Roxie Virtual Cinema
NEW THIS WEEK!
Laika, a stray dog, was the first living being to be sent into space and thus to a certain death. A legend says that she returned to Earth as a ghost and still roams the streets of Moscow alongside her free-drifting descendants. WARNING: This film features scenes that could shock the sensitivity of some viewers, especially cat lovers. 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.
The first-ever feature length documentary devoted to the life of singer/songwriter/guitarist widely considered the “Granddaddy of Rock and Roll” (1927 – 2017), known for hits like “Maybelline,” “Rock and Roll Music,” “Johnny B. Goode” and many others. Price: $12. Read more.
From the director of the REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM: NOAM CHOMSKY & THE PRINCIPLES OF CONCENTRATION OF WEALTH AND POWER, a deep dive into the minds of men who gravitate toward white-supremacist hate groups, focusing on former Skinheads & neo-Nazis engaged in de-radicalizing violent extremists. Read more.
Monday, Sept. 21 “International Day of Peace”, followed by a panel conversation with participants TBD // Starts for 2 weeks Friday, Sept. 25.
On Feb. 15th, 2003, up to 30 million people, many of whom had never demonstrated before, came out in nearly 800 cities around the world to protest against the impending Iraq War. This is the never- before-told story of the largest demonstration in human history. Read more.
JIMMY CARTER ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT chronicles the role of popular music in propelling a relatively unknown candidate from Georgia to the White House, and the significant role that music has played in President Carter’s life and work. Price: $9.99. Read more.
Shaken by the news of his father’s dementia, artist Maleonn creates “Papa’s Time Machine,” a wondrous time-travel adventure performed on stage with life-size mechanical puppets. Through the play’s production, he confronts his own mortality. Maleonn finds grace and unexpected joy in this moving meditation on art, the agonies of love and loss, and the circle of life. Read More!
Tsai Ming-Liang’s Apocalyptic, vaguely futuristic, musical that won 1998 Cannes FIPRESCI Prize. “Deadpan, surreal and pandemically prophetic” – Movie Nation. “The most distilled, droll, and deftly realized allegory yet by this talented Taiwanese filmmaker.” – Village Voice. Read More!
A funny, trippy, and thought-provoking film about how the Internet transformed an unlucky cartoon frog, and then the rest of the world. “Kudos to FEELS GOOD MAN the Everything-You-wanted-to-know-about-Pepe-the-Frog-but-were- afraid-to-ask doc.” – Rolling Stone. Price: $8. Read more.
Claire Denis’s loose retelling of Billy Budd, set among a troop of Foreign Legionnaires stationed in the Gulf of Djibouti, is one of her finest films, an elemental story of misplaced longing and frustrated desire. New 4K Restoration. Price: $12. Read more.
From 1968-1973, America got SOUL! television’s first all-black entertainment/variety show. The film celebrates the groundbreaking PBS series from its genesis to its eventual loss of funding against the backdrop of a swiftly changing political and social landscape, while profiling Ellis Haizlip, the charismatic man behind one of the most culturally significant and successful television shows in U.S. history.Read More!
Werner Herzog travels the globe to reveal a deeply personal portrait of his friendship with the late travel writer Bruce Chatwin, a kindred spirit who dedicated his life to illuminating the mysteries of the world. Read More!
Ed “Nardie” White devoted his life to leading an African-American youth drum corps in Louisville, Kentucky for three decades. Now Albert, whose destiny was shaped by the drumline, must take up the mantle. Meanwhile drummers Imani, Jailen, and Emily navigate adolescence in this multigenerational tale of music, love, and legacies set in the American South. Price: $12. Read More!