COMING HOME AGAIN

Watch Trailer Director: Wayne Wang
Cast: Justin Chon, Jackie Chung, Christina July Kim

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About the film

Based on a personal essay by Chang-rae Lee published in The New Yorker, Coming Home Again is an intimate family drama about a mother, a son, and the burden of family expectations. Chang-rae, a first-generation Korean American, has returned to his family home in San Francisco to care for his ailing mother. He wants only to fulfill his role as the supportive son, but must also come to terms with his conflicted emotions towards his mother. The film takes place over the course of one full day. During this day, he attempts to prepare a traditional Korean dinner for New Year’s Eve. The one she always cooked for the family. The care and precision that goes into preparing this meal gives him time to reflect on the intense relationship between them. Memories about it become a doorway into a woman who was so much more than the mother he thought he knew. Chang-rae is now faced with the dilemma of living with the permanent scars of family sacrifice unresolved, or the risk of opening new wounds with his mother dying.

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For $11.99, you will get access to watch on any internet-connected device, including laptops, tablets and smartphones, AppleTV , Chromecast , and more.

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Running Time: 86 min86 MIN
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Chung's performance here is incredible.

Robert Daniels
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CITY HALL: Last Day Thursday, December 3rd

Watch Trailer Director: Frederick Wiseman

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About the film

City government touches almost every aspect of our lives. Most of us are unaware of or take for granted these necessary services such as police, fire, sanitation, veterans affairs, elder support, parks, licensing of various professional activities, recordkeeping of birth, marriage and death as well as hundreds of other activities that support Boston residents and visitors.

CITY HALL, by Frederick Wiseman, shows the efforts by Boston city government to provide these services. The film also illustrates the variety of ways the city administration enters into civil discourse with the citizens of Boston. Mayor Walsh and his administration are presented addressing a number of their policy priorities which include racial justice, affordable housing, climate action, and homelessness. CITY HALL shows a city government successfully offering a wide variety of services to a diverse population.

 

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For $12, you will get access to watch on your computer, phone, or tablet, or cast to your Google Chromecast or Smart TV.

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Running Time: 272 min272 MIN
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By the time "City Hall" arrives at its breathtaking final shots, Wiseman has crafted such an advanced case for understanding every aspect of local governance that it leads to the impression that America would be a better place if everyone experienced it.

Eric Kohn
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OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE: Last Day Thursday, December 3rd

Watch Trailer Director: Ric Burns

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About the film

A month after receiving a fatal diagnosis in January 2015, Oliver Sacks sat down for a series of filmed interviews in his apartment in New York City. For eighty hours, surrounded by family, friends, and notebooks from six decades of thinking and writing about the brain, he talked about his life and work, his abiding sense of wonder at the natural world, and the place of human beings within it. Drawing on these deeply personal reflections, as well as nearly two dozen interviews with close friends, family members, colleagues and patients, and archival material from every point in his life, this film is the story of a beloved doctor and writer who redefined our understanding of the brain and mind.

 

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For $12, you will get access to 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.

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Running Time: 114 min114 MIN
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One of the surprising and moving lessons of this revealing film is how often the most gifted people are unappreciated.

Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
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ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY Watch Party & Discussion

Watch Trailer Director: Liz Garbus, Lisa Cortes

 

Watch on your own by Tuesday, October 27th

Post-show Zoom discussion at 9:00PM on Tuesday, October 27th

 

About the film

In anticipation of the 2020 presidential election, ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY examines the often overlooked, yet insidious issue of voter suppression in the United States. Interweaving personal experiences with current activism and historical insight to expose a problem that has corrupted our democracy from the very beginning, this documentary offers a look into laws and barriers to voting that most people don’t even know is a threat to their basic rights as citizens of the United States.

About the event

OHIO Center for Campus and Community Engagement and Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention Present ALL IN: THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY Watch Party and Zoom Discussion.

Watch the film via Amazon Prime on your own by the night of Tuesday, October 27th. If you do not have an Amazon Prime account, you can start a free trial and temporarily gain access to the documentary. Afterwards, join a Zoom panel-led discussion starting at 9PM on Tuesday, October 27th to share questions and comments on the film.

Register below and we will send you the access info to join the Zoom discussion the day prior to the event. We suggest watching the film at 7:00 so it is fresh in your mind for the discussion.

 

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Running Time: 102 min102 MIN
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It is, in the end, a damning film and a powerful one. And with Nov. 3 less than two months away, an essential one.

Steve Pond
TheWrap
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MARTIN EDEN: Last Day Thursday, December 3rd

Watch Trailer Director: Pietro Marcello
Cast: Luca Marinelli, Jessica Cressy, Vincenzo Nemolato

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About the film

Adapted from a 1909 novel by Jack London yet set in a provocatively unspecified moment in Italy’s history, Martin Eden is a passionate and enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics. Martin (played by the marvelously committed Luca Marinelli) is a self-taught proletarian with artistic aspirations who hopes that his dreams of becoming a writer will help him rise above his station and marry a wealthy young university student (Jessica Cressy). The dissatisfactions of working-class toil and bourgeois success lead to political awakening and destructive anxiety in this enveloping, superbly mounted bildungsroman. Winner of the Best Actor prize at the Venice Film Festival and the Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.

 

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For $12, you will get access to 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.

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Running Time: 129 minutes129 MIN
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Gorgeous, intellectually rousing classical filmmaking.

Justin Chang
Los Angeles Times
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BUOYANCY: Last Day Thursday, November 26th

Watch Trailer Director: Rodd Rathjen
Cast: Sarm Heng, Thanawut Kasro, Mony Ros

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This story of a Cambodian teenager sold into forced labor on a Thai fishing boat is a passionate testimony against social injustice and a moving coming-of-age tale about a boy whose humanity is put to the test.

 

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For $12, you will get access to 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.

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Running Time: 92 min92 MIN
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A taut and urgent message movie that tracks with pounding single-mindedness the horror of human trafficking...

Jessica Kiang
Variety
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THE DISRUPTED

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What do a farmer in Kansas, a laid-off factory worker in Ohio, and an Uber driver in Florida have in common? All three are resourceful, positive thinkers who strive to adapt and thrive despite dehumanizing forces at play in the American economy. As the film’s heroes face these roadblocks with courage, certain ideals remain sacred: family, love, and staying strong in the face of adversity. Lush cinematography galvanizes a sense of place and, as the narrative unfolds, the intimacy with the characters results in an emotionally rich observational drama. Ultimately, “The Disrupted” reveals a collective American experience of financial challenge, family resilience, and the quest for the purpose and dignity of work.

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Running Time: 88 min88 MIN
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Colt and Gleason interweave these stories with subtlety and irony, catching the nuanced details of their subjects’ lives and relationships, the cinematography evoking a mood of fading hope and dogged resistance.

Boston Globe
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RADIUM GIRLS

Watch Trailer Director: Lydia Dean Pilcher, Ginny Mohler
Cast: Lydia Dean Pilcher, Emily McEvoy

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Based on true events, Radium Girls follows teen sisters, Bessie and Jo Cavallo, who dream of Hollywood and Egyptian pyramids as they paint luminous watch dials at the American Radium factory in New Jersey. When Jo loses a tooth, Bessie’s world is turned upside down as a mystery slowly unravels.  She discovers a corporate cover-up and, in a radical coming of age story, Bessie and the Radium Girls decide to take on American Radium. Based on historical events, the national sensation following the notorious case of the Radium Girls in 1928 ultimately led to significant and lasting impact in the area of workplace health and safety and the study of radioactivity.

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Running Time: 103 min103 MIN
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BORN TO BE

Watch Trailer Director: Tania Cypriano

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Born to Be follows the work of Dr. Jess Ting (he/him) at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery. There, for the first time ever in New York City, transgender and gender non-conforming people have access to quality transition-related care. With extraordinary access, this remarkable documentary offers an intimate look at how one doctor’s work impacts the lives of his patients as well as how his journey from renowned plastic surgeon to pioneering gender-affirming specialist has led to his own transformation.

Dr. Ting’s patients are as diverse as the city itself. Cashmere (she/her), decades sober and with a zest for life, offers an invaluable queer history lesson as she looks back on the tumultuous existence she once led on the streets of New York. Jordan (they/them) is non-binary and, with their nurturing partner by their side, finally has the support they need to take the next step in their transition. The loquacious Garnet (she/her) moved to New York City to transition and has the full support of her family, but still struggles with depression. Shawn (he/him) signed up for a new type of gender-affirming surgery pioneered by Dr. Ting with the help of brave patients like him. And heart- and scene-stealer Mahogany (she/her) was once a successful male model, but sacrificed her career to begin life as the woman she is. Through their stories, their joys and hardships, the film addresses the nuances and complexities of gender, exploring key issues around the human right to define gender for oneself.

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Running Time: 92 min92 MIN
Not Rated
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A brave, revelatory, and beautifully realized film, it is easily one of the year's best and most important documentaries.

Godfrey Cheshire
RogerEbert.com
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