Film Movement Plus - April 2022 Streaming Premieres
By Film Movement|April 1, 2022
Embark on a voyage of discovery spanning four generations of women over a century. Uncovering hidden secrets and her role in the ancestral chain, filmmaker Janna Ji Wonders takes viewers from the family café at the Bavarian Lake Walchensee via Mexico to San Francisco during the “Summer of Love”, to Indian ashrams, a German commune, and back again.
During the Ming Dynasty, a Buddhist abbot charged with protecting the sacred handwritten scroll of Tripitaka prepares to name his successor, but instead finds himself caught in a web of intrigue. Rival factions infiltrate the peaceful monastery aiming to steal the scroll, setting the stage for a battle of both wits and fists.
In need of money to fund his habitual boozing, a once esteemed poet takes a lucrative job investigating the alleged miracles occurring at a country estate. Based on the bestselling comedy novel by Stephen Fry.
Mary Pickford plays the eldest in a band of orphans who are being held hostage in a "baby farm". Realizing they must somehow escape, she struggles to lead all of the younger children to freedom through the treacherous swamps that surround the orphanage.
Ichiko (Mariko Tsutsui) is a private home nurse who has worked for the elder matriarch of the Oishos for years, but her quiet, routine life is shattered when a young member of the Oishos clan is kidnapped.
Born in Medellin, Colombia in 1932, Fernando Botero experienced a violent and tumultuous political landscape in his youth, which had a profound impact on his art and humanitarianism. This poetic documentary provides a detailed look at one of the world's most prolific living artists, providing a behind-the-scenes chronicle of the 90-year-old master.
A minefield and the second largest military wall in the world separate Sidahmed, Zaara and Taher from their homeland that they only know from their parents’ stories. They belong to the Sahrawis, one of the world’s most forgotten people, abandoned in a refugee camp in the middle of the desert ever since Morocco drove them out of Western Sahara forty years ago.
FAR WESTERN is a feature-length documentary telling the phenomenal story of the transplant of American country music to post-World War II Japan. Part music history and part character portrait, the fascinating film is told through the lives of musicians, fans, and live-music venue owners.
Stuck in his hometown, Venice, during the pandemic, director Andrea Segre turns the camera on the frozen city, while reminiscing about his father, a scientist and chemist, and the past.
This exploration into the innermost workings of the capitalist system, looks to uncover the complex rules of the global economy including the confounding paradoxical relationship between debt accumulation and the concentration of wealth.