Joan of arc, mysteries of lisbon – ryder films this week

Here’s what’s playing this week in our virtual cinema…

Mysteries of Lisbon

Raul Ruiz’s masterful adaptation of the classic Portuguese novel evokes the complex intertwined narratives of Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens and is “one of the first cinematic masterpieces of this century.” – Film Comment Find out more »

Joan of Arc – Q&A w/filmmaker on June 4th

Compelled by visions of God, young Joan leads the French charge against invading English forces. When she is captured, the Church sends her for trial on charges of heresy. Refusing to accept the accusations, the graceful Joan of Arc will stay true to her mission. Find out more »

A White, White Day

A bereft former police chief whose golden years are spent caring for his granddaughter and remodeling a house, begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife. Filmmaker Hlynur Pálmason finds seemingly boundless new ways to capture the volatile climate, the elemental delights and estrangement of Iceland’s east coast, and the unpredictable nature of grief in A White, White Day. Find out more »

Santiago, Italia

In the early seventies, the world was watching as Chilean voters elected Socialist leader Salvador Allende. His political ideals and aspirations—among them providing education for all children and distributing land to the nation’s workers—terrified the country’s right-wing, as well as the U.S. Nanni Moretti tells a story many viewers may not know about: the efforts of the Italian Embassy to save and relocate citizens targeted by the fascist Pinochet regime in Chile. Find out more »

The Wolf House

The Wolf House is an animated feature that tells the story of a young girl who escapes a cult colony of religious fanatics during Chile’s darkest years under rule of military dictator, Augusto Pinochet. Find out more »


“What do they want from me now? After all, I am just an actor.” So how did an up-and-coming thespian with a mixed-race mistress and left-wing sympathies make it to the top of Nazi Germany’s theatrical world? Find out more »

New French Shorts 2020

A feature-length program of delightful, funny, charming, provocative festival favorite Gallic shorts. Find out more »

The Booksellers

Antiquarian booksellers — whose job requires the disparate skills of a scholar, a detective, and a businessperson — have personalities and knowledge bases that are as broad and deep as the material they handle. ​This Booksellers burrows deep inside their small but fascinating world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, oddballs and dreamers. Find out more »

Capital in the 21st Century

A lively, entertaining, and eye-opening look at the number one economic issue of our time
(and the 2020 elections) Find out more »