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.

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

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

Sophie Okonedo, Sharon D. Clark, Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

The times and life of the unique Ella Fitzgerald.

 

LINK TO RENT THIS MOVIE WILL APPEAR HERE ON 7/3.

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.

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.

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.    

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

Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel

The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.

 

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

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.

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.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS TITLE! 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.

I Am Not Your Negro (Documentary Bundle)

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

Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS MOVIE BUNDLED WITH “WHOSE STREETS?” & “TONI MORRISON THE PIECES I AM”.

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.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (Documentary Bundle)

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

Toni Morrison, Hilton Als, Oprah Winfrey

This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career.

 

CLICK HERE TO RENT THIS MOVIE BUNDLED WITH “I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO” & “WHOSE STREETS?”.

 

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

Opens 6/19 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!

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