Show Times

Saturday 20, October

Cereal Cinema

Cereal Cinema

PG

Saturday 20, October

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin

PGFor some action.

Saturday 20, October

Naila and the Uprising

Naila and the Uprising

Saturday 20, October

Southwest of Salem featuring post film discussion

Southwest of Salem featuring post film discussion

Saturday 20, October

From Under the Rubble with post-film discussion

From Under the Rubble with post-film discussion

Saturday 20, October

Fahrenheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9

RRated R for language and some disturbing material/images

Saturday 20, October

Poetess

Poetess

Saturday 20, October

Blindspotting

Blindspotting

Rfor language throughout, some brutal violence, sexual references and drug use

Saturday 20, October

Tunis By Night with post-film discussion

Tunis By Night with post-film discussion

Saturday 20, October

Scream

Scream

Saturday 20, October

Sunday 21, October

This is Home: A Refugee Story

This is Home: A Refugee Story

Sunday 21, October

Wajd: Song of Separation with post-film discussion

Wajd: Song of Separation with post-film discussion

Sunday 21, October

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

PG-13For violence and intense sequences of action, and for brief strong language

Sunday 21, October

Volubulis

Volubulis

Sunday 21, October

Fahrenheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9

RRated R for language and some disturbing material/images

Sunday 21, October

The Blessed

The Blessed

Sunday 21, October

The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai

The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai

Sunday 21, October

Monday 22, October

Fahrenheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9

RRated R for language and some disturbing material/images

Monday 22, October

Blindspotting

Blindspotting

Rfor language throughout, some brutal violence, sexual references and drug use

Monday 22, October

Mandy

Mandy

TBC

Monday 22, October

Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You

RFor pervasive language, some strong sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use.

Monday 22, October

Tuesday 23, October

Blindspotting

Blindspotting

Rfor language throughout, some brutal violence, sexual references and drug use

Tuesday 23, October

I Believe in Halloween

I Believe in Halloween

Tuesday 23, October

Fahrenheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9

RRated R for language and some disturbing material/images

Tuesday 23, October

Mandy

Mandy

TBC

Tuesday 23, October

Wednesday 24, October

Blindspotting

Blindspotting

Rfor language throughout, some brutal violence, sexual references and drug use

Wednesday 24, October

Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You

RFor pervasive language, some strong sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use.

Wednesday 24, October

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

PG-13For violence and intense sequences of action, and for brief strong language

Wednesday 24, October

Mandy

Mandy

TBC

Wednesday 24, October

Thursday 25, October

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin

PGFor some action.

Thursday 25, October

Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

PGFor action sequences and some brief mild language.

Thursday 25, October

Fahrenheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9

RRated R for language and some disturbing material/images

Thursday 25, October

Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You

RFor pervasive language, some strong sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use.

Thursday 25, October

The Shining

The Shining

R

Thursday 25, October

Mandy

Mandy

TBC

Thursday 25, October

Friday 26, October

The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow

Friday 26, October

The Craft

The Craft

R

Friday 26, October

Saturday 27, October

Cereal Cinema

Cereal Cinema

PG

Saturday 27, October

Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead

NR

Saturday 27, October

The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow

Saturday 27, October

Halloween (1978)

Halloween (1978)

Rfor sexual content/nudity, graphic violence and some drug use.

Saturday 27, October

Sunday 28, October

El Clasico: Real Madrid vs Barcelona

El Clasico: Real Madrid vs Barcelona

NR

Sunday 28, October

Nosferatu (1922)

Nosferatu (1922)

Sunday 28, October

The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow

Sunday 28, October

Tuesday 30, October

The Long Shadow, with post-film discussion

The Long Shadow, with post-film discussion

Tuesday 30, October

Wednesday 31, October

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street

X

Wednesday 31, October

Night of the Demons

Night of the Demons

R

Wednesday 31, October

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

R

Wednesday 31, October

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

Wednesday 31, October

Thursday 1, November

Robot Carnival (Animation K.O.)

Robot Carnival (Animation K.O.)

Thursday 1, November

Friday 2, November

The Formula Presents: The Resistance!

The Formula Presents: The Resistance!

NR

Friday 2, November

Belly, co-presented by Reel Black Films

Belly, co-presented by Reel Black Films

R

Friday 2, November

Saturday 3, November

Cereal Cinema

Cereal Cinema

PG

Saturday 3, November

Sunday 4, November

Conan the Barbarian w/ live music from Sleepbomb

Conan the Barbarian w/ live music from Sleepbomb

Sunday 4, November

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

RRated R for language, some drug use and violence.

Sunday 4, November

Tuesday 6, November

Election Results Viewing Party

Election Results Viewing Party

Tuesday 6, November

Thursday 8, November

The Birdcage

The Birdcage

Rfor language

Thursday 8, November

Friday 9, November

Mystery Mystery Science Theater 3000

Mystery Mystery Science Theater 3000

NR

Friday 9, November

Saturday 10, November

Cereal Cinema

Cereal Cinema

PG

Saturday 10, November

Tuesday 13, November

The Interrupters, co-presented by Youth ALIVE!

The Interrupters, co-presented by Youth ALIVE!

Tuesday 13, November

Thursday 15, November

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets

NR

Thursday 15, November

Saturday 17, November

Cereal Cinema

Cereal Cinema

PG

Saturday 17, November

Sunday 18, November

Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs

Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs

NR

Sunday 18, November

Wednesday 21, November

Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

NR

Wednesday 21, November

Saturday 24, November

Cereal Cinema

Cereal Cinema

PG

Saturday 24, November

Wag the Dog, co-presented by KPFA

Wag the Dog, co-presented by KPFA

Saturday 24, November

Sunday 25, November

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Sunday 25, November

Saturday 1, December

Cereal Cinema

Cereal Cinema

PG

Saturday 1, December

Tuesday 4, December

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, with post-film Q&A

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, with post-film Q&A

Tuesday 4, December

Thursday 6, December

Tokyo Godfathers

Tokyo Godfathers

R

Thursday 6, December

Friday 7, December

Love Jones

Love Jones

R

Friday 7, December

Saturday 8, December

Cereal Cinema

Cereal Cinema

PG

Saturday 8, December

Friday 14, December

Mystery Mystery Science Theater 3000

Mystery Mystery Science Theater 3000

NR

Friday 14, December

Saturday 15, December

Cereal Cinema

Cereal Cinema

PG

Saturday 15, December

Saturday 22, December

Cereal Cinema

Cereal Cinema

PG

Saturday 22, December

Saturday 29, December

Cereal Cinema

Cereal Cinema

PG

Saturday 29, December

Thelma and Louise, co-presented by KPFA

Thelma and Louise, co-presented by KPFA

R

Saturday 29, December

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street

X

In Wes Craven's classic slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams -- which, in turn, kills them in reality. After investigating the phenomenon, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by her and her friends' parents may be the key to unraveling the mystery, but can Nancy and her boyfriend Glen (Johnny Depp) solve the puzzle before it's too late?

Wednesday 31, October

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.

Wednesday 31, October

Belly, co-presented by Reel Black Films

Belly, co-presented by Reel Black Films

R

Ever since they were kids, Sincere (Nas) and Buns (DMX) have lived life close to the edge, doing whatever it takes to survive. As adults, they build up their kingdom of crime on drug dealing and robbery. But Sincere grows weary of the criminal lifestyle and joins a black Muslim religious group. Buns, on the other hand, sinks deeper into criminality and faces serious prison time. The cops offer him a deal, however -- assassinate the head of the Muslim group, and he will go free.

Friday 2, November

Blindspotting

Blindspotting

Rfor language throughout, some brutal violence, sexual references and drug use

Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers and are forced to watch their old neighborhood become a trendy spot in the rapidly gentrifying Bay Area. When a life-altering event causes Collin to miss his mandatory curfew, the two men struggle to maintain their friendship as the changing social landscape exposes their differences. Lifelong friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about friendship and the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. Bursting with energy, style and humor, Blindspotting, boldly directed by Carlos López Estrada in his feature film debut, is a provocative hometown love letter that glistens with humanity.

Saturday 20, October

Monday 22, October

Tuesday 23, October

Wednesday 24, October

Show Future Dates
Cereal Cinema

Cereal Cinema

PG

Cereal Cinema is the New Parkway's Saturday morning offering of family-friendly fun, accompanied by an all-you-can-eat cereal bar. We'll have classic cartoons from decades past on the screen, none announced until the day of the event, but all of a PG or G equivalency.

Saturday 20, October

Saturday 27, October

Saturday 3, November

Saturday 10, November

Saturday 17, November

Saturday 24, November

Saturday 1, December

Saturday 8, December

Saturday 15, December

Saturday 22, December

Saturday 29, December

Show Future Dates
Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin

PGFor some action.

In the heartwarming live action adventure Disney’s “Christopher Robin,” the young boy who shared countless adventures with his band of lovable stuffed animals in the Hundred Acre Wood is now grown up and living in London but he has lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin rediscover the joys of family life, the value of friendship and to appreciate the simple pleasures in life once again.

Saturday 20, October

Thursday 25, October

Show Future Dates
Conan the Barbarian w/ live music from Sleepbomb

Conan the Barbarian w/ live music from Sleepbomb

Drone/doom collective Sleepbomb has been delivering mind-blowing live soundtracks to SF audiences for years. Oakland - now it's your turn! Come experience Sleepbomb's original live score for the 1982 classic sword and sorcery epic Conan the Barbarian starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in the role he was born for. Join us! You may learn the riddle of steel!

Sunday 4, November

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

RRated R for language, some drug use and violence.

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.

Sunday 4, November

El Clasico: Real Madrid vs Barcelona

El Clasico: Real Madrid vs Barcelona

NR

Come on down for this showing of El Clasico: Real Madrid vs Barcelona.

Sunday 28, October

Election Results Viewing Party

Election Results Viewing Party

Come watch the results of the mid-term election at The New Parkway Theater. A portion of the ticket sales will go to a local non-profit!

Tuesday 6, November

Fahrenheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9

RRated R for language and some disturbing material/images

Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 11/9" is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How the f**k did we get here, and how the f**k do we get out?

Saturday 20, October

Sunday 21, October

Monday 22, October

Tuesday 23, October

Thursday 25, October

Show Future Dates
From Under the Rubble with post-film discussion

From Under the Rubble with post-film discussion

A detailed personal account of one of the worst single incidents to be documented during the

Israel Defense Force’s invasion of the Gaza Strip in January 2009, told by the survivors themselves.

Saturday 20, October

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets

Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets

NR

Don't miss a minute of the action as the hometown Warriors take on the Rockets! We'll have all the blood, sweat, and cheers on the giant silver screen with no shortage of great food and drink to go along with your favorite basketball team. Go Warriors!

Thursday 15, November

Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

NR

Don't miss a minute of the action as the hometown Warriors take on the Thunder. We'll have all the blood, sweat, and cheers on the giant silver screen with no shortage of great food and drink to go along with your favorite basketball team. Go Warriors!

Wednesday 21, November

Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs

Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs

NR

Sunday 18, November

Halloween (1978)

Halloween (1978)

Rfor sexual content/nudity, graphic violence and some drug use.

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.

Saturday 27, October

I Believe in Halloween

I Believe in Halloween

"It was a dark and stormy night." That's how it begins, right? A good Halloween story has those elements, the basics. "I Believe in Halloween" is just that, from interviews with kids telling us what Halloween means to them and fun music videos, to vintage footage and photos, antique postcards, advertisements, decorations, and costumes. This celebration of Halloween is complete with a toe-tapping soundtrack of nine classic Halloween songs that Bryan Kehoe and HobGoblin recreated. Your jack o' lanterns will be grinning. No tricks, all treats. So break out the candy corn and caramel apples and enjoy a nostalgic, dark and stormy trip through what makes Halloween the greatest holiday ever.

Tuesday 23, October

Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2

PGFor action sequences and some brief mild language.

In “Incredibles 2,” Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.

Thursday 25, October

Love Jones

Love Jones

R

Darius (Larenz Tate), an aspiring writer, and Nina (Nia Long), an aspiring photographer, share an instant connection after a chance meeting at a Chicago club. The two bond over music, photography and poetry, and eventually begin a torrid romance. However, when Nina decides to move to New York and mend her relationship with her ex-fiancé, Marvin (Khalil Kain), it leaves Darius heartbroken, and the couple's future in jeopardy.

Friday 7, December

Mandy

Mandy

TBC

Mandy is set in the primal wilderness of 1983 where Red Miller, a broken and haunted man hunts an unhinged religious sect who slaughtered the love of his life.

Monday 22, October

Tuesday 23, October

Wednesday 24, October

Thursday 25, October

Show Future Dates
Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

PG-13For violence and intense sequences of action, and for brief strong language

The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.

Sunday 21, October

Wednesday 24, October

Show Future Dates
Mystery Mystery Science Theater 3000

Mystery Mystery Science Theater 3000

NR

The New Parkway Theater presents a mystery episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000!

Who knows what episode we'll be playing...but you can be sure it's definitely going to be good! Please join us for a night of laughter and fun hosted by The New Parkway's own resident MST3K fan, Oliver Beckwith. The pre-show includes a trivia contest with prizes!

THE NEW PARKWAY THEATER is a community-centered cinema and pub located in Oakland's Uptown district. Sit back and relax in our cozy couches while watching our new releases, cult classics, and fabulous special programming. Enjoy delicious food and local beer and wine on tap delivered right to your theater seat, all at affordable prices!

The New Parkway has something for everyone: from Doc Night to Baby Brigade to the throwback hits of Parkway Classics and Cult Night. And don't forget to check out our free, non-film events like Open Mic (1st & 3rd Mondays), Bingo and Beer Tuesdays, Drink & Draw Wednesdays, and Team Trivia Thursdays.

The New Parkway = Film. Friends. Food. Fun on Tap.

Friday 9, November

Friday 14, December

Show Future Dates
Naila and the Uprising

Naila and the Uprising

Chronicles the remarkable journey of activist Naila Ayesh whose story weaves through one of

the most vibrant, nonviolent mobilization in world history – the First Intifada.

Saturday 20, October

Night of the Demons

Night of the Demons

R

Ten teenagers party at an abandoned funeral parlor on Halloween night. When an evil force awakens, demonic spirits keep them from leaving and turn their gathering into a living Hell.

Wednesday 31, October

Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead

NR

There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt the remain safe from these flesh eating monsters.

Saturday 27, October

Nosferatu (1922)

Nosferatu (1922)

In the town of Wisbourg, estate agent Mr. Knock is pleased to receive a commission from Count Orlok to find a house for him. He dispatches his young assistant, Hutter, to Orlok's castle in the far off Carpathians. He tells Hutter to get him to buy the vacant house just opposite Hutter's own. Hutter arrives at his destination safely and the Count is all too eager to buy the proposed property especially after he sees a photo of Hutter's pretty young wife Ellen. Hutter soon realizes the evil he's dealing with and is locked away while Orlok makes his way by ship to Wisbourg. As Orlok travels to Wisbourg, plague descends in his wake and the people of Wisbourg begin to sense the coming of evil. Hutter eventually escapes Orlok's castle determined to return home as quickly as possible but exhausted and ill, finds himself in hospital. Hutter nonetheless arrives home the same day as Orlok and the townsfolk begin to panic over the increasing number of deaths.

Sunday 28, October

Poetess

Poetess

Saudi poetess Hissa Hilal is first woman to reach the finals of the Arab World’s biggest televised

poetry competition: “Million’s Poet.” The film tracks Hissa risking personal safety and seizing an

opportunity, live on TV in front of millions, to critique patriarchal society and religious extremism.

Saturday 20, October

Robot Carnival (Animation K.O.)

Robot Carnival (Animation K.O.)

A collection of short stories, made by different animators with "robot" as the working title.

Thursday 1, November

Scream

Scream

A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.

Saturday 20, October

Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You

RFor pervasive language, some strong sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use.

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a macabre universe.

Monday 22, October

Wednesday 24, October

Thursday 25, October

Show Future Dates
Southwest of Salem featuring post film discussion

Southwest of Salem featuring post film discussion

Emmy® nominee "Southwest of Salem" examines the persecutions of four Latina lesbians wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two young girls. For the first time in U.S. history, innocents can challenge convictions based on debunked scientific evidence. In this Peabody, GLAAD Media, Critics' Choice and Frameline Fest-winning doc, unravel what led to this modern-day witch hunt - and how we can stop it.

Saturday 20, October

The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai

The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai

Brilliant brain surgeon Banzai has just made scientific history. Shifting his Oscillation Overthruster into warp speed, he's the first man ever to travel to the Eight Dimension...and come back sane! But when his sworn enemy, the demented Dr. Lizardo, devises a plot to steal the Overthruster and bring an evil army of aliens back to destroy Earth, Buckeroo goes cranium to cranium with the madman in an extra-dimensional battle that could result in total annihilation of the universe.

Sunday 21, October

The Birdcage

The Birdcage

Rfor language

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.

Thursday 8, November

The Blessed

The Blessed

Algiers 2008, a few years after the civil war. Amal and Samir have decided to celebrate their

twentieth wedding anniversary in a restaurant. While on their way, their share their views on Algeria as Amal talks about lost illusions and Samir about the necessity to cope with them. At the same time, their son Fahim and his friends Feriel and Reda are wandering about in a hostile city ready to steal their youth.

Sunday 21, October

The Craft

The Craft

R

A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them.

Friday 26, October

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

R

A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother's terminal sickness. And, book-ending the story, a frail, elderly priest recognizes the necessity for a show-down with an old demonic enemy.

Wednesday 31, October

The Formula Presents: The Resistance!

The Formula Presents: The Resistance!

NR

Karinda Dobbins (Toured with W. Kamau Bell, Opened for Trevor Noah and Michelle Wolf) and Dhaya Lakshminarayanan (KQED's Women to Watch, Host of The Moth) return to Oakland with their revolutionary comedy show "The Formula Presents: The Resistance!"

Friday 2, November

The Interrupters, co-presented by Youth ALIVE!

The Interrupters, co-presented by Youth ALIVE!

A year in the life of a city grappling with urban violence.

Co-sponsored by Kartemquin Films and will be followed by a panel discussion with Youth ALIVE!’s own interrupters.

Tuesday 13, November

The Long Shadow

The Long Shadow

Of all the divisions in America, none is as insidious and tenacious as racism. In this powerful documentary, director Frances Causey investigates the roots of our current racial conflicts. Causey and Long Shadow producer Sally Holst, both daughters of the South, were raised with a romanticized vision of America’s past. Causey and Holst conceptualized the film together after reflecting on how haunted they are by the truth of slavery's legacy in their own histories.

Causey and her team passionately seek the hidden truth and the untold stories that reveal how the sins of yesterday feed modern prejudice, which burns undiminished despite our seeming progress. From the moment of America’s birth, slavery was embedded in institutions, laws, and the economy, and yet even as slavery ended, racism survived like “an infection.” By telling individual stories—of free blacks in Canada; of a modern, racially motivated shooting—Causey movingly personalizes the costs and the stakes of continued inaction. “The past is never dead,” William Faulkner once said, and this echoes one scholar’s warning: “We’re still fighting the Civil War, and the South is winning.”

Friday 26, October

Saturday 27, October

Sunday 28, October

Show Future Dates
The Long Shadow, with post-film discussion

The Long Shadow, with post-film discussion

Of all the divisions in America, none is as insidious and tenacious as racism. In this powerful documentary, director Frances Causey investigates the roots of our current racial conflicts. Causey and Long Shadow producer Sally Holst, both daughters of the South, were raised with a romanticized vision of America’s past. Causey and Holst conceptualized the film together after reflecting on how haunted they are by the truth of slavery's legacy in their own histories.

Causey and her team passionately seek the hidden truth and the untold stories that reveal how the sins of yesterday feed modern prejudice, which burns undiminished despite our seeming progress. From the moment of America’s birth, slavery was embedded in institutions, laws, and the economy, and yet even as slavery ended, racism survived like “an infection.” By telling individual stories—of free blacks in Canada; of a modern, racially motivated shooting—Causey movingly personalizes the costs and the stakes of continued inaction. “The past is never dead,” William Faulkner once said, and this echoes one scholar’s warning: “We’re still fighting the Civil War, and the South is winning.”

Tuesday 30, October

The Shining

The Shining

R

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

Thursday 25, October

Thelma and Louise, co-presented by KPFA

Thelma and Louise, co-presented by KPFA

R

Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon play Thelma and Louise, two working-class friends who together have planned a weekend getaway from the men in their lives. Thelma's husband, Darryl (Chris McDonald), is an overbearing oaf, and Louise's boyfriend, Jimmy (Michael Madsen), simply will not commit. Though the road trip starts out as a good time, the pair eventually wind up at a bar. A tipsy Thelma ends up in the parking lot of the bar with a would-be rapist. Louise shoots the man dead. The two decide that they have no choice but to go on the run. They eventually meet up with a young criminal named J.D. (Brad Pitt), whose cowboy spirit rubs off on the timid Thelma. The pair is pursued by a police officer (Harvey Keitel) sympathetic toward their plight. He chases them to the Grand Canyon, where the women make a fateful decision about their lives. Directed by Ridley Scott, Thelma & Louise brought first-time screenwriter Callie Khouri many accolades including the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

Saturday 29, December

This is Home: A Refugee Story

This is Home: A Refugee Story

Four Syrian refugee families struggle to find their way in Baltimore, Maryland.

Sunday 21, October

Tokyo Godfathers

Tokyo Godfathers

R

On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.

Thursday 6, December

Tunis By Night with post-film discussion

Tunis By Night with post-film discussion

Youssef, who after two decades working for Tunisia’s national radio, is viciously cut off

broadcasting during the last episode of his program “Tunis by Night” as his daughter Aziza lives

unrestrained singing for a rock band, disconnected from the ideals of her father. In the wake of news of a young man who sets himself on fire in the town of Sidi Bouzid, the values of both characters are tested as they come to grips not only with each other, but a social climate charged with the energy of revolution.

Saturday 20, October

Volubulis

Volubulis

In the Moroccan city of Meknes, recently married Abdelkader and Malika struggle to make ends

meet. They dream of leaving the family house and starting a life of their own together. But one day at work, Abdelkader experiences a violent incident that will turn their destiny upside down.

Sunday 21, October

Wag the Dog, co-presented by KPFA

Wag the Dog, co-presented by KPFA

Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a Presidential sex scandal.

Saturday 24, November

Wajd: Song of Separation with post-film discussion

Wajd: Song of Separation with post-film discussion

A meditation on loss, yearning, and faith, told through the lives of Syrian refugee musicians.

Sunday 21, October

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

A television actress encounters a variety of eccentric characters after embarking on a journey to discover why her lover abruptly left her.

Sunday 25, November

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, with post-film Q&A

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, with post-film Q&A

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin tells the remarkable life story of writer Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away in 2018 at the age of 88. Le Guin, mostly known for her science fiction and fantasy novels such as A Wizard of Earthsea and The Left Hand of Darkness, defiantly held her ground on the margin of American letters until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature.

Tuesday 4, December