Cleveland Cinemas | Virtual Screening Room

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, Apollo Theatre and Tower City Cinemas.

New films will be opening in the virtual screening room each Friday so check this page for updates.

 

You Never Had It: An Evening With Bukowski (NR)

This documentary is based on a video interview conducted by journalist Silvia Bizio in January of 1981 with writer Charles Bukowski at his home in San Pedro, California. It was a long night of endless talk while smoking cigarettes and drinking red wine with Bukowski and his soon to be wife, Linda Lee Beighle; he talks about all kind of subjects: literature, his relation with other writers, sex, poetry, love, humanity. The interview was shot on Umatic tapes which have been digitized and edited; new images of today's Los Angeles were shot with a Super8 camera, a poignant counterpoint to poems read by the same Bukowski.

Burning Ghost (NR)

This debut feature film by director Stéphane Batut centers around Juste, who can see dead people. He wanders the streets of Paris, escorting the ghosts he encounters into the afterlife after collecting their last memory. But Juste's liminal existence is thrown into jeopardy when a young woman named Agathe recognizes him, and he falls madly and illicitly in love with her.

The Bare Necessity (Perdrix) (NR)

Pierre Perdrix has been enjoying an enchanted though restless existence since the enigmatic Juliette Webb burst into his life. A stranger who landed in his family's unique world like a meteorite, and who by her presence alone will force this tight-knit microcosm to redefine their boundaries and finally begin to fully live their lives.

Wonders in the Suburbs (Merveilles à Montfermeil) (NR)

As the new mayor of Montfermeil -- an underprivileged municipality on the outskirts of Paris-Emmanuelle Joly has great expectations. However, two of her staffers, Joëlle and Kamel have just culminated their long separation with a finalized divorce. As the mayor starts implementing her quirky campaign promises-naps for all, rooftop farms, sexual assistance in the home, harmonization of breathing-political rivals start sabotaging her enthusiastic plans, while Joëlle and Kamel's bickering further disrupt the administration and threaten this year's Brioche Day.

Measure for Measure (NR)

A contemporary re-telling of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. An unlikely romance ignites between a young immigrant Muslim girl and a young musician, set against Melbourne's notorious commission flats, where a world of crime, drugs, and racial disharmony reign….

Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine (NR)

Capturing the messy upheaval of the '70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, the film explores CREEM Magazine's humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse - spotlighting iconic features, interviews, and anecdotes along the way - then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later. Fifty years after publishing its first issue, "America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine" remains a seditious spirit in music and culture.

Out Stealing Horses (NR)

November 1999: 67-year-old Trond lives in self-imposed isolation and looks forward to welcoming in the new millennium alone. As winter arrives he meets one of his few neighbors, Lars, and realizes he knew him back in the summer of 1948.

Fantastic Fungi (NR)

Fantastic Fungi takes us on an immersive journey into the magical earth beneath our feet: an underground network with the potential to heal and save our planet.

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind (NR)

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind is an exploration of the career, music, and influence of legendary Canadian musical icon Gordon Lightfoot. With unprecedented access to the artist, the documentary follows Lightfoot's evolution from Christian choirboy to troubled troubadour to international star and beloved Canadian icon.

The Cuban (NR)

Academy award winner Louis Gossett Jr. expands his repertoire of exceptional performances in the role of Luis, an elderly Cuban musician who is brought out of his shell by his care worker, a young Afghan immigrant named Mina. Mina’s attempts to get through to Luis, even just to feed him, are futile. That is, until she discovers the music. A poster of Benny More inspires Mina to hum a jazz tune that, to her surprise, ignites a spark inside him. As each day passes the music awakens Luis more and more until the colorful world of his past becomes vibrant and real again. Mina comes into her own as she gets to know him and their friendship blossoms.

John Lewis: Good Trouble (PG)

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 79 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.
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Fisherman's Friends (PG-13)

A fast living, cynical London music executive (Daniel Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he's pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy). He becomes the ultimate "fish out of water" as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families (including Tuppence Middleton) who value friendship and community over fame and fortune. As he's drawn deeper into the traditional way of life he's forced to reevaluate his own integrity and ultimately question what success really means.