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September 2020

THE MOLE AGENT on South Bay Film Society Virtual Cinema

September 3, 2020 - October 18, 2020

Screening ended. Chilean director Maite Alberdi’s documentary is a delightful character study that unfolds as an intricate spy thriller, in which a sweet-natured 83-year-old widower infiltrates a nursing home at the behest of a private detective.   It’s a unique meditation on compassion and loneliness that will seep into your heart and never let go. "A refreshing, beautifully made documentary set in a nursing home under suspicion of elder neglect, Maite Alberdi's THE MOLE AGENT begins with its tongue in…

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September 12, 2020 - October 23, 2020

LAST CHANCE!   Ticket sales end Friday Oct. 23 (you have 3 days to watch from the time you purchase a ticket). If it hadn't been for a bottle of scotch and a late-night visit from musician Greg Allman, Jimmy Carter might never have been elected the 39th President of the United States.   This fascinating documentary charts the mostly forgotten story of how Carter, a lover of all types of music, forged a tight bond with musicians Willie Nelson,…

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September 24, 2020 - November 1, 2020

Screening ended. In tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and unparalleled legacy, South Bay Film Society has joined with Magnolia Pictures in their re-release of the documentary RBG for Virtual Cinema. Magnolia Pictures is donating all its film proceeds to the ACLU Women’s Rights Project, which was co-founded by Justice Ginsburg in 1972. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.   But the unique personal journey of her…

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October 2020


October 1, 2020 - November 1, 2020

LAST CHANCE!   Ticket sales end Sunday Nov. 1 (you have 3 days to watch from the time you purchase a ticket). INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO VIEW ARE BELOW THE FILM POSTER. Based on the best-selling novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell, ONCE UPON A RIVER is the story of Native American teenager Margo Crane in 1970s rural Michigan who sets out on an odyssey on the Stark River in search of her estranged mother.   Written and directed by Haroula…

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October 1, 2020 - November 19, 2020

Ticket sales end Thursday Nov. 19. (You have 30 days to watch after your ticket purchase). INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO VIEW ARE BELOW THE FILM POSTER. CLICK HERE for your 30-day ticket for HERB ALPERT IS.... A remarkable portrait of a singular artist who does things the right way, achieves success on his own terms, and brings positivity to the world in the process.   It is a film to uplift and inspire all of us. With his trumpet he turned…

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October 9, 2020 - November 17, 2020

Ticket sales end Thursday Nov. 19. (You have 48 hours to watch after your ticket purchase). INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO VIEW ARE BELOW THE FILM POSTER. CLICK HERE for your 48- hour ticket for AFRICAN VIOLET.   (After ticket purchase, you'll have 72 hours to start watching.   Once you begin, you'll have 48 hours to finish watching.) Don't miss the pre-recorded interview with the director Mona Zandi Haghighi and the lead actress Fatemeh Motamed Arya following the film end…

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October 9, 2020 - December 6, 2020

Ticket sales end Sunday Dec. 6. (You have 72 hours to watch after your ticket purchase). Please share this information with family and friends anywhere in the U.S. INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO VIEW ARE BELOW THE FILM POSTER. CLICK HERE for your 3-day ticket for CITIZENS OF THE WORLD. A light comedy set in Rome. Three retirees decide to move away from Rome to find a better standard of living in a country where their meagre pensions will go that…

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October 18, 2020 - November 2, 2020

SOLD OUT. We were only permitted to offer a limited number of passes to this exclusive U.S. screening. Important: Soon after your ticket purchase you will receive an email confirmation with AN ATTACHMENT containing a unique pass code and a link to the film site where you will redeem your pass (which must be redeemed by Nov. 2).   You will have 5-days to view the film after redeeming your pass by Nov. 2. Winner of this year's Sundance World…

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October 18, 2020 - January 10, 2021

LAST CHANCE!   You have 5 days to watch after your ticket purchase. CLICK HERE for your 5-day ticket for OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE. Critics Pick, New York Times Rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE brings to light the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller... a fearless explorer of unknown mental worlds who helped redefine our understanding of the brain and mind, the diversity of human experience, and our shared humanity.   His…

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October 24, 2020 - December 26, 2020

Screening has ended. Rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. A highly entertaining amoral tale of greed and retribution from South Korea...a Luis Vuitton bag stuffed full of cash sends a group of hard-luck lowlifes on a desperate chase for the fortune in this pitch-black neo-noir crime thriller. "A twisted cat and mouse tale of betrayal and mayhem with a genuinely droll tone throughout, virtually guaranteeing audience enjoyment and even (guilty) smiles in the face of murder.” – Hangul Cinema “A wild,…

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