GOLD TOWN THEATER’S NEW VIRTUAL CINEMA

Watch new films from home and support Gold Town Theater.

HOW IT WORKS: In a perfect world, all you need to do is click the “virtual ticket” link, which takes you to that film’s propietary page, where you purchase a pass to watch the movie. And THANK YOU SO MUCH for supporting us at this time!


Jewish Film Series presents CRESCENDO

When world-famous conductor Eduard Sporck accepts the job to create an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra, he is quickly drawn into a tempest of sheer unsolvable problems. Having grown up in a state of war, suppression or constant risk of terrorist attacks, the young musicians from both sides are far from able to form a team. Lined up behind the two best violinists – the emancipated Palestinian Layla and the handsome Israeli Ron – they form two parties who deeply mistrust each other, on and off-stage alike. Will Sporck succeed and make the young people forget their hatred, at least for the three weeks until the concert?

DEERSKIN

In this black comedy directed by Quentin Depieux, (Rubber) of middle-aged masculinity gone awry, Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) is a recent divorcee who becomes obsessed with a vintage fringed deerskin jacket that begins to exert an uncanny hold on him. Set in a sleepy French alpine village, he falls into the guise of an independent filmmaker and befriends a trusting bartender and aspiring editor (Adèle Haenel, Portrait of a Lady on Fire) who becomes his collaborator on a movie that will document a surprising new goal he sets himself. Led by a daring performance from the dangerously charming Jean Dujardin, Deerskin finds writer-director Quentin Dupieux working in a more accessible — yet still distinctive — vein.

A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE DOCS!

Accompanied by live-stream Q&As with the directors, which are linked on the ticket page. Films are $5 and you have 5 days to watch after purchase.

LIFE ITSELF ~ 5/22-28

Q&A with director Steve James  & Chaz Ebert on May 27

BLACKFISH ~ 5/29-6/4

Q&A with director Gabriela Cowperthwaite on June 3

HAIL SATAN? ~ 6/5-11

Q&A with director Penny Lane & Lucien Greaves, head of The Satanic Temple  on June 10

LGBTQ FILM SERIES

CO-SPONSORED BY PFLAG & SEAGLA

TO THE STARS ~ 5/17-30

In a god-fearing small town in 1960s Oklahoma, bespectacled and reclusive teen Iris endures the booze-induced antics of her mother and daily doses of bullying from her classmates. She finds solace in Maggie, the charismatic and enigmatic new girl at school, who hones in on Iris’s untapped potential and coaxes her out of her shell. When Maggie’s mysterious past can no longer be suppressed, the tiny community is thrown into a state of panic, leaving Maggie to take potentially drastic measures and inciting Iris to stand up for her friend and herself.

STRAIGHT UP ~ 5/24-6/5

Todd is a hyper-articulate, obsessive compulsive gay 20-something whose fear of dying alone leads him to a baffling conclusion: he might not be gay. When he meets Rory, a whip-smart struggling actress with her own set of insecurities, the two forge a relationship that’s all talk and no sex. Writer-Director-Star James Sweeney delivers a razor sharp rom-com that’s equal parts Classical Hollywood and distinctly 21st century, exploring just how elastic our definitions of love and sexuality can get.

FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO ~ 6/14-6/27

From the director/producer of FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO comes a new film that continues the conversation about the impact of religious belief on the lives of LGBTQ people. It challenges the far-right’s use of the Bible and the U.S. Constitution to fight against equality for LGBTQ citizens and takes on the horrors of reparative therapy. By telling the stories of families caught up in this conflict and informed by the wisdom of a number of religious and constitutional thinkers, FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO shows the way forward through love, reconciliation and acceptance.

CAPITAL IN THE 21st CENTURY

Adapting one of the most groundbreaking and powerful books of our time, CAPITAL IN THE 21ST CENTURY is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power, that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, shining a new light on the world around us and its growing inequalities.

FOURTEEN

Mara and Jo, in their twenties, have been close friends since middle school. Jo is a social worker who runs through a series of brief but intense relationships. Mara bounces among teacher aide jobs while trying to land a permanent position and writes fiction on the side. It soon becomes apparent that Jo, despite her intellectual gifts, is unreliable in her professional life, losing and acquiring jobs at a troubling rate. Over the course of a decade, the more stable Mara sometimes tries to help, sometimes backs away to preserve herself, but never leaves behind her powerful childhood connection with Jo. Fourteen subtly establishes the bond between its main characters — and the way longtime friendships can erode by a matter of nearly invisible degrees. It resorts neither to buddy-movie cliché nor melodramatic angst in portraying the ways we outgrow our friends, and they us.