Virtual Screening Room
Cleveland Cinemas has partnered with our friends at several independent distributors to bring some excellent films to your home while we are closed. This is another great way to support Cleveland Cinemas during this difficult time. 50% (sometimes more!) of all revenue when you use the links below will directly go to supporting the Cedar Lee Theatre, Capitol Theatre, Chagrin Cinemas and Apollo Theatre.
New films will be opening in the virtual screening room each Friday so check this page for updates.
Aggie is a feature-length documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life. Emmy-nominated director Catherine Gund focuses on her mother’s journey to give viewers an understanding of the power of art to transform consciousness and inspire social change. Aggie is internationally recognized for her robust and prescient support of artists– particularly women and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) – and her unwavering commitment to social justice issues. After falling in love with art as a high-school student, Aggie discovers a new way of looking at the world.
Set in a provocatively unspecified moment in Italy's history yet adapted from a 1909 novel by American author Jack London, Martin Eden is a passionate and enthralling narrative fresco in the tradition of the great Italian classics.
As Chang-rae prepares a New Year's Eve dinner for his ailing mother, he reflects on their intense relationship. Starring Jackie Chung and Justin Chon. (CC)
It is never too late to change your life. Three Italians in their seventies, all dealing with their own problems, decide all of a sudden to quit their beloved Rome to settle abroad. But where? This is the first question of one too many. The Professor, retired after teaching Latin his whole life, is getting bored. Giorgetto, one of the last true Romans, struggles to make ends meet every month. Attilio, antique dealer and hippie, wants to experience again the emotions of his youth travels. Things will change, but not quite as expected.
Chuck Leavell: The Tree Man is the cinematic documentary that explores the world's fascination with the greatest piano and keyboardist over the last 40 years. Hear the stories and go behind behind the stage to hear from the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers Band, the Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, Gov't Mule, John Mayer, Pink Floyd and others from an on tour point of view. Featuring Chuck Leavell, Former President Jimmy Carter, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Chris Robinson , Dr. John, John Mayer, David Gilmore and others.
When British aid worker Hana returns to the ancient city of Luxor, she meets former lover Sultan. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the present.
Queen of Hearts follows Flack as she takes her work in a brand new direction and reveals her long-term struggles as the mother of a child with autism. Flack has something deep and genuine to communicate to the world. She is a provocateur and a rebel, an example and an inspiration. Queen of Hearts is a moving portrait of an artist who is still testing, still experimenting, still searching.
Billionaire activist George Soros is one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time. Famous for betting against the Bank of England in 1992 and making a billion dollars in one day, he is maligned by ideologues on both the left and the right for daring to tackle the world’s problems and putting his money behind his fight – from free elections and freedom of the press to civil rights for minorities. With unprecedented access to the man and his inner circle, American director Jesse Dylan follows Soros across the globe and pulls back the curtain on his personal history, private wealth, and public activism. Soros reveals a complicated genius whose experience as a Jew during the Holocaust gave rise to a lifelong crusade against authoritarianism and hate.
Baseball is life for the die-hard competitors in Koshien, Japan’s national high school baseball championship, whose alumni include US baseball stars Shohei Ohtani and former Yankee Hideki Matsui. As popular as America’s World Series, the stakes are beyond high in this single-elimination tournament. For Coach Mizutani, cleaning the grounds and greeting guests are equally important as honing baseball skills, however, demonstrating discipline, sacrifice and unwavering dedication. Director Ema Ryan Yamazaki follows Mizutani and his team on their quest to win the 100th annual Koshien, and, in the process, goes beyond baseball to reveal the heart of the Japanese national character.
Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against? When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers that most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces and the faces of women, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in algorithms.
With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, filmmaker Alex Winter explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time.
Over a trio of summers, a caretaker for luxury condominiums (Regina Casé) relies on her resourcefulness and her eye for opportunity to take advantage of whatever comes her way, in Sandra Kogut’s (Campo Grande) humorous and inventive episodic feature.
Showcasing the rare talents of Brazilian acting legend Regina Casé — star of The Second Mother and TIFF ’00 selection Me You Them — the latest feature from director Sandra Kogut (Campo Grande, TIFF ’15) is a brilliant comedy about gross class disparity and the infinite resourcefulness of those who can never take anything for granted.
Once the brightest teacher at his high school, Martin (Mads Mikkelsen) has fallen into a seemingly permanent funk. At a birthday celebration, his three closest colleagues cajole teetotaller Martin into having a celebratory drink. That's when the troublemaker of the group, Nikolaj (Magnus Millang), tells them about an obscure philosopher who says humans aren't born with enough alcohol in their blood. As an “experiment,” he proposes they all drink constantly throughout the day — but only on work day and not after 8 p.m. — to maintain the “proper” blood-alcohol level of 0.05 percent.
Initially they feel great. A reinvigorated Martin begins to engage with his students and shocks his long-suffering wife, Trine (Maria Bonnevie), with his newfound zest.
CROCK OF GOLD - A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN deep divesinto the life of the tortured Irish vocalist, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the Pogues, who famously combined traditional Irish music with the visceral energy of punk rock.
Released in 1974, "Changin' Times" was a stunning album of songs recorded in extraordinary circumstances - the first ever commercial album recorded inside an American prison by an inmate. It's creator was a musical prodigy, Ike White, who was jailed for life at the age of 19 for murder. With never-before-seen archive, the film charts Ike's journey out from prison into industry adulation and life as a free man, eventually leading to his reinvention as a performer for hire called David Maestro.
A group of four old friends conformed by a film director, a film writer, an actress and her husband share a big house in the country. Their coexistence is menaced by a young couple who resourcefully and deceitfully seek to get them to sell the house to develop a real estate project of their own.