Monday, September 21, 2020

2020 Virtual Fall Series


Five Great Films – Five Virtual Conversations

October 1 – 29


  • Cinema 100 is hosting a virtual film experience in lieu of our usual shared movie-going experience at the Grand Theatres
  • Watch five great films on your own (available on Netflix and Amazon Prime)
  •  View our co-hosts’ conversations about each film on Facebook (posted each Thursday)
  • Join the Facebook conversation by posting your comments, observations, and questions


We are super excited to add more viewing options for you all during the virtual series. Our good friends at Dakota Media Access are playing the videos at 3pm on Thursdays.

New options!!

Thursdays at 3:00 pm
Community Access channels 12 & 612HD
and streaming on, Roku & AppleTV

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October 1, 2020

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – 2018 (USA) – 133 min., R (Comedy, Drama, Musical, Western)

Synopsis: Presents six tales of life and violence in the Old West that feature a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.

Directors & Writers: Ethan and Joel Coen

Stars: Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Stephen Root, Liam Neeson, Brendan Gleeson, Tyne Daly, and many more

Selected Awards: 2019 Oscar Nominee – Original Song, Costume Design, and Best Adapted Screenplay

Where to Watch: Netflix

Discussion Co-hosts: Linda Garding and Brian Palecek

Read a Review


October 8, 2020

Wildlife - 2018 (USA) - 105 min., PG-13 (Drama)

Synopsis: A family is tested to the breaking point when Joe Brinson, a teenage boy, is left to deal with his mother's complicated response after his father temporarily abandons them to take a job fighting wildfires in Montana. Adapted from Richard Ford’s 1990 novel, Wildlife.

Director & Writers: Paul Dano, director; screenplay by Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan

Stars: Ed Oxenbould, Jake Jyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Bill Camp

Selected Awards: 2019 Independent Spirit Awards, Nominee -- Best First Feature, Best Female Lead (Carey Mulligan), and Best Cinematography (Diego García)

Where to Watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime

Discussion Co-hosts: Anita Casey-Reed and Todd Ford

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October 15, 2020

The Death of Stalin - 2017 (UK) - 107 min., R (Comedy, Drama, History)

Synopsis: Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly thirty years, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, feared even by members of his inner circle, collapses alone in his rooms. When he is discovered, the senior members of the Council of Ministers scramble to maintain order, weed out competitors, and take power. Who will prevail? A darkly satiric tale based on real events.

Director & Writer: Directed by Armando Iannucci; written by Armando Iannucci and David Schneider

Stars: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Jeffrey Tambor

Selected Awards: 2018 BAFTA Awards, Nominee – Outstanding British Film of the Year and Best Adapted Screenplay 

Where to Watch: Netflix, Amazon Prime

Discussion Co-hosts: Linda Garding and Brian Palecek

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October 22, 2020

I’m Thinking of Ending Things - 2020 (USA) - 134 min., R (Drama, Thriller)

Synopsis: Despite misgivings and second thoughts about their relationship, a young woman (Jessie Buckley) takes a road trip with her new boyfriend, Jake (Jesse Plemons), to his family farm. At the farm with Jake's mother (Toni Collette) and father (David Thewlis) and again, back on the road in a snowstorm, the young woman begins to question everything she thought she knew about her boyfriend, herself, and the world. Inspired by Iain Reid’s namesake novel. 

Directors & Writers: Charlie Kaufman, director and screenplay writer

Stars: Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, David Thewlis

Where to Watch: Netflix

Discussion Co-hosts: Anita Casey-Reed and Todd Ford

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October 29, 2020

Dolemite Is My Name - 2019 (USA) - 118 min., R (Biography, Comedy, Drama)

Synopsis: Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon. [Source:]

Directors & Writers: Craig Brewer, Director; writers, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski

Stars: Eddie Murphy, Keegan-Michael Key, Mike Epps

Selected Awards: 2020 Golden Globes Nominee for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy, Eddie Murphy 

Where to Watch: Netflix 

Discussion Co-hosts: Marlene Anderson and Renee Stromme with Dan Rogers

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