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DGC @ Home: Beanpole (Begins April 10)

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The Digital Gym Cinema may be closed for the time being due to COVID-19 concerns, but we are working with key distributors and studios to bring you DGC @ HOME, a “virtual theater” experience  featuring films we would normally program at our venue under normal circumstances. All you have to do is click on the purchase links below to have temporary access to our film programming. You can enjoy films from the comfort of your own home using your browser or the distributor’s app. This temporary solution ensures the sustainability of our beloved micro-cinema as a significant percentage of each purchase is passed on to us. Enjoy these amazing independent films and we hope to see you at the movies very soon!



 In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha (astonishing newcomers Viktoria Miroshnichenko and Vasilisa Perelygina), intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjust to a haunted world. As the film begins, Iya, long and slender and towering over everyone—hence the film’s title—works as a nurse in a shell-shocked hospital, presiding over traumatized soldiers. A shocking accident brings them closer and also seals their fates. The 28-year-old Russian director Kantemir Balagov won Un Certain Regard’s Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for this richly burnished, occasionally harrowing rendering of the persistent scars of war.


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Critic Quotes:

“Critic’s Pick. Dazzling… a brilliantly told, deeply moving story about love… from the sensationally talented Russian director Kantemir Balagov.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Ferocious and extraordinary. You often have to remind yourself to breathe.” – Jessica Kiang, Variety

“Brilliant. Balagov is a fiercely individual and quite staggeringly accomplished talent.”– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Bold and exacting. Feels damn-near radical.” – Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist

“One of the first essential cinematic works released in theaters this year… Beanpole [is] the astonishing sophomore feature effort of 28-year-old Russian director Kantemir Balagov, who utilizes color as artfully as any painter one can name.” – Matt Fagerhold, RogerEbert.com

“Incredibly strong and deeply felt.” – Scout Tafoya, RogerEbert.com

“Visually resplendent.” – Ben Croll, The Wrap

“Extraordinary.” – Scott Tobias, NPR



Runtime: 137 min

Year: 2019

Rating: UR

Director: Kantemir Balagov

Country: Russia

Languages: Russian w/ English subtitles


Virtual Ticket Price: $12.00 (5 day rental)

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Platform Available on: Kino Now

You have 5 days from the date and time of purchase to watch the film.

Instructions and how-to: 

Purchase film using the Kino Now link and see instructions on the left screen. :


You can watch film directly from Browser 

-or Access on:-


Once you have purchased your ticket to the film on desktop or mobile, follow these steps to install the Kino Now app on your Apple TV (requires tvOS 9.0 or later). You will need to login using the same email address and password you just created.

  1. Turn on your Apple TV and open the App Store.
  2. Search for “Kino Now.”
  3. Install the Kino Now app on your Apple TV.
  4. Once installed, open the app and click the Sign In button.
  5. The app will ask for your email and Kino Now password.

This is a private showing of the film and is hidden from general view. To watch the film please access “My Library” on top of the page. Enjoy the film for five days from the time of purchase.


To install the Kino Now app for Roku, click here. Or search for Kino Now in the Roku App Store.

The first time you open it, it may take an extended time for the app to load. You will be prompted with a code.

Visit kinonow.com/redeem to activate the app.

This is a private showing of the film and is hidden from general view. To watch the film please access “My Library” on top of the page. Enjoy the film for five days from the time of purchase.

Issues? Send a note to: contact@kinonow.com

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