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Menashe

Opens August 25
Within Brooklyn’s ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood.
In Yiddish (with English subtitles)

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A Ghost Story

Opens August 4
In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife. (Note: this is a drama, not a horror movie!)

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Staff Pic of the Month – Dawson City: Frozen Time

August 14 & 16
An astonishing new documentary from the artist Bill Morrison, Dawson City pieces together the bizarre true history of a collection of some 500 films dating from 1910s-1920s, which were lost for over 50 years until being discovered buried in a sub-arctic swimming pool deep in the Yukon Territory, in Dawson City.
Co-presented by the Kingston Canadian Film Festival.

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Alone In Berlin

Returning July 28
This true-life tale of courage unfolds against the tumultuous backdrop of Berlin in 1940. Otto and Anna Quangel are a working class husband and wife doing their best to ride out the war. When their son is killed fighting on the front lines, however, everything changes.

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The Big Sick

Opens August 4
A Pakistani-American standup comedian falls for a white woman, despite the fact that his family prefers an arranged marriage with someone from his own culture. An unexpected medical crisis precipitates an awkward situation with heartbreaking results.

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Monterey Pop (1968)

Sunday August 20 @ 7pm / Monday August 21 @ 8pm
On a beautiful June weekend at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Featuring Jimi Hendrix (burning his guitar), Janis Joplin, The Who, Otis Redding and many others!
The Cinematica Movie of the Month for August 2017.

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Daughters of the Dust (1991)

Sunday September 10 @ 7pm
Julie Dash’s independent masterpiece was the first American feature directed by an African American woman to receive a general theatrical release. At the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family of former slaves struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore.
The Cinematica Movie of the Month for September 2017.

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Eraserhead (1992)

Cult/Fantasy/Horror Runtime: 89 minutes USA Rated 18A: disturbing content Directed by David Lynch Starring Jack Nance Synopsis: This surreal examination of male paranoia is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty. Our hero and title character, Henry, faces a number of horrifying obstacles in meeting someone of the opposite sex, meeting her parents, and procreating. Produced during a one-and-a-half-year period while director David Lynch was a student at the American Film Institute, the film launched him as a major new talent admired by cinephiles and filmmakers all over the world. It stands today as … Read more…