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THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
Rating: R
Running Time: 2 Hrs 5 Min
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Synopsis (Eventive)
In honor of the late, great Peter Bogdanovich, we have booked this classic film to our Virtual Cinema until January 31. "Released in 1971 to critical acclaim and public controversy, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW garnered eight Academy Award nominations and was hailed as the most important work by a young American director since CITIZEN KANE. A surprisingly frank, bittersweet drama of social and sexual mores in small-town Texas, the film features a talent-laden cast led by Jeff Bridges (THE BIG LEBOWSKI), Cybill Sheperd (TV's MOONLIGHTING) and Timothy Bottoms (THE PAPER CHASE). Cloris Leachman (TV's THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW) and Ben Johnson (THE WILD BUNCH) each won Oscars for their work in supporting roles." Click on the "official site" link under the film's title to watch the trailer and rent the film. This film can be viewed on your computer or mobile device or via your TV with Apple TV or Roku (via the Eventive app). Once you unlock the film for $10, you'll have 24 hours to finish watching it. Additional instructions can be found on Eventive's Help Page - https://watch.eventive.org/help.
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Rating: NR
Running Time: 2 Hrs 7 Min
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Synopsis (Eventive)
In memory of the incomparable Sidney Poitier, we have secured the rights to A RAISIN IN THE SUN - the screen adaptation of the award-winning play. Also known for great performances in films like IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, THEY CALL ME MR. TIBBS!, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER?, LILLIES OF THE FIELD (for which he won an Oscar) and so many more, A RAISIN IN THE SUN saw him performing alongside Ruby Dee and Claudia McNeil. "A RAISIN IN THE SUN is a groundbreaking drama celebrating the human spirit, featuring an electrifying performance by Sidney Poitier. The Younger family, frustrated with living in their crowded Chicago apartment, sees the arrival of a $10,000 insurance check as the answer to their prayers. Matriarch Lena Younger (Claudia McNeil) promptly puts a down payment on a house in an all-white suburban neighborhood. But the family is divided when Lena entrusts the balance of the money to her mercurial son Walter Lee, against the wishes of her daughter (Diane Sands) and daughter-in-law (Ruby Dee). It takes the strength and integrity of this African-American family to battle against generations of prejudice to try to achieve their piece of the American Dream." (Sony) Click on the "official site" link under the film's title to watch the trailer and rent the film. This film can be viewed on your computer or mobile device or via your TV with Apple TV or Roku (via the Eventive app). Once you unlock the film for $10, you'll have 24 hours to finish watching it. Additional instructions can be found on Eventive's Help Page - https://watch.eventive.org/help.
SISTERS
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 36 Min
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Synopsis (Distrib Films)
Available starting Nov. 5! "For thirty years, French-Algerian sisters Zorah, Nohra and Djamila have been living in the hope of finding their brother Rheda, abducted by their father, and hidden in newly decolonised Algeria. Their relationship is shaken when Zorah, the eldest sister, decides to write a play based on the traumatising events of their childhood that haunted them their whole life. But when they learn that their father is dying, the three sisters decide to go to Algeria to seize their last opportunity to have him reveal where their brother is. When the past catches up, the three sisters have no choice but to put their differences aside."
HOW THEY GOT OVER
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 27 Min
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Synopsis (First Run Features)
Now Available! "The new feature documentary HOW THEY GOT OVER celebrates the spirit of gospel performers and how they helped usher in a musical revolution that changed the world forever. Beginning in the 1920s, Black singers across the country took to the highways as the new technology of radio and records made it possible to reach a wider audience. Intense competition brought new ways to entertain, first with guitars, later with full bands, then with a performance style that would inspire Mick Jagger and a host of other rock and rollers. HOW THEY GOT OVER features classic performance footage of the Soul Stirrers, Dixie Hummingbirds, Blind Boys of Alabama and Mississippi, Sensational Nightingales, Mighty Clouds of Joy, Highway QCs, Davis Sisters, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and many more. Some of the greatest names in quartet music are interviewed in the film, giving vivid accounts of how they 'got over' in their performances: shouting, bending over backwards, dancing, jumping off the stage – what came to be known as 'gospel drama.'” Click the link under the film's title to watch the trailer and gain 72 hour access for $10.
MUSTANGS: AMERICAS WILD HORSES
Rating: NR
Running Time: 90 min
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Synopsis (Virgil Films)
"THE MUSTANGS: AMERICA'S WILD HORSES is a feature documentary that is executive produced by Robert Redford, Patti Scialfa Springsteen and Jessica Springsteen. This film takes audiences on an odyssey throughout America to places few people have seen or even know about. There are more than 80,000 wild horses on our federal lands and more than 50,000 in government. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Philipps says, 'The wild horse is so ingrained in the American imagination that even for those who have never seen one know what it stands for: fierce independence, unbridled freedom, the bedrock ideals of the nation. From car ads to high school mascots, the wild horse – popularly known as the mustang – is the enduring icon of America. But in modern times it has become entangled in controversy and bureaucracy, and now its future is in question.' Watching this movie will make you fall in love with America all over again and understand why the protection of our wild horses and our public lands are worth fighting for." Click the link under the film's title to watch the trailer and gain access to the film.