The Center Theatre is working in collaboration with Distrib Films to offer amazing streaming films that aren't available from Netflix, Amazon, or any other service AND that will benefit the Center Theatre while we are closed because of the COVID 19 pandemic. Look at the offerings below and make it a movie night at home. If you want to pre-order reduced-priced concessions to pick-up Friday or Saturday between 6 and 7pm, click here.
This inventive, female-driven sex comedy follows college freshman Izzy Alden (Isabelle Barbier) and her two best friends, Anuka (Deeksha Ketkar) and Fiona (Sadie Scott), as they embark on a journey to get Izzy to a "crush party" so she can lose her virginity before the end of the semester. The acclaimed feature film debut of writer/director Emily Cohn, CRSHD tells a hilarious, unique story about navigating the messy ups and downs of life and love in the age of social media.
In French with English Subtitles
In this Parisian bitter sweet romance from Cédric Klapisch, warehouse employee Rémy (François Civil) and research assistant Mélanie (Ana Girardot) have never met, but they live parallel lives: they reside in neighboring apartment buildings, ride the same subway route, and are troubled by bouts of insomnia and depression. Their days punctuated by unfulfilling jobs, they seek meaningful romantic and platonic connection. As they stumble through psychotherapy, dating apps, fainting spells, and family visits, the seemingly star-crossed duo orbit around each other but remain just out of reach. Klapisch spins a delicate “what-if” from their compartmentalization, exploring our increasingly hermetic modern urban life.
SALEM CINEMA presents THE ETRUSCAN SMILE
Based on the bestselling novel by José Luis Sampedro, THE ETRUSCAN SMILE stars Brian Cox (HBO’s Succession) as Rory MacNeil, a rugged Scotsman who reluctantly leaves his beloved Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory’s life will be transformed, when he least expects it, through the redemptive power of love.
Movie Trailer: https://www.filmmovementplus.com/packages/salem-cinema-presents-the-etruscan-smile/videos/the-etruscan-smile-trailer
Movie Website: https://www.etruscansmile.com
3-Day Rental Link: https://www.filmmovementplus.com/products/center-theatre-performing-arts-the-etruscan-smile
Santiago, Italia Directed by Nanni Moretti
In Italian and Spanish with English subtitles
In the early seventies, the world was watching as Chile democratically elected Socialist leader Salvador Allende. His political ideals and aspirations—among them providing education for all children and distributing land to the nation’s workers—terrified the country’s right-wing, as well as the U.S., who helped orchestrate a military coup that replaced him with dictator Augusto Pinochet. This tragic history has been well documented, but Italian director Nanni Moretti (Caro Diario, Ecce Bombo, The Son's room, We have a pope) adds an angle many viewers may not know about: the efforts of the Italian Embassy to save and relocate citizens targeted by the fascist regime. Told through the testimonies of those who were there, Santiago, Italia is a chilling depiction of living under junta rule and an ultimately inspiring expression of hope amidst dire circumstances.
3-Day Rental Link: https://distribfilmsusvirtual.vhx.tv/products/santiago-italia-theater-for-the-performing-arts
Directed by Michael Bully Herbig - In German with English subtitles
After a very successful award-winning festival run, BALLOON opened on February 21st in New York (Quad Cinema) & on March 13th in Los Angeles (Laemmle Theaters) followed by a national roll-out that was cancelled due to the circumstances we all know too much about.
A thriller-like true story of one of the most spectacular escapes of the 20th Century. With a theatrical release to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Germany’s reunification, BALLOON is based on the true events of one of the most daring escapes of the Cold War in which two families living in Communist East Germany sailed over the heavily fortified border in a homemade hot-air balloon.
Movie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxLYjfn3xQw
3-Day Rental Link: https://distribfilmsusvirtual.vhx.tv/products/balloon-center-theater-for-the-performing-arts
In French with English Subtitles
Myriam (Leïla Bekhti) and Paul (Antoine Reinartz), are your typical pair of Parisian bobos and parents of two young children, toddler Adam, and 5-year-old Mila, who are taking up all of Myriam’s time. When Myriam decides to go back to work despite her husband’s initial reluctancy, the couple starts looking for a nanny. After a very selective process, they finally find the perfect candidate, Louise, a poised 40-year old woman who is an instant hit with both kids and parents. But appearances can be deceiving, even dangerous…
Movie Trailer: https://distribfilmsusvirtual.vhx.tv/packages/perfect-nanny-center-for-the-performing-arts/videos/the-perfect-nanny-official-trailer
3-day Rental Link: https://distribfilmsusvirtual.vhx.tv/products/perfect-nanny-center-for-the-performing-arts