Watch great films, selected with care.

Cinema marches on, even as cinema screens are dark. These are films we'd have been proud to bring to the big screen in Akron. By watching them here in our virtual screening room, you can still directly benefit The Nightlight.

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This riveting, Cannes-selected #MeToo drama from debut filmmaker Charlène Favier follows the relationship between a teenage ski prodigy and her predatory instructor, played by frequent Dardenne brothers collaborator Jérémie Renier. In a breakthrough role, Noée Abita plays 15-year-old Lyz, a high school student in the French Alps who has been accepted to an elite ski club known for producing some of the country’s top professional athletes. Taking a chance on his new recruit, ex-champion turned coach Fred decides to mold Lyz into his shining star despite her lack of experience. As she racks up success under his influence, Lyz has to endure the physical and emotional pressure of elite training and figure out how to escape the mental and physical grip of power and abuse from a predatory coach.

Available until May 7th
Watch the trailer HERE

For the 16th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on April 2nd. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, April 25th.


Burrow – Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat 

Genius Loci – Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise

Opera – Erick Oh

If Anything Happens I Love You – Will McCormack and Michael Govier

Yes-People – Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson



The Snail and the Whale

To Gerard

Watch the intro by The Nightlight's Tavi-Lynn Goggans


The Present – Farah Nabulsi 

Feeling Through – Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski 

Two Distant Strangers – Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe

White Eye – Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman

The Letter Room – Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan 

Watch the intro by The Nightlight's Anthony  Crislip 


A Love Song for Latasha – Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan

Do Not Split – Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook 

Hunger Ward – Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman 

Colette – Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard 

A Concerto Is a Conversation – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers 

Watch the intro by The Nightlight's Stephen Colotto

Tickets for each individual section of shorts is $12.00, You can watch all three at a discounted price of $30.00
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A poetic, experimental debut feature circling the origin of the death myth from the Chinookan people in the Pacific Northwest, małni – towards the ocean, towards the shore follows two people as they wander through their surrounding nature, the spirit world, and something much deeper inside. At its center are Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Mercier, who take separate paths contemplating their afterlife, rebirth, and death. Probing questions about humanity’s place on earth and other worlds, Sky Hopkina’s film will have audiences thinking (and dreaming) about it long after.

Watch the trailer HERE
Available until April 23rd

" a drama about a woman who joins a dangerous scrap metal crew in order to pay for her college education." -Variety 

In a forgotten pocket of Southern Ohio where American manufacturing and opportunity are dying up, a determined young woman finds a ticket out when she is accepted to college. Alongside her older brother, Ruth Avery joins a dangerous scrap metal crew in order to pay her way. Together, they spend one brutal winter working the scrap yards during the day and stealing valuable metal from the once-thriving factories at night. With her goal in sight, Ruth finds that the ultimate cost for an education for a girl like her may be more than she bargained for, and she soon finds herself torn between a promising future and the family she would leave behind.

Watch the intro by The Nightlight's Stephen Colotto 
Tickets available now
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Critically acclaimed Québécois filmmaker Sophie Deraspe’s provocative and timely adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy of the same name reimagines the story of a woman’s quest for justice as a commentary on the immigrant experience in contemporary Montreal

Available until April 16th

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Sam Ali, a young, sensitive and impulsive Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. To be able to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he accepts to have his back tattooed by one of the World’s most sulfurous contemporary artist. Turning his own body into a prestigious piece of art, Sam will however come to realize that his decision might actually mean anything but freedom.

Available April 23rd
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ABOUT ENDLESSNESS is a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendor and banality. We wander, dreamlike, gently guided by our Scheherazade-esque narrator. Inconsequential moments take on the same significance as historical events: a couple floats over a war-torn Cologne; on the way to a birthday party, a father stops to tie his daughter’s shoelaces in the pouring rain; teenage girls dance outside a cafe; a defeated army marches to a prisoner-of-war camp. Simultaneously an ode and a lament, ABOUT ENDLESSNESS present a kaleidoscope of all that is eternally human, an infinite story of the vulnerability of existence.

Available April 30th
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A poetic, gorgeously cinematic reflection of the nature of good and evil and a tragic journey of a man determined to live a decent life. By reimagining the main character as an African immigrant struggling to make a new life for himself in the big city, director-co-writer Burhan Qurbani created an audacious, neon-lit reinterpretation of Alfred Döblin's 1929 novel. After surviving his perilous journey, Francis vows to be a good man, but he soon realizes how difficult it is to be righteous while undocumented in Germany. When he receives an enticing offer for easy money from the psychopathic gangster Reinhold, Francis initially resists temptation, but eventually, he is sucked into Berlin's underworld and his life spirals out of control.

Available April 30th
Watch the trailer HERE