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Drops, Spies & Fair Play

Drops, Spies & Fair Play

Plus Two Special Presentations

Welcome back to the Cause Cinema Spotlight.    

This week, we have plenty of drama, two thrillers, where truth, identity and cultural commentary are all in the mix. And a cold war documentary that plays like a thriller.

In addition, you can see a special virtual presentation tomorrow night, and a new short film by Wes Anderson lands on Netflix.

Neither Confirm Nor Deny

During the Cold War, the CIA secretly raised a sunken Soviet nuclear submarine from the depths of the Pacific Ocean. The six-year operation included an intricate cover story by billionaire Howard Hughes. Drawing on declassified documents and never-before-seen interviews, Neither Confirm Nor Deny tells one of the highest-stakes, yet least known stories of the Cold War.

See Neither Confirm Nor Deny on Amazon Prime or AppleTV.

Drops of God (Series)

Alexandre Léger, creator of the famous Léger Wine Guide and emblematic figure in oenology, has just passed away, leaving behind a daughter, Camille, who hasn’t seen her father since her parents separated when she was nine years old. When Camille flies to Tokyo and Léger’s will is read, she discovers that her father has left her an extraordinary wine collection. But, to claim the inheritance, Camille must compete with a brilliant oenologist, Issei Tomine, who her father took under his wing and is referred to in Léger’s will as his “spiritual son.”

You can see Drops of God on Apple+.

Fair Play

An unexpected promotion at a cutthroat hedge fund pushes a young couple's relationship to the brink, threatening to unravel far more than their recent engagement.

See Fair Play on Netflix

Filmocracy is hosting a live virtual screening of Tipless this Saturday at 1p pst, and it is also available for a limited time for VOD on their platform.

Tipless is a feature length documentary that explores the tip-free restaurant movement in the US.  After discovering their business plan would no longer be sustainable in the face of new minimum wage changes, Homestead restaurant owners Fred and Liz Sassen make the decision to switch their Oakland establishment to a tip-free pay structure in order to survive the changes long-term. The film explores the effects that the minimum wage laws are having on small business, specifically restaurants, and the drastic measures many are taking to stay afloat in the ever-changing market.


The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar - by Wes Anderson

A beloved Roald Dahl story about a rich man who learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes and then sets out to master the skill in order to cheat at gambling.


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