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The Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas are now accepting private rental requests for groups up to and including 30 people or less! Groups renting one of the two available cinemas will be granted a 3-hour period to watch any movie they’ve provided, chosen from the FBAC’s inventory, or selected from available streaming services. Pricing for each 3-hour block is $199 / $149 for ArtsQuest Members / $99 for any group including at least one frontline worker. Food and beverage are available upon request via à la carte pricing. Anyone looking to apply for a rental slot must fill out the form below.

ArtsQuest, in recognition of the incredible efforts that have been put forth by frontline workers since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, is offering this 50% discount hoping that the same people who have carried us through one of the toughest times in modern history will take this opportunity to relax with friends and family. Groups looking to obtain this discount will be asked to send a photo of an active ID as proof of frontline employment, which is categorized under many different industries, including, but not limited to:

  • Medical and Healthcare Services
  • Food Service
  • Transportation
  • Maintenance
  • Finance
  • Housekeeping
  • Animal Services
  • Public Safety
  • Childcare
  • Teachers

Anyone with questions as to whether their job qualifies as frontline should contact ArtsQuest Programming Director Ryan Hill at rhill@artsquest.org.

As with all programming at the ArtsQuest Center, these rentals will be handled in strict accordance with all appropriate CDC guidelines. Guests will be required to wear masks in all public areas and strongly encouraged to wear masks in the cinemas unless actively eating or drinking. Electrostatic sprayers will be used to clean the cinemas before and after every rental.

Are you looking to rent the cinemas for your corporate event or meeting? Contact Chelsea Andreadis at candreadis@artsquest.org.

Please read our health & safety guidelines before your visit.

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2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action

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$12 (72-hour streaming period)

$30 - Bundle of all three programs

Running Time: 130 minutes
Rating: R

ShortsTV presents the 2021 Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films, featuring all five nominated films:

The Present – Farah Nabulsi (Palestine, 25 min.)

Feeling Through – Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (USA, 19 min.)

Two Distant Strangers – Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 25 min.)

White Eye – Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel, 21 min.)

The Letter Room – Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (USA, 33 min.)

For more information on each of the nominees, visit: https://shorts.tv/theoscarshorts.

 

2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary

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$12 (72-hour streaming period)

$30 - Bundle of all three programs

Running time: 136 minutes
Rating: R

ShortsTV presents the 2021 Oscar Nominated Documentary Short Films, featuring all five nominated films:

A Love Song for Latasha – Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan (USA, 18 min.).

Do Not Split – Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook (USA/Norway, 36 min.)

Hunger Ward – Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman (USA, 40 min.)

Colette – Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard (France/Germany/USA, 24 min.)

A Concerto Is a Conversation – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers (USA, 13 min.)

For more information on each of the nominees, visit: https://shorts.tv/theoscarshorts.

 

Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation

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$12 (72-hour streaming period)

$30 - Bundle of all three programs

Running Time: 99 minutes
Approximate rating: PG-13 (Not be suitable for children under 12.)

ShortsTV presents the 2021 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films, featuring all five nominated films, as well as a curated selection of additional (and excellent) animated shorts:

Burrow – Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat (USA, 6 min.)

Genius Loci – Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise (France, 16 min.)

Opera – Erick Oh (USA, 9 min.)

If Anything Happens I Love You – Will McCormack and Michael Govier (USA, 12 min.)

Yes-People – Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson (Iceland, 8 min.)

PLUS A SELECTION OF ADDITIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS:

Kapaemahu (USA, 8 min.)

The Snail and the Whale (UK/Germany, 26 min.)

To Gerard (USA, 7 min.)

For more information on each of the nominees, visit: https://shorts.tv/theoscarshorts.

 

Slalom

Director: Charlène Favier
Stars: Noée Abita, Jérémie Renier, Marie Denarnaud
Rated: NR
Run time: 1 hr 32 min

Available 4/16

In French and English with English subtitles

This riveting, Cannes-selected #MeToo drama from debut filmmaker Charlène Favier follows the relationship between a teenage ski prodigy and her predatory instructor, played by frequent Dardenne brothers collaborator Jérémie Renier. In a breakthrough role, Noée Abita plays 15-year-old Lyz, a high school student in the French Alps who has been accepted to an elite ski club known for producing some of the country’s top professional athletes. Taking a chance on his new recruit, ex-champion turned coach Fred decides to mold Lyz into his shining star despite her lack of experience. Under his influence, she will have to endure more than the physical and emotional pressure of the training. Will Lyz’s determination help her escape Fred’s exploitative grip?

 

The Outside Story

Directors: Casimir Nozkowski
Stars: Stars: Brian Tyree Henry, Sonequa Martin-Green, Sunita Mani
Rated: NR
Run time: 1 hr 25 min

Available 4/16

In French and English with English subtitles

Brian Tyree Henry takes on his first big screen lead role as Charles Young, a broken-hearted video editor. Perceiving a betrayal of trust as a sign his girlfriend Isha (Sonequa Martin-Green) is leaving him, Charles preemptively blows up his relationship and sequesters himself at home. The fates do not comply and Charles locks himself out of his apartment. Stumbling into a transformational, timely odyssey exploring his community, Charles meets a dynamic ensemble of previously avoided neighbors (including Sunita Mani, Olivia Edward and Asia Kate Dillon) who show him everyone’s got issues and it never helps to keep them all locked up inside.

 

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania
Stars: Yahya Mahayni, Dea Liane, Koen De Bouw
Rated: NR
Run time: 1 hr 44 min

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$12 (72-hour streaming period)

When you buy a ticket from the link provided, a percentage of the gross will go to ArtsQuest, further enabling us to provide arts and entertainment to our community and beyond during these uncertain times.

In Arabic, French, and English with English subtitles

Sam Ali, a young sensitive and impulsive Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. To be able to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he accepts to have his back tattooed by one of the World’s most sulfurous contemporary artist. Turning his own body into a prestigious piece of art, Sam will however come to realize that his decision might actually mean anything but freedom.

 

Stray

Director: Elizabeth Lo
Rated: NR
Run time: 1 hr 12 min

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$12 (72-hour streaming period)

When you buy a ticket from the link provided, a percentage of the gross will go to ArtsQuest, further enabling us to provide arts and entertainment to our community and beyond during these uncertain times.

In this collection of six shorts, filmmakers gaze at themselves and their world, attempting to make sense of what they see reflected back. From gripping drama to heart-warming comedy, Our Right to Gaze: Black Film Identities features timely stories from Black artists that take us outside of the ordinary.

STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security, following three strays as they embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on adventures through the city at night; Nazar, nurturing and protective, easily befriends the humans around her; while Kartal, a shy puppy living on the outskirts of a construction site, finds companions in the security guards who care for her. The strays’ disparate lives intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians with whom they share the streets. Director Elizabeth Lo’s award-winning film is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing.

 

Some Kind of Heaven

Director: Lance Oppenheim
Producer: Darren Aronofksy
Rated: NR
Run time: 1 hr 21 min

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$12 (72-hour streaming period)

When you buy a ticket from the link provided, a percentage of the gross will go to ArtsQuest, further enabling us to provide arts and entertainment to our community and beyond during these uncertain times.

With SOME KIND OF HEAVEN, first-time feature director Lance Oppenheim cracks the manicured facade of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community – a massive, self-contained utopia located in Central Florida. Behind the gates of this palm tree-lined fantasyland, SOME KIND OF HEAVEN invests in the dreams and desires of a small group of Villages residents – and one interloper – who are unable to find happiness within the community’s pre-packaged paradise. With strikingly composed cinematography, this candy-colored documentary offers a tender and surreal look at the never-ending quest for finding meaning and love in life’s final act.

 

Test Pattern

Director: Shatara Michelle Ford
Starring: Brittany S. Hall, Will Brill, Gail Bean, Drew Fuller
Rated: NR
Run time: 1 hr 22 min

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$12 (5-day streaming period)

When you buy a ticket from the link provided, a percentage of the gross will go to ArtsQuest, further enabling us to provide arts and entertainment to our community and beyond during these uncertain times.

Part psychological horror, part realist drama, this exhilarating debut feature from Shatara Michelle Ford is set against the backdrop of national discussions around inequitable health care and policing, the #metoo movement, and race in America. Test Pattern follows an interracial couple whose relationship is put to the test after a Black woman is sexually assaulted and her white boyfriend drives her from hospital to hospital in search of a rape kit. Their story reveals the systemic injustices and social conditioning women face when navigating sex and consent within the American patriarchy. Winner of top prizes at the BlackStar and New Orleans Film Festivals, this gripping social thriller offers a unique exploration of institutional racism and sexism from a Black woman's point of view.

Content warning: This film includes a depiction of sexual assault.

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