Virtual Cinema


For 100 years we have been screening the films you love

uninterrupted...Until now. There is no way we are going to let this

virus from bring you movies! Although the theater’s doors remain

temporarily closed, we are excited to announce that we have found a

way to continue the good times with you—

While nothing can replace the moviegoing experience, these

are all exciting, first-run titles that might have played here had

we remained open this spring.

Plus, 50% of your Virtual Cinema purchases will help benefit the Emmaus Theatre—a much needed show of support during this turbulent time.

Prices range from $10 – $12. All films are streamable through the web OR on streaming media platforms like Apple TV or Roku.
 John Lewis: GoodTrouble                                                            

Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.

One Small Step  Click Link ⇒

Embark on a roller coaster of imagination and possibility in this ShortsTV-presented compilation of new and acclaimed, family-friendly animated short films. Featuring the OSCAR® winning Bear Story and OSCAR® nominees One Small Step, Gopher Broke and Borrowed Time, plus many more fun films.‚Äč
Quarantine Cat Film Festival  

Starts June 19th

Amateur filmmakers from around the world filmed their beloved cats during COVID-19
stay-at-home orders. This compilation reel brings together the cutest, funniest, bravest
and most loving of these videos, exclusively filmed during the pandemic

The Surrogate  click link ⇒

Dir. Jeremy Hersh
Starring Jasmine Batchelor, Chris Perfetti, Sullivan Jones, Brooke Bloom

Jess is thrilled to be the surrogate for her best friend and his husband, but when a prenatal test comes back positive, it creates a moral dilemma that threatens their friendship.

World Premiere - SXSW 2020

“ A masterclass on morality and narrative. Each of the elements come together beautifully, leaving a product that lingers. Don't miss it. ”

“ Riveting (...) A consistently provocative drama raising all kinds of issues. ”

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Marona's Fantastic Tale      

The sixth feature from acclaimed director Anca Damian, this touching film chronicles the journey of a stray dog through a succession of wildly different owners. Featuring expressively handcrafted designs by Belgian artist Brecht Evens, the film's animation technique is colorful, spirited and pushes the medium into new directions, while its intimate story will strike a chord with anyone who has shared a special bond with a canine companion.

This virtual release will include a pre-recorded interview with the director Anca Damian, in which she discusses the origins of the film and process of bringing it to life.

“Whimsical and poignant."
Los Angeles Times

“Undeniably lovely.”

"A constant delight."
Screen Daily

Festivals & Awards
Grand Prize - Bucheon Int'l Animation Festival
Special Jury Prize - Animation is Film Festival
Nominee, Best Animated Feature - European Film Awards
Official Selection - Annecy Int'l Animation Film Festival
Official Selection - Ottawa Int'l Animation Festival

You Don't Nomi

Variance Films presents You Don’t Nomi — a documentary following Paul Verhoeven’s salacious Showgirls, from disastrous release to cult adoration and extraordinary redemption.

A chorus of film critics and fervent devotees explore the complicated afterlife of 1995’s biggest film flop. The film features Adam Nayman (Vice Guide to Film), April Kidwell (I, Nomi) and Peaches Christ (Milk) along with archival footage and interviews with the cast and crew of Showgirls.

Directed by Jeffrey McHale | 2019 | 92 minutes | Not Rated | USA | English


Abel Ferrara’s first dramatic feature since 2014’s Pasolini reteams the filmmaker and his frequent lead Willem Dafoe, who delivers a career-best performance as the title character, an older American expat living in Rome with his young wife and their daughter. Disoriented by his past misgivings and subsequent, unexpected blows to his self-esteem, Tommaso wades through this late chapter of his life with an increasingly impaired grasp on reality as he prepares for his next film. Tommaso is easily Ferrara and Dafoe’s most personal and engrossing collaboration to date, a delicately surrealistic work of autofiction marked by the keen sensitivity of two consummate artists. – Film at Lincoln Center

Willem Dafoe
Anna Ferrara
Christina Chiriac

Directed by Abel Ferrara


Hail Satan?  

A look at the quick rise and influence of the controversial religious group known as The Satanic Temple.

Director: Penny Lane

Stars: Jex Blackmore, Chalice Blythe, Nicholas Crowe

(Q&A on 6/10 with director Penny Lane in conversation with Lucien Greaves, head of The Satanic Temple. Charity: GiveDirectly’s COVID relief fund)

-Q&A’s will begin at 8:00pm ET
-The Q&A’s will be archived for viewers who can’t tune in live.
-Questions will be solicited in advance (via email:



A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Writers: Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Eli B. Despres (as Eli Despres)

Stars: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg

(Q&A on 6/3 with director Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Charity: GiveDirectly’s COVID relief fund)

-Q&A’s will begin at 8:00pm ET
-The Q&A’s will be archived for viewers who can’t tune in live.
-Questions will be solicited in advance (via email:


"Military Wives

Only $4.99!
Directed by Peter Cattaneo (THE FULL MONTY)
Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan
“Hugely engaging, enormously moving.”- Daily Mail
MILITARY WIVES centers on a group of women from different backgrounds whose partners are away serving in Afghanistan. Faced with their loved ones’ absences, they come together to form the very first military wives choir, helping each other through some of life’s most difficult moments, and quickly find themselves on an international stage. Peter Cattaneo (THE FULL MONTY) directs Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan in this feel-good crowd-pleaser inspired by true events.

Once the film is rented, it will be available to view for 72 hours to finish once you’ve started watching. You can watch on your computer, smartphone, or tablet, or cast to your Apple TV, Google Chromecast, or other compatible devices.


"Life Itself "             ⇒

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF, explores the legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

Roger Ebert

Executive Producers:
Martin Scorsese
Steven Zaillian

(Q&A on 5/27 with Chaz Ebert in conversation with director Steve James. Charity: Cinema Worker Solidarity Fund)


The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West

Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ann Kittner, Harryette Helsel

 Other music               ⇒

Learn the story of Other Music, a former NYC cultural institution that was vital to the early-2000s music scene.

Other Music was an influential and uncompromising New York City record store that was vital to the city’s early 2000s indie music scene. But when the store is forced to close its doors due to rent increases, the homogenization of urban culture, and the shift from CDs to downloadable and streaming music, a cultural landmark is lost.

Through vibrant storytelling, the documentary captures the record store’s vital role in the musical and cultural life of the city, and highlights the artists whose careers it helped launch including Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, William Basinski, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sharon Van Etten, Yo La Tengo and TV On The Radio.

Directors: Puloma Basu, Rob Hatch-Miller
Stars: Tunde Adebimpe, William Basinski, Panda Bear

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________The Booksellers

D.W. Young’s elegant and absorbing documentary is a lively tour of New York’s book world, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics, and dreamers, past and present: from the Park Avenue Armory’s annual Antiquarian Book Fair, where original editions can fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars; to the Strand and Argosybookstores, still standing against all odds; to the beautifully crammed apartments of collectors and buyers. The film, executive produced by Parker Posey, features a range of commentators, including Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, and a community of dedicated book dealers and collectors who strongly believe in the wonder of the object and what it holds within.


Deerskin            click link       ⇒

In this black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (THE ARTIST) is a recent divorcee who becomes obsessed with a vintage fringed deerskin jacket that begins to exert an uncanny hold on him. Set in a sleepy French alpine village, he falls into the guise of an independent filmmaker and befriends a trusting bartender and aspiring editor (Adèle Haenel, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE) who becomes his collaborator on a movie that will document a surprising new goal he sets for himself. Mature / 77 min. French w/ subtitles.


Extra Ordinary

Extra Ordinary (2019)
R | 1h 34min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Lonely thirtysomething Rose (an astonishingly great Maeve Higgins) is a driving instructor in a rural Irish town. It’s not an especially rewarding gig, but it’s all she can do to get away from her true calling — that of a paranormal “sensitive”, daughter of a famous departed TV medium.

She’s become accustomed to seeing spiritual activity that others are blessedly oblivious to, and she’s quite happy to keep it private. This becomes rather difficult when past-his-prime rock star Christian Winter (an especially bonkers Will Forte) comes to town, looking for a sacrificial victim to renew his Satanic pact for one hell of a come-back album. A whole lot of supernatural craziness is about to put Rose to the test.

Will Forte stars in one of the most raved-about horror comedies of the year!

“Easily the best supernatural comedy since WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS.”
— Film School Rejects

“The year’s best comedy!”
— Den of Geek

“A ghostbusting gutbuster.”
— Birth. Movies. Death.

“Like those cheeky genre-splicing comedies that came before it, EXTRA ORDINARY doesn’t merely goose the boundary between charming and outrageous, it gleefully tramples it into oblivion.”

— Lost Angeles Times

The Whistlers    ⇒       

Comedy, Crime Drama/Narrative | 1h 37m | Languages: English, Spanish, Romanian | La Gomera (original title)

In THE WHISTLERS, not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception. A trip to the Canary Islands to learn a secret whistling language might just be what they need to pull it off. Director: Corneliu Porumboiu

"A funhouse of cinematic mirrors. ‘The Whistlers’ makes reading subtitles not just vital, but fun." — Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“If the Coen Brothers were Romanian, they might have made ‘THE WHISTLERS’.” — A.O. Scott, The New York Times

‘‘A daffy and dazzling crime film. Taut and constantly surprising, the film breathes new life into staid genre conventions.” —

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band         

R | 1h 40min | Documentary, Biography, History

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson's young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film is a moving story of Robertson's personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become hi brothers in music and who together made their mark on music history. Once Were Brothers blends rare archival footage, photography iconic songs and interviews with many of Robertson's friends and collaborators including Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Martin Scorsese, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Dominique Robertson, Ronnie Hawkins, and more. Directed by Daniel Roher.

Slay the Dragon:

Directed with the full force of an investigation by Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance, SLAY THE DRAGON shows how gerrymandering has become an immensely powerful weapon of partisan advantage, creating an unresponsive and unaccountable government. But ahead of the 2020 elections and a new round of redistricting, voters are fighting back. With exclusive access to influential, citizen-led activist groups, as well as the legal team that brought the most important voting rights case in a generation to the Supreme Court, SLAY THE DRAGON chronicles the civic grit that is turning the tide in the battle for the legitimacy of U.S. democracy.

“The most important political film of the year, and it may prove to be one of the key political films of the decade.”

– Owen Gleiberman, Variety


“SLAY THE DRAGON is an excellent film that tells the story of how politicians used gerrymandering to cheat the American people out of equal representation for the past decade and how committed, organized citizens can fight back to restore fairness to our elections. With the next redistricting process set to take place in 2021, the message of SLAY THE DRAGON could not be more timely or more profound – we must end the era of politicians choosing their voters and give power back to the people, where it belongs. Our democracy is at stake.”

– Former Attorney General Eric Holder


The Dog Doc ⇒

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THE DOG DOC focuses on Dr. Marty Goldstein, a founding father of integrative veterinary medicine, and his colleagues in South Salem, NY who have created a mecca for holistic care, offering hope to scores of previously hopeless animals (and their owners). Combining conventional medical training with cutting edge alternative therapies, Dr. Marty’s deeply empathetic philosophy offers a vital example of how improving overall health rather than merely treating disease is transformative for all living things.


Driveways       ⇒

Cody is a sweet, sensitive boy who doesn't always fit in easily with other kids his age. He's not bothered by spending the summer in an unfamiliar New York town while his mother, Kathy, cleans out the house left behind by his recently deceased aunt, trying to ready it for sale. As Kathy--estranged from her reclusive sister for years--learns how much she didn't know about the woman, Cody strikes up a surprising friendship with the gruff Korean War vet who lives next door. Nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, DRIVEWAYS is a beautifully observed, bittersweet drama about our lifelong search for a sense of community. With a genuine script and impeccable acting from Hong Chau (Downsizing) and Brian Dennehy (First Blood), this little gem doesn’t coax tears, but earns them.

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Pahokee  (click link)⇒

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NR| 1h 50min | Documentary
Directors: Patrick Bresnan, Ivete Lucas

An award-winning documentary (American feature at Champs-Élysées Film Festival, Knight Documentary Achievement Award at Miami) follows teens in their last year of high school in a tightly knit, rural, impoverished town in the Everglades. As those in Western PA might recall in the steel bust of the 1980s, life revolves around sports and hopes of greener pastures.

"Lively and rousing as a generational snapshot, buoyed by the lovable, resilient kids at its heart."

PAHOKEE is a powerful documentary that follows four teens in an impoverished small agricultural town in rural Florida as they experience the joys and heartbreaks of their last year in high school.

After playing to a standing ovation in Sundance, the film has been an audience and festival favorite, winning the Prix du Jury at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival and the Knight Made in MIA Award at the Miami Film Festival.