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AFI Silver Virtual Screening Room – New This Week

Sept. 25–Oct. 7
Highlights from this week's 20 films include Pablo Larraín's EMA, Jayro Bustamante's LA LLORONA, Gerardo Naranjo's KOKOLOLO, Juan José Campanella's THE WEASELS' TALE, Fernanda Valadez's IDENTIFYING FEATURES, Cecilia Aldorando's LANDFALL and Michèle Stephenson's STATELESS.
New Restoration
Intro by film historians Eddie Muller and Jacqueline Najima Stewart, courtesy of Turner Classic Movies
This stylish 1951 film noir, adapted from Richard Wright's controversial 1940 novel about the injustices of African American life, stars Wright himself in the role of Bigger Thomas, a man whose violent tendencies are the result of a lifetime of deprivation. Courtesy of Kino Lorber.
RBG
Featuring filmed Q&A with directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen, moderated by Melena Ryzik of the New York Times
Over her career, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. This documentary explores the journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court, and serves as a monument to her legal legacy. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
After receiving a fatal diagnosis in 2015, Oliver Sacks did a series of filmed interviews about his life and work, his abiding sense of wonder at the natural world and humans' place within it. Drawing on these interviews and archival material, Ric Burns illuminates the life of the beloved doctor and author who changed our understanding of the brain. Courtesy of Zeitgeist Films.
Available starting Sept. 25
Lena Olin and Bruce Dern star in this moving drama of a wife plunged into crisis when her husband, a celebrated artist, is diagnosed with dementia. Challenged by the loss of her life as she knew it, she shields his deteriorating condition from the art community while trying to help him prepare for his final show. Directed by Tom Dolby. Courtesy of Strand Releasing.
Boniface "Softie" Mwangi has long fought injustices in his country as a political activist; now he's running for office in a regional Kenyan election. He soon finds that challenging strong political dynasties is putting his family at risk. Should country really come before family? Director Sam Soko captures a charming idealist's transformation through his grassroots campaign. Courtesy of David Magdael & Associates.
Available starting Sept. 25
For more than a century, black artists, authors and musicians have traveled to Paris to liberate themselves from the racism of the United States. Through stories of émigrés past and present, including Josephine Baker, James Baldwin, Richard Wright and Beauford Delaney, Alan Govenar's documentary examines what it means to be black in France. Courtesy of First Run Features.
Available starting Sept. 25
Construction of a massive hydro project results in the town of Fengjie being torn down submerged forever, displacing families who have lived there for generations. Jia Zhang-ke's 2006 drama, a unique hybrid of documentary and fiction, is an empathetic portrait of those left behind by a modernizing society. Golden Lion winner, Venice Film Festival. Courtesy of Big World Pictures.
Oct. 8–15
Passes and Opening Night tickets on sale now!
Opening the Festival: GET THE HELL OUT. In I-Fan Wang's manic, martial arts-infused horror-comedy, Taiwan's parliament turns deadly when a virus transforms politicians into ravenous zombies.
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All Available Films