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Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present
Seductive, fearless, and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly 40 years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her limits and at times risking her life in the process she creates performances…
Funeral Parade of Roses - Bara no sôretsu
Director Toshio Matsumoto's shattering, kaleidoscopic masterpiece is one of the most subversive and intoxicating films of the late 1960s: a headlong dive into a dazzling, unseen Tokyo night-world of drag queen bars and fabulous divas, fueled by booze, drugs, fuzz…
A Space Program - Artist Tom Sachs' Homemade Space Station
Internationally acclaimed artist Tom Sachs takes us on an intricately handmade journey to the red planet, providing audiences with an intimate, first person look into his studio and methods. A SPACE PROGRAM is both a piece of art in its…
Caravaggio
Derek Jarman's most profound reflection on art, sexuality and identity retells the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld. CARAVAGGIO incorporates the painter's precise aesthetic into the movie's own…
The Milky Way - La Voie Lactée
The film is inspired by the picaresque Spanish novels of the sixteenth century. Two men, part tramp, part pilgrim, are on their way to Compostello in Spain. On their way they meet a whole assortment of people - some truculent,…
Leviathan - An Experimental Portrait of the Commercial Fishing Industry
One of the most critically-acclaimed documentaries in recent years, LEVIATHAN is a groundbreaking, immersive portrait of the contemporary commercial fishing industry. Directed by the award-winning filmmakers of Sweetgrass and Foreign Parts , LEVIATHAN is a purely visceral, cinematic experience. Nominated…
Man With A Movie Camera - Musical Accompaniment by The Alloy Orchestra
Part of the Series: Dziga Vertov: The Man with the Movie Camera
Named the best documentary film of all time by Sight and Sound, it is presented here in its entirety for the first time since its original premiere. Discovered and restored at EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam--with extensive digital treatment by…
The Early Works of Cheryl Dunye - 6 Short Films by a Groundbreaking Female Filmmaker
Vilified by conservatives in Congress, defended by major newspapers, and celebrated by audiences and festivals around the world as one of the most provocative, humorous and important filmmakers of our time, Cheryl Dunye practically invented a new form of cinema…
Alice
When Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland, so begins this dream expedition into the astonishing landscape of childhood, through many dangerous adventures, and ultimately to Alice's trial before the King and Queen of Hearts. Czech animator Jan Svankmajer has…
What is Cinema? - The Past, Present, and Future of the Cinematic Medium
Academy Award -winning filmmaker Chuck Workman's documentary WHAT IS CINEMA? tackles the question of its title through over 100 clips and new interviews with filmmakers such as Mike Leigh, Jonas Mekas, David Lynch, Robert Altman, Kelly Reichardt, Costa-Gavras, and Michael…
Five Obstructions
Lars von Trier now enters the world of documentary filmmaking alongside his idol, Danish filmmaker Jorgen Leth. In 1967, Leth made a 12 minute feature film called The Perfect Human. In the year 2000, von Trier challenged Jorgen Leth to…
Jane B. Par Agnes V.
Never before released in the US until 2015, Anges Varda (Director of the Oscar Nominated Faces Places ) paints a portrait of a woman (Jane Birkin) in a marvelously Expressionistic way. JANE B. abandons the bio-pic format, favoring instead a…
Goodbye to Language
Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival , Goodbye to Language is a triumphant masterpiece from Jean-Luc Godard. The film follows a couple whose relationship breaks down along with the images, which in its second half…
L'Age d'Or
L'AGE D'OR, the surrealist masterpiece of 20th century cinema is now available to challenge, arouse, unnerve, amuse, and galvanize the uninitiated for generations to come.
Privilege
Yvonne Rainer's sixth feature is a genuinely subversive movie about menopause. Out of a subject that has been virtually invisible on film, Rainer has fashioned a witty, risky work about sexual identity and the unequal economies of race, gender and…
Wittgenstein
A humorous portrait of one of the 20th century's most influential philosophers. This self-tortured eccentric, who preferred detective fiction and the musicals of Carmen Miranda to Aristotle, is a fitting subject for Derek Jarman's irreverent imagination. A visually stunning and…
Aria
Ten of the world's greatest directors (including Derek Jarman, Jean-Luc Godard, Ken Russell, and Robert Altman) were commissioned to create short pieces based on the world's greatest opera music. The result is erotic, demented, funny, poignant, extravagant, outrageous, breathtaking and…
The Marina Experiment - A Father's Voyeuristic Obsession with his Daughter
Marina's father communicated with her solely through cameras and audio recording devices, documenting the emotional violations she endured under his direction. After his death she cleared out storage and discovered over 10,000 photographs, super 8 films and reel-to-reel audiotape interrogations…
Intolerance - Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
D.W. Griffith's epic intercuts between four separate stories about man's inhumanity to man. In Babylon, pacifist Prince Belshazzar is brought down by warring religious factions. In Judea, the last days of Christ (Howard Gaye) are depicted in the style of…
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Hail Mary
Denounced by the Pope and banned and boycotted worldwide, this surprisingly serene and lyrical work translates the Virgin Birth into tangible contemporary terms, with Mary as a teenage basketball-playing gas-station attendant who receives the Annunciation by jetliner. Mary is a…