THE RITZ CINEMA SOCIETY
Founded to encourage the study, appreciation and utilization of the cinema arts, the Ritz Cinema Society will host a series of film screenings for educational and aesthetic reasons rather than for commercial profit.
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The 2018-2019 Season
"The Blood is at the Doorstep"
Feb. 15, 2019
After Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice, and reform as the investigation unfolds.
"Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury"
March 22, 2019
"Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury" follows the path of Luxury, a band who, on the cusp of success suffered a devastating wreck. In the intervening years, they continue to make records and three members of the band become Eastern Orthodox priests. Through interviews and archival footage, Parallel Love tells the gripping and poignant story of Luxury and documents the making of a new record, now as priests.
April 26, 2019
‘I was in prison before I was even born,’ so begins the story of Dr. Victor Rios who, by 15, was a high school dropout and gang member with multiple felony convictions and a death wish. When a teacher’s quiet persistence, a mentor’s moral conviction and his best friend’s murder converge, Rio’s path takes an unexpected turn. Through Rio’s personal lens and its interplay with the stories of the young people at YO!Watts, The Pushouts, interrogates crucial questions of race, class and power. And the promise and perils of education at a particularly urgent time.
About South Arts’ Southern Circuit Tour:
The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers brings the best of independent film to communities across the South, transforming watching independent films from a solitary experience into a communal one. Audiences have seen more than 200 films and have engaged filmmakers in post-screening discussions in more than 50 communities across the Southern United States. Southern Circuit is brought to the Ritz Cinema Society by South Arts, an organization whose mission is to strengthen the South through advancing excellence in the arts, connecting the arts to key state and national policies and nurturing a vibrant quality of life, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alabama State Council on the Arts.