Our friends in our sister community of PebbleCreek have a program called Cinema Society. It’s a six-month membership subscription (November - April) where they gather in their Renaissance Theater to watch carefully selected films. Not the kind of films that play in the big theaters with car chases, but smaller, art-house style movies. The Director of the program travels in once a month, often with a guest; sometimes an actor from the film, the Director, producers, etc. There is usually a short presentation before the film, then discussion among participants and a Q&A with the guest(s) and the Director of the Society. Their program is sold-out and very popular. Because their season was cut short, and in an effort to try to provide homeowners with some additional entertainment opportunities through their Cinema Society, they are offering all members of their community the chance to experience a virtual theatrical experience featuring the kind of films Cinema Society is known for. And they have extended this opportunity to our Quail Creek community as well! Every new release offered will be available through individual distributors’ websites and streaming services. This gives film lovers the opportunity to open the virtual doors of theaters to screen a new theatrical release in the comfort and safety of their own homes!. You'll be taken to their websites to purchase “tickets” and watch the film. The films offered are not available to view anywhere else. The links will take you to a page for PebbleCreek, but Quail Creek is invited to use this service as well. Films currently available: The Etruscan Smile One of the films their Cinema members saw this year was the beautiful, The Etruscan Smile, starring Brian Cox. We are now able to view Etruscan, through the streaming platform Film Movement Plus. The Etruscan Smile is available now and runs through the end of May. The film comes to Digital, VOD, BluRay and DVD on June 16. Virtual tickets for Etruscan Smile cost $12 for your household. The “rental” is good for 72 hours. Click here to purchase your virtual ticket. You will need to create an account with Film Movement, the company hosting the movie. Once you purchase, you will get an email confirmation with instructions on how to watch. Produced by six-time Academy Award-winner Arthur Cohn, The Etruscan Smile stars renowned actor Brian Cox (HBO’s Succession) in a career-defining role as Rory MacNeil, a rugged Scotsman who is forced to leave behind his beloved home and seek medical treatment in San Francisco. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory’s life will be transformed, when he least expects it, through the redemptive power of love. Also starring Rosanna Arquette, JJ Feild, Thora Birch, Tim Matheson, Peter Coyote and Treat Williams. View the trailer for The Etruscan Smile or a recent review of the film Balloon Balloon is a German Cold-War-era escape thriller based on a true story, that was also part of the Cinema series this year. The most spectacular escape from East Germany! On 16 September 1979, the Strelzyk and Wetzel families fled from East Germany to West Germany in a self-made hot air balloon. Under cover of night the four adults and four children took off from a piece of forestland between Heinersdorf and Oberlemnitz, flew over the East/West German border and, after 28 minutes and 18 kilometers, landed in a field near the East Franconian town of Naila. The very next morning, German and international media were reporting on the “most spectacular escape from East Germany." This spectacular film retells this thrilling story. You will be on the edge of your seat! Virtual tickets for Balloon are $10, Click here to purchase your virtual ticket! You will be able to watch the film for 3 days on any computer, laptop, iPad, Chromebook or other mobile devices. IMPORTANT: The only way to watch this film on television is to mirror or cast from one of the above devices to your television. View The Balloon trailer The Perfect Nanny The Perfect Nanny is a French drama adapted by the eponymous best-selling and Prix-Goncourt winning novel from Leila Slimani. When the mother of two children, Myriam, decides to go back to work despite her husband’s initial reluctance, the couple starts looking for a nanny. After a very selective process, they finally find the perfect candidate, Louise, a poised 40 -year old woman who is an instant hit with both kids and parents. But as Louise makes herself indispensable to the family, she starts revealing her true self and her behavior becomes more and more unsettling to those around her. Virtual tickets for The Perfect Nanny are $10, Click here to purchase your virtual ticket! You will be able to watch the film for 3 days on any computer, laptop, iPad, Chromebook or other mobile devices. IMPORTANT: The only way to watch this film on television is to mirror or cast from one of the above devices to your television. View The Perfect Nanny trailer Click here if you need additional instructions/help Feel free to share this information with friends, family, and neighbors. It’s one small way we can enjoy an enriching form of entertainment, without having to leave the safety of our homes.
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