Cinema Shows

LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD

Letters from Baghdad is the story of a true original—Gertrude Bell—sometimes called the “female” Lawrence of Arabia. Voiced and executive produced by Academy award winning actor Tilda Swinton, the documentary tells the dramatic story of this British spy, explorer and political powerhouse. Bell traveled widely in Arabia before being recruited by British military intelligence to help draw the borders of

VICEROY'S HOUSE

New nations are rarely born in peace… India, 1947: Lord Mountbatten (Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville) is dispatched, along with his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson), to New Delhi to oversee the country’s transition from British rule to independence. Taking his place in the resplendent mansion known as the Viceroy’s House, Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power. But ending

LOIS WEBER'S THE DUMB GIRL OF PORTICI/SHOES

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of two of Lois Weber's most important films, Milestone Films will be bringing out restored versions of both SHOES and THE DUMB GIRL OF PORTICI. Working with the Netherland's EYE Filmmuseum, the Library of Congress, archivist Lori Raskin and composers Donald Sosin and John Sweeney, these films will be seen in theaters and then on DVD and Blu-ray. The small but

The Teacher

In a middle school classroom in Bratislava in 1983, a new teacher, Maria Drazdechova (Maurery), asks each student to stand up, introduce themselves and tell her what their parents do for a living. It slowly becomes clear that perhaps the pupils' grades are related to how willing their guardians are open to helping her out with her errands, her housecleaning, and other random services. After one of the

NO MAPS ON MY TAPS AND ABOUT TAP

Milestone Films restoration from the original camera negative and theatrical release of No Maps on My Taps and About Tap establishes the two seminal documentaries by George T. Nierenberg as the films that have helped revitalize the state of tap dancing!

The golden age of tap dancing spanned the first half of the twentieth century and featured extraordinary artists, including Bill “Bojangles” Robinson,

YEAR BY THE SEA

A NEW YORK FILM CRITIC SERIES PREVIEW SCREENING INCLUDES RECORDED Q/A WITH ACTOR KAREN ALLEN

Hoping to reclaim who she was before marriage and children, an empty nester retreats to Cape Cod where she embarks upon a quest to set herself free.

THE LAST DALAI LAMA?

More than an investigation into the controversy surrounding the 14th Dalai Lama and his exile from Tibet in 1959,THE LAST DALAI LAMA? finds His Holiness, full of compassion, humor, and even anger in his ninth decade. Filmmaker Mickey Lemle (RAM DASS, FIERCE GRACE) grants viewers intimate access to the Dalai Lama and those who have been touched by his vast influence from George W. Bush to the film’s

TIME TO DIE

Juan  Sáyago  returns  to  his  hometown  after  serving  18  years  in  prison  for  the  murder  of  Raúl
Trueba. Although  he  killed  in  self defense,  rumors  in  town  circulated  during  his  absence speculating that the victim was killed in cold blood. Sáyago wants to rebuild the life he was denied with his old lover, Mariana Sampedro, but Trueba’s sons have sworn to av enge the  murder of

HUMAN FLOW

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II.  Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and

PARADISE

PARADISE tells the compelling story of three individuals, Olga, Jules and Helmut, whose paths cross amidst the devastation of war.Olga, a Russian aristocratic immigrant and member of the French Resistance, is arrested by Nazi police for hiding Jewish children during a surprise raid. As her punishment, she is sent to jail where she meets Jules, a French-Nazi collaborator who is assigned to investigate

BAD LUCKY GOAT

After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father's truck, bickering teenage siblings Corn and Rita set off a comical chain of events that will test their ingenuity and their relationship. Hoping to fix the truck in time to pick up tourists that will be staying at their family's hotel, the pair traverses the lush island of Port Paradise, encountering an array of eccentric characters including