BLUE JEAN

Sept 8-17 England, 1988: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher states “Children who need to be taught to respect traditional moral values are being taught that they have an inalienable right to be gay.”
Blue Jean is a fictional film set against this real-life backdrop.

Alfred Hitchcock’s STRANGERS ON A TRAIN

Sept 9 in Bryan Park at 8:30) “Isn’t it a fascinating design? One could study it forever,” Hitchcock remarked to Francois Truffaut of the elaborately structured Strangers opens on an NYC-bound train, where Guy, a tennis star who wants out of his unhappy marriage, encounters a charming psychopath named Bruno who offers him a coolly unhinged plan to accomplish just that: they can swap murders. Bruno will murder Guy’s wife if Guy will do away with Bruno’s troublesome dad.

20 DAYS IN MARIUPOL

Sept 15-24 As the Russian invasion begins, a team of Ukrainian journalists trapped in the besieged city of Mariupol struggle to continue their work documenting the war. 20 Days in Mariupol offers a vivid, harrowing account of civilians caught in the siege, as well as a window into what it’s like to report from a conflict zone, and the impact of such journalism around the globe.

VIVO

Friday, Sept 15 in Bryan Park at 8:30 in Bryan Park The animated musical adventure, Vivo—featuring original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda—centers on his character Vivo, a one-of-kind kinkajou (or rainforest “honey bear”) who spends his days playing music with his beloved owner Andrés (Juan de Marcos).

AFIRE

Sept 22-Oct 1 A writer with a severe case of writer's block goes to the countryside home of his best friend hoping to focus on his novel. Upon arrival, he discovers that the peaceful summer home by the Baltic Sea has been double-booked. Afire won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at this year's Berlin International Film Festival. 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Saturday, Sept 23rd in Bryan Park at 8:15 - Free Screening Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) received five Academy Award nominations, including Best Supporting Actress for Angela Bassett.

PINK FLOYD & SYD BARRETT: HAVE YOU GOT IT YET?

Sept 29-Oct 8 Cult icon, enigma, recluse… the life of Syd Barrett,  the visionary, founding member of Pink Floyd, is full of unanswered questions. Until now.

SCRAPPER

Oct 6-15 Georgie is a resourceful 12-year-old girl. She secretly lives alone in her flat in a working class suburb of London following the death of her mother. She makes money stealing bikes with her best friend Ali and keeps the social workers off her back

Talking Heads: STOP MAKING SENSE

Oct 13-22 A man walks onstage with a guitar. There is a boombox waiting for him. He presses play on the boombox and starts to sing. The world changes.

The man is David Byrne, the band is Talking Heads, the song is “Psycho Killer,” and the movie is Stop Making Sense, directed by Jonathan Demme. Four decades later, we live in a culture shaped by all of them.

JOYCE CAROL OATES: A Body in the Service of Mind

Oct 13-15 One of the country’s preeminent and prolific serious writers, Joyce Carol Oates is the author of more than 100 books, including them, (winner of the National Book Award and yes, spelled in all lower case) and Blonde (which looks at America through the life of Marilyn Monroe).

THE BEASTS

Oct 20-29 A bourgeois French couple--idealistic organic farmers--who settle in a Galician village. Their earnest enthusiasm reeks of patronizing privilege to the poor Spanish farmers who have toiled on the land for generations. Tensions between locals and foreigners boil over in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.

A COMPASSIONATE SPY

Oct 27-Nov 5 a gripping real-life spy thriller about controversial Manhattan Project physicist Ted Hall, who infamously provided nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union, told through the perspective of his loving wife Joan, who protected his secret for decades. Recruited in 1944 as an 18-year-old Harvard undergraduate to help Robert Oppenheimer and his team create a bomb, Hall was the youngest physicist on the Manhattan Project, and didn’t share his colleagues’ elation

MR ORGAN

strong>Nov 3-12 Kiwi journalist/filmmaker David Farrier is known for engaging with the stranger side of life in films like his stranger-than-fiction competitive tickling exposé Tickled, drawing bizarre subjects into the light through his affable but penetrating investigations. But Farrier may have met his match with the subject of his latest film.

FOUR DAUGHTERS

Nov 10-19 Submitted by Tunisia as their official entry to the 96th Academy Awards, Four Daughters is a mesmerizing, formally ambitious documentary that bends the edges of narrative form in careful service to the stories of brave, bold, and complicated women.

JOAN BAEZ

Nov 17-Dec 3 “I am not a saint, I am a noise,” wrote 13-year-old Joan Baez in her journal, reflecting on a discordance between her outer and inner lives that would only deepen.

PAST LIVES

Dec 8-10 A budding childhood romance between Nora and Hae Sung, classmates at a primary school in Seoul, ends abruptly when Nora’s family emigrates to Canada. has been perched atop most cinephiles’ must-see lists since its triumphant debut at Sundance.

The Life and Times of ALLEN GINSBERG

Dec 8-17 Visionary, radical, spiritual seeker, renowned poet, founding member of a major literary movement, champion of human rights, Buddhist, political activist and teacher – Allen Ginsberg’s remarkable life shaped the very soul of American counterculture.
Jerry Aronson groundbreaking documentary premiered at the

RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE

Dec 8-17 It’s the eve of Christmas in northern Finland, and an ‘archeological’ dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn’t the one you want coming to town. When the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, a reindeer hunter by trade

THEATER CAMP

Jan 6-14 This hilarious mockumentary “wears its cult-following potential squarely on its sequined shoulders, gifting us with instantly quotable lines and zany, lovable characters." - Sundance Film Festival

THE CRIME IS MINE

strong>Jan 6-14 Paris in the 1930s — a playground for industrial heirs and debonair architects, but the City of Lights does not shine evenly for all. Madeleine, a struggling actress and her best friend Pauline, an unemployed lawyer, live in a cramped flat and owe five months’ rent. Opportunity knocks, however, after a lascivious theatrical producer

GODARD CINEMA

One of the founders of the French New Wave, political agitator, revolutionary misanthrope, film theorist and critic, the list of his descriptors goes on and on....

RULE OF TWO WALLS

An intimate look at the war in Ukraine, as seen through the eyes of artists who remained to make art as a defiant act in the face of aggression.

DRIVING MADELEINE

A seemingly simple taxi ride across Paris evolves into a profound meditation on the realities of the driver, whose personal life is in shambles, and his fare, an elderly woman whose warmth belies her surprising past.

INSIDE THE YELLOW COCOON SHELL

Winner of the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the prestigious André Bazin Prize from Cahiers du Cinema, both celebrating outstanding feature debuts, this enthralling work from Vietnamese filmmaker Pham Thien An is a reverie on faith, loss, and nature expressed with uncommon invention and depth.

BALLERINA BOYS

a portrait of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (The Trocks), an all-male ballet company and international dance sensation. For over 45 years the company has shared their signature style and message of equality, inclusion and social justice with audiences around the world. The men perform classical ballet en pointe and in drag, challenging the art form’s rigid gender norms as they mix rigorous technique with comedy and satire. Inspired by the Stonewall Riots of 1969, the company was fueled by the spirit of defiance and creative exuberance that the gay rights movement unleashed.