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American Grindhouse

AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE explores the history of exploitation films. From the early “Nudie Cuties&r...

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Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Alice Guy-Blaché was a true pioneer who got into the movie business at the very beginning&mda...

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Before The Nickelodeon

Noted film historian Charles Musser co-wrote and directed this definitive tribute to Edwin S. Porter...

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Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

A chronicle of the iconoclastic life of gay poet, filmmaker, and spiritual visionary James Broughton...

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Billy Wilder Speaks

Billy Wilder Speaks is a lively lesson in filmmaking, from one of its undisputed masters.

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Blank City

BLANK CITY is an "absorbing snapshot of a daring time" (LA Times) when a disparate crew of renegade ...

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor whose concepts ...

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Brakhage

Stan Brakhage (1933-2003) was possibly the most important filmmaker of the avant-garde, and one of t...

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Charlotte Rampling: The Look

THE LOOK features Charlotte Rampling in a series of reflective conversations with artists, friends, ...

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D.W. Griffith: Father of Film

Acclaimed three-part documentary tells the proud, sad story of D.W. Griffith: the man who first bro...

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Dawson City: Frozen Time

This meditation on cinema’s past from Decasia director Bill Morrison pieces together the bizar...

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Derek

Written and narrated by Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, this documentary blends vintage clips fr...

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The Derek Jarman Collection

Diva Dolorosa

In this mesmerizing collage of silent Italian melodrama, found-footage filmmaker Peter Delpeut (Lyri...

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Double Take

Johan Grimonprez's ingenious documentary/ fiction hybrid - a meditation on identity, filmmaking, pow...

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Drew: The Man Behind The Poster

DREW: THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER is a feature-length documentary film highlighting the career of post...

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Edison: The Invention of the Movies

An unprecedented collaboration of Kino International and the Museum of Modern Art, together with the...

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Fiddler's Journey to the Big Screen

The fall of 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, the film Pauline Kael (The New ...

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Filmworker

After starring as Lord Bullingdon in Barry Lyndon, Leon Vitali gave up his acting career to toil in ...

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Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film

This documentary provides a vivid introduction to one of the most important, yet perpetually margina...

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From Caligari to Hitler

A visually rich documentary that analyzes German Weimar cinema and its relation to the Fascist regim...

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Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction is a personal documentary about the iconic actor in his intimate ...

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Hell's Highway (plus Signal 30, Highways of Agony, Options to Live)

This unique documentary recounts the history of the shock-value driver's education films that haunte...

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Henri Langlois: Phantom of the Cinematheque

Celebrates the man who cultivated cinema's future by protecting its past. "A MOVIEGOER'S TREAT AND A...

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A History of Israeli Cinema

Raphaël Nadjari’s extraordinary two-part documentary weaves together clips from more than...

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Hitler's Hollywood

This follow-up to From Caligari to Hitler traces the rise and fall of Nazi Germany through the cinem...

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The Magic of Melies

Tribute is paid to the screen's first special effects wizard in this special collection of marvelous...

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Marlene

An Oscar nominee for Best Documentary and winner of the 1986 New York Film Critic's Circle non-ficti...

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The Movies Begin

Mutantes: Punk Porn Feminism

MUTANTES is a documentary about pro-sex feminism, a movement that seeks to redefine how we understan...

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Swastika

Swastika is the most controversial documentary about Hitler ever released. Director Philippe Mora co...

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Iranian Cinema Before and After the Revolution

Dr. Jamsheed Akrami is a scholar of Iranian cinema. A former editor of Iranian film magazines, he ha...

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Two in the Wave

Directors Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut changed the face of cinema forever as members of the...

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The Village Detective: a song cycle

Four reels of water-damaged 35mm film recovered by an Icelandic fishing boat serve as inspiration fo...

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