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Pursuing the Dream: Refugee & Migrant Film Festival ALL-ACCESS PASS

| 2019 | | ,
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2019 REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FESTIVAL ALL-ACCESS PASS The current migration crisis suggests that many have forgotten the importance of immigrants to the formation and advancement of our country. In an effort to raise public awareness of the centrality of immigration to America’s history and the advancement of our democracy, the Exodus institute…

AMAZING GRACE

| 2018 | 2 hrs | | ,

Starring Aretha Franklin




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Singer Aretha Franklin performs gospel songs at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972.

THE DEAD DON’T DIE

| 2019 | 1 Hour and 43 Minutes | | , , ,
Written and Directed by Jim Jarmusch
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Thursday July 25, 2019 8:00 PM (Strand)

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The greatest zombie cast ever disassembled starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat and Tom Waits. Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.

THE LION KING

| 2019 | 2 hrs | | , ,
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Wednesday July 24, 2019 4:30 PM (Capawock) , 7:30 PM (Capawock) , 2:00 PM (Strand)
Friday July 26, 2019, 5:00 PM (Strand), 8:00 PM (Strand)
Saturday July 27, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock)
Sunday July 28, 2019, 5:00 PM (Strand), 8:00 PM (Strand)
Monday July 29, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)
Tuesday July 30, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock), 7:30 PM (Capawock)

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Starring Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, Amy Sedaris, John Oliver, Keegan Michael-Key and James Earl Jones From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau‘s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not…

WILD ROSE

| 2019 | 1 hr 41 mins | | ,
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Wednesday July 24, 2019 8:00 PM (Strand)
Thursday July 25, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock)
Sunday July 28, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock)
Monday July 29, 2019, 8:00 PM (Strand)
Wednesday July 31, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock)
Thursday August 01, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)

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WILD ROSE tells the complicated story of Rose-Lynn, a woman on a quest to become a country music star, while also grappling with the responsibilities of being recently released from prison and a young mother of two children.  Wild Rose proves a star-is-born story can still be thoroughly entertaining — and marks its own transcendent moment for lead Jessie…

SOLD OUT — GIRLFRIENDS (1979) Q & A with director Claudia Weill to follow

| 1979 | 1 hr 26 mins | | ,
Q & A with director Claudia Weill to follow

Wednesday July 24, 2019, 7:30 PM
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THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Q & A to follow with Claudia Weill, CAROL GILLIGAN, “In a Different Voice”, “Why Patriarchy Persists”, and HONOR MOORE, poet, “The Bishop’s Daughter, a memoir” Claudia Weill’s delightful and groundbreaking indie follows aspiring New York photographer (Melanie Mayron in a stylishly subtle performance) as she navigates her way through a…

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – THE LEHMAN TRILOGY

| 2019 | Running Time is 210 minutes with two intervals | | ,
Directed by Sam Mendes

Thursday July 25, 2019, 7:30 PM (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday July 31, 2019 7:30 PM (Encore)
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THIS PERFORMANCE IS NOW SOLD OUT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO WAITLIST, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO INFO@MVFILMSOCIETY.COM WITH THE NUMBER OF TICKETS REQUIRED. WE WILL CONTACT YOU IF THEY BECOME AVAILABLE ONLY. The story of a family and a company that changed the world told in three parts on a single…

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM

| 2019 | 2 hrs | |

Thursday July 25, 2019, 5:00 PM (Strand)

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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. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition.

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

| 2019 | 2 hrs 15 mins | | ,
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Thursday July 25, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)
Friday July 26, 2019 7:30 PM (Capawock)
Saturday July 27, 2019, 8:00 PM (Strand)
Monday July 29, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock)
Tuesday July 30, 2019, 8:00 PM (Strand)
Wednesday July 31, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)
Thursday August 01, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock)

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Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Spider-Man: Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are…

PURSUING THE DREAM: REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL – MIDNIGHT TRAVELER

2019 | 87 minutes | | ,
A Film by Hassan Fazili

Friday July 26, 2019, 7:30 PM (Film Center)
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When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.

PURSUING THE DREAM: REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL – FIRE AT SEA

| 2016 | 1 hr 54 mins | | ,
Directed by Gianfranco Rosi

Friday July 26, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)
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Gianfranco Rosi’s incisive, poignant and deeply moving portrait of the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa–and the humanitarian crisis occurring in the seas around it–is both a masterly work of documentary filmmaking and a timely call for urgent action. Situated 150 miles south of Sicily, Lampedusa has hit headlines as the first port of…

YESTERDAY

| 2019 | 1 hr 56 mins | | , ,
Directed by Danny Boyle
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Saturday July 27, 2019, 5:00 PM (Strand)
Monday July 29, 2019 5:00 PM (Strand)
Wednesday July 31, 2019, 8:00 PM (Strand)
Thursday August 01, 2019, 7:30 PM (Film Center)

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Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (Lily James, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious…

PURSUING THE DREAM: REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL – NEW HOMELAND

2018 | 93 Minutes | | ,
A Film by Barbara Kopple

Saturday July 27, 2019, 7:30 PM (Film Center)
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Two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) chronicles the experiences of five refugee children from war-torn Syria and Iraq whose families have resettled in Canada. In this sweetly observed film, Kopple follows the boys for two weeks at a summer camp in the Canadian wilderness. We watch as some boys…

PURSUING THE DREAM: REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL – THIS IS HOME

| 2018 | 1 hr 31 mins | | ,
Directed by Alexandra Shiva

Saturday July 27, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)
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THIS IS HOME is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing. Displaced from their homes and separated from loved ones, they are given eight months of assistance from the International Rescue Committee to become self-sufficient. As they learn to adapt to challenges,…

PURSUING THE DREAM: REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL – THE RIVER AND THE WALL

| 2019 | 1 hr 49 mins. | | , , , ,

Sunday July 28, 2019, 7:30 PM (Film Center)
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The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. Conservation filmmaker Ben Masters realizes the urgency of documenting the last remaining wilderness in…

PURSUING THE DREAM: REFUGEE AND MIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL – SOUFRA

| 2017 | 73 minutes | | ,
A Film by Thomas A. Morgan

Sunday July 28, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)
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SOUFRA follows the inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar – a refugee who has spent her entire life in the 69-year-old Burl El Barajneh refugee camp south of Beirut, Lebanon.