WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA – Cinematique of Wilmington, a series of independent, classic, foreign and notable films co-sponsored by WHQR Public Media and Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., is pleased to announce a new digital program, the Cinematique Sofa Series. We have united with our friends in the independent film community to continue to bring our community the opportunity to see the best in first run independent films. New independent, documentary, foreign and award-winning films available for viewing remotely for a $12 rental per film (for 5 days). New films introduced each week, most available to rent for a two week period. For more details about the series or individual features and to rent the films, visit whqr.org or thalianhall.org.
“Opening” (Made Available to Rent) Friday, April 10, 2020
Sorry We Missed You (2020)
Not Rated| In English | 101 minutes
Ricky, a former laborer, and his home-attendant wife Abby—who lost their home in the 2008 financial crash—are desperate to get out of their financial distress. When an opportunity comes up for Ricky to work as his own boss as a delivery driver, they sell their only asset, Abby’s car, to trade it in for a shiny new white van and the dream that Ricky can work his way up to someday owning his own delivery franchise. But the couple find their lives are quickly pushed further to the edge by an unrelenting work schedule, a ruthless supervisor and the needs of their two teenage children.
Slay the Dragon (2019)
Rated PG-13 | In English | 101 minutes
A secretive, high-tech gerrymandering initiative launched 10 years ago threatens to undermine our democracy. Slay the Dragon shines a light on this timely issue, and follows a handful of citizens’ groups, outraged by what they see as an attack on the core democratic principle that every person’s vote should count equally, as they battle party operatives and an entrenched political establishment to fix a broken system. Directed by Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance.
The Times of Bill Cuningham (2018)
Not Rated | In English | 74 minutes
Told in Bill Cunningham’s own words from a recently unearthed six-hour 1994 interview, the iconic street photographer and fashion historian chronicles, in his customarily cheerful and plainspoken manner, moonlighting as a milliner in France during the Korean War, his unique relationship with First Lady Jackie Kennedy, his four decades at The New York Times and his democratic view of fashion and society. Narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker, The Times of Bill Cunningham features incredible photographs chosen from over 3 million previously unpublicized images and documents from Cunningham.