Cinema Shows

Souls on a String

After discovering a sacred stone in the mouth of a deer, Taibei, a solitary Tibetan cowboy, embarks on a mission: to bring it back to the holy Mountain of Buddha's Handprint. Pursued by black market traders who seek the priceless artifact for themselves, as well as two brothers seeking vengeance for the long-ago death of their father, Taibei's journey will be a long and difficult one - even before it is

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The great Polish director Andrzej Wajda returns with this passionate biopic about avant-garde artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski (brilliantly played by Polish superstar Boguslaw Linda), who battled Stalinist orthodoxy and his own physical impairments to advance his progressive ideas about art.

The Coolest Meditation Ever: Antarctica 12.12.12

FRIDAY, JUNE 16 6-8PM
Advanced Tickets $22/ $24 at the door

How does the universe communicate from subatomic particles, wavelengths, superstrings, to stars and every being? And how do individuals communicate back to see their dreams manifest?

The heartening assumption of, “The Coolest Meditation Ever:  Antarctica 12.12.12,” is that every one of us makes waves in the field of consciousness that are

ICAROS: A VISION

FRIDAY, JUNE 23 7:20PM & SATURDAY, JUNE 24 7:20PM
screenings include Q/A with Producer, co-writer and anthropologist Abou Farman

THURSDAY, JUNE 29th  7:20 PM 
A special screening co-sponsored by SAR followed by a conversation with Farman and School for Advanced Research President Michael Brown. Tickets on Thursday are $11 to benefit SAR.

Looking for a miracle, Angelina lands at a healing center

SACRED

Shot by more than 40 filmmaking teams around the world, the film immerses the viewer in the daily use of faith and spiritual practice. At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines, this film explores faith as primary human experience, and how people turn to ritual and prayer to navigate the milestones and crises of private life. The film’s director commissioned or sourced footage from

LETTER FROM BAGHDAD

Letters from Baghdad is the story of a true original—Gertrude Bell—sometimes called the “female” Lawrence of Arabia. Voiced and executive produced by Academy award winning actor Tilda Swinton, the documentary tells the dramatic story of this British spy, explorer and political powerhouse. Bell traveled widely in Arabia before being recruited by British military intelligence to help draw the borders of

THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV

Upon returning from a hunting expedition, King Louis XIV feels a sharp pain in his leg. He begins to die, surrounded by loyal followers in the royal chambers.

WHISKEY GALORE

The inhabitants of a Scottish island try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a nearby stranded ship. A remake of the beloved black and white original film directed by Alexander Mackendrick for Ealing Studios, which was based on the novel by Sir Compton Mackenzie, which itself was based on the real events of 1941 when the S.S. Politician was shipwrecked in the Outer Hebrides leading to an hilarious

100 years of French Cinema

Writer-director Bertrand Tavernier is truly one of the grand auteurs of the movies. His experience is vast, his knowledge is voluminous, his love is inexhaustible and his perspective is matched only by that of Martin Scorsese. This magnificent, epic documentary has been a lifetime in the making. Tavernier knows his native cinema inside and out, from the giants like Renoir, Godard, and Melville (for whom