In this light-hearted musical comedy with a message, a North African pop group called Rap Oriental uses music to triumph over the bigotry and violence in their housing project...LEARN MORE
First-time director Mania Akbari explores the heartbreak and joy of romantic relationships through the stories of seven couples searching for happiness. Comprising seven...LEARN MORE
For her ambitious debut, documentary filmmaker Maria Finitzo followed five adolescent girls for two years, resulting in this authentic portrait of young women at a pivotal point in their...LEARN MORE
7 SONGS FROM THE TUNDRA
Filmmaker Anastasia Lapsui, a Nenet who hails from the Russian tundra, has combined the legends of her indigenous people with personal experiences in order to convey life under...LEARN MORE
Shot over a period of two years, and with unprecedented access to the Aum sect accused of mass killing with poison gas in the Tokyo subway, this astonishing documentary...LEARN MORE
A WOMAN WITHOUT LOVE
A marker of his “Mexican years,” Luis Buñuel’s adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s “Pierre et Jean” skewers bourgeois values with brilliant satire...LEARN MORE
Tatsuya Mori's sequel to A continues to follow the Aum Shinrikyo cult responsible for the lethal gas attack in March 1995 on a subway station in Tokyo. When a law was passed that...LEARN MORE
AFTER THE REVOLUTION
In this highly experimental interpretation of life in post-communist Hungary, a writer lives a meager existence with his cat as he struggles to complete a novel...LEARN MORE.
AGE OF CZESLAW MILOSZ
This handsome documentary commemorates the 100th birthday of Czeslaw Milosz, the Nobel Prize-winning Polish-Lithuanian poet who spanned his century. Famous cultural figures...LEARN MORE.
The adventures of real-life Polish spy and war hero Jerzy Szajnowicz-Iwanow are brought to the big screen in this gripping action drama from renowned screenwriter Aleksander Scibor...LEARN MORE.
ALEX KATZ: WHAT ABOUT STYLE?
For over 50 years, painter Alex Katz has bucked trends in modern art to pioneer and refine his own style of flat, elegant, and realistic figure painting. What About Style? offers...LEARN MORE.
AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2
A gritty but essential documentary charting social turbulence in late 1960s Chicago. American Revolution 2 includes footage of the 1968 Democratic Convention...LEARN MORE.
AMERICAN SLAPSTICK 2
This is a 3-disc collection of seminal works and archival rarities featuring silent comedy legends and forgotten clowns, from the first film directed by Charlie Chaplin to early works...LEARN MORE.
AMOS GITAI: EXILE
Five feature films by Amos Gitai that address the subject of exile are included in this collection. Esther (1986, 97 mins.) updates the Biblical story of Esther in a "dense, provocative" film (Village Voice) that is "bristling with ideas" (New York Times). In Berlin/Jerusalem (1989, 83 mins.), two women seek out a new life in the Holy Land in a beautiful, powerful portrait of the birth of Israel. Birth of a Golem (1991, 60 mins.) is a "notebook" film exploring ideas for a feature film on the theme of the Golem and a parable about the creative process. Golem: The Spirit of Exile (1992, 105 mins.) fuses the Book of Ruth and other Biblical tales of exile with the Jewish legend of the Golem. Its eclectic cast includes Bernardo Bertolucci, B-Movie legend Samuel Fuller, and Fassbinder regular Hanna Schygulla. Fuller and Schygulla also appear in Golem: The Petrified Garden (1993, 84 mins.), in which Gitai turns his iconoclastic gaze to the collapse of the Soviet Union as seen through the eyes of an art dealer. Films are in French, German, Hebrew, English, and other languages.
Amos Gitai---Israel/Great Britain/Austria/Netherlands/Italy---1986-1993
From his work in the fiction mode to documentary to installation, German filmmaker Harun Farocki has consistently explored ideas of language, ideology, perception, and contemporary...LEARN MORE.
ANGEL IN LOVE
In this sequel to the popular comedy An Angel in Krakow, Giordano the Angel is bound by his earthly responsibilities and cannot return to heaven. When he reluctantly severs all ties with...LEARN MORE.
In this taut thriller from Polish filmmaker Marcin Ziebinski, a young man named Pawel inherits a secluded old mansion in the country and takes his girlfriend, Magda, to the house...LEARN MORE.
ANIMATION OF ALEXEIEFF
This collection showcases the experimental animations of Russian-born artist/filmmaker Alexander Alexeieff and his American wife and collaborator, Claire Parker...LEARN MORE.
ANNA AKHMATOVA FILE
A moving portrait of the extraordinary Soviet poet, Anna Akhmatova. Although her work was banned and went unpublished for 17 years, her poem "Requiem"...LEARN MORE.
The only film directed by film critic and screenwriter Gavin Lambert (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Inside Daisy Clover), Another Sky unfolds around a demure and prim governess who...LEARN MORE.
In his work, German filmmaker and media theorist Harun Farocki rigorously explores how contemporary society interacts with audio-visual technology. The Appearance...LEARN MORE.
APPLE TREE OF PARADISE
The sequel to The Girls of Nowolipki is set in Warsaw after the First World War, when Poland regained her independence. Again, the film follows the lives of the young heroines...LEARN MORE.
This psychological spy thriller is a study of the methods used to shape the personality of an individual working in the service of a totalitarian empire. Based on the true story of a...LEARN MORE.
This film is Moholy-Nagy's cinematic journal, which recorded the meeting of the CIAM (International Congress of Modern Architecture) in August of 1933. The meeting was held on a...LEARN MORE.
A moving account of director Helma Sanders-Brahms' childhood, made to show her own daughter a Germany beyond Hitler and the Holocaust.
ARTS AND MYTHS
This Arte France television production takes viewers into the heart of the "first arts," introducing major artistic pieces from African, Oceania, South America, and Asia. Each of the six half-hour...LEARN MORE.
ARTS AND MYTHS VOL. 2
This Arte France television production returns to the heart of the "first arts," introducing major artistic pieces from African, Oceania, South America, and Asia. Each of the six half-hour...LEARN MORE.
AS GOES JANESVILLE
As Goes Janesville reports from ground zero of the recession-ridden heartland. When bankrupt General Motors shut down their century-old plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, in 2008...LEARN MORE.
AT THE DEATH HOUSE DOOR
From Kartemquin Films and the makers of Hoop Dreams comes this "impassioned portrait of a quest for truth" (The Chicago Tribune). Carroll Pickett served as minister to death row...LEARN MORE.