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March 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI on South Bay Film Society Virtual Cinema

March 26, 2020 - May 30, 2020

Screening over. CORPUS CHRISTI (representing Poland) WAS NOMINATED FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM AT THE 2020 OSCARS. Rated 98% on Rotten Tomatoes Based on a true story, a 20-year old violent offender passes himself off as a priest in a community still reeling from tragedy. “Original and absorbing.   What is true faith and what's fakery is a question that runs through Polish director Jan Komasa's slow-burn drama CORPUS CHRISTI, its dark intensity channeled in a dynamically physical, wild-eyed performance from…

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BALLOON on South Bay Film Society Virtual Cinema

March 31, 2020 - May 30, 2020

Screening over. After a very successful award-winning festival run, BALLOON opened on March 13th in Los Angeles at the Laemmle, a few days before the theaters were closed.   South Bay Film Society screened BALLOON last July and it was a big hit with our audience.   Please share this information with your friends and family around the country, as tickets can be purchased by all. The true incredible story of two families attempting a daring escape from East Germany…

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April 2020

THOSE WHO REMAINED on South Bay Film Society Virtual Cinema

April 7, 2020 - May 18, 2020

THIS SCREENING ENDED ON MAY 18. Join our online Q&A with the director of the film, Barnabas Toth, from his home in Budapest on May 19!   Contact me for an invitation to the Q&A. THIS IS A NATIONAL ON-LINE PREMIERE EXCLUSIVELY ON SOUTH BAY FILM SOCIETY VIRTUAL CINEMA! THOSE WHO REMAINED had been scheduled to open in theaters in N.Y. and L.A. this May. INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO WATCH ARE BELOW. MADE THE OSCAR SHORTLIST FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM…

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SORRY WE MISSED YOU on South Bay Film Society Virtual Cinema

April 8, 2020 - May 30, 2020

Screening over. SORRY TO MISS YOU was about to open in L.A. in March shortly before theaters closed. The British working class is once again the empathetic subject of Ken Loach’s SORRY WE MISSED YOU, a wrenching, intimate family drama that exposes the dark side of the so-called “gig economy”. “At age 82, doing some of his strongest work in SORRY WE MISSED YOU, a drama of such searing human empathy and quotidian heartbreak that its powerful climactic scenes actually…

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SAINT FRANCES on South Bay Film Society Virtual Cinema

April 15, 2020 - May 30, 2020

Screening over. Rated 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. SAINT FRANCES is a new comedy/drama/romance about a floundering waitress whose view of the world is upended when she becomes the caregiver to a lively six-year-old.   The film is charming while at the same time tackling taboo and weighty subjects in an honest, entertaining way. “Kelly O'Sullivan writes and stars in the small masterpiece that's both thought-provoking and wildly entertaining.”– Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times “SAINT FRANCES hits a sweet spot that's really…

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THE ETRUSCAN SMILE on South Bay Film Society Virtual Cinema

April 15, 2020 - May 30, 2020

Screening over. In addition to the film, ticket buyers will be able to view an introduction by Brian Cox and a Q&A from the Stony Brook Film Festival. Viewing options and customer support information is provided below. Based on the bestselling novel by José Luis Sampedro (La Sonrisa Etrusca), THE ETRUSCAN SMILE stars acclaimed British actor Brian Cox as Rory MacNeil, a rugged old Scotsman who reluctantly leaves his beloved isolated Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek…

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AND THEN WE DANCED on South Bay Film Society Virtual Cinema

April 20, 2020 - May 30, 2020

Screening over. A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgian society, AND THEN WE DANCED follows Merab, a competitive dancer who is thrown off balance by the arrival of Irakli, a fellow male dancer with a rebellious streak. “An instantly engaging tale of a young male dancer’s sexual awakening in contemporary Tbilisi.” – Lisa Nesselson, Screen International “The physicality of this picture is exciting.” – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian “Gelbakhiani makes a vulnerable yet…

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SLAY THE DRAGON on South Bay Film Society Virtual Cinema

April 20, 2020 - May 30, 2020

Screening over. Ticket purchasers will be invited to an exclusive South Bay Film Society live ZOOM Q&A with Chris Durrance, co-director and co-producer of the film on Wed. May 27. Rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes This must-see documentary about gerrymandering and the undermining of democracy in Michigan and Wisconsin could not be more timely and essential. After the 2008 election, a secretive, well-funded partisan initiative poured money into state legislative races in key swing states to gain control of their…

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