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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…
Portrait of a Garden - A Historic Dutch Garden and the People Who Tend It
In a picturesque garden on a grand country estate, two long-time friends, an 85 year-old pruning master and the gardener, tend to the espaliers. Surrounded by vegetable patches, citrus trees, the orchard and lush grapevines, they talk about food, the…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
The Artefacta - The Art of Nicola Costantino
Nicola Costantino is one of Latin America's most controversial and admired visual artists. With often macabre imagery rooted in a violence that pervades the history of Argentina, she is known for provocative works, such as lifelike casts of animals, soap…
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…
Fort Buchanan
This film chronicles the tragicomic plight of frail, lonely Roger, stranded at a remote military post in the woods while his husband carries out a mission in Djibouti. Over four seasons, Roger seeks comfort and companionship from the army wives…
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…
Wild Plants - Urban Gardening as Activism
The term 'wild plants' is a reference to vegetation that seeds itself in fallow and abandoned land and creates new habitats. WILD PLANTS is a profile of the people who make this happen; activists who are creating their own botanical…
Kwaku Ananse
Drawing upon the rich mythology of Ghana, this magical short film combines semi-autobiographical elements from the filmmaker's life with local folklore to tell a spellbinding story of a young American woman who returns to West Africa for her father's funeral,…
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…
Trend Beacons - The World of Trend Forecasting
This eye-opening documentary offers an in-depth look at the secretive world of trend forecasting -- at how a small group of individuals predict (or in some cases, engineer), the cultural and social trends of tomorrow. TREND BEACONS follows four of…
Love and Marriage in Kabul - Challenging Marital Traditions in Afghanistan
Mahboba Rawi, founder of Mahboba's Promise, has dedicated her life to helping orphans, widows and schooling girls in Afghanistan. In this documentary, we follow her efforts to challenge centuries-old traditions to make a loving marriage happen for a young couple.…
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…
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…
Dead Slow Ahead - Global Trade, Labor and Capitalism
An enormous shipping freighter drifts endlessly across the Atlantic Ocean; its' crew toiling tirelessly below. At times resembling a dystopian science-fiction film, this is trenchant commentary on global trade, labor and capitalism. Winner of the Tios Award at the Ann…