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Virtual Cinema: Madama Butterfly Live at the Met

April 7, 2021 -

Available now: In this live recording of Anthony Minghella’s beautiful, atmospheric production, soprano Kristine Opolais stars as Cio-Cio-San, with tenor Roberto Alagna as Lt. Pinkerton. Streaming April 7-14 at 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 and 10;00 pm.

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Virtual Cinema: Keep an Eye Out

April 12, 2021 -

Available Now: The latest deranged delight by French absurdist Quentin Dupieux, "Keep An Eye Out" is a breakneck-paced cop comedy that packs a career worth of laughs into 73 breezy minutes .

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Virtual Cinema: A Shape of Things to Come

April 12, 2021 -

Available Now: Equal parts "Walden" and western, this documentary's magnificent isolation stands in paradoxical contrast to its reflection of its contemporary, smoldering problems. With the desert as the ultimate existential (and cinematic) setting, it's a portrait of the relationship between humans and the environment at a critical time.

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Virtual Cinema: The Inheritance

April 12, 2021 -

Available Now: After nearly a decade exploring different facets of the African diaspora, Ephraim Asili makes his feature-length debut with this astonishing ensemble work, set almost entirely within a West Philadelphia house where a community of young, Black artists and activists form a collective.

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Virtual Cinema: A Glitch in the Matrix

April 12, 2021 -

Available Now: A Sundance Film Festival favorite from director Rodney Ascher ("Room 237"), "A Glitch in the Matrix" is a fascinating and visually stimulating documentary examining simulation theory—the idea that this world we live in might not be entirely real.

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Virtual Cinema: Two of Us

April 12, 2021 -

Available Now: Two retired women, Nina and Madeleine, have hidden their deep and passionate love for many decades—until the day their relationship is turned upside down by an unexpected event leading Madeleine’s daughter to slowly unveil the truth about them.

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Virtual Cinema: Test Pattern

April 12, 2021 -

Available Now: Part psychological horror, part realist drama, this exhilarating debut feature from Shatara Michelle Ford is set against the backdrop of national discussions around inequitable health care and policing, the #metoo​ movement, and race in America.

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Virtual Cinema: Brooklyn Castle

April 12, 2021 -

Available Now: "Brooklyn Castle" tells the stories of five members of the chess team at I.S. 318 – an inner-city school where more than 65 percent of students are from low-income homes, and that also happens to have won more national chess championships than any other junior high in the country.

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Virtual Cinema: The People vs. Agent Orange

April 12, 2021 -

Available Now: The Agent Orange catastrophe did not end with the Vietnam War. Today, the world over, a primary chemical of the toxic defoliant is still in use. But after decades of struggle and tragic personal losses, two heroic women are leading a worldwide movement to end the plague and hold the manufacturers accountable.

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Virtual Cinema: Cane River

April 12, 2021 -

Available Now: Lost for nearly 40 years after writer/director Horace B. Jenkins' sudden death, "Cane River" is a lyrical and visionary film and a landmark of African American independent cinema—now available in a state-of-the-art 4k restoration.

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Virtual Cinema: FTA

April 12, 2021 -

Available Now: In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland toured an anti-war comedy show across Southeast Asia. Director Francine Parker's documentary of the tour was taken out of circulation under intense political pressure, but has now been fully restored in 4K, with a new video introduction by Academy Award-winning actor and activist Jane Fonda.

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Virtual Cinema: Rose Plays Julie

April 12, 2021 -

Available Now: After years trying to trace her birth mother, university student Rose (Ann Skelly) now has a name and a number -- but when it becomes clear that her birth mother has no wish to have any contact, Rose is shattered. What Rose cannot possibly foresee is that she is on a collision course that will prove both violent and unsettling, as dark forces gather and threaten to destroy her already fragile sense of her own identity.

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Virtual Cinema: Wojnarowicz

April 12, 2021 -

Available Now: As New York City became the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, artist, writer, photographer, and activist David Wojnarowicz weaponized his work and waged war against the establishment’s indifference to the plague until his death from it in 1992 at the age of 37.

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Virtual Cinema: Francesco

April 12, 2021 -

Available Now: With unprecedented access to His Holiness Pope Francis, this headline-making documentary from Oscar-nominated director and producer Evgeny Afineevksy takes an unsparing look at the most pressing issues of the 21st Century.

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Virtual Cinema: Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

April 12, 2021 -

Available Now: In this Hitchcockian, dreamlike Hungarian import Márta, a 40-year-old neurosurgeon, meets the love of her life—but after upending her life to reunite with him in Budapest, he claims that they have never met before.

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Virtual Cinema: The Reason I Jump

April 12, 2021 -

Available Now: Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, later translated into English by author David Mitchell ("Cloud Atlas"), "The Reason I Jump" is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world.

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Virtual Cinema: Every Breath You Take

April 12, 2021 -

Available Now: "Every Breath You Take" is a searing psychological thriller about a psychiatrist whose career is thrown into jeopardy when his patient takes her own life—and her surviving brother shows up for a visit.

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Virtual Cinema: Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache

April 12, 2021 -

Available Now: From Tibetan lama and acclaimed filmmaker Khyentse Norbu comes "Looking for a Lady with Fangs and a Moustache," a dazzling new meditation on life, death and meaning.

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Virtual Cinema: La Boheme Live at the Met

April 21, 2021 -

Coming Soon: Puccini's passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. This live transmission of Franco Zeffirelli's classic production streams April 21-28.

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Virtual Cinema: Downstream to Kinshasa

April 23, 2021 -

Coming Soon: Since making his feature documentary debut in 2013, Dieudo Hamadi has produced an unparalleled body of work that captures glimpses of contemporary life in his native Congo. With "Downstream to Kinshasa," Hamadi follows a group of victims of his country’s Six-Day War in 2000, who are seeking reparations from the government.

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