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What is Democracy?

What is Democracy?

Director: Astra Taylor
Year: 2018

Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted.

Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor.

Featuring a diverse cast—including celebrated theorists, trauma surgeons, activists, factory workers, asylum seekers, and former prime ministers—this urgent film connects the past and the present, the emotional and the intellectual, the personal and the political, in order to provoke and inspire. If we want to live in democracy, we must first ask what the word even means.

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Makala

Makala

Director: Emmanuel Gras
Year: 2018

Featuring stunning cinematography, Makala (Swahili for "charcoal") is a powerful testament to one man's commitment to his family, and his endurance in working to provide them with a brighter future.

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The Atomic Cafe

The Atomic Cafe

Director: Pierce Rafferty , Jayne Loader , Kevin Rafferty
Year: 1982

This darkly funny and eerily relevant 1982 cult classic about how to stop worrying and love the bomb is pieced together from government-produced educational and training films, newsreels and advertisements. Presented in a sparkling 4K digital restoration.

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Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

Director:
Year: 2018

This important collection of new 2K and 4K restorations shines a light on the contributions of women filmmakers in shaping the language of early cinema. Includes work by Lois Weber, Alice Guy-Blaché, and Zora Neale Hurston. Produced in collaboration with the Library of Congress.

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The Goddesses of Food

The Goddesses of Food

Director: Vérane Frédiani
Year: 2018

In November of 2013, TIME Magazine released an international cover story called “The Gods of Food”. Unfortunately, not a single female chef appeared on the list. The new documentary, THE GODDESSES OF FOOD is here to change popular perception.

In the male dominated food universe, discover the women changing the game on all levels. Presenting the best female chefs, including multi-Michelin star chefs Dominique Crenn and Barbara Lync, and introducing rising new stars and those making incredible food in all corners of the world. GODDESSES OF FOOD is a global journey exploring female strength in gastronomy.

Prominent chefs and journalists investigate what holds women chefs back in the modern mediated world of cuisine and what needs to be done to change the way women in the food industry are viewed and covered in the press. Featuring Michelin chefs and sommeliers from USA, France, Italy, UK, Spain.

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Personal Problems

Personal Problems

Director: Bill Gunn
Year: 1980

This entirely African American-conceived and produced ensemble drama is the result of a collaboration of a pair of pioneering Black artists: writer Ishmael Reed and filmmaker Bill Gunn, who wrote and directed the underground classic Ganja & Hess and wrote the screenplay for Hal Ashby's The Landlord

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Custody

Custody

Director: Xavier Legrand
Year: 2018

A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the center in this tense family drama that will keep audiences guessing and leave them with their hearts in their throats.

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Filmworker

Filmworker

Director: Tony Zierra
Year: 2018

After starring as Lord Bullingdon in Barry Lyndon, Leon Vitali gave up his acting career to toil in obscurity as Stanley Kubrick’s devoted aide-de-camp. This candid, often funny, and sometimes shocking documentary offers a singular perspective on a creative genius.

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Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers

Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers

Director:
Year: 1988

Forty years ago, renowned scholar Joseph Campbell sat down with veteran journalist Bill Moyers for a series of interviews that became one of the most enduringly popular programs ever on PBS.

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The Divine Order

The Divine Order

Director: Petra Volpe

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote. Uplifting and crowd-pleasing, this charming, captivating film is a time-capsule that could not be more timely.

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