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Although the Downing Film Center is now open, we will continue to offer films that you can stream from home. Scroll down for information about the films currently available for streaming.

A portion of each ticket purchase will go to the Downing, but you must purchase your ticket via the links in our eNews or on this website. Click HERE for additional information about our virtual cinema program.


Fri,Oct 8–Thu, Oct 29

Detention

NR | 1h 42m | In Mandarin with English Subtitles Horror/Drama | Watch Trailer Here

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Detention is a 2019 Taiwanese supernatural psychological horror film directed by John Hsu and based on the popular horror video game of same name developed by Red Candle Games. Set in 1962 during Taiwan’s White Terror period, two students are trapped at their hillside high school at night

DEKANALOG FILMS


Fri, Oct 8–Thu, Oct 29

In Balanchine’s Classroom

NR | 1h 28m | In English | Documentary | Watch Trailer Here

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In Balanchine’s Classroom takes us back to the glory years of George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet through the remembrances of his former dancers and their quest to fulfill the vision of a genius. Opening the door to his studio, Balanchine’s private laboratory, they reveal new facets of the groundbreaking choreographer: taskmaster, mad scientist, and spiritual teacher. Today, as his former dancers teach a new generation, questions arise: what was the secret of his teaching? Can it be replicated? Filled with never before seen archival footage of Balanchine at work during rehearsals, classes, and in preparation for his most seminal works, along with interviews with many of his adored and adoring dancers and those who try to carry on his legacy today, this is Balanchine as you have never seen him, and a film for anyone who loves ballet and the creative process. 

—Zeitgeist Films


Fri, Oct 8–Thu, Oct 29

On Broadway

NR | 1h 25m | In English | Documentary | Watch Trailer Here

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For anyone who loves theater, this contemporary history of Broadway is a pure joy! As audiences prepare for the return of live theater after an unprecedented absence of 18 months, an all-star cast tells the inside story of the last time Broadway came back from the brink. On Broadway shows how this revival helped save New York City, thanks to innovative work, a new attention to inclusion, and the sometimes uneasy balance between art and commerce. Interviews with legends of the stage and screen, including Hugh Jackman, Helen Mirren, Christine Baranski, August Wilson, James Corden, Alec Baldwin, John Lithgow, Viola Davis, and Ian McKellen take us behind the scenes of Broadway’s most groundbreaking and beloved shows, from A Chorus Line to Hamilton. Archival clips of iconic performances by Lin Manuel Miranda, Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, James Earl Jones and Mandy Patinkin punctuate this hurly-burly ride through the main street of American show business. Now that New York City is facing an uncertain path forward in its recovery from a devastating pandemic, this documentary from Academy Award–nominated director Oren Jacoby and the producers of RBG shows how Broadway led the way in the city’s last great rebirth and provides a model of how it can come back again.

—Kino Lorber