Virtual clips / May 15-21

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Here's what's newly arrived on virtual screening programs by regional cinemas; streaming services; and on demand. Date in parenthesis at end of each summary refers to final date of availability. Review capsules also include name of film critic and day review was posted on berkshireeagle.com. All reviews are by Associated Press critics.

ALICE

Alice, a perfect wife and mother who lives happily with her husband and child until the day she discovers her husband is living a double life that has ruined her financially and left her a single mother. Alice fights back and dives into a world beyond anything she has ever known. With Emilie Piponnier, Martin Swabey, Chlo Boreham. In French, with English subtitles. TC (undetermined)

AND THEN WE DANCED

A male dancer and his partner have been training for years for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another dancer throws him off balance, sparking both an intense rivalry and romantic desire that may cause him to risk his future. In Georgian. with English subtitles. With Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili. 1 hour, 53 minutes. IO (5/21)

BALLOON

In the summer of 1979, the Strelzyk and Wetzel families — who had been working on their audacious plan for more than two years — try to flee East Germany in a self-made hot-air balloon. But after the balloon crash-lands just before the West German border, the Stasi find traces of the attempted escape and immediately launch an investigation. In a nerve-wracking race against the clock, the two families attempt to build a new escape balloon as the Stasi get closer and closer each day. In German with English subtitles. With Friedrich M cke, Karoline Schuch, David Kross, Alicia von Rittberg, Thomas Kretschmann. 2 hours, 6 minutes. VC (undetermined)

BEYOND THE VISIBLE: HILMA AF KLINT

Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world around her, began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colorful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting. The subject of a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, af Klint was for years an all-but-forgotten figure in art historical discourse, before her long-delayed rediscovery. Director Halina Dryschka's dazzling, course correcting documentary describes not only the life and craft of af Klint, but also the process of her mischaracterization and erasure by both a patriarchal narrative of artistic progress and capitalistic determination of artistic value. 1 hour, 33 minutes. VC (undetermined) / VSR (5/21)

BOTERO

Filmmaker Don Millar examines the life and works of Colombian artist and sculptor Fernando Botero. 1 hour, 24 minutes. TC (undetermined) / VC (undetermined)

CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

Based on the international bestseller by famed economist Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century is an eye-opening journey through wealth and power — a film that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, and shines a new light on today's growing inequalities. English and French with English subtitles. 1 hour, 43 minutes. VSR (5/21)

CAPONE (R)

Crime boss Al Capone's last year of life is the focus in this hallucinatory and messy (in all respects) film starring Tom Hardy as the once great crime boss who is now hardly recognizable to himself or his family and in a state of rapid decline. With ashen skin, blood-red eyes and a voice that is so raspy as to be almost unintelligible, Hardy's Capone looks like a drawing of a comic book gangster that's gone too far. Although "Capone" has interesting elements and a strong style, it is also deeply flawed and a bit of a slog to get through. Hardy's go-for-broke performance is certainly jaw-dropping, but not exactly effective in drawing you in to care about his story or his regrets. With Tom Hardy, Jack Lowden, Linda Cardellini, Matt Dillon, Kyle MacLachlan. (Bahr — 5/13). 1 hour, 43 minutes. OD (undetermined)

CRESCENDO

A world-famous conductor (played by "Toni Erdmann`s" Peter Simonischek) accepts a job to create an Israeli-Palestinian youth orchestra. The two factions continue to spar both on and off-stage, while the conductor presses the young people to put aside their hatred at least for the three weeks leading up to the climactic concert. In English, and German. 1 hour, 52 minutes. TC (undetermined)

FOURTEEN

Over the course of a decade, a young woman becomes increasingly dysfunctional due to undiagnosed mental illness, or perhaps to drugs, while her more stable friend sometimes tries to help, sometimes backs away to preserve herself. With Tallie Medel, Norma Kuhling. 1 hour, 34 minutes. IO (5/21)

INCITEMENT

In September 1993, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin announces the Oslo Accords, which aim to achieve a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians after decades of violence. Yigal Amir, a law student and a devoted Orthodox Jew, cannot believe that his country's leader will cede territory that he and many others believe is rightfully - by the word of God - theirs. As the prospect of a peaceful compromise approaches, Amir turns from a hot-headed political activist to a dangerous extremist. With Yehuda Nahari Halevi, Daniella Kertesz, Sivan Mast, Amitayyaish Ben Ousilio, Amat Ravnitzki. In Hebrew, with English subtitles. 2 hours, 3 minutes. TC (undetermined)

LEONARDO: THE WORKS

Leonardo da Vinci's peerless paintings and drawings are the focus of this "Exhibition on Screen" series offering that presents every single attributed painting. 1 hour, 42 minutes. TC (undetermined) / VC (undetermined)

LUCIAN FREUD: A SELF-PORTRAIT

For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, brings together Lucian Freud's self-portraits. This "Exhibition on Screen" displays more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself. 1 hour, 20 minutes. TC (undetermined) / VC (undetermined)

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NYCIFF KID FLICKS 1

From the New York International Children's Film Festival, 10 short films from around the world for children ages 3 and up. In English, or with no dialogue. 56 minutes. VC (undetermined)

NYCIFF KID FLICKS 2

These short films — for children ages 8 and up — from the New York International Children's Film Festival, deal with playfulness, big ideas, and feelings small and large. 1 hour, 14 minutes. VC (undetermined)

ON A MAGICAL NIGHT

Chiara Mastroianni stars as Maria, a woman who, after a heated argument with her husband of 20 years, spends the night in the hotel across the street from their home. From her hotel room, Maria's bird's eye view of her apartment, her marriage, and her past manifest in fantasies about the lives she might have lived. In French, with English subtitles. 1 hour, 30 minutes. VSR (5/21)

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. IO (5/21) / TC (5/21)

SPACESHIP EARTH

In 1991 eight visionaries embark on a two-year experiment to quarantine themselves inside Biosphere 2 -- a self-engineered replica of Earth's ecosystem. 1 hour, 55 minutes. VC (undetermined)

THE BOOKSELLERS

A behind-the-scenes look at the New York rare book world and the fascinating people who inhabit it. 1 hour, 39 minutes. VC (undetermined)

THE ETRUSCAN SMILE (R)

Based on the bestselling novel by Jos Luis Sampedro, this drama 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. With Rosanna Arquette, JJ Feild[cq], Thora Birch, Peter Coyote, Treat Williams. 1 hour, 50 minutes. VC (undetermined)

THE MINDFULNESS MOVEMENT

From executive producers Deepak Chopra and Jewel comes this feature documentary that examines the growing number of people throughout society who believe mindfulness — a peaceful quality of attention anyone can develop by simply focusing on the present moment in a non-judgmental way — is the key to creating a healthier, happier world. 1 hour, 41 minutes. VC (undetermined)

THE TIMES OF BILL CUNNINGHAM

Narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker, this documentary features photographs chosen from over 3 million previously unpublicized images and documents from iconic street photographer and fashion historian Bill Cunningham. Told in Cunningham's own words from a recently unearthed 1994 interview, the photographer chronicles, in his customarily cheerful and plainspoken manner, moonlighting as a milliner in France during the Korean War, his unique relationship with First Lady Jackie Kennedy, his four decades at The New York Times and his democratic view of fashion and society. 1 hour, 14 minutes. TC (undetermined)

Legend

The sites through which the movies listed in Virtual Clips can be accessed are:

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

OD: On demand

TC: Triplex Cinema (Great Barringtonthetriplex.com)

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

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


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