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I Am Curious: Blue
A parallel film to Vilgot Sjoman's controversial I Am Curious: Yellow, I AM CURIOUS: BLUE also follows young Lena on her journey of self-discovery. In BLUE, Lena confronts issues of religion, sexuality, and the prison system, while at the same time exploring her own relationships.
I Am Curious: Yellow
Seized by customs upon entry to the United States, subject of a heated court battle, and banned in numerous cities, Vilgot Sjoman's I AM CURIOUS YELLOW is one of the most controversial films of all time. This landmark document of Swedish society during the sexual revolution has been declared both…
Persona
By the midsixties, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema's most unforgettable images. But with the radical PERSONA, this supreme artist attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann plays a stage actor who has inexplicably gone…
Hail Mary
Denounced by the Pope and banned and boycotted worldwide, this surprisingly serene and lyrical work translates the Virgin Birth into tangible contemporary terms, with Mary as a teenage basketball-playing gas-station attendant who receives the Annunciation by jetliner. Mary is a beautiful yet ordinary teenager who vows to maintain her chastity.…
For Ever Mozart
The "story" is a complex tapestry in four panels, with the character of the Director linking the sections. A film is planned but is stymied by casting problems; a play is produced in Sarajevo, but the actors are swept away by war; the Director is frustrated in completing the film…
WR: Mysteries of the Organism
What does the energy harnessed through orgasm have to do with the state of communist Yugoslavia circa 1971? Only counterculture filmmaker extraordinaire Dusan Makavejev has the answers (or the questions). His surreal documentary-fiction collision WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM begins as an investigation into the life and work of controversial…
Belle de Jour
Catherine Deneuve's porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior in one of the actress's most iconic roles: Severine, a Paris housewife who begins secretly spending her afternoon hours working in a bordello. This surreal and erotic late-sixties daydream from provocateur for the ages Luis Bunuel is an examination of desire and…
Tout Va Bien
In 1972, newly radicalized Hollywood star Jane Fonda joined forces with cinematic innovator Jean-Luc Godard and collaborator Jean-Pierre Gorin in an unholy artistic alliance that resulted in TOUT VA BIEN (Everything's All Right). This free-ranging assault on consumer capitalism and the establishment left tells the story of a wildcat strike…
Before the Rain
The first film made in the newly independent Republic of Macedonia, Milcho Manchevski's this gripping triptych of love and violence crosscuts the stories of an orthodox Christian monk (Gregoire Colin), a British photo agent (Katrin Cartlidge), and a native Macedonian war photographer (Rade Serbedzija) to paint a portrait of simmering…
Beware of a Holy Whore
In Rainer Werner Fassbinder's brazen depiction of the alternating currents of lethargy and mayhem inherent in moviemaking, a film crew--played by, and not so loosely based on, his own frequent collaborators--deals with an aloof star (Eddie Constantine), an abusive director (Lou Castel), and a financially troubled production. Inspired by the…
The Scenic Route
An experimental drama that spins the tale of a woman, her sister, and the man who completes the triangle. Told through such fertile sources as grand opera, classical painting, and Victorian melodrama. Winner of the Sutherland Trophy at the British Film Institute Awards.
Daisies
Maybe the Czech New Wave's most anarchic entry, Vera Chytilova's absurdist farce follows the misadventures of two brash young women. Believing the world to be "spoiled," they embark on a series of pranks in which nothing--food, clothes, men, war--is taken seriously. DAISIES is an aesthetically and politically adventurous film that's…