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

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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…

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME

| 2019 | 2 hrs 15 mins | | ,
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Sunday July 21, 2019, 5:00 PM (Strand)
Monday July 22, 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…

WILD ROSE

| 2019 | 1 hr 41 mins | | ,
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Sunday July 21, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock)
Monday July 22, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)
Tuesday July 23, 2019, 8:00 PM (Strand)
Wednesday July 24, 2019, 8:00 PM (Strand)
Thursday July 25, 2019, 7:30 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…

TOY STORY 4

| 2019 | 1 hr 29 mins. | | , ,
A Disney/Pixar Film

Sunday July 21, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock)

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Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it…

DO THE RIGHT THING – 30th Anniversary Re-release!

| 1989 | 2 hrs 5 mins | | ,
A Spike Lee Joint

Sunday July 21, 2019, 8:00 PM (Strand)

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Spike Lee’s iconic Do the Right Thing turns 30 this year, and, to celebrate, the film is returning to theaters with a 4K restoration. This powerful visual feast combines humor and drama with memorable characters while tracing the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn….

MAIDEN

| 2019 | 1 hr 37 mins | |

Sunday July 21, 2019, 7:30 PM

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Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the…

YESTERDAY

| 2019 | 1 hr 56 mins | | , ,
Directed by Danny Boyle

Monday July 22, 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…

THE LION KING

| 2019 | 2 hrs | | , ,
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Monday July 22, 2019, 5:00 PM (Strand)
Tuesday July 23, 2019 5:00 PM (Strand)
Wednesday July 24, 2019, 4:30 PM (Capawock), 7:30 PM (Capawock)

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Starring Donald Glover, Beyonce, 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…

AMAZING GRACE

| 2018 | 2 hrs | | ,

Starring Aretha Franklin



Tuesday July 23, 2019, 7:30 PM (Film Center)

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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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Tuesday July 23, 2019, 7:30 PM (Capawock)
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.

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…

SOLD OUT – 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
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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.

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…

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…