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The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch Perry — Available Thursday, February 29, 2024
Directed by Adam Bhala Lough, Ethan Higbee • Documentary • With Lee “Scratch” Perry, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Paul McCartney, The Clash, Bunny Wailer, Marcus Garvey, Carl Bradshaw, Eve, Benicio Del Toro • 2008 • 95 minutes • Factory 25

THE UPSETTER tells the wild, weed-fueled story of Lee “Scratch” Perry — a visionary Jamaican musician, artist and all around madman — who invented a genre of music that would come to be called Reggae. Narrated by Benicio Del Toro, the film captures the essence of a complex, enigmatic figure who was at once a mad genius and a mystic.

Beautiful Beings — Available Friday, March 1, 2024
Directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson • Drama • With Birgir Dagur Bjarkason • 2022 • 123 minutes • Altered Innocence

Iceland's official submission to the Academy Awards® for Best International Feature Film! Addi, a boy raised by a clairvoyant mother, decides to adopt a bullied misfit into his gang of outsiders. Left to their own devices, the boys explore aggression and violence but also learn about loyalty and love. As the group’s behavior escalates towards life-threatening situations, Addi begins to experience …

Penelope, My Love — Available Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Directed by Claire Doyon • Documentary • 2021 • 88 minutes • Lightdox

‘For 18 years, I have been filming Pénélope, a young adult with autism. One day I opened the cupboard that contained DV tapes and Super 8 reels. My eyes almost popped out. These images had to be brought together. Penelope, My Love traces the journey of a mother and her daughter through the years. It tells of different stages: the shock of the diagnosis, the declaration of war, the abdication of arms, …

Little Palestine, Diary of a Siege — Available Thursday, March 7, 2024
Directed by Abdallah Al-Khatib • Documentary • 2021 • 89 minutes • Lightdox

The district of Yarmouk (Damascus, Syria) sheltered the biggest Palestinian refugee camp in the world from 1957 to 2018. When the Syrian revolution broke out, the regime of Bashar Al-Assad saw Yarmouk as a refuge of rebels and resistance and set up a siege from 2013 on. Gradually deprived of food, medicine and electricity, Yarmouk was cut off from the rest of the world. Abdallah Al-Khatib was born …

Violet — Available Friday, March 8, 2024
Directed by Bas Devos • Drama • With Cesar De Sutter, Koen De Sutter • 2014 • 83 minutes • Altered Innocence

A grand prize winner at the Berlin Film Festival, VIOLET tells the story of 15-year-old Jesse who bears witness to his best friend’s seemingly random murder at the mall. A carefully calibrated character study in the tradition of Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park, filmmaker Bas Devos’ meticulously calculated debut explores the process of coping in the midst of senseless violence. Shot partially on 8-perf …

Mister John — Available Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Directed by Joe Lawlor, Christine Molloy • Drama • With Aidan Gillen, Zoe Tay, Michael Thomas, Claire Keelan • 2013 • 95 minutes • Monument Releasing / Visit Films

After discovering his wife's infidelities, Gerry leaves London to look after his deceased brother's business and family in Singapore. Discovering a foreign world of opportunity that had not existed before gives Gerry a chance at starting over by slipping into his brother's life - both emotionally and physically. However, leaving his wife and child behind in the UK is not so easy as Gerry must choose …

Before Summer Ends — Available Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Directed by Maryam Goormaghtigh • Documentary • 2017 • 80 minutes • Lightdox

After five years of studying in Paris, Arash is fed up with France. Haunted by feelings of unhappiness and despair, the sensitive Iranian student firmly believes that the French are a breed of their own. His friends Hossein and Ashkan persuade him to join them on one last trip, hoping to change his mind. The dissimilar trio hits the road, heading to the sun-kissed South of France with a jam-packed …

Concrete Night — Available Thursday, March 14, 2024
Directed by Pirjo Honkasalo • Drama • With Johannes Brotherus, Jari Virman • 2013 • 97 minutes • Altered Innocence

A stunning, dream-like odyssey through a beautiful and otherworldly Helsinki over the course of one evening, CONCRETE NIGHT follows the impressionable 14-year-old Simo as he keeps his soon-to-be incarcerated brother company. The official Finnish submission to the Academy Awards® for Best Foreign Language Film captures the pain and joy of youth through exquisite, eye-popping black-and-white cinematography.

Sound and Fury — Available Thursday, March 14, 2024
Directed by Jean-Claude Brisseau • Drama • With Vincent Gasperitsch • 1988 • 96 minutes • Altered Innocence

Jean-Claude Brisseau's searing portrait of disaffected youth is finally available to U.S. audiences in a gorgeous new 2K restoration! Bruno is 14. When his grandmother dies, he returns to live in the French suburbs with his absent mother. He has the mind of a 7-year-old, and finds himself in classroom of pupils who all share similar learning problems. There he meets Jean-Roger, the “terror” of the …

OSS 117: Lost in Rio — Available Friday, March 15, 2024
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius • Drama • With Jean Dujardin • 2010 • 97 minutes • Music Box

The pride of French intelligence, Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath – code named OSS 117 – has a new mission that takes him to the Bossa Nova Brazil of the 1960’s. Teaming up with a sexy Mossad agent he has to capture a Nazi blackmailer with an embarrassingly long list of World War II French collaborators. "A classic comic creation!" —Vogue

RECENTLY ADDED: Titles added in the last two weeks

— Added Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Directed by Stina Werenfels • Drama • With Michael Neuenschwander, Susanne-Marie Wrage, Bettina Stucky • 2005 • 98 minutes • Under the Milky Way

H-P is an investment banker who lives with his wife and son in a luxurious lakeside villa. But things aren’t as perfect as they seem. H-P is involved in some dodgy deals and his speculations have gone so awry that unbeknownst to his wife, the family villa is up for sale on the internet. H-P throws a grill party to which he invites his boss Philip and his wife. Unfortunately Philip’s obsequious trainee … More

— Added Friday, February 23, 2024
Directed by P. David Ebersole, Todd Hughes • Documentary • With Pierre Cardin, Rodrigo Basilicati, Jean-Paul Gaultier • 2020 • 97 minutes • Utopia Select LLC

A rare peek into the mind of a genius, an authorized feature documentary chronicling the life and design of Pierre Cardin. A true original, Mr. Cardin has granted the Producers exclusive access to his archives, his empire, and unprecedented interviews at the sunset of a glorious career.

— Added Thursday, February 22, 2024
Directed by Patrick Savey • Documentary • With Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Miles Davis • 2014 • 97 minutes • Under the Milky Way

Patrick Savey plunges us into Marcus’s world, capturing the New York roots of the legendary bass player, following his path like the pebbles of Tom Thumb, as he meets masters of Jazz like Larry Graham, Jaco Pastorius, David Sanborn, Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau and Miles Davis. A fantastic visual and musical journey through the history of this exceptional musician, multi instrumentalist, composer, and … More

— Added Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Directed by Christine Molloy, Joe Lawlor • Drama • With Annie Townsend • 2008 • 79 minutes • Monument Releasing / Visit Films

An 18 year old girl called Joy has gone missing. Another girl called Helen is a few weeks away from leaving her care home. Helen is asked to ‘play’ Joy in a police reconstruction that will retrace Joy’s last known movements. Joy had everything. A loving family, a boyfriend, a bright future. Helen, parentless, has lived in institutions all her life and has never been close to anyone. Gradually Helen … More

— Added Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Directed by Esther Hoffenberg • Documentary • 2013 • 57 minutes • Icarus Films

After decades of working in relative obscurity, author and memoirist Violette Leduc exploded onto the French literary scene in 1964 with the publication of her taboo-breaking memoir The Bastard. Engaging frankly with her experience as an illegitimate child, homosexuality, and abortion, Leduc challenged the prevailing censorship of mid-century France and became a controversial icon of lesbian literature. … More

— Added Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Directed by Myriam Abramovicz and Esther Hoffenberg • Documentary • 1980 • 84 minutes • Icarus Films

Belgium, 1940. Amidst escalating terror and raids on Jewish residents by the occupying Nazi forces, a resistance movement emerges to shelter Jewish children from deportation and extermination. Myriam Abramowicz and Esther Hoffenberg’s 1982 documentary As if it Were Yesterday centers on a series of candid interviews with the members of the Belgian Resistance who organized the rescue of over 4,000 children, … More

— Added Friday, February 16, 2024
Directed by Simon Fitzmaurice • Drama • With Evanna Lynch. George Webster • 2015 • 0 minutes • Monument Releasing / Visit Films

After her mother dies and her father is institutionalized, Emily (Evanna Lynch) is placed in a foster home and in a new school where she is ostracized. When her father’s annual card fails to arrive on her 16th birthday, Emily knows something’s wrong. She decides to take matters into her own hands and, enlisting her only friend at school, Arden, sets off on a road trip to break her father out of the … More

— Added Friday, February 16, 2024
Directed by Clay Jeter • Drama • With Sarah Hagan, Austin Vickers • 2011 • 82 minutes • Monument Releasing / Visit Films

Jess, age 18 (Sarah Hagan) and Moss, age 12 (Austin Vickers) are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a summer they venture on a journey exploring deep secrets and hopes of a future while being confronted with fears of isolation, … More

— Added Thursday, February 15, 2024
Directed by Theodore Collatos • Documentary • With Luana Muniz • 2021 • 73 minutes • Factory 25

Larger-than-life actress, cabaret performer, activist, and proud sex professional since the age of eleven, Luana Muniz - arguably one of Brazil's most famous transgender personalities - shaped a new reality in her hostel by providing a safe working environment for generations of young transgendered girls in neighborhood of Lapa in Rio de Janeiro. Queen of Lapa explores the women's day-to-day lives, … More

— Added Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Directed by Yara Travieso • Performance • With Rena Butler • 74 minutes • Sentient Arts

Embracing a multiplicity of cultural lenses, LA MEDEA confronts the historically prevalent image of the hysterical, dangerous, foreign woman and offers a revolutionary female figure willing to destroy her world in the name of justice. Chaos reigns beneath the skin of a classic myth. A unique theater to screen experience, LA MEDEA was originally directed, performed and broadcast in real time for thousands … More