Virtual Cinema

We are teaming up with independent film distributors to bring you a Virtual Cinema featuring theatrical releases of films that were set to open in theater, right to your home, with half of the proceeds going to your favorite arthouse cinema (ahem, Cafritz Hall!).

Your “ticket” purchase will allow you to screen a new release (including brilliant new restorations of film classics) and support our mission during this temporary closure. Not sure how to stream on your TV? Visit our Streaming Tips page.

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OUT STEALING HORSES

A man retires to solitary life in the Norwegian woods after the death of his wife, but the past resurfaces.

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THE PASSENGERS

Film Club Pick and Q&A. The Passengers tells the story of the final community of Ethiopian Jews and its struggle to immigrate to Israel.

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16 BARS

16 Bars is a feature-length music doc that offers a rare glimpse at the human stories — and songs — that are locked away in our nation’s jails and prisons.

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AMOR

After years of wandering through Europe, an artist suddenly returns to his childhood home in Israel. He has come back to see Lila, the love of his life, a former ballet teacher. The dancer, now paralyzed, has been bedridden for more than three years with no hope for recovery.

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AVIVA

Aviva is a uniquely sexy dancing in the streets, sheets and bars impressionistic take on a movie romance, set in a New York world of gender-fluid and frequently fully unclothed bodies.

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BETWEEN WORLDS

Visiting their son in a Jerusalem hospital in the aftermath of a terrorist attack, Orthodox couple Bina and Meir form a surprising bond with Amal, a beautiful young Arab woman seemingly there to attend to her dying father.

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BUDAPEST NOIR

Set in the politically fraught autumn of 1936, this mystery follows hard-boiled reporter Zsigmond Gordon as he probes the murder of a young prostitute.

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COLONEL REDL

Set in the lead up to World War I, Istvan Szabó‘s Cannes Grand Jury-winning Colonel Redl charts the rise of Alfred Redl to head of counter-intelligence of the Austro-Hungarian Army.

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CONFIDENCE

In World War II-era Hungary, the resistance pairs two unrelated members to act as husband and wife in an effort to stay hidden in plain sight. Will they be able to maintain the illusion?

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CREATING A CHARACTER:
THE MONI YAKIM LEGACY

Take a look inside the drama classes where Moni and his wife Mina pour their love and passion into preparing the next generation of actors for the spotlight.

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FIG TREE

Ethiopian-Israeli writer-director Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian makes her debut with this story of lives torn asunder by civil war. Set in Addis Ababa in 1989, Fig Tree follows a teenage girl’s harrowing coming of age.

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THE FIGHT

The Fight follows a scrappy team of heroic ACLU lawyers in an electrifying battle over abortion rights, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights and voting rights.

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FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO

Marriage equality was seen by many as the pinnacle achievement of the march toward equality for LGBTQ people. But for many on the Right, it was the last straw.

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THE INTERPRETER

Ali Ungár comes across a book written by a former SS officer recounting his war experiences. Ali realizes that one of the chapters may well describe his own parents’ execution. He sets off to Vienna to take his revenge.

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JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE

Using interviews and rare archival footage, John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration.

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KAYE BALLARD: THE SHOW GOES ON…

Spanning the 1940s to the 2000s, actress-singer-comedian Kaye Ballard has not just done it all, she has proved to be one of the most multifaceted talents to ever hit stage and screen.

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THE KILLING FLOOR

Praised by The Village Voice as the most “clear-eyed account of union organizing on film,” The Killing Floor tells the little-known true story of the struggle to build an interracial labor union in the Chicago Stockyards.

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MEPHISTO

Mephisto concerns a passionate, but struggling actor (Klaus Maria Brandauer) who remains in Germany during the Nazi regime and reaps the rewards of this Faustian pact by finally achieving the stardom he has long craved.

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THE MOVER

This award-winning Latvian feature film offers a gripping account of Žanis Lipke, a blue-collar worker honoured as one of the ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ for his heroic deeds during the war.

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MY POLISH HONEYMOON

Fresh off their wedding ceremony, Anna and Adam—a Jewish couple from Paris—travel to Poland for a memorial service. The eye-opening trip awkwardly doubles as their honeymoon, in this delightful romantic comedy.

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OLYMPIA

This sublimely intimate fly on the wall verité documentary tells a heart-wrenching story of a woman becoming her own woman, on her own terms to assert a gigantic creative force into the world.

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THE TOBACCONIST

Starring the recently passed Bruno Ganz (Downfall, Wings of Desire) as Sigmund Freud. A tender, heart-breaking story about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna.

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