NEW: Cinematique Sofa Series

Apr 3, 2020

While our doors may be closed, Cinematique is still here for you. 

We could never reproduce the joy and inspiration that comes from the experience of seeing the best in independent cinema in the grandeur of historic Thalian Hall. But today’s challenges do not have to keep you from settling in to watch the films you have been excited to see with the whole family.

We invite you to take part in our new digital program, the Cinematique Sofa Series. We have united with our dear friends in the independent film community to continue to bring you the opportunity to see the best in first run independent films. Details on our first offerings are shown below, and instructions on how to access the content across all your devices will follow the descriptions.

Please use the links below to access the content so you can be assured that the cost of your rental is going to support Cinematique.


Rental prices vary - from FREE to $12. All you have to do is click the Rent button, enter your email address and your credit card or PayPal information. That’s it! Once the film is rented, it will be available to view for 2 - 5 days and you’ll have 72 hours to finish once you’ve started watching (unless otherwise noted). You can easily watch on your computer, smartphone, or tablet, or cast to your Apple TV or Google Chromecast.

We have also included a link to some frequently asked questions about how this works here.

Thank you so much for your continued support. WHQR and Thalian will receive between 40 and 100% of the rental price for the films. Grab some popcorn and snacks and enjoy the show!


In tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and unparalleled legacy upholding justice, Magnolia Pictures offers its documentary RBG for Virtual Cinema ($6.99 to own). The Oscar®-nominated and Emmy®-winning documentary RBG, directed by award-winning filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen, chronicles the inspiring and personal story of Ginsburg’s rise to the nation’s highest court while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. “From her Supreme Court chambers to her exercise room, what a privilege and a joy it was for us to train our cameras on RBG, and capture the story of this feisty, determined, brilliant woman who used her talents to make our world a better place," said West and Cohen. 

Rated PG | 99 minutes

Watch the trailer here! | Purchase here!

Myth of a Colorblind France

Myth of a Colorblind France explores the extraordinary and sometimes difficult lives of Blacks in Paris from the 19th century to the present. For more than a century, African American artists, authors, musicians and others have traveled to Paris to liberate themselves from the racism of the United States. What made these African Americans choose France? Why were the French fascinated by African Americans? And to what extent was and is France truly colorblind? The film explores the lives and careers of renowned African Americans who emigrated to Paris, and features interviews with leading experts on the subject, as well as Black Parisians.

Not Rated | 86 minutes

Watch the trailer here! | Rent here!


A Chef's Voyage

"A Chef's Voyage" follows the celebrated American Chef David Kinch and his team from Manresa, their 3 Star Michelin restaurant in California, for a one-of-a-kind collaboration with three legendary French chefs at their iconic restaurants in Paris, Provence, and Marseille.We go behind the scenes as the Manresa crew attempts to stage nine major meals over 10 days in the world’s most cinematic venues, alongside culinary superstars, with the world watching (and tasting) — all to celebrate 15 years of Manresa excellence by doing what Chef Kinch and his team do best: creating meals and experiences worthy of those three stars. 

Not Rated | English | 90 minutes

Watch the trailer here! | Rent here!