger than England in 1840's Borneo.

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WET SEASON

1h 43min | Drama | 2019 | Singapore, Taiwan

Directed by Anthony Chen
Starring Jia Ler Koh, Christopher Ming-Shun Lee, Shi Bin Yang

It’s monsoon season in Singapore and the city is pouring with rain.

WET SEASON follows the plight of Ling, a Chinese language teacher, whose marriage and school life are fraying apart because she is unable to bear a child. But an unlikely friendship with a student helps her reaffirm her identity as a woman. A film by Anthony Chen (Ilo Ilo)

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VERTICAL LIFE FILM TOUR

The Vertical Life Film Tour is an all new climbing film tour originated in Australia. The tour has been created and conceived by the team behind Vertical Life Magazine to celebrate the relaunch of the Magazine following COVID-19 hibernation and will make its North American debut in 2021.

This year’s film tour includes 3 original films that celebrate the vertical life!

Out of the Blue

A mysterious character engages a combination of street artists and mountain alpinists for an unthinkable project located in the Oberland summits of Switzerland. Maja and Sebastian, talented Bernese acrobats ponder whether to embark on this extraordinary vertical odyssey.

OUT OF THE BLUE is an original independent film not previously released. It combines climbing, slack lining and circus arts in a truly unique and visually stunning film that captures the very essence of “vertical life”.

The film has an original score by rising talent Josue Vergara.

Runtime: 43 mins
Director & Producer: Montaz-Rosset Studio
Cast: Maja Walter, Sebastien Hope, Bernhard Witz, Adrian Zurbrugg, Cor Vinke, Mad & Pow, Simona Hronoa, Alexis & Olivia, Mia, Anna, Joli & Chris.

A Thousand Ways to Kiss the Ground

Thousand Ways To Kiss The Ground is an exploration into grief and its expression through the stories of individuals who have experienced loss or trauma due to climbing or alpinism. Made in collaboration with the Climbing Grief Fund, this artful compilation of interviews highlights how there is no singular or correct way to grieve. Indeed this topic is complex, vulnerable, confusing, non-linear, and absolutely imperative to the health of all of our communities. The process of openly grieving, both alone as well as in community, is an art nearly lost in our culture. In A Thousand Ways To Kiss The Ground, climbers discuss how they are learning to integrate grief into their daily lives and in effect, change the community’s collective narrative surrounding this topic. A Thousand Ways To Kiss The Ground investigates the paradoxes of grief and the grieving process while mirroring this complexity back to viewers as a starting point to destigmatize and normalize the conversation surrounding grief for climbers and non-climbers alike.

"Let the beauty we love, be what we do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again." -13th Century Poet Rumi

Runtime: 22 mins
Director & Producer: Henna Taylor
Cast: Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Brette Harrington, Lynn Hill, Jesse Huey, Jordan Roskelley, Angela Vanwiermeersch, Kitty Calhoun, Chris Kalous, Matt Segal, Jim Thomsen, Sky Yardeni, Guilia Luebben, Silvia Luebben, Kestrel Hansen-Neathawk, Chelsea Rude, Sam Elias.

Valhalla

The film follows a climbing party that attempts a route of the same name. It is a remarkable film carefully crafting the story of a father and son climbing team that weaves its way across the longest and hardest roof to date in an exotic location in Getu, China.

The key climber is Edu Marin. Edu was raised in a climbing family with his father, Francisco, who has passed on his skills and interests to his son. This is the beginning of the journey with a clever narration mixed with cuts from the metamorphosis of Edu from a world-class plastic puller to a wild range rock climber. The narration and stunning vision assist the audience to understand this transformation as well as this unique climbing partnership. The son values his father not just as a climbing companion or a belayer, he wants to share the rope with him as his mentor and friend. It is delightful to witness visual stories that go beyond the send to examine and observe the powerful relationships that climbing can create as well as transform. The apex of this occurs on their expedition to China with their attempt to equip and complete a 380-meter roof across a remarkable arch from one side to the other. For folks who put up routes, the gear they acquire to accomplish the task is enough to have you frothing alone. My imagination was stretched and breached as I watched Edu and Francisco take on the climb of their lives as well as the accompanying drama that such a goal brings upon those crazy enough to try.

VALHALLA is visually stunning, the story has heart and shares the depth of a special climbing partnership confronting a savage and unrelenting landscape. The film is full of epic climbing and is a tribute to those who were tasked with tying these diverse subjects together.

Runtime: 53 mins
Directors: David López “Campe”, Esteban Lahoz, Karel Downsbrough and Sergi Latorre
Produce: Edu Marin
Cast: Edu Marín, Francisco “Novato” Marín and Álex Marín

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Provider: Adventure Plus

BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ

3h 3min | Drama | 2020 | Germany, Netherlands, France, Canada

Directed by Burhan Qurbani
Starring Welket Bungué, Albrecht Schuch, Jella Haase

"Burhan Qurbani's Berlin Alexanderplatz breathes fresh air into the classic tale with his diverse, topically relevant remake."
— Redmond Bacon, Cultured Vulture

"Deep-cut dash of contemporary topicality... unimpeachable craft and performances."
— Jessica Kiang, Variety

By reimagining the main character as an African immigrant struggling to make a new life for himself in the big city, director-co-writer Burhan Qurbani created an audacious, neon-lit reinterpretation of Alfred Döblin's 1929 novel. After surviving his perilous journey, Francis vows to be a good man, but he soon realizes how difficult it is to be righteous while undocumented in Germany. When he receives an enticing offer for easy money from the psychopathic gangster Reinhold, Francis initially resists temptation, but eventually, he is sucked into Berlin's underworld and his life spirals out of control.

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THE COUNTY

1h 32min | Comedy, Drama | 2019 | Iceland, Denmark, Germany, France

Directed by Grímur Hákonarson
Starring Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann

Set in a small Icelandic farming community, The County tells the story of Inga, a middle-aged dairy farmer who rebels against the all-powerful local Cooperative. Inga tries to get other farmers to join her in rising up against the Co-op’s corruption, but encounters great resistance, forcing her to confront the community’s dependence and loyalty to this single, dominant enterprise. Inga must use her resourcefulness and cunning to break free of the Co-op’s grasp and finally live life on her own terms.

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HIGH GROUND

1h 44min | Action, Adventure, Drama | 2020 | Australia

Directed by Stephen Johnson
Starring Simon Baker, Jacob Junior Nayinggul, Jack Thompson

Gutjuk teams up with ex-sniper Travis to track down the most dangerous warrior in the Territory, who is also his uncle. As Travis and Gutjuk journey through the outback they begin to earn each other’s trust, but when the truths of Travis’ past actions are suddenly revealed, it is he who becomes the hunted.

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ABOUT ENDLESSNESS

1h 18min | Drama, Fantasy | 2019 | Sweden, Germany, Norway, France

Directed by Roy Andersson
Starring Bengt Bergius, Anja Broms, Marie Burman

A reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendor and banality.

We wander, dreamlike, gently guided by our Scheherazade-esque narrator. Inconsequential moments take on the same significance as historical events: a couple floats over a war-torn Cologne; on the way to a birthday party, a father stops to tie his daughter’s shoelaces in the pouring rain; teenage girls dance outside a cafe; a defeated army marches to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Simultaneously an ode and a lament, ABOUT ENDLESSNESS presents a kaleidoscope of all that is eternally human, an infinite story of the vulnerability of existence.

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8 BILLION ANGELS

1h 16min | Documentary | USA

Directed by Victor Velle

Today, humanity’s demand for resources vastly exceeds nature’s ability to supply them. Food, water, climate and extinction emergencies are unfolding before our eyes. 8 Billion Angels tells the truth about the conflict between the size of our global population and the sustainability of our planet. It dispels the misperceptions that technology can save us, that reducing consumption is the answer, and that the blame lies solely in the developing world. Because audiences connect more easily to experiences than data and facts, 8 Billion Angels weaves together the voices of people around the world as they confront the growing impact of overpopulation on their lives and the planet. The film unflinchingly shows how our skyrocketing numbers are affecting our rivers, oceans, land and air. With passion, humility, and honesty, experts explain the indisputable connection between our environmental catastrophes, unsustainable population and increasing consumption. The consequences to humanity and the planet are laid bare if we do not quickly and dramatically alter our current population and consumption trajectories.

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THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD

1h 42min | Documentary | USA

Directed by Joe Gantz

The Race To Save The World is a climate change film like no other. Instead of focusing on paralyzing facts and numbers this inspiring feature takes a unique approach by following passionate activists, ages 15-72, who are in the trenches fighting for a livable future. These brave climate warriors put their lives on the line to push for change, regardless of the personal cost.

Emmy award-winning filmmaker Joe Gantz brings an urgent and intimate portrait of the protests, arrests, courtroom drama and family turmoil these activists endure as they single mindedly focus their attention on the goal of creating a more sustainable world for future generations. The Race To Save The World is an inspiring and energizing call-to-action to quit waiting on the sidelines and make our voices heard.

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COLLECTIVE

1h 49min | Documentary | 2019 | Romania, Luxembourg, Germany Directed by Alexander Nanau COLLECTIVE follows a heroic team of journalists as they uncover shocking, widespread corruption. After a deadly fire at a nightclub, the mysterious death of the owner of a powerful pharmaceutical firm, and the quiet resignation of a health minister—seemingly unrelated events, all within weeks of each other—the team of intrepid reporters exposes a much larger, much more explosive political scandal. COLLECTIVE is a fast-paced, real-time detective story about truth, accountability, and the value of an independent press in partisan times.

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LOOKING FOR A LADY WITH FANGS AND A MOUSTACHE

1h 53min | Drama, Mystery | 2019 | Nepal, Mexico, Singapore

Written and Directed by Khyentse Norbu
Starring Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche, Tsering Tashi Gyalthang, Tulku Kungzang

"As with Norbu's earlier film, VARA: A BLESSING this is a film that you need to see rather than read about. It is like looking at a picture of a fabulous place".
- Unseen Films

"An absorbing, spiritual, mystical and romantic journey".
- Entertainment for a Living

Tenzin, a modern Tibetan entrepreneur, utterly skeptical of ancient, mystical beliefs, is suddenly haunted by frightening dreams and hallucinations. A sage tells him those are omens of his imminent death. Filmed in a mesmerizing and magical Kathmandu, Tenzin will have seven days to save his life: a most unconventional, sacred journey into feminine energy.

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THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN

1h 44min | Drama | 2020 | Tunisia, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Turkey

Written and directed by Kaouther Ben Hania
Starring Yahya Mahayni, Dea Liane, Koen De Bouw

Sam Ali, a young, sensitive and impulsive Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. To be able to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he accepts to have his back tattooed by one of the World’s most sulfurous contemporary artist. Turning his own body into a prestigious piece of art, Sam will however come to realize that his decision might actually mean anything but freedom.

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2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS

For over a decade, ShortsTV has proudly brought the Oscar® Nominated Short Films to audiences across the globe.

This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films.

Each nominee is released in one of three distinct feature-length compilations according to their category of nomination: Live Action, Animation or Documentary.

The films go into theaters around the world shortly after nominations are announced and are not released anywhere else until a few days before the Oscars®, when they are also made available via on demand platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play and Vimeo on Demand. The release ensures the greatest number of viewers can see all the nominees before the ceremony, while providing short filmmakers with an unprecedented opportunity to commercialise their movies.

In 2019, the Oscar® Nominated Short Films were released in over 600 theaters across the US, garnering reviews in every major news outlet, from the Hollywood Reporter, Variety and Deadline to the New York Times and Huffington Post. The films earned over $3.5m in the box office and were also released in theaters around the world, including Canada, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Mexico, Chile, China and Australia among others, making it a truly international release.

We at ShortsTV believe the nominees are the absolute leading edge of what is the world’s very best in short film and the true future of filmmaking, especially if you believe that the future of filmmaking is short film...and we do!

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ANOTHER ROUND

1h 57min | Comedy, Drama | 2020 | Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands

Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang

Four friends, all teachers at various stages of middle age, are stuck in a rut. Unable to share their passions either at school or at home, they embark on an audacious experiment from an obscure philosopher: to see if a constant level of alcohol in their blood will help them find greater freedom and happiness. At first they each find a new- found zest, but as the gang pushes their experiment further, issues that have been simmering for years come to a head and the men are faced with a choice: reckon with their behavior or continue on the same course.

Underscored by delicate and affecting camerawork, director Thomas Vinterberg's spry script, co-written with regular collaborator Tobias Lindholm, uses this bold premise to explore the euphoria and pain of an unbridled life. Playing a once brilliant but now world-weary shell of a man, the ever surprising Mads Mikkelsen delivers a fierce and touching performance.

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NINA WU

1h 42min | Drama | 2019 | Taiwan, Malaysia, Myanmar

Directed by Midi Z
Starring Ke-Xi Wu, Vivian Sung, Kimi Hsia

After toiling for years in bit-parts, aspiring actress Nina Wu (Ke-Xi Wu, who also co-wrote the script based on her own personal experiences) finally gets her big break with a leading role in a spy thriller set in the 1960s. The part, which calls for nudity and explicit sex scenes, is made all the more challenging thanks to the director’s unending belittlements. While seemingly on the brink of professional triumph, Nina’s psychological resolve begins to crack under the pressure. As she rushes to her childhood home following a family emergency, Nina begins suffering paranoid fantasies that a mysterious woman is stalking and attacking her. As Nina clings to memories of happier times, it seems that there is one crucial memory that she is repressing…

This sumptuous, stylized thriller, reminiscent of Mulholland Drive, Black Swan and other poison pen letters to the entertainment industry, is a “a vividly disorientating #metoo themed drama” (Screen Daily) anchored by Wu’s “ferocious, driven performance” (The Hollywood Reporter).

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THE FATHER

PG-13 | 1h 37min | Drama | 2020 | UK, France

Directed by Florian Zeller
Starring Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman

Anthony is 80, mischievous, living defiantly alone and rejecting the carers that his daughter, Anne, encouragingly introduces. Yet help is also becoming a necessity for Anne; she can’t make daily visits anymore and Anthony's grip on reality is unravelling. As we experience the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can Anthony cling to? How does Anne cope as she grieves the loss of her father, while he still lives and breathes before her? THE FATHER warmly embraces real life, through loving reflection upon the vibrant human condition; heart-breaking and uncompromisingly poignant – a movie that nestles in the truth of our own lives.

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SHIVA BABY

1h 17min | Comedy | 2020 | USA, Canada

Written and directed by Emma Seligman
Starring Rachel Sennott

Directionless and on the verge of graduating, Danielle arrives with her parents (Polly Draper and Fred Melamed), only to find herself peppered with questions about her bisexuality, her appearance, and her post-college career plans. To make things worse, she soon finds herself face to face with her ex Maya (Booksmart's Molly Gordon) and her current sugar daddy Max (Danny Deferrari) — who's attending with his wife (Dianna Agron) and their new baby.

"Shiva Baby is about the exhilaration, insecurities, confusion, and horror that accompany young female sexuality and the realization that your sexual power isn't as far-reaching as you may hope it to be," Seligman said in a statement. "I think many young women feel the contradictory pressures to seek future husbands and stable careers while somehow also being independent and sexually empowered. I wanted to showcase the emotional roller coaster these pressures can create and give young women a chance to feel seen, alongside being entertained."

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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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