DANCING THE TWIST IN BAMAKO

The 1960s were a time of change everywhere, and that includes Bamako, the capital city of Mali, a nation only recently independent from French colonial rule.  Samba, a young, idealistic socialist, works toward creating a more just nation by day and dances with girlfriend Lara to Otis Redding, and the Supremes by night.

PLEASE BABY PLEASE

April 29-30 Suze and Arthur are an Eisenhower-era couple leading traditional lives on New York’s Lower East Side consisting of housework, domesticity, and compliant, unassuming gender roles--that is, until they encounter a gang of leather-clad greasers known as The Young Gents.

PINBALL

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OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN

May 20-28 When a Parisian school teacher enters into a relationship with a car designer, he’s slow to let her know that he’s a single father. But once she finds out, she quickly grows to love his precocious, 4-year-old daughter.

THE QUIET GIRL

May 19-21 A soft-spoken girl named Cáit is sent by her parents to live with a pair of distant relatives. Cáit spends the summer on an idyllic Irish farm, and along the way, changes her life.

RETURN TO SEOUL

May 27-June 3 On an impulse to reconnect with her origins, a free-spirited Frenchwoman visits South Korea, the country of her birth. Frédérique (Freddie) doesn't speak the language and doesn't know the names of her biological parents, but that doesn't stop her from looking for them. A STAGGERING MASTERWORK! - LA Times

TWILIGHT

June 3-9 This long unseen masterpiece from György Fehér, loosely based on Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s 1958 crime novella The Pledge, follows a seasoned homicide detective whose obsession with catching a child murderer compels him to use a young girl as bait.

THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS

June 30-July 2 Pietro, a city boy, and Bruno, raised in the Alps, meet as 11-year-olds one summer in Grana—a forgotten mountain village in northwestern Italy. Their friendship grows through subsequent summer visits, introducing them to love and loss, reminding them of their origins, letting their destinies unfold.

BLACKBERRY

July 7-9 The highly entertaining, true story of a ragtag band of geeks and misfits who, in between movie nights, invented the tool that briefly revolutionized the mobile devise universe and, in the process, single-handedly rendered the world all-thumbs.

MASTER GARDENER

A meticulous horticulturist and a wealthy dowager hide dark secrets in the new film by legendary writer-director Paul Schrader. Joel Edgerton and Sigourney Weaver star.

REVOIR PARIS

July 14-23 After an idyllic date night full of red wine, Mia stops at a Parisian bistro to take shelter from a downpour. Her reprieve is shattered when a gunman opens fire. Three months later, she returns to the bistro to find the stranger who helped her make it through the attack,

THE DUKE

July 21-30 The Duke is set in England in 1961 and is the true story of Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, who stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren star.

THE THIEF COLLECTOR

July 29-30/strong> In 1985, Willem de Kooning’s “Woman-Ochre,” one of the most valuable paintings of the 20th century, was sliced from its frame and stolen from an Arizona museum. Thirty-two years later, the $160 million painting was found hanging behind a bedroom door in the home of retired school teachers.

SHOWING UP

Aug 2-12) A sculptor preparing to open a new show must balance her creative life with the daily dramas of family and friends, in accaimed American filmmaker Kelly Reichardt’s vibrant and captivatingly funny portrait of art & craft.

SCARLET

Aug 12-20 Pietro Marcello, one of contemporary cinema’s most versatile talents, follows his dramatic breakthrough, Martin Eden, with an enchanting period fable based on a beloved 1923 novel by Russian writer Alexander Grin.

LADY KILLER

Aug 18-27 A newly restored film from the late 1930s by unsung French filmmaker Jean Grémillon. "Lady Killer is ONE OF THE SCREEN'S LEAST SEEN MASTERPIECES."

OLDBOY

Aug 25-Sept 3 Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Park Chan-Wook's cinematic masterpiece, Oldboy has been restored and remastered in stunning 4K

BIOSPHERE

Sept 1-10 Billy and Ray are lifelong best friends — and the last two men on earth. Their custom biosphere is outfitted with basic necessities and creature comforts that make it possible to retain a sense of what life used to be like.

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON

FRI, SEPT 1 AT DUSK • FREE SCREENING IN SWITCHYARD PARK Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie in this blend of live-action and stop motion animation. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, Marcel and Connie now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. Jenny Slate

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.