PRIVATE RENTALS PAUSED
STAY HOME AND STAY SAFE
Beginning immediately, we are pausing all private rentals for at least four weeks. Those of you with rentals on the books will be contacted about rescheduling or getting refunds. In March, we voluntarily closed our doors before the first official lockdown to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19. It is in that same spirit that we suspend operations again as infection rates rise in Oregon. More details at the link.
We are dedicated to theatrical exhibition, but while we are shut down, we’ve partnered with distributors and filmmakers to offer streaming of first-run indie and art film. This will help support the theater through this crisis. We’ll share in the revenue with distributors.
City government touches almost every aspect of our lives. Most of us are unaware of or take for granted these necessary services such as police, fire, sanitation, veterans affairs, elder support, parks, licensing of various professional activities, record keeping of birth, marriage and death as wells as hundreds of other activities that support Boston residents and visitors. CITY HALL, by Frederick Wiseman, shows the efforts by Boston city government to provide these services.
In the tradition of New York’s greatest street photographers, Manny Kirchheimer’s FREE TIME is a new film based on lustrous B&W footage he and Walter Hess shot throughout the city from 1958-1960.
“A poetic film. Lyrically evokes leisurely summer days in New York. Filled with the beauty of the everyday. Serenely buoyant.”
– Leonard Quart, Cineaste
SING ME A SONG
As the Internet finally arrives in tiny Bhutan, documentarian Thomas Balmès is there to witness its transformative impact on a young Buddhist monk whose initial trepidation gives way to profound engagement with the technology.
DISCOUNT CODE: DOCNYC-CINEMA21
As DOC NYC goes virtual and nationwide for the first time in a year when art house theaters and independent filmmakers alike have had to face new challenges to connect with their audiences, the festival would like to extend art house theaters in the US a special discount on tickets for art house patrons, and share a portion of those ticket proceeds with theaters. Click on the link and enter DOCNYC-CINEMA 21 when purchasing.
THE DONUT KING
Ted’s story is one of fate, love, survival, hard knocks, and redemption. It’s the rags to riches story of a refugee escaping Cambodia, arriving in America in 1975 and building an unlikely multi-million-dollar empire baking America’s favorite pastry, the donut. Ted sponsored hundreds of visas for incoming refugees and helped them get on their feet teaching them the ways of the donut business. By 1979 he was living the American Dream. But, in life, great rise can come with great falls.
QUEEN OF HEARTS: AUDREY FLACK
At 88 years-old, Audrey Flack holds a unique place in the history of contemporary art in America. Feminist, rebel, mother, painter, sculptor and teacher, Audrey’s often controversial 40-year career evolved from abstract expressionism in the 1950s to photorealism in the 1970s. One of the first women ever included in the famed Janson’s History of Art, Audrey continues to create, explore, and inspire with her unique style and indomitable spirit.
William Greaves’ Landmark Document of the 1972 National Black Political Convention Nationtime is the long-lost film that William Greaves made about the National Black Political Convention of 1972, when 10,000 black politicians, activists and artists went to Gary, Indiana, to forge a national unity platform in advance of the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions.
Britain, late-1970s. Punk is exploding. The country is deeply divided over immigration with the National Front, a far-right political party, gaining strength. Outraged by this xenophobic agenda, photographer Red Saunders teams up with like-minded creatives to form Rock Against Racism. Focusing on issues that the mainstream British media ignores, the RAR zine challenges the status quo and sparks a grassroots youth movement that The Clash, Steel Pulse and other top punk bands jump on board.
After many years of prescription medications failed her, a suicidal woman turns to underground healers to try and overcome her depression, anxiety, and opioid addiction with illegal psychedelic medicine like magic mushrooms and iboga. Adrianne’s first dose of psilocybin mushrooms catapulted her into an unexpected world of healing where plant medicines are redefining our understanding of mental health and addiction.
Made in response to the times we are living in, The Antidote is a feature documentary that weaves together stories of kindness, decency, and the power of community in America. It’s about everyday people who make the intentional choice to lift others up and make their communities better, despite the fundamentally unkind ways of our society — which are at once facts of life in America, and yet deeply antithetical to our founding ideals.
The original adaptation of the classic novel by Richard Wright
“Genuine noir…an essential and previously missing link in mid-20th-century cinema.” – Film Comment
“The single most influential shaping force in modern Black literary history.” – Henry Louis Gates Jr.
A carpenter (Ujon Tokarski) struggles to move beyond his troubled past when he returns to his hometown to mend relationships and finds solace in building a log cabin by hand. His plans are complicated when he reunites with Sierra (Tara Summers), a woman with whom he shares a difficult past, and he is forced to reconcile his old life with his new one.
A CHEF'S VOYAGE
A Chef’s Voyage follows the celebrated American Chef David Kinch and his team from Manresa, their 3 Star Michelin restaurant in California, for a one-of-a-kind collaboration with three legendary French chefs at their iconic restaurants in Paris, Provence, and Marseille.
THE MYTH OF A COLORBLIND FRANCE
For more than a century, Black artists, authors, musicians and others have traveled to Paris to liberate themselves from the racism of the United States. Myth of a Colorblind France investigates and examines the ways that racism has plagued not only Blacks fleeing the United States, but Africans and people of color in France today.