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Tropic Cinema Is Temporarily Closed

March 15, 2020 -

In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to prioritize the health of our community, our theater will remain closed until further notice.

This is a rapidly evolving situation, and the Tropic is continuing to monitor the situation closely in consultation with our government and health officials. We remain committed to the safety and best interests of our staff, volunteers and audience members, and we will continue to share updates in the weeks ahead.

We thank you for your support, and will continue to provide unique at-home screening opportunities in conjunction with our distributors. Your digital screening purchase will support Tropic Cinema, and help us in our mission to remain a vibrant center for cinema culture once this turbulent period is behind us. These offers are available for a limited time only!

Visit facebook.com/tropiccinema for the latest updates, and scroll down to see current and upcoming digital screenings!

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: Flannery

July 10, 2020 -

Winner of the first-ever Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film, Flannery is the lyrical, intimate exploration of the life and work of author Flannery O’Connor, whose distinctive Southern Gothic style influenced a generation of artists and activists.

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: The Tobacconist

July 10, 2020 -

Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud, a regular customer, and over time the two very different men form a singular friendship -- but as the Nazis sweep into Austria, they must face a life-or-death decision to stay or flee.

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: The Cuban

July 10, 2020 -

With an original soundtrack composed by Grammy nominee and Juno Award-winning Cuban jazz virtuoso Hilario Duran, director Sergio Navarretta's film is a musical journey of love, friendship and the power of the imagination.

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

July 13, 2020 -

On the eve of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and on its final night before closing, a Las Vegas dive bar becomes a stage where its employees and barflies commiserate one last time. Filmmaking brothers Bill and Turner Ross train their keenly observed quasi-fiction on the lived-in atmosphere of a beloved haunt.

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African American Experience Series: Documentary Bundle

July 15, 2020 -

To kick off our new Recognize, Acknowledge, Participate series, the Tropic is proud to present three powerful documentaries from Magnolia Pictures, all at one low price. Get access to I Am Not Your Negro, Whose Streets? and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, streaming anywhere for just $15.

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African American Experience Series: Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of those Things

July 15, 2020 -

From a 1934 talent contest at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, the film follows Ella’s extraordinary journey across five decades as she reflects the passions and troubles of the times in her music and life.

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African American Experience Series: Miss Juneteenth

July 15, 2020 -

Writer/director Channing Godfrey Peoples describes Miss Juneteenth as "a film about dreams deferred. It asks the question, 'What happens when good news comes too late?'"

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PRIDE Series: For They Know Not What They Do

July 16, 2020 -

Pride Month Virtual Screenings - From the director of the acclaimed For the Bible Tells Me So comes For They Know Not What They Do, a new documentary that explores the intersection of religion, sexual orientation and gender identity in current-day America.

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PRIDE Series: The Surrogate

July 16, 2020 -

Pride Month Virtual Screenings - The Tropic's Virtual Screenings for Pride Month continue with The Surrogate, a thought-provoking new family drama from writer-director Jeremy Hersh originally slated to premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

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PRIDE Series: Pioneers of Queer Cinema

July 16, 2020 -

Pride Month Virtual Screenings - Celebrate Pride virtually with the Tropic's PRIDE Month series—including three groundbreaking classics of queer cinema from Weimar Republic-era Germany that showcase wit, style, comedy, tragedy and iconic filmmaking. All three films are available in a streaming bundle for just $15!

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PRIDE Series: Queen of Lapa

July 16, 2020 -

A proud transgender sex worker since the age of eleven, Luana Muniz, now fifty-nine, shapes a new reality in her “hostel” by housing a new generation of transgender sex workers in Rio de Janeiro,

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: Shirley

July 17, 2020 -

Virtual Cinematheque Series - This riveting new feature from Josephine Decker (Madeline's Madeline) is inspired by the life of iconic horror writer Shirley Jackson and features a mesmerizing star turn from Elisabeth Moss.

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: Tommaso

July 17, 2020 -

Virtual Cinematheque Series - Iconic filmmaker Abel Ferrara blends fact and fiction in the fascinating new film Tommaso, starring Willem Dafoe alongside Ferrara's own wife and daughter. (Includes two free bonus Q&As with Ferrara and Dafoe!)

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: Picture of His Life

July 17, 2020 -

Virtual Cinematheque Series - Amos Nachoum is one of the greatest underwater photographers of all time. Fascinated by the most fearsome creatures on Earth, he has developed a unique approach that puts him face to face with his subjects, but one major predator has always eluded him: the polar bear.

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: A White, White Day

July 17, 2020 -

Virtual Cinematheque Series - Iceland’s 2020 official Oscar submission for Best International Feature Film, A White, White Day combines classic thriller tropes with director Hlynur Palmason’s distinctly Nordic sensibility.

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: Quarantine Cat Film Festival

July 17, 2020 -

Amateur filmmakers from around the world filmed their beloved cats during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. This compilation brings together the cutest, funniest, bravest and most loving of these videos, exclusively filmed during the pandemic. 

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: Marona’s Fantastic Tale

July 17, 2020 -

This poetic and touching animated film from director Anca Damian follows an optimistic stray dog named Marona as she looks back on the human companions she has loved throughout her life.

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Virtual Cinematheque Series: Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own

July 17, 2020 -

Virtual Cinematheque Series - Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own is an artistic biography of one of the few women in the world working in monumental sculpture. In conversations with curators, patrons, family, and fellow artists, we come to know a driven but compassionate sculptor with a deep commitment to her art and the world around her.

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Picks for the Pandemic: The Tropic’s Best of 2019

July 29, 2020 -

Look back on the (comparatively) normal time that was 2019 with the Tropic's best-sellers and top picks from last year, available on various streaming services.

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Picks for the Pandemic: The Tropic’s Best of 2018

July 29, 2020 -

This series looks back on our three biggest hits of 2018, including the Best Picture winner and a pair of iconic music-centered hits.

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Picks for the Pandemic: The African American Experience

July 29, 2020 -

The Tropic is providing our curated streaming recommendations on a variety of topics during our closure—and, in conjunction with our Recognize, Acknowledge, Participate documentary bundle from Magnolia Pictures, we suggest these films that deal with race and the African American experience. 

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Picks for the Pandemic: Pride Month

July 29, 2020 -

Here are some great films streaming for Pride! Once you've checked out The Surrogate, For They Know Not What They Do, Queen of Lapa and the Pioneers of Queer Cinema bundle benefiting the Tropic, here's what to watch next.

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Picks for the Pandemic: The Tropic’s Best of 2020

July 29, 2020 -

While 2020 has been a rough year, it has brought us some great films; here are the Tropic's best-sellers and top picks from the months before the pandemic!

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