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The Yvonne Rainer Collection

Seven films by Yvonne Rainer: LIVES OF PERFORMERS (1972)FILM ABOUT A WOMAN WHO... (1974)KRISTINA TA...

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

A giant talking frog and an elusive cat help a listless bank employee, his traumatized wife, and a l...

Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy

A half century after its release, Midnight Cowboy remains one of the most original and groundbreakin...

Fiddler's Journey to the Big Screen

Winner of the Audience Award at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival The fall of 2021 marked the 50th a...

The Unmaking of a College

In The Unmaking of a College, students at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts confront their...

Hive

Sundance triple award winner Hive is a searing drama based on the true story of Fahrije, who, like m...

In Balanchine's Classroom

In Balanchine's Classroom takes us back to the glory years of Balanchine’s New York City Balle...

Acasa, My Home

In the wilderness of the Bucharest Delta, an abandoned water reservoir just outside the bustling met...

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

A month after receiving a fatal diagnosis in January 2015, Oliver Sacks sat down for a series of fil...

Sorry We Missed You

The British working class is once again the empathetic subject of Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed ...

Beyond the Visible: Hilma Af Klint

Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who,...

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years befor...

Studio 54

For 33 months, from 1977 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manh...

The Doctor from India

The Doctor from India is a meditative and immersive portrait of the life and work of Dr. Vasant...

Love, Cecil

Cecil Beaton was a dazzling chronicler of his time. A photographer, writer, painter, and Oscar®-...

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

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

The Divine Order

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Divine Order ...

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

Movie fans know the work of Harold and Lillian Michelson, even if they don’t recognize the nam...

What is Democracy?

Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on...

Eva Hesse

Eva Hesse (1936-1970) is one of America’s foremost postwar artists. Her pioneering sculptures...

Act of God

Is being hit by lightning a random natural occurrence or a predestined event? Accidents, chance, fat...

Afghan Star

WINNER - WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY - AUDIENCE AWARDSUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2009WINNER - WORLD CIN...

Aimee & Jaguar

In 1943, while the Allies are bombing Berlin and the Gestapo is purging the capital of Jews, a dange...

Ballets Russes

Unearthing a treasure trove of archival footage, filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine have fashi...

Bill Cunningham New York

“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The “Bill” i...

Brakhage

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

Caravaggio

Derek Jarman's most profound reflection on art, sexuality and identity retells the life of the celeb...

Chain Camera

Award-winning director Kirby Dick (SICK, DERRIDA, TWIST OF FAITH) presents a radical experiment in d...

Child's Pose

“STUNNING! A FEROCIOUS PSYCHOLOGICAL DRAMA WITH THE PACE OF A THRILLER... You’ll be at t...

China Heavyweight

From the makers of Up the Yangtze and Last Train Home.Award-winning filmmaker Yung Chang (Up the Yan...

China: A Century of Revolution

CHINA: A CENTURY OF REVOLUTION is a six-hour tour de force journey through the country’s most ...

The Corporation

One hundred and fifty years ago, the Corporation was a relatively insignificant entity. Today, it is...

Cowards Bend the Knee

Adapted from a ten-part peephole installation, COWARDS BEND THE KNEE is "jam-packed with enough kine...

Daddy and the Muscle Academy

Tom of Finland is one of the major icons of the gay world. His provocative erotic drawings have had ...

Derrida

One of the most influential and iconoclastic figures of the 20th century, French philosopher and fat...

Diplomacy

“PASSIONATE, ENGAGING AND EMOTIONAL... A fine return to form for the veteran German helmer... ...

Diva Dolorosa

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

Divan

As a teenager, filmmaker Pearl Gluck left her Orthodox Jewish clan in Brooklyn for secular life in M...

Dottie Gets Spanked

Another dazzling suburban phantasm from writer-director Todd Haynes, DOTTIE GETS SPANKED (made post-...

Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary

After garnering widespread acclaim with his mini-masterpiece THE HEART OF THE WORLD, Canadian cult a...

Elena

FROM THE DIRECTOR OF LEVIATHANWinner of Cannes’ Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize, Elena&nb...

Examined Life

Examined Life pulls philosophy out of academic journals and classrooms, and puts it back on the stre...

Fados

Fados completes the musical trilogy of award-winning Carlos Saura (Flamenco, 1995; Tango, 1998). Usi...

Family Viewing

The fractured family of FAMILY VIEWING consists of Stan, a mild sexual sadist; Sandra, his live-in m...

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden

Darwin meets Hitchcock in this true-crime tale of paradise found and lost. The Galapagos Affair: Sat...

The Falls

Standing at a pivotal point in his filmography, poised between his earlier, witty shorts and the uni...

Greenaway: The Shorts

“He has other reputations as well—as an academic, as a maker of curious artifacts, as a ...

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

An acclaimed photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Gregory Crewdson has created some of the most...

Hannah Arendt

In the award-winning HANNAH ARENDT, the sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von ...

The Horse Boy

Official Selection 2009 Sundance Film FestivalHow far would you travel to heal someone you love? An ...

I Remember Me

Fueled by the same rage at an unresponsive system that has inspired many a great social documentary,...

In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter

“LEITER WAS PERHAPS THE MOST INTERESTING OF THE FIFTIES COLOR PHOTOGRAPHERS in his use of form...

In the Mirror of Maya Deren

With IN THE MIRROR OF MAYA DEREN, documentary filmmaker Martina Kudlácek has fashioned...

Koch

Former Mayor Ed Koch was the quintessential New Yorker. Ferocious, charismatic, and hilariously blun...

Last Train Home

Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to ...

Let My People Go!

A sweet and hilarious fusion of gay romantic comedy, Jewish family drama and French bedroom farce, M...

Let the Fire Burn

Winner - Best Editing in a Documentary Feature - Tribeca Film FestivalSpecial Jury Mention - Best Ne...

Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine

Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerineis a cinematic journey inside the life a...

Lumumba

From the director of I AM NOT YOUR NEGROMade in the tradition of such true-life political thrillers ...

Manufactured Landscapes

MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES is the striking new documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edw...

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

Funny, provocative and surprisingly accessible, MANUFACTURING CONSENT explores the political life an...

Mid-August Lunch

The charismatic Gianni Di Gregorio (co-scenarist of the smash hit Gomorrah), stars in his directoria...

Nowhere in Africa

WINNER OF THE ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM  A love story spanning two con...

One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das

WINNER - BEST DOCUMENTARY2012 MAUI FILM FESTIVALWINNER - BEST DOCUMENTARY2012 GOLD COAST INTERNATION...

Paris Was a Woman

A film portrait of the creative community of women writers, artists, photographers and editors (incl...

Paul Goodman Changed My Life

Paul Goodman was once so ubiquitous in the American zeitgeist that he merited a cameo in Woody Allen...

Payback

Margaret Atwood’s visionary work Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth is the basis for ...

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj Zizek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert&rsq...

Philippe Garrel x 2

Zeitgeist Films and Film Desk proudly present—for the first time in the U.S.— two of the...

The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes

THE PIANO TUNER OF EARTHQUAKES is the breathtakingly beautiful and long-awaited second feature from ...

A Place Called Chiapas

In 1994, the Zapatista National Liberation Army, made up of impoverished Mayan Indians from the stat...

Poison

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1991 Sundance Film FestivalThe second feature directed by Hayn...

Private Practices: The Story of a Sex Surrogate

In this groundbreaking cult documentary from 1985, director Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated, ...

Queen to Play

Oscar winner Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda) and the luminous Sandrine Bonnaire (Vagabond, La C&ea...

Ram Dass Fierce Grace

Harvard professors Richard Alpert and Timothy Leary made countercultural history in 1963 when&n...

Regular Lovers

Winner of numerous international awards and garnering universal acclaim worldwide, Philippe Garrel&r...

The Salt of Life

In his warm and witty follow-up to the 2010 sleeper hit Mid-August Lunch, writer-director-actor Gian...

Scared Sacred

How do humans find meaning in the face of overwhelming horror and tragedy? Scared Sacred is a critic...

Short Cut to Nirvana

The Kumbh Mela is the biggest gathering of people in the history of humanity – although few in...

Siddharth

Siddharth is the spellbinding and gorgeously wrought tale of one father's journey across India in se...

Silent Souls

One of the most acclaimed films of 2011, Silent Souls (Ovsyanki) is a breathtakingly beautiful road-...

Something Ventured

Conceived by co-executive producer Paul Holland, and directed by Emmy-Award-winning filmmakers Dan G...

Sophie Scholl-The Final Days

The true story of Germany’s most famous anti-Nazi heroine is brought to thrilling life in the ...

A Space Program

In A Space Program, internationally acclaimed artist Tom Sachs takes us on an intricately handm...

Speaking Parts

A postmodern thriller about loss, love, power and the distance that modern technology puts between u...

Stranded: I've Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains

It is one of the most astonishing and inspiring survival tales of all time. On October 13, 1972, a y...

The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom

A provocative and potent look at the Dalai Lama’s ceaseless struggle for justice and recogniti...

Tierney Gearon: The Mother Project

Celebrated photographer Tierney Gearon’s work has been labeled manipulative, disturbing and ev...

A Town Called Panic

Hilarious and frequently surreal, the stop-motion extravaganza A Town Called Panic has endless charm...

Travellers & Magicians

Khyentse Norbu’s follow-up to his audience favorite THE CUP is the first feature film ever sho...

The Tree

The exquisite Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist, Melancholia,I’m Not There) stars in French fil...

Trouble the Water

Academy Award Nominee - Best Documentary Feature!Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance...

Tulpan

Winner of the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, acclaimed Kazakh documentaria...

The Turandot Project

A fascinating chronicle of an unprecedented cross-cultural collaboration. In 1997 renowned conductor...

Up The Yangtze

In China, it is simply known as “The River.” But the Yangtze—and all of the life t...

Vita Activa - The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

A brand new documentary about one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century.WINNER - ...

What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann

As one of the world’s preeminent photographers, Sally Mann creates artwork that challenges vie...

!Women Art Revolution

An entertaining and revelatory "secret history" of Feminist Art, !Women Art Revolution deftly illumi...

Young & Restless in China

From the director of CHINA: A CENTURY OF REVOLUTION.A riveting and poignant journey, YOUNG & RES...

A Zed and Two Noughts

“Two legs look so good together, don’t you think?” A masterpiece of modern cinema,...