Image courtesy of Far Away Entertainment | “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” one of the current offerings of Far Away Entertainment’s at-home rental Virtual Cinema streaming program.

Image courtesy of Far Away Entertainment | “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” one of the current offerings of Far Away Entertainment’s at-home rental Virtual Cinema streaming program.

‘Virtual Cinema’ offers slew of docs at home

Virtual Cinema, the at-home rental movie streaming service of Far Away Entertainment, which operates both Bainbridge Cinemas and the historic Lynwood Theatre, among others, is offering a number of films, primarily documentaries, in lieu of regular programming in light of ongoing health concerns in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visit www.farawayentertainment.com to learn more and see a complete list of films and rental prices.

Featured titles include:

“The Booksellers” ($9.99 rental)

What once seemed like an esoteric world now seems essential to our culture. The community of rare book dealers and collectors who, in their love of the delicacy and tactility of books, are helping to keep the printed word alive. D.W. Young’s elegant and entertaining documentary, executive produced by Parker Posey, is a lively tour of New York’s book world, past and present, from the Park Avenue Armory’s annual Antiquarian Book Fair, where original editions can fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Strand and Argosy book stores, still standing against all odds, to the beautifully cramped apartments of collectors and buyers. The film features a litany of special guests, including Fran Lebowitz, Susan Orlean, Gay Talese, and a community of dedicated book dealers who strongly believe in the wonder of the object and the everlasting importance of what’s inside.

“Capital in the Twenty-First Century” ($12 rental)

Based on the international bestseller by rock-star economist Thomas Piketty (which sold over three million copies worldwide and landed Piketty on Time’s list of most influential people), this captivating documentary is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power, a film that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, and shines a new light on today’s growing inequalities. Traveling through time, the film assembles accessible pop-culture references coupled with interviews of some of the world’s most influential experts delivering an insightful and empowering journey through the past and into our future.

“Hail Satan?” ($5 rental)

(An official 2019 favorite of Review culture writer Luciano Marano) A look at the intersection of religion and activism, tracing the rise of The Satanic Temple: only six years old and already one of the most controversial religious movements in American history. The Temple is calling for a Satanic revolution to save the nation’s soul. But are they for real?

“RBG” ($5 rental)

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. “RBG” explores Ginsburg’s life and career.

Additional offerings include “Deerskin,” “Blackfish,” “Incitement,” and “The Times of Bill Cunningham,” among others.

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