Virtual Cinema

As you are aware, the Vickers Theatre was temporarily closed due to the Covid19 executive order. In these surreal times, not only does our theatre need your support, but we all need the sense of comfort and unity great films can provide.  There are two ways to support the theatre in the meantime. One way is to buy a Vickers Gift Card, good at the time we reopen our doors.  The second way is to stream movies through our new Virtual Cinema portal.  By purchasing a “Virtual” Screening Ticket or streaming rental through our website, you’ll be SUPPORTING THE VICKERS, and its staff while our theater remains closed.  Thank You. Approximately 50% of your ticket purchase goes to The Vickers.
WHAT EXACTLY IS STREAMING?
Whenever you watch a show or movie on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime, you are streaming.  Streaming refers to the process of receiving a continuous flow of information over an internet connection. You are not downloading an entire film at one time, but rather your device can collect data as needed for immediate viewing.  You must have an internet connection to stream. SEE ALL FAQS ON THE VICKERS VIRTUAL THEATRE FAQ


TRUMAN & TENNESSEE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION
TRUMAN & TENNESSEE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION
(1 hr 26 min NR - Documentary)
A Vickers Virtual Screening - On Line
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Truman & Tennessee : An Intimate Conversation is a story of two of the greatest writers of the past century examined in a dialogue that stretches from their early days of friendship to their final, unsparing critiques of each other. They lived parallel lives and struggled with a lifelong pursuit of creativity, self-doubt, addiction, and success. Certified Fresh!

AGAINST THE CURRENT
AGAINST THE CURRENT
(1 hr 27 min NR - Documentary)
A Vickers Virtual Screening - On Line
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The transgender woman Veiga Grétarsdóttir decides to take on the dangerous adventure of sailing counter clockwise around Iceland on a kayak. Her journey is symbolic to her journey through a gender-correcting process.The film describes her inner struggle and the effect of her decision on the lives of those closest to her, among them her former wife, children, and parents.

NEW FRENCH SHORTS 2021
NEW FRENCH SHORTS 2021
(2 hr 15 min NR - Comedy/Drama)
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This annual showcase of some of the most exciting new cinematic voices from France includes the Oscar-nominated animated short Genius Loci and César Award winners And Then the Bear and So What if the Goats Die? Boasting festival favorites from Cannes, Sundance, Berlinale, and beyond, this feature-length program of delightful, funny, charming, and provocative French shorts is sure to fill you with joie de vivre.

Past

LOS HERMANOS
LOS HERMANOSWATCH NOW - $10.00
Virtuoso brothers Ilmar and Aldo live on opposite sides of a chasm a half-century wide. LOS HERMANOS/THE BROTHERS tracks their parallel lives in New York and Havana, viewing estranged nations through the lens of music and family.

SONGS MY BROTHER TAUGHT ME
SONGS MY BROTHER TAUGHT MEWATCH NOW - $12.00
Johnny and his sister Jashuan live with their single mother on a reservation. When their absentee father dies, Johnny feels compelled to strike out for a new life in LA, but fears leaving his sister behind. Directed by Chloe Zhao.  Certified Fresh!

MY WONDERFUL WANDA
MY WONDERFUL WANDAWATCH NOW - $12.00
Polish woman becomes entangled in a wealthy Swiss family's laundry list of drama when she is employed to care for its patriarch.

SLALOM
SLALOMWATCH NOW - $12.00
Under the guidance of a strict ex champion, a promising 15 year old girl trains as a professional skiing star. Will she be able to endure the physical and emotional pressures? Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS
2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMSWATCH NOW
For the 16th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on April 2nd. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, April 25th.  

FRANCESCO
FRANCESCOWATCH NOW - $12.00
Pope Francis addresses issues related to climate change, the refugee crisis, peace and religious tolerance, economic equality, compassion and humanity.
   

PERFUMES
PERFUMESWATCH NOW - $10.00
A chauffeur lands a driving job with a perfumer, Anne Walberg  who is a celebrity in the perfume world. She creates fragrances and sells her incredible talent to companies of all kinds. She lives as a diva, selfish, well-tempered. Certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!

TEST PATTERN
TEST PATTERNWATCH NOW - $12.00
An interracial couple's relationship gets put to the test when a man drives from hospital to hospital to find a rape kit.  Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!

STRAY
STRAYWATCH NOW - $12.00
STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security, following three strays as they embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on adventures through the city at night; Nazar, nurturing and protective, easily befriends the humans around her; while Kartal, a shy puppy living on the outskirts of a construction site, finds companions in the security guards who care for her. The strays’ disparate lives intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians with whom they share the streets.
 

HYPOCRITES
HYPOCRITES
In a silent film from Lois Weber, a minister (Herbert Standing) addresses his congregation, urging them to abandon hypocrisy. The crowd reacts negatively and demands the minister's resignation. The story shifts to medieval times, focusing on a monk (Courtenay Foote) creating a sculpture. When the sculpture is revealed to be a nude woman, the monk is killed by an angry mob. These and other narratives come together in a treatise on morality and society.

RUTH-JUSTICE GINSBURG IN HER OWN WORDS
RUTH-JUSTICE GINSBURG IN HER OWN WORDSWATCH NOW - $12.00
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses the challenges she faced to make it all the way to the Supreme Court. CERTIFIED FRESH FROM ROTTEN TOMATOES!

SALT OF TEARS
SALT OF TEARS
The Salt of Tears is a 2020 drama film directed by Philippe Garrel. It stars Logann Antuofermo, Oulaya Amamra, Louise Chevillotte, Souheila Yacoub, and André Wilms. It tells the story of a young man who falls in love with three women. CERTIFIED FRESH ON ROTTEN TOMATOES

TWO OF US
TWO OF USWATCH NOW - $12.00
Pensioners Nina and Madeleine have hidden their deep and passionate love for many decades, but their bond is put to the test when they are suddenly unable to move freely between each other's apartments.

17 BLOCKS
17 BLOCKSWATCH NOW - $12.00
Using two decades of intimate home video, the story of the Sanford family, whose struggles with addiction and gun violence eventually lead to a journey of love, loss, and acceptance.

WHAT HAPPENED WAS
WHAT HAPPENED WAS
Jackie (Karen Sillas) is an executive assistant. Michael (Tom Noonan) is a paralegal. By day, they work together at the same law firm, but tonight they're on their first date. He's a tall man with an intense look that some would find intimidating, but she is intrigued by him, and the two spend an evening in deep discussion, each performing the necessary verbal footwork to find out as much about the other as possible. As they dig deeper into each other's pasts, they make startling discoveries. WINNER AT SUNDANCE 1994. Brand new 4k restoration in 2020.

WITHIN OUR GATES
WITHIN OUR GATES
FREE FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY FROM KINO LORBER CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH Within Our Gates is the earliest surviving feature film by an African-American director. It was Oscar Micheaux’s second film (after 1919’s The Homesteader, now lost), and involves an idealistic young woman named Sylvia Landry (Evelyn Preer, one of the first great stars of the race film) who attempts to raise money for an elementary school to serve the black community (a premise that would be echoed in Micheaux’s Birthright [1938]). In the course of navigating the racial politics of both the black and white communities, Sylvia’s past is revealed in a series of flashbacks that contain the film’s most notorious sequence: the lynching of her parents by a white mob. Micheaux’s staging of the scene is startling in its bluntness and speaks volumes about the director’s fearlessness and willingness to address taboo subject matter. The film touches upon other themes that would recur throughout the controversial filmmaker’s career, such as the promise of rural life vs. the corruptive influence of the city, and the use of religion as a means of misleading the black community.

LEONA
LEONA
In the close-knit Jewish community of Mexico City, Ariela, a free-spirited painter, faces pressure to find a suitable husband as all her friends begin settling down and forming families of their own. Although she is content with her work and her independence, Ariela's life takes a turn when she falls for a man outside her faith. As their relationship blossoms, she struggles to navigate the tumultuous clash between her family's expectations and her own passions.

SOME KIND OF HEAVEN
SOME KIND OF HEAVENWATCH NOW - $12.00
Filmmaker Lance Oppenheim cracks the manicured facade of The Villages -- a massive, self-contained retirement community located in Central Florida. Behind the gates of this utopia lie a small group of Villages residents and one interloper who are unable to find happiness within. Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes!

IDENTIFYING FEATURE
IDENTIFYING FEATURE
A mother travels across Mexico in search for her son who authorities say died while trying to cross the border into the United States.  Winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Audience and Screenplay Awards at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

ACASA, MY HOME
ACASA, MY HOME
A rural Romanian couple and their nine children must learn to live in the big city.  Radu Ciorniciuc’s heartbreaking debut is a thoughtful study of gentrification, seen through the eyes of a family trying to adapt to the new life they never asked for. Is it better to go back to their “paradise lost,” with its life free yet harsh, or to become part of the society that offers comforts but comes with pressures and conflict? Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and Winner at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

ROCK CAMP: THE MOVIE
ROCK CAMP: THE MOVIE
Summer camp meets Spinal Tap as we journey to Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, where dreamers from across America and around the world gather to shred with their heroes - and learn to rock like the legends.

From January 15 to January 31, $1 from every ticket sold (this will come out of the distributor's share) will benefit MusiCares, which provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need.

THE REASON I JUMP
THE REASON I JUMP
Filmmaker Jerry Rothwell examines the lives of five young people who live with autism spectrum disorder.  Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory insights into autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.

COLLECTIVE
COLLECTIVEWATCH NOW - $12.00
Journalists uncover health care fraud in the wake of a deadly nightclub fire in Bucharest, Romania, in 2015.  Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes and on President Obama's movies to see in 2020.

THE CUBAN
THE CUBAN
When a naive pre-med student named Mina gets her first job in a nursing home, an unexpected friendship with Luis, an elderly Cuban musician, reignites her love of music and changes her life forever. Your ticket includes access to THE CUBAN and also a Live Q&A with the cast and crew! Tune in on Saturday, August 1 at 7pm ET/4pm PT HERE Q&A panel includes Academy Award winner Louis Gossett Jr., actress Ana Golja, director Sergio Navarretta, and writer Alessandra Piccione. Moderated by Janelle Riley, Deputy Awards and Features Editor at Variety.

ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS
ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS
Ella Fitzgerald was a 15 year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Within months she was a star. Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things follows her extraordinary journey over six decades as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies of her own life and the troubles of her times into joy. Here is an Ella the world never knew – tough, thoughtful, funny, a dazzling musical innovator.

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE
A group of seniors makes plans to break out of their retirement home to achieve their unrealized dreams before it's too late.

THE TOBACCONIST
THE TOBACCONIST
Based on the international bestseller by Robert Seethaler. A tender, heart-breaking story about one young man Franz,  and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna. When Franz falls desperately in love with the music-hall dancer Anezka, he seeks advice from the renowned psychoanalyst, who admits that the female sex is as big a mystery to him as it is to Franz.

JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE
JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE
Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) fights for civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform and immigration.The film explores Georgia representative's, 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform, and immigration. Immediately following the feature, there will be a pre-recorded discussion between Representative Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, filmed last month and being made available exclusively for virtual cinema and in-theater engagements of the film. This is a wide-ranging, informal, 16-minute conversation that’s a perfect follow-up to the documentary, and could not be more relevant.

ONE SMALL STEP
ONE SMALL STEP
  Embark on a roller coaster of imagination and possibility in this ShortsTV presented compilation of new and acclaimed, family- friendly animated short films. Featuring the OSCAR® winning Bear Story and OSCAR® nominees One Small Step, Gopher Broke and Borrowed Time together with Maestro, After The Rain, The Green Bird, Jubilee, Achoo, Outdoors, Voyagers, O28 and more.

PIONEERS IN QUEER CINEMA:  MADCHEN IN UNIFORM
PIONEERS IN QUEER CINEMA: MADCHEN IN UNIFORM
This artfully composed milestone of lesbian cinema - and an important anti-fascist film - was the first of just three films directed by Leontine Sagan. At an all-girls boarding school, new student Manuela and compassionate teacher Fräulein von Bernburg have a passionate and illicit romance.

PIONEERS OF QUEER CINEMA: MICHAEL
PIONEERS OF QUEER CINEMA: MICHAEL
An art student (Walter Slezak) is accused of causing the death of the renowned painter (Benjamin Christensen) who secretly loved him.

PIONEERS OF QUEER CINEMA: VICTOR AND VICTORIA
PIONEERS OF QUEER CINEMA: VICTOR AND VICTORIA
A 1933 German musical comedy film directed by Reinhold Schnunzel starring Renate Muller as a woman pretending to be a female impersonator. Aspiring singer Susanne takes over for ham actor Viktor at a small cabaret in Berlin where he works as woman impersonator and per chance she's discovered by an agent, who thinks that she really is a man. She becomes famous, but her situation becomes troublesome when she falls in love with Robert.

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Based on James Baldwin's unfinished book, this visual essay explores racism through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this film won a Best Documentary BAFTA and got an Oscar nod for Best Documentary Feature.

SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER
SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER
Alan is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family.  

TONI MORRISON:  THE PIECES I AM
TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM
Author Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition.

WHOSE STREETS
WHOSE STREETS
An account of the Ferguson uprising as told by the people who lived it. The filmmakers look at how the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.

DIANE KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY
DIANE KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY
Cookbook author and environmental activist Diana Kennedy reflects on an unconventional life spent mastering Mexican cuisine. Filmmaker Elizabeth Carroll examines the vibrant life of Diana Kennedy, widely regarded as the world's leading expert on Mexican cuisine. Nominated for James Beard Award for Best Documentary Winner of the 2019 SXSW Special Jury Award for 'Excellence in Storytelling',

MILITARY WIVES
MILITARY WIVES
With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women on the home front form a choir and quickly find themselves at the center of a media sensation and global movement.  Directed by Paul Cattaneo (The Full Monty) and inspired by true events.

CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Based on the international best-seller by economist Thomas Piketty. The eponymous economic treatise which deciphers the distribution of wealth and the increase in inequality since the 19th century.

CRESCENDO
CRESCENDO
A world-famous conductor, Eduard Sporck, is approached by Karla de Fries to put together an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra for a peace performance. He accepts, but first he must have his group overcome their beliefs, fears, and bigotry in order to come together.

SOMEONE SOMEWHERE
SOMEONE SOMEWHERE
Two lonely neighbors would be perfect for each other if only they could overcome their individual hang-ups and stop substituting computer screens for real connections. Remy, a young Parisian with an unskilled job.  Melaine, a young she-Parisian who works in scientific research.  Two depressive moods living in close proximity but strange to each other.  Shall the two ever meet?

DRIVEWAYS
DRIVEWAYS
Driveways is an intimate drama which revolves around the unlikely friendship formed between a lonely young boy and his new octogenarian neighbor.  As his mother look on, he provides the widowed veteran with a youthful outlook and begins to discover a new found maturity within himself.

BALLOON
BALLOON
Following the crossing of the Inner German border by the families Strelzyk and Wetzel from the GDR to West Germany in the summer of 1979.  Desperate to leave the GDR, they flee in a homemade hot-air balloon.

THE ETRUSCAN SMILE
THE ETRUSCAN SMILE
$12.00 - 3 Day Rental The Etruscan Smile stars Brian Cox as Rory MacNeil, a rugged old Scotsman who reluctantly leaves his beloved isolated Hebridean Island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment.  Moving in with his estranged son, Rory's life will be transformed, just when he expects it least, through a newly found love for his baby grandson.

THE DOG DOC
THE DOG DOC
Dr. Marty Goldstein is a pioneer of integrative veterinary medicine. By holistically treating animals after other vets have given up, Goldstein provides a last hope for pet owners with nothing left to lose.

CORPUS CHRISTI
CORPUS CHRISTI
20 year old Daniel experiences a spiritual transformation in a detention center. Although his criminal record prevents him from applying to the seminary, he has no intention of giving up his dream and decides to minister a small-town parish.

SAINT FRANCES
SAINT FRANCES
  Thirty-four-year-old aimless server Bridget hasn't yet achieved her goal of becoming a respected writer. When casual relations with a younger 'nice guy' leads to an unexpected confrontation with potential motherhood, she manifests a job nannying a pint-sized spirit guide disguised as an obstinate six-year-old.

BACURAU
BACURAU
  After the death of her grandmother, a doctor comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its residents.

ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND
ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND
  A confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson's young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band.


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