Director: Mounia Akl Run Time: 106 min. Rating: Unrated Release Year: 2022 Language: Arabic w/ English Subtitles
Starring: Ceana Restom, Geana Restom, Nadia Charbel, Nadine Labaki, Saleh Bakri
The free-spirited Badri family have escaped the toxic pollution and social unrest of Beirut by seeking refuge in the utopic mountain home they have built. But unexpectedly, a garbage landfill is built right outside their fence, bringing the trash and corruption of a whole country to their doorstep. As the landfill rises, so do tensions between leaving or resisting, threatening their idyllic home and family unity. Mounia Akl makes her highly anticipated debut (Cinéfondation Residency, Torino Film Lab, Sundance Institute Lab), with a darkly comic commentary on the realities of modern-day Lebanon.
Director: Jeff Baena Run Time: 104 min. Rating: Unrated Release Year: 2022
Starring: Alessandro Nivola, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Molly Shannon, Tim Heidecker
When the manager of an American chain restaurant is selected to attend a special training program in Italy, her head swims with dreams of European glamour and romance. But the trip turns out to be much different—and possibly more dangerous—than the exotic getaway she imagines. This wildly bizarre, genre-bending, star-studded comedy comes from Jeff Baena, the director of THE LITTLE HOURS. Featuring Alison Brie (co-writer), Aubrey Plaza, Alessandro Nivola, Molly Shannon, Lil Rey Howery, and Fred Armisen.
- Tue, Aug 23
Director: Richard Linklater Run Time: 101 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1995
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
Can the greatest romance of your life last only one night?
- Sun, Aug 28
- Wed, Aug 31
Director: Justin Martin Run Time: 100 min. Release Year: 2022
Starring: Jodie Comer
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play. Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge. Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game. Justin Martin directs this solo tour de force, captured live from the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End.
- Tue, Aug 30
Director: Zhang Yimou Run Time: 119 min. Release Year: 2004 Language: Mandarin w/ English Subtitles
Starring: Andy Lau, Hongfei Zhao, Song Dandan, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Zhang Ziyi
In 9th century China, a corrupt government wages war against a rebel army called the Flying Daggers. A romantic warrior breaks a beautiful rebel out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem.
- Tue, Sep 6
Director: Andrzej Żuławski Run Time: 124 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1981
Starring: Heinz Bennent, Isabelle Adjani, Johanna Hofer, Margit Carstensen, Sam Neill
Banned upon its original release in 1981, Andrzej Żuławski’s stunningly choreographed nightmare of a marriage unraveling is an experience unlike any other. Professional spy Mark (Sam Neill) returns to his West Berlin home to find his wife Anna (Isabelle Adjani, in a role that earned her Best Actress at Cannes) insistent on a divorce. As Anna’s frenzied behavior becomes ever more alarming, Mark discovers a truth far more sinister than his wildest suspicions. With its pulsating score, visceral imagery, and some of the most haunting performances ever captured on screen, Possession is cinematic delirium at its most intoxicating. New 4K Restoration. A Metrograph Pictures release.
Director: Fernando León de Aranoa Run Time: 120 min. Release Year: 2021 Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles
Starring: Almudena Amor, Javier Bardem, Manolo Solo, Óscar de la Fuente, Sonia Almarcha
Academy Award Winner Javier Bardem stars as Blanco, proprietor of Básculas Blanco, a Spanish company producing industrial scales in a provincial Spanish town, which awaits the imminent visit from a committee that will decide if they merit a local Business Excellence award: everything has to be perfect when the time comes. Working against the clock, Blanco pulls out all the stops to address and resolve issues with his employees, crossing every imaginable line in the process.
- Tue, Sep 13
Director: Doug Liman Run Time: 98 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1999
Starring: Jay Mohr, Katie Holmes, Sarah Polley, Taye Diggs, Timothy Olyphant, William Fichtner
Life Begins at 3AM: Ronna needs to make some extra cash. Simon wants to escape to Vegas for the weekend. Adam and Zack want to stay out of trouble. But it's not just another night in the life of these unusual characters. They're about to embark on a wild ride that won't end until the sun comes up. Starring Katie Holmes, Sarah Polley, Taye Diggs, Timothy Olyphant, Scott Wolf, and Jay Mohr.
Director: Juan Pablo González Run Time: 99 min. Release Year: 2022 Language: Spanish w/ English subtitles
Starring: Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Rafaela Fuentes, Tatín Vera, Teresa Sánchez
In the bucolic hills of Mexico's Jalisco highlands, iron-willed businesswoman Maria Garcia fights the impending collapse of her tequila factory. She hires Rafaela, a new factory administrator, who brings her hope in her time of crisis. Starring Teresa Sánchez and Manuel Garcia-Rulfo.
- Tue, Sep 20
Director: Terry Zwigoff Run Time: 111 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2001
Starring: Brad Renfro, Illeana Douglas, Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch
The underground comic book by Daniel Clowes comes to life. Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) are out of sync with the world around them. Their uncensored commentary spares no one as they try to find a place for themselves in a modern America of endless strip malls and fast-food chains. After graduating from high school, they face an unpleasant immediate future: crappy jobs and slim prospects for romance. While Rebecca gets a job at the local coffee franchise and starts saving for the apartment they always planned on, Enid becomes involved with an alienated malcontent named Seymour (Steve Buscemi). As they edge toward the unfathomable mystery of adulthood in a world in decline, Enid and Rebecca struggle to maintain their identity and the bonds that keep them sane.
Director: Aly Muritiba Run Time: 120 min. Release Year: 2021 Language: Portuguese w/ English subtitles
Starring: Antonio Saboia, Laila Garin, Pedro Fasanaro, Thomas Aquino, Zezita Matos
A police officer on suspension spends his time pining for Sara, his internet love affair who has recently disappeared. As he searches for her, a mysterious man arranges to connect them under very specific conditions. The search leads to unexpected revelations and pulse-pounding explorations of gender identity, sexuality, and love.
- Sun, Sep 25
- Wed, Sep 28
Director: Nicholas Hytner Run Time: 180 min. Release Year: 2022
Starring: Al Coppola, Alisha Bailey, David Bromley, Ralph Fiennes, Samuel Barnett
Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever. For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors. Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction? Broadcast live from the Bridge Theatre in London, Nicholas Hytner directs this exhilarating new play.
Director: Kevin Shaw Run Time: 82 min. Release Year: 2022
A predominantly African-American community in Chicago comes together to fight city planners and gentrification when they learn their high-performing elementary school’s curriculum is at risk of being phased out.
- Fri, Oct 21
Director: George A. Romero Run Time: 96 min. Release Year: 1968
Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Keith Wayne, Marilyn Eastman
If it doesn't scare you, you're already dead!
- Wed, Oct 26
- Sun, Oct 30
Director: Emily Burns Run Time: 180 min. Release Year: 2022
Starring: James Corrigan, Kelvin Fletcher, Kerry Howard, Laurie Davidson, Peter Forbes
Synopsis: A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night). After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms. Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals. Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher.
- Sun, Nov 27
- Wed, Nov 30
Director: Jamie Lloyd Run Time: 150 min. Release Year: 2022
Starring: Daniel Monks, Emilia Clarke, Indira Varma, Sophie Wu, Tom Rhys Harries
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness. A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside, dreams lie in tatters, hopes are dashed, and hearts broken. With nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other. Following his critically acclaimed five-star production of Cyrano de Bergerac, Jamie Lloyd brings Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play to stage. Filmed live in London’s West End with a cast including Tom Rhys Harries (White Lines), Daniel Monks (The Normal Heart), Sophie Wu (Fresh Meat) and Indira Varma (Game of Thrones).
- Wed, Jan 25
- Sun, Jan 29
Director: Simon Godwin Run Time: 180 min. Release Year: 2022
Starring: David Fynn, Eben Figueiredo, Ioanna Kimbook, John Heffernan, Katherine Parkinson
Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity. The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love. A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the adamantly single Beatrice and Benedick. Following the award-winning success of National Theatre Live’s Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra, director Simon Godwin returns with this irresistible comedy, broadcast live from the National Theatre stage.