Directed by Max Lewkowicz
A musical about a bunch of old Jews in a Russian shtetl in 1905 doesn’t sound like a recipe for a hit musical, but against the odds, Fiddler on the Roof became a longtime hit, and this documentary explores how it came to film and stage.
Directed by Michael Engler
Downton Abbey was a hit show about a wealthy English family (and their servants) at the start of World War I. This movie picks up where the show left off in 1927.
Directed by James Gray
Once celebrities hit a certain age, it’s time for them to make a movie where they get shot into space. In this one, Brad Pitt plays an astronaut on a mission to search for his father (Tommy Lee Jones), who’s lost in space and conducting an experiment that endangers the solar system.
Directed by Robert Luketic
When a photographer who doesn’t want to get married (Sarah Hyland) gets invited to a lot of weddings with her boyfriend, she has to ask herself “do I want to get married?”
This week at Row House features films about fashion, or films that have impacted the world of fashion, including Zoolander, The True Cost, and more, which we already wrote about here.
Directed by Sam Dunn
Sat., Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.
ZZ Top is more than just a couple of guys with distinct beards, which you can learn all about in this documentary featuring performances, archives footage, and interviews with the likes of Billy Bob Thornton and Joshua Homme.
ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch
Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky
Wed., Sept 25 at 7 p.m.
This is the third installment in a series of documentaries spanning over a decade and covering different aspects of research around the Anthropocene (the current geological era.) This covers the shrinking Great Barrier Reef in Australia, lithium evaporation fields in South America, and extensive seawalls in China.
Directed by David Vincent Bobb
On a train ride to visit his estranged son, a recovering alcoholic reflects on his life through flashbacks of his troubled childhood and his relationship to fatherhood.