Roxie Virtual Cinema
NEW THIS WEEK!
It’s back, and online for the first time! SpookFest and the Roxie present The Best of SpookFest – 13 of the best creepy, scary, and funny shorts of the last three years! Read more.
“A thrilling, incendiary look at punk’s influence on politics.” – The Film Stage, Featuring Interviews and Performances by The Clash, Steel Pulse, Poly Styrene, Sham 69, Alien Kulture, Red Saunders, Tom Robinson Band & X-Ray Spex. “Highly Engaging and suddenly relevant” – Screen International. Read More
When an unlikely duo discovers a pattern of illegal sterilizations in women’s prisons, they wage a near impossible battle against the Department of Corrections. Filmed over seven years with extraordinary access and intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people, BELLY OF THE BEAST exposes modern-day eugenics and reproductive injustice in California prisons. $12.00 Read more.
The irrepressible H.P. Mendoza has put together a sparkling selection of FilAm short films we’re calling PinxyTV. Join us for a Q&A on October 22nd at 6pm PDT! Tickets are sliding scale, $5-20. 20% of your donations will go to Bindlestiff Studio – Read more.
Based in Beirut, journalist Robert Fisk has reported on some of the most violent & divisive conflicts in the world. In an era of fake news, when journalists are dubbed “the enemies of the people,” this doc captures Fisk in action—feet on the ground, notebook in hand, as he travels into landscapes devastated by war, ferreting out the facts and firing reports back home to reach an audience of millions. Price: $12. Read more.
Adapted from a Jack London novel and set in Italy, this passionate & enthralling narrative fresco follows Martin, who falls in love with wealthy & well-educated Elena, and finds himself caught between his dreams of rising above his humble origins to become a writer, and his political reawakening. “Gorgeous, intellectually rousing classical filmmaking” -LA Times. Price: $12. Read more.
This week our incredible I WAKE UP STREAMING double-decker features a pair of pictures
photographed by cinematographer extraordinaire, JOHN ALTON: the brutally hard-boiled noir HOLLOW TRIUMPH (aka THE SCAR) and the remarkable poverty-row noir THE PRETENDER. Elliot Lavine will meet you Tuesday, 10/20 @ 7pm PST so together we can peer into the dark. Price: $5-$20 suggested donation / Free for members. Read more.
October 21 only
Our next Quick Take features
A feature-length documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life. “Eponymous… Aggie, an introvert who speaks frankly and enjoys lifting up other voices — particularly in the art world — rather than raising her own.” – Hollywood Reporter. $12.00. Read more.
Residents of a worn-down Iranian city encounter a skateboarding vampire who preys on men who disrespect women. The first Iranian Vampire Western, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut feature is a joyful mash-up of genre, archetype and iconography influenced by spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. Price: $8. Read more.
After a mysterious crash landing, a young boy travels across an exotic island on a motorcycle, trying to escape a dark spirit and return home. Written, produced, directed, scored, and animated entirely by award winning Latvian filmmaker Gints Zilbalodis, AWAY was beautifully crafted over a period of more than three years, developed from a previous short Zilbalodis had been working on. Winner of the Contrechamp Award in Annecy 2019. Price: $6. Read more.
A.I.M. West Film Festival 2020
In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, the American Indian Movement West presents 2 new & extraordinary features and a program of shorts films, all of which revolve around the theme: “Indigenous Self-Determination in The Time of the COVID-19”. A Benefit for the Intertribal Friendship House ! Read more.
“Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and acclaimed author who explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,’ using his patients’ disorders as starting points for eloquent meditations on consciousness and the human condition.” A new documentary by Ric Burns. Price: $12. Read more.
Czech animator-extraordinaire Jan Svankmajer reinterprets the Faustian legend using puppets, clay, and various other kinds of 3-dimenstional animation in his acclaimed follow-up to ALICE, his celebrated 1988 adaptation of Lewis Carroll. Read more.