The Valley’s cinema lovers look to the Crystal Theatre for a carefully curated selection of titles – the artful, soulful, thought-provoking films often overlooked by big movie plexes. Now, during Covid-19, you can tap into the Crystal’s eclectic and deeply reflective stories from the social-distance of your living room through a streaming service in which 50% of the proceeds go to support Carbondale’s Main Street theatre.
Simply link to the distribution site, purchase the film, and watch from your phone, computer or live-stream to your television.
Available through August 6
$9.99. for a 3-day rental
From France. Subtitled. Animation
(not rated) 90 min
After an accident, an optimistic stray dog named Marona looks back on the human companions she has loved throughout her life. As Marona’s memory journeys into the past, her unfailing empathy and love brings lightness and innocence into each of her owners’ lives.
Delivered alongside dazzlingly colorful, sweeping designs produced in part by acclaimed artist Brecht Evens, Marona’s Fantastic Tale is a life-affirming story told with the patient, boundless love of a dog, and reminds us that happiness is a small thing.
$12. for a 5-day rental
From Germany. Subtitled.
(not rated) 1 hr 50 min
A drama about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna.
Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz, “Wings of Desire”, “Downfall”), a regular customer, and over time the two very different men form a singular friendship. When Franz falls desperately in love with the music-hall dancer Anezka, he seeks advice from the renowned psychoanalyst, who admits that the female sex is as big a mystery to him as it is to Franz. As political and social conditions in Austria dramatically worsen with the Nazis’ arrival in Vienna, Franz, Freud, and Anezka are swept into the maelstrom of events. Each has a big decision to make: to stay or to flee?
Available Through August 6
Documentary (PG) 95 min
Using interviews and rare archival footage, John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 79 years old, this documentary explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. Interviews include Lewis and his family and other people who figure prominently in his life.
“Excellent. A joyful, galvanizing portrait of a life radically and fully lived.” Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
Rest in Peace John Lewis
Documentary (not rated) 81 min
Walk-Up Weekend Concessions
Friday & Saturday
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Bring the cinema to your living room with Crystal Theatre popcorn, candies and fountain sodas.
Order and pay at the ticket counter.
Masks and social distancing required.