Tampa Theatre Virtual Cinema
While our historic auditorium remains dark in the face of COVID-19, Tampa Theatre continues to look for ways to provide unique cinematic experiences for our fans and friends.
Tampa Theatre Virtual Cinema is a collection of new, first-run and curated classic movies released via streaming platforms by our film distribution partners exclusively for art-house audiences.
SONG WITHOUT A NAME
2020 / 1h 37m / Not Rated / Drama
Based on harrowing true events, Song Without A Name tells the story of Georgina, an indigenous Andean woman whose newborn baby is whisked away moments after its birth in a downtown Lima clinic – and never returned. Stonewalled by a byzantine and indifferent legal system, Georgina approaches journalist Pedro Campas, who uncovers a web of fake clinics and abductions – suggesting a rotting corruption deep within Peruvian society.
CREEM: AMERICA’S ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MAGAZINE
2020 / 1h 15m / Not Rated / Documentary
Capturing the messy upheaval of the ’70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, CREEM: America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine explores CREEM Magazine’s humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse, then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
2020 / 1h 47m / Not Rated / Drama
Inspired by Shakespeare’s play, Director Paul Ireland’s modern retelling of Measure for Measure questions the notion of justice, the ability for redemption and the desire for power and examines the idea that “we can never escape our true nature or where we are from despite our attempts.” Measure for Measure is also a raw study of the most basic and yet most complex of our emotions – love…. how we react when we find it, and how far we would go to keep it.
OUT STEALING HORSES
2019 / 2h 3m / Not Rated / Mystery
Based on the bestselling novel by Norwegian author Per Petterson, Out Stealing Horses is the story of 67-year-old Trond, who lives in self-imposed isolation and looks forward to welcoming in the new millennium alone. As winter arrives he meets one of his few neighbors, Lars, and realizes he knew him back in the summer of 1948. 1948 – the year Trond turned 15. The summer Trond grew up.
YOU NEVER HAD IT. AN EVENING WITH CHARLES BUKOWSKI
2020 / 55m / Not Rated / Documentary
This short documentary is based on a video interview conducted by producer and journalist Silvia Bizio with the irreverent writer poet Charles Bukowski in his California house in 1981. It was a long night of smoking cigarettes and drinking wine with Bukowski and his soon to be wife, Linda Lee Beighle, talking about all kinds of subjects, from writers to sex, love and humanity.
2020 / 1h 35m / PG-13 / Documentary
From the moment the Camp Fire crisis — the 2018 firestorm that engulfed the picturesque city of Paradise, California — began, OSCAR-winning director Ron Howard led a filmmaking team to the city. They would go on to spend a year with Paradise residents, documenting their efforts to recover what was lost. The Camp Fire and its overwhelming aftermath became a de facto lesson in what we all must do: protect our environment, help our neighbors, plan for future dangers and remember to preserve the traditions that unite us — just as these resilient citizens did when they began the important task of Rebuilding Paradise.
2020 / 1h 36m / PG-13 / Documentary
Only days after the 2017 inauguration, furious Americans gathered at airports across the country in protest of the Muslim ban. But it was the efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union, waging the fight in federal court that turned the tide, staying the executive order on grounds of unconstitutionality. The ACLU has never granted access to its offices, even as its battles—on the fronts of abortion rights, immigration rights, LGBT rights and voting rights—have become more timely and momentous than ever. With The Fight, access has finally been granted to the filmmaking team behind 2016’s award-winning Weiner. Rousing, inspiring and slyly humorous, their latest documentary follows four seismically important cases and a handful of magnetic attorneys.
2012 / 2h 24m / PG-13 / Biography
Born into poverty in rural Jamaica, Bob Marley became a prophet for the world’s oppressed, preaching peace, love, and understanding with a universal language – song. Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. Marley is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom.
A GIRL MISSING
2020 / 1h 30m / Not Rated / Documentary
Ichiko is a private home-nurse who has worked for the elder matriarch of the Oishos for years and regards them as her own family. Ichiko’s quiet, routine life is shattered when a young member of the Oishos clan is kidnapped. When it is revealed that the kidnapper is none other than Ichiko’s nephew, her life begins to unravel in this taut thriller from one of Japan’s current cinematic masters.
GORDON LIGHTFOOT: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND
2020 / 1h 30m / Not Rated / Documentary
Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind is an exploration of the career, music, and influence of legendary Canadian musical icon Gordon Lightfoot. With unprecedented access to the artist, the documentary follows Lightfoot’s evolution from Christian choirboy to troubled troubadour to international star and beloved Canadian icon who has sold over 10 million albums and been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards.
WBCN AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
2019 /2h / Not Rated / Documentary
WBCN and the American Revolution is the amazing, untold story of the radical underground radio station. Set against the dazzling and profound social, political, and cultural changes of the late 60s and early 70s and told through the actual sights, sounds, and stories of a compelling cast of characters who connected through the radio station, the documentary explores the nation’s exploding music and countercultural scenes, militant anti-war activism, civil rights struggles, and the emerging women’s and LGBTQ-liberation movements.
HELMUT NEWTON: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
2020 / 1h 29m / Not Rated / Documentary
Inspired by his roots in Berlin, German photographer Helmut Newton rose to a cult status that exists today, even after his tragic death in a Los Angeles car crash in 2006. As one of the great masters of photography, Newton made a name for himself exploring and elevating the female form, capturing provocative, unconventional and, at times, subversive images of women. His unique and striking way of depicting women still begs the controversial question — were these women subjects or objects for Newton?
2020 / 1h 39m / R / Horror
Tomaz is an ex soldier living in strained circumstances in London. Haunted by his past, he is offered a place to stay in a decaying, claustrophobic house, inhabited by an enigmatic young woman in desperate need of help as she cares for her ailing mother. But as he gets closer to and begins to fall for his new companion, Tomaz cannot ignore his suspicion that something insidious might also be living alongside them, and that there is something very wrong with the mysterious old woman who never leaves the top floor.
2019 / 1h 36m / R / Mystery, Romance
Isolated from the outside world, fifteen-year-old Lara (Hannah Rae) lives in seclusion on a vast country estate with her father and strict governess Miss Fontaine (Jessica Raine). Late one evening, a mysterious carriage crash brings a young girl into their home to recuperate. Lara immediately becomes enchanted by this strange visitor who arouses her curiosity and awakens her burgeoning desires.
2020 / 1h 44m / Not Rated / Drama, Romance
Georgie Jutland is barely holding it together these days without a drink. Once a nurse, now she’s trapped in the backwater fishing port of White Point with local crayfish baron, Jim Buckridge, and his two sons. One hazy morning she sees the lone figure of Lu Fox. A long time ago he was a dirt musician, but now he survives as a poacher. Georgie is instantly drawn to Lu, and the pair begin an intense affair. What Georgie doesn’t realise is that the Foxes and the Buckridges have a long, murky history.
WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES
2020 / 2h / Not Rated / Comedy
When four young orphans—Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi, and Takemura—first meet, their parents’ bodies are being turned into dust, like fine Parmesan atop a plate of spaghetti Bolognese, and yet none of them can shed a tear. They are like zombies; devoid of all emotion. With no family, no future, no dreams, and no way to move forward, the young teens decide that the first level of this new existence involves salvaging a gaming console, an old electric bass, and a charred wok from their former homes—just enough to start a band-and then conquer the world.
2018 / 1h 53m / Not Rated / Drama
Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud , 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?
GUEST OF HONOUR
2020 / 2h / Not Rated / Thriller
A hoax instigated by an aggressive school bus driver goes very wrong. Accused of abusing her position of authority with 17-year-old Clive and another student, Veronica is imprisoned. Convinced that she deserves to be punished for crimes she committed at an earlier age, Veronica rebuffs her father’s attempts to secure her early release. Confused and frustrated by her intransigence, Jim’s anguish begins to impinge on his job.
2018 / 1h 53m / Not Rated / Drama
A fast-living, cynical London music executive heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. He becomes the ultimate “fish out of water” as he struggles to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band and their families who value friendship and community over fame and fortune.