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Mimosas
Winner of the Critics Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival , Oliver Laxe's stunning new film, MIMOSAS, is a breathtakingly-shot Western that follows a mysterious caravan carrying a dying sheikh into the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. Somewhere in the…
Fireworks Wednesday - Chaharshanbe-soori
From the Academy Award winning director of A Separation and About Elly , Asghar Farhadi's FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY is a dramatic story of marital intrigue and betrayal set against the backdrop of the Persian New Year. Rouhi, a young bride-to-be, is…
The Academy of Muses - La academia de las musas
A brilliant, beguiling film from the director of In the City of Sylvia , Jose Luis Guerin's THE ACADEMY OF MUSES fuses elements of documentary and fiction for a thrilling meditation on desire, love and gender in literature and today's…
Right Now, Wrong Then
A deliciously intricate comedy of manners that exposes the fissures in male-female relationships and in cinema itself. Quite by mistake, art-film director Chunsu arrives in Suwon a day early. With time to kill before his lecture the next day, Chunsu…
Kate Plays Christine - An Actress Prepares for the Role of a Lifetime
In July 1974, 29-year-old television host Christine Chubbuck went on air in Sarasota, Florida for her morning talk show "Suncoast Digest," looked into the camera and shot herself on live TV. The incident became a national news story and is…
Kaili Blues - Lu bian ye can
A stunning debut from Chinese director Bi Gan, KAILI BLUES is an audacious, mesmerizing work that announces the arrival of a major new filmmaker. In a small clinic in the rain-drenched city of Kaili, two preoccupied doctors live ghost-like lives.…
Don't Blink: Robert Frank - A Revolutionary of Photography and Independent Film
Robert Frank revolutionised photography and independent film. He documented the Beats, Welsh coal miners, Peruvian Indians, The Stones, London bankers, and the Americans. This is the bumpy ride, revealed with unblinking honesty by the reclusive artist himself. Official Selection at…
The Prison in Twelve Landscapes - An Examination of the American Prison System
An essential documentary, Brett Story's incisive, investigative and wide-ranging THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES is an examination of the prison and its place - social, economic and psychological - in American society. Filmmaker Brett Story excavates the often-unseen links and…
Casa de Lava
In only his second feature, Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa brilliantly reworked Jacques Tourneur's classic I Walked with a Zombie into a reflection on his country's colonial legacy. A nurse, Mariana , accompanies Leao to his home on the volcanic islands…
Lost and Beautiful - Bella e perduta
Despite death threats from the Mafia and his country's general apathy, a humble shepherd, Tommaso, takes it upon himself to look after the abandoned Bourbon palace of Carditello, deep in the heart of the 'Land of Fires.' One day, Tommaso…
In Limbo - A Mediation on Time, Memory, and Technology.
Does the Internet dream with our electric memories? What happens to all those countless photos and videos we upload? Featuring interviews with leading scientists and digital pioneers, IN LIMBO is a marvelous, poetic exploration of this new virtual reality -…
Fengming - A Chinese Memoir
Winter in China. A town in the snow. Night is falling. Wrapped in her red coat, an elderly woman walks through a housing complex to her modest apartment. Inside, Fengming settles into her armchair and remembers. She begins to recount…
Herb and Dorothy - An Extraordinary Art Collection Created from Humble Means
HERB AND DOROTHY tells the amazing story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means. In the early 1960s,…
Half-Life in Fukushima - Life Within a Radiation Red Zone
In the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a Japanese farmer ekes out a solitary existence within the radiation red zone. As Naoto wanders through the empty streets of his hometown, he confronts the remnants of a lost society. Shooting…
Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice - The Modernization of an Isolated Village in Rural Laos
For centuries, the economic and social fabric of life in this small, remote village in northern Laos has remained essentially the same. But that changes when the widely-read Lonely Planet guidebooks identify it as a place where one can experience…
Daughters of Anatolia - Portrait of a Nomadic Goat Herding Family
A singular portrait of a nomadic goat herding family in Turkey whose livelihood and traditions are being threatened by an increasingly urbanized world. Official Selection at the Society for Visual Anthropology Conference . Official Selection at the Trento Film Festival…
The Illinois Parables - How Ideology Shapes Society and Memory
In this breathtaking new documentary, noted filmmaker Deborah Stratman recounts eleven episodes from American history to consider how societies are shaped by belief and ideology. Concentrating on her home state of Illinois (often referred to as a miniature version of…
Impression of a War - A Poetic Mediation of Colombia's Violent History
For more than 70 years, Colombia has been plagued with armed internal conflict. The ongoing struggle between various guerrilla factions, military and paramilitary forces, and drug traffickers has created a culture of violence and fear that has pervaded every aspect…
In the Game - An Inner City Soccer Team in Chicago
Directed by Peabody award-winner Maria Finitzo and produced by Kartemquin Films ( Hoop Dreams ), IN THE GAME is a moving, timely documentary that follows the story of the girls' soccer team at Kelly High School on Chicago's south side.…
The Day Before the End - Ang araw bago ang wakas
In the year 2050, the Philippines brace for the coming of the fiercest storm ever to hit the country. And as the wind and waters start to rage, poets are being murdered. A striking short film from Lav Diaz (…