Cinema Shows

LETTERS 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

RESTLESS CREATURE: WENDY WHELAN

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 

LOST IN PARIS

Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon’s signature whimsical style, LOST IN PARIS stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical vagabond. When Fiona’s (Gordon) orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 88-year-old Aunt Martha (delightfully portrayed by Academy Award®-nominee Emmanuelle Riva) who is living in Paris, Fiona hops on

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

THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV

August 1715. After going for a walk, Louis XIV feels a pain in his leg. The next days, the king keeps fulfilling his duties and obligations, but his sleep is troubled and he has a serious fever. He barely eats and weakens increasingly. This is the start of the slow agony of the greatest king of France, surrounded by his relatives and doctors.

THE LAST SHAMAN

Directed by Raz Degan, The Last Shaman is the story of James Freeman, a young man who decides to take matters in his own hands when faced with incurable depression.  He undergoes a life-changing journey in the Amazon jungle that brings him a deeper understanding and acceptance of self.  Along the  way,  he  experiences  the  healing  properties  of  the tribal  plant  medicine  Ayahuasca  and  the world

MOKA

To find the driver of the vintage mocha-colored Mercedes which she thinks hit her son and devastated her life, Diane Kramer (Emmanuelle Devos) embarks on a trip to take revenge. She goes to Évian, where she has learned the driver of the Mercedes lives, but she now has to face another woman, Marlene (Nathalie Baye) – a beauty salon proprietor and owner of the car. In order to get closer to her, Diane

LOIS WEBER'S SHOES & THE DUMB GIRL OF PORTICI

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of two of Lois Weber's most important films, Milestone Films will be bringing out restored versions of both SHOES and THE DUMB GIRL OF PORTICI. Working with the Netherland's EYE Filmmuseum, the Library of Congress, archivist Lori Raskin and composers Donald Sosin and John Sweeney, these films will be seen in theaters and then on DVD and Blu-ray. The small but

MY JOURNEY THROUGH 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

FROM LAND OF THE MOON

Based on the international best-selling novel and starring Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard, From the Land of the Moon is the story of a free-spirited woman fighting for passionate dreams of true love against all odds. Gabrielle (Cotillard) comes from a small village in the South of France at a a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even a sign of insanity. Her parents