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Ashik Kerib (remastered)

Ashik Kerib (remastered)

Director: Sergei Paradjanov
Year: 1988

From Sergei Paradjanov, one of the most acclaimed and experimental directors of the Soviet cinema, comes Ashik Kerib, a 19th century romantic tale evocatively brought to life.

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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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The Saga of Gosta Berling

The Saga of Gosta Berling

Director: Mauritz Stiller
Year: 1924

The Saga of Gösta Berling -- the film that made Greta Garbo a star -- has been restored to its proper luster by the Swedish Film Institute.

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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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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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Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One

Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One

Director: Miguel Gomes
Year: 2015

In Portugal- one European country in crisis- a film director proposes to build fictional stories from the miserable reality he is immersed in. However, failing to find meaning in his work, he cowardly runs away and leaves the beautiful Scheherazade to stand in his shoes. She will require enthusiasm and courage so as not to bore the King with sad stories of this country. As nights go past, restlessness leads to desolation and in turn to enchantment. Therefore Scheherazade organizes the stories she tells the King in three volumes. She begins like this: "It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that in a sad country among all countries...".

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The Belle of Amherst

The Belle of Amherst

Director: Charles Dubin
Year: 1976

Julie Harris gives a luminous portrayal as Emily Dickinson, the first woman of American letters, in this reprise of the production that won her a Tony Award. "There is no actress more magical than Julie Harris." - Rex Reed .

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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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Winter in the Blood

Winter in the Blood

Director: Alex Smith, Andrew Smith
Year: 2013

This Native American tale encases its audiences in intrigue and adventure while peeling back the layers of a painfully familiar man, Virgil First Raise, who wakes up in a ditch with a shiner and a hangover just to find out that his wife has left him. Desperate and broken, he sets out to find her -- beginning a hi-line spiritual odyssey filled with inebriated encounters, sexual skirmishes, and nostalgic illusions.

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