We are offering some new films this weekend and carrying over some by popular request.
A White, White Day, The Booksellers, and Incitement are new additions worth checking out – a thriller, a charmer, and a history lesson, offering something for everyone.
And if you haven’t had a chance to view our holdovers yet, now is the time. A few of note: Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint, The Woman Who Loves Giraffes or Corpus Christi also provide quality and variety.
We appreciate your patronage. Your rentals help support the mission of New Plaza Cinema to create a film community and keep quality independent and foreign films available on the UWS.
Have a good weekend.
— Gary Palmucci, Film Curator
New Plaza Cinema
Each film is available for $12 per household / device and will be available for 3 days or 5 days once you have purchased. Details below.
How do I access the movie?
For the movies that are available for 3 days you can watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV. You can also download the Film Movement app, log in and watch the movie there.
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For the movies that are available for 5 days you can watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV. You can also download the Kino Now app for Roku or Apple TV (requires tvOS 9.0 or later) and watch the film there.
For assistance or answers to questions for the movies that are available for 5 days please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director: Hlynur Palmason
(2019 – 109 minutes – Not Rated)
In Icelandic with English subtitles.
In a remote Icelandic town, a bereaved former police chief (Ingvar Sigurdsson) begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife, who died two years earlier in a tragic accident. Gradually, his obsession with uncovering the truth begins to take over his life, leading to dangerous consequences for both himself and his loved ones.
Iceland’s 2020 official Oscar submission for Best International Feature Film, A White White Day combines classic thriller tropes with director Hlynur Palmason’s distinctly Nordic sensibility, resulting in “storytelling that’s both powerful and fresh throughout, marking him as a talent to watch” (The Hollywood Reporter).
Director: D.W. Young
(2020 – 99 minutes – Not Rated)
Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective, and part businessperson, and their personalities and knowledge are as broad as the material they handle. They also play an underappreciated yet essential role in preserving history. The Booksellers takes viewers inside their small but fascinating world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics, and dreamers.
“The Booksellers is a documentary for anyone who can still look at a book and see a dream, a magic teleportation device, an object that contains the world.” – Variety
“A treat for anyone who appreciates the printed word.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Director: Yaron Zilberman
(2019 – 123 minutes – Not Rated)
In Hebrew with English subtitles.
Acclaimed writer-director Yaron Zilberman (A Late Quartet) chronicles the disturbing descent of a promising law student to an intransigent ultranationalist obsessed with murdering his country’s leader, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Incitement is a gripping and unnerving look through the eyes of a murderer who silenced a powerful voice for peace.
“Powerful. The incitement in Israel that killed Yitzhak Rabin.” – The New York Times
“Timely. Remarkable. Chilling.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“A Daring and Important Film.” – Variety
“A Chilling Portrait. Explores the mind of an assassin.” – Los Angeles Times
Director: István Szabó
(1981 – 146 minutes – Not Rated)
In German and Hungarian with English subtitles.
The 1981 Academy Award-winning Best Foreign Language Film Mephisto, by Hungarian master István Szabó, 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. Sparkling new 4K restoration by the Hungarian Film Fund.
Director: István Szabó
(1980 – 106 minutes – Not Rated)
|In Hungarian with English subtitles.|
1980’s Confidence was nominated for an Academy Award and Hungarian master István Szabó won Berlin’s Silver Bear for Best Director. 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 without giving in to their growing feelings for each other? Sparkling new 4K restoration by the Hungarian Film Fund.
Director: Halina Dyrschka
(2019 – 93 minutes – Not Rated)
Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world around her, began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colorful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting. The subject of a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, af Klint was for years an all-but-forgotten figure in art historical discourse, before her long-delayed rediscovery. Director Halina Dryschka’s dazzling, course correcting documentary describes not only the life and craft of af Klint, but also the process of her mischaracterization and erasure by both a patriarchal narrative of artistic progress and capitalistic determination of artistic value.
Director: Jan Komasa
Nominee: 2020 Academy Awards – Best International Feature
(2019 – 116 minutes – Not Rated)
In Polish with English subtitles.
After years in juvenile prison, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a small village to work as a manual laborer. Upon his arrival, a quick lie has him mistaken for a priest. Though untrained, his passion and charisma inspire the community. At the same time, his unconventional sermons and unpriestly behavior raise suspicions.
Anchored by a “dynamically physical, wild-eyed performance” (The Hollywood Reporter) from newcomer Bartosz Bielenia, the Oscar-nominated CORPUS CHRISTI is an incisive, darkly humorous, and “engrossing exploration of faith, second chances and the possibility of atonement” (Screen).
Director: Luchino Visconti
(1979 – 129 minutes – Rated R)
In Italian with English subtitles.
Gabriele d’Annunzio’s passionate novel is brought to life in the final masterpiece from acclaimed director Luchino Visconti. In late-nineteenth century Italy, Tullio (Giancarlo Giannini), an insatiable aristocrat, grows bored with his timid wife Giuliana (Laura Antonelli) and neglects her for his mistress, the wealthy widow Countess Teresa Raffo (Jennifer O’Neill).
Newly restored, L’INNOCENTE is a “luscious stab to the heart of the aristocracy” (Los Angeles Times) that is “among the most beautiful [and] disciplined films” Visconti ever made and a “fitting coda to [his] career” (The New York Times).
Director: Bruno Barreto
(1976 – 110 minutes – Rated R)
In Portuguese with English subtitles.
Based on the novel by Jorge Amado, this Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated comedy follows the strange events that befall Dona Flor (Sonia Braga) after she is left a widow by the death of her wild, irresponsible husband. Shortly after remarrying, she finds her new, less-than-satisfying sex life revived when the ghost of her late husband unexpectedly returns.
Newly restored, the “marvelously funny” (Time Magazine) DONA FLOR AND HER TWO HUSBANDS was an instant international hit, launching the career of the “bewitchingly beautiful” (People) Sonia Braga and becoming (at the time) Brazil’s highest grossing box office feature.
Director: Alison Reid
(2019 – 82 minutes – Not Rated)
In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. When she returned home a year later, the insurmountable barriers she faced as a female scientist proved hard to overcome. In The Woman Who Loves Giraffes Anne (now 86) retraces her steps, offering an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a first-hand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Anne and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as setbacks. The Woman Who Loves Giraffes gives us a moving perspective on both.