ABRAZOS: TANGO IN BUENOS AIRES
This faithful and exhilarating representation of the 5th Buenos Aires Tango Festival brings to the screen all the squeezes of the accordion, quick kicks, and guttural songs of heartbreak, deceit...LEARN MORE
Pirandello's classic play, gorgeously directed by Marco Bellocchio (Fists in the Pocket), stars Marcello Mastroianni as the aristocrat who falls off a horse and believes himself to be the...LEARN MORE.
HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, THE
Based on the play by Federico Garcia Lorca, Mario Camus' film tells the story of a cold-blooded provincial widow and her five adult daughters. Bernarda (Irene Gutirrez Caba)...LEARN MORE.
ISA: THE PEOPLE'S DIVA
Isa Kremer lived life to the fullest as the premier singer of authentic Yiddish songs. The first woman to perform Yiddish songs on the concert stage, she legitimized the language as a valid...LEARN MORE.
LEAR '87 ARCHIVE (CONDENSED)
Jill Godmilow's six-hour archive of the Mabou Mines ensemble's controversial 1990, gender-reversed production of Shakespeare's King Lear documents the first two-week workshop on...LEARN MORE.
Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison was inspired by the true story of Margaret Garner in writing her novel Beloved. Garner was a slave in pre-Civil War America who escaped and...LEARN MORE.
ROY COHN / JACK SMITH
An intense cinematic translation of a theatre piece in which actor Ron Vawter interprets the dual roles of Roy Cohn--the racist, reactionary prosecutor of the Joe McCarthy era and beyond...LEARN MORE.
TANGO, OUR DANCE
The sensuality and stylized rituals popular with the residents of Buenos Aires are part of the complex art form called the tango. Director Jorge Zanada examines the unique role of...LEARN MORE.
THE POPOVICH BROTHERS OF SOUTH CHICAGO
In a small community of steelworkers, truck drivers and teachers on the South Side of Chicago, a musical group called the Popovich Brothers maintained the traditional music and rich culture of...LEARN MORE.
At a school for the blind, the students exuberantly show off their remarkable talents as musicians, as radio announcers, as daredevil bicyclists, and most unexpected of all, as photographers...LEARN MORE.
WITH JERZY GROTOWSKI, NIENADOWKA 1980
Jerzy Grotowski, a leading figure in the avant-garde theatre, invited a film crew to travel with him to the small village of Nienadowka, Poland in 1980. It was there that he, his mother, and his...LEARN MORE.
WOMAN DEMON HUMAN
A young girl born into the world of the Beijing Opera Company follows her dreams and becomes a professional actress. Submerging herself in her roles to escape a personal life marred...LEARN MORE.
Georg Buchner's play, filmed several times before (including a memorable adaptation by Werner Herzog), is brought to the screen again with vivid, chilling results by Janos Szasz....LEARN MORE.