Virtual Screenings

In response to the numerous heartwarming messages that we have received asking how people can help The Senator while we are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have teamed up with our distribution partners in a new effort to bring great screenings directly into your home. Each title listed below will direct you to the distributor’s virtual platform where you will be able to rent the movie for a specified time.

How does this help The Senator? All revenue from these screenings will be split between the distributor and the theatre.

Alice

Now Streaming in our Virtual Screening Room! Link in the description!
Starring

Emilie Piponnier, Martin Swabey, Chloé Boreham

After discovering that her husband’s addiction to escorts has left their family penniless, Alice finds herself drawn into the world of high-end prostitution as a means of caring for herself and her child.

 

RENT NOW BY CLICKING HERE! Use promo code “senator” for our special discount and help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Capital In The Twenty-First Century

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.
Starring

Gillian Tett, Rana Foroohar, Kate Williams

Capital In The Twenty-First Century

Adapting one of the most groundbreaking and powerful books of our time, Capital in the 21st Century is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power, that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS TITLE! Part of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Lucky Grandma

Now Streaming in our Virtual Screening Room! Link in the description!
Starring

Tsai Chin, Hsiao-Yuan Ha, Michael Tow

Lucky Grandma

Set in New York City, an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese Grandma goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck… and in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS TITLE! Part of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Shirley

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.
Starring

Elisabeth Moss, Logan Lerman, Michael Stuhlbarg

A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS TITLE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Tommaso

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.
Starring

Cristina Chiriac, Willem Dafoe, Anna Ferrara

The story of an American artist living in Rome with his young European wife Nikki and their 3-year-old daughter, Dee Dee.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS MOVIE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Yourself and Yours

Now Streaming in our Virtual Screening Room! Link in the description!
Starring

Ju-hyuk Kim, Yoo-Young Lee, Hae-hyo Kwon

A foray into the uncanny with a spin on Luis Buñuel’s “That Obscure Object of Desire”.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS MOVIE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Hill of Freedom

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description!
Starring

Ryô Kase, So-Ri Moon, Young-hwa Seo

Kwon returns to Seoul from the mountains and s given a packet of letters from Mori back from Japan to propose to her. Kwon drops and scatters the undated letters. She reads them and has to make sense of the chronology – and so must we?

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS MOVIE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

The Surrogate

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description!
Starring

Jasmine Batchelor, Chris Perfetti, Sullivan Jones, Brooke Bloom

Jess Harris,a 29 year old web designer for a nonprofit in Brooklyn, is ecstatic to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend Josh and his husband Aaron. Twelve weeks into the pregnancy, a prenatal test comes back with unexpected results that pose a moral dilemma. As they all consider the best course of action, the relationship between the three friends is put to the test.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS MOVIE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description!
Starring

Jessica Chastain, Laura Linney, Michael Stuhlbarg

What do Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Patti LuPone and Alex Sharp have in common? They are but a few of the extraordinary actors who have studied under Moni Yakim at Julliard, America’s greatest performing arts school. With interviews with Laura Linney, Anthony Mackie and Kevin Kline, this compelling portrait of the master teacher – the sole classes where Moni and his wife Mina pour their love and passion into preparing the next generation of actors for the spotlight.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS MOVIE. A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Queen of Lapa

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description!
Starring

Luana Muniz

A proud transgender sex worker since the age of eleven, Laura Muniz, now fifty-nine, shapes a new reality in her “hostel” by housing a new generation of transgender sex workers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Queen of Lapa explores the day-to-day lives, rivalries, and quests for love of sex workers, as Muniz’s guides them in a city full of hostility towards its LGBTQ comunity.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS MOVIE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

The Killing Floor

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description!
Starring

Damien Leake, Alfre Woodard, Dennis Farina

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. The screenplay by Obie Award-winner Leslie Lee, based on an original story by producer Elsa Rassbach, traces the racial and class conflicts seething in the city’s giant slaughterhouses, and the brutal efforts of management to divide the workforce along ethnic lines, which eventually boiled over in the Chicago Race Riot of 1919.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS MOVIE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Woman on the Beach

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description!
Starring

Seung-woo Kim, Hyun-Jung Go, Seon-mi Song

A movie director entices his young friend to come to the beach on the pretext of writing a script. He then starts an affair with the friend’s girlfriend.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS MOVIE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

ShortsTV Presents: One Small Step

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.

Embark on a roller coaster of imagination and possibility in this ShortsTV-presented compilation of new and acclaimed, family-friendly animated short films. Featuring the OSCAR winning Bear Story and OSCAR nominees One Small Step, Gopher Broke and Borrowed Time, plus many more fun films.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS PROGRAM. A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Elliott Erwitt: Silence Sounds Good

Opens 7/3 in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.
Starring

Elliott Erwitt

Directed by Erwitt’s previous assistant, a documentary about the Magnum photographer, tirelessly dedicated to his art, and, in his own words, “very serious about not being serious”.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS FEATURE!

John Lewis: Good Trouble

Opens 7/3 in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description!
Starring

John Lewis

The film explores Georgia representative’s, 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform, and immigration.

 

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER THIS TITLE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Shanghai Triad

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.
Starring

Li Gong, Baotian Li, Xiaoxiao Wang

A provincial boy related to a Shanghai crime family is recruited by his uncle into cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s to be a servant to a ganglord’s mistress.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS FEATURE!

Olympia

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description
Starring

Kary Antholis, Edward Asner, Leslie Ayvazian

An uncompromising truth-seeking rebel, Olympia Dukakis refuses to yield to social norms while pushing forward her own subversive narrative.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS FEATURE. A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Kaye Ballard: The Show Goes On

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.
Starring

Woody Allen, Ann-Margret, Eve Arden

From big bands to Broadway, radio to recordings and television to the big screen, Kaye Ballard did it all in a career that spanned eight decades. Millions knew her best from her comedic TV roles on The Mothers-In-Law and The Doris Day Show – in addition to dozens of music-variety show appearances – but she also enjoyed notable successes on stage and during the glamorous era of night clubs. Along with an illustrious roster of friends and associates, Kaye recalls her remarkable life in show business accentuated with extensive rare footage and photographs offering an entertaining glimpse of her rich and varied talents.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS FEATURE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

2020 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Tour

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.

An 80-minute theatrical program of 6 short films selected from this year’s Festival. Widely considered the premier American showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years, the Short Film Tour includes fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, giving new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers.

 

Program includes: Benevolent Ba (Malaysia, U.S.A), Hot Flash (Canada), The Deepest Hole (U.S.A), Meats (U.S.A), T (U.S.A), and So What If The Goats Die (France).

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS PROGRAM! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Amulet

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.
Starring

Imelda Staunton, Carla Juri, Alec Secareanu

An ex-soldier, living homeless in London, is offered a place to stay at a decaying house inhabited by a young woman and her dying mother. As he starts to fall for her, he cannot ignore his suspicion that something sinister is going on.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS FEATURE. Immediately following the film there will be a pre-recorded discussion between filmmaker Romola Garai and The Future of Film is Female’s Caryn Coleman.

Days of the Whale

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.
Starring

Valeria Castaño Fajardo, Carlos Fonnegra, Julian Giraldo

Cristina and Simon are two young graffiti artists who paint the city that they live in: Medellin. They defy a criminal gang when they decide to paint over a threat, written on a wall, a mural of a whale. The powerful strength of youth, faces fear, violence and the many risks of growing up.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS FEATURE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Flannery

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.
Starring

Mary Steenburgen, Richard Rodriguez, Hilton Als

Winner of the first-ever Library of Congress / Lavine / Ken Burns Prize for FilmFlannery 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. With her family home in Andalusia (the Georgia farm where she grew up and later wrote her best known work) as a backdrop, a picture of the woman behind her sharply aware, starkly redemptive style comes into focus. Including conversations with those who knew her and those inspired by her, Flannery employs never-before-seen archival footage, newly discovered personal letters and her own published words alongside original animations and music to examine the life and legacy of an American literary icon.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS FEATURE!

 

Join us for three distinct, thoughtful virtual discussions on Flannery. Filmmakers Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco will be joined by new special guests for each conversation to explore the many topics addressed in the new film. Each virtual event begins at 5pm CT and can be watched via the Flannery Facebook page. Viewers can ask the panelists questions in real-time via the broadcast’s chat feature.

 

Monday, July 27 // ON FAITH
Monday, August 3 // ON DISABILITY
Monday, August 10 // ON CRAFT

 

 

SamSam

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.
Starring

Isaac Lobé-Lebel, Lior Chabbat, Jérémy Prévost

SamSam appears to have it all: his own flying saucer and great family and friends. But the one thing he has yet to attain are actual superpowers.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS FEATURE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison

Now Streaming in our virtual theatre for ONE WEEK ONLY! Link in the description.
Starring

Romany Malco, Regina Hall, Alkoya Brunson

An ex convict on parole is set on becoming a world renowned motivational speaker.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS FEATURE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Marley (75th Anniversary)

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre. Link in the description.
Starring

Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Rita Marley

From his childhood in Jamaica to the prophet of the oppressed, MARLEY follows one of the world’s most influential musicians with unheard tracks, never-before-seen footage, and intimate interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS FEATURE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

My Dog Stupid

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.
Starring

Yvan Attal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Eric Ruf

Henri is a middle-aged writer in crisis. Just at a time when he assesses of his life, an enormous gray dog, impolite and smelly, sneaks into Henri’s house.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS FEATURE!

Rebuilding Paradise

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.

The community of Paradise, California, a town in the Sierra Nevada foothills, attempts to rebuild after devastating wildfires in 2018.

 

RENT THIS FEATURE BY CLICKING HERE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

The Cuban

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.
Starring

Ana Golja, Louis Gossett Jr., Shohreh Aghdashloo

When a naive pre-med student named Mina gets her first job in a nursing home, an unexpected friendship with Luis, an elderly Cuban musician, reignites her love of music and changes her life forever.

 

RENT THIS FEATURE BY CLICKING HERE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

The Fight

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.

An inside look at the legal battles that lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union are facing during the Trump administration.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS FEATURE!

Measure For Measure

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.
Starring

Hugo Weaving, Fayssal Bazzi, Daniel Henshall

The lives of inhabitants of a housing commission tower whose paths cross after a shocking event occurs on their front doorstep.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS FEAUTRE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Out Stealing Horses

Opens 8/7 in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.
Starring

Stellan Skarsgård, Bjørn Floberg, Tobias Santelmann

Out Stealing Horses

A grieving widower moves to the country where a chance encounter rekindles memories from his past.

 

LINK TO RENT THIS FEATURE WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE ON 8/7. STAY TUNED!

You Never Had It: An Evening With Bukowski

Now Streaming in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.
Starring

Silvia Bizio, Charles Bukowski

Documentary based on a video interview conducted by journalist Silvia Bizio with writer Charles Bukowski in his house in San Pedro, California.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS FEATURE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

H Is For Happiness

Opens 8/14 in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.
Starring

Richard Roxburgh, Miriam Margolyes, Emma Booth

A twelve year old girl with boundless optimism and a unique view of the world, is inspired by the strange new boy at school and sets out to mend her broken family – whatever it takes.

 

LINK TO RENT THIS FEATURE WILL APPEAR HERE ON 8/14. STAY TUNED!

Jazz on a Summer's Day

Opens 8/14 in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.
Starring

Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Chuck Berry

The highlights of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS FEATURE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Dark Circle

Opens 8/21 in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.

This documentary video looks at the relationship between the nuclear power industry and the defense industry, where hydrogen bombs are made, tested and sold!

 

LINK TO RENT THIS FEATURE WILL APPEAR HERE ON 8/21! STAY TUNED

Eternal Beauty

Opens 8/21 in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.
Starring

David Thewlis, Billie Piper, Sally Hawkins

After Jane (Sally Hawkins) falls into a state of despair over her schizophrenia, she encounters new sources of love and life with surprising results.

 

LINK TO RENT THIS FEATURE WILL APPEAR HERE ON 8/21. STAY TUNED!

From The Vine

Opens 9/4 in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.
Starring

Joe Pantoliano, Paula Brancati, Marco Leonardi

A downtrodden man experiences an ethical crisis and travels back to his hometown in rural Italy to re-calibrate his moral compass. There he finds new purpose in reviving his grandfather’s old vineyard, offering the small town of Acerenza a sustainable future, and reconnecting with his estranged family in the process.

 

LINK TO RENT THIS FEATURE WILL APPEAR HERE ON 9/4. STAY TUNED!

Space Dogs

Opens 9/18 in our Virtual Theatre! Link in the description.

Laika, a stray dog, was the first living being to be sent into space and thus to a certain death. A legend says that she returned to Earth as a ghost and still roams the streets of Moscow alongside her free-drifting descendants.

 

LINK TO RENT THIS FEATURE WILL APPEAR HERE ON 9/18! STAY TUNED.

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