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First Look Fridays
Enjoy $10 tickets + complimentary tea & coffee at the first Friday matinee of Benediction.
The life of WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon is recalled in this intimate portrait by Terence Davies. Taking us from the battlefield, to gay romances, and to the sadness of youth recalled from a distance, Sassoon’s life is depicted with grace and sympathy.
Jury Prize for Best Screenplay, San Sebastian 2021
Friday, July 1 at 3pm
In this sly Spanish satire on moviemaking, actors, and egos, Antonio Banderas plays an international film star cast opposite a revered, and deeply self-serious stage thespian (Oscar Martínez) by arty, unorthodox director Lola Cuevas (Penélope Cruz).
Audience Award, VIFF 2021
Now Streaming on VIFF Connect
Arriving in his Texas hometown, washed-up porn star Mikey Saber talks his way into his estranged wife’s bed, starts peddling weed, and schemes to turn Svengali to teenaged Strawberry so that he can liberate her from a donut shop and rocket her to stardom.
Janis (Penélope Cruz) is a single mother who meets and befriends a much younger woman, Ana (Milena Smit) at the maternity ward. Their babies are born on the same day, but their fates will soon diverge. Almodovar's latest is one of the films of the year.
Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America
Former ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeffery Robinson’s revelatory talk on the history of U.S. anti- Black racism is the most important film about race since I Am Not Your Negro and 13th. "A masterpiece." Michael Moore
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