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  • Jun 19

    • Based on the life of folk artist Maud Lewis, this story follows an unlikely romance between Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) and Maudie (Sally Hawkins). Maudie, bright-eyed but stricken with arthritis, yearns to be independent, live away from her protective family, and create art.

  • Jun 26

    • In this retelling of the classic Greek myth, Orpheus and Eurydice meet, intertwine, and face loss during Carnival week in Rio de Janeiro. Filmed with rich technicolor splendor and the constant beat of a samba and bossa nova soundtrack, this film was recognized with awards including the Palme d’Or at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival and the Best Foreign Language film at the 1960 Academy Awards.

  • Jul 26

    • One of William Shakespeare’s most adapted plays, Romeo and Juliet receives an ultramodern treatment in this nineties classic, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. Set in the futuristic urban backdrop of “Verona Beach,” Romeo meets Juliet while crashing a costume party, and the two then grapple with their feuding families in order for their love—and their lives—to survive.

  • Aug 21

    • In his feature film debut, Rashid Johnson finds a transcendent new life for Richard Wright’s pivotal novel, Native Son. Bigger “Big” Thomas is portrayed by Ashton Sanders as an outsider, an Afro-punk young man struggling to find his place in society. When he finds a job as a chauffeur for a wealthy family, it sets in motion a devastating chain of events. What follows is a heartbreaking and still-relevant revival Wright’s original story.