Roxie Virtual Cinema
PLAYING THIS WEEK!
Starts January 15
America’s largest retirement community, The Villages, is a massive, self-contained utopia located in Central Florida. This candy-colored documentary offers a tender & surreal look at the never-ending quest for meaning & love in life’s final act. “Those nostalgic for the fond portraits of eccentric Americana in Errol Morris’ early work – and pretty much everyone else – will be delighted … “ – Variety. Read more.
Starts January 15
Bent on committing as many sins as possible to avert the birth of the beast, a Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian connoisseur of the occult. Now, he must become an unrelenting sinner. Is there still hope? Alex de la Iglesia’s best black comedy to date. Read more.
Starts January 15
In the wilderness of the Bucharest Delta, an abandoned water reservoir just outside the bustling metropolis, the Enache family lived in perfect harmony with nature for two decades. When this area is transformed into a public national park, they are forced to leave behind their unconventional life and move to the city. With their roots in the wilderness, the nine children and their parents struggle to find a way to keep their family united in the concrete jungle. Read more.
SF Youth Film Uprising is a festival that aims to amplify and uplift the voices of young filmmakers and activists by providing a platform for their work to be showcased. SFYFU is a stepping stone for these young filmmakers, so they can share their work with their community and put it out into the world, and hopefully encourage them to apply to bigger festivals in the future. Our main goal is to democratize film and make it available to everyone with a story to tell. Read more.
Co-written & edited by Oscar® winner Walter Murch & featuring Ralph Fiennes, Taghi Amirani’s “passionate & fearless”( -Todd McCarthy Variety http://bit.ly/2rQekmP) doc“enthrallingly” dissects the disastrous foreign policy consequences of the British-American removal of the democratically elected president of Iran in 1953 & his replacement by a tyrannical Shah that directly resulted in the emergence of the repressive, fundamentalist regime now in power. $12. Read more.
Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, THE REASON I JUMP is an immersive film exploring the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. $12/ $10 for members. Read more.
Filmed over seven years with extraordinary access and intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people, Erika Cohn’s new film exposes modern-day eugenics and reproductive injustice in California prisons. $12 / $10 for members. Read more.
Starts January 1
Chloë Grace Moretz stars as a WWII pilot trying to warn her obstinate male comrades of a sinister stowaway, in a new nightmare at 20,000 feet from Roseanne Liang. $12/ $10 for members. Read more.
Starts December 30
Secretly filmed in Iran by people who risked arrest, this is an immersive portrait of the world’s most honored human rights activist & political prisoner, Nasrin Sotoudeh, & of Iran’s remarkably resilient women’s rights movement. Featuring filmmaker Jafar Panahi & narrated by Olivia Colman. “This is fortitude writ large.” – Film Threat. $12.00. Read more.
Six restorations of classics from Hong Kong’s renowned visual sensualist and soulful romantic, plus a new director’s cut of THE HAND. AS TEARS GO BY, DAYS OF BEING WILD, CHUNGKING EXPRESS, FALLEN ANGELS, HAPPY TOGETHER and, of course, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE. Plus, a drive-in screening of IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE at Fort Mason Flix on December 13. $12/ $8 for members. Pass to see all 7 films available for $70. Read more.
Formerly titled PICTURE CHARACTER, THE EMOJI STORY explores the complex, conflict-prone, and often hilarious world of the designers, lovers, and arbiters of emoji, our world’s newest pictorial language. $12.00 / $10 for members. Read more.
This poignant and intimate documentary examines the emotional toll of our modern economy on families, told through the lens of a 24-hour daycare center in Westchester, New York. [Through TheNight] is one of the WOW films at this year’s Tribeca Film Fest. It is a vital and important film about the state of the world. It is highly recommended. – Unseen Films. $12/$10 for members. Read more.
Filmed in Wuhan, China by an independent crew, 76 Days covers the length of the city’s lockdown for COVID-19. The film’s suspenseful pacing and otherworldly imagery make it feel like a science-fiction thriller. The heroes are the front-line hospital workers who still manage to find humanity and humor even while fully encased behind PPE. “Utterly compelling” -The Atlantic. “Invaluable” – Rolling Stone. “One of the best” at TIFF -NY Times. $12.00 / $10 for members. Read more.
A real-life political saga following Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah that offers a portrait of dignity amidst the madness & absurdity of endless occupation while posing a question: how do you run a city when you don’t have a country? “The best new film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a dark comedy… -Indiewire. $12.00. Read more.
A woman’s decision to take control of the end of her life creates complex, unexpected challenges for her caregiver husband. This unprecedented look at a person’s final weeks sheds light on the growing crisis of family caregivers in our country. 24 minute short by y Jessica Zitter & Kevin Gordon. Read more.