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Three Months of Free Movies from MUBI for the Community community: you’re invited to THREE MONTHS of free movies on MUBI. There are always 30 hand-picked films to watch or download, from forgotten gems to festival-fresh cinema to cult classics to award-winning masterpieces, all available exclusively on Mubi. Start Watching Now!

Rent or Buy the Film That’s Taken Art House Audiences by Storm AND Support

FANTASTIC FUNGI | Starting Thursday, March 26
Directed by Louie Schwartzberg, USA, 2019, 81m.
Rent the film with this link for $4.99 and a portion of your ticket goes to support!

“One of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.” – (Certified 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes)

Fantastic Fungi is a vivid journey into the mysterious subterranean world of mycelium and its fruit— the mushroom. A story that begins 3.5 billion years ago, fungi makes the soil that supports life, connecting vast systems of roots from plants and trees all over the planet, like an underground Internet.

Learn more and register for the Filmmaker Q&A on March 26th >

One Month Free: Music Box Direct, for Members

Since the microcinema is currently closed, we’re bringing the art house to your house!

We’ve partnered with indie film distributor Music Box Films to provide a free month of streaming from their Music Box Direct platform, to Villager members. Their catalogue includes an ever-growing library of foreign, documentary and independent films. Click here to browse their library and here to become a member, today!

Pandemic Playlist

We’re working on some QuaranStreaming entertainment for our Village, but in the meantime, if you need some laughs, inspiration or stories of resilience, check out these past selections during your coronacation:

QUALITY PROBLEMS: Bailey and Drew are a 40 something couple much like other couples: They have two kids, two jobs, one dad with Alzheimers and one boob with cancer. (Streaming on Amazon Prime)

FAMILY: Family is the story of a social misfit, Maddie, and her aunt Kate. When Kate is tasked with watching Maddie, it proves to be the most transformative week of Maddie’s life. (Rent it on Prime & other platforms)

ASK DR. RUTH: Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. As her 90th birthday approaches, she revisits her painful past and career at the forefront of the sexual revolution. (Stream it on Hulu)

LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE: A musical biography of one of the most successful female singers – and one of the most successful recording artists – of all time. Featuring Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and more. (Rent it on Amazon Prime and other platforms)

GREENER GRASS: Suburbia has never been so hilariously absurd as it is in Greener Grass – where one eccentric housewife is driven mad by her eagerness to please. (Rent it on YouTube & other platforms)

WILD ROSE: A rebellious country singer from Glasgow dreams of becoming a Nashville star. (Rent it on Amazon Prime & other platforms.)

YOU & ME: A funny and moving love story about a deaf woman who meets a recently blinded man. (Rent it on Amazon Prime & other platforms.)