This coronavirus edition of movies to shelter with brings Billie Holiday back to life, streams greats at The Brattle – including a rediscovery of “Smooth Talk” from 1985 – and looks at new releases such as “Tom and Jerry,” “My Zoe” and the docs “Sex, Drugs & Bicycles” and “Downstream to Kinshasa.”
The films of Chloé Zhao are something else – a unique blend of narrative fiction and docudrama reenactments in which real folks play slightly fictionalized versions of themselves, if not just themselves. This look at modern nomads adds top-tier Frances McDormand to the cast list.
This coronavirus edition of movies to shelter with includes three for Valentine’s Day; Local and virtual fare that include a virtual DocYard screening and Q&A with the makers of “The American Sector”; and films from “Minari” and “Happy Cleaners” to “The Mauritanian” and Robin Wright’s “Land.”
To celebrate Black History Month, Cambridge Day is partnering with the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and Roxbury International Film Festival to sponsor a free Feb. 23 virtual discussion focused around three films chronicling different aspects of the Black experience in America.
This coronavirus edition of movies to shelter with includes a bunch from this year’s (virtual) Boston Science-Fiction Film Festival; “Edo Avant-Garde” at the Harvard Art Museums, three intriguing selections from The Brattle and a look back at Christopher Plummer and Hal Holbrook.