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ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS

Not Rated | 1h 29min | Documentary, Biography, Music | 2019

Directed by Leslie Woodhead
Starring Sophie Okonedo, Ella Fitzgerald, Norma Miller

Director Leslie Woodhead's documentary is a profile of Ella Fitzgerald. It charts the beginning of the legendary jazz singer's long-lived career and documents how her virtuosic singing helped her to overcome sexism, racism, and sizeism in her time. It features archival performance footage and interviews with Tony Bennett, Jamie Cullum, Smokey Robinson, Andre Previn, and Ella's son, Ray Brown Jr.

Mark your calendars! Q&A on Saturday, June 27, at 7pm ET/4pm PT, featuring producer Reggie Nadelson and renowned author and music critic Will Friedwald. The Q&A is FREE to all, patrons just need to register (and are encouraged to view the film before or just after!)

Will Friedwald is one of the nation's most pre-eminent music journalists. He writes about music and pop culture for The Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair among other publications, in addition to reviewing current shows for Citiview.

Reggie Nadelson is a producer of the film and writes a column for The New York Times called "The 212" about the things that make New York wonderful.

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ONE SMALL STEP

1h 24 min | Animation

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.

Full film list:

  • Maestro
  • Gopher Broke
  • After the Rain
  • One Small Step
  • The Green Bird
  • Jubilee
  • Achoo
  • Outdoors
  • Voyagers
  • Borrowed Time
  • Bear Story
  • O28

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A REGULAR WOMAN

Not Rated | 1h 30min | Crime, Drama | 2019

Directed by Sherry Hormann
Starring Almila Bagriacik, Merve Aksoy, Aram Arami

Based on the same real-life “honor killing” that inspired fellow German Feo Aladag’s prize-winning 2010 feature “When We Leave,” Sherry Hormann’s “A Regular Woman” takes a compelling new approach to the contentious 2005 case that shocked Germany: By allowing the murdered woman — a 23-year-old German of Turkish-Kurdish ancestry shot point blank by her youngest brother — to narrate the action both before and after her death, the director (“Desert Flower”) restores the victim’s voice. - Variety

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URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: INTO HER OWN

Not Rated | 57min | Documentary, Biography | 2019

Directed by Daniel Traub
Starring Paul Greengard, Agnes Gund, Stas Karoliszyn

URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: INTO HER OWN is an artistic biography of one of the few women in the world working in monumental sculpture. Von Rydingsvard’s work has been featured in the Venice Biennale and is held in the collections of some of the world’s great museums, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. But she may be best-known for work in public spaces – imposing pieces painstakingly crafted with complex surfaces.

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PIONEERS OF QUEER CINEMA


Presenting 3 repertory films for Pride Month.

M'A'DCHEN IN UNIFORM

(In German with English subtitles / Germany / 1931 - Directed by Leontine Sagan)

This artfully composed milestone of lesbian cinema - and an important anti-fascist film - was the first of just three films directed by Leontine Sagan. At an all-girls boarding school, new student Manuela and compassionate teacher Fräulein von Bernburg have a passionate and illicit romance.

"Beautifully crafted and performed, evocatively lit, and sensitively directed. A landmark film in the evolution of Queer cinema." - Jason Wood, BBC

MICHAEL

(German intertitles with English subtitles / Germany / 1924 Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer)

Danish film master Carl Theodor Dreyer's Michael is a mature and visually elegant period romance decades ahead of its time. Michael takes its place alongside Dreyer's better known masterpieces as an unusually sensitive and decorous work of art and is one of the earliest and most compassionate overtly gay-themed films in movie history.

Collaborating with famed German cinematographers Karl Freund (Metropolis, The Last Laugh) and Rudolph Maté (Passion of Joan of Arc, DOA) Michael offers the first fully realized example of Dreyer's emotionally precise, visually extravagant style that would be perfected in his subsequent masterworks such as Joan of Arc and Ordet.

"Michael is perhaps Dreyer's first masterpiece, assured, reticent, and radiant." - Tom Milne, The Films of Carl Dreyer

VICTOR VICTORIA

(In German with English subtitles / Germany / 1933 - Directed by Reinhold Schünzel)

In this dazzling musical romance, a young woman (Renate Müller), unable to find work as a music hall singer, partners with a down-and-out thespian (Hermann Thimig) to revamp her act. Pretending to be a man performing in drag, Victoria becomes the toast of the international stage. But she soon finds that her playful bending of genders enmeshes her personal and professional life in a tangle of unexpected complications. Produced in the final days of the Weimar Republic, Victor and Victoria received limited exposure in the United States, and is today best known by Blake Edwards's 1982 remake and the 1995 Broadway production. Viewers will be delighted to discover that the original is every bit as charming and outrageous, reminiscent of the sly sex comedies of Ernst Lubitsch and Billy Wilder.

"An impressive blast of Weimar decadence...As the inevitable romantic complications ensue, what emerges is a movie with surprisingly tangled gender politics and a melancholy sense of romance, crossed with lively, creative musical numbers." - Bilge Ebiri, Vulture New York


PROUD


Not Rated | Three 50-minute episodes | Drama | 2018

Directed by Philippe Faucon
Starring Stanislas Nordey, Frédéric Pierrot, Samuel Theis

1981: With the election of Socialist Francois Mitterrand, the main character in the series, Victor, decides to come out of the closet even though this is still a time when the World Health Organization considers homosexuality to be a mental illness.

1999: With the creation of a domestic partnership agreement in France, Victor lives with his lover Serge and plans to adopt a baby so the three can become a real family.

2013: Gay marriage has been ratified in France. The boy, Diego, has to come to terms with the fact that his two parents are both men.



Not Rated | 1h 56min | Drama, Music, Romance | 2020

Directed by Boaz Yakin

Starring Zina Zinchenko, Bobbi Jene Smith, Tyler Phillips

After meeting online, transatlantic lovers Aviva and Eden embark on a tumultuous courtship, love affair and marriage. The couple struggles, separates, and tries to get back together, as dual aspects of each one's personality battles forces inside and out.


TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM

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.



I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO and WHOSE STREETS?

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO and WHOSE STREETS? - two very moving and educational documentaries will be added to our virtual screening room on Friday! All of Ciné's portion of each ticket will be donated and split equally between Athens Anti Discrimination Movement, Atlanta Solidarity Fund and Black Lives Matter Atlanta.



MARONA'S FANTASTIC TALE

After an accident, a little dog remembers all the different masters she's had successively and loved unconditionally.

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UP FROM THE STREETS

A film looking at the culture of New Orleans thru the lens of music.

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CINÉ CARTOON CLASS

Class is in session! Learn and laugh with some cartoon classics along with CINÉ's very own host!

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Order sodas, beer, wine and snacks for curbside pickup every Friday and Saturday!

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