Events for Sunday, September 6, 2020
Virtual Dryden Theatre | Streaming Online. Serving countless newlyweds in Hong Kong’s go-to one-stop-shop of cheap wedding supplies doesn’t exempt Fong from social pressure to marry. As Fong redefines her best life and writer-director Norris Wong reclaims her home city's narrative from outsiders in this debut, their courage sparks thrills and will make you wholeheartedly cheer for a woman’s independence and a new age in Hong Kong cinema.
Virtual Dryden Theatre | Streaming Online. Gordon Lightfoot, Canada’s greatest songwriter, grew up only four hours from Rochester, in Orillia, Ontario. Moving back and forth through time, the film details his career, his battle with substance abuse, and his success with the songs “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Sundown,” and “Carefree Highway.”
Virtual Dryden Theatre | Streaming Online. Documentarian Mehrdad Oskouei takes his camera inside a juvenile detention center for his fourth film focusing on the Iranian prison system. This time, he follows and interviews a group of young women convicted of murder, generally their fathers or husbands.
Virtual Dryden Theatre | Streaming Online. In the vein of last year’s Knock Down the House, documentarian Hillary Bachelder follows three women running for local and state offices in 2017 and 2018. Through their campaigns and the aftermath, these women struggle with being heard, their own past, and the responsibilities of representative government.
From photography’s beginnings, clouds had been central to aesthetic and technological debates in photographic circles. Moreover, they featured in discussions about the nature of the medium itself.
Virual Dryden Theatre | Streaming Online. Werner Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with the late travel writer Bruce Chatwin, a kindred spirit whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe.
Virtual Dryden Theatre | Streaming Online. Instead of heading out on her holidays, Eva decides to stay in Madrid for the beginning of August. She looks after a flat for a friend who is going out of town. Director Jonas Trueba re-teams with actress Itsaso Arana in a story about finding yourself past a time when you should already know who you are.