May 26, 2024

Movies with Foreign

La Chimera

Everyone has their own Chimera, something they try to achieve but never manage to find. For the band of tombaroli, thieves of ancient grave goods and archaeological wonders, the Chimera means redemption from work and the dream of easy wealth. For Arthur, the Chimera looks like the woman he lost, … [Read more...]

The Taste of Things

In 1885, peerless cook Eugenie (Juliette Binoche) has worked for the famous gourmet Dodin (Benoît Magimel) for the last 20 years. As time went by, the practice of gastronomy and mutual admiration turned into a romantic relationship. Their association gives rise to dishes, one more delicious than the … [Read more...]

TORI AND LOKITA

A young boy (Tori) and a teenage girl (Lokita), who have left their home countries of Cameroon and Benin to make a new life in Belgium, navigate a range of challenging experiences. Whether finding jobs on the black market or working to send money back to their families, their friendship provides a … [Read more...]

CHILE 76

Set during the early days of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, Chile ‘76 builds from a character study to a suspenseful thriller as it explores one woman’s precarious experience with political engagement. Carmen (Aline Kuppenheim) lives a sheltered life. She heads to her summer house in the … [Read more...]

THE QUIET GIRL

                              Rural Ireland. 1981. Cáit is a nine-year-old girl from an over-crowded, dysfunctional and impoverished family. Quietly struggling at school and at … [Read more...]

MURINA, screening at The Nyack Center

On a remote island along Croatia’s Adriatic coast, 17-year-old Julija spends her days diving for eel with her domineering father Ante and watching other teens party on a nearby yacht. Julija bristles at Ante’s heavy handed cruelty and resents her mother Nela’s passivity. She longs for independence … [Read more...]

THE MACALUSO SISTERS

It is 1985 and the Macaluso sisters (Maria, Pinuccia, Lia, Katia and Antonella) are five young, orphaned siblings who live in and work from a shabby rooftop apartment in Palermo, Sicily. They make a living by renting doves out for ceremonies of all manner. Following each gig, the doves return home … [Read more...]

MARTIN EDEN, at Rivertown Film Online

Martin Eden is a sprawling, enthralling, narrative that sweeps though Italy in the 20th Century. Martin 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 … [Read more...]

BAND OF OUTSIDERS, streaming 7/2 through 7/8

Franz (Sami Frey) and Arthur (Claude Brasseur) don’t have money, jobs, or prospects, but they do have a black convertible and a shared romantic interest in Odile (Anna Karina). When Odile lets slip that a stash of cash is ineptly hidden in the isolated villa where she lives, the men hatch a plan to … [Read more...]

RIFIFI, streaming from 6/26 through 7/2

After five years in prison, a thief is invited by his dear friends and fellow criminals to steal jewels from a famous jewelry store, and he declines. But when he discovers that his former girlfriend has become the lover of a nightclub owner, he proposes to his friends a burglary of the nightclub … [Read more...]

SORRY WE MISSED YOU

A former laborer and his home-attendant wife—who lost their home in the 2008 financial crash—are desperate to get out of their financial distress. When a job comes up as a delivery driver they sell their only asset, a car, to buy a van and the dream of someday owning a delivery franchise. Instead, … [Read more...]

BIRDS OF PASSAGE

A film about how the world changes, how individual actions and the forces of fate together bring glory and ruin to a hero and his family.  A Homeric tale revolving around the Colombian drug trade from the sixties to the eighties, shady deals, double-crosses, and miscalculations, it becomes a … [Read more...]

CAPERNAUM

In Beirut, 12-year-old Zain is suing his parents for bringing him into the world and failing to care for him or his siblings. Prior to the suit, Zain finds relief from his disorderly home by running errands for shopkeepers. After his parents marry off his younger sister, Zain flees, moving into the … [Read more...]

A FANTASTIC WOMAN

The winner of the 2018 Best Foreign Language Oscar, the film introduces us to Marina, a waitress and occasional cabaret singer, who lives in Chile with her lover, Orlando. Marina is transgender, and strives for her dignity despite enormous odds. When Orlando dies, Marina’s identity is called into … [Read more...]

THE WEDDING PLAN

Michal is blindsided by her fiancé when he calls off their wedding with only a month’s notice. Unwilling to return to single life, she puts her trust in fate. She enlists matchmakers, books a venue, buys a dress, sends invitations, and resists pleas by family and friends to reconsider her plan. As … [Read more...]

NOSFERATU, with Live Accompaniment, presented with ArtsRock and Arts Angels

Live accompaniment on organ by Ben Model, one of the leading silent film accompanists in the world. Nosferatu is one of the silent era’s most influential masterpieces. Building on the unusual design ideas introduced by The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari the previous year, its eerie, gothic look and … [Read more...]

THE SALESMAN

  Emad and Rana need to evacuate their decrepit apartment in Tehran. Both are actors in a production of Death of a Salesman, which affords them a certain status. When they move into a new apartment, they discover clues about the previous tenants that point to a mystery. Soon the former … [Read more...]

NERUDA

This biopic about the hot-blooded Chilean poet and leftist politician Pablo Neruda facing an emerging dictatorship in Chile illuminates the endless struggle between political authority and the creative imagination. In 1948, Neruda is engaged in a rhetorical war with Chile’s president, who is moving … [Read more...]

MIA MADRE

While shooting a difficult film and dealing with an outsized American actor, Margherita learns that her mother is dying. The narrartive shifts between her different states of consciousness— reveries and reminiscences. Her life, her mother and her movie may be falling apart, but Margherita holds on, … [Read more...]

Cancellation/Rescheduling: THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, presented by the Hopper House Art Center

RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JULY 10, 8:00. Rivertown Film joins the Edward Hopper House Art Center, Kiam Records and Festoon to present a screening of The Man Who Fell to Earth, in tribute to the late David Bowie. SUNDAY, July 10, 8:00 PM, in the Hopper House garden. $12 General Admission $8 … [Read more...]