A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, in which the bandmates play cheeky comic versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever. Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, including the title track, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and “If I Fell,” A HARD DAY'S NIGHT re-conceived the movie musical and exerted an incalculable influence on the music video, and is one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time. G / 87 min.
SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS
The remarkable world of electronic music has been constantly evolving since its inception in the early 20th century. From the unlimited possibilities of digital synthesizers to the recent analog recording revival; from the impossibly perfect pitch of Auto-Tune to the democratization of music-making for a generation of ‘bedroom’ producers, each of these extraordinary developments is directly connected to the work and artistry of the women featured in this entertaining new documentary. NR / 86 min.
In-Person Screenings May 21st - 23rd
From award-winning Director Anthony Chen. As Mandarin-language teacher Ling continues with fruitless IVF treatment while taking care of her ailing father-in-law, she finds herself slowly drawn towards a promising student who seems to have been abandoned by his parents. Outside it's monsoon season, but Ling's inner turmoil looks set to get her into a heap of trouble. NR / 103 min. Mult. Languages w/ subtitles.
“Singapore’s Oscar entry ‘Wet Season’ is ‘suffused with love and humor, directed with striking maturity and restraint.’ - Variety.
Streaming Thru May 20th!
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2021 OSCAR SHORTS: ANIMATION
Nominees for the 2021 Academy Awards in the category of Best Short Film (Animated), presented as one program (Estimated Running Time: 94 minutes):
BURROW – Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat (USA, 6 min.)
GENIUS LOCI – Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise (France, 16 min.)
IF ANYTHING HAPPENS I LOVE YOU – Will McCormack and Michael Govier (USA, 12 min.)
OPERA – Erick Oh (USA, 9 min.) YES-PEOPLE – Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson (Iceland, 8 min.)
Plus a Selection of Animated Shorts (from the shortlist):
THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE (UK/Germany, 26 min.)
KAPAEMAHU (USA, 7 min.)
TO GERARD (USA, 8 min.)
Streaming Thru May 14th!
You can either secure your virtual ticket for this film for $12 or you can get a bundle of all three Oscar Shorts collections for just $30.
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