Greetings Cinema friends,

With the Oscars streaming telecast in the rearview and the discourse surrounding it simmering in near-exclusively online spaces, let’s go offline and focus on physical space—shall we? At the Cinema now and through next Thursday, we’re highlighting the real reason for all the hubbub: the films.

Drive my Car, the Best International Feature at the Academy Awards, sees one of its final shows tomorrow night before we welcome Best Picture winner CODA. The story of the only hearing member of a deaf family discovering her passion for singing, CODA made waves at its premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival—taking top awards for Directing and Ensemble, as well as the Audience Award, and the Grand Jury Prize before being bought by Apple in a record-breaking $25-million deal. After receiving an extremely limited release, CODA finally arrives at our humble cinematheque this Friday.

Opening Friday as well, coming off of its 2022 Sundance premiere, the Grand Jury Prize contender You Won’t Be Alone marks the arrival of an uncategorizable talent in Australian-Macedonian director Goran Stolevski. A gorgeously gossamer and emotional folk tale, You Won’t Be Alone is a parable of a witch punishing a world that did not love her. Stripping the horror form to its most elemental, the film is more dream than nightmare… if you can handle a bit of gore.

See you at the movies,