Everything Coming To MUBI in March 2022
Everything Coming To MUBI in March 2022: MUBI, the global distributor and curated film streaming service, has revealed its lineup for March 2022, including premieres, double bills, and exclusive releases.
With the 94th Academy Awards around the corner, MUBI is taking a look back through Oscars® history to offer a diverse range of lauded films. Kicking off the series is the Mel Brooks classic showbiz farce The Producers, an enduring Best Original Screenplay-winner about the theater world that ironically became one of Broadway’s biggest hit musicals. The female-directed Jesus Camp earned a 2006 Best Documentary nomination, offering a haunting look at a Christian summer camp. Also in the series are Mexico’s entry into the 2001 Academy Awards®, Amores Perros, the breakthrough film from director Alejandro González Iñárritu plus Jean Renoir’s WWI classic Grand Illusion, the first International film to earn a Best Picture nomination.
Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s latest film, the acclaimed Lingui, The Sacred Bonds, has its exclusive streaming release along with a curated series highlighting his past films, including the brotherhood drama Abouna, the Cannes Jury-Prize winning A Screaming Man, and petrol-smuggling portrait Grisgris.
Lee Grant (In The Heat of the Night, Valley of the Dolls) is one of the last surviving actors of the classic Golden Hollywood era, and after being Blacklisted, made the rare industry pivot to launch herself as a formidable documentary filmmaker. This series explores the breadth of Grant’s work such as bank strike portrait The Wilmar 8, true-crime expose When Women Kill and a pioneering portrait of transgender individuals What Sex Am I?, finishing with her Academy Award-winning Down And Out In America, about the systemic failures leading to poverty in the US.
Additional highlights from the March lineup are as follows:
Everything Coming To MUBI in March 2022:
Exclusive streaming premieres from the most prestigious international film festivals and rediscovered classics selected by MUBI’s curators.
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[Brief Encounters] An official selection at the 2021 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and Toronto International Film Festival, Viennese maestro Peter Tscherkassky returns with Train Again, his first film in half a decade. Traversing both the long history of railways and the filmic avant-garde, the result is a kaleidoscopic work that forms a rousing blast to the senses from one of our premiere experimental filmmakers, who joyfully reminds us of the everlasting power of cinema.
Train Again – March 2
[MUBI Spotlight] In Isabella (Berlinale ’20) Matías Piñeiro continues his ongoing project of transposing the comedies of Shakespeare onto contemporary Argentina. Reuniting with regular collaborators María Villar as Mariel, a teacher with ambitions for the stage, and Agustina Muñoz as Luciana, a more established actress, Piñeiro refracts Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” in signature fashion, creating a visually stunning and structurally complex work about the ongoing battle between doubt and ambition that never discounts the possibility of a new beginning.
Isabella – March 4
LINGUI, THE SACRED BONDS
[Luminaries] An official selection at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, Lingui, The Sacred Bonds follows determined single mother Amina, living on the outskirts of the capital of Chad, as she works tirelessly to provide for herself and her 15-year old daughter Maria. When Amina discovers Maria is pregnant and does not want a child, the two women begin to seek out an abortion, condemned by both religion and law. In the process, mother and daughter forge a connection stronger than any they’ve ever known. The latest film from celebrated director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Lingui is a stunning vision of female solidarity.
Lingui, The Sacred Bonds – March 8
[Undiscovered] The haunting debut feature from a visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker Tim Leyendekker, Feast (IFFR ’21) takes on the infamous Groningen HIV case, where men were purposely drugged and injected with contaminated blood at parties. Across seven vignettes, Leyendekker weaves an astounding work of docufiction that cleverly remixes the true crime genre to create an unnerving look at the price of love.
Feast – March 9
THE POWER OF THE KANGWON PROVINCE
[Solving Puzzles: The Cinema of Hong Sang-soo] Presented in a beautiful new restoration, complete with a new translation, The Power of the Kangwon Province is the breakthrough second feature from acclaimed South Korean master Hong Sang-soo. Drunken squabbles over soju and regrettable sex abound in this diptych that follows recently separated lovers across a series of close encounters at a popular mountain retreat, with Hong playfully demonstrating elements that would become hallmarks across his prolific career.
The Power of the Kangwon Province – March 13
LOVE AFTER LOVE
[Luminaries] Hong Kong New Wave master Ann Hui returns with Love After Love (Venice ‘20), her third Eileen Chang adaptation that finds pre-war Hong Kong brought to exquisite life in this visually stunning, sprawling love story. Featuring sumptuous photography courtesy of Wong Kar-Wai collaborator Christopher Doyle and a score from legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, the film is awash in tropical opulence as the central love triangle reveals a world where practically all human interaction is reduced to an economic barter system.
Love After Love – March 18
ANNE AT 13,000 FT
[MUBI Spotlight] Anne (Deragh Campbell, I Used To Be Darker) has a seemingly ordinary and stable life as a single daycare worker in Toronto. But after an overwhelming skydiving trip for her best friend Sara’s bachelorette party, the ground shifts beneath Anne’s feet. She starts to bring a carefree joyfulness to her conservative job, the effects of which spill over into her personal life. At Sara’s wedding, Anne meets Matt (Matt Johnson, Operation Avalanche) who takes to her offbeat, confrontational charms, but she soon finds herself pushing the limits of what’s socially acceptable. Anne at 13,000 Ft. (TIFF ’19) is a rigorous, volatile portrait of a young woman struggling to come down to earth, from director Kazik Radwanski (Tower).
Anne at 13,000 Ft. – March 25
ZERO FUCKS GIVEN
[Viewfinder] A highlight from last year’s Cannes Critic’s Week, Julie Lecoustre and Emmanuel Marre’s Zero Fucks Given is a searing character study set around a budget airline worker in Europe. Filmed with documentary-like precision and anchored by a deeply humane performance from Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is The Warmest Color), Lecoustre and Marre excavate the ways in which globalized commerce and the 24-hour service industry can strip us of our humanity in ways both subtle and profound.
Zero Fucks Given – March 30
Down and Out in America: Lee Grant’s Documentaries
THE WILMAR 8
Blacklisted for over a decade, Lee Grant is best known for her Academy Award-winning performance in Shampoo and an expansive career that includes roles in films such as In The Heat Of The Night, Detective Story, and Valley of the Dolls. In addition to her career in front of the camera, Grant was an accomplished documentary filmmaker whose work challenged Reagan-era social norms. This month, we are proud to present a collection of Grant’s trailblazing documentary work, including her look at the longest bank strike in American history, The Willmar 8, her poignant prison expose, When Women Kill, her ground-breaking look at trans life in America, What Sex Am I?, and her Academy Award-winning Down And Out In America.
At eighteen years old, queer Black artist Edward Owens was studying painting, sculpture, and 8mm film at the Art Institute of Chicago when avant-garde master Gregory Markopoulous encouraged him to move to New York to pursue film. This month, we continue our retrospective of Owen’s surviving works, with Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts, which focuses directly on Owens’ mother has he investigates the gap between the homebound realities of life and desires for far-off luxury and refinement, and Owen’s first film, Autre fois J’ai Aime Une Femme, a work of towering and grim determination.
Bruce Beresford: A Double Bill
As we turn the spotlight to the upcoming 94th Academy Awards, while also taking a look back at the winner’s past. Best known for rousing crowd-pleaser Driving Miss Daisy, this month, we present a double feature from director Bruce Beresford that display his commitment to gentle-hearted character dramas seeped in emotionality, with his four-time Academy Award-nominated black-comedy, Crimes of the Heart, and Tender Mercies, his quiet masterpiece which was awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor for Robert Duvall and Best Original Screenplay for Horton Foote.
And the Oscar® Goes to…
As the stars descend on Hollywood for the 94th Academy Awards®, we present a series that explores winners and nominees from years past, including Mel Brooks’ deliriously funny Best Original Screenplay-winner, The Producers, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s incisive Best Documentary-nominated Jesus Camp, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s career-launching Best International Film-nominated Amores Perros, and Jean Renoir’s masterpiece, Grand Illusion, which became the first foreign-language film nominated for Best Picture.
Jesus Camp – March 20
Grand Illusion – March 26
Amores Perros – March 27
Betty Blue, Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1986
Death of a Shadow, Tom Van Avermaet, 2012
I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck, 2016
Love Affair, Leo McCarey, 1939
Nights of Cabiria, Federico Fellini, 1957
Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor, Dave Fleischer, 1936
The Visitor, Tom McCarthy, 2007
Tales from the Fatherland: Films by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
A SCREAMING MAN
This month, acclaimed Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s latest work, Lingui, The Sacred Bonds, makes its exclusive streaming premiere on MUBI. To celebrate, we are proud to present three of the director’s most iconic works. In Abouna, brotherhood turns allegorical as Haroun deftly balances the personal with the political, while his Cannes Jury Prize-winner, A Screaming Man, takes inspiration from F. W. Murnau’s classic The Last Laugh in a powerful portrait of how social insecurity, poverty, and an ever-widening civil war tear a family apart, and in Grisgris, Haroun centers on a young man pulled into the dangerous world of petrol smuggling.
Complete list of films premiering on MUBI this month:
March 1 | The Willmar 8 | Lee Grant | Down and Out in America: Lee Grant’s Documentaries
March 2 | Train Again | Peter Tscherkassky | Brief Encounters
March 3 | Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts | Edward Owens | Edward Owens: Promise & Remembrance
March 4 | Isabella | Matías Piñeiro | MUBI Spotlight
March 5 | Near Dark | Kathryn Bigelow
March 6 | Whose Streets? | Sabaah Folayan
March 7 | Autre fois J’ai Aime Une Femme | Edward Owens | Edward Owens: Promise & Remembrance
March 8 | Lingui, The Sacred Bonds | Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | Luminaries
March 9 | Feast | Tim Leyendekker | Undiscovered
March 10 | When Women Kill | Lee Grant | Down and Out in America: Lee Grant’s Documentaries
March 11 | Tender Mercies | Bruce Beresford | Bruce Beresford: A Double Bill / And the Oscar Goes to…
March 12 | Crimes of the Heart | Bruce Beresford | Bruce Beresford: A Double Bill / And the Oscar Goes to…
March 13 | The Power of the Kangwon Province | Hong Sang-soo | Solving Puzzles: The Cinema of Hong Sang-soo
March 14 | Crimson Gold | Jafar Panahi
March 15 | A Screaming Man | Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | Tales from the Fatherland: Films by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
March 16 | What Sex Am I? | Lee Grant | Down and Out in America: Lee Grant’s Documentaries
March 17 | Drinking Buddies | Joe Swanberg
March 18 | Love After Love | Ann Hui | Luminaries
March 19 | The Producers | Mel Brooks | And the Oscar Goes to…
March 20 | Jesus Camp | Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | And the Oscar Goes to…
March 21 | Abouna | Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | Tales from the Fatherland: Films by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
March 22 | Down and Out in America | Lee Grant | Down and Out in America: Lee Grant’s Documentaries / And the Oscar Goes to…
March 23 | H Story | Nobuhiro Suwa
March 24 | Mouthpiece | Patricia Rozema
March 25 | Anne at 13,000 ft | Kazik Radwanski | MUBI Spotlight
March 26 | Grand Illusion | Jean Renoir | And the Oscar Goes to…
March 27 | Amores Perros | Alejandro González Iñárritu | And the Oscar Goes to…
March 28 | Grigris | Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | Tales from the Fatherland: Films by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
March 29 | Battered | Lee Grant | Down and Out in America: Lee Grant’s Documentaries
March 30 | Zero Fucks Given | Julie Lecoustre, Emmanuel Marre | Viewfinder
March 31 | In the Name of the Italian People | Dino Risi