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Lady Chatterley

Lady Chatterley

Director: Pascale Ferran
Year: 2006

Pascale Ferran's intelligent, deeply moving, and exquisitely photographed Lady Chatterley brings D.H. Lawrence's most celebrated and notorious literary work to the screen.

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Lorna Doone

Lorna Doone

Director: Maurice Tourneur
Year: 1922

Tourneur's adaption of Richard Blackmore's perennially loved romance stars John Bowers as a yeoman farmer who valiantly rescues a kidnapped princess. This edition was transferred from an original print at 18fps and features a new score for piano and strings by Japanese singer/songwriter and composer Mari LiJima.

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Billion Dollar Brain

Billion Dollar Brain

Director: Ken Russell
Year: 1967

Based on the novel of the same name by Len Deighton, and the third film in the Harry Palmer film series. Harry Palmer, played by Michael Caine, gets an anonymous job to deliver a package to Helsinki. His employer turns out to be his former friend Leo (Karl Malden). Also the last film to star Françoise Dorléac.

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Psychopathia Sexualis (R-Rated)

Psychopathia Sexualis (R-Rated)

Director: Bret Wood
Year: 2006

Psychopathia Sexualis is a dreamlike depiction of turn-of-the-century sexual deviance, from the pages of Richard von Krafft-Ebing's notorious medical text. Director Approved R-Rated Version.

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Director: Barrie McLean
Year: 1994

A marvelous documentary creation"- CM MAGAZINE. Narrated by Leonard Cohen, this enlightening two-part series explores the sacred text and boldly visualizes the afterlife according to its profound wisdom. An ancient source of strength and guidance, The Tibetan Book of the Dead remains an essential teaching of the spiritual cultures of the Himalayas.

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Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Director: Harry Pollard
Year: 1927

Harriet Beecher Stowe's famous novelization of the harsh realities of slavery was a catalyst for the anti-slavery movement and remains a landmark in American literature. Seen today, the sincerity of director Harry Pollard's handsomely produced 1927 drama outweigh the conventions of its story. All told, this "lost" production remains a fascinating cinematic bridge between the 19th century barnstorming theatrical tradition and the new freedom of the feature film... as well as a cultural bridge between African-American and white popular entertainments.

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The Wanderers

The Wanderers

Director: Philip Kaufman
Year: 1979

Based on the acclaimed first novel by Richard Price (The Night Of), Philip Kaufman's The Wanderers follows the exploits of the eponymous Italian-American gang in the Bronx in 1963, just before the country underwent profound change.  New 2K restoration!

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A Farewell To Arms (1932)

A Farewell To Arms (1932)

Director: Frank Borzage
Year: 1932

An Academy Award nominee for Best Picture, A FAREWELL TO ARMS is a ravishing adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's legendary novel, starring Gary Cooper (High Noon) as Lt. Frederic Henry, a young ambulance driver for the Italian army in WWI, more interested in chasing women than the enemy. When seeking cover during an air raid, he encounters Nurse Catherine Barkley (a radiant Helen Hayes), and the world shifts under his feet.

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Faust (Alexander Sokurov)

Faust (Alexander Sokurov)

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Year: 2011

From acclaimed director Alexander Sokurov (RUSSIAN ARK, THE SUN), FAUST is an hallucinatory period piece set in the early 19th century and inspired by Goethe's famous play. Comic, cosmic, painterly and stunningly beautiful scenes unfold as the Devil takes Faust on a strange, unforgettable journey.

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I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Director: Raoul Peck
Year: 2016

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is an examination of racism in America through the lens of James Baldwin’s unfinished book, REMEMBER THIS HOUSE. Intended as an account of the lives of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr., each of whom James Baldwin personally knew, only a 30-page manuscript of the book was ever completed. Combining Baldwin’s manuscript with footage of depictions of African-Americans throughout American history, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO uses Baldwins words to illuminate the pervasiveness of American racism and the efforts to curtail it, from the civil rights movement to #BlackLivesMatter. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism.

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