The Lighthouse International Film Society is excited to bring cutting-edge, award-winning films that you can enjoy from your home. Our Lighthouse International Virtual Cinema series will include films, Q&As and more. So snuggle up, grab the popcorn and let's watch some movies! An email confirmation will be sent to you after purchasing tickets with the viewing instructions.

New York CAT Festival
Available March 8 - March 15
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The 2020 NY Cat Film Festival is a collection of inspiring, educational, and amusing short films from around the world exploring the mystique of the fascinating felines who share our lives. The program is carefully curated by NPR host and nationally acclaimed pet wellness advocate Tracie Hotchner. These are not random internet "cat videos" - these are films which have been made with an intention, concept or story to convey something essential about cats. The films celebrate the kitties who share our world and their relationships with people, no matter where or how they live - as feral cats in a colony, or between the covers in someone's bed.

A portion of all ticket sales go to animal welfare groups. After purchase you have 30 days to view. (88 min)

Note: There is no nudity, sexual reference, vulgar language or physical or verbal abuse between people - and no animals were harmed - in these films. Any tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The films can be watched by all members of the family, but is intended for adults and more mature children.

The CAT Line Up:
CATS CRADLE (12:00) Jonathan Napolitano's documentary about a retired couple who transformed their farmhouse into a hospice and senior living facility for cats.

BHUVANA & ABHISHEK (8:00) Mutual Rescue's real story of a couple whose marriage was in trouble- and was saved by their mutual love of a cat.

CATCHA CAT (3:00) Blake Stowe's funny story of two escape-artist cats and their owner who tries to catch them.

GOODNIGHT FRIEND (16:00) Rowenna Baldwin's documentary exploring how deeply people can grieve over losing their pet.

TEAM Meow SA (3:00) Diana Lee Woody's mockumentary about "a fiercely dedicated cat-athlete who made her Olympic debut in the 2018 Pyeongmeow Olympics."

CATS MY LIFE (8:00) Alice Obar's documentary about the life of a cat rescuer, surrounded by her "children," the stray kitties she has saved.

CAT CAFE (20:00) Steve Latham's documentary shows the happiness spread by a cat cafe.

JUST VISITING (2:00) Charlie Kothe's animated tale that proves how a "cool cat" behaves.

FURBALL (6:00) Jason Rogerson's imagining of how far a demanding cat will go to get his person's attention.

9 LIVES - TALES FROM THE CAT SHOW Anicia's story (4:00) Alyssa Pinter's look inside the life of an autistic young lady whose life has been transformed by going to cat shows.

FELINE PARALYSIS (5:00) Annie Laurie Medonis's mockumentary on "feline paralysis," the condition in which a person is unable to move due to the presence of a cat on one's lap.

Program is subject to change without notice
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New York DOG Festival
March 22 - March 29
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The Dog Film FestivalTM is an annual celebration of the love between dogs and their people through short films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain. They are documentary and fiction films, from 1 minute to 30 minutes in length, each with a story to tell - and at the heart of the story, there will be a pooch (or several!). The program, which runs for about two hours in total, is designed for adult audiences but will also be enjoyable for children 10 & up. After purchase you have 30 days to view. (100 minutes)

Note: There is no nudity, sexual reference, vulgar language or physical or verbal abuse between people - and no animals were harmed - in these films. Any tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The films can be watched by all members of the family, but is intended for adults and more mature children.

The DOG Line Up:
NO HOME WITHOUT YOU (4 min) Amy Rivard's "visual poem" about the unconditional love and magic that dogs bring to our lives.

LADY B's FIRST WINTER: Puppy to Avalanche Dog (23 min) Scott Ransom's documentary about raising a puppy to be an avalanche rescue dog, filmed in the gorgeous Telluride mountains.

FINDING SHELTER (30 min) Erin Parks' documentary follows a British family that moves to Bulgaria, where they are so moved by the plight of homeless dogs and cats that they open the first (and therefore controversial) local animal shelter and adopt out dogs internationally.

DOGS PLAYING FOR LIFE: The Playgroup Change (4 min) Tucker Eurman shows the mutual transformation of shelter dogs and their handlers when Dogs Playing for Life liberates the dogs from their cages into outdoor playgroups.

PUREBRED LOVE (19 min) Laura O'Grady follows three purebred dog breeders, their passion for their dogs, and the quirky world of dog showing.

IT TAKES AN ISLAND: Saving the Aruba Cunucu Street Dog (15 min) Michael Bulda's documentary about the determined volunteers working against difficult odds on behalf of the unfortunate street dogs trying to survive on this otherwise beautiful island.

ESCAMOL (4 min) Silvia Santoyo's narrative from the point of view of Escamol, a rescued dog who feels left out when his adopter brings home more dogs.

FROM SHELTER TO MOUNTAINS (1 min) Evan Curtis shows us the life change for a shelter dog who gets adopted into an idyllic outdoor life.

Program subject to change without notice
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Two of Us
Director - Fliippo Meneghetti
Screening - Feb. 5th-25th
Tickets- $12.00
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As a bonus, customers can enjoy a pre-recorded, post-film discussion between writer/director Filippo Meneghetti, star Barbara Sukowa, and international film icon Isabelle Huppert, exclusive to virtual cinema after the film.

A decades-long secret love affair between two older women is severely tested in Italian director Filippo Meneghetti's moving tribute to love's ability to overcome all obstacles. Nina and Madeleine, two retired women, are secretly deeply in love for decades. From everybody's point of view, including Madeleine's family, they are simply neighbours living on the top floor of their building. They come and go between their two apartments, sharing the tender delights of everyday life together. Until the day their relationship is turned upside down by an unexpected event leading Madeleine's daughter to slowly unveil the truth about them. Exclusive director interview following the film. France's Nomination for this year's Oscars. French with English subtitles. Thank you to our sponsors LBIDreamMakers, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences and Agnello Market BL.
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Director Lee Isaac Chung
Feb. 12-25th
7:00 p.m.
Tickets- $20
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Early sneak preview. This award-winning film has the film critics talking Oscar!
A Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of its own American dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
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The Lighthouse International Film Society is excited to join with N24 for this special, exclusive virtual cinema screening of Minari. There is only 1 screening each night which starts at 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 12 - Thursday, February 25. Your ticket has a designated start time and a limited viewing window. You will have 4 hours from your designated screening start time to watch the film and any bonus content. You will receive a confirmation email from N24 with additional details. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the 2021 Lighthouse International Film Festival.
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Horse Latitudes
Director: Noah Gilbert
Writer: Seth Gilbert
Screening Feb. 11th-18th
Zoom Filmmaker Q&A
Feb. 15 7:00 p.m.
Tickets- $6. Free to LIFSociety members
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Horse Latitudes offers a beautiful cinematic escape to the South of France. On the brink of resigning herself to a life of independence and wanderlust, a young woman visits an old flame on his vineyand in France and takes one last shot at a committed relationship. This film is best enjoyed with a French meal, chocolate dessert and glass of wine. So light the candles, order in and pour a glass of wine to experience the Horse Latitudes.
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We are celebrating Valentine's Day & National Drink Wine Day. The LIFSociety has 2 great specials for you thanks to our sponsors.

Shell Liquor
1414 Long Beach Blvd. Ship Bottom NJ
ALL February 10% off French wines & French champagne

1491 Long Beach Blvd. Surf City NJ
Valentine's Day Provence Dinner
Proversal Duck , rice pilaf, vegetable
Marquis with chocolate mousse and raspberries Take out only - $35
Reservations by Feb. 7th
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Some Kind of Heaven - January 15 - February 15th
Big vs Small - January 7 to 11th


Bastards' Road - Dec. 16th- Dec. 18th
Crock of Gold - December 4-15th
Zappa - Nov. 27th - December 5th
Army of Lovers in the Holy Land - Nov. 19th- Nov. 22nd
Collective - Nov. 20th- December 3rd
Team Marco - August 21
Stage Mother - August 21
The Tobacconist - July 10 - 30th
Shirley - late July
Lucky Grandma - 5/22
The Painter and the Thief - 5/22
Spaceship Earth Virtual Screening - May 8
Pop Aye - March 21 - Screening cancelled
Roll Red Roll - April 3 - Screening cancelled
Birds of Passage - March 7th
Linda Ronstadt:The Sound of My Voice - Feb. 15, 2020
Oscar Nominated Shorts Series - Feb, 7th & Feb. 8th


Wild Rose - Dec 13th
Emocean - Nov 30
Honeyland - Nov. 2
Saving Sea Turtles - October 12
Never Look Away - September 20, 2019
Grand Cru - August 22
The Biggest Little Farm - August 16
MidNight Family - August 6th
Modified - July 18th
The Providers - March 9, 2019
Andy Irons: Kissed by the Gods - April 6
Back to Burgundy - February 15, 2019