Waters Edge is a non-profit arthouse cinema, operating year-round, and contributing to Provincetown’s tradition as America’s oldest and most vital art colony.
Waters Edge Virtual Cinema is OPEN while our facility is closed. These new-release films, (some not available on any streaming platforms) support the filmmakers and the cinema while providing curated, content to view in the comfort of your home. New movies each week! Need help? View the Virtual Cinema FAQs here.
Helen is an independent widow who moves into the Pine Grove Senior Community and discovers it’s just like high school – full of cliques and flirtatious suitors. What she initially avoids leads her to exactly what she has been missing: new friendships and a chance at love again with newcomer Dan. Starring Ellen Burstyn, James Caan, Loretta Devine, Jane Curtain, Christopher Lloyd and Ann-Margret, directed by Michael Lembeck.
With a fist full of credit cards, a lucky run at the horse track, and chutzpah for days, Franco Stevens launched Curve, the best-selling lesbian magazine ever published. AHEAD OF THE CURVE tracks the power of lesbian visibility and community from the early ’90s to the present day through the story of Franco’s founding of Curve magazine. Decades later, in the wake of a disabling injury, Franco learns that Curve will fold within the year and questions the relevance of the magazine in the face of accelerating threats to LGBTQ+ community. To forge a path forward, Franco reaches out to women working in today’s queer spaces to understand what queer women need today and how Curve can continue to serve the community.
Port Authority is a love story set in New York’s kiki ballroom scene, and follows Paul, a 20 year old midwesterner, who arrives at the central bus station and quickly catches eyes with Wye, a 22 year old girl voguing on the sidewalk. After Paul seeks her out in secret, an intense love between them blossoms. But when Paul discovers Wye is trans, he is forced to confront his own identity and what it means to belong.
A directionless, young campus bus driver and a punk rock, Samoan security guard named Pineapple form an unlikely kinship as they navigate the unpredictable late shift shit show known as the “drunk bus.” Together, they break out of their endless loop and into a world of uncertainty, excitement and incredibly poor decision-making.
Click here to check out a Q&A moderated by actor, comedian, musician and and cast member, DAVE HILL, joined by the film’s stars CHARLIE TAHAN, PINEAPPLE TANGAROA and KARA HAYWARD and co-directors JOHN CARLUCCI and BRANDON LAGANKE!
Explore why the sounds and ideas from this influential music continue to inspire around the world. Featuring bands such as Bad Brains, it creates a movement that redefined a genre and became a model for social and political engagement.
Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida speak out against the national gun-violence epidemic after a mass shooting at their school kills 17 people.
“For its merits as a dynamic nonfiction piece incisively dealing with a pivotal issue from a heartbreakingly human angle, “US KIDS” is indispensable viewing for anyone who genuinely cares about the future of this country beyond “thoughts and prayers.”— Los Angeles Times
“.It asks very difficult questions about what it means to grow up in a country where gun violence is so common.” — Film Week
“A needed reminder that issues don’t go away just because something else is getting today’s headlines..” — The Wrap
After a 75 year-old mother gets fired from her job, her son takes her on a bucket-list adventure to reclaim her life. As she struggles to find work, he documents a journey that uncovers the betrayals plaguing her past and the economic insecurity soon to shape not only her future, but that of an entire generation.
Ulrike Ottinger, then a young painter, lived in Paris in the 1960s. Now a film-maker, she looks back on that time, weaving memories of the Parisian life and the upheavals of the time into a cinematic poem with the city at its center.
With ABOUT ENDLESSNESS, Roy Andersson adds to his cinematic oeuvre with a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendor and banality. Written & directed by Roy Andersson, starring Bengt Bergius, Anja Broms & Marie Burman. Swedish with English subtitles
“Absurdist humour, global history and abject horror sit side by side, all equally weighted and witnessed.”- Observer (UK)
A widowed farmer begins a new life on her own terms by fighting against corruption and injustice in her community. Directed by Grímur Hákonarson, starring Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson & Þorsteinn Bachmann. Icelandic with English Subtitles.
The relationship between artist-partners Tomas and Anja is put to the test after Anja gets a life-threatening diagnosis. Directed by Maria Sødahl, starring Andrea Bræin Hovig, Stellan Skarsgård and Elli Rhiannon Müller Osbourne. Swedish with English subtitles.
Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security, following three strays as they embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society. Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on adventures through the city at night; Nazar, nurturing and protective, easily befriends the humans around her; while Kartal, a shy puppy living on the outskirts of a construction site, finds companions in the security guards who care for her. The strays’ disparate lives intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians with whom they share the streets.