World Cinema

New! A Film and Its Era: 120 Beats per Minute (Robin Campillo) 52 min.

By the beginning of the 1990s, facing the indifference for the AIDS epidemic, Act Up activists invented a spectacular and provocative style of action, widely imitated since then. This documentary shows how 120 BPM, multi-primed movie from 2017, intertwines historical reality, romance, and personal memories of director Robin Campillo. This program looks at the social context behind the production,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2021

Once Again 112 min.

In this film by Spanish director Guillermo Rojas, Abril, who left Daniel behind 5 years ago when she decided to try her luck in London returns home to bury her grandmother. Walking the streets of what was her home with the man who was her love, she realizes she had missed it all. Winner of 9 awards, and 10 nominations.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Back Home 77 min.

In this film by French director Jessica Palud, a prodigal son returns to the rural farm of his childhood and rejoins the family struggling to get by. Winner of Best Screenplay, and nominated for Best Film, at Venice Film Festival.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Bad Education 109 min.

Starring Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney, this fact-based dark comedy tells the story of the Long Island school supervisors behind the largest public-school embezzlement scandal in American history. ©2020 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO® and all related programs are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Chernobyl 300 min.

On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe. Chernobyl is a gripping five-part miniseries that tells the powerful and visceral story of the worst man-made accident in history, following the tragedy from the moment of the early...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Episode 1: 1:23:45 59 min.

April 26, 1986, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. An early-morning explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant sends workers scrambling to assess the damage. When reports reach the control room that the reactor's core is "gone," deputy chief engineer Anatoly Dyatlov, insisting that's impossible, sends men to the core itself to investigate. Meanwhile, Vasily, a fireman in the nearby town of P...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Episode 2: Please Remain Calm 65 min.

Seven hours after the Chernobyl explosion, Ulana Khomyuk, a nuclear physicist in Minsk, is awakened in her office by a radiation alarm and grows increasingly worried when her phone call to Chernobyl goes unanswered. Lyudmilla arrives at the Pripyat hospital looking for Vasily, whom she learns is being helicoptered to Moscow. At a Central Committee meeting with General Secretary Gorbachev, Legasov...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Episode 3: Open Wide, O Earth 62 min.

April 30, 1986. After bribing her way into Hospital Number 6 in Moscow, Lyudmilla flouts a nurse's warnings about limiting her contact with Vasily. With the reactor fire finally contained, Legasov warns Shcherbina that a plant meltdown could contaminate drinking water for 50 million people. Determined to uncover the cause of the explosion, Khomyuk goes to the hospital to interview the men who were...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Episode 4: The Happiness of All Mankind 66 min.

As mandatory evacuations in the exclusion zone begin, Shcherbina and Legasov bring in General Tarakanov for advice on the use of remote-controlled lunar rovers to remove debris too radioactive for human contact. A young draftee, Pavel, arrives at a military camp, where he's shown the ropes by Bacho, an Afghan war vet. Khomyuk faces government-censor hurdles as she tries to obtain documents related...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Episode 5: Vichnaya Pamyat 72 min.

After being congratulated by the KGB for publicly affirming that the Chernobyl explosion was caused by “operator error,” Legasov weighs the price of telling the truth at the upcoming criminal trial of Dyatlov, Bryukhanov and Fomin. As proceedings begin in Chernobyl City, Shcherbina, Legasov and Khomyuk lay out the scientific and human explanations as to what went wrong on the night of April 26, ev...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019