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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…
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…
Last Men in Aleppo - The White Helmet Heroes Saving Lives in Syria
2018 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad's breathtaking work - a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage - follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets; ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards…
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…
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.…
Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 - A Portrait of an Artist Coping with Mental Illness
The 2018 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Subject is an extraordinary portrait of artist Mindy Alper, whose astonishing body of work - drawings and sculptures of powerful psychological clarity - reveals a lifetime of struggle with debilitating mental…
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…
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…
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…
Milwaukee 53206 - America's Mass Incarceration Crisis
The United States has the most prisoners of any nation in the world both in raw numbers and by percentage of the population. These numbers are further compounded within Milwaukee's mostly African-American 53206 zip code, where 62% of adult men…
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…
From What is Before - Mula sa kung ano ang noon
Following the internationally acclaimed Norte, the End of History , Filipino master Lav Diaz returns to one of his enduring themes -- the historical rift and ongoing trauma caused by the Marcos regime -- with the extraordinary five-and-a-half-hour epic, FROM…
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…
Behemoth - A Mediation on China's Coal and Iron Industries
Beginning with a mining explosion in Mongolia and ending in a ghost city west of Beijing, political documentarian Zhao Liang's extraordinary, visionary new film BEHEMOTH details, in one breathtaking sequence after another, the social and environmental devastation behind an economic…
A River Below - The Ethics of Activism in the Modern Media Age
A captivating documentary about the ethics of activism in the modern media age, A RIVER BELOW examines the efforts of two conservationists in the Amazon - one, a marine biologist, the other, an animal activist and host of a popular…
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…
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…
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…
Sundance Film Festival Shorts Collection 2017
Six innovative, surprising short films selected from the Sundance Film Festival, widely considered to be the premier showcase for shorts, and the launchpad, for more than 30 years, of many now-prominent independent filmmakers. The 2017 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Collection…
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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…