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Champagne
In this silent film directed by Alfred Hitchcock early in his career, the daughter of a millionaire disagrees with her father over a love affair, whereupon he pretends to have lost all his money, making it necessary for her to…
Camille Claudel
Camille Claudel (Isabelle Adjani), a genius at sculpture, first becomes Rodin's (Gerard Depardieu) pupil, then his mistress. Their separation and the difficulties she encounters in gaining acceptance for her work gradually drive her into madness. Nominated for Best Actress in…
Columbus
Casey (Haley Lu Richardson) lives with her mother in a little-known Midwestern town haunted by the promise of modernism. Jin (John Cho), a visitor from the other side of the world, attends to his dying father. Burdened by the future,…
White Rabbit
A dramatic comedy following a Korean American performance artist (Vivian Bang) who struggles to be authentically heard and seen through her multiple identities in modern Los Angeles. Nominated for the Audience Award in the Best of Next! Category at the…
Yella
Narrowly escaping her volatile ex-husband, Yella flees her small hometown in former East Germany for a new life in the West. She finds a promising job with Philipp, a handsome business executive with whom an unlikely romance soon blossoms. But…
The Turin Horse - A Torinói Ló
Widely considered one of the most important filmmakers in world cinema, Bela Tarr is the director of such revered films as Satantango and Werckmeister Harmonies . THE TURIN HORSE, which Tarr has said will be his last film, is a…
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Young pianist Mila prepares for an audition abroad. Her brother Niki distracts her with his unwanted talent for the absurd. Meanwhile, their astrophysicist father, Todor, seems incapable of dealing with his children's anxieties. Nominated for the People's Choice Award at…
Norte, The End of History - Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan
An embittered law student commits a brutal double murder; a family man takes the fall and is forced into a harsh prison sentence; a mother and her two children wander the countryside looking for some kind of redemption. Lav Diaz's…
Port of Shadows - Le Quai des Brumes
When Jean (Jean Gabin), a deserter from the Colonial Army, hitchhikes his way into Le Havre, he's only looking for a place to hide until he book ship's passage. He never expects to become embroiled in a dispute between local…
Meshes of the Afternoon
This avant-garde classic, made in collaboration with husband Alexander Hammid, is an important piece of feminist filmmaking. Of the film, with its subjective camera movement, jump cuts, and visual repetition, Deren wrote, "[it] is concerned with the inner realities of…
Spook Sport
SPOOK SPORT announces itself as a new kind of film ballet comprised of "color, music, and movement," and is a lively interpretation of a night at a graveyard where colored shapes representing bats, ghosts, and spooks jump, shimmy, bounce, glide,…
Day of Freedom
Taking its title from the Nuremburg Rally of 1935, this short documentary presents the armed forces of the Third Reich as an efficient system of bodies and machines in motion. The film is a dangerous and propagandistic celebration--through dynamic visuals…
Parabola
Produced by Bute's company Expanding Cinema and made in collaboration with Ted Nemeth and sculptor Rutherford Boyd, PARABOLA is a celebration of film's ability to create new ways of seeing the forms around us. Creating juxtaposition between light/shadow, stasis/motion, and…
The Woman Condemned
This low-budget and shadowy twist-filled procedural was the last film that Reid directed and combines the straightforward approach of a silent era drama or thriller with the dizzying absurdity and sensationalism of the independently produced early exploitation and B-genre films.
The Stolen Heart
Based on a fable by Ernst Keienburg, this short drama exhibits an entrancing sense of space. As a story about a monstrous man who steals a town's musical instruments, scholars argue that this is an anti-Nazi allegory. When the musical…
Papageno
An example of Reiniger's animated music films based on opera, PAPAGENO is filled with impeccable attention to detail. Papageno, a birdcatcher from Mozart's "The Magic Flute," idles his time with his bird companions, fights an undulating snake, and finds love…
A Night on Bald Mountain
Taking 18 months to complete, this dizzyingly surreal pinscreen animation interprets music by Mussorgsky as interplay between shadow/light, permanence/impermanence, motion/stillness, human/animal, and night/day. Parker and Alexeieff slowly created the imagery for this dream-like world by constantly adjusting the pins on…
Le Roi des Aulnes
This early sound drama was Iribe's second directorial effort and uses cinematic techniques to visualize Goethe's 1782 ballad ERLKONIG and Schubert's later musical adaptation. Produced by Iribe's Les Artistes Reunis, this story of the evil Erl King and fairies who…
Harlequin
Reiniger had already completed her full-length masterpiece THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED (1926) when she made this animated tale of romance at the age of 32. A love story set to a Baroque score, HARLEQUIN is a delicate black-and-white ballet…
The Peasant Women of Ryazan
Returning to a pre-Russian Revolution mode of narrative storytelling, this melodrama focuses on two peasant women--one the victim to an abusive father-in-law and the other emancipated. Preobrazhenskaia takes her time, repeating shots of objects in action, hands at work, and…