Now Playing In Select Theaters and on Virtual Cinema

Virtual cinema is video-on-demand streaming brought to you by Film Movement in partnership with local independent movie theaters, which allows you to stream first-run movies and revivals of classic films at home on your TV or on your mobile device prior to their availability on any other digital platform. The proceeds from your streaming rental is shared between Film Movement and the presenting art house movie theater of your choice, so all ticket purchases help support independent cinema.

“Lively, bittersweet... moving.” —Variety

Centering around the lives of two children in New Bedford, Massachusetts one eventful summer spent with their mother and her boyfriend, SWEET THING is an uplifting, poetic rendering of childhood that captures the essence of that time in life when a day can last forever. The friendships, loyalties, and challenges of youth propel the story into a triumph of hope and resilience.

From Japanese auteur Koji Fukada

After a toy salesman rescues a beguiling woman whose car was stuck on the train tracks, she whisks him into an epic series of misadventures. Singular auteur Koji Fukada (A Girl Missing) adeptly orchestrates his first screen adaptation by bringing this popular manga to life, replete with his patently idiosyncratic and lively take on human nature, fatalism, and true love. Presented in 2 parts.

“Thoroughly enjoyable.” —Los Angeles Times

The fates of an unlucky pig farmer, a feisty home-owner defending her property, a lovestruck busboy, a disenchanted rich girl, and an American expat pursuing the Chinese Dream converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs are found floating down the Huangpu River, towards a modernizing Shanghai in Cathy Yan's (BIRDS OF PREY) debut feature.



“Bitingly clever.” —Film Threat

Femke Boot (Katja Herbers) is a columnist who is obsessed with reading the endless abusive messages posted about her on social media. One day, all her pent-up anger and frustration explode in a moment of shocking and unexpected violence. When this brutal act inspires Femke's creativity, she surrenders to her rage and begins to lead a double life as a daytime writer and nighttime murderer.

A masterwork. —The New Yorker

Winner of Best Director at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. Nanni Moretti recounts three entries from his “diary” in this hilarious and intimate self-reflective comedy, which follows the filmmaker’s musings on cinema atop a Vespa, a trip to the Aeolian Islands to work on his new screenplay, and his search for health and wellness after breaking out in a nagging skin rash. Presented in a new 2K restoration.

Now Playing at Quad Cinemas in NYC

Based on the novel by Jorge Amado, this Golden Globe-nominated comedy follows the strange events that befall the newly married widow Dona Flor (Sonia Braga), who finds her disappointing sex life revived when the ghost of her late husband returns. This “marvelously funny” (Time) international hit launched the career of Braga and became Brazil's highest grossing feature. Newly restored in 4K!



“An unflinching portrait.” —Hollywood Reporter

Aspiring actress Nina Wu finally gets her break as the female lead in a big-budget thriller. The role, which calls for explicit sex scenes, is made all the more challenging by the director’s savage belittlements. Hovering on the brink of stardom, Nina’s psychological resolve begins to crack. As she clings to her sanity, a traumatic past event begins to resurface.

“Overwhelmingly moving.” —Time Out

Maggie Cheung embodies tragic screen siren Ruan Lingyu in this unconventional biopic by Hong Kong New Wave master Stanley Kwan. Praised for her moving and emotive onscreen presence, Ruan’s private life, which was frequent fodder for the vicious Shanghai tabloids, began to mirror the melodramas which brought her fame, culminating in her suicide at age 24.

“Loving, honest.” —Los Angeles Times

In 1990, seven young male dancers - 6 gay, 1 straight - joined Madonna on her most controversial tour. On stage and in the iconic film Truth or Dare, they showed the world how to express yourself. Now years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after the tour, when they were ambassadors on behalf of the LGBTQ community during the height of the AIDS epidemic.