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“Thoroughly engaging.” Hammer to Nail

At 88 years-old, Audrey Flack holds a unique place in the history of contemporary art. Feminist, rebel, mother, painter, sculptor and teacher, Audrey’s often controversial 40-year career evolved from abstract expressionism in the 1950s to photorealism in the 1970s. One of the first women included in Janson’s History of Art, Audrey continues to create and inspire with her indomitable spirit.

“[An] incendiary look at punk’s influence.” The Film Stage

Britain, late-1970s. The country is deeply divided over immigration with the National Front, a far-right political party, gaining strength. Outraged by this xenophobic agenda, music photographer Red Saunders teams up with like-minded creatives to form Rock Against Racism, sparking a grassroots movement that brings The Clash, Steel Pulse and other top punk bands on board.

“Exhilarating entertainment.” The New York Times

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 this newly restored masterpiece from legendary director King Hu.



“Beautiful. Shocking. Moving.” Chicago Sun Times

After enduring a series of traumas and tragedies, Native American teenager Margo (Kenadi DelaCerna) sets out on an odyssey in search of her estranged mother. Traveling along the Stark River, Margo encounters wonders and dangers while coming to understand her potential in this midwestern Americana story written and directed by Haroula Rose and based on the bestselling novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell.

“Genuinely impressive.” Screen Daily

Anat (Naama Preis) has never been able to reach her father’s exacting musical standards, so the family’s hope of producing a talented composer rests on her unborn son. After giving birth to a deaf child, Anat takes drastic measures to ensure that he becomes a musical prodigy. But when the boy grows up indifferent to his destiny, Anat is forced to stand up to her father while also confronting the harsh realities of her past.

“Could not be more relevant.” Morning Sentinel

Filmed and scripted around true events, AMERICAN THIEF straddles documentary and fiction as its protagonists become pawns in a plot to derail the 2016 election. Paul, a disgruntled vlogger, and Toncruz, a teenage hacker, are contacted by an Unidentified User on the deep web who claims he can provide them with the truth. Meanwhile, an AI programmer observes what unfolds as she fails to contain the monster she’s created.



“Gripping and surprisingly witty.” Variety

MAYOR is a real-life political saga following Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office. His immediate goals: repave the sidewalks, attract more tourism, and plan the city's Christmas celebrations. His ultimate mission: to end the occupation of Palestine. MAYOR offers a portrait of dignity amidst the madness and absurdity of endless occupation while posing a question: how do you run a city when you don't have a country?

“The intensity is almost non-stop.” Film Threat

The lights and cameras are all in position, the moderator takes a last quick look at his notes, and then the show goes live. Tonight’s guest is Maryam, a young woman condemned to death for murdering her husband. With her in the studio is Mona, the daughter of the dead man. Maryam is supposed to beg for forgiveness, and her life, for the camera. If Mona grants her forgiveness, Maryam will live, and the show's sponsors will pay Mona a reward. If she denies it, Maryam will die.

In Celebration of Beethoven's 250th Birthday

The year is 1826. Ludwig van Beethoven faces the final stanza of his storied career. Deaf and defiant, he recalls memories of his youth, when as an eight-year-old prodigy he comes under the tutelage of the Bonn court organist, Christian Gottlob Neefe. Years later after an encounter with Mozart, the young “Louis” begins to study under Joseph Haydn in Vienna, but family tragedies and unfulfilled love leave a lasting mark that haunts him for the rest of his life.