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Our Time — Available Thursday, June 17, 2021
Directed by Carlos Reygadas • Drama • With Carlos Reygadas, Natalia López, Phil Burgers • 2018 • 87 minutes • Monument Releasing

A family lives in the Mexican countryside raising fighting bulls. Esther is in charge of running the ranch, while her husband Juan, a world-renowned poet, raises and selects the beasts. Although in an open marriage, their relationship begins to crumble when Esther falls in love with an American horsebreaker and Juan is unable control his jealousy. "[A] masterpiece. A continuous single take of an airplane …

Romantico — Available Thursday, June 17, 2021
Directed by Mark Becker • Documentary • With Carmelo Muñiz Sánchez • 2005 • 84 minutes • Kino Lorber

More than just a documentary dispatch from the illegal immigration frontlines, Mark Becker's Romántico evolves from a verite view of undocumented alien subculture to a deeply personal, "beautifully realized" (NY Post), subtly-hued, and bittersweet dramatic story of family, fatherhood, identity and survival. By day, mariachi musician Carmelo Muñiz washes cars, but at night, he and his friend Arturo …

Alice — Available Friday, June 18, 2021
Directed by Josephine Mackerras • Drama • 2019 • 103 minutes • Monument Releasing

Alice (Emilie Piponnier) is the perfect wife and mother, living happily with her husband Francois and their son in an apartment in Paris. When her credit cards are declined one day while shopping, Alice discovers that Francois has been living a secret life, spending all of their money at a high-end escort service and leaving them completely bankrupt. Even worse is that Francois has suddenly abandoned …

A Family Submerged — Available Friday, June 18, 2021
Directed by Maria Alche • Drama • 2018 • 91 minutes • Monument Releasing

It’s summertime in Buenos Aires, and Marcela’s sister has suddenly passed away. As Marcela grieves, she must also face the painful process of purging her sister’s apartment of possessions, photographs, and family heirlooms. When Nacho, a young friend of her daughter’s, offers to help her, she finds unexpected comfort. Their relationship deepens into something more romantic as they go on road …

The Bomb — Available Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Directed by Kevin Ford, Smriti Keshari, Eric Schlosser • Documentary • 2016 • 61 minutes • Monument Releasing

Over seven decades have passed since a city was destroyed by a nuclear weapon. But the danger never went away. We are now confronted with a world in which nine nations possess about 15,000 nuclear weapons. Many of the weapons in the American arsenal are roughly 20 times more powerful than the bomb detonated at Hiroshima. The Bomb places the viewer in the middle of the story of nuclear weapons - the …

Another Country — Available Thursday, June 24, 2021
Directed by Molly Reynolds • Documentary • With David Gulpilil • 2015 • 75 minutes • Monument Releasing

At the beginning of last century the Australian Government, along with entrepreneurs, opportunists and do-gooders, made a concerted effort to gain control of the lands of the Yolngu people across northern Arnhem Land, along the central part of northern Australia. While the long succession of would-be cattle barons, missionaries and Government agents failed to dispossess the Yolngu of their lands, …

Summer Pasture — Available Thursday, June 24, 2021
Directed by Lynn True & Nelson Walker III • Documentary • 2010 • 85 minutes • Monument Releasing

Summer Pasture is a feature-length documentary that chronicles one summer with a young family amidst a period of great uncertainty. Locho, his wife Yama, and their infant daughter, nicknamed Jiatomah ('pale chubby girl'), spend the summer months in eastern Tibet's Zachukha grasslands, an area known as Wu-Zui or '5-Most,' – the highest, coldest, poorest, largest, and most remote county in Sichuan …

History of Fear — Available Friday, June 25, 2021
Directed by Benjamin Naishtat • Drama • With Jonathan Da Rosa • 2014 • 79 minutes • Monument Releasing

When a heat wave grips the suburbs, black-outs and waves of pollution push the social order to the brink of collapse, forcing each in-habitant to confront his own motives, instincts and fears.

The Queen of Fear — Available Friday, June 25, 2021
Directed by Valeria Bertuccelli, Fabiana Tiscornia • Drama • With Valeria Bertuccelli • 2018 • 107 minutes • Monument Releasing

Robertina, one of Argentina’s most acclaimed actresses, only has one month left until the premiere of her career-defining one-woman play. Instead of preparing and rehearsing, however, she spends her days in a constant state of anxiety as she obsessively distracts herself from her professional responsibilities. From avoiding rehearsals to becoming involved in petty disagreements between her assistants …

Vampire Clay — Available Thursday, July 1, 2021
Directed by Soichi Umezawa • Drama • With Ena Fujita, Yuyu Makihara, Momoka Sugimoto • 2017 • 81 minutes • Monument Releasing

From Japanese special effects master Soichi Umezawa comes a singular horror experience in a wildly hilarious marriage of The Blob and The Evil Dead. After studying in Tokyo, Kaori returns to Aina Academy to finish her prep classes for art school. Quickly outshining her jealous classmates, she soon becomes the star of the class when she discovers a bag of old, mysterious clay and uses it for sculpting …

RECENTLY ADDED: Titles added in the last two weeks

— Added Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Directed by Dieudo Hamadi • Documentary • 2021 • 89 minutes • Icarus Films

Over six bloody days in June 2000, the Congolese city of Kisangani was the scene of deadly violence between the Ugandan and Rwandan armies. More than 10,000 shells exploded, killing thousands and injuring thousands more.  Since then, victims of the Six-Day War have fought for recognition and compensation. Uganda has been found guilty of war crimes by the International Court of Justice, but the victims … More

— Added Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Directed by Hany Abu-Assad • Drama • With Qais Attaallah, Heba Attaallah, Ahmad Qassim • 2016 • 95 minutes • Kino Lorber

Gaza. Synonymous to so many with conflict, destruction and despair but to Mohammed Assaf, and his sister Nour, Gaza is their home and their playground. It’s where they, along with their best friends Ahmad and Omar, play music, football and dare to dream big. Their band might play on second hand, beaten up instruments but their ambitions are sky-high. For Mohammed and Nour, nothing less than playing … More

— Added Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Directed by Guy Davidi & Emad Burnat • Documentary • 2011 • 90 minutes • Kino Lorber

An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the footage was later turned into a galvanizing … More

— Added Friday, June 11, 2021
Directed by Roddy Bogawa • Documentary • 1991 • 72 minutes • Sentient Art Film

SOME DIVINE WIND - a rough translation referring to Japanese Kamikaze pilots (on 'God's wind') - is the story of Ben, an American-born young man of mixed parentage, whose father was part of a bombing mission that destroyed his Japanese mother's village and killed her entire family during World War II. Although his father discovers this horrible coincidence when he meets his wife after the war, he … More

— Added Friday, June 11, 2021
Directed by Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli • Drama • With Edem Dela-Seshie, Thomas Love, Rachika Samarth • 2019 • 83 minutes • Sentient Art Film

A visiting German artist, an American academic, a millennial polyamorous enclave in New York City; director-actor Jessie Jeffrey Dunn Rovinelli’s So Pretty is an excursion into actually-existing utopia, a document (if not quite a documentary) of a loving, precarious community. Dunn Rovinelli’s sophomore feature, following the tender Empathy (2016), observes a tight-knit group of trans and genderqueer … More

— Added Friday, June 11, 2021
Directed by Maya Newell • Documentary • 2019 • 84 minutes • Sentient Art Film

Dujuan is a 10-year-old Arrernte boy from Mparntwe (Alice Springs) in Australia. Full of life and exuberance, he learns, with the support of his loving mother and grandmother, to hunt, speak two Indigenous languages and become a healer. Dujuan is politically astute and a leader in the making. But within the westernised school system, his strength and intellect go unnoticed and the colonial approaches … More

— Added Thursday, June 10, 2021
Directed by Aaron Katz • Drama • 2007 • 78 minutes • Monument Releasing

Jamie is lost. She’s come to New York to visit her friend Samantha, but Samantha is nowhere to be found, and now Jamie is alone in the city. Charlie just quit his job, and isn’t sure where he’s going next. Their paths cross late at night on an empty subway platform, and from this chance encounter an unlikely connection is formed. Together they share twenty-four hours drifting from late night … More

— Added Thursday, June 10, 2021
Directed by Aaron Katz • Drama • 2006 • 66 minutes • Monument Releasing

Apathetic seventeen-year-old Gus hangs around doing nothing with his buddy Bill most of the time. Gus likes to tell half-true stories about all the girls he’s slept with and all the drugs he’s done. Jessica is seventeen too. She doesn't seem to have much in common with anyone anymore – not even her best friend Christie. Every year this one guy Brian throws a 4th of July party. The party’s … More

— Added Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Directed by Linda Saffire & Adam Schlesinger • Documentary • With Wendy Whelan • 2017 • 90 minutes • Kino Lorber

RESTLESS CREATURE: WENDY WHELAN offers an intimate portrait of prima ballerina Wendy Whelan as she prepares to leave New York City Ballet after a record-setting three decades with the company. One of the modern era’s most acclaimed dancers, Whelan was a principal ballerina for NYCB and, over the course of her celebrated career, danced numerous ballets by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, as … More

— Added Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Directed by Maia Wechsler • Documentary • 2018 • 177 minutes • Monument Releasing

IF THE DANCER DANCES invites viewers into the intimate world of the dance studio. Stephen Petronio, one of today’s leading dance-makers, is determined to help his dancers breathe new life into RainForest (1968), an iconic work by the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham. With help from three members of the former Cunningham company, the film tracks Petronio’s dancers as they strive to re-stage … More