Ain't In It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

Ain't In It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

Director: Jacob Hatley
Year: 2010

Director Jacob Hatley's intimate documentary finds Levon Helm at home in Woodstock, NY, in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years. The film focuses in on the four-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member after his 2007 comeback album, Dirt Farmer, brought him back to the spotlight.

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The Clowns

The Clowns

Director: Federico Fellini
Year: 1970

Fellini's fascination with the circus and the surreal come to a head in one of his final masterpieces, which reflects his childhood obsession with clowns through both narrative and documentary approaches. The carnival sounding score composed by Nino Rota and a cameo appearance by Anita Ekberg, the star of his 1960's masterpiece, LA DOLCE VITA, enhances the Fellini-esque experience.

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The Homecoming

The Homecoming

Director: Peter Hall
Year: 1973

A professor returns home after a long absence to introduce his wife to his father and two brothers, but the family reunion has unexpected and disturbing consequences. Based on one of Harold Pinter's greatest plays.

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The Maids

The Maids

Director: Christopher Miles
Year: 1975

Two maids, in a sinister bond of roleplaying, take turns acting out an abusive employer-servant relationship. Adapted from Jean Genet's absurdist play, itself inspired from a true life case.

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A Not So Silent Night

A Not So Silent Night

Director: Gerard Schmidt
Year: 2009

The McGarrigle Sisters' annual Carnegie Hall Christmas performance, captured live at the Knitting Factory stage, features the last filmed performance by Kate and Anne McGarrigle (together), since Kate's passing on January 18, 2010. This unique concert also brings special appearances by Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Grammy award-winner Emmylou Harris, Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed, and famed performance artist Laurie Anderson.

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Fela Kuti:

Fela Kuti: "Music is the Weapon"

Director: Jean Jacques Flori, Stephen Tchal-Gadjieff
Year: 1982

Shot in Lagos at the peak of his career in 1982, this documentary contains interviews with Fela detailing his thoughts on politics, Pan-Africanism, music and religion. For all who wish to know more about an artist at the heart of African musical history, FELA KUTI: MUSIC IS THE WEAPON is an essential film.

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Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler

Director: Paul Willis
Year: 2004

Set in an anonymous corner of suburbia, this contemporary adaptation of Ibsen’s play is a shattering exploration of ambition, domestic power and gender roles. This bracing dramatization brings new dimensions to Hedda Gabler’s character.

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Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

Director: Catherine Gund
Year: 2014

Elizabeth Streb and the STREB Extreme Action Company form a motley troupe of flyers and crashers. Propelled by Streb's edict that anything too safe is not action, these daredevils challenge the assumptions of art, aging, injury, gender, and human possibility.

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Caesar Must Die

Caesar Must Die

Director: Vittorio Taviani, Paolo Taviani
Year: 2013

The captivating new drama from legendary Italian auteurs Paolo & Vittorio Taviani follows real-life prison inmates as they rehearse for a performance of Shakespeare's classic story of honour and power, Julius Caesar.

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Mabou Mines' Dollhouse

Mabou Mines' Dollhouse

Director: Lee Breuer
Year: 2008

Mabou Mines' critically acclaimed interpretation of Ibsen's A Doll's House rejuvenates a nineteenth-century classic with bold staging and conceptual originality.

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