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RK/RKAY
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 36 Min
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Synopsis (Outsider Pictures)
"Director, writer and star, Rajat Kapoor, the "godfather" of Indian independent film (“Raghu Romeo”, “Ankhon Dekhi”) has created a charming ‘meta-movie’ about filmmaking itself in his newest, RK/RKAY. Working in the tradition of such classics as “Being John Malkovich” and “The Purple Rose of Cairo”, the film tells the story of a film director whose main character usurps control of the plot line, and eventually, real life." Click the link under the film's title to watch the trailer and reserve 72 hour access for $12.
US KIDS
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 36
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Synopsis (Greenwich Entertainment)
"US KIDS is an insightful, rousing coming-of-age story of youth leaders determined to fight for justice at a critical time in U.S. history. Sparked by the plague of gun violence ravaging their schools, US KIDS chronicles the March For Our Lives movement over several years. The documentary follows Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, Samantha Fuentes, gun violence survivors, and teenage activists as they pull together the largest youth protest in American history. Their movement went global with rallies on six continents and in over 700 cities in every state across the nation, expanding to address racial injustice, a growing public health crisis, and shocking a political system into change. The March For Our Lives movement was instrumental in the record youth voter turnout in 2018 and 2020." Click the link under the film's title to watch the trailer and gain 72 hour access to the film for $9.99.
HIGH GROUND
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 44 Min
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Synopsis (Samuel Goldwyn)
"Gutjuk teams up with ex-sniper Travis to track down the most dangerous warrior in the Territory, who is also his uncle. As Travis and Gutjuk journey through the outback they begin to earn each other’s trust, but when the truths of Travis’ past actions are suddenly revealed, it is he who becomes the hunted." THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER writes, "A gripping, visually spectacular revenge thriller that makes superb use of stunning landscapes while also addressing the lingering scars of colonial-era racism." Click the link under the film's title to watch the trailer and gain 72 hour access for $12.
ABOUT ENDLESSNESS
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 16 Min
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Synopsis (Magnolia Pictures)
The new film from master filmmaker Roy Andersson! IndieWire says "You give Roy Andersson 76 minutes, and he'll give you the universe." "ABOUT ENDLESSNESS is a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendor and banality. We wander, dreamlike, gently guided by our Scheherazade-esque narrator. Inconsequential moments take on the same significance as historical events: a couple floats over a war-torn Cologne; on the way to a birthday party, a father stops to tie his daughter’s shoelaces in the pouring rain; teenage girls dance outside a cafe; a defeated army marches to a prisoner-of-war camp. Simultaneously an ode and a lament, ABOUT ENDLESSNESS presents a kaleidoscope of all that is eternally human, an infinite story of the vulnerability of existence." Click the link under the film's title to watch the trailer and reserve 72 hour access for $12.
THE COUNTY
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 32 Min
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Synopsis (DEKANALOG)
"After the global success of his Un Certain Regard winner RAMS, director Grímur Hákonarson returns to his native Iceland with another humanist farmland fable. Bitterly funny and deeply affecting, THE COUNTY plays out a timely political allegory against a jaw-dropping natural landscape, aided by a brainy, tenacious anti-heroine and Hákonarson’s dry Nordic humor. When we first meet Inga (a brilliant Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, in a star-making performance), she is midwifing a calf, in the middle of another back-breaking day on the small, nearly bankrupt dairy farm she shares with her husband, Reynir (Hinrik Ólafsson). She is one of many hard-working farmers in her region who work under a bureaucratic co-operative that, having fallen out of the control of its farmers, operates as a monopoly, pushing her and her community deep into debt. After Reynir’s sudden and suspicious death, Inga learns the true extent of both her powerlessness and her late husband’s involvement with the co-op’s schemings. With an eye to the future, and with no other option, she aims to chip away at the co-op’s domination...THE COUNTY cuts deep, putting a human face on an all-too-likely conflict, along with suspense, charm, and a touch of Scandinavian zaniness." Click the link under the film's title to watch the trailer and reserve 72 hour access for $10.
THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD
Rating: NR
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Synopsis
Available Starting April 22 - EARTH DAY! "THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD is a climate documentary with a uniquely optimistic approach. It follows passionate activists whose single-minded focus is the creation of a sustainable world for future generations. These climate warriors, ages 15 to 72, are in the trenches fighting for a livable future, regardless of the personal cost. Emmy award-winning filmmaker Joe Gantz brings an urgent and intimate portrait of the protests, arrests, courtroom drama, and family turmoil these activists endure as they push for change. The Race to Save The World is an energizing and inspiring call-to-action that inspires viewers to quit waiting on the sidelines and start making their voices heard." Michael Mann, Author of THE NEW CLIMATE WAR, writes, “There is still time to prevent catastrophic climate change. This powerful film shows how each of us can use our voice and our actions to save this planet from destruction. Watch it and be inspired to make a difference.” This film will be available to watch on your computer or mobile device or via the Eventive app on your Roku or AppleTV. Click the link under the film's title to watch the trailer and gain 72 access for $12
BILL TRAYLOR: CHASING GHOSTS
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 15 Min
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Synopsis (Kino Lorber)
"This illuminating documentary explores the life of a unique American artist, a man with a remarkable and unlikely biography. Bill Traylor was born into slavery in 1853 on a cotton plantation in rural Alabama. After the Civil War, Traylor continued to farm the land as a sharecropper until the late 1920s. Aging and alone, he moved to Montgomery and worked odd jobs in the thriving segregated black neighborhood. A decade later, in his late 80s, Traylor became homeless and started to draw and paint, both memories from plantation days and scenes of a radically changing urban culture. Having witnessed profound social and political change during a life spanning slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation, and the Great Migration, Traylor devised his own visual language to translate an oral culture into something original, powerful, and culturally rooted. He made well over a thousand drawings and paintings between 1939-1942. This colorful, strikingly modernist work eventually led him to be recognized as one of America’s greatest self-taught artists and the subject of a Smithsonian retrospective. Using historical and cultural context, BILL TRAYLOR: CHASING GHOSTS brings the spirit and mystery of Traylor’s incomparable art to life. Making dramatic and surprising use of tap dance and evocative period music, the film balances archival photographs and footage, insightful perspectives from his descendents, and Traylor’s striking drawings and paintings to reveal one of America’s most prominent artists to a wide audience." On Wednesday, April 28 at 7pm, join us for a special, FREE Virtual Roundtable discussion with Jeffrey Wolf (the film's director) and Jeany Nisenholz-Wolf (the film's producer - and Dayton native) as well as renowned local artist Bing Davis and Distinguished Research Professor, Dr. Flavia Bastos from School of Art, University of Cincinnati.
DRUNK BUS
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 40 Min
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Synopsis (FilmRise)
Available starting May 21! "Michael (Charlie Tahan, OZARK) is a recent graduate whose post-college plan is derailed when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in New York City. When the bus service hires a security guard to watch over the night shift, Michael comes face to tattooed face with Pineapple, a 300-pound punk rock Samoan." FILM INQUIRY writes, ""DRUNK BUS IS EDGY AND HEARTWARMING, BRINGING POWERFUL PERFORMANCES AND AN EVEN STRONGER MESSAGE TO THIS COMING-OF-AGE FILM," and SLASH FILM calls DRUNK BUS "A UNIQE AND UPLIFTING ANTI-ROAD TRIP COMEDY." This film will be available to watch on your computer or mobile device or via the Eventive app on your Roku or AppleTV. Click the link under the film's title to watch the trailer and gain 72 access for $12
WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT
Rating: NR
Running Time: 1 Hr 59 Min
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Synopsis (Greenwich Entertainment)
Available starting May 21! "From Academy Award® winning director Caroline Link (NOWHERE IN AFRICA) comes an adaptation of acclaimed British author Judith Kerr’s classic novel based on her childhood memories. The story of a Jewish family's escape from 1933 Berlin to Europe tackles prejudice, exile, displacement and adaptation, as told from the perspective of the author’s alter ego, nine year-old Anna Kemper (Riva Krymalowski in her feature film debut). Anna is too busy with schoolwork and friends to notice Hitler’s face glaring from posters plastered all over 1933 Berlin. But when her father (Oliver Masucci) - based on the prominent theater critic Alfred Kerr - suddenly vanishes, the family is secretly hurried out of Germany. Anna begins to understand life will never be the same as she and her family navigate unfamiliar lands and cope with the challenges of being refugees." This film will be available to watch on your computer or mobile device or via the Eventive app on your Roku or AppleTV. Click the link under the film's title to watch the trailer and gain 72 access for $12