VIRTUAL ENGAGEMENTS START 4/15

This too shall pass.

As Cinema 320, together with the rest of the world, waits for the passing of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will keep the torch of world cinema burning in Worcester with virtual online screenings.

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EXTRA ORDINARY

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https://kinomarquee.com/film/extra-ordinary/5e8262239abc65000111d1d4/cinema-320

EXTRA ORDINARY

Ireland 2020; 94 min. R. Screenplay and direction: Enda Loughman & Mike Ahern

Rose, a sweet, lonely driving instructor in rural Ireland, is gifted with supernatural abilities. She has a love/hate relationship with her ‘talents’ & tries to ignore the constant spirit related requests from locals – to exorcise possessed rubbish bins or haunted gravel. But! Christian Winter, a washed up, one-hit-wonder rock star, has made a pact with the devil for a return to greatness! He puts a spell on a local teenager- making her levitate. Her terrified father, Martin Martin, asks Rose to help save his daughter. Rose has to overcome the fear of her supernatural gift & work with Martin to save the girl, get the guy and be home in time for a light snack…maybe a yogurt or something.

“There’s absolutely nothing banal about Extra Ordinary, a deviously amusing paranormal rom-com (!) that convincingly summons the playful spirit of Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement (What We Do in the Shadows) and Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead), while tossing in a few of its own inspired touches…..

“Armed with an exuberant cast (also including an agreeably over-the-top Will Forte as a washed-up singer who has made a pact with Satan that will return him to the pop charts), director-writers Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman deliver a feature-film debut that yields laugh-out-loud returns without sacrificing the main characters’ core likability.” – Los Angeles Times

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LUCKY GRANDMA

Click the link below for the Cinema 320 landing page. Admission for this engagement is $12.00.

https://kinonow.com/lucky-grandma-cinema-320

LUCKY GRANDMA

USA 2020; 87 min. NR. Subtitles. Screenplay: Sasie Sealy & Angela Cheng; Direction: Sasie Sealy

In the heart of Chinatown, New York, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old Grandma is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck… suddenly attracting the attention of some local gangsters. Desperate to protect herself, Grandma employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang and soon finds herself right in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.

“If last year’s massively successful The Farewell taught the film industry anything, it’s that American audiences have an appetite for stories that haven’t been seen before. Lulu Wang’s debut feature was a major boon for Asian-American indie film, and Wang’s success an inspiration to all marginalized filmmakers. While it may seem reductive to compare two films directed by Chinese-American women, both films revolve around a Nai Nai, the Mandarin word for “grandma.” But the similarities end there. Where Wang’s Nai Nai was sweet and naive, the Nai Nai in Lucky Grandma is a grizzled, cantankerous chainsmoker — and a total badass.

“The feature debut of filmmaker Sasie Sealy, Lucky Grandma is a wickedly entertaining dark comedy, steeped in the colors and characters of New York City’s Chinatown. This is precise and confident filmmaking, and if there is any justice in Hollywood, Sealy’s name will soon be as ubiquitous as Wang’s. Co-written with Angela Cheng, Sealy’s dynamic script is deeply funny, heartfelt, and with plenty of twists and turns to keep you on your toes.” – Jude Dry, Indiewire.

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BEST OF CATVIDEO FEST: CREATURE COMFORTS EDITION

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https://catvideofest2020.vhx.tv/checkout/cinema-320-presents-best-of-catvideofest

BEST OF CATVIDEO FEST: CREATURE COMFORTS EDITION

USA, 40 minutes. NR. The international language of purrs and meows, which needs no subtitles.

This one really needs no explanation! My ambition is for it to run in the virtual theater at least as long as THE SOUND OF MUSIC played at White City. Since it’s only 40 minutes long, it has a unique ticket price – anything you want to chip in, from 99 cents on up. (Suggested price is $5-$8, but it’s entirely up to you.) Curator Will Vinton has compiled the best short videos from his previous anthologies into a highlight reel that is sure to charm and amuse. This little movie is as irresistible as a stray that follows you home.

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AND CONTINUING IN ITS EIGHTH WEEK IN CINEMA 320’s VIRTUAL CINEMA SPACE – THE BOOKSELLERS!

Click the link below for the Cinema 320 BOOKSELLERS landing page. Admission for this engagement is $9.99.

https://thebooksellers.vhx.tv/products/the-booksellers-for-cinema-320

THE BOOKSELLERS

USA 2020; 99 min. NR. Director: D.W. Young

Cinema 320’s Virtual Theater puts out a general call to all bibliophiles – paradise awaits you in this fascinating, funny, and occasionally even mind-blowing documentary on some of the country’s greatest rare book dealers and collectors. 

“If you count yourself as one of those people who love getting lost in a bookstore, particularly a (slightly) musty one that sells used and rare volumes (and, hopefully, has a cat), then the documentary THE BOOKSELLERS will offer some comfort in this time of deprivation” – LA Times.

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