Available Beginning October 1st for Live & Virtual Bookings!

New documentary features John Sayles, William Friedkin,
Philip Kaufman, Billy Corgan, Russell Banks & more!

et me know if you'd like to add it to your schedule, or see a screener.
The new feature documentary ALGREN is a journey through the gritty world, brilliant mind, and noble heart of Nelson Algren.

Exploding onto the national scene in 1950 after winning the first-ever National Book Award for The Man with the Golden Arm,
Algren defined post-war American urban fiction with his gritty, brilliant depiction of working class Chicago.

Hemingway declared him second only to Faulkner; Vonnegut dubbed him a literary groundbreaker. Hollywood soon came calling, immortalizing his breakout novel with none other than Frank Sinatra in the lead role.
Algren even won a notorious place in both the heart and work of France’s premiere feminist, Simone de Beauvoir.

Including never-before-seen archival footage, newly uncovered audio recordings and his own rarely seen, personal photo collages, ALGREN charts the rise and fall of a man whose transgressions, compassion and thirst for justice pushed him to dedicate his life and career to giving a voice to the voiceless. Through interviews with Algren’s friends, literary experts and artists – including John Sayles, William Friedkin, Philip Kaufman, Billy Corgan and Russell Banks – the film is an intimate, witty and even antagonistic portrait of a tireless champion of America’s most marginalized.
"Enlightening for those who don't know Algren at all and thrilling for those who knew the man or his work and his life."
-Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune

"A riveting, comprehensive depiction of an author that
Ernest Hemingway declared second only to William Faulkner
in the pantheon of U.S. writers."

-Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter
A film by Michael Caplan
Begins October 1 in Live & Virtual Cinemas
85 minutes | color | In English & Spanish with English Subtitles
Optional English captions for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

More Films Available Exclusively on Virtual Cinema
Los Hermanos/The Brothers

Two Cuban-born brothers, both virtuoso musicians – Aldo and Ilmar López-Gavilán – live on opposite sides of the geopolitical chasm that separates the U.S. and Cuba. But although they lead very different existences, the brothers have an instinctual connection.

"A moving documentary with generous amounts of music... Electrifying musical collaborations."
-The New York Times

Gustav Stickley: American Craftsman

The rise, fall and resurrection of the father of the American Arts and Crafts movement is told in this unprecedented look at the life of Gustav Stickley as told through interviews, archival materials, and a close examination of his most iconic works.

"Anyone interested in the Arts and Crafts movement of the 1900s will find it a riveting watch." -Film Threat


In 1961, JFK gave young Americans the opportunity to serve their country in a new way by forming the Peace Corps. Narrated by Annette Bening, A Towering Task explores the story of the Corps - taking viewers on a journey of what it means to be a global citizen.

"Enlightening and uplifting.
uts a human face on the Peace Corps."
-Paul Theroux, Travel Writer & Novelist

Watch the Trailer
For screening links and more information
please contact Marc Mauceri | 917-584-8816

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