Silver Cinema can show films that meet the interests of your senior community. Unlike many area cinemas that focus on showing blockbuster films, we can book new independent films of interest to a well-informed audience for example: Living, Corsage, Hallelujah Leonard Cohen: The Song The Journey, films on artists, and bring these to you.
Benefits of showing films in-house include providing an exciting cinematic experience: residents can see films in the auditorium where they live, with an audience, like in a cinema w/o the distractions of home. They'll get to hear the reactions of others in the audience. Discussion of the film and the issues raised can follow.
Films can be scheduled for matinee or evening programs.
The cost is variable, significantly less than taking a group to a theater, where people may be hesitant to go due to concerns about Covid, or other health issues.
ASIA - Drama
Directed by Ruthy Pribar
This is a film about motherhood, sacrifice, and love. It’s about the ability and the choice to take responsibility for another person's life. Even if it means ultimately letting go.
Asia is the single mother of 17-year-old Vika. Vika’s deteriorating health urges Asia to finally find her voice as a mother and to embrace and cherish their time together. Asia never chose to be a mother, yet she deeply loves her daughter. While Asia devotes herself to caring for Vika, she still cannot quite understand what she, as a mother, can offer her daughter. Asia’s failed attempts at helping Vika, eventually bring them closer together. Asia gets to know her daughter; her fears and her longings. She learns that what Vika needs most is her unconditional love. Language: Hebrew & Russian
Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over
Directed by Beth B.
The first career-spanning documentary retrospective of Lydia Lunch's confrontational, acerbic and always electric artistry. As New York City's preeminent No Wave icon from the late 70's, Lunch has forged a lifetime of music and spoken word performance devoted to the utter right of any woman to indulge, seek pleasure, and to say "fuck you!" as loud as any man. In this time of endless attacks on women this is a rallying cry to acknowledge the only thing that is going to bring us together - ART...as the universal salve to all of our traumas. Rated NR, 1 hours 15 minutes.
Against The Current - Documentary
Directed by Óskar Páll Sveinsson
Veiga Grétarsdóttir is the first person in the world to attempt to kayak over 2,000 kilometers around Iceland, counter-clockwise and “against the current.” This achievement has been said to be comparable to climbing the mountain K2. Veiga’s personal journey is no less remarkable. She was born 44 years ago as a boy in a fishing village on the far west coast of Iceland. Veigar had a wife and family but decided that she could no longer live as a man, and at the age of 38, decided to undergo gender reassignment. The inner struggle for Veigar to become Veiga was a journey as difficult if not more so than the solo kayak expedition she undertakes. These two stories of conflict and struggle are intertwined as the film follows her amazing 103 day journey around Iceland, with the magical, rugged coastline of the country a backdrop to the story of Veiga’s transition. In Icelandic, with subtitles.
My Wonderful Wanda
Directed by Bettina Oberli
Winner of awards at Tribeca and Vancouver, MY WONDERFUL WANDA is a delightful satire of the haves and the have-nots set against the backdrop of a gorgeous lakeside villa in Switzerland. At the story’s center is Wanda (Agnieszka Grochowska) a Polish caretaker who has left her own small children in Poland to look after Josef (André Jung) the stroke-ridden patriarch of the wealthy Wegmeister-Gloor dynasty. Wanda is adept in navigating the tricky family dynamics between the two grown (if still childish) offspring and the elegant if controlling matriarch Elsa (an amazing Marthe Keller), along with the sporadic intervention of animals stuffed or alive. But an unexpected turn of events turns everything upside down. While MY WONDERFUL WANDA exposes present-day realities of class injustice, thanks to writer-director Bettina Oberli’s empathetic lens, it is never less than a very human comedy.
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