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YERMA GREAT DAY IN HAVANA ROY COHN / JACK SMITH
YERMA
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Based on a book by Spanish poet and dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca, Yerma tells the story of woman who longs for a child, but is unable to conceive. Harboring a deep hatred...LEARN MORE. The state of the arts in Cuba's capital city is examined in this documentary by American filmmakers Laurie Ann Schag and Casey Stoll. Cuban artists, filmmakers and musicians...LEARN MORE. 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.
WHAT'S UNDERGROUND ABOUT MARSHMALLOWS? INVISIBLE ADVERSARIES PRACTICE OF LOVE, THE
The complete, extraordinary "reperformance" by Ron Vawter of Jack Smith's 1981 performance piece, What's Underground About Marshmallows, in which Jack, strongly against the...LEARN MORE. "A winning combination of sexual frankness and visual wit," wrote J. Hoberman in The Village Voice; "Funny, violent, sexual...It makes you reconsider what you and everyone else is...LEARN MORE. "A dazzling cinematic tour-de-force, combining a thriller narrative with experimental images" (National Film Theatre, London). Judith, an investigative journalist, begins to...LEARN MORE.
MENSCHENFRAUEN RICK OWENS AND OTHER FILMS BY JAN SHARP SCUM MANIFESTO
MENSCHENFRAUEN
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SCUM MANIFESTO
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Valie Export's daring film about relationships, Menschenfrauen (loosely translated, "human women"), focuses on Franz S., a journalist, and his relationship with four...LEARN MORE. In the touching portrait Rick, Michele and Scarlett, filmmaker Jan Sharp offers an inside look at the special relationship of cutting-edge fashion designer Rick Owens and fashion fixture...LEARN MORE. Jill Godmilow (Far From Poland, Waiting for the Moon) in collaboration with Joanna Krakowska and Magda Mosiewicz pay homage to the original SCUM Manifesto, a French film made in...LEARN MORE.
SHELTER SONG: ART FROM THE HOMELESS SI SOS BRUJO: A STORY OF TANGO A VILLAGE ROMANCE
A VILLAGE ROMANCE
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There is a common misconception that art is too intangible or too impractical to create social change. Shelter Song: Art from the Homeless proves otherwise...LEARN MORE. A heartfelt, inspiring film that could do for Argentine Tango what the Buena Vista Social Club did for the music of Cuba. This beautifully shot documentary captures the compelling story...LEARN MORE. A documentary about two women who fall in love in a small Hungarian village, once a haven for the lesbian community. One lives in poverty, while the other is married to an abusive and...LEARN MORE.
JUST SEX AND NOTHING ELSE CHICO MAPPING STEM CELL RESEARCH: TERRA INCOGNITA
CHICO
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In this "bright, snappy relationship comedy" (Variety), a well-educated, sophisticated woman gets fed up with men after she discovers her fiance is already married. Though she wants a child...LEARN MORE. An ideological adventure movie, from the director of Bolshe Vita. Chico is half Hungarian and half Spanish, half Catholic and half Jewish. As a child he was steeped in the myths of Che...LEARN MORE. Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of Dr. Jack Kessler, current chair of Northwestern University's Department of...LEARN MORE.
EARTHQUAKE IN CHILE ON THE BEAT CAMILA
EARTHQUAKE IN CHILE
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ON THE BEAT
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CAMILA
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Though shot in fascist Spain near the end of Franco's dictatorship, this West German television production from writer-director Helma Sanders-Brahms (Germany Pale Mother)...LEARN MORE. On the Beat offers a humorous look at the daily grind of a Beijing police station through the perspective of two mismatched partners. This is the second film in Ning Ying's "Beijing trilogy,"...LEARN MORE. A young Catholic socialite from Buenos Aires falls in love and runs away with a young Jesuit priest. The two find temporary happiness in a small provincial village, but eventually, they are...LEARN MORE.
NOBODY'S WIFE BOLSHE VITA GIRLS FROM NOWOLIPKI
NOBODY'S WIFE
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BOLSHE VITA
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Maria Luisa Bemberg (Camila) directs this stirring film about a woman (Luisina Brando) undergoing a drastic life change after leaving her family due to her husband's extramarital affairs...LEARN MORE. This acclaimed, multiple-award-winning film centers around a group of young people who meet in a rock pub in Budapest in the summer of 1989 during Hungary's fleeting celebration...LEARN MORE. A postwar film version of Pola Gojawiczynska's novel. A lively picture of turn-of-the-century Warsaw as experienced by four young girls. The film begins as the heroines finish...LEARN MORE.
OLD BELIEVERS: THREE FILMS BY JANA SEVCIKOVA JOURNEY TO THE SUN ORIANA
JOURNEY TO THE SUN
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ORIANA
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In the outlands of Eastern Europe, acclaimed filmmaker Jana Sevcikova spent years chronicling the descendants of immigrants and exiles. The resulting poetic, intimate...LEARN MORE. Mehmet, a young man from western Turkey, and Berzan, a Kurdish rebel living in the underground, develop an unlikely friendship while living in Istanbul. When Mehmet is mistaken...LEARN MORE. A taut, gothic, Latin American romance, winner of the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Marie returns to a rundown Venezuelan house in the jungle where she spent summers as a child...LEARN MORE.
OUR TIMES THE SHOE MY NAME WAS SABINA SPIELREIN
OUR TIMES
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THE SHOE
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A fascinating documentary from Rakshan Bani-Etemad (The May Lady), the most outspoken and respected female director working in Iran today. Bani-Etemad's film focuses on the...LEARN MORE. Every night, Soviet tractors comb the coast of Latvia looking for signs of anyone who could have infiltrated the Soviet border from the sea. One morning, three Soviet patrolmen...LEARN MORE. In 1977, a surprising find in Switzerland led to the re-discovery of one of the most important female figures in the early history of psychoanalysis. The found diaries and letters revealed...LEARN MORE.
LABOR STORIES UNWANTED WOMAN WAITING FOR THE MOON
LABOR STORIES
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UNWANTED WOMAN
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From acclaimed Chicago filmmaking collective Kartemquin Films (Hoop Dreams) comes a collection of three important Labor Stories of the 1970s. These films not only allowed the workers...LEARN MORE. From acclaimed director Tahmineh Milani (Two Women) comes this searing tale about the struggles of women in modern-day Iran. Poor Sima puts up with her philandering and abusive...LEARN MORE. Jill Godmilow's meditation on Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Linda Hunt plays Alice B. Toklas and Linda Bassett is Gertrude Stein, in a personal drama about the two remarkable...LEARN MORE.
MONSTER IN THE FOREST: THE STORY OF THE CYCLOP APPLE TREE OF PARADISE IMMORAL STORY
IMMORAL STORY
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In 1969, sculptor Jean Tinguely began an amazing artistic adventure with his wife, artist Niki de Saint Phalle. With help from a group of their artist friends, the pair started construction...LEARN MORE. 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. From Barbara Sass, the popular Polish director of The Girls of Nowolipki, comes this bittersweet tale of an aging actress in the twilight of her career. Once a significant stage performer, Ewa...LEARN MORE.
20 FINGERS LOLA 5 GIRLS
20 FINGERS
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LOLA
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5 GIRLS
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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 The stunning feature debut of one of Mexico's leading female directors, Maria Novaro, offering a fresh perspective on motherhood, a prominent theme in Latin American cinema...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
JAMES ELLROY: AMERICAN DOG TWO LAWS FAR FROM POLAND
TWO LAWS
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FAR FROM POLAND
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"I am to the crime novel in specific what Tolstoy is to the Russian novel and what Beethoven is to music," boasts James Ellroy, an American crime fiction writer who was both cursed and...LEARN MORE. "A breakthrough of major significance in ethnographic film" (Film Quarterly), Two Laws is the story of an Aboriginal community from the remote Northern Territory of Australia told...LEARN MORE. A brilliant film. Denied a visa to shoot in Poland, director Jill Godmilow constructs a film over the bare bones of documentary footage while in New York, resulting in a deft...LEARN MORE.
GERMANY, PALE MOTHER FUTURE OF EMILY, THE UNDER THE PAVEMENT LIES THE STRAND
A beautiful, painfully moving account of writer-director Helma Sanders-Brahms' childhood, made to show her own daughter a vision of Germany beyond Hitler and the Holocaust...LEARN MORE. Helma Sanders-Brahms (Germany, Pale Mother) wrote and directed this gripping family drama that focuses on three generations of women. Brigitte Fossey (Cinema Paradiso) is Isabelle...LEARN MORE. The first feature from German filmmaker Helma Sanders-Brahms, this potent black-and-white drama deals with the aftermath of the 1968 student rebellions in Germany as...LEARN MORE.
NO MERCY, NO FUTURE MY HEART IS MINE ALONE CAVALLO BEHIND BARS
NO MERCY, NO FUTURE
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CAVALLO BEHIND BARS
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Based on a series of letters written by a schizophrenic woman named Rita G., No Mercy, No Future (Die Beruhrte) is Helma Sanders-Brahms' controversial film about the...LEARN MORE. The story of the real-life love affair between Jewish poet Else Lasker-Schueler and Nazi poet Gottfried Benn is told largely through their poetry in this experimental drama scored with...LEARN MORE. In this real-life story of dictators, political agents, and secret identities, Argentine businessman Ricardo Miguel Cavallo used the code name "Serpico" as an officer of the...LEARN MORE.
WITH JERZY GROTOWSKI, NIENADOWKA 1980 I LOVE BEIJING PERFECT DAY, A
I LOVE BEIJING
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PERFECT DAY, A
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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. The third film in director Ning Ying's "Beijing Trilogy," this romantic drama follows the fortunes of a young cab driver who is depressed because of a recent divorce. He turns his...LEARN MORE. Set in modern Beirut, A Perfect Day tells the "delicate but haunting" (Time Out New York) story of a family still scarred by the Lebanese Civil War that ended 15 years before. Claudia...LEARN MORE.
TAMBOURINE WAITING FOR THE CLOUDS FOR FUN
TAMBOURINE
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FOR FUN
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In this Iranian comedy from up-and-coming female filmmaker Parisa Bakhtavar, a pretty but poor girl (Baran Kosari) gets into a fender bender in her father's car. She solicits the help...LEARN MORE. For her third feature, acclaimed Turkish filmmaker Yesim Ustaoglu (Journey to the Sun) adapts Georgios Andreadis' moving tale about identity and alienation. Waiting for the Clouds... LEARN MORE. The name says it all. The first film in director Ning Ying's "Beijing Trilogy" pays "unashamed tribute to the lighter side of life " (The Economist). The story centers around an old man forced...LEARN MORE.
SUPERSTAR (DVD) THE POPOVICH BROTHERS OF SOUTH CHICAGO MAXWELL STREET BLUES
SUPERSTAR (DVD)
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Coming off the unprecedented box office success of Cease-Fire, acclaimed Iranian director Tahmineh Milani wrote and directed this light-hearted family drama. Shahab Hosseini offers an...LEARN MORE. 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. Chicago's legendary Maxwell Street was home to an open-air market that thrived for decades. It was there that the Chicago blues was born as African-American street musicians, who had...LEARN MORE.
DO NO HARM DESIGN 2 LEAR '87 ARCHIVE (CONDENSED)
DO NO HARM
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DESIGN 2
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Do No Harm tells the incredible and often outrageous story of two men in a small, southern town who endured relentless attacks in order to draw national attention to the plight of the...LEARN MORE. The Bookworm, Concorde, Conica coffeemaker, Leica camera, Eames lounge chair, and Vespa scooter not only reflect the era that produced them but also anticipated the future. Design...LEARN MORE. 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.
THE FILMS OF HELMA SANDERS-BRAHMS
From Helma Sanders-Brahms--"the fiery, dogged, despairing feminist voice of the New German Cinema" (Michael Atkinson, IFC.com)--comes this collection of six gripping dramas...LEARN MORE.