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.

Other Music

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

Tunde Adebimpe, William Basinski, Panda Bear

For 20 years indie record store Other Music was an influential hub of music culture in NYC. Featuring Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Interpol and more, the film reminds us that the spirit of the much-loved destination will live on.

 

VISIT OUR VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM BY CLICKING HERE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Pahokee

Now Streaming in our Virtual Screening Room - Use PROMO CODE in the description!

In a small agricultural town in the Florida Everglades, hopes for the future are concentrated on the youth. Four teens face heartbreak and celebrate in the rituals of an extraordinary senior year. (Running time: 113min)

 

VISIT OUR VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM BY CLICKING HERE. A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

 

If you have any issues please CLICK HERE for a Q&A that will help you access your rental of Pahokee:

 

The Booksellers

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

Parker Posey, Fran Lebowitz, Gay Talese

A behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world. (Rental: $9.99)

 

VISIT OUR VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM FOR THIS TITLE BY CLICKING HERE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

The Times of Bill Cunningham

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

Bill Cunningham, Sarah Jessica Parker

A new feature film documentary about legendary NYTimes photographer Bill Cunningham.

 

VISIT OUR VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM FOR THIS TITLE BY CLICKING HERE! A portion of the revenue will help support The Senator while we are temporarily closed.

Mephisto

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

Klaus Maria Brandauer, Krystyna Janda, Ildikó Bánsági

In early-1930s Germany, a passionate stage actor finds himself before a dilemma: renounce his apolitical stance and comply with the Reich’s doctrine, or face oblivion. But, Faustian bargains never end well. What is the price of success?

 

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

Sorry We Missed You

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

Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone

Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.

 

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

Liberté

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

Helmut Berger, Marc Susini, Iliana Zabeth

Madame de Dumeval, the Duke de Tesis and the Duke de Wand, libertines expelled from the court of Louis XVI, seek the support of the Duc de Walchen, German seducer and freethinker, lonely in a country where hypocrisy and false virtue reign.

 

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

Once Were Brothers

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

Martin Scorsese, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan

A confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band.

 

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

Slay The Dragon

Now Streaming in our Virtual Screening Room! Stay tuned for link in the description
Starring

Ari Berman, Barry Burden, David Daley

It influences elections and sways outcomes – gerrymandering has become a hot-button political topic and symbol for everything broken about the American electoral process. But there are those on the front lines fighting to change the system.

 

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

Spaceship Earth

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

John Allen, Tony Burgess, Jane Goodall

A look at the group of people who built the Biosphere 2, a giant replica of the earth’s ecosystem, in 1991.

 

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

The Whistlers

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

Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar

Not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a policeman who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception.

 

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

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.

RBG (Part of the series Magnolia Pictures: A Few of Our Favorite Docs)

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

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ann Kittner, Harryette Helsel

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

 

RENT THIS TITLE BY CLICKING HERE! 10% of ticket sales will be donated to NYU Langone’s Food Pantry, The Table.   Q&A on 5/20 with directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen, moderated by Melena Ryzik from the New York Times.    

Up From The Streets

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

Terence Blanchard, Bruce Sunpie Barnes, Germaine Bazzle

A feature length documentary that looks at the culture of New Orleans through the lens of music.

 

RENT THIS MOVIE BY CLICKING HERE! A portion of the proceeds from every ticket sold will be donated to The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund, a statewide relief fund created to support Louisiana musicians and music industry workers whose livelihoods have been adversely impacted by this unprecedented crisis.   There will be a (free) LIVE Q&A session with Terence Blanchard and director Michael Murphy on Saturday, May 16th at 7pm ET/4pm PT. CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE CONVERSATION!

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.

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

Opens 5/22 in our Virtual Screening Room!
Starring

José Andrés, Gabriela Camara, Diana Kennedy

Cookbook author and environmental activist Diana Kennedy reflects on an unconventional life spent mastering Mexican cuisine.

 

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

Life Itself (Part of the series Magnolia Pictures: A Few of Our Favorite Docs)

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

Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening

As a young New York City couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.

 

RENT THIS TITLE BY CLICKING HERE. 10% of the revenue will be donated to the GiveDirectly’s COVID relief fund.

 

Q&A on 5/27 with Chaz Ebert in conversation with director Steve James.

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.

The Painter and the Thief

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

Barbora Kysilkova

An artist befriends the thief who stole her paintings. She becomes his closest ally when he is severely hurt in a car crash and needs full time care, even if her paintings are not found. But then the tables turn. 

 

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

Blackfish (Part of the Series Magnolia Pictures: A Few of Our Favorite Docs)

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

Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.

 

LINK TO RENT THIS TITLE WILL APPEAR HERE ON 5/29. STAY TUNED. 10% of ticket sales will be donated to GiveDirectly’s COVID relief fund.

 

Q&A on 6/3 with director Gabriela Cowperthwaite.

Hail Satan (Part of the series Magnolia Pictures: A Few of Our Favorite Docs)

Opens 6/5 in our Virtual Screening Room! Link in the description!
Starring

Jex Blackmore, Chalice Blythe, Nicholas Crowe

A look at the quick rise and influence of the controversial religious group known as The Satanic Temple.

 

LINK TO RENT THIS TITLE WILL APPEAR HERE ON 6/5! STAY TUNED. 10% of ticket sales will be donated to GiveDirectly’s COVID relief fund.

 

Q&A on 6/10 with director Penny Lane in conversation with Lucien Greaves, head of The Satanic Temple.

Yourself and Yours

Opens 6/5 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”.

 

LINK TO RENT THIS TITLE WILL APPEAR HERE ON 6/5. STAY TUNED!

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