4,400: SEASON 1
The complete first season of this Francis Ford Coppola produced television drama has arrived on DVD. The series follows a government inquiry into the mysterious disappearance...LEARN MORE
At the behest of the United Nations, Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami traveled to Uganda to craft this profound and affecting documentary. Kiarostami's film tempers its...LEARN MORE
Black Africans are capturing African tribesmen and trading them into European slavery in this historical drama set in the 17th century. Adanggaman, played by Rasmane...LEARN MORE
A serious portrait of obsession with a comical edge, Post Coitum is a fine showcase for the directing and acting talents of Brigitte Rouan. Rouan stars as a married book...LEARN MORE
In this Hindi action drama set in the Bombay underworld, young Bhai witnesses the framing of his virtuous schoolmaster father (Alok Nath) in connection with a prostitute...LEARN MORE
The writer of a cynical self-help book for women (titled Why Love Doesn't Work) has trouble following her own advice and continues to look for love, sex, and "the big O" in the big city. She finds good companionship with a top-rated radio "shock jock," but then feels threatened by - of all things - his masturbation habits. A showcase for the talents of director, writer, producer, star and editor Julie Davis (All Over the Guy), this comedy takes a candid look at sexuality and relationships.
Julie Davis/U.S.A./2002/87 mins.
"The most politically urgent film in the 2006 NY Film Festival combines a bracing indictment of the world financial system with a subtle glimpse at daily life in Africa"...LEARN MORE.
The sequel to Bunuel's 1967 film, Belle de Jour, directed by Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira at the age of 97, is a masterpiece in its own right....LEARN MORE.
Director Adrian Caetano explores issues of xenophobia and social violence in Argentina in this realistic story about an illegal immigrant from Bolivia...LEARN MORE.
BOYS OF ST. VINCENT
A sensitively told story of child molestation within the confines of a Catholic orphanage and the resulting massive cover-up by the Church. Henry Czerny is superb as the tortured...LEARN MORE.
CAMP DE THIAROYE
Following their honorable service in World War II, a group of black soldiers from all over West Africa report to a transit camp in Dakar. There, they are treated little better than prisoners...LEARN MORE.
Master Korean filmmaker Im Kwon Taek blends traditional Korean culture and pure movie-made romance in this grand tale of forbidden love in the 18th century. A privileged...LEARN MORE.
CRAZY STRANGER (GADJO DILO)
The director of Latcho Drom and Mondo delivers another seductive exploration of Gypsy culture in this vibrant tale of a young Parisian who comes to Romania to track down...LEARN MORE.
CRICKET ON THE HEARTH
This early Rankin/Bass TV special is a take on the 1845 Christmas fantasy by Charles Dickens, wherein a poor toymaker finds a magical cricket on his hearth one Christmas morning...LEARN MORE.
DAY IN BLACK AND WHITE, A
Two close friends, one black (Harold Perrineau) and one white (Anthony DeSando), get into a heated discussion on race relations, kicking off a series of interconnected stories that explore...LEARN MORE.
Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan has earned critical comparisons to Andrei Tarkovsky and Yasujiro Ozu on the strength of this bleakly beautiful existential meditation...LEARN MORE.
FAST FOOD FAST WOMEN
Writer-director Amos Kollek and actress Anna Thomson continue their rewarding collaboration, following much praise for their films Sue and Fiona. Thomson stars as an...LEARN MORE.
FIFTH AVENUE GIRL
A "social comedy" with Ginger Rogers as a homeless girl taken in by a disconcerted millionaire, disrupting his entire household. With Franklin Pangborn...LEARN MORE.
FOR EVER MOZART
Godard's thoughtful, self-referential film about the intersection of reality and art revolves around several characters trying to deal with the war in Bosnia. The film is divided into...LEARN MORE.
Natalie Portman plays an American living in Jerusalem in this allegorical road movie by the controversial Israeli auteur, Amos Gitai. After leaving her fiance, Portman...LEARN MORE.
A beautiful young woman emerges from a woven illustration to tell her story of romantic longing in this visually stunning film by Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Once Upon a Time, Cinema), one of...LEARN MORE.
George Butler's insightful documentary examines 2004 Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry's early adulthood, focusing on the Massachusetts senator's formative...LEARN MORE.
GRIEG: A NAXOS MUSICAL JOURNEY
The magic of classical Europe is vividly brought to life in the Naxos Musical Journey programs. Superb digital recordings of the world's greatest classical concertos, symphonies and other...LEARN MORE.
One of Jean-Luc Godard's most provocative experiments, Hail Mary was picketed when it opened at Facets and other venues, and was condemned by Pope John Paul II...LEARN MORE.
Audrey Tautou (Amelie) stars in this whimsical romantic fantasy about two lovers drawn together by fate and a dizzying series of events that it takes for their paths to finally cross again...LEARN MORE.
Also known as Le Question Humaine, this Cesar Award-nominated film from director Nicolas Klotz stars Mathieu Amalric in the suspenseful story of a Parisian psychologist working at a...LEARN MORE.
HERZOG'S DARK GLOW
Three unusual and wholly enthralling documentary works from Werner Herzog's early career. The Great Ecstasy of the Sculptor Steiner (1975, 45 mins.) explores the ski-jumping...LEARN MORE.
HERZOG'S GREAT ECSTASY
Three short films by the one and only Werner Herzog, including The Dark,Glow of the Mountains (1984, 45 mins.), a film about mountain climber, Reinhold Messner, Ballad of the...LEARN MORE.
INCONVENIENT TRUTH, AN
This startling documentary combines a well-researched, uncharacteristically riveting speech by longtime environmentalist Al Gore with overwhelming visuals in order to...LEARN MORE.
INNER LIFE OF MARTIN FROST
In this off-kilter and clever drama, David Thewlis, better known as the wolfen professor from the Harry Potter movies, plays Martin Frost, a novelist holed up in a secluded cabin. After...LEARN MORE.
Carlos Sorin's aptly titled tripartite drama follows three individuals on separate but intersecting journeys to San Julian, Argentina. Don Justo's (Antonio Benedictis) trip is spurred...LEARN MORE.
Lili Taylor stars as a housewife who's determined to turn over a new leaf in this uplifting drama, written and directed by Bob Gosse. Ditching her husband and her suffocating lifestyle, Julie...LEARN MORE.
This is the breakthrough feature from Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (The Kid with a Bike), who would go on to become a force in world film-making. The brothers brought the unerring eye...LEARN MORE.
LAND OF SILENCE & DARKNESS
Among the most beautiful and profoundly moving of Werner Herzog's many films, this documentary explores the inner world of Fini Strabinger, an elderly Bavarian woman who went...LEARN MORE.
A damning yet hilarious look at tobacco industry hypocrisy, smoking's prominent place in American culture, and smoking and anti-smoking propaganda. Vintage cigarette...LEARN MORE.
LAST SUPPER (ALEA)
A celebrated Cuban film photographed with a lush palette, this "startlingly beautiful" (The New Yorker) masterpiece is based on an incident from 18th century Cuban history. In what...LEARN MORE.
Set among the society of Georgian immigrants in Israel, Late Marriage is the funny, sad and sexy story of a 31-year-old man involved in a passionate affair with a divorced...LEARN MORE.
LEONA'S SISTER GERRI
In the days before legal abortions, Gerri Santoro was desperate to terminate her pregnancy, so much so it led her to an illegal abortion. Immortalized by a grisly photograph showing her dead...LEARN MORE.
Italian, Eastern European, and Korean immigrants converge at a bustling, multi-cultural Buenos Aires shopping mall in this witty and engaging slice-of-life comedy from Daniel Burman...LEARN MORE.
LOST IN BEIJING
Though controversial in its native China, Li Yu's Ping Guo, or Lost in Beijing, is nothing to be feared. In fact, this social melodrama should be celebrated as it was at the Berlin and...LEARN MORE.
Her music cut through whatever lay in its wake and shackled itself to your soul. Those who witnessed her singing spoke of being taken to a sacred place, Her music cut through whatever lay...LEARN MORE.
This was Ousmane Sembene's first film in color and in a native African language (Wolof). It was also his first comedy, but none of the director's sharp social criticisms have been...LEARN MORE.
MOSES & AARON
Moses receives the summons from God but cannot communicate the idea of a single, invisible deity to the Jewish people. Moses and Aaron is both a faithful adaptation of Arnold...LEARN MORE.
MY DOG TULIP
Christopher Plummer lends his voice to this beautiful, hand-drawn animated film about a middle-aged bachelor and his 16-year-long relationship with his beloved...LEARN MORE.
MY DOG TULIP (BLU RAY)
Wondrously animated and featuring the voices of Christopher Plummer, the late Lynn Redgrave, and Isabella Rossellini, My Dog Tulip is a bittersweet retrospective account of author...LEARN MORE.
MY MOTHER'S SMILE
Though the Roman Catholic Church deemed it blasphemous, most critics were in awe of this masterly, provocative drama from Marco Bellocchio (Fist in the Pocket)...LEARN MORE.
Living a life of cold indifference, Clemente (Bruno Odar), a moneylender and pawnbroker in Lima, finds a newborn infant abandoned in his apartment. He takes the baby...LEARN MORE.
"Orfeu" retells the tale of the Greek mythical love affair between Orfeu and Euridice. In the film, Orfeu, a legendary musician and lyricist, is loved by all. His music is powerful enough...LEARN MORE.
PASSION OF JOSHUA THE JEW, THE
A young scholar, believed by an influential rabbi to be the new Messiah, crosses land and sea, encountering believers of the Qur'an, the Gospels and the Torah, only to fulfill his...LEARN MORE.
Director Jia Zhang-Ke skillfully follows a group of musicians living in a remote section of China as they adapt to the social and political changes that occurred from 1979-1989...LEARN MORE.
The closeted son of a conservative Republican Senator wades into a risky relationship with a liberal political activist in this shrewd romantic drama. If divulged, Henry's (Matt Newton)...LEARN MORE.
ROSA PARKS STORY, THE
Rosa Parks creates the spark that ignites the modern Civil Rights Movement when she refuses to surrender her seat on a commuter bus to a White woman...LEARN MORE.
SIGNS OF LIFE
The breakthrough first feature from Werner Herzog. A young German soldier is,stationed on a small Greek island, cut off from the larger traumatic events of,the Second World War...LEARN MORE.
In this poetic feature from one of Iran's greatest directors, a 10-year-old blind boy travels to the market each day, where he works as a musical instrument tuner. The boy's gift for...LEARN MORE.
SIX IN PARIS
This omnibus film from the major figures of the French New Wave (Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, Eric Rohmer, Jean Douchet, Jean Rouch and Jean-Daniel Pollet) offers...LEARN MORE.
Elisabeth Trissenaar is the bored wife whose flamboyant affairs epitomize the fake bourgeois morality and buried social and political resentments within German society...LEARN MORE.
Winner of the Golden Lion at the 2006 Venice Film Festival, this brooding film from Jia Zhang-Ke (Unknown Pleasures) shows the director again focusing on contemporary China...LEARN MORE.
STUHR IT UP: THREE FROM ACTOR-DIRECTOR JERZY STUHR
Variety describes him as "uncommonly skilled at expressing an Everyman's sentiments." We describe him as Poland's answer to Mel Brooks. Meet Jerzy Stuhr, who has written, directed, and starred in some of his country's most popular movies. This set contains three of his biggest crowd-pleasers: Forecast for Tomorrow, List of Lovers and Love Stories.
The first feature directed in 13 years by the legendary Nagisa Oshima (In the Realm of the Senses) is a gorgeously photographed and curious film that might be classified as a historical drama, a romantic melodrama...LEARN MORE.