Countryfest Community Cinema has partnered with our friends at several independent distributors to bring some excellent films to your home while we are closed. This is another great way to support Countryfest Community Cinema during this difficult time. 50% (sometimes more!) of all revenue when you use the links below will directly go to supporting Countryfest Community Cinema.
New films will be opening in the virtual screening room each Friday so check this page for updates.
Please click on the links below to see more info on the releases at our cinema, they all have a trailer to view.
Once merely a basic foodstuff, bread has now become a brand-name product with ever more varieties and suppliers. But do we know what we are actually eating every day? The film BREAD: AN EVERYDAY MIRACLE takes us on an enlightening journey into the world of bread and its production today. We meet traditional artisan bakers and cereal farmers who can vouch for quality and sustainable ingredients. Director Harald Friedl also shows us the baking factories of transnational food corporations, who go to great technological lengths on their mission to recreate authentic taste. Industrially produced bread is fast becoming an artificial product. How can the craft of baking survive? And what will the bread of the future be like?
Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz, “Wings of Desire”, “Downfall”), a regular customer, and over time the two very different men form a singular friendship. 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. As political and social conditions in Austria dramatically worsen with the Nazis’ arrival in Vienna, Franz, Freud, and Anezka are swept into the maelstrom of events. Each has a big decision to make: to stay or to flee?
Ichiko is a devoted in-home caregiver for a family she has almost became a part of. While Ichiko cares for the grandmother, she is also a confidant to Motoko, the eldest sister in the family. One day, Motoko's younger sister disappears and was found shortly after. The media soon reveals the kidnapper to be Ichiko's own nephew. Ichiko's life changes dramatically when her secret past is revealed to the public by Motoko's action; by the only person who supposedly supported Ichiko. Everyone starts to distance himself or herself from Ichiko as she loses her job unlawfully over the crime her nephew has committed. On the surface, Ichiko is both a perpetrator and a victim, but the truth does not convey to the surroundings. Instead, everything spins out of control.