opens Fri 3 Oct
directed by Rory Kennedy
During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape.
On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confront the same moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate U.S. citizens only—or to risk treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they can.
“Observant, incisive, and at times both heartrending and inspiring...” —Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter
opens Fri 10 Oct
directed by Robert Wiene starring Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover
In 1920, one brilliant movie jolted the postwar masses and catapulted the movement known as German Expressionism into film history. That movie was The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a plunge into the mind of insanity that severs all ties with the rational world.
Director Robert Wiene and a visionary team of designers crafted a nightmare realm in which light, shadow and substance are abstracted, a world in which a demented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetrate a series of ghastly murders in a small community.
This authoritative edition of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 4K restoration scanned from the (mostly) preserved camera negative at the German Federal Film Archive.
“A one-of-a-kind masterpiece” —Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
opens Fri 10 Oct
directed by Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker starring Emmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Olivier Gourmet
Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. But after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar who ultimately discovers the decades-long ruse and sets out to expose his philanthropic escapades to the art world, Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop.
Art and Craft starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper—but what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.
- Official Selection – 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
- Official Selection – AFI Docs 2014
- Official Selection – San Francisco International Film Festival
“A crowd-pleasing character study that doubles as an art-world detective story.” —Steve Dollar, The Wall Street Journal
opens Fri 17 Oct
directed by Nadav Schirman starring Mosab Hassan Yousef, Gonen Ben Yitzhak
Set against the chaotic backdrop of recent events in the Middle East, Nadav Schirman’s The Green Prince retraces the details of a highly unprecedented partnership that developed between sworn enemies. In the style of a tense psychological thriller, this extraordinary documentary recounts the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel’s prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him.
Through exclusive first-hand testimony, dramatic action sequences, and rare archival footage, decades of secrets come to light in this unflinching exploration of a profound spiritual transformation and the transcendent bonds of friendship. The Green Prince will challenge much of what you know about the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“Terrific. As gripping as any high-concept Hollywood thriller.” —Xan Brooks, The Guardian
opens Fri 17 Oct
directed by Tommy Wirkola starring Vegar Hoel, Martin Starr, Jocelyn DeBoer
If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror as your closest friends were devoured by a zombified Nazi battalion, you’d have to assume that things couldn’t get much worse. In Martin’s case, that was only the beginning.
“Bigger, brasher, bloodier, and with more bowels, Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead is a blast.” —Film Threat
opens Fri 24 Oct
directed by Alex Ross Perry starring Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Krysten Ritter
Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his second novel.
“I can't think of a recent movie that stages with as much joy and wonder the sense of living a life that becomes, directly or obliquely, in action or in idea, the stuff of art.” —Richard Brody, New Yorker
opens Fri 31 Oct
directed by Neil Berkeley
After he was unceremoniously let go from NBC’s Community, show creator Dan Harmon hit the road, bringing his popular Harmontown podcast to fans across the country.
“Perverse, uncensored, deeply nerdy, and spit-take hilarious” —Logan Hill, Rolling Stone
opens Fri 31 Oct
directed by Alain Resnais starring Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dallas
4K restoration of Alain Resnais’s French New Wave classic!
opens Fri 7 Nov
directed by Erik Poppe starring Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Rebecca is one of world’s top war photojournalists, capturing chilling images in the most dire landscapes, in an effort to shed light on the real cost of war.
“Juliette Binoche infuses familiar internal crises with palpable pain and urgency.” —Time Out Chicago
opens Fri 7 Nov
directed by Edet Belzberg
Watchers of the Sky interweaves four stories of remarkable courage, compassion, and determination, while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin.
“An impressive and artful cinematic thesis of palpable substance.” —Variety
opens Fri 14 Nov
directed by Volker Schlöndorff starring André Dussollier, Niels Arestrup, Burghart Klaußner
As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then ‘only as a field of rubble’.
“Passionate, engaging and emotional... A fine return to form for the veteran German helmer (The Tin Drum)... An elegant orchestrated pas de deux between formidable opponents.” —Variety
opens Fri 21 Nov
directed by Marshall Curry starring Matthew Vandyke
Point and Shoot follows Matt VanDyke, a timid 26-year-old with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, who left home in Baltimore in 2006 and set off on a self-described “crash course in manhood.”
“A gripping non-fiction thriller. Riveting... suspenseful, densely edited... an extraordinary and quietly disturbing film.” —The Hollywood Reporter
opens Wed 26 Nov
directed by Andrea Di Stefano starring Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Brady Corbet
An American surfer, Nick (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) thinks he has found paradise by joining his brother in Colombia when he meets the girl of his dreams and they fall madly in love.