Tonight is my 175th Rialto Recommends which means we've been closed and I've been doing this for 175 days. This Thursday, September 17th marks the beginning of our seventh straight month of closure due to COVID-19. If you haven't already, please consider making a contribution to our GoFundMe campaign. We need your support to get through this. Our next Rialto Recommends is Lucas Moodysson's 2001 release TOGETHER. In 1975, the dynamics of a Swedish commune begin to change upon the arrival of a beaten wife and her two kids. Managing to be both satirical and warm-hearted in its look at the inhabitants of a commune, Together successfully captures the spirit of a time. Newsweek proclaimed "This funny, bighearted movie avoids all the pitfalls that movies about the counterculture so easily fall into, neither demonizing its free-loving, leftist characters nor holding them up as untarnished free spirits." While the Seattle Times raved "Absolutely free of formula and canned sentiment, but filled with a generosity of spirit that leaves audiences feeling blessed and hopeful." TOGETHER is a film for our fractured times. A movie to heal our souls. A statement on the only way we are going to come through this pandemic - together. TOGETHER is available to rent for a modest fee from Amazon HERE.