Welcome to the SNF Parkway Virtual Theatre!
The Virtual Theatre brings the best of Parkway programming directly to our audiences at home featuring diverse content and channels geared towards filmmakers, our local Baltimore community partners, and a wider global audience.
“Uses the possibilities opened by the New Wave to explore something profound about race, identity, life, love, the world, and one’s place in it, and its rediscovery and restoration is an occasion for celebration.” – Chris Shields, Reverse Shot
88 min | 1968 | France
THE STORY OF A THREE DAY PASS- New Restoration
After getting kicked out of his home in central Pennsylvania, Paul (Fionn Whitehead) arrives to NYC's dizzying central station with nowhere to go. A momentary encounter with Wye (Leyna Bloom), a trans woman of color, leads him to seek her out. Transfixed by her beauty and confidence, a love soon blossoms. But as the two learn more about each other, Paul's false narratives begin to surface and the double life he lives must be reconciled.
102 min | 2021 | United States
The fates of an unlucky pig farmer, a feisty home-owner defending her property, a lovestruck busboy, a disenchanted rich girl, and an American expat pursuing the Chinese Dream converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs are found floating down the Huangpu River, towards a modernizing Shanghai in Cathy Yan's (BIRDS OF PREY) debut feature.
122 min | 2018 | China
SUN CHILDREN is the story of 12-year-old ALI and his three friends. Together they work hard to survive and support their families, doing small jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make fast money. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find a hidden treasure underground. He recruits his gang, but first, to gain access to the tunnel, the children must enroll at the Sun School, a charitable institution that tries to educate street kids and child laborers, close to where the treasure is located.
100 min | 2021 | Iran
While preparing for her own death, she receives word of an accident that has killed her only son, leaving her entirely alone, with only the respect of her community, the traditions of her ancestors, and the courage of her convictions. When her community must relocate to make way for a nearby dam which would flood her family’s burial ground, Mantoa draws a line in the sand and becomes an unlikely political and spiritual leader.
117 min | 2019 | Lesotho, South Africa, Italy
THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT'S A RESURRECTION
Alma travels from the Netherlands to Bosnia to visit the father she’s never met. Teaming up with her indifferent cousin and his charming best friend, they embark together on an increasingly unpredictable road trip adventure through the country’s scorching heartland.
92 min | 2019 | The Netherlands, Bosnia
TAKE ME SOMEHWERE NICE
The title Who Will Start Another Fire alludes to Malawian poet Jack Mapanje’s Before Chilembwe Tree (1981), in which he asks, “Who will start another fire?” By omitting the question mark and retaining his language, we propose an answer to his question.
130 min | 2021 | Israel, Nigeria, Philippines, Uganda, United States
WHO WILL START ANOTHER FIRE
Reaching beyond the world of dance and the remarkable legacy of renowned choreographer-dancer-director Bill T. Jones, this documentary touches the essence of creativity and its relevance to the times in which we now live.
95 min | 2020 | United States
CAN YOU BRING IT: BILL T. JONES AND D-MAN IN THE WATERS
Focusing on the removal and subsequent replications of a colossal pre-Hispanic rain deity taken from a small Mexican town to the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, this film explores struggles over heritage and artifacts, contrasting diverse perspectives within the contemporary debate about cultural property and the stewardship of the past.
82 min | 2013 | Mexico, United States
LA PIEDRA AUSENTE (THE ABSENT STONE)
Filmmaker Beth B follows boundary-pushing musician and underground performance artist Lydia Lunch on her latest tour. "Critic's Pick! Vigorous... shows her mastery of live performance and also highlights her very urban sense of sarcasm; sometimes she suggests no-wave’s answer to Fran Lebowitz." Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
78 min | 2021 | United States
LYDIA LUNCH, THE WAR IS NEVER OVER
Fri Aug 6th
In the late 80s and early 90s, the streets of downtown Manhattan were the site of a collision between two vibrant subcultures: skateboarding and hip hop. Narrated by Zoo York co-founder Eli Gesner with an original score by legendary hip-hop producer Large Professor (Nas, A Tribe Called Quest), All the Streets Are Silent brings to life the magic of the time period and the convergence that created a style and visual language that would have an outsized and enduring cultural effect. From the DJ booths and dance floors of the Mars nightclub to the founding of brands like Supreme, this convergence would lay the foundation for modern street style. Paris Is Burning meets Larry Clark’s KIDS, All the Streets Are Silent is a love letter to New York—examining race, society, fashion, and street culture.
90 min | 2021 | United States
ALL THE STREETS ARE SILENT