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Here's what's playing at area movie theaters and streaming on the virtual screens offered by non-profit, year-round, independent cinemas in the Berkshires and environs. Where films have been reviewed, the capsules include the name of film critic and the day the full review was posted on berkshireeagle.com. All reviews are by Associated Press critics.

2 HEARTS (PG-13)

When illness strikes two people who are polar opposites, life and death bring them together in surprising ways. With Jacob Elordi, Adan Canto, Tiera Skovbye, Radha Mitchell. 1 hour, 40 minutes. NAM

AGGIE

This feature-length documentary explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life. Emmy-nominated director Catherine Gund focuses on her mother’s journey to give viewers an understanding of the power of art to transform consciousness and inspire social change. Aggie is internationally recognized for her robust and prescient support of artists– particularly women and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) – and her unwavering commitment to social justice issues. After falling in love with art as a high-school student, Aggie discovers a new way of looking at the world. The film opens with Aggie selling Roy Lichtenstein’s “Masterpiece” For $165 million to start the Art for Justice Fund. The proceeds from one of the highest grossing artworks ever sold fuel a monumental effort to reform the American criminal justice system and end mass incarceration. The film captures Aggie as a true maverick who demonstrates the unique role and potential of collectors and benefactors to use art to fight justice. This is untapped terrain, and we see Aggie leading the way. 1 hour, 32 minutes. VC

HARRY CHAPIN: WHEN IN DOUBT DO SOMETHING

Award-winning singer/songwriter Harry Chapin (“Taxi” and “Cats in the Cradle”) spent his fame and fortune chasing a dream to end world hunger and poverty, and in the process inspired, changed, and saved the lives of millions of people. 1 hour, 33 minutes. VC

HOCUS POCUS (PG)

After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Mass. on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all. With Thora Birch, Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Vinessa Shaw. 1 hour, 36 minutes. NAM

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (PG-13)

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. With Samuel L. Jackson, Joey Starr. 1 hour, 33 minutes. TC

JIMMY CARTER: ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT

This documentary charts the mostly forgotten story of how Carter, a lover of all types of music, forged a tight bond with musicians Willie Nelson, the Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan and others. Low on campaign funds and lacking in name recognition, Carter relied on support from these artists to give him a crucial boost in the Democratic primaries. Once Carter was elected, the musicians became frequent guests in the White House. The surprisingly significant role that music played throughout Carter’s life and in his work becomes a thread in this engaging portrait of one of the most enigmatic Presidents in American history. 1 hour, 36 minutes. VC

JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE (PG)

Using interviews and rare archival footage, this documentary chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 79 years old, filmmaker Dawn Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life. 1 hour, 36 minutes. TC

MR. SOUL

From 1968 to 1973, the public television variety show Soul!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of Black literature, poetry, music, and politics —voices that had few other options for national exposure, and, as a result, found the program an improbable place to call home. The series was among the first to provide expanded images of African Americans on television, shifting the gaze from inner-city poverty and violence to the vibrancy of the Black Arts Movement. With participants’ recollections and a bevy of great archival clips. 1 hour, 44 minutes. IO

OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE

This documentary explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact. Sacks was a fearless explorer of unknown mental worlds who helped redefine our understanding of the brain and mind, the diversity of human experience, and our shared humanity. 1 hour, 54 minutes. VC

RBG (PG)

An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her early legal battles changed the world for women. 1 hour, 39 minutes. TC / VC

STILL LIFE

Great changes have come to the town of Fengjie due to the construction of the Three Gorges hydro project: countless families that had lived there for many generations have had to relocate to other cities. Fengjie’s old town, which has a 2000-year history, has been torn down and submerged forever, but its new neighborhood hasn’t been finished yet. There are still things that need to be salvaged and yet there are also things that must be left behind. In “Still Life,” such life-changing choices face both Sanming, a miner traveling to Fengjie in search of his ex-wife of sixteen years, and Shen Hong, a nurse who has come to Fengjie to look for her husband who she hasn’t seen in two years. Both Sanming and Shen will find who they’re looking for, but in the process they too will have to decide what is worth salvaging in their lives and what they need to let go of. In Mandarin, with English subtitles. 1 hour, 48 minutes. VSR

TENET (PG-13)

Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. With John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Caine, Himesh Patel. 2 hours, 30 minutes. NAM

THE ANTIDOTE

Directed by Academy Award-nominee Kahane Cooperman and six-time Emmy winner John Hoffman, “The Antidote” is a feature documentary that tells stories of compassionate people intentionally leveraging the resources within themselves and their communities to give others a chance at a better life. There are no historians, policy wonks, or celebrities. It is simply about how we treat each other. With Rebecca Young, The Henley family, Ron MacFarland, Tammy Hammrich. 1 hour, 42 minutes. VC

THE ARTIST'S WIFE (R)

Claire (Lena Olin) lives a quiet domestic life in the Hamptons as the wife of celebrated artist Richard Smythson (Bruce Dern). Once a promising painter herself, Claire now lives in the shadow of her husband’s illustrious career. While preparing work for his final show, Richard’s moods become increasingly erratic, and he is diagnosed with dementia. As his memory and behavior deteriorate, she shields his condition from the art community while trying to reconnect him with his estranged daughter and grandson from a previous marriage. Challenged by the loss of her world as she knew it, Claire must now decide whether to stand with Richard on the sidelines or step into the spotlight herself. With Juliet Rylance, Avan Jogia, Catherine Curttin, Stefanie Powers. 1 hour, 35 minutes. VC

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (PG)

Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans. With Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens. 1 hour, 16 minutes. NAM

THE KEEPER (R)

The true story of Bert Trautmann (David Kross), a German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, secures the position of goalkeeper at Manchester City, and in doing so becomes a footballing icon. His signing causes outrage to thousands of fans, many of them Jewish. But Bert receives support from an unexpected direction: Rabbi Alexander Altmann, who fled the Nazis. Bert’s love for Margaret (Freya Mavor), an Englishwoman, carries him through and he wins over even his harshest opponents by winning the 1956 FA Cup Final, playing on with a broken neck to secure victory. But fate will soon twist the knife for Bert and Margaret, when their love and loyalty to each other is put to the ultimate test. In English and German with English subtitles. 2 hours. TC / VC

THE WAR WITH GRANDPA (PG)

Peter and his Grandpa Jack used to be very close, but when Grandpa moves in with the family, Peter is forced to give up his most prized possession, his bedroom. Peter will stop at nothing to get his room back, scheming with friends to devise a series of pranks to drive him out. But, Grandpa doesn't give up easily and before long, it's an all out war! With Robert De Niro, Marisa Tomei, Christopher Walken, Laura Marano. 1 hour, 34 minutes. NAM

WHOSE STREETS?

An unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Mo. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. 1 hour, 43 minutes. TC

Legend

The virtual sites and movie theaters listed in Film Clips are:

NAM: North Adams Movieplex 8 (86 Main St., North Adams)

IO: Images Online (Images Cinema, Williamstown — imagescinema.org)

TC: Triplex Cinema (Great Barrington — thetriplex.com)

VC: Virtual Cinema (The Moviehouse, Millerton, N.Y. — themoviehouse.net)

VSR: Virtual Screening Room (Crandell Theatre, Chatham. N.Y. — crandelltheatre.org)

Jeffrey Borak can be reached at jborak@berkshireeagle.com or 413-496-6212


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