Acropolis Cinema

Acropolis Cinema Acropolis Cinema is a nonprofit screening series dedicated to bringing classic and contemporary expermental films to Los Angeles. Our annual festival, Locarno in Los Angeles, takes place every April.
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Acropolis Cinema is a nonprofit screening series and microcinema dedicated to bringing classic and contemporary experimental films to screens across Los Angeles. Founded by Jordan Cronk, Acropolis Cinema's vision for the curation and presentation of film is one of wholly autonomous means, committed to facilitating under-represented film-art throughout the city. Our initial identity as a migrating organization will, we hope, embolden nascent arts communities typically removed from the epicenter of art house and repertory cinema distribution channels in Los Angeles, and in the process foster fresh developments in localized film discourse and dissemination. A topic of seemingly endless debate, the state of the Los Angeles art house scene is, in our view, less something to be fixed than fortified. The strides certain theaters and programmers have taken over the last few years to bridge some of the unfortunate lapses in programming is reflected by an increasingly vibrant local film community. Even so, these organizations can only do so much, leaving entire sectors of international and experimental film without a proper outlet in Los Angeles. Acropolis Cinema's goal is to alleviate at least some of these concerns by bringing important new films to eager Los Angeles audiences. Our focus will remain broad and inclusive, but will largely comprise experimental narratives, avant-garde shorts, nonfiction features, and undistributed films from festivals the world over. Jordan Cronk is a Los Angeles-based programmer, film critic, and regular contributor to Cinema Scope, Film Comment, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Reverse Shot, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Hollywood Reporter. His work has also appeared in the Village Voice, MUBI Notebook, Fandor, Brooklyn Magazine, Little White Lies, Filmmaker Magazine, Indiewire, and the Brooklyn Rail. ​ Acropolis Cinema is a California Nonprofit Corporation with IRS 501(c)3 application pending. Your donation is tax deductible. Acropolis Cinema Tax ID #81-4954649 ​

“The wiser, raspier relative to the spry and turbulent JEANNETTE.” - Blake Williams, Cinema ScopeOur virtual engagement ...
06/01/2020
Joan of Arc presented by Acropolis Cinema

“The wiser, raspier relative to the spry and turbulent JEANNETTE.” - Blake Williams, Cinema Scope

Our virtual engagement of JOAN OF ARC rolls on through Thursday. Rent below, and don’t forget to RSVP for our live Q&A with director Bruno Dumont here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PsIz3yOFrJD5c_hZkCKrX-zbpXIi2KrHlAVg0YTUzf8/viewform?edit_requested=true

a film by Bruno Dumont 2019 | France | French with English subtitles | 137 minutes In the 15th century, both France and England stake a blood claim for the French throne. Believing that God had chosen her, the young Joan leads the army of the King of France. When she is captured, the Church sends he...

After a successful two months in the Acropolis/Lumiere Music Hall virtual cinema, Pedro Costa's VITALINA VARELA comes to...
05/29/2020
Lumiere/Acropolis Cinema present VITALINA VARELA

After a successful two months in the Acropolis/Lumiere Music Hall virtual cinema, Pedro Costa's VITALINA VARELA comes to end *this* Sunday, May 31.

Last chance to watch the year's most significant new film. Click below to rent and support us during the pandemic!

Your screening of this film supports the Lumiere Cinema at the Music Hall and Acropolis Cinema! --- A film of deeply concentrated beauty, acclaimed filmmaker Pedro Costa’s Vitalina Varela stars nonprofessional actor Vitalina Varela in an extraordinary performance based on her own life. Vitalina pl...

Now available in our virtual cinema: Bruno Dumont's Cannes prize-winning epic JOAN OF ARC!As always, 50% of the proceeds...
05/29/2020
Joan of Arc presented by Acropolis Cinema

Now available in our virtual cinema: Bruno Dumont's Cannes prize-winning epic JOAN OF ARC!

As always, 50% of the proceeds will go to supporting Acropolis during COVID-19. Click below to rent, courtesy KimStim, and don't forget to RSVP at our site for our June 4 virtual Q&A w/ Dumont!

a film by Bruno Dumont 2019 | France | French with English subtitles | 137 minutes In the 15th century, both France and England stake a blood claim for the French throne. Believing that God had chosen her, the young Joan leads the army of the King of France. When she is captured, the Church sends he...

“A cinematic miracle.” - Jean-Michel Frodon, SlateLaunching tomorrow in our virtual cinema: Bruno Dumont’s Cannes prize-...
05/28/2020
Acropolis Cinema presents: Joan of Arc

“A cinematic miracle.” - Jean-Michel Frodon, Slate

Launching tomorrow in our virtual cinema: Bruno Dumont’s Cannes prize-winning epic JOAN OF ARC. Stream the film at your leisure and join us for a live Q&A with Dumont on June 4, moderated by our own Jordan Cronk.

Acropolis Cinema presents Bruno Dumont's Joan of Arc (2019) | Available to stream May 29 - June 4, 2020.

05/26/2020
KimStim

Mark your calendars: Opens in our virtual cinema this Friday!

Bruno Dumont's JOAN OF ARC opens @filmlinc Today,

5/29 @acropoliscinema, LA

NY Times Critic’s Pick
Winner Best Film Louis Delluc Prize of French Critics

Screening info: link in bio

Filmmaker Bruno Dumont answers the question:
"IS JOAN OF ARC AN HISTORICAL FILM?"
#cannesfilmfestival

Our limited time return engagement of Albert Serra’s landmark LIBERTÉ ends tonight! Last chance to catch the year’s most...
05/21/2020
Liberté presented by Acropolis Cinema

Our limited time return engagement of Albert Serra’s landmark LIBERTÉ ends tonight! Last chance to catch the year’s most daring new film from the comfort of your own home.

Support Acropolis and The Cinema Guild directly by watching via the below link.

Limited engagement. ---- Just before the French Revolution, in a forest outside Berlin, a band of libertines expelled from the court of Louis XVI rendezvous with the legendary German seducer and freethinker, the Duc de Walchen (Helmut Berger), to convince him to join in their mission: the rejection....

Last day catch Dan Sallitt’s beautiful new film FOURTEEN in our virtual cinema!Don’t forget: 50% of the proceeds go dire...
05/21/2020
Acropolis Cinema presents FOURTEEN

Last day catch Dan Sallitt’s beautiful new film FOURTEEN in our virtual cinema!

Don’t forget: 50% of the proceeds go directly to supporting Acropolis during the pandemic. 🙏 Available to stream through this evening. Watch below.

Your screening of this film supports Acropolis Cinema! --- Mara and Jo, in their twenties, have been close friends since middle school. Jo, the more outgoing figure, is a social worker who runs through a series of brief but intense relationships. Mara, a less splashy personality than Jo, bounces amo...

"A philosophical, personal cinema that seems created, fresh and whole, from start to finish." - Richard Brody, The New Y...
05/20/2020
Acropolis Cinema presents FOURTEEN

"A philosophical, personal cinema that seems created, fresh and whole, from start to finish." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Available to stream through tomorrow in our virtual cinema: FOURTEEN, Dan Sallitt’s quietly poignant portrait of female friendship.👭

Watch below!

Your screening of this film supports Acropolis Cinema! --- Mara and Jo, in their twenties, have been close friends since middle school. Jo, the more outgoing figure, is a social worker who runs through a series of brief but intense relationships. Mara, a less splashy personality than Jo, bounces amo...

By popular demand, we’re bringing Albert Serra’s landmark LIBERTÉ back to our virtual cinema for the next 72 hours!One l...
05/19/2020
Liberté presented by Acropolis Cinema

By popular demand, we’re bringing Albert Serra’s landmark LIBERTÉ back to our virtual cinema for the next 72 hours!

One last chance to see the year’s most beautiful and provocative new film, and a great way to support Acropolis during the pandemic! Available to stream through Thursday, via The Cinema Guild.

Limited engagement. ---- Just before the French Revolution, in a forest outside Berlin, a band of libertines expelled from the court of Louis XVI rendezvous with the legendary German seducer and freethinker, the Duc de Walchen (Helmut Berger), to convince him to join in their mission: the rejection....

Perfect Sunday viewing, and a great way to support Acropolis in the process!
05/17/2020

Perfect Sunday viewing, and a great way to support Acropolis in the process!

Dan Sallitt's FOURTEEN is now playing in our Virtual Cinema.

Find your local theater and support at
https://grasshopperfilm.com/film/fourteen/

“Made by critic and filmmaker Dan Sallitt, FOURTEEN is a story of a friendship running its course. Mara and Jo have been...
05/15/2020
Indie Focus: A mobster's weird spiral in 'Capone'

“Made by critic and filmmaker Dan Sallitt, FOURTEEN is a story of a friendship running its course. Mara and Jo have been friends since childhood. Now in their 20s, Mara is on the verge of settling into a career and stable relationship, while Jo seems to keep spiraling out of control, putting an increasing strain on their relationship. Released by Grasshopper Film, the movie is available via virtual cinemas, including L.A.'s Acropolis Cinema.”

Available to stream now! 🙏

Another edition of your regular field guide to the world of movies in your living room and beyond.

Now available in our virtual cinema, care of Grasshopper Film: Dan Sallitt’s tender and insightful indie drama FOURTEEN,...
05/15/2020
Acropolis Cinema presents FOURTEEN

Now available in our virtual cinema, care of Grasshopper Film: Dan Sallitt’s tender and insightful indie drama FOURTEEN, one of the year’s great American films.

50% of the proceeds go directly to supporting Acropolis during Covid-19. Watch below. 🙏

Your screening of this film supports Acropolis Cinema! --- Mara and Jo, in their twenties, have been close friends since middle school. Jo, the more outgoing figure, is a social worker who runs through a series of brief but intense relationships. Mara, a less splashy personality than Jo, bounces amo...

05/14/2020
Between Two Cinemas panel discussion

The Acropolis archive excavation continues with our BETWEEN TWO CINEMAS panel, from December 2018, featuring Ross Lipman, Lisa Black, Thom Andersen, Janie Geiser, Lewis Klahr, Pia Borg, and Patrick Gleeson discussing the relationship between experimental and narrative cinema. Moderated by Robert Koehler.

Panel discussion following the U.S. premiere of Ross Lipman's Between Two Cinemas, Dec. 4, 2018, featuring Lipman, Lisa Black, Thom Andersen, Janie Geiser,…

Last day to stream one of the year’s great films! Rent now and Acropolis will receive 50% of the proceeds. Best way to s...
05/14/2020
Liberté presented by Acropolis Cinema

Last day to stream one of the year’s great films! Rent now and Acropolis will receive 50% of the proceeds. Best way to support us during the health crises. 💸

Limited engagement. ---- Just before the French Revolution, in a forest outside Berlin, a band of libertines expelled from the court of Louis XVI rendezvous with the legendary German seducer and freethinker, the Duc de Walchen (Helmut Berger), to convince him to join in their mission: the rejection....

“LIBERTÉ more than lives up to its title, suggesting that a truly free cinema is one that still believes in the possibil...
05/13/2020
Acropolis Cinema presents: Liberté

“LIBERTÉ more than lives up to its title, suggesting that a truly free cinema is one that still believes in the possibility of subversion.” - Dennis Lim, Artforum

Still one day left to stream Albert Serra’s masterpiece, and support Acropolis in the process. Don’t miss out!

Acropolis Cinema presents Albert Serra's Liberté (2019)––available to stream May 8-14, 2020.

Mark your calendars: From May 29 - June 4 we’ll be teaming up with KimStim to present Bruno Dumont’s tremendous new feat...
05/13/2020
Acropolis Cinema presents: Joan of Arc

Mark your calendars: From May 29 - June 4 we’ll be teaming up with KimStim to present Bruno Dumont’s tremendous new feature JOAN OF ARC in our virtual cinema!

50% of the proceeds go directly to supporting Acropolis during Covid-19. Details below.

Acropolis Cinema presents Bruno Dumont's Joan of Arc (2019) | Available to stream May 29 - June 4, 2020.

“Masterfully captures the carnal in images that recall the great neoclassical and rococo tableaux of Watteau, Fragonard,...
05/11/2020
Liberté presented by Acropolis Cinema

“Masterfully captures the carnal in images that recall the great neoclassical and rococo tableaux of Watteau, Fragonard, and Boucher. LIBERTÉ sees Serra at the height of his powers.” - Andréa Picard, TIFF

Albert Serra’s mighty LIBERTÉ, available to stream through Thursday in our virtual cinema. Not to be missed.

Limited engagement. ---- Just before the French Revolution, in a forest outside Berlin, a band of libertines expelled from the court of Louis XVI rendezvous with the legendary German seducer and freethinker, the Duc de Walchen (Helmut Berger), to convince him to join in their mission: the rejection....

Grasshopper Film
05/08/2020

Grasshopper Film

A young woman from South America finds herself in a series of close encounters while living in New York City in Dan Sallitt's new short film, a NYFF selection last year, streaming free for one week only.

We're proud to present the online premiere of CATERINA in advance of next week's opening of Sallitt's FOURTEEN. Watch at https://bit.ly/2xPIgCA.

Voted one of the Top Ten Films of 2019 by Cinema Scope magazine, Albert Serra's masterful period provocation LIBERTÉ is ...
05/08/2020
Liberté presented by Acropolis Cinema

Voted one of the Top Ten Films of 2019 by Cinema Scope magazine, Albert Serra's masterful period provocation LIBERTÉ is now available to stream through May 14 via Acropolis and The Cinema Guild.

Your purchase directly supports Acropolis during our hiatus! Click below to rent!

Limited engagement. ---- Just before the French Revolution, in a forest outside Berlin, a band of libertines expelled from the court of Louis XVI rendezvous with the legendary German seducer and freethinker, the Duc de Walchen (Helmut Berger), to convince him to join in their mission: the rejection....

Grasshopper Film
05/07/2020

Grasshopper Film

Dan Sallitt's FOURTEEN opens in our virtual cinema next week. https://bit.ly/2zm6Qep

Happy #GivingTuesday ! Like many non-profits, Acropolis faces an uncertain future due to COVID-19. While we do our best ...
05/05/2020

Happy #GivingTuesday ! Like many non-profits, Acropolis faces an uncertain future due to COVID-19.

While we do our best to continue to stream new films and offer online content during the pandemic, you can support us directly by making a tax deductible donation below. Every little bit helps! 🙏 [email protected]&lc=US&no_note=0&item_name=Support+Acropolis+Cinema+during+COVID-19&cn=&curency_code=USD&bn=PP-DonationsBF:btn_donateCC_LG.gif:NonHosted" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=[email protected]&lc=US&no_note=0&item_name=Support+Acropolis+Cinema+during+COVID-19&cn=&curency_code=USD&bn=PP-DonationsBF:btn_donateCC_LG.gif:NonHosted

A thing of beauty—and with a quote from our founder to boot! Coming to Acropolis’ virtual cinema on May 15. 💫👭
05/05/2020

A thing of beauty—and with a quote from our founder to boot! Coming to Acropolis’ virtual cinema on May 15. 💫👭

Theatrical poster for Dan Sallitt's FOURTEEN starring Tallie Medel and Norma Kuhling. Opens virtually in theaters on 5/15. https://bit.ly/3dmSCJk

05/01/2020
Vitalina Varela Q&A | Locarno in Los Angeles, 2020

Today we continue to dive into our archives with this very special Q&A with VITALINA VARELA director Pedro Costa, from this year's Locarno in Los Angeles. Perfect quarantine viewing.

(And as a reminder: VITALINA VARELA is still available to stream through Acropolis. See our site for more info.)

Q&A with Vitalina Varela director Pedro Costa, February 15, 2020, moderated by Robert Koehler.

Announcing our May virtual screening calendar: From May 8-14 we’ll be streaming Albert Serra’s provocative LIBERTÉ, foll...
05/01/2020

Announcing our May virtual screening calendar: From May 8-14 we’ll be streaming Albert Serra’s provocative LIBERTÉ, followed from May 15-21 by Dan Sallitt’s quietly touching FOURTEEN.

50% of the proceeds go directly to Acropolis. Visit our site for more info, and spread the word! 🙏 https://www.acropoliscinema.com

Last day to support Acropolis by streaming Jong Ougie Pak’s beautiful and melancholy featurette SUNRISE/SUNSET.Available...
04/30/2020
Acropolis Cinema presents SUNRISE/SUNSET

Last day to support Acropolis by streaming Jong Ougie Pak’s beautiful and melancholy featurette SUNRISE/SUNSET.

Available through this evening, via Grasshopper Film. Only $3.99! 🙏

Your screening of this film supports Acropolis Cinema! --- After failing his university entrance exams for the third year in a row, Min Suk, a directionless twenty-something Korean man, travels to New York to visit his long-distance girlfriend Yeon Jae. Over the course of a rollercoaster week, he ex...

Still one day left to support Acropolis by streaming Jong Ougie Pak’s SUNRISE/SUNSET, a film Hammer to Nail calls “a 47-...
04/29/2020
Acropolis Cinema presents: Sunrise/Sunset

Still one day left to support Acropolis by streaming Jong Ougie Pak’s SUNRISE/SUNSET, a film Hammer to Nail calls “a 47-minute bittersweet romantic escapade worth taking.”

Available to rent or buy through Thursday!

Acropolis Cinema presents Jong Ougie Pak's Sunrise/Sunset (2019)––available to stream April 24-30, 2020.

We’re sorry to hear that because of the global health crisis this year’s Locarno Film Festival has been cancelled. Which...
04/29/2020
Locarno Film Festival Cancels 73rd Edition, Launches Indie Cinema Support Initiative (EXCLUSIVE)

We’re sorry to hear that because of the global health crisis this year’s Locarno Film Festival has been cancelled. Which for us of course means no Locarno in Los Angeles next year.

Festivals are just one part of an ongoing reassessment of the future of the film industry and we’re hopeful that things will evolve into something greater and more unique going forward. Read a statement from festival director Lili Hinstin below, and please consider supporting your local film organizations.

The Locarno Film Festival has announced the cancellation of its 73rd edition due to Swiss government restrictions. In its place, the festival has set up an initiative to support independent cinema.…

“Breezy but bittersweet...Affecting in its portrayal of the in-limbo phase of a young person’s life.” - ArtforumStreamin...
04/27/2020
Acropolis Cinema presents SUNRISE/SUNSET

“Breezy but bittersweet...Affecting in its portrayal of the in-limbo phase of a young person’s life.” - Artforum

Streaming through Thursday via Acropolis and Grasshopper Film: Jong Ougie Pak’s quietly touching SUNRISE/SUNSET. Rent or buy today and support Acropolis directly! 🙏

Your screening of this film supports Acropolis Cinema! --- After failing his university entrance exams for the third year in a row, Min Suk, a directionless twenty-something Korean man, travels to New York to visit his long-distance girlfriend Yeon Jae. Over the course of a rollercoaster week, he ex...

Now playing in our virtual cinema: SUNRISE/SUNSET, the beautiful debut featurette from director Jong Ougie Pak.Available...
04/24/2020
Acropolis Cinema presents SUNRISE/SUNSET

Now playing in our virtual cinema: SUNRISE/SUNSET, the beautiful debut featurette from director Jong Ougie Pak.

Available to stream from April 24-30, via Grasshopper Film. 50% of your purchase goes directly to Acropolis. Rent or buy today! 🙏

Your screening of this film supports Acropolis Cinema! --- After failing his university entrance exams for the third year in a row, Min Suk, a directionless twenty-something Korean man, travels to New York to visit his long-distance girlfriend Yeon Jae. Over the course of a rollercoaster week, he ex...

04/23/2020
Ham On Rye Q&A | Locarno in Los Angeles 2020

Beginning today we’ll be posting a series of videos from past Acropolis events: interviews, Q&As, panel discussions, etc.

First up, from this year’s Locarno in Los Angeles, our opening night Q&A with HAM ON RYE director Tyler Taormina and cinematographer Carson Lund. 💫 🥪

Q&A with Ham On Rye director Tyler Taormina and cinematographer Carson Lund, moderated by Nicholas Elliott. Locarno in Los Angeles, February 13, 2020.

We’ll have new virtual screenings to announce in the coming days, but in the meantime don’t forget the films that are ST...
04/22/2020

We’ll have new virtual screenings to announce in the coming days, but in the meantime don’t forget the films that are STILL available to rent: Pedro Costa’s VITALINA VARELA and Thomas Heise’s HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME.

Each purchase directly supports Acropolis during our hiatus! 🙏 More info at: https://www.acropoliscinema.com

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