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These selected films are new releases that are not currently in theaters and usually not yet featured on popular home subscription services.

A percentage of revenue from each title you stream will go to Naro Cinema to help ensure our future once the country re-opens. All titles can be streamed via your computer, tablet, phone, or Chromecast, with some having additional availability via Roku and Apple-TV apps. Each film description has a unique link that will provide all details on purchase and best ways to watch.

 


The Capote Tapes

Written in his later life, ‘Answered Prayers’, an epic literary portrait of New York’s glittering jet-set society, was meant to be Truman Capote’s greatest masterpiece. Instead, it sparked the downfall of the iconic author of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s‘ and ‘In Cold Blood‘. Through never-before-heard audio archives and interviews with Capote’s famous friends and infamous enemies, this new documentary reveals the rise and fall of one of America’s most influential writers and public figures. (98 mins)

“The most enjoyable thing is hearing the distinctiveness of the voices from a bygone American era…” – Dan Callahan, TheWrap

“The film is worth the price of admission for the talking heads alone.” – Marley Marius, Vogue

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The Big Scary “S” Word

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Featuring interviews with Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cornel West, and Naomi Klein, The Big Scary “S” Word explores the rich history of the American socialist movement. Weaving together hidden episodes of history and verité footage, the film shows that, contrary to popular belief, socialism is in fact deeply American and led to popular government programs such as public schools and Medicare. Activists and journalists explain how the 2008 financial crisis, the Wall Street bailout, the Occupy Movement, and the ascension of politicians like Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez have pushed a new generation to embrace the language of socialism. (82 mins)

“With its alternate ideas for addressing urgent societal and economic needs, Bridge’s educational documentary helps envision other ways of getting things done, at a time when there’s ever more that needs doing.” – Nicolas Rapold, Nw York Times

“A rousing, well-edited study about the possibilities of democratic socialism.” – Richard von Busack, San Francisco Weekly

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Not Going Quietly

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A rising star in progressive politics and a new father, 32-year-old Ady Barkan’s life is upended when he is diagnosed with ALS. But after a confrontation with powerful Senator Jeff Flake on an airplane goes viral, catapulting him to national fame, Ady and a motley crew of activists ignite a once-in-a-generation political movement called “Be a Hero.” Together, they barnstorm across the country and empower people to confront their elected officials with emotional, personal stories to demand healthcare justice and Ady holds groundbreaking interviews with Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. As Ady rises to become Politico’s Most Powerful Activist in America,” he discovers that collective action and speaking truth to power offers hope for this family and millions of others. A rare 100% on Rotten Tomatoes! (96 mins)

“A pure shot of inspiration.” – Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com

“A fierce, and dying, health care advocate shows us what John Lewis meant by Good trouble.” – Roger Moore, Movie Nation

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Asia

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Israel’s Official Selection to the Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film. Asia (Alena Yiv) is the single mother of 17-year-old Vika (Shira Haas of Unorthodox and Shtsisel). Vika’s deteriorating health urges Asia to finally find her voice as a mother and to embrace and cherish their time together. Asia never chose to be a mother, yet she deeply loves her daughter. While Asia devotes herself to caring for Vika, she still cannot quite understand what she, as a mother, can offer her daughter. Asia’s failed attempts at helping Vika, eventually bring them closer together. Asia gets to know her daughter; her fears and her longings. She learns that what Vika needs most is her unconditional love. In Hebrew with subtitles. (85 mins)

“Pribar’s humane and heartbreaking drama is beautifully photographed and performed; a loving, warm, and even sexy film about death and dying that is teeming with life.” – Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times

“Powerful, engrossing and profoundly human. Shira Haas and Alena Yiv give raw, natural performances.” – Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

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Curiosa

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Film director Lou Jenet has set her sensual drama during the gay nineties of urbane Paris in 1895. Pierre Louÿs is a Parisian dandy and poet on the verge of fame. Pierre and his friend Henri De Régnier are both madly in love with Marie de Heredia (Noemie Merlant of Portrait of a Lady on Fire), the cheeky daughter of their mentor. Despite her feelings for Pierre, Marie eventually marries Henri who has a better situation. Badly hurt, Pierre leaves for Algeria where he meets Zohra, a bewitching local girl with whom he shares a tumultuous relationship and a passion for erotic photography. One year later, Pierre returns to Paris with Zohra and begins a relationship anew with Marie. In French with subtitles. (107 mins)

“Between eroticism and seduction, Lou Jeunet describes with pleasure the emergence of a woman who discovers the joys of emancipation in all its forms.” – – Avoir Alire

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Truman & Tennessee

The work, lives, and personal journeys of iconic American artists Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams coalesce with creative combustion in this innovative dual-portrait documentary. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland distills the loves, fears, and artistic achievements of these masters via an array of archival materials, film clips, and vibrant voiceover work from Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto as Capote and Williams, respectively. Packed with pearls of wisdoms and eloquent observations, the film celebrates the sometimes tumultuous friendship of the titular writers through the ages, while honoring the way their queer identity informed their world-renowned artistic achievements and relationships with their family, confidants, and — most significantly — each other. (86 mins)

“Watching this captivating film, especially during Pride month, one can’t help but wonder how these outsized talents would have fared in a more open and embracing society – or would their demons have simply followed them into the 21st century?” – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

“Parsons and Quinto sound just enough like the real writers to make this an almost seamless, often revealing and always entertaining look at the two writers.” – Roger Moore, Movie Nation

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Sublet

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A New York Times writer (John Benjamin Hickey) visits Tel Aviv after suffering a tragedy. The city’s energy and his relationship with a younger man (Niv Nissim) he meets there bring him back to life. This poignant drama about loneliness and longing was directed by Israeli filmmaker Eytan Fox. (89 mins)

“It’s a gentle, often funny meditation on advancing age and the fragile joys of youth.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“The strength of the film is with its leads, the award winning veteran and screen newcomer connecting so believably from such opposing romantic ideologies we come away from the film with hope for humanity.” – Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews

“There’s a raw and honest intimacy that’s heartbreaking to behold and unique. The two leads are fantastic.” – Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury

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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

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From Oscar winning director Caroline Link (Best Foreign Language Film for Nowhere in Africa) comes an adaptation of British author Judith Kerr’s classic novel based on her childhood memories. The story of a Jewish family’s escape from 1933 Berlin to Switzerland is told from the perspective of the author’s alter ego, ten year-old Anna Kemper (Riva Krymalowski in her feature film debut). Anna is too busy with schoolwork and friends to notice Hitler’s face glaring from posters plastered all over 1933 Berlin. But when her father (Oliver Masucci) — based on the prominent theater critic Alfred Kerr — suddenly vanishes, the family is secretly hurried out of Germany. Anna begins to understand life will never be the same as she and her family become refugees. In German with subtitles. (119 mins)

“Caroline Link brings handsome period production values and a lyrical, restrained sensibility to a narrative that might not qualify as riveting, but exerts its own unmistakable emotional pull.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

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Moby Doc

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Moby helped define the music of an era with his 1999 album Play that became the biggest-selling electronic album of all time. But by 2008, fame, alcohol, and drug use overwhelmed him to the point of his contemplating suicide. He had gotten everything he wanted… so why was he so depressed? This surrealist biographical documentary is narrated by Moby and features interviews with filmmaker David Lynch and concert footage of his performances with David Bowie. An activist who has long championed animal rights, Moby delves into himself to share with radical honesty what he’s gone through, and how he has been able to overcome his inner demons. (92 mins)

“The modest pleasure of “Moby Doc” is that it’s actually a conventional archival biography of Moby tucked inside a playful Dadaesque ramble.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

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Enfant Terrible

This is the dramatized story of the talented and dynamic artist and filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder who dreams of making movies about the cold-hearted, archaic Federal German society and about the longing for respect and love of the outsiders – foreigners, underprivileged groups, small convicts. His fulminant rise to being one of the most important directors in Europe correlates with his mental and physical fall and his early death at the age of 37. In his extraordinary but short career, Fassbinder made over 40 films and staged many theatrical plays. In German, French, and English. (134 mins)

“…Enfant Terrible is a tremendous way to celebrate the rise and fall of one of cinema’s most iconoclastic talents…” – Eddie Harrison, film-authority.com

“It mostly errs on the right side of excess.” – Ruben Rosario, MiamiArtZine

“It’s been a while since we’ve had a new Coen Brothers film, but there’s some of the Coens’ sizzling comic energy in Enfant Terrible…” – Kyle Smith, National Review

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Us Kids

Sparked by the plague of gun violence ravaging their schools, Us Kids chronicles the March For Our Lives movement over several years. The documentary follows gun violence survivors and teenage activists as they pull together the largest youth protest in American history. Their movement went global with rallies on six continents and in over 700 cities in every state across the nation, expanding to address racial injustice, a growing public health crisis, and shocking a political system into change. This movement was instrumental in the record youth voter turnout in the 2018 and 2020 elections. (99 mins)

“Us Kids skillfully handles a sensitive subject and prudently connects the Parkland students’ stories to those of Black students whose experiences with gun violence rarely garner similar national attention.” – Lovia Gyarkye, New York Times

“Us Kids is indispensable viewing for anyone who genuinely cares about the future of this country beyond the usual “thoughts and prayers.” – Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times

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About Endlessness

This new European film from celebrated filmmaker Roy Andersson (A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence) is a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendor and banality. We wander, dreamlike, gently guided by our Scheherazade-esque narrator. Inconsequential moments take on the same significance as historical events: a couple floats over a war-torn Cologne; on the way to a birthday party, a father stops to tie his daughter’s shoelaces in the pouring rain; teenage girls dance outside a cafe; a defeated army marches to a prisoner-of-war camp. Simultaneously an ode and a lament, About Endlessness presents a kaleidoscope of all that is eternally human, an infinite story of the vulnerability of existence. In Swedish with subtitles. (76 mins)

Bonus footage: In addition to the feature, there will be an exclusive pre-recorded discussion between filmmaker Roy Andersson and Palme d’Or winning/Oscar nominated filmmaker Ruben Östlund (The Square, Force Majeure).

“Andersson has earned our lasting gratitude. Few living directors beget work that carries so clear and so immediate a signature.” – Anthony Lane, New Yorker

“A mesmerizing odyssey to the heart of existence… Swedish auteur Roy Andersson’s latest is anothermasterpiece of the human condition.” – Peter Bradshw, The Guardian

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Lourdes

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A stunningly beautiful mountainous village in the Southwest foothills of the Pyrenees went from a sleepy scenic town to a sacred wonder after 1858, when a 14-year-old peasant girl claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in a remote grotto. Today, the town is second only to Paris in the number of annual visitors (6 million), part venerated shrine, part Disneyland (shops selling bottled holy water and Virgin Mary-related tchotchkes). Vast processions of people seeking a miracle fuel a small army of care-givers who accompany them. These pilgrims are a surprising cross-section of humanity: accident victims, the terminally ill, an overweight and bullied teenager, a contingent of aging Paris prostitutes, et alia. Lourdes is an insightful meditation on the human capacity for empathy and hope, and the mystery of religious faith in the face of profound tribulation. In French with subtitles. (92 mins)

‘You’ll feel like you’ve been to the French town that has become one of the most important religious pilgramage destinations in the world… often deeply moving” – The Hollywood Reporter

“A film of dignity, charity, and profundity… hope is made palpable.” – America Magazine

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Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide

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When Kenny Scharf arrived in NYC in the early 1980’s, he quickly met and befriended Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquiat; There, amongst the fervent creative bustle of a depressed downtown scene the trio would soon change the way we think about art, the world, and ourselves. But unlike Haring and Basquiat, who both died tragically young, Kenny lived through cataclysmic shifts in the East Village as well as the ravages of AIDS and economic depression. Featuring archival interviews with Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, and Dennis Hopper. (77 mins)

“I found it heart warming and endearing, especially because of his daughter’s direction of the film. If you are interested in the art of this period, I think you will love this documentary.”– Katrina Olson, film critic

“A compelling and informative introduction to the life and work of Kenny Scharf. His perseverance, passion for art as well as for his inner child are very palpable.” – Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

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Charlatan

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Shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best International Film 2021. The latest film from acclaimed European filmmaker Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, The Secret Garden). Few true stories tread the thin line between good and evil as precariously as that of Jan Mikolášek, a 20th century Czech herbal healer whose great success masked the grimmest of secrets. Mikolášek won fame and fortune treating celebrities of the inter-war, Nazi, and Communist eras with his uncanny knack for “urinary diagnosis.” But his passion for healing welled up from the same source as a lust for cruelty, sadism, and an incapacity for love that only one person could ever quell – his assistant, František. A personal tale as replete with twists as the century itself, and a reflection on the price one pays for single-mindedly following one’s calling. In Czech and German with subtitles. (118 mins)

“Often as thorny as its subject but also oddly fascinated by his near-magical abilities, Charlatan is a temporary cure for the common biopic.” – Lena Wilson, New York Times

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Against The Current

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How far do you have to travel to find yourself? And what sacrifices are you willing to make to get there? Veiga Grétarsdóttir is the first person in the world to attempt to kayak the 1,300 mile circumference of Iceland, counter-clockwise and against the current, an achievement that has been compared to climbing K2. Veiga’s personal journey is no less remarkable. She was born 44 years ago as a boy in a fishing village on the far west coast of Iceland. By the age of 38 Veigar had a wife and family but decided that she could no longer live as a man and decided to undergo gender reassignment. The inner struggle for Veigar to become Veiga was a journey as difficult if not more so than the solo kayak expedition she undertakes. These two stories of conflict and struggle are intertwined as the film follows her amazing 103 day journey around Iceland, with the magical, rugged coastline of the country a backdrop to the story of Veiga’s transition. (88 mins)

Against the Current is a gem. It’s gorgeous in many ways.” – Michael Ordona, Los Angeles Times

“Breathtaking, thrilling and poignant. A triumph!” – Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru

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