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The Phone Call
This Oscar-award winning short film follows Heather (Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water, Blue Jasmine ), a shy lady who works at a helpline call center. When she receives a phone call from a mystery man she has no idea…
The Watermelon Woman
Cheryl Dunye plays a version of herself in this witty, nimble landmark of New Queer Cinema. A video store clerk and fledgling filmmaker, Cheryl becomes obsessed with the "most beautiful mammy," a character she sees in a 1930s movie. Determined…
Skin
Inspired by real-life events, this Oscar -winning short is set In a small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs…
Lolita
An iconic adaptation of the Vladimir Nabokov Classic, starring Oscar Winner Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith and Dominique Swain, LOLITA tells a disturbing tale of tortured and forbidden love. Humber Humbert, a professor of French literature, travels to a small New…
Who We Are Now
Recently released from prison, Beth (Julianne Nicholson) is working with her public defender (Jimmy Smits) to get her son back from her sister, who was awarded legal custody while Beth was incarcerated. Soon after, Beth forms an unlikely alliance with…
Lavender
LAVENDER is a taut psychological thriller that bends the line between memory and madness, past and present, like a splinter in the brain struggling to escape. Jane (Abbie Cornish) has always photographed old and abandoned farmhouses for as long as…
Weekends
This Oscar -nominated animated short film tells the story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal, dream-like moments mix with the domestic realities of a broken up family in this hand-animated film set…
The Feels
Andi (Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians ) and Lu (Angela Trimbur) are excited to celebrate their upcoming wedding with a joint bachelorette weekend in wine country. On the first night, things goes awry when one of the brides admits she's…
Born in Flames
The movie that rocked the foundations of the early Indie film world, this provocative, thrilling and still-relevant classic is a comic fantasy of female rebellion set in America ten years after the Second American Revolution. When Adelaide Norris, the black…
Tortilla Soup
Three grown sisters, Maribel, Leticia and Carmen try to cope and live with the fact that their father Martin, a veteran chef, is slowly losing his sense of taste. Martin has one simple rule: be at home for Sunday dinner…
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob and 14-year-old Kim. Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban…
Almost Adults
This comedy feature follows two best friends in their final year of college while they transition into adulthood. One embraces her sexuality and tries to catch up on everything she has missed during her teenage years, while the other ends…
River Of Grass
Acclaimed director Kelly Reichardt's ( Certain Women ) first film follows Cozy and Lee, lovers who are as criminally inclined (and hopelessly incompetent) as they come. Ironically, their robbery spree gets disrupted when they find themselves running from the police…
They Remain
Two scientists who share a romantic history are tasked with investigating unnatural animal behavior on the site of a Manson Family-style cult's compound. From the writer of "Europa Report," and based on Laird Barron's haunting novella. "It's an engrossing exercise…
Suicide Kale
New couple Jasmine and Penny find an anonymous suicide note while on a brunch date with "perfect" lesbian couple, Jordan and Billie. They set out to uncover the mystery of its author. Winner of Best First U.S. Dramatic Feature at…
No Men Beyond This Point
A wry mockumentary that asks the question, what would the world be like if women were in charge? Imagine a world where, since 1953, women have been able to reproduce without men and they are no longer giving birth to…
The Pledge
On the day of his retirement, detective Jerry Black (Jack Nicholson) accepts a gift, an airline ticket to Mexico. But when the body of a murdered eight-year-old girl is discovered in the mountains, Jerry offers his expertise at the crime…
Paterson
Jim Jarmusch's latest film focuses on a working-class poet (Adam Driver) in a small New Jersey town who practices his craft amidst the quiet magic of everyday life. Nominated for a Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival . "…
Afternoon Delight
Everything looks just right for Rachel (Kathryn Hahn): chic modernist home, successful husband, adorable child, hipster wardrobe. But when she visits a strip club to spice up her marriage and gets a private dance from McKenna (Juno Temple), something cracks…
Personal Problems
This entirely African American-conceived and produced ensemble drama is the result of a collaboration of a pair of pioneering Black artists: writer Ishmael Reed and filmmaker Bill Gunn, who wrote and directed the underground classic Ganja & Hess and wrote…
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